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The St. James of Knysna
Ranked #7 of 30 Hotels in Knysna
Certificate of Excellence
Pretoria, South Africa
1 review
“Lovely setting”
Reviewed July 12, 2013

We unfortunately only stayed a night. The hotel has a lovely setting on the Knysna lake with a magnificent view. The food was delicious although the staff at the dinner required some more training. If we travel to Knysna again, we would stay there again!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

We came here by car and should only stay one night. We had a very beautiful room only meters from the edge of the water. It was a suite (they upgrated us). Our bathroom was hudge with the biggest shower ever seen. The staff was very kind and was helping us. One of the staff found out in the morning that we had a flat tire and was changing it with a big smile. It's a very good place to relax if you stay for several days. We had a plan where we rented a car for a week and in some places only stayed one night. We really liked it here.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 11, 2013

St James on Knsyna is a beautiful hotel on the Knsyna Lagoon. We had a great stay with excellent service. Breakfast was good and Dinner was good(mixed review, starters and dessert were great, mains were average)

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 7, 2013

Beautiful scenery, excellent service, clean rooms and worthwhile amenities. We woke up to see all the cars being washed! The staff really go out of their way to do what they can for you. Highly recommended. I will stay here again

  • Stayed June 2013
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Riverside, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed June 1, 2013

One night at this lovely hotel probably wasn't enough, because the setting along the 'lake' is quite spectacular. The rooms are slightly dated, but so large and luxurious in their amenities---
(great stone bathroom with walk-in showers, etc.) that the dated vibe is forgiven. Dinner in the restaurant strives to be a 5-star experience and generally makes it. Clearly it's lovely setting is what you will remember mostly.

Room Tip: If you don't spend the extra to get a room facing the water and lake, with the rolling lawns dow...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 20, 2013

We only stayed one night but we felt very well looked after by the hotel. The food was excellent. It was a lovely sunny day in Knysna and we had lovely views of the water. I would recommend staying there.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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Reviewed May 15, 2013

At this hotel we stayed 3 nights and we experienced a wonderful time. The colonial building with many French details gave us a feeling with the former French influences. The room with a view on the lake was very spacious and well kept.
The service was excellent. Since we visited Knysna in May, it was quite chilly in the evenings. The room was heated via the heater. At one of the evenings we were the only guests around and the manager set a table for two near the open fire. The chef makes an excellent Agnus! dinner is excellent, breakfast is up to standard.

Room Tip: We advise other guests to choose a room with an view on the lake. The light in the mornings and even...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about The St. James of Knysna

Property: The St. James of Knysna
Address: The Point, Eastford, Knysna, 6570 | P.O. Box 1242, Knysna 6570, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Knysna
#7 Family Hotel in Knysna
#7 Luxury Hotel in Knysna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — The St. James of Knysna 5*
Number of rooms: 15
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