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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
  • 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 5 days ago NEW

We had a one night stay in July and it was such a delightful surprise!We were greeted like old friends,our room was lovely(needing a touch of updating) but large and spotless.The bar/library was like stepping into a lovely English manor,the sitting area was beautiful and the view of the lake amazing.We were encouraged to have dinner the hotel and it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed five nights at The St. James. The hotel is just gorgeous and the location is nice and quiet. We had a wonderful view over the lagoon. Breakfast was very nice and we also enjoyed several dinners in the restaurant. Everybody was very friendly and helpful. Definitely a hotel we want to come back to again.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stayed here for the weekend of the Knysna Marathon. I can't rate this hotel highly enough, from all the staff to the accomodation itself, the location was also great with nice views of the lagoon. Without a mention of it we even had our car washed by one of the staff on the morning we were... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

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 June 19, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

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 June 9, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

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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