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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 29 hotels in Knysna
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Luxury on the lagoon. Spacious and luxurious accommodation complimented with fine dining. This is a perfect place to unwind en route to or from Cape Town, or better yet, to put one's feet up for a while longer and enjoy the serenity of the Knysna lagoon.

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Uniondale, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the friendly, efficient check-in to similar check out the St James was a pleasure. A fine breakfast with the view towards the Heads over the lagoon and a daily newspaper to browse started the day. Dinner was fine dining, and with a good wine list. A nice range of whiskeys in the well-stocked bar/library. The spacious suite was excellent... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its one of the classiest properties we gave stayed in. Located alongside the lake, painted white, with a lush green lawn - its just very beautiful. The rent is a steal compared to the quality of the property. The one thing we hated were the small old cabinet TVs in the rooms. I am sure the hotel will upgrade them... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this place. Just off the main road as you enter Knysna. We were allocated a suite from which we were able to lie in bed and look directly across our balcony to the lagoon and mountains beyond - stunning. The suite has a very spacious bathroom with double sinks, large shower plus bath. A beautiful vase of fresh... More

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having left Hermanus behind us we headed off towards Knysna and the St James. The route was extremely scenic, and once we had left the unfinished road behind us was very pleasant. In fact many of our county councils could take a tip or two on how to maintain roads. As we came into Knysna we wondered how easy it... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here 3 nights over a long weekend to celebrate my wedding anniversary. This is a wonderful boutique hotel on the banks of the Knysna lagoon. Very friendly service and quite a homely atmosphere. Quodos to the breakfast chef as well who can cook any type of egg very very well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been going to the StJame's at Kynsna for many years and have booked again for next year. The location is stunning as it is right on the lagoon. We usually stay in the Lady Anne suite which is very comfortable and traditionally furnished, although we have stayed in other rooms the Lady Anne is our favourite. We ate... More

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We stayed 2 nights at the St James of Knysna. It was busy in the dining room on Saturday (Valentines' Day) but otherwise it was a very tranquil place. We had the garden room which is delightful. Breakfast and dinner were good, limited by the small number of diners as this is a boutique hotel with only 15 rooms. The... More

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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Great location just on the edge of Knysna and right on the lagoon. Dinner was good but, as another reviewer said, it is an older atmosphere (we're early fifties and were amongst the younger clientele!) so not ideal for kids or teenagers but great for romantic couples of any age. Our room was a little villa on it's own in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Great location and warm welcome by staff. Accommodation was spacious and well appointed, overlooking bay and sunrise. Delicious breakfast to start the day. Well informed staff advised on what to do and see. Relaxing - just what we needed!

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Also Known As:
The St. James Of Knysna Hotel
The St. James Of Knysna Hotel Knysna
The St James Knysna
St James Knysna
Address: The Point, Eastford, Knysna, 6570 | P.O. Box 1242, Knysna 6570, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 Luxury Hotel in Knysna
#6 Family Hotel in Knysna
#8 Romantic Hotel in Knysna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — The St. James of Knysna 5*
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