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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 March 12, 2013
gerardpu Heemskerk, the Netherlands
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Heemskerk, the Netherlands
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013 via mobile

It must have been a lucky shot: we booked the last available standard room via Booking.com and ended up in a beautiful one-bedroom apartment that looked more like a well-decorated condo than a hotel room. Some people have published reviews complaining about the matted transparent shower wall that could be looked into, but that is really not an issue. Impossible... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

We loved our stay at the Rex. We arrived on a very wet afternoon and were so delighted when we saw our lovely room. It had a separate bedroom, and a large living room. We had a view of the lagoon from our patio. We found the room spotless and the sheets were changed daily. I loved having the large... More

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Durban, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

Reception: Good, sorted out our room quite quickly Room: We stayed in a studio apartment. The room was absolutely lovely, very spacious. I personally loved the decor. Good comfortable big bed with separate lounge area and kitchenette. Disappointed there was no bath though! Room Service: Not so great :( Consumables weren't replenished on a daily basis. Very disappointing. Location: Great... More

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Peterborough, Canada
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36 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

We spent 3 nights at this B&B hotel. Our rooms ( for 7 couples and 2 singles) had been booked months before our arrival but there were issues when we arrived. Apparently this is a timeshare hotel so many of the units have 2 bedroom suites with quite huge living/dining areas. Some of our couples were assigned to a single... More

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

Pleasantly surprised to see the facilities in this small town Hotel. Everything was superb. The whole atmosphere was so cool. Just a walking distance from the beach. Breakfast was good. Did not take lunch or dinner since there are so many good restaurants around.

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

Passing through Knysna and stayed for one night. Can't really say much about this hotel. We didn't use any services because we didn't think there was any. The room was clean, more than comfortable but a tad small. With no shower we were a bit disappointed. There wasn't much to do (in Knysna) considering it was winter but we left... More

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

We loved the modern spacious room, large bed and bathroom although the latter was showing a little wear around the edges already. With the sofa, table (making it more of a suite) it was a place to come back to and relax before heading out in the evening again. Bright and airy with a balcony and off street parking.The rooms... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

We stayed in a 2 bed roomed apartment in the hotel in Dec 2012. What I liked was the great location, just a few paces from the waterfront. We had a nice mountain view from a fantastic balcony, and enjoyed the waterfront for supper and breakfast. The decor was amazing, very modern contemporary chic without any cold minimalism. Lovely kitchenette... More

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23 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

We stayed in a 1 bedroom suite at The Rex Hotel and really had a good experience. Located in central Knysna near the water and within easy walking distance to everything, the Rex is well designed and maintained, service was great also.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

The room was great and really spacious. We stayed in a luxury studio apartment. However, the desk staff was not at all friendly. Our room's air con was not working and despite having complained 3 times there was nothing they could do about it. They could not fix it the next day also and asked us to accept a fan... 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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#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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