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Knysna Log-Inn Hotel
Ranked #19 of 30 Hotels in Knysna
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 3, 2013

So why stay here?
Not for the views, the front is on the street and the back is on the carpark. Not for the rooms which are good sized, well equipped but a little tired.
First reason is the location, halfway between the main street for the shops, banks etc. and the waterfront for its array of restaurants. Also the Brinton on Sea 7km beach is only 15 mins drive away.
But the main reason is for the staff who are endlessly helpful and very, very nice people.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Brian H
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Marti D, General Manager at Knysna Log-Inn Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2013

Dear Brian H

Thank you for your review of the Knysna Log-Inn. I have to agree that the Log-Inn is ideally situated for our guests to explore Knysna on foot! and it is still safe to walk around - one of the joys of living in "paradise" (read the Garden Route and specifically Knysna!!) Knysna is also the perfect place to use as a base to explore the rest of the Garden Route as it is quite central and allows you to do daily trips to various activities and places and to return "home" without the hassle of moving on to yet another town and hotel

We do have great staff working at the Knysna Log-Inn. Our aim at the Knysna Log-Inn is to be warmly professional and to make the guests feel right at home while they are on holiday.

We hope to see you and all your friends and family back at the Knysna Log-Inn in the not so distant future.

Have a great day
Kind Regards
Marti Dale

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Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

The staff in this hotel go over and above the call of duty to ensure that their clients are happy. Marti is the most amazing manager- the bosses are lucky to have an angel like her. All the staff were amazing - the breakfast team knew exactly how I liked my eggs and always asked how I was. They put on a very special spread. I stayed longer than intended and was treated almost as part of the log- inn family! My every need was attended too - I even went out on special trips with members of staff ( thanks again). A truly special hotel and staff. I had an amazing time at the Log inn and I know you all too!!! Thanks again!!! 100/100!!!!

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Thank Alybuk
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Marti D, Manager at Knysna Log-Inn Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2013

Dear Alybuk
Thanks for your very kind and very excellent review. We at the Knysna Log-Inn enjoyed having you around although the circumstances were not so pleasant for you. I do hope you will be able to visit South African and specifically Knysna and the Log-Inn in the not so distant future and that you will then be able to have a holiday as you intended. Keep in touch...

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Reviewed August 26, 2013

Very good value for money... I booked a family room and a single room, but to my surprise I received two family rooms for no extra charge. I guess it was to keep all of us together and maybe they were not busy. Well either way it was a bargain and I appreciated their customer focus. It was a clean and neat venue with a generous buffet breakfast.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Riaan S
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Marti D, Manager at Knysna Log-Inn Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2013

Dear Riaan S.
Thank you for your kind response on Tripadvisor. Where we can, we will always keep families and parties together. We pride ourselves in putting on a breakfast spread that is generous and also a little different to what you commonly find in hotels.
We look forward to welcoming you, your family and/or friends back soon at Knysna Log-Inn

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Reviewed August 25, 2013

This was a lovely place to stay, the service was excellent in walking distance to everything, restaurants very close breakfast was great, you will enjoy this. it has the cabin look with really unusual hall ways you will see what I mean

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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Thank chrismuz
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Marti D, Manager at Knysna Log-Inn Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2013

Dear Chrismuz
Thanks for reviewing Knysna Log-Inn so favourably on tripadvisor. Being within two blocks of the Knysna waterfront which is the centre of all tourist activities in our little town is a real bonus. Knysna Log-Inn does have a unique feel to it and was built purposely to fit in with Knysna's history of being a Timber industry town last century.
We are happy that you enjoyed the standard of service that that you received.
Hope to see you or your friends visiting Knysna and the Log-Inn soon.

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Reviewed August 10, 2013

This is a very pleasant hotel and the welcome was superb. The moment we arrived the hotel we were met with a cold drink. The rooms and facilities were all clean and well maintained. Free wifi and computer use which was a real bonus. Bathroom and bedroom spacious and modern.
Had a lovely breakfast with a vast array of food. It was very busy in the restaurant but never once did we need to ask for the trays to be topped up or tea etc as the staff were on the ball.
Bar is a good place to relax or have a drink before walking to the waterfront which is a stone's throw away.
Always felt safe and secure.
Thanks

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled on business
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Thank CB1315
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1959Peter, Manager at Knysna Log-Inn Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2013

Dear CB1315
Thank you for your very positive review of Knysna Log-Inn. the manner in which you were received has become one of the staffs really strong points. We often hear that the genuine way in which all staff interacts with guests makes all the difference.
Our breakfasts are also a highlight and we pride ourselves in offering quality, quantity and a few decadent surprises that other hotels do not offer.

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Reviewed August 9, 2013

Very good hotel to stay, has jungle lodge experience and yet has all the modern facilities,located just in the centre of town and at walkable distance from lagoon, good and elaborate continental break fast, friendly staff.on the whole a very decent place to stay

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank rachotappa
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1959Peter, Manager at Knysna Log-Inn Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2013

Dear Raccotappa. Thank you so much for reviewing Knysna Log-Inn. The hotel is unique and we are very proud of our Timberlog roots and heritage. Our biggest asset is our distance from Knysna Waterfront, with all its attractions, restaurants and shops. we hope to welcome you, your family or friends back at Knysna Log-Inn in the near future.

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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
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1959Peter, Manager at Knysna Log-Inn Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 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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Additional Information about 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 Romantic Hotel in Knysna
#16 Luxury Hotel in Knysna
Price Range: $98 - $205 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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Also Known As:
Knysna Log Hotel Knysna
Knysna Log Inn

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