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Knysna Manor House

3.0 of 5 Guest house   |   19 Fichat Street | Garden Route, Knysna 6570, South Africa
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Ranked #49 of 99 Knysna B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a lovely building and what charming (and helpful) hosts. The excellent hearty breakfast saw us through most of the day! The only mildly negative point was that at times the noise of trucks on the main road was a little annoying but we have heard that this is a problem with any centrally situated venue. We'll definitely be back!

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KnysnaManorHouse, Owner at Knysna Manor House, responded to this review

Hi Johan, My apologies for not responding sooner, but I did not get the notification from TripAdvisor stating that you had reviewed us. The guesthouse is most certainly charming, and I am glad to hear that Brenda also added her wonderful nature into the mix. As you stated, unfortunately the noise from the trucks does sometimes seem annoying, but as... More

Montreal, Canada
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70 reviews 70 reviews
30 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived and we were greeted by the owner of the guest house who showed us around. The breakfast was very good and cooked À La Carte. There was also cereal, fresh fruit and yogurt. The WIFI was not accessible in the room as stated in the expedia description. However the owner said they were in the process of upgrading... More

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KnysnaManorHouse, Owner at Knysna Manor House, responded to this review

Hi Ales, My apologies for not responding sooner, but I did not get the notification from TripAdvisor stating that you had reviewed us. Our guesthouse certainly is quaint, and this is what guests love about us. I would love to take all the wording from all the reviews on tripadvisor, and use them to promote the guesthouse. Thank you for... More

Espoo, Finland
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5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just one night in Manor House, but found the place very nice, clean and friendly - thanks to Brenda and extremely good breakfast and the morning view from the terrace. Walking distance to waterfront and to restaurants there.

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KnysnaManorHouse, Owner at Knysna Manor House, responded to this review

Hi Jukka My apologies for not responding sooner, but I did not get the notification from TripAdvisor stating that you had reviewed us. Brenda is always accommodating, and I am glad that you enjoyed the breakfast and views of the Knysna Lagoon. We are very centrally located, which is why I am sure so many guests stay with us. Kind... More

Johanessburg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our Experience was very good.Staffs very polite and accomodative.The Guest House Host Brenda overseed that everything we needed was provided.Excellent Breakfast.Excellent view of the Knysna Lagoon and centrally located and very near to waterfront

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KnysnaManorHouse, Owner at Knysna Manor House, responded to this review

Hi Rabi, My apologies for not responding sooner, but I did not get the notification from TripAdvisor stating that you had reviewed us. Once again, I am seeing that Brenda goes out of her way to assist guests, It was a pleasure hosting you. Kind Regards Gail Dalton More

Seaton, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had 3 nights here in February and really enjoyed it. Brenda was just so welcoming and helpful - she really made us feel at home. Ideally situated with good views and great breakfast on the terrace plus lots of top tips on what to do - plus discount vouchers! When we left I just had to say ' Thanks... More

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KnysnaManorHouse, Owner at Knysna Manor House, responded to this review

Hi Anna and Charlie, My apologies for not responding sooner, but I did not get the notification from TripAdvisor stating that you had reviewed us. I am so glad that Brenda made you feel at home, and that you enjoyed your stay with us. THANK YOU for staying with us, it is guests like yourselves that make it worthwhile. Kind... More

United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We recently enjoyed a short trip along the Garden Route and had no accommodation booked at all along the route. When we arrived at Knysna the Knysna Manor House was recommended to us. We had a short stay here of only a night and for two people got to enjoy staying in the large family room. This was a very... More

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KnysnaManorHouse, Owner at Knysna Manor House, responded to this review

Hi Totty, Thank you so much for your kind words regarding our guesthouse. I must admit that the majority of the rooms are spacious, and that the breakfast is great. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards Gail Dalton More

beccab00
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

We enjoyed our recent stay at Knysna Manor. Everything was very clean and tidy, with a nice pool and lovely breakfasts. The view is great, and it is within walking distance of the interesting parts of Knysna. We found the laundry service to be particularly quick and effective - very important with two grubby boys! The house is quite old... More

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KnysnaManorHouse, Owner at Knysna Manor House, responded to this review

Hi Becca, Glad that you enjoyed the quirkiness (or as I call it, character) of our guesthouse. Anthony and Brenda (my parents) run it for us, and I know that they have a lot of interesting stories to tell, especially Anthony with his vast knowledge of the history of the area. The laundry service is only a pleasure to offer... More

Richmond-upon-thames, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

We had a great time in Knysna and it was interesting to experience staying in a building with a history. It was wonderfully central. Most places we stayed were very modern and farther from amenities. Breakfasting on the balcony was a joy as well as being extremely good. Our host Brenda was very helpful and kind. Her advice was invaluable... More

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KnysnaManorHouse, Owner at Knysna Manor House, responded to this review

Hi Patricia, What a wonderful description "Spirit of the Past", it sums up our guesthouse. So glad that you enjoyed your stay and the history that comes from staying in a building that is over 100 years old. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards Gail Dalton More

Tillicoultry, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

For the 4 of us this was our second stay at the Manor House and it was every bit as good as our first. Spacious rooms and excellent breakfast on the sun terrace with views over the lagoon, along with an honesty bar, what more could you ask for! nothing was too much trouble for Brenda who once again booked... More

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KnysnaManorHouse, Owner at Knysna Manor House, responded to this review

Hi Jim So glad that you enjoyed your second trip as much your first to our lovely guesthouse. Brenda is exceptionally good at looking after guests and taking care of the guests needs. Sorry about the physio, but hope that you enjoyed your golf. We look forward to welcoming you back next year. Kind regards Gail Dalton Knysna Manor House More

ravenna
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Unfortunately we could not expect to have this kind of problems in a lovely place like Knysna! The position of this guest house is perfect, with a terrace for the breakfast overlooking the beautiful lagoon of Knysna. But when we got into our rooms and started checking their conditions we had to find out that one of the two beds... More

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KnysnaManorHouse, Owner at Knysna Manor House, responded to this review

Hi Jordi, I am sorry that you had a bad experience at our guesthouse, and would like to know the date of your stay and which room that you stayed in so that I may redress the issue. I am unable to understand your review, as if you check the previous 12 reviews, everyone says our guesthouse is fantastic. I... More

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Additional Information about Knysna Manor House

Address: 19 Fichat Street | Garden Route, Knysna 6570, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #49 of 99 B&Bs / Inns in Knysna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Knysna Manor House 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Built in 1896, the guest house was the original home of the mayor of Knysna and was converted into a B&B in the 1980’s. Knysna Manor House guesthouse is housed in a charming Victorian mansion located in the centre of town, overlooking the stunning Knysna Lagoon and is within a 2-5 minute walk of local shops, banks, craft markets, restaurants and the Knysna Waterfront.This Knysna accommodation consists of 11 en-suite rooms that have all been lovingly furnished and equipped with modern amenities including tea trays, a hairdryer (availale at reception), heaters, fans, additional blankets, tea/coffee making facilities and filtered water while guests can enjoy "Free Wi-Fi" Internet access. Breakfast is served from 7 - 9 on the decks in summer. The newly extended deck offers guests stunning views of the Knysna Lagoon and Knysna Heads, and is a quiet place to end the day after finishing one of the many day trips around Knysna. These include the hauntingly beautiful Tsitsikamma National Park, Wilderness, Oudtshoorn, George and Plettenberg Bay. Your hosts, Brenda and Anthony Liddle will take care of your every need. Nothing is ever too much for them and Anthony can advise guests about the various tourist attractions and enthral you with his ever-growing knowledge of the history of Knysna and the Garden Route. ... more   less 
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