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The St. James of Knysna

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   The Point, Eastford, Knysna, 6570 | P.O. Box 1242, Knysna 6570, South Africa
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Ranked #5 of 28 hotels in Knysna
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    4.5 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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As soon as we saw the colonial mansion we knew we were in a very special place. The view to the Lagoon is stunning. And the service is great. We got there around 10 pm, so the restaurant was already closed but we told them we were hungry and they opened it for us. The suites are the best part,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here 2 nights arrived after a long drive. A welcome bar drink and restaurant allowed us to have a relaxing first evening by a log fire. Placed on the estuary with superb view from our balcony. 1 mile from centre of Knysna and 2 miles from waterfront. Room was enormous, two TVs with own lounge, double sink bathroom, coffee... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic suites at this hotel which is located just outside Kynsna. Approx a 15 min walk into centre of Knysna or 60 rand in taxi. The room we had had fantastic views over Knysna lagoon, and had separate living area, bathroom and wardrobes beside door. 2 TV's 1 in bedroom and 1 in living room, balcony overlooking lagoon. Breakfast was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been meaning to stay at Knysna on our frequent trips on the garden route, and are so glad we found this wonderful place. It is one of those boutique hotels that make you feel happy you found them. We chose room 17 which we loved, but noticed as we checked out were equally as beautifully decorated. Any that... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Far exceeded my expectations, St James was a perfect place to stay, dining was excellent and overall the service was superb and gracious. I was pleasantly surprised to find our car had been cleaned before our departure. Thanks so much for all the attention to detail!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Well appointed rooms with lakeside views. Really beautiful setting - just off the main road, yet quiet. Breakfast was good and this venue is excellent for a short stay or to explore the attractions in the area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I recommend that you inform guests not to drink the tap water!!! Rooms need an upgrade. Super friendly staff and great service. Will definitely be back, next with a lagoon view. All in all a super weekend!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Stayed for two nights. Was good. Beautiful grounds. Del was very helpful and friendly. The electric blankets were a nice touch. Only a couple of points I want to raise - After the first night's breakfast- there was a beautiful continental buffet display with cold meats etc. second morning there was almost none. I asked the waitress and she said... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This lovely hotel is in front of Knysna' lake, thus the views from our room were amazing. Service was also a positive highlight during our stay, as well as the size of the room, enormous. Even the price was excellent, we leave the hotel without any negative comments, our stay was lovely.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

One of the best locations in Knysna, on the lagoon. Value for money indeed. Rooms are spacious. Great service. Great breakfast. Even washed my car. That is a first for me :) Staff are very friendly. Will return

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Address: The Point, Eastford, Knysna, 6570 | P.O. Box 1242, Knysna 6570, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
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Hotel Class:5 star — The St. James of Knysna 5*
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