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The St. James of Knysna

#5 of 30 Hotels in Knysna
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The Point, Eastford, Knysna, 6570 | P.O. Box 1242, Knysna 6570, South Africa
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for a long weekend and were pleasantly surprised. We stayed in a spacious suite that was very clean, home-like and got plenty of sunlight. The property itself is beautiful. The chef at the restaurant was very accommodating and made us off-the-menu items during breakfast and when we ate lunch. The staff was very hospitable and responded to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was lucky to have spent four nights on a recent trip to SA! The location and property are truly special. The gardens are immaculately kept & our hire car was washed every day. You will not be disappointed in any way if you book to stay at St James. Paradise found!

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New Delhi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited Knysna in May 2015 & stayed at The St. James of Knysna. I stayed in Lady Anne Suite which was excellent. It was facing the Lagoon. The property is located right at the entrance of Knysna. However, their waterfront area where all the major cafes are located is near to the hotel. Property is beautiful with garden, small... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I recently stayed at the St. James we were delighted with the experience. From the moment we arrived the service was excellent and friendly, nothing seemed like too much of a problem for the staff. The rooms were fantastic and the view of the lagoon was incredible, which we enjoyed even further by using one of the... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in September of 2013, Tripadvisor just won't let me go back that far... Particularly considering what we paid and the service we received, I almost wondered how the hotel could afford to do it. Tea was prepared for us on arrival. The staff was small (it was off season) but more than sufficient, also very friendly and accommodating.... More 

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Accra, Ghana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow. What a place !!! This grand house sits right on the lagoon at Knysna and offers guests a truly wonderful experience of how beautiful this little town really is. Great location just off the road with a magical feel to the grand old place. Gardens are manicured to perfection, and the sunrise views are to die for. Staff were... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have been staying in Hilton and Hyatt mostly and was not sure while booking something not affiliated to any chain of hotels. But this place took my heart... it was simply so nice. Its a small boutique hotel.. which has everything possible you want on a holiday. Its situated right on the lagoon.. as in right there.., we were... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

St. James of Knysna is a beautifully hidden compound on the water inlet with views of the town and hills. All the staff is exceptionally helpful.. the updated spacious rooms are very clean and comfortable and charming. We would definitely stay again and highly recommend them.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Views are exceptional, the grounds are so beautiful. Out of town but only minutes drive from the Waterfront. Slight noise from nearby road but this does not distract from the tranquility and beauty of this wonderful hotel.Room a little tired but was end of season. All Staff are all exceptional, everything done with a smile and really nothing is too... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Warm welcome and great service throughout although service at dinner was slow. The food was generally good although my steak was not cooked as requested and rather spoiled a good piece of meat. Breakfasts were excellent and the grounds and pool well maintained. It was also a pleasant surprise that our car was washed daily at no charge. Our suite... More 

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