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“Wayside Inn” 4 of 5 stars
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Wayside Inn
Ranked #21 of 29 Hotels in Knysna
Certificate of Excellence
Ayr, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Wayside Inn”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

A central hotel with very obliging new owners.
We arrived with three guests in stead of four and they only charged single occupancy of a double room without being asked.
The situation is a little noisy but everything else is good and the central location makes exploring the town easy.
Sam C

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Sam C
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2011

Very well placed central hotel with off street parking which made exploring Knysna easier. Hotel staff were very helpful and friendly. Granted Hotel could do with bit of upgrading but it is still good value compared to others in the town. Continental breakfast , served on deck was excellent and well presented.

Room Tip: Preferably not room with deck as by entrance and breakfast area so could be noisy.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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2 Thank KILIANM
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2011

stayed during the Oyster Festival in 2011. Didn't have high hopes, but was still disappointed. Some of the staff were quite pleasant, but others like the night watchman were rude. Rooms were small with lots of noise from neighbors - paper thin walls. Breakfasts were not good. wouldn't recommend.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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2 Thank AAProf
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Miami, Florida
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36 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2011

This was a basic B&B, with a good location in Knysna. The place was kept clean and simple. There were no frills here, and as others have said, the decor could use some updating. The rooms were comfortable, and relatively spacious. Nothing special, but I cannot pinpoint anything I found grossly wrong. The TV was a bit small (like 12 inches or something). I liked the location in Knysna, as it was tucked in a plaza that had several good restaurants. It was centrally located to walk on the main road.
The bathrooms were very basic and a little small. The bathroom had french doors that did not close well. I was traveling with a male friend and it was a bit awkward when one of us had to shower or use the toilet.
There was free parking, no wireless internet. Breakfast was basic but included - 2 eggs cooked to order with bacon and toast, and a table laid out with cereal, some cheese, juice, and some fruit. The lady who was working in the morning was friendly and spent a considerable amount of time helping me make arrangements to go paragliding. When she realized she misquoted the price, she made the booking for me foregoing her commission with the paragliding company.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Noturavg
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2010

Perhaps you don't have to compete hard for customers in Knysna. Certainly the Wayside Inn doesn't try too hard. Given it's price - it was poor value compared to places we stayed in for less money. The service was indifferent, breakfast limited and the rooms over due for an update. I'm sure you can do much better in Knysna.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Simmy_po
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2010

This is a nice B&B, just off the N2 on the main road through Knysna. It would benefit from a bit of updating on the room decor front, but offers good value and some friendly staff. It has a good location for getting to the Quays, the Heads and along the N2.

Look out for Daniel the night porter/attendant - he is an absolute star and we enjoyed chatting to him about his Khosa roots and language and his views on the past and optimistic future for SA. It was worth the stay just to spend time with him - although the other staff were great too and very helpful.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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3 Thank TomSaintsRL
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Nijmegen
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20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2010

Old b&b and that shows. Squeeking fan keeps you up all night...
Good location in Knysna (walking distance to Waterfront). Breakfast was pretty poor.

Beds were good and things were pretty clean.
Everything's very basic, don't expect a luxurious stay. For a fewe days it's not too bad.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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2 Thank patsj
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Property: Wayside Inn
Address: Pledge Square | 48 Main Street, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 29 Hotels in Knysna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Wayside Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Wayside Inn is an elegant Guest House nestled in the heart of Knysna which offers visitors quality accommodation and personal but discreet service. We are only meters away from variety of restaurants, shops, banks, supermarkets and a short walk to ferry departures and Knysna Quays Waterfront. We offer 24 hour management and ample secure parking. Wayside Inn centrally situated in Knysna the pearl of the Garden Route between Indian Ocean, Outeniqua Mountains and Knysna Lagoon which is home to the endangered Knysna Seahorse and many species of fish. All rooms have: • heating and ceiling fans/air conditioning • showers en-suite • Tea and coffee making facilities. • TV with SABC and 1 DSTV channel. A scrumptious buffet style breakfast - consisting of fresh fruit, yoghurt, home-made muesli, muffins, sweet pastries with cheese and preserves is served on our breakfast patio or if you prefer in your room through a secret panel in the door from 7.30am. We also offer bacon and eggs with toast and of course coffee, tea and fruit juice. ... more   less 
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