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The Rex Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   8 Gray Street, Knysna 6570, South Africa
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Ranked #15 of 28 hotels in Knysna
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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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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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for a couple of nights in one of the 2 bedroom apartments. It was fantastic, very spacious and well appointed, just right for our family including 2 children aged 17 & 11. Location is very handy for the Quays area with all it's cafés and eateries, but not too far from town either.

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Gauteng, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Won a 2 night stay for two, asked them if i could bring my two year old son, they said yes. Service was brilliant, restaurant was nice, room was modern and classy, a little cramped though. Parking was a little dodgy but thats because they were renovating... All in all we really enjoyed it, as well as the walks up... More

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Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect location very close to the waterfront,spacious rooms very well decorated with great views,very friendly and helpful staff and excellent breakfast!Was a pleasure to stay here.Loved it totally!!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Incredible. Standard room with tub in bed area. No shower. Near to watherfront Save Access to hotel and rooms Poor breakfast and no reposition of products People charm but without answer to shower mistery

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We stayed here over the Knysna Oyster Festival in winter. Great location for being close to the Waterfront and the marathon literally ends within 1km from the hotel. As a group of 6 friends we all loved our rooms and thought the hotel was great for our purpose. One could get much better views elsewhere but if comfort and room... More

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45 reviews 45 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The Hotel is very central and stylish. The suites are roomy and the big windows create great spaciousness. The suites is fitted with kitchen facilities, but the standard rooms does not has even have a fridge, and all the other 4* hotels we have been to, at least has a fridge, so that was quite a let down.

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11 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The hotel is very contemporary looking--almost cold feeling, but it had what is necessary--comfortable bed, clean and very spacious living area. We were only there for one night but have nothing bad to say about the staff, or suite. Breakfast was very good. We arrived with very little time to enjoy the waterfront--there was a school group playing wooden instruments... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We had a pleasant overnight stay in the Rex Hotel en route from Stellenbosch to Port Elizabeth. It had a the facilities we required after the long drive. A hot shower, Tea and coffee and a comfortable room. Breakfast was delicious.

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

Dear Lynda H, Many thanks for your kind words. I am delighted to hear that you had a pleasant stay with us. We look forward to seeing you back in the near future. Yours Sincerely, Masuda Mohamed More

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98 reviews 98 reviews
33 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The Rex was good, clean, nice room, good room facilities. Staff was friendly and helpful. Location was the BEST, few minutes walking from the waterfront. Breakfast was good but the coffee was not. The room had a balcony but without chairs! My only issue was this: in the room there was a window next to the door which opens to... More

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

Dear Hietham, Many thanks for your comments on trip advisor. With regards to the outside furniture, I will most certainly pass your comments onto the owners for consideration. We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the not too distant future. Yours Sincerely, Masuda Mohamed More

Groningen, The Netherlands
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

O wat a relaxing room we have. Clean, Nice room, good bed, Nice shower, Nice people, good service. Nothing to complain about. Next time Knysna must be te Rex Hotel!! ......................................

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

Dear BartenWilmar, Many thanks for your comments and the great feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future. Yours Sincerely, Masuda Mohamed More

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Address: 8 Gray Street, Knysna 6570, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — The Rex Hotel 4*
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One of Knysna’s most elegant and sophisticated accommodation offerings, The Rex Hotel promises its guests superior service and exceptional comfort. Located on the World Famous Garden Route, The Rex Hotel is one of the most exhilarating getaways in its class. Capturing the essence of four-star luxury, the impeccably appointed Rex Hotel offers travelers a gateway to world-class restaurants, blossoming forests and the shores of the serene lagoon. ... more   less 
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