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The Rex Hotel

4.0 of 5
8 Gray Street, Knysna 6570, South Africa
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Ranked #19 of 30 Hotels in Knysna
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sue T Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were met at arrival, shown our parking and through to reception by helpful staff.Wide corridors with lots of light led through to our apartments which were delightfully decorated. Hotel is central and in a good area, with big balconies . Cafe style breakfasts were leisurely with plenty of food, as an added bonus were able to eat outside in... More 

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Masuda M, General Manager at The Rex Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sue T, I am delighted to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us. Your comments are valued and this motivates us in striving for guest satisfaction at all times. We look forward to welcoming you back. Yours Sincerely, Masuda Mohamed More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here twice in March, on the way to and from PE when driving the garden route. Both times we had a very large, modern, clean room. Beds were nice and the facilities in the room were great. The breakfast in the attached cafe was very good (especially the fresh fruit), and was varied and plentiful. Hotel is a 5... More 

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Masuda M, General Manager at The Rex Hotel, responded to this review

Dear iain_scott81, I am delighted to hear such great feedback as we strive for guest satisfaction at all times. Our spacious rooms and perfect location allows for a comfortably stay. I am happy to hear that our breakfast was enjoyable. I will most certainly pass your comments onto Martha as positive comments are what motivate the staff in giving there... More 

Haslemere, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at the Rex Hotel for two nights whilst driving along the garden route. We had a large well equipped two bedroom apartment with a balcony overlooking the road. Beds very comfortable and lovely bathrooms. Breakfast was served in the cafe outside reception and was very nice with plenty of choice. A few minutes walk to the waterfront with souvenir... More 

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Masuda M, General Manager at The Rex Hotel, responded to this review

Dear stel041, Many thanks for completing a review on tripadvisor and sharing your experience with our viewers. Our spacious rooms allow our guests a comfortable stay and our location is perfect for strolls to the waterfront or shopping malls. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon. Yours Sincerely, Masuda Mohamed More 

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here for one night and we were very impressed by all aspects. Check in was quick and efficient, the hotel was clean and modern. We stayed in the twin interconnecting room and it had been made up as a double as requested. The room was clean and comfortable with a nice shower and large freestandingbath... More 

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Masuda M, General Manager at The Rex Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jane R, Thank you for posting a review on tripadvisor. I am happy to hear that your experience at The Rex Hotel was pleasant. Our spacious and well equipped room makes for a comfortable stay and home away from home. We look forward to seeing you soon again. Yours Sincerely, Masuda Mohamed More 

Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thinking we were staying in a normal Hotel we were surprised to find a wonderfully appointed apartment, whilst it was Bed and Breakfast it was so close to the waterfront breakfast or dinner was not a problem. We were lucky to find we were allocated to a corner apartment with two balcony's, a huge lounge and a wonderful bedroom. Downside... More 

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Masuda M, General Manager at The Rex Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Clifford P, Many thanks for sharing your experience at The Rex Hotel on tripadvisor. I am delighted to hear that we have exceeded your expectations and that you had a wonderful stay with us. With regards to the bar, we have implemented a mini bar which will be stocked on the guests request. We look forward to welcoming you... More 

Stellenbosch
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had only intended to stay in Knysna for a couple of days but the beautiful rooms and wonderful staff seduced us into staying for four extra nights. We knew that other hotels on our planned route were unlikely to come up to the same standard and found that Knysna is ideal for exploring the whole area and that there... More 

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Masuda M, General Manager at The Rex Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest P, Many thanks for taking the time to post a review on tripadvisor. I am delighted to hear that you had a wonderful stay with us and that the staff was able to offer you the standard of service that we strive to offer our guests at all times. Once again many thanks for the positive feedback. Yours... More 

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Modern hotel ideally situated close to The Knysna Waterfront. Bedrooms large light and comfortable. Sleep quality excellent. Breakfast offering a good choice and served either inside or out. Have stayed here twice in the past month. And would return. During load shedding, candles were placed in the turn of the stairs which was really inadequate. Need some strong torches.

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Masuda M, General Manager at The Rex Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Joan W, Many thanks for sharing your experience at The Rex Hotel on tripadvisor. I am pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable stay with us. We will most certainly look into getting adequate lighting during the load shedding. We look forward to welcoming you back. Yours Sincerely, Masuda Mohamed More 

Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Excellent location, new and very well designed hotel. Staff is very friendly, very good breakfast. They have cute and well designed patio were you can seat outside and have a breakfast. the patio surrounded by nice shops our wives had liked very much. The hotel is within short working distance to the waterfront.

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Masuda M, General Manager at The Rex Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sasha L, Thank you for choosing to stay at The Rex Hotel. I am happy to hear that you have had a pleasant stay with us. We do hope that you would come and visit us again soon and that the wives could come and enjoy some shopping at our boutique shops. Yours Sincerely, Masuda Mohamed More 

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68 reviews 68 reviews
18 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We were there for 4 days, and was sad to leave. The rooms are very modern, clean and spacious, it felt like home away from home. Well decorated. It is walking distance from almost everything and we had a fabulous time. Will definetly recommend this to anyone,

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Masuda M, General Manager at The Rex Hotel, responded to this review

Dear voyagersolo, Thank you for posting a review. I am delighted to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future. Yours Sincerely, Masuda Mohamed More 

Rustenburg, South Africa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

First impressions are most important, and we were put off by the state of the reception carpet, desk, and stuff lying around in the entrance. Fortunately, the experience improved, the room was delightful, light and airy with good decorations. It is well located in the centre of town, so everywhere is within walking distance. Undercover onsite parking is a bonus.

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Masuda M, General Manager at The Rex Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Paul B, Many thanks for completing a review. We have noted your comments and the owners are in the process of redoing the reception area. We look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future. Yours Sincerely, Masuda Mohamed More 

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