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The Alexander
5.0 of 5 Guest house   |   30 Glenview Road | Pilot's View, The Heads, Knysna, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #10 of 99 Knysna B&B and Inns
Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Absolute luxury”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

Luxury at its best! We ended of our honeymoon at The Alexander and enjoyed every second. The staff was friendly and the service excellent. We enjoyed having tasty breakfast on our room´s private deck each morning before a splash in the jacuzzi, the view from there was magnificent! Thank you Wayne, Willie, Cedric and Memory, you guys are a great team.

Room Tip: We had the royal honeymoon suite, perfection!
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012 via mobile

The setting on The Heads is breathtaking and although the weather was atrocious the rooms were excellent which allowed us to enjoy our stay nonetheless. The staff were friendly and always gave us good recommendations. Will definitely stay again...

Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012 via mobile

”Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” --Aristotle

Thank you Wayne, Monica, Willie, Memory and all the staff for spoiling us on our 25th anniversary! With your help we've created memories that will last a lifetime! Every little detail, your gift of bubbly and a snack basket, the beautiful and elegant surroundings - what a privilege and pleasure! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Marius & Anneke Kotze

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012 via mobile

We ended of our honeymoon at this prime establishment. From the moment we arrived and Willie and Wayne greeted us with a welcome, until the moment we left the next morning, everything was perfect. Wayne is the perfect host, and Cedric was very helpful in all aspects and giving advice on where to go for dinner. Top class stay!

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

We stayed 2 nights at the Alexander and we will never forget the great hospitallity and friendly staff. We really felt at home. After some booking problems between the travelagency and the owner (Wayne) we got a very warm welcome. Wayne offered us the Captains suite which is very beautifful with a nice bathroom and all the comfort you can imagine.
Cedric was also very friendly en brought us every evening to the restaurants and after diner he was there to pick us up. Always with the same good mood. Breakfast was brilliant with everything you want and served by the lovely Memory with a big smile.
Also the views on the terras are awesome.
Now we are back in Belgium but we know we will go back!
Don't hesitate if you are searching for a perfect and honest guesthouse in Knysna : take the Alexander!
Marc & Vera

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Darwin, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

My new husband and I stayed 4 nights at the Alexander as part of our honeymoon. From the moment we walked in it was amazing. Everything was perfect but what stood out the most for us was the excellent service. All staff members including the owner, Wayne made sure that we receive personal attention and went the extra mile when we invited some friends over for a BBQ. The routine services also include a personal chauffeur (Cedric) taking you to restaurants of your choice in the evenings. We have travelled to various countries and exotic islands, including Bali where we stayed in some of the most luxurious hotels and resorts. The Alexander experience was the best ever!!!!!
Thanx for making our honeymoon so special Wayne. Ian and Amanda from Aus :-)

Room Tip: Royal Honeymoon Suite on the top floor with a jacuzzi on the deck. No noise and very private.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

We travel often and have stayed in many hotels, country lodges etc and The Alexander is definately in our TOP 3. I have not come accross the attention to detail, Wayne has clearly thought about everything. Exquisitely decorated!! Planned for 1 night and stayed for 3.

Room Tip: Honeymoon Suite is beatiful and private, but I also loved the Pilot suite!
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Alexander

Address: 30 Glenview Road | Pilot's View, The Heads, Knysna, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 99 B&Bs / Inns in Knysna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Alexander 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Perched in a prime position on the spectacular Knynsa Heads with panoramic views of the Indian Ocean from the middle and top decks of the house, The Alexander takes style, ambiance and personal service to new heights. Each of our six suites and rooms has been individually created using lavish furnishings, decorations and objects d’art to provide guests with a uniquely sensual environment for relaxation and recreation. From the moment you are offered a complimentary welcome drink on arrival you can expect to be pampered. ... more   less 
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