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Knysna Log-Inn Hotel
Ranked #16 of 30 Hotels in Knysna
Certificate of Excellence
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
1 review
“Best in Knysna”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2012

Fantastic stay staff very friendly rooms spacious and clean. o request from the staff to much trouble.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2012

Excellent stop over along the Garden Route. Convenient location , service good and food good.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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1959Peter, Manager at Knysna Log-Inn Hotel, responded to this review, February 11, 2012
Thank you so much for your positive comments! Our staff and ourselves try hard to offer a friendly good value for money stay with a bit of a non-commercial touch.
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Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2012

What can I say it's such a cute hotel....there are no elevators...it's very cottagish,. it's located in a street just like any house,the breakfast was not upto the mark, we had a big balcony where one can sit and relax no noise at all just lay back and watch the street ,,chat up probably get to see a few people walking down the road......as u walk up the street we reach the pier ,shops and all the tourist's shopping runs here....knysna itself is a very small and beautiful town so you can find people here very laid back......can visit:)

  • Stayed May 2011
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1959Peter, Manager at Knysna Log-Inn Hotel, responded to this review, February 11, 2012
So glad you liked the uniqueness of the hotel. It was meant to represent a part of a bygone era of the timber industry in Knysna. The Yellowwood foyer area is very special.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2012

we stayed here with travelspere group and cant fault it wish we had more time to enjoy the hotels we stay in but as usuall lovely hotel but action packed holiday great hotel pity no evening meals we ate at the pub oppisite very good but a few of us ate there making it a very enjoyable evening as we saw one from our party we all sat together BRILL!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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1959Peter, Manager at Knysna Log-Inn Hotel, responded to this review, February 11, 2012
Thank you for your positive comments. The location of Knysna Log-Inn is great for exploring the Waterfront area with all its Restaurants and quaint shops.
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Limerick, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2012

This hotel has a fairly good location, about 5 minutes walk to the waterfront.
The room was a good size, bed comfortable, bathroom fairly good but a bit old fashioned.
We only ate breakfast 2 mornings in the hotel as the quality of food and service on offer was very poor. The staff in the restaurant displayed a complete lack of interest. Most of the fruit tasted as if it came from a tin and the fruit juices were horrible.
We had a room on the second floor which meant that there were no noise coming from rooms above us. However you could hear the floor boards squeaking when you walked in the room. I'm sure that was an annoyance for people in the room below.
There was a noisey air-con unit outside our window (independent of our own air-con unit) that woke us up several times during the night. Also the rooms to the front of the hotel overlook a busy road, traffic starts on this road at about 6 am.
The pool area is fine, we sat there for an hour one evening after coming back from the beach.
Wifi is available but not free. The hallways are very stuffy and the hallways on the first floor look very narrow
My advice would be to stay at The Rex

Room Tip: First floor room facing the back of the hotel would be the quietest
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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1959Peter, General Manager at Knysna Log-Inn Hotel, responded to this review, February 11, 2012
Oh Dear! Something went wrong here! Internally we will address your staff service comments. In 14 years of our management we have become known for exceeding expectations when it comes to service and friendliness. On breakfast quality?? 10 varieties of fresh fruit and just 2 out of season fruits (peaches and Guavas) were choice quality tinned. the four varieties for fruit juice on offer are the best available from a supplier that supplies most of the Garden Route hotels. definitely not cheap and nasty that is also available.
With regards the air-con, we humbly apologize. The adjacent rooms compressor developed a problem during the night and was fixed the following day. all the air-cons are still under warranty and should not have kept you or any other guest from sleep.
I do hope that you brought your concerns to the attention of the manager on duty. We really value any constructive comments that can help us improve your stay and that of other guests.
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Perth, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2012

We were booked into this hotel ?? Through the travel agency associated with the tour we were travelling with. Booked in.....not even a fridge for cool drinks on a VERY HOT day??? Very dark corridors, dark carpet. Not welcoming after a hot journey. Wifi not free? Booked into the Protea Inn down the road. Much more refreshing in out look. For a similar price better accommodation than
the Log inn

  • Stayed January 2012
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1959Peter, Manager at Knysna Log-Inn Hotel, responded to this review, February 11, 2012
Clearly Knysna Log-Inn was not what you expected. Although we do not have fridges in the rooms, we offer a full bar service to all areas of the hotel including service to the rooms. Ice buckets and Ice water is also placed in every room.
Since your visit we have installed our own Wifi facility, which is now FREE of charge to all our guests.
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Cape Town
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2012

We stayed for one night with 2 adults and 2 kids. We made the booking the day before over the phone and they were super efficient.

The location is not bad - it is a couple of blocks or so to the Knysna Waterfront alghough the streets around the hotel didnt feel that safe (and we are used to SA streets) with a few people hanging about. The hotel itself is nothing special. The rooms are located off long corridors and are not particularly large. We found the whole place to be stuffy - it needed a change of air and a few open windows.

The bar and restaurant were completely deserted so we ate in the waterfront. We also left before breakfast so cant comment on any food.

All in all, I think there are more fresh/modern and better value places to stay in Knysna.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Knysna Log-Inn Hotel
Address: 16 Gray Street, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Knysna
#14 Luxury Hotel in Knysna
#14 Romantic Hotel in Knysna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Knysna Log-Inn Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 57
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Knysna Log-Inn is the Southern hemisphere's largest Timberlog hotel. This unique 57 room hotel is ideally situated to enjoy all the central tourist attractions that Knysna has to offer. All rooms are air-conditioned and fitted with modern, but tasteful appointments. Recreational facilities include all season swimming pool,jacuzzi and sauna. Town and Knysna waterfront are a mere 5 minutes walk from the hotel. We have memberships at Simola Golf Course, which allows our guests access to this breathtaking course at affordable rates. ... more   less 
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