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Review of Knysna Log-Inn Hotel

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Knysna Log-Inn Hotel
Ranked #15 of 30 Hotels in Knysna
Certificate of Excellence
Boone, North Carolina
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106 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Very Convenient Place to Stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013

We had a great visit to this hotel. Very nice rooms, good service, excellent breakfast. Best part was the Anchorage Restaurant right near by, and a place to do laundry that will deliver back to the hotel free of charge. Great place for a family to make a stop over during a trip of the area.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank WBWT
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1959Peter, Manager at Knysna Log-Inn Hotel, responded to this review, July 30, 2013
Thank you so much for this review. Our position as well as the unique features of a timberlog hotel do make us the ideal place to stay. i am so glad you enjoyed Anchorage restaurant. it is often overlooked for the glitzy waterfront restaurants. they serve really good food at a reasonable price.
thank you as well for the kind words about our freindly staff and great breakfasts. we do work hard at the little things that are often overlooked.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2013

We stayed in this hotel while travelling the Garden Route, staying only 1 night in Knysna. The hotel was easy to locate, just off the main road, and easy to spot as it's name implies! The hotel was lovely, large and airy, with good sized rooms and bathrooms. The staff were welcoming and gave good advice on places to visit in the area, as well as restaurants to try. Although we only stayed one night, it was definitely a place that made a good impression and I will stay there again on my next trip to the Cape.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sonja V
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1959Peter, Manager at Knysna Log-Inn Hotel, responded to this review, July 28, 2013
Dear Sonja. Thank you so much more your kind review. We have always been very proud of the way our staff deals with all the guests that stay with us. They genuinely want your stay in Knysna to be a good one. they also have experienced many of the activities that they recommend.
We look forward to your next visit to Knysna, when we can suggest a little more of our best kept secrets in the area.
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Pretoria, South Africa
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30 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2013

I often try to find accommodation that mirrors the culture or history of the place where it is, or at least of the name it carries. This is definitely one of those hotels. The wood building is already a great start for a lovely atmosphere. The bar adds to the feel and the breakfast is superieur. The rooms are very neat and tidy and the balcony overlooking the street is a very nice place to relax.

The whole setting with good restaurants in the same street, walking distance to the waterfront or shopping mall to the other side etc, is just perfect and makes a visit to Knysna a pleasure.

I will definitely stay here again for business or holiday and will absolutely recommend the hotel to anybody.

Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Deon L
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1959Peter, Manager at Knysna Log-Inn Hotel, responded to this review, July 28, 2013
Dear Sonja. Thank you so much more your kind review. We have always been very proud of the way our staff deals with all the guests that stay with us. They genuinely want your stay in Knysna to be a good one. they also have experienced many of the activities that they recommend.
We look forward to your next visit to Knysna, when we can suggest a little more of our best kept secrets in the area.
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Oudtshoorn, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2013

We spent one night and day in Knysna and stayed in the beautiful Knysna Log Inn and the family room we had was spacious and the extra amenities were greatly appreciated. Had a wonderful breakfast this morning and the staff and management were all very friendly! Thank-you.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Vanessa E
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1959Peter, Manager at Knysna Log-Inn Hotel, responded to this review, July 28, 2013
Thank you Vanessa. Your comments are very kind. We are glad you appreciated the little bit of extra space that the interleading rooms give. at least the kids could watch Disney channel while Dad watched his sport. We try to make breakfast a little different to the norm, so the cinnamon pancakes and fresh scones, although a little decadent, seem to tempt guests to endulge a little more than they would if they were at home.
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Midrand, South Africa
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27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

The hotel was clean and had good service. The hotel is well situated so you can walk to where you need to go. There are many eating houses at a short distance and a bakery to die for about 50m towards the lagoon.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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1 Thank Keith F
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1959Peter, Manager at Knysna Log-Inn Hotel, responded to this review, July 28, 2013
Hi Keith. thank you for your review. it is much appreciated. Our central location is such a plus, as you found out when walking the 2 blocks to the waterfront. So many quaint little shops, restaurants and activities can be enjoyed without having to drive anywhere in a car.
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2013

Had a great stay at the log inn. The staff were very accommodating, breakfast staff remembered what we liked to drink in the mornings.
The style of the hotel is really different with all the wood features and makes a nice change! Easy walking distance to the waterfront and some other great restaurants on the same street.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Nathan B
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1959Peter, Manager at Knysna Log-Inn Hotel, responded to this review, July 28, 2013
Thank you Nathan for your kind words. We are always so proud of our staff, because the way they assist people and do the "small stuff" like remembering your favourites, just cannot be taught. We try and promote a genuine friendliness, without being familiar, from our staff.
The hotel"s location is such a plus factor as well, as it allows relaxed exploring of the waterfront area, knowing that the hotel is a mere 5 minutes walk away.
As the manager for the last 15 years, I still do not tire of the spectacular Yellowwood features and magnificent stained glass windows depicting the old Woodcutter era famous to Knysna
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2013

We stayed for two nights in May 2013 during a touring holiday in Southern Africa, en route to Cape Town. It is a beautiful building made of wood for the mostpart situated in what must be one of South Africa's most charming towns. Good food, decent sized rooms with balconies and a small swimming pool to relax by.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Remoulds
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1959Peter, Manager at Knysna Log-Inn Hotel, responded to this review, May 24, 2013
Thank you the Remoulds! we are so happy that you enjoyed staying with us at Knysna Log-Inn. the entire staff work very hard at making people's holidays memorable, and from your comments, Knysna Log-Inn was a memorable stay.
we look forward to welcoming you or any of your family and friends at the hotel in the future, should they find themselves in Knysna.
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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
#13 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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