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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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Leicester
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88 reviews 88 reviews
27 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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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
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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
8 helpful votes 8 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 

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Stayed here for 1 night in April 2014. The accommodation has its own onsite parking, and they allowed us to leave our car there even after checking out so we could do our own thing. The location is right in the centre of town, so walking to the marina, shops, restaurants, etc is easy. The staff were very friendly and... More 

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Lovely, quaint, relaxed hotel with a really friendly owner, made us feel very welcome ! Really convenient and walking distance to the Waterfront, lovely shopping, restaurants, etc. Would stay here again.

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Broederstroom, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Rooms in total state of disrepair, and staff grumpy when telling them so. Laundry service lost my socks and shorts, and burned my jeans. They refused to take accountability for problem. Room had spiders and cockroaches. When moving into room, there were no light bulbs and these were inserted on request. Blinds were broken and could not be left open... More 

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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

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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