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The Rex Hotel

8 Gray Street, Knysna 6570, South Africa
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Ranked #17 of 30 Hotels in Knysna
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
RoadTripper143 Somerset West, South Africa
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Somerset West, South Africa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a pity that this was an overnight business trip! With two rooms to my disposal, I felt tempted to set my alarm clock for the middle of the night to change rooms! With absolutely everything I needed, I had nothing left to do but admire and enjoy the exquisite detail in the decor and the beautiful view from my... More 

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

Dear RoadTripper143, Thank you for choosing to stay at The Rex Hotel. Many thanks for sharing your experience on Trip Advisor. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that the Breakfast offering met you expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next trip to the Garden Route. Yours Sincerely, Masuda Mohamed More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited in a group of 6, booked the 2 bedroom apartment(shared between 4 people) and a standard room (shared between 2), the standard room had no curtains/door to the restroom and there is a tub only, no shower which became a little difficult when traveling with family, also a request to change the room called for an additional amount. The... More 

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

Dear Nishant M, Thank you for posting a review on trip advisor. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay at The Rex Hotel. Unfortunately all our standard rooms have open plan bathrooms and therefore we recommend guests to book our Luxury Studio apartments when travelling with family. With regards to the breakfast I am happy to see... More 

Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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39 reviews 39 reviews
6 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We booked a Saturday night stay to avoid driving back from Knysna to Plett after an evening birthday function, so were expecting little more than a clean room with a bed to sleep in. What a revelation! The hotel, 200 metres from the Waterfont, is modern, chic, beautifully architectured, stylishly furnished and classily decorated. We had a suite, but were... More 

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

Dear Mike E, Thank you for sharing your experience at The Rex Hotel on tripadvisor and for choosing to stay with us. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to The Rex Hotel in the not too distant future. Yours Sincerely, Masuda Mohamed More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Arriving at the portico of THE REX in Knysna, I was a tad unsure if this was a good choice, it was not what I expected. The Hotel rooms are all build up from first floor and nothing on the ground, due to the location, which made a lot of sense once you are inside the spacious and well-designed room... More 

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

Dear Archibald N, Thank you for sharing your experience on tripadvisor. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Our spacious rooms allow our guests a comfortable and enjoyable stay. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to The Rex Hotel. Yours Sincerely, Masuda Mohamed More 

Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania
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152 reviews 152 reviews
57 hotel reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

spacious two room suite with full kitchen, king size bed,earth tone décor, hard wood floors, local art and footed tub for your long awaited and relaxing bubble bath!! you could self cater as the SPAR supermarket is about ten minute walk but ten minutes in the opposite direction are restaurants galore! all the staff is friendly and helpful not that... More 

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

Dear AngelaAlaska, Many thanks for sharing your experience on tripadvisor. I am delighted to hear that you had a wonderful stay with us. Our elegant but modern rooms offer our guests a comfortable stay and a superb breakfast. The friendliness and helpfulness of our team strives in making each guests stay a wonderful one. We are looking forward to welcoming... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We visited the Rex hotel in May 2015. The rooms were beautifully decorated, showers were amazing and the location right across the knysna quays. The variety of rooms offered ensure that there's something suitable for anyone. Parking right below the hotel was also a major plus. enjoyed my stay here and was actually sad to leave. Strongly recommended!

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

Dear Priya J, Many thanks for writing a review on tripadvisor. I am delighted to hear that you had a wonderful stay with us. Yes our sophisticated yet elegant hotel caters for individuals as well as families. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon. Thanking you in advance for the recommendations. Yours Sincerely, Masuda Mohamed More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I was part of Mr Gay World this year. Thank you for such great hospitality and fantastic conversations. The breakfasts are out of this world! I'll certainly be back! It is near shopping centres and restaurants. Internet is managed by Always On and not free. I stand corrected. I'd do the trip all over again.

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

Dear Frank M, Many thanks for sharing your experience at The Rex Hotel on tripadvisor. I am delighted to hear that you had a wonderful stay with us. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon. Yours Sincerely, Masuda Mohamed More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Several of us booked in as part of a road trip and felt very pampered by the lovely staff at the hotel. The rooms were great for entertaining and the location is excellent. Funky architecture and well appointed bathrooms kept us all happy campers.

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

Dear James K, Many thanks for writing a review on tripadvisor. I am happy to hear that you had a wonderful stay with us. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon. Yours Sincerely, Masuda Mohamed More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We stayed here for 3 nights. We really enjoyed our stay, but had a few problems that will probably prevent us from returning/recommending the hotel to others. If these things are solved it would be absolutely perfect. The hotel is very conveniently located and is excellently decorated. The hotel itself has charm and the rooms are spacious and well furnished.... More 

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

Dear DaveyP Jones, Many thanks for your feedback. We value all comments received. My sincere apologies for all the inconvenience caused. I can assure you that this is not the standard of The Rex Hotel. Your feedback is important to us as this helps us in striving for guest satisfaction at all times. These issues will be addressed with the... More 

Accrington, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Hotel built since our last visit to Kysna, location, location, location. Ideal for walking around the town, to the Marina's shops and restaurants, booking the Featherbead Tour, Thessen Island etc. Also walking distance to some great local restaurant's and pub. Stayed for two nights - Apartment rooms were great, clean, well proportioned, spacious, very modern, include kitchen facilities which included... More 

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

Dear 61Avondale, Many thanks for sharing your experience at The Rex Hotel on tripadvisor. I am delighted to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us. The positive feedback keeps our staff motivated in achieving guest satisfaction at all times. We look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future. Yours Sincerely, Masuda Mohamed More 

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