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Knysna Manor House

0.4 km from Knysna centre
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  • Breakfast included
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19 Fichat Street | Garden Route, Knysna 6571, South Africa
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Reviewed 13 January 2015 via mobile

I would really recommend Knysna Manor for a great family holiday. They even arranged for a cot for my 6mths old baby in our room. Their rooms are very spacious, friendly staff and a great breakfast. As a family we enjoyed splashing around in their pool which is a nice size for kids. They have safe parking & a beautiful...

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KnysnaManorHouse, Owner at Knysna Manor House, responded to this review

Hi Pat, Thank you for your kind words on this review site. I am glad that you found the guesthouse up to standard. The pool is ideal for cooling off and I it makes us glad that guests like yourself find it ideal. Brenda does go out of her way to be friendly towards guests, and tries her best to...

Paris, France
Reviewed 9 January 2015

Our welcome was a bit harsh, but later on it turned out that the old lady host couldn't hear well. We had the choice between a very small room with a tiny balcony or a larger one which was rather gloomy. As we spent 5 nights there and like to sit outside we took the one with more light. But...

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KnysnaManorHouse, Owner at Knysna Manor House, responded to this review

Hi Cinderella We thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. I was unaware that the elderly manager was short of hearing. I am also a bit worried about the smells that you associated with the guesthouse. I understand about the smell of bacon cooking in the morning, because as you know, breakfast is offered, but with...

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 7 January 2015

The accomodation was fine, it's just not a very child friendly B&B. We had to try and keep our 2 year old quiet as we were requested to by the owner as i don't think they were used to or understood what kids are like.

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KnysnaManorHouse, Owner at Knysna Manor House, responded to this review

Hi Carl, I apologise that you didn't think the guesthouse was child friendly. I must admit that with the wooden floors, noises are amplified, and if children (I am a mother, so I know how they love to stomp about) stomp about, it does tend to sound louder than it normally would. I am glad that you took the time...

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 6 January 2015

The Knysna Manor Lodge is fantastic. Clean rooms, bathrooms and the service is brilliant. The staff are efficient and friendly. The owner is a warm and welcoming host. We stayed there over the Christmas holidays and she even managed to get us a dinner booking for Christmas Day at JJ's which was full! Within quick distance to all sights in...

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KnysnaManorHouse, Owner at Knysna Manor House, responded to this review

It is always good to hear that our guests are happy with what Knysna Manor House has to offer. Glad that you and your family were happy. Brenda is brilliant with the guests, and I am happy that she managed to get you a dinner reservation when the town is really buzzing. Look forward to welcoming you back to our...

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 5 January 2015

We spent 2 nights at the guesthouse with my family during December 2014 , the guesthouse is super clean , has comfy beds , nice bathrooms , safe parking , breakfast is really good , has a lovely deck with a view to the Knysna Lagoon , the hosts are really nice and always making sure you have everything you...

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KnysnaManorHouse, Owner at Knysna Manor House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review Knysna Manor House on Tripadvisor. Glad that everything was up to standard, and that it was everything that you expect from a guesthouse. Brenda and Anthony are amazing hosts, and I am so happy that you found them to be helpful. Happy also that everything was clean and tidy, as...

Pretoria
Reviewed 5 January 2015

We stayed at the Knysna Manor House with my family for two nights during the december holidays , the hosts are wonderful people , the guesthouse is close to shopping centres and restaurants , is safe , beds are comfortable and the breakfast is really good.

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KnysnaManorHouse, Owner at Knysna Manor House, responded to this review

Hi Lina, We are so glad that you chose Knysna Manor House for part of your December holiday. Happy that you enjoyed your stay, and hope to see you return to visit us again soon. Kind regards Gail Dalton

Stockholm County, Sweden
Reviewed 28 December 2014

The Knysna Manor Guest House is located very centrally but very quit as well. The rooms was furnished in old style and very generous in size. Excellent breakfast. The host was very friendly and helpful.

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KnysnaManorHouse, Owner at Knysna Manor House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Knysna Manor House on Tripadvisor. We always welcome guest reviews, and appreciate your honest opinion. The rooms are spacious, although furnished in the style of the house, and I do agree that everyone loves the breakfasts. Kind regards Gail Dalton

Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 December 2014

Very nice place. The rooms were clean, the breakfast good. The owners were very concerned about our safety when we decided to walk to the restaurant and as we were two women she got the manager of the restaurant to walk us back when we had finished our meal.

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KnysnaManorHouse, Owner at Knysna Manor House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us on Tripadvisor. Our managers, Brenda and Anthony certainly do take the safety of our guests to heart, and I am glad that they voiced their concern about two ladies walking late at night. Kind regards Gail Dalton Owner Knysna Manor House

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Reviewed 12 November 2014

I took a young couple from Singapore (who were on a country-wide tour with us) to Knysna where we stayed at Knysna Manor house. We found the venue to be very clean and comfortable. The owners are very pleasant, hospitable and keen to offer assistance with advice about local attractions Pete Lees Cruiselite Tours and Safaris

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KnysnaManorHouse, Owner at Knysna Manor House, responded to this review

Hi Pete, Thank you for taking the time to review us, especially as you are a tour operator, and can really give a good perspective of accommodations. I am glad that your guests from overseas were comfortable, and that you, yourself enjoyed your visit. We look forward to hosting you and your guests in the future. Gail Dalton

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Reviewed 12 November 2014

Unfortunately we only had time for a one night stay. The Knysna Manor House is a really nice place, with big and clean rooms. The hosts are so friendly and gave us very helpful hints, what to do. We also enjoyed the delicious breakfast. You could get to the city center in 3 Minutes, so it's no problem to go...

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Hi Alexandra, We are also sorry that your stay was only for one night. We are centrally located, and it is great to be able to walk into town to the restaurants. I would advise guests to ask Brenda to arrange for a shuttle home though. Anthony is always available to advise guests on the history of Knysna and Brenda...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Knysna Manor House is a 3 star, AA Highly Recommended Knysna guesthouse offering B&B accommodation on the Garden Route. It is a unique Bed and Breakfast that combines the charm of times gone by with modern amenities. Built in 1896, the guest house was the original home of the mayor of Knysna and was converted into a B&B in the 1980's. Knysna Manor House guesthouse is housed in a charming Victorian mansion located in the centre of town, overlooking the stunning Knysna Lagoon and is within a 2-5 minute walk of local shops, banks, craft markets, restaurants and the Knysna Waterfront. This Knysna accommodation consists of 13 en-suite rooms that have all been lovingly furnished and equipped with modern amenities including tea trays, a hairdryer (availale at reception), heaters, fans, additional blankets, tea/coffee making facilities. The majority of these rooms have a mini fridge. We have now opened up a self catering flat, which can accommodate two adults and two children. Guests can enjoy "Free Wi-Fi" Internet access in public areas, and in some rooms. We are working with the service provider to hopefully have the entire guesthouse wi-fi enabled. Breakfast is served from 7 - 9 either in the breakfast room, or on the deck overlooking the Knysna Lagoon. The deck offers guests stunning views of the Knysna Lagoon and Knysna Heads, and is a quiet place to end the day after finishing one of the many day trips around Knysna. These include the hauntingly beautiful Tsitsikamma National Park, Wilderness, Oudtshoorn, George and Plettenberg Bay. We are a 3 Star, AA Highly Recommended accommodation provider. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Knysna Manor House

Address: 19 Fichat Street | Garden Route, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Price Range: $65 - $124 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Knysna Manor House 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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