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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 #19 of 28 hotels in Knysna
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014
IrradiatingRef London, United Kingdom
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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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London, United Kingdom
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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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5 hotel reviews
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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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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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Inverness, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

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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3 hotel reviews
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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
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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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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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Address: Pledge Square | 48 Main Street, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Wayside Inn 3*
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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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