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Hotel in Knysna burnt down :( which one to choose

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Hotel in Knysna burnt down :( which one to choose

Hi, we just received the bad news that our hotel in Knysna has been burnt in the bushfires.

The travel company has recommended either The Turbine Hotel or The Rex Hotel.

What are the advantages of one over the other?

Thanks!

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1. Re: Hotel in Knysna burnt down :( which one to choose

I don't know either of those hotels but I thought I'd link this thread: take note of reply #2

https://www.tripadvisor.co.za/ShowTopic-g312…

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2. Re: Hotel in Knysna burnt down :( which one to choose

Thank you. I will most definitely be visiting and staying somewhere in Knysna - just need to pick where!

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Hi Anna.

The Turbine Hotel is lovely and well located but is pricey. The Rex is also well located near the waterfront - not sure when you are traveling but there is currently construction going on right next to the Rex as they building additional rooms. For me you can't go wrong with the Protea Marriott Knysna Quays

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4. Re: Hotel in Knysna burnt down :( which one to choose

Thanks! Will be there for Christmas!

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5. Re: Hotel in Knysna burnt down :( which one to choose

OK that should be fine - construction should be completed by November

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6. Re: Hotel in Knysna burnt down :( which one to choose

Thanks. I'll look at the note you mentioned too. I do want something with a pool.

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7. Re: Hotel in Knysna burnt down :( which one to choose

Turbine Hotel has a lovely sun-facing pool, and close water views. It would be my first choice. It's in a quiet touristic area.

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8. Re: Hotel in Knysna burnt down :( which one to choose

Also look at the beautiful St James. It's right on the water but not walking distance into town.

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9. Re: Hotel in Knysna burnt down :( which one to choose

Thanks! I know I'm sounding a bit precious, but are the pools heated?

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10. Re: Hotel in Knysna burnt down :( which one to choose

For Christmas time you may need some ice cubes for the pool, rather than heating.

I would not bother.

Klaus

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