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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Heino R Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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37 reviews 37 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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dallas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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95 reviews 95 reviews
31 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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

Cape St Francis, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

in a nutshell! excellent. service outstanding friendly courteous staff. room spacious spotless and linen crisp and clean. only downside was no shower but the bath was awesome. perfect sleep at an excellent rate

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

Dear Mr Fletcher, Thank you for the positive feedback. It’s great to hear that we could make your stay with us a memorable one. We look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future. Kind Regards, Masuda Mohamed More

Worthing, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
22 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Some management would be good here !Arrived tired after a long drive , checked in given keys to wrong room wrong name etc, got right key and made our own way to room , noone explained any of the facilities available in apartment etc , bulbs out in hallway , dreful sewer smell from bathroom and overworked stresssed waitron in... More

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

Dear George R, Thank you for your comment on Trip advisor. Your review of our hotel is of great concern to me and I am really sorry that you left us with this impression of our service and facilities. Your experience is most certainly not the norm for us and I can assure you that the issues you mentioned will... More

Cape Town
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Please do yourself a favour and stay in this wonderful hotel. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Staff were friendly and polite and the hotel was in walking distance of all the major attractions. I would definitely recommend this hotel to family and friends!

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

Dear Deon B, Many thanks for your comments and the great feedback. I am happy to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future. Thanking you in advance for your recommendations. Yours Sincerely, Masuda Mohamed More

Essen, Germany
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We were unsure if the Rex Hotel would meet our expectations because of some recent more average reviews. But the Rex met expectations by 95%. Our Suite was like described, service was good and breakfast very fine. All together a brilliant stay in a very good accommodation.

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

Dear Knut Ansgar H, Many thanks for taking the time to write such a positive review of our hotel. We value all comments received and I am delighted to hear that we were able to meet your expectations. The team of The Rex Hotel strives for guest satisfaction at all times. We look forward to welcoming you back. Regards, Masuda... 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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Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style
#12 Romantic Hotel in Knysna #14 Luxury Hotel in Knysna
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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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