We purchased a Groupon for a three night stay at the Premier Hotel - The Moorings in Knysna and travelled down on Wednesday, 29 Aug. On the flight down, I jokingly mentioned to my husband that if it was a dump, we would have to just grin and bear it.
We arrived and realised that we weren't going to have bear anything - the staff are ultra friendly and helpful, the walk to our room was through a tropical garden passageway, the suite we stayed in was huge and beautifully decorated with masses of cupboards and had a massive bed which was very comfortable. The suite has two big flat screen televisions (one in the sitting room area and one in the bedroom). I could not stop grinning, but because I was so pleasantly surprised.
We were there in their off season, which meant we pretty much had the hotel to ourselves for the first 2 nights, with more guests arriving on our last day. Even though the hotel was quiet, the staff went out of their way to make us feel welcome, without ever intruding on our "quiet" time.
The Salmon Restaurant serves delicious food (room service food was hot when it arrived) and the breakfasts are well appointed (although there was no sign of the continental buffet on the first two mornings, when we were the only guests there - which we felt was understandable).
All in all, we fell in love with both Knysna and our hotel and cannot wait to return. I have heard that Knysna can get pretty hectic during the peak season, but for us our little mini break was just perfect and we will definitely return to the area, and stay at this hotel again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Premier Hotel Knysna – The Moorings welcomes you to idyllic natural surroundings in the Western Cape. This hotel offers the traveller luxury accommodation with up-market furnishings and the lifestyle conveniences of a modern home. With air-conditioning, secure off-street parking, business and conference facilities, restaurant and swimming pool, Premier Hotel Knysna – The Moorings will surpass all your needs, whether it's for business or pleasure. The hotel is situated on the secluded banks of the Knysna Lagoon. The area offers an abundance of outdoor leisure activities such as fishing, swimming, boating or bird watching while Knysna is only minutes away where guests can enjoy a wide variety of shopping malls, restaurants, pubs and historical attractions. The Hotel offers a range of luxury waterfront accommodation from 23 Studio suites, 19 one-bedroom suites and 6 two-bedroom suites. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms, air-conditioning, select DSTV bouquet and telephones. For business, Premier Hotel Knysna - The Moorings offers 4 conference rooms that can accommodate groups from 25 to 250 and is tailor-made to suit your needs. ... more less
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