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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On arrival at 5 pm the guesthouse door bell was not answered. Nobody at reception, eventually I phoned the guesthouse and somebody came to open up. Dutifully I was shown around. It’s an historical building, all the rooms are different. Off-street parking offered, as well as fast, free internet. Swimming pool looked dirty but was cleaned the following morning. I... More 

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

Thank you for your honest review of the guesthouse, I always value everyone's opinion, and yours has certainly bought some things to my attention. Unfortunately I am not at the guesthouse, so am unaware of the circumstances around your visit. I agree that the reception should not be discussing business at that time of the morning, and this should be... More 

Cape Town
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The location of Knysna Manor House was conveniently close to the CBD for my business trip. The house is old (wooden floors a bit creaky) but beautiful and the accommodation was comfortable and clean. The view from the balcony is lovely although light sleepers might not like being so close to the Main Road. It didn't disturb me however.

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

Thank you so much for taking time out to review us. Glad that you found us centrally located for your business trip. I agree that the floors are old and creaky but find that these add to the character of this original house that was built in the late 1800's. Being the original home of the Mayor of Knysna, we... More 

Boksburg Johannesburg
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hi Guys, Many thanks showing us such a lovely welcome to your Guest House, you really do have a super place, from rooms that sleep two, to rooms tht sleep six, we stayed in a six sleeper with loads of room and a superb kitchen with microwave, fridge/freezer and again lots of space for a large familyl, the food and... More 

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

Hi Clive and Christine, My apologies, but I though I had replied to your review. It is always great to get such positive feedback from guests, and Brenda and Marlene enjoyed hosting you. We look forward to having you come and stay on your next visit to our beautiful area. Travel safe Gail More 

Somerset West, South Africa
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 14, 2016

I visited Knysna on a business trip on 28-29 September 2016. I needed a comfortable, clean, quiet, accessible and affordible guest house for my visit. Knysna Manor house provided just that...thank you Marilyn and Brenda for your wonderful hospitality. By the way the breakfast was also very yummy and served promptly with a beautiful view over the lagoon. I will... More 

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

Brenda and Marlene seem to be carrying on as normal and offering the best hospitality they can. Glad that you found the guesthouse comfortable, clean, quiet, accessible and affordable. If we fit those criteria, then I am happy. My ladies in the kitchen most certainly do prepare a wonderful breakfast, and with the added advantage of enjoying it whilst looking... More 

Harare, Zimbabwe
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 24, 2016

Extremely pleasant, kind management and friendly staff. Clean, quiet and with all the necessities. Within walking distance of Knysna centre and the Quays. Breakfast is fantastic with all sorts of choice.

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

So glad that your stay was extremely pleasant, and that our management were kind and friendly. Also that you found the establishment clean and quiet. Hope you managed to eat your breakfast outside on the deck. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Travel Safe Gail Dalton More 

Cape Town
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 20, 2016

I am a regular visitor to Knysna Manor House as I travel a lot to the area on business and really find it to be a home from home. The managers and staff are always super attentive and friendly and they serve the quickest, most delicious breakfasts imaginable. They are also well located in the town and close to everything,... More 

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

So glad to have a returning guest who has taken the time to review us so positively. It is guests such as yourselves that makes owning Knysna Manor House a pleasure. I am sure that Brenda, Marlene and the girls would echo my sentiments. The staff really can whip up a great breakfast, and as you stated, the guesthouse is... More 

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 8, 2016

We enjoyed our stay at Manor House so much I'll want to return there many times in future. It was clean, the beds comfortable, and very friendly and hospitable staff. Lagoon views from the sundeck are spectacular!

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

I am sure that Brenda and Marlene, my managers would welcome you back a million times in the future. Thank you for taking the time to review us and give us your honest review. Always great to hear that everything was to our guests liking. I agree that the views from the deck onto the Lagoon are spectacular. Travel safe,... More 

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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33 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed August 2, 2016

Had a very nice stay in the Knysna Manor house. We had to attend a conference in Knysna so by looking on the website booking.com we found the Knysna Manor house priced very well and affordable, we booked without difficulty. After a 3hour drive from Port Elizabeth we arrived at the guesthouse, we were greeted friendly by the staff and... More 

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

Thank you Emile for the amazing review. Glad that we ticked all the boxes. We do hope that you would recommend us to your colleagues for any future business conferences. Travel safe Gail More 

Western Cape, South Africa
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 30, 2016

I had the pleasure of spending a night at Knysna Manor House with a tour guest from Australia. We loved the grand olde house with its original yellowwood floors and fittings, I believe to be about 150 years old and still in fantastic condition. Good WIFI, a toasty room with satellite tv, homely breakfast with good coffee and a friendly... More 

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

Thank you John for firstly bringing your first group of tourists to stay with us, and secondly for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. Coming from someone in the business , your review really is more than important to us. You have listed all the points I try to highlight in our listing, especially the Olde World Charm... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed July 12, 2016

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 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Refrigerator in room
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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: $48 - $159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Knysna Manor House 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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“Not all rooms have views, request this if you would like one.”
 of 5 bubbles TLW100, Oct 14, 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are of good quality.”
 of 5 bubbles Petropawlowsk, Aug 2, 2016 | Read review
“Loved the upstairs rooms”
 of 5 bubbles 782melindam, Mar 17, 2016 | Read review
“There are varied size rooms on several levels, and if you cannot climb stairs, the main floor would be better.”
 of 5 bubbles franklaff, Feb 9, 2016 | Read review
“Top floor rooms would be best as its wooden floors, but all the rooms are great”
 of 5 bubbles nina_trilogy, Jan 5, 2016 | Read review
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