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The Alexander

5.0 of 5 Guest house   |   30 Glenview Road | Pilot's View, The Heads, Knysna, South Africa
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Ranked #5 of 99 Knysna B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
EJH15 Southampton, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff very friendly and welcoming Very comfortable accommodation, communal areas beautifully arranged, and bedrooms all with great ocean views Amazing breakfast Would definitely go back we were sorry to leave!

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Wayne A, General Manager at The Alexander, responded to this review

Hello Karen, It was an absolute pleasure to read that you enjoyed your experience at The Alexander House, Knysna. We look forward to welcoming you someday soon again and thank you for sharing your experience on Tripadvisor. Kind regards, TRAVIS. More

Brentwood, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A luxury Guest House with stunning views, great accommodation, wonderful breakfast, all provided by Wayne and his great team. There is a message on the front door which says ' arrive as guests and leave as friends' and that summed up our experience. The real personal touch, and nothing is too much trouble, from a first night dinner reservation made... More

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Wayne A, General Manager at The Alexander, responded to this review

Good day, Thank you fro sharing your experience at The Alexander House, Knysna, on Tripadvisor. We are so happy to read that you enjoyed your stay at The Alexander House and hope to be welcoming you back someday soon. Kind regards, TRAVIS. More

Durbanville, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staying @ The Alexander was all worth it. It has a beautiful view and beautiful and interesting décor. The breakfast display is awesome with all sorts of interesting food you would not expect at any breakfast buffet. The friendly and helpful staff made our stay pleasant.

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Wayne A, General Manager at The Alexander, responded to this review

Hello Ilze, Thank you for sharing your experience at The Alexander House with Tripadvisor. It was an absolute pleasure having you stay at The Alexander House. It is always very rewarding to read that our guests have enjoyed their stay and the service they receive at The Alexander House. We look forward to welcoming you back someday soon. Kind regards,... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This cliff top luxury B&B features wonderful rooms with gorgeous views and an excellent staff team led by owner Wayne Alexander. They think of everything, including extra binoculars to watch the dolphins and whales, a phenomenal breakfast buffet, pre-bookings at the best dinner spots, and complimentary chauffeur to take you back and forth on the steep winding streets. A perfect... More

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Wayne A, General Manager at The Alexander, responded to this review

Hello Denis & Marianne, Thank you for sharing your experience at The Alexander House with Tripadvisor. It is appreciated when we read how our guests have enjoyed The Alexander House, Knysna. It was an absolute pleasure hosting you both at The Alexander House and we look forward to welcoming you back someday soon. Kind regards, TRAVIS. More

Johannesburg, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

If it is views, service and pampering you are after this is the place to stay! First, the GM Travis was amazing - he immediately made us feel welcome and at home, his professionalism and attention to detail is amazing. No request was too much for him to assist with. The passionate, well traveled owner, Wayne, brings his international flair... More

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Wayne A, General Manager at The Alexander, responded to this review

Hello Thumper234, Thank you for sharing your experience at The Alexander House through the revue on Tripadvisor. I have printed the revue and showed the team who all smiled as they read it. It is very rewarding to read that you have had a good experience at The Alexander House. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Alexander... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

This Guest House has the most amazing view of the Knysna heads and the ocean. The rooms are luxurious and comfortable and fitted with all the mod cons that you might wish for, fire places, huge showers and many more. The breakfast has a large choice and the staff go out of their way to cater to your every whim... More

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Wayne A, Manager at The Alexander, responded to this review

Good day Maria, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at The Alexander House, Knysna. It was an absolute pleasure having you and Arnold stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back someday soon. Kind regards, TRAVIS. More

Oslo, Norway
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Wane,Travis and the rest of the crew went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable. The place is a treasure with design and art from the owners many travels. Very nice breakfast a well stocked bar with special wine. A shuttle to recommended restaurants for dinner. Just could not be better

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Wayne A, Manager at The Alexander, responded to this review

Hello Dag, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at The Alexander House on Trip Advisor. I have shared your revue with the entire team and it put a smile on everybody's faces to know that you appreciated your experience at The Alexander House, Knysna. We look forward to being of service in the future and to... More

Geneva-Switzerland
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

From the moment you arrive and see the sign on the door saying "Come as guests and leave as friends", you taken care of by Wayne, the owner and Travis, the manager and their staff. This B&B is a real feast for your eyes. Every detail of the decoration was lovingly chosen by Wayne. The penthouse suite (Royal Suite or... More

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Wayne A, General Manager at The Alexander, responded to this review

Hello Gigi, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience at The Alexander House with Trip advisor. It means the world to all of us to read this revue and to know that you enjoyed your stay at The Alexander House, Knysna. The entire team has read your review and it sent smiles all the way... More

Zurich, Switzerland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Working in the industry we are probably more sensitive than others and we have to say that this B&B is extraordinary. On our whole trip this was the one who had the best service level. They paid attention to every little thing - nothing was missing in the room or at the breakfast buffet. And on the top: the free... More

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Wayne A, General Manager at The Alexander, responded to this review

Dear Guests, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a revue regarding your experience at The Alexander House, Knysna. We appreciate it very much and we all look forward to welcoming you back someday, soon. Kind regards, From Wayne and The Alexander House team. More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We stayed at the alexander at Valentine's Day and we had the royal honeymoon suite. I travel alot but I've never stayed somewhere as good as at the Alexander!! The royal suite is absolutely superb, you cannot fault anything in the suite. Almost everything you can think of, it was available in the suite or you could get it downstairs.... 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*
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Perched in a prime position on the spectacular Knynsa Heads with panoramic views of the Indian Ocean from the middle and top decks of the house, The Alexander takes style, ambiance and personal service to new heights. Each of our six suites and rooms has been individually created using lavish furnishings, decorations and objects d’art to provide guests with a uniquely sensual environment for relaxation and recreation. From the moment you are offered a complimentary welcome drink on arrival you can expect to be pampered. ... more   less 
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