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Knysna Manor House

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19 Fichat Street | Garden Route, Knysna 6571, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The self catering apartment is very spacious and had a nice view from the main bedroom. The staff are all very friendly and helpful. It's in the center of town, so you can basically walk to most places, which helps to avoid sitting in traffic.

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KnysnaManorHouse, Owner at Knysna Manor House, responded to this review

Hi Xan, We really appreciate your taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. Glad that you found the self catering flat to be spacious. We are centrally located, and you are right, it does help to be able to walk to everything with the traffic being busy at times like the Oyster Festival. Travel safe Gail Dalton More 

Cape Town
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well catered accommodation in Knysna. Perfect for that weekend or week getaway. The warm welcome nature of the staff and the filling breakfasts were a definite feature. Situated close to the town centre.

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KnysnaManorHouse, Owner at Knysna Manor House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us and for your kind words. My managers and ladies take the time to go out of their way to make our guests stay homely. Travel safe Gail Dalton More 

Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful time staying at this facility. It is within walking distance of the waterfront and shopping malls. The friendly owners and staff made it very homely. The room was immaculate and beautifully decorated. We normally stay in selfcatering facilities, but it was so nice to get up in the morning and have breakfast with the view of... More 

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KnysnaManorHouse, Owner at Knysna Manor House, responded to this review

It is always great for me as an owner, who is not based at the guesthouse to see how much our guests appreciate the work that my Managers and staff do to make our guests feel at home, and that they find the location to be convenient and close to all shops and the waterfront. We look forward to hosting... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bad, smelly leak in bathroom. Floor awash with water. The shower didnt always work. Water flow normally very slow. The matresses on the bunk bed were too uncomfortable for our kids to sleep on. Decor very old and stuffy.

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KnysnaManorHouse, Owner at Knysna Manor House, responded to this review

I have pondered over my response to your review for the past 24 hours, and would like to thank you for taking the time to review us on Tripadvisor. With regards to the smell in the bathroom, I wish that you had taken it up with our Managers, who would have gladly assisted you. In Knysna, when the town is... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very homely setting in the heart of Knysna. Walking distance from shopping centres and other attractions. A nice hearty breakfast served every morning. Rooms are spacious and squeeky clean. I would highly recommend this B&B for a short stay

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KnysnaManorHouse, Owner at Knysna Manor House, responded to this review

A homely vibe is what we aim to achieve, and it seems like we hit the spot with you. Thank you for your kind words about the breakfast and rooms. Travel safe Gail More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this is a lovely resort with the owners very friendly and considerate. the accommodation was great and breakfast excellent. thank you for making my stay so pleasant, Felt like home form home! thank you

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KnysnaManorHouse, Owner at Knysna Manor House, responded to this review

Thank you Colleen for the great review. Glad that our staff made you feel at home and that they were friendly and considerate. It is always good to know that our prices are considered well priced. I am sure that Brenda and Marlene would welcome you back. Travel safe Gail More 

George, South Africa
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34 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Overnight stay with the family. Thanks to the staff for a relaxing stay from the booking in to checking out. The room was clean and comfortable, the style fitted us like a glove. We do like old houses and rustic. Coffee in the room and a basic yet delicious breakfast. All inclusive and totally worth it. Knysna is quite expensive... More 

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KnysnaManorHouse, Owner at Knysna Manor House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. always glad when guests find it relaxing at our guesthouse. Also great to hear that the style of the guesthouse fits like a glove. We do try and keep with the theme of the 18th Century house. We would love the opportunity to welcome you back. Travel safe Gail More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

This is a no-frills place to stay - definitely three stars, but done very well, so that you don't feel short changed at all. The location is excellent, right in the centre of Knysna. The breakfast offered each morning was delicious. My single-bed room was not very elegant, and a little dirty around the edges, but my bed was comfortable,... More 

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KnysnaManorHouse, Owner at Knysna Manor House, responded to this review

Hi Joseph, Thank you for taking the time to review us. I agree, we are a three star, and really enjoy keeping it on that basis. The rooms might not have all the bells and trimmings, and as you said, the bed was very comfortable. Everyone really seems to love the breakfast, which is a lot more than other three... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

I had the great pleasure to stay at KMH, although only a one night stay, I will definitely be going back and for longer stays. All round a great experience. Easy booking, great people and food also the facilities and quality of the rooms was excellent! Its an easy trip to Oakhill school, the reason I was there. Looking forward... More 

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KnysnaManorHouse, Owner at Knysna Manor House, responded to this review

Hi Andrew, We are so glad that you enjoyed your trip. Brenda and Marlene really love being able to host schools who come to Knysna to play in tournaments at Oakhill. We look forward to more parents experiencing the Knysna Manor House hospitality. Travel safe Gail More 

Bristol
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

Alto a nice enough guest house, it is situated close to the main road but up a hill and behind a garage. This in itself is noisy but coupled with the music from the town can be too much. Knysner itself is a bustling town and the Waterfront has many restaurants serving good food. The guest house was clean and... More 

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KnysnaManorHouse, Owner at Knysna Manor House, responded to this review

Hi Anthony, I really appreciate your concern regarding the noise from the club and the garage, your comments along with others who have complained about have been forwarded to the police, as Knysna has very strong by laws that prohibit such noise after certain hours at night. As per previous comments about my staff, I can only comment them on... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Knysna Manor House is a 3 star, AA Highly Recommended Knysna guesthouse offering B&B accommodation on the Garden Route. It is a unique Bed and Breakfast that combines the charm of times gone by with modern amenities. Built in 1896, the guest house was the original home of the mayor of Knysna and was converted into a B&B in the 1980's. Knysna Manor House guesthouse is housed in a charming Victorian mansion located in the centre of town, overlooking the stunning Knysna Lagoon and is within a 2-5 minute walk of local shops, banks, craft markets, restaurants and the Knysna Waterfront. This Knysna accommodation consists of 13 en-suite rooms that have all been lovingly furnished and equipped with modern amenities including tea trays, a hairdryer (availale at reception), heaters, fans, additional blankets, tea/coffee making facilities. The majority of these rooms have a mini fridge. We have now opened up a self catering flat, which can accommodate two adults and two children. Guests can enjoy "Free Wi-Fi" Internet access in public areas, and in some rooms. We are working with the service provider to hopefully have the entire guesthouse wi-fi enabled. Breakfast is served from 7 - 9 either in the breakfast room, or on the deck overlooking the Knysna Lagoon. The deck offers guests stunning views of the Knysna Lagoon and Knysna Heads, and is a quiet place to end the day after finishing one of the many day trips around Knysna. These include the hauntingly beautiful Tsitsikamma National Park, Wilderness, Oudtshoorn, George and Plettenberg Bay. We are a 3 Star, AA Highly Recommended accommodation provider. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Knysna Manor House

Address: 19 Fichat Street | Garden Route, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Price Range: $47 - $82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Knysna Manor House 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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