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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 #51 of 99 Knysna B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Lesley B Cape Town, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 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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    4 of 5 stars
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Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We all had a very enjoyable stay at Knysna Manor House. Brenda was a very good hostess and made us feel very welcome.The room was just what we required and was warm. We will definitely us them again. Thanks

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Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng, South Africa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed for only one night, but found the accommodation very comfortable and the service good. The owners are actively involved in running and managing their establishment. I would gladly recommend Knysna Manor house.

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East London, South Africa
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Knysna Manor House has a old school look to it. We had a decent size room with very comfortable beds. They also serve a delicious full farm breakfast. We just stayed over night so we didn't make use of any of the other facilities.

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

Thank you for your kind words about our Historical guesthouse. We are sorry that you only got to stay one night, and trust that next time in the area, you will be able to stay longer. Kind regards Gail Dalton Knysna Manor House More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

My students were extremely happy with the service they received. They have been talking non-stop about the great time they had at the Manor. I will definitely book again and recommend to others in future :)

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

Hi Nicole, I am so glad that your school group enjoyed staying at our guesthouse. I know that Brenda goes out of her way to please guests, and am happy to note that the children were still talking about it after their trip. If we can leave a positive impact on someone, we are happy. Kind regards Gail More

Cape Town
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

The locality suited us for the conference we attended in the centre of town. The management were very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed the breakfasts. Unfortunately the wrong time of the year to use the swimming pool.

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

Glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Knysna Manor House. The guesthouse is ideally situated for all business as well as holiday related activities. We trust that you will use us again the in the future. Kind Regards Gail Dalton Knysna Manor House More

Cape Town
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Friendly staff and great breakfast. My room smelt of smoke when I arrived and had to be sprayed. One morning my bed was not made and room not cleaned. Please could do with a spruce up. Great location for central Knysna and safe parking a bonus. Good value for money

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

Good Morning, Firstly I apologise for the room smelling of smoke, as the rooms at Knysna Manor House are non-smoking rooms. Also apologies for the room not being made up, if you could advise me of your dates of travel, and room number, I can take this up with the relevant personnel. We are continually trying to spruce up the... More

Klerksdorp, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Owner very friendly and very proud of her establishment, it was a pleasure dealing with her. Knysna Manor is a well kept guesthouse. Beautiful views from the deck. Enjoyed our breakfast. Rooms are spacious. Safe parking for our vehicle was a bonus.

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

Hi Mariaan, Brenda is very proud of our guesthouse, and considering she is celebrating her 75th birthday in a months time, I am extremely proud of the work she does. It also helps that we have an amazing setting, and the breakfast served is enjoyed by everyone. The secure parking is one of our priorities, as well as wi-fi, as... More

Cape Town
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

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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73 reviews 73 reviews
32 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

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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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

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

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Address: 19 Fichat Street | Garden Route, Knysna 6570, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Knysna Manor House 3*
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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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