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Wayside Inn

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Pledge Square | 48 Main Street, Knysna 6571, South Africa
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Ranked #18 of 29 hotels in Knysna
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
AndreBen Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Establishment needs a lot of revamp to really qualify for a 3 star grading. The rooms are not what is expected of 3* establishment. Can do with a bar fridge in room and two ply toilet paper. No information brochure in room and my request for another pillow did not materialise after requests. Muffins was burned on first day... More

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really good welcome from Gerald.Wayside gave good quality service and is ideally situated in Knysna for amenities,shops,etc.Breakfasts on the verandah gave plenty choice and nicely served. Would come back here again.

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Wales U.K.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Made very welcome by the new manageress. Lovely breakfast, and good clean rooms. Stayed here about 15 years ago and liked it then too! Just far enough away from the busy road to be nice and quiet at night.

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Berlin, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

we have had a wonderful breakfirst, one of he best ever had in a hotel, warm wellcome and stay, individualized and friendly care, family atmosphere with the possibility of special requests, very good and convenient location,

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south africa
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10 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

My m-in-law stayed for 5 nights. She was very happy with everything. Despite advertising that there is someone on duty 24hrs a day - there was a lot of noise coming from the hotel guests well into the night. Maybe a little firmer management would help to stop this. Thank you to Christopher for taking Mom under his wing.

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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We experienced such friendly and hospitable service from understanding staff. The room was cosy and comfortable. Walking distance from the knysna waterfront makes it ideal!. The breakfast was also gourmet and first class !

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East London, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

There are so many things wrong I can make a list: 1) The welcome was very mediocre - just handed us our keys and showed us the door to our room (probably didn't want to be present when we saw the room). 2) TV while advertised as having 1 DSTV channel has some random channel which is changed by someone... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

I stay at the Wayside Inn every time my job takes me to Knysna and I've never been disappointed with the service and my stay. The beds are extremely comfortable and the location is central making it easy to to just park your car and walk the town.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

The hotel owner was very pleasant and helpful in a quite non assuming way. The night staff were very welcoming too and friendly. The area of the hotel is handy for visiting other local tourist spots. There is work in progress by the owner on the hotel and the current improvements are to a good standard. The breakfast was very... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

We rocked up in Knysna late, and found this place in the guide book. It was really cheap but the room was fab. The bathroom was clean and big, and the bed was really comfortable. Gerald on reception was really helpful in advising us where to eat, and we headed down to the Waterfront which was about a 10min walk.... More

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Additional Information about Wayside Inn

Address: Pledge Square | 48 Main Street, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 29 hotels in Knysna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Wayside Inn 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Wayside Inn is an elegant Guest House nestled in the heart of Knysna which offers visitors quality accommodation and personal but discreet service. We are only meters away from variety of restaurants, shops, banks, supermarkets and a short walk to ferry departures and Knysna Quays Waterfront. We offer 24 hour management and ample secure parking. Wayside Inn centrally situated in Knysna the pearl of the Garden Route between Indian Ocean, Outeniqua Mountains and Knysna Lagoon which is home to the endangered Knysna Seahorse and many species of fish. All rooms have: • heating and ceiling fans/air conditioning • showers en-suite • Tea and coffee making facilities. • TV with SABC and 1 DSTV channel. A scrumptious buffet style breakfast - consisting of fresh fruit, yoghurt, home-made muesli, muffins, sweet pastries with cheese and preserves is served on our breakfast patio or if you prefer in your room through a secret panel in the door from 7.30am. We also offer bacon and eggs with toast and of course coffee, tea and fruit juice. ... more   less 
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