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The Russel Hotel

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#16 of 29 Hotels in Knysna
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I must admit that I was a little reluctant to stay at this hotel (490 incl.breakfast). This hotel is very good. It has air-conditioning, bar fridge, microwave, flat screen tv to name a few. This is value for money, especially in these tough economic times. I will be back.

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was impressed with the neatness of the outside of the cottage. I however feel that since it is now a Heritage site the interior should also reflect that period of history. The cottage belonged to my grandparents in the 1920s. The present downstairs bedroom was the lounge and the present lounge was the dining room with a beautiful stinkwood... More 

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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice big room (family, double bed with 2 singles) Plenty of storage space, comfy bed, good shower and nice and clean. Excellent fridge. Other guests noisy. Breakfast a complete shambles, although the food was quite good when it turned up. There was a large party staying there, and we felt the hotel could not cope with a lot of guests... More 

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Sydney
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed in the cottage which sleeps about 8. The bathroom needs a serious scrub and bleaching (to remove mould). Although it is self catering, there was nowhere easy to eat meals unless you sit in the gloomy lounge room chairs with a plate on the coffee table or your lap. The stairs upstairs were treacherous (steep) with low head clearance.... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location is excellent, the hotel is quiet,and an excellent breakfast is served. The room was clean and comfortable and the coffee and teamaking facilities were of the highest standard. An extra bonus was the bottled water in the room replenished daily. I was even told that they would send a security guard to fetch me from the village if... More 

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Knysna
2 reviews
Reviewed October 23, 2016

We stayed at the Russell Hotel a few times now and the cleanliness and service every time is excellent. It is in middle of town and easy to walk to CBD and Waterfront. The breakfast also a winner. We'll be back......

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
2 reviews
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Reviewed October 20, 2016

A very good value hotel, which a little way from the waterfront, but easily walkable. Secure parking. Close to shopping centre and good restaurants. Great staff, who are really helpful. We enjoyed our stay in Knysna.

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Knysna
1 review
Reviewed October 17, 2016

I have visited some other places but your hotel is one of the best and am looking forward to see you again soon. I don't have words to describe the friendly staff you have there. They must just keep doing the best job am impress

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Knysna
1 review
Reviewed October 16, 2016

Upon arrival, we were shown our rooms which appeared adequate. We came to the bar at 1730 only to find no staff, no ice, no tonic water, no soda water and only sweet wine! The rooms were overlooking to main road and noisey, very basic and not per the description...spacious??

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Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed October 15, 2016

Hotel is much better than it looks from the outside. Secure parking with a watch all night. Breakfast is a mix of menu and buffet. Located relatively close to the inner town, but in the vicinity of a retirement place and a school. The rooms are however somewhat sparsely equipped and relatively small. The hotel bar is not nice to... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Free Breakfast

Additional Information about The Russel Hotel

Address: Corner Long, Graham & Unity Street, Knysna 6570, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Price Range: $54 - $116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Russel Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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#6 Business Hotel in Knysna
#10 Family Hotel in Knysna
#11 Romantic Hotel in Knysna
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“Very good budget hotel”
 of 5 bubbles 751RobertK, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“First floor as we can view the surroundings but not beyond this - as there are no elevators.”
 of 5 bubbles sundaramp2015, Aug 30, 2016 | Read review
“Don't bother”
 of 5 bubbles JanetW225, Apr 27, 2016 | Read review
“if you have big bags the ground floor is great as you are near the exit”
 of 5 bubbles ch0c0late121, Apr 24, 2016 | Read review
“doiuble room with fridge”
 of 5 bubbles WillemanEsme, Apr 1, 2016 | Read review
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