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Knysna Manor House

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19 Fichat Street | Garden Route, Knysna 6570, South Africa
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Ranked #52 of 109 Knysna B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015
Martin B Killarney, Ireland
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Killarney, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Stayed back in February and had an absolutely lovely time here, lovely period house and great hosts!! Lovely balcony to enjoy the evenings on and that all important cup of coffee in the morning, I'll definitely stay again if I manage to make it back to South Africa!! Thank you from Ireland!!

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

Good Morning Martin, Thank you for your kind words. I agree that the deck is a great place to sit and admire our beautiful Knysna. We most certainly hope that you do return to our guesthouse. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at our old school place. Gail Dalton More 

Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Stayed over at Manor House on a golfing trip for Nomads 30th Anniversary. Great stay - so central to shop - friendly welcome by Brenda - Yummie omelette for breakfasts - really incredible value for money - we'll stay again - Also ate at the Waterfront at CAFE MARIO - magnificent meal - Italian pasta & good wine. Wish we... More 

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

I heard that all of the three different Golf Tours to our guesthouse were very successful. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Kind regards More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We booked for 2 nights at the Manor house and it was a fantastic stay. So much so we extended out stay to include an additional night. The ladies were extremely friendly and hospitable. They really made our stay feel like a home away from home. The family room was extremely spacious. And the bed was the most comfortable bed... More 

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

Hi Natasha, If anyone books for two and stays and additional night, I think it goes to show how people really rate our guesthouse. I agree that the beds are great, the breakfast simple but good, but the fact that our staff go out of their way is our biggest asset. We would gladly welcome you or your friends back... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We were a group of 17 people including an infant and a disabled person. Brenda and her team at Knysna Manor House were very helpful and made our stay most enjoyable. The rooms were spacious and clean and the breakfast was delicious. We really enjoyed the "Honesty Bar" - great idea.

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

Your positive words about our staff handling a group of 17 people, including disabled goes to show the lengths that Brenda and her staff will go to ensure our guests comfort. Thank you for your positive and encouraging words. Kind regards Gail Dalton Owner More 

Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 via mobile

We visited knysna for one night on the garden route. Loved the knysna manor hotel but knysna itself on a Monday night was awful. The hotel managers really looked after us and made us feel right at home. The bed was super comfortable - we'd almost rate it the bed of our 25 day holiday! The breakfast was so delicious,... More 

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

Hi Sharon, I am so glad that you were so well looked after by my managers. I know that they go out of their way to make guests feel at home. The beds, I agree are very comfortable, and the breakfast is a great start to the day. We look forward to welcoming you or your friends back to Knysna.... More 

Bremen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Knysna was to us worth for two or three days to stay. We enjoyed hiking in the nerby forests and walking on the beautiful beach in Brenton-on Sea. A pleasant surprise was the Knysna Manor House. A small Hotel equipped with old furnitures: typical english. The terrace wtih its view over the lagune is a "refreshing" place for breakfast The... More 

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

Hi Peter, Always great to hear other peoples opinion of our gusthouse. So glad you enjoyed it. I agree that the surrounding areas are great for hiking, and Brenton beach, although a bit of a drive is always worth it. Your kind words are noted. Regards Gail Dalton Owner Knysna Manor House More 

Cologne, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Normally I read the three best and the three worst critics before going to a place. Time I went there, because it was close to the centre of town, just a few metres from the tourist information, so you can walk to some nice restaurants at night. I read the three worst critics, using their free wifi! I have to... More 

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

Hi Warmalda, Again I thank guests for their honest opinion. We do not claim to be the best, but are certainly not the worse, as a very select few individuals like to state about us. Great that you can dispell what some have written about smells from the dogs. Kind regards Gail More 

Cape Town, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Excellent accommodation at an extremely good rate! Highly recommend staying at this quaint location! Breakfast was prepared to perfection! Incredibly comfortable bed! Nice views over Kynsna! Pool! And off street parking - what could be better!

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

Hi Steven, Thank you for taking the time to go onto Tripadvisor to review us. Wow, what kind words, glad that you found everything to your liking. The guesthouse is really quaint, taking into account that it is now 121 years old (we should have a 121st birthday party). Maybe you could come and join us in a huge celebration.... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

For me it was not a holiday either than sleep over with the purpose of relaxing as I was driving alone from East London to Cape Town. I would love to book with Knysna Manor House each time I drive home for December holidays. the place is quite to my liking of course, so welcoming and relaxing, pity I didn't... More 

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

This review makes me so happy, to know that you were 100% happy, and that you will come again. We have many returning visitors, and it is for the reasons that you reviewed us that they keep on coming back. Please do book us again on any trip down the Garden Route, I am sure Brenda would love to host... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The Manor House is a lovely B&B guesthouse, centrally located but still pretty quiet. The hosts are more than friendly and helpful which let me feel very welcome and looked after. Breakfast is good and enjoyable on the terrasse with a lovely view. Unfortunately I had this very small single room right next to the reception which temporarily was noisy.... More 

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

Hi, It makes me, the owner, who is not at the guesthouse proud to know that my manager, Brenda made you feel looked after. It is always comforting to know that she goes out of her way to make guests feel at home. That is our motto, "Home away from Home". I am sorry that you were put into that... More 

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