We stayed in a 2 bed roomed apartment in the hotel in Dec 2012. What I liked was the great location, just a few paces from the waterfront. We had a nice mountain view from a fantastic balcony, and enjoyed the waterfront for supper and breakfast. The decor was amazing, very modern contemporary chic without any cold minimalism. Lovely kitchenette with high-end appliances, comfy couches and lovely beds. We booked via Booking.com that great rates, however breakfast wasn't included. Still, the high-light was the best bakery I have ever been to, is opposite the Reception. Croissants, pastry, bread.........divine!
just a small quibble: the shower in the bedroom can be seen in the sitting room because that small section of the wall is glass........strange! We just showered with the light off and it was fine. i would suggest that management intall blinds there and on the small window in the bedroom that lets in light from the ( gorgeous) passage.
The staff were not terribly polished but they were very helpful.
Given the chance I would go back in a flash.
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- One of Knysna’s most elegant and sophisticated accommodation offerings, The Rex Hotel promises its guests superior service and exceptional comfort. Located on the World Famous Garden Route, The Rex Hotel is one of the most exhilarating getaways in its class. Capturing the essence of four-star luxury, the impeccably appointed Rex Hotel offers travelers a gateway to world-class restaurants, blossoming forests and the shores of the serene lagoon. ... more less
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