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“Night reception and security is great !” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Royal Hotel Knysna

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Royal Hotel Knysna
Ranked #28 of 30 Hotels in Knysna
Dublin
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15 reviews
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“Night reception and security is great !”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2013

This is not the best choice in Knysna, pool was closed earlier, not an option for dinner, location is ok, parking quiet safe but we have got some misleading information, room was quiet big and beds comfortable, however the night staff is superb.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Lukas K
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Durban, South Africa
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2013

A really hopeless B&B, and not a hotel.
Windows in room don't close, breakfast has several items not available e.g. cereal and bread!!
Parking is on the road with a car guard!
Management are in no hurry to help!

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Devan M
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

Firstly there was a miscommunication when I deposited the full rental into the account number given. I scanned the deposit slip to the email address given.(Which by the way was not requested I did it on my own accord.) Only to promptly receive a return mail advising that they do not accept cheque deposits. This information was not conveyed up front. I had to place a stop payment on the cheque which cost me R40 in bank fees. They did however meet me half way and gave a R20 discount on the rental. When we arrived in Knysna to check in I was asked for a R200 key deposit, which was also not mentioned up front. After fussing about this they accepted R100 key deposit at this point I also made it quite clear that we had a tee off time of 7am and would there be someone available to refund the key deposit. I was emphatically assured that this would be the case, I also made them aware that we would have to forfeit breakfast, no compromise was offered not a sandwich or any other form of sustenance. The accommodation was adequate as we hardly spent any time there at all. Of course the photographs on the website were not what we got. Breakfast on the Saturday morning was more than sufficient and tasty. The staff was friendly. But no, The Royal Hotel Knysna SA would not be my first choice in future.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Royal Hotel Knysna

Property: Royal Hotel Knysna
Address: 24 Queen Street, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #28 of 30 Hotels in Knysna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Royal Hotel Knysna 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Originally established in 1867 and now newly renovated, The Royal Hotel Knysna offers a charming colonial environment which is centrally situated in walking distance to restuarants, shops and the waterfront. With a central cobblestone courtyard, walkways and verandas, you will find yourself relaxing in this beautiful building and with wonderful staff to tend to your needs. ... more   less 
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