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Villasimius, Italy
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We made a latish booking to stay at this hotel. We found it to be just what we were looking. A good clean and courteous B&B. Our reception was good, the room was cleaned and well serviced on a daily basis. There was a remotely operated gate providing security for our car along with a night guard. The breakfast was...

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 22, 2017

We stayed there recently with our son for his 50th birthday celebrations and found the hotel one of the friendliest places we have ever stayed in. We t went to Elephant Park, Birds of Eden etc etc and returned here for our 2 night stay. The staff were brilliant friendly, helpful could not fault them. We wanted a taxi to...

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 22, 2017 via mobile

Stayed for three nights, warm friendly greeting, fresh clean spacious room with bath and shower, breakfast was all that was needed fresh and well cooked, set in a quiet area an easy walk to town centre, Desmond on reception was first class a wealth of knowledge, will be back.

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Crosby
Reviewed January 18, 2017

The walls are so thin could not sleep as the people next door u could here them all night ,the taps the toilet been flushed then to top it they were cooking in there room the whole floor was stinking ,we did not sleep the whole night with the noise they were making and the toilet been flushed ,no lifts...

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed January 9, 2017

great staff attitude, friendly and effective. Breakfast service especially welcoming... All in all worthwhile stop on our journey. Location fine for us, rooms were comfortable and clean, spec generally good...

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Bad Aibling, Germany
Reviewed January 9, 2017

we stayed one night in this very nice and friendly hotel on our trip to Addo elephant park. The breakfast was very good, and freshly prepared, the stuff very friendly! Rooms are nice, the hotel is very quiet.

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East London, South Africa
Reviewed January 9, 2017

We had a great taym as a family, the staff was very much hospitable and helpful, especially the manager and the slim light-in-complexion lady with afro hair.The breakfast was very nice, enjoyable, and on-point all the way.

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Knysna
Reviewed January 9, 2017

The hotel is old, but very clean with amazing staff. The breakfast was good and the staff really went out of their way to see to our needs. . It is walking distance from town. Also with safe and secure parking.

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Thank hennilyc
Knysna
Reviewed January 8, 2017

Very clean hotel with great service and the breakfast was very tasty! The hotel is located in a heart of the town and all the main attractions are easily accessible. The staff was very helpful and friendly. Parking is limited but they are very accommodating and will organise something.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed January 8, 2017

very spacious and located close to shops and sight seeing activities they served and extraordinary breakfast in the mornings and have all the coffee making facilities in the rooms . very comfy beds if I could add

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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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
  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about The Russel Hotel

Address: Corner Long, Graham & Unity Street, Knysna 6570, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Price Range: $57 - $110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Russel Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Knysna
#6 Business Hotel in Knysna
#10 Family Hotel in Knysna
#11 Romantic Hotel in Knysna
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“2nd Floor was good”
 of 5 bubbles 922bennym, Jan 22, 2017 | Read review
“a little gem between gemstones”
 of 5 bubbles divan13horn, Jan 8, 2017 | Read review
“Very good budget hotel”
 of 5 bubbles 751RobertK, Nov 16, 2016 | 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
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