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The St. James of Knysna

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Durham, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed in August 2016 in a room in the main house and it was spacious, elegant, clean and with a great view. Catering and service was excellent. Would have liked to have used the swimming pool but much too cold - having a heated pool even in Winter would be the only comment I would make, otherwise a wonderful hotel... More 

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jeddah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Everything was very nice and lovely, I will sure be staying there is I visited knysna again without hesitation , the rooms had a perfect view of knysna lake, but I think the only thing they need to do is add more breakfast options

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Ghent, Belgium
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60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The hotel, situated next to the water of the bay with direct access to the main road from Knysna to Georges and a few hundred meters outside the city centre, is THE juwel on the crown of the area. The complex consists of a main building with restaurant, bar, library and lobby, a few private buildings and a building with... More 

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Cape Town
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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been travelling to Knysna for many years for holidays and have stayed at many different establishments - an indication that we have never been entirely satisfied with our choices! But we have now found our home from home in Knysna. The hotel is perfectly sized and beautifully presented and maintained. We were extremely pleased with the level of... More 

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Mold, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wonderfully located property on the edge of Knysna lagoon. Rooms were exceptional, so big and well furnished. Evening meal and breakfast very good, a fine selection of wine and whiskey! Staff were welcoming and helpful service was great they even washed our car! Will definitely return one day.

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Saudi Arabia
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51 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perfect retreat - beautiful - rooms large in size but very beautifully furnished - surroundings are awesome. Very friendly staff - sat at the huge fire place drinking tea - felt like I was in England - food was good - (dinner) food was great (breakfast). Would highly recommend and would definitely go back.

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In arriving at hotel, the front desk could not find out change ofcreservation which was made in May! Luckily I had kept my emails. While waiting for our room, we were given a complimentary drink, however an upgrade might have been a nicer gestrure as the hotel was not full. Room was lovely. We had a stunning view of the... More 

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Sandy R, General Manager at The St. James of Knysna, responded to this review

I do apologize again for the mistake that I made regarding the change of date of your booking! We would definitely have offered you an upgrade but as you were already booked into a Superior Suite, the only room of a higher category, our George Rex Suite, was closed for maintenance. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The venue and facilities were a delight. World class shabby chic in and old world colonial style environment - see photos. The greeting was warm and professional and French to boot. The rooms are a genourous treat with sauna and excellent bar, lounge and restaurant areas. The beds were comfortable and rooms clean. The food - both dinner and breakfast... More 

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suart. gujarat
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

a perfect place to unwind relax and enjoy a family vacation. very tranquil place with a beautiful location near the sea/ lake.. a must for couples family or groups. the waterfront is not too far from the hotel.

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Doha
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

We stayed for one night, with a beautiful view out over the water and a big bright suite. Without prompting, someone had washed my car the next morning and Knysna was full of nice shops and retaurants.

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Additional Information about The St. James of Knysna

Address: The Point, Eastford, Knysna, 6570 | P.O. Box 1242, Knysna 6570, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Price Range: $89 - $304 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The St. James of Knysna 5*
Number of rooms: 15
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Also Known As:
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The St James Knysna
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#5 Romantic Hotel in Knysna
#6 Luxury Hotel in Knysna
#7 Family Hotel in Knysna
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