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Wayside Inn

Pledge Square | 48 Main Street, Knysna 6571, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 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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Delhi
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked in Wayside Inn as the other places we were looking at were fully booked. We wanted a centrally located reasonably priced place as we were staying only 1 night...we reached around 12pm & left early the next morning. Location wise it's convenient just off the N2, set back from the road in a sort of cul de sac... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Recently with new management, the Wayside Inn is conveniently located literally in the heart of Knysna town centre, on the N2. Situated back from the main road a little, this charming bed & breakfast is an ideal and affordable accommodation establishment for those looking to thoroughly explore the Garden Route. When I climbed the stairs (it's a two story building)... More 

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Trish T, General Manager at Wayside Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. It was a pleasure having you here and was so amazing to hear of all the places you have visited. Thanks again More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Stayed for 5 nights, great friendly staff, very good location. Rooms are a little small & the breakfast needs to be slightly 'tweeked'. Free parking which makes things slightly easier Nice stay in general

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Trish T, General Manager at Wayside Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We reopened the Knysna Wayside Inn in November and appreciate all the comments. Thank you More 

Cullinan, South Africa
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107 reviews 107 reviews
40 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The street traffic and beggars kept me from getting a good night's sleep. The air conditioning was not working properly and guests inside the hotel used the staircase made from wood at a very loud pace. The website should warn one that it is right in town. Although our room was clean my bedside table was breaking loose from the... More 

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Trish T, General Manager at Wayside Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. As you said not for you but we do cater for the people who want to stay in the centre of town within walking distances of all the facilities near by. More 

Leicester
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88 reviews 88 reviews
27 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Stayed here for a couple of nights on our South African trip and thought it was great. Clean, well-situated, good free parking, air-conditioning etc. Staff are polite and helpful and breakfast (served outside) more than adequate. The only reason I haven't given it 5 stars is that the walls are a bit thin so if you happen to get a... More 

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Trish T, General Manager at Wayside Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive comments. Much appreciated. More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I enjoyed my stay at Wayside Inn very much, I'd definitely come back and stay much longer next time. I arrived way before check in time on Saturday but Trish kindly allowed me to check in and took me to my room. I loved the room I was in, had a big balcony and I also really appreciated Trish's honesty... More 

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Trish T, General Manager at Wayside Inn, responded to this review

We are really glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to welcome you back in the near future. Kind regards Trish GM Knysna Wayside Inn More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

A wonderful, Central and very clean wee hotel! Management and staff couldn't be more helpful, friendly and accommodating 😄 Well worth returning to and Good Luck to the New Owners, Management and Staff 🍀 we will be back xxx

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KnysnaWayside, General Manager at Wayside Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive response. We hope you will return and witness that we are striving to improve. More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

This is a central little B&B with easy parking. It is spotlessly clean and very comfortable with friendly, helpful and courteous staff. There are coffee and tea-making facilities in the room and the breakfast - a combination of Continental and full English - is excellent, especially the fresh fruit salad. Nothing is too much trouble, even to ice (in an... More 

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KnysnaWayside, General Manager at Wayside Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive feedback. We do appreciate it. Looking forward to welcoming you back in the future. More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Wayside Inn is a 3 star property, just off the Main Road on Pledge Square in the centre of Knysna. During my stay I met so many new guests who would stay in just for 1 night, on their driving way from Johannesburg to Cape Town. Breakfast is a mixture of continental and English, and staff are really awesome (specially... More 

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KnysnaWayside, General Manager at Wayside Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I have passed your kind words to Tracey. Hope we see you in the near future. Kind regards Trish More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We stayed at the Wayside Inn a few days ago. We did not know that it had been closed for a few months, but our impression is that the new owners and management have done a great job in getting the Wayside Inn back on its feet. The rooms were lovely and clean, staff was friendly and Trish the manager... More 

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KnysnaWayside, General Manager at Wayside Inn, responded to this review

We really appreciate your review on our newly opened premises. We are glad that you where happy with what we have done so far. The positive, constructive comments help us to keep striving to improve daily. Hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back here soon. Kind regards Trish More 

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