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Wayside Inn

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Western Cape, South Africa
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed at the Wayside inn for 7 nights while attending a training workshop in Knysna. The staff went beyond the call of duty organizing me a lamp to study with at my breakfast table (without me asking), organizing early breakfast for me and keeping my room super clean every single day.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

Stayed for 3 nights end of Apr.16. Hotel is well managed and hosts are friendly and very help full. The hotel is located in centre of the town, within easy walking distance even to the Knysna Waterfront. If you are sensitive for traffic noise, then it is best to request the "back" rooms that does not face the main street.... More 

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Perth, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

Staff were very welcoming, friendly and helpful Room is an older room but was spacious and we had a great nights sleep, which is the most important thing Buffet breakfast was adequate and was a good start to the day. There was a power issue one night on our return from dinner but that was quickly resolved. Location is very... More 

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

Good day i would like to report a few problems within our stay at Wayside in please. we had a reservation on the 21st of march for 1 night.  Apon phoning for the booking i mentioned i have a 4year old and 1 year old. we where not happy with the room that was given as the bed that was... More 

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Melkbosstrand, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

My wife and I went to Knysna for a 3 day breakaway just before Easter Weekend. Booked in at the Wayside Inn (chosen for it''s geographical lay within the town) and what a nice surprise we had, yes it is only a 3 star Inn, but the service we received was better than in some 5 stars I've been too.... More 

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Cape Town
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

We arrived in Knysna late on a Friday afternoon and booked the Wayside Inn online. We were pleasantly surprised by the comfort of the entry level room category as well as the friendliness of all staff members we had dealings with (the night porter, the manager, the front desk assistant). We also enjoyed the complimentary breakfast which consisted of a... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2016

Knysna Wayside Inn, located on the main street of the town is most suitable for a few days stay to discover the heart of the Garden Route. The rooms are neat and clean. A full English breakfast is served. There are many good restaurants within walking distance. In the hotel foyer there is an honesty bar, fridge and brochures to... More 

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Trish T, General Manager at Wayside Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our Inn, We apprecite your comments. We look forward to having you stay with again in the future. Kind regards Trish More 

Melbourne, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2016

We stayed here for 3 nights and we were delighted with the accommodation. The staff were friendly and helpful, the room was spacious with a comfortable bed and the location was unbeatable - it was a treat to be able to walk to all the lovely restaurants and not worry about driving. We would return to stay here - very... More 

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Trish T, General Manager at Wayside Inn, responded to this review

We are greatful to you for taking the tiem to write a review. Thank you for the positive review. Looking forward to welcoming you at the Inn again shortly. Kind rgards Trish More 

Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
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23 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

From the moment we walked into the guesthouse we felt at home! The room was spacious with aircon and we needed it with the heatwave experienced this summer! Free Wifi too! The minibar was well stocked and the prices really affordable. Breakfast was something to look forward to every morning for all of our stay over 10 days. They prepare... More 

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Trish T, General Manager at Wayside Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive feedback. We really enjoyed having you here - we missed you both when you left. I am so blessed with amazing, friendly staff that all work together, forming a great team. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and we really look forward to your return. I have printed your kind... More 

Surfers Paradise, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Charming B&B, nicely decorated and clean. We were warmly welcomed by Trish who is very friendly yet professional. She and her staff were helpful and eager to give suggestions about places to eat and visit in and around Knysna. We would not hesitate to stay at the Wayside Inn again.

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Trish T, General Manager at Wayside Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback. We encourage any feedback - how nice to have such positive feedback. I will inform my staff too, of your wonderful feedback. It is incredible how it puts a big smile on their already happy faces. We look foward to welcoming you back here soon. Happy travels home. Trish More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Wayside Inn is an elegant Guest House nestled in the heart of Knysna which offers visitors quality accommodation and personal but discreet service. We are only meters away from variety of restaurants, shops, banks, supermarkets and a short walk to ferry departures and Knysna Quays Waterfront. We offer 24 hour management and ample secure parking. Wayside Inn centrally situated in Knysna the pearl of the Garden Route between Indian Ocean, Outeniqua Mountains and Knysna Lagoon which is home to the endangered Knysna Seahorse and many species of fish. All rooms have: • heating and ceiling fans/air conditioning • showers en-suite • Tea and coffee making facilities. • TV with SABC and 1 DSTV channel. A scrumptious buffet style breakfast - consisting of fresh fruit, yoghurt, home-made muesli, muffins, sweet pastries with cheese and preserves is served on our breakfast patio or if you prefer in your room through a secret panel in the door from 7.30am. We also offer bacon and eggs with toast and of course coffee, tea and fruit juice. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Wayside Inn

Address: Pledge Square | 48 Main Street, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Price Range: $43 - $65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Wayside Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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