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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
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    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 yesterday NEW

We arrived and were greeted in a very friendly manner. We were shown around & the room & the premises are nothing short of exquisite. Very homely & picturesque. The staff were really friendly & helpful. There were complimentary water, fruit & chocolates. We were pleasantly surprised to have our car washed overnight. They even had electric blankets in the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We sent in this hotel 2 nights in May 2014 , in Lady Anne suite which has a fantastic view over Knysna lagoon. We really recommend this place. The only thing we didn't enjoy was the breakfast, very poor probably because in May there weren't too much tourists.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

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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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

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 August 4, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

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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6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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Cape Town, South Africa
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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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Additional Information about The St. James of Knysna

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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