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The Alexander

5.0 of 5 30 Glenview Road | Pilot's View, The Heads, Knysna, South Africa
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We loved it here! You're always nervous booking accommodation from a web site eight months ahead but from the first email exchange we felt good about it! Travis was so helpful and at his suggestion he booked all our golf in advance to ensure we played where and when we wanted (the courses get very busy!). The house is stunning,... More 

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Cologne, Germany
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

we stayed our 2nd time at the alexander guesthouse and it was fantastic again! Location, view, staff, service...all 1st class!!! We will surely come back, promised! But only when Travis will send me the ingredients for there fantastic home-made cereal... :-)

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
27 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Booked a single night stay as part of our trip along the garden route partly to fit our other venues and partly because of availability - this place is popular (for good reason). The accommodation is luxurious- we stayed in the Pilot Suite which has breath taking views over the ocean. In truth it would be easy to spend days... More 

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Bray, berkshire
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What an amazing place. From the minute you walk in to Alexander House you know this is no ordinary guest house. Looking through the amazing spiral staircase you're faced with views of the the Indian Ocean. Check in was great with a welcome drink from Travis. We stayed in the Royal Suite & sitting in the hot tub overlooking the... More 

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
21 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in The Alexander for three nights as part of our 30th wedding anniversary trip to South Africa, and we wish we had booked for seven. We were welcomed by Travis, and drink in hand were shown around this beautiful property overlooking the Indian ocean before being shown to our room which was the Oyster. Travis also recommended several... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing place to stay while in Knysna. Great facilities, great staff not to mention the breakfast which was fantastic. The room is very confortable and beautiful with an outside deck. Also, a chauffer is available to drive you to dinners.

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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We absolutely loved our stay here. Everyone was so friendly and helpful.The rooms are so beautiful and the attention to detail is just wonderful!!! We even managed to have an excursion on the owners boat with bubbles and sushi... Such a treat!! Also, the dinner recommendations are wonderful and they offer a fab service of driving you there and back.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely house with excellent standard and decor and with wonderful wiews over the Ocean.. Extraordinar breakfast. Free shuttlebus to the center of Knysna in the evenings. Warm and welcoming service and hosting by the landlords. A place that you are looking forward to come back to.

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Ketton, England
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174 reviews 174 reviews
66 hotel reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I cannot find a superlative that adequately describes this truly fantastic guest house. Sitting high over the mouth of the river, the setting is stunning, and so is the interior. The Alexander has been created with passion by the owner, Wayne Alexander, and his team led by Travis. Stepping inside the front door, our first view was of an elegant,... More 

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We started off our 16day african holiday at the Alexander, we we're welcomed by Travis, and soon we had a complimentary drink in our hands! The enthousiasm that Travis showed in giving us the grand tour of this beautiful and stunning guest house was just amazing! We had an Upperdeck room on the left when you go up the status... More 

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Address: 30 Glenview Road | Pilot's View, The Heads, Knysna, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Alexander 5*
Number of rooms: 6
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