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The St. James of Knysna
Ranked #7 of 30 Hotels in Knysna
Certificate of Excellence
Calw, Germany
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5 reviews
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“Fantastic little hotel”
Reviewed May 12, 2014

We had a great stay in a very comfortable and service-minded guesthouse. The upgrated room was of a very large size with all comfort. The pool and the garden are really fantastic, the position directly on the watersite is great. The food-quality in the Restaurant was of a very high Level. The Management and the staff are very friendly and helpfull.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 11, 2014

We've read that the lagoon was pretty but this hotel is on such a lovely spot that the beauty still surprises. The room we had was lovely with a nice view of the lagoon. Also the service in bar and restaurant were great. We would certainly go back if we wanted to stay another night in Knysna.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Ringwood, Hants
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Reviewed May 2, 2014

Unexpected little gem of a place to stay. Turn off the highway down a little track and find this beautiful place on the lagoon. Great views, lovely room, excellent dining, and altogether brilliant. Very peaceful spot to unwind.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 17, 2014 via mobile

Luxury on the lagoon. Spacious and luxurious accommodation complimented with fine dining. This is a perfect place to unwind en route to or from Cape Town, or better yet, to put one's feet up for a while longer and enjoy the serenity of the Knysna lagoon.

Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
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Uniondale, South Africa
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Reviewed March 31, 2014

From the friendly, efficient check-in to similar check out the St James was a pleasure. A fine breakfast with the view towards the Heads over the lagoon and a daily newspaper to browse started the day. Dinner was fine dining, and with a good wine list. A nice range of whiskeys in the well-stocked bar/library. The spacious suite was excellent and well supplied with all the items and accessories for comfort. All round lovely service and attention to detail and needs.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

Its one of the classiest properties we gave stayed in. Located alongside the lake, painted white, with a lush green lawn - its just very beautiful. The rent is a steal compared to the quality of the property. The one thing we hated were the small old cabinet TVs in the rooms. I am sure the hotel will upgrade them in future.

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 25, 2014 via mobile

We loved this place. Just off the main road as you enter Knysna.
We were allocated a suite from which we were able to lie in bed and look directly across our balcony to the lagoon and mountains beyond - stunning. The suite has a very spacious bathroom with double sinks, large shower plus bath.
A beautiful vase of fresh flowers had been placed in the room as a further welcoming touch.
A very comfortable lounge area separate. from the main bedroom, with sofa was also a plus point.
Every evening whilst at dinner, the room was prepared for us with ambient lighting, a bottle of cold water and a chocolate....all lovely touches.
Breakfast in the dining room was amazing with a good choice of buffet items, followed by a made to order cooked breakfast, and all this whilst admiring the local bird life just in front of us.
The gardens, whilst not extensive, are beautifully cared for and the huge coy carp (goldfish) in the small pond, are so tame that they will come and suck at your finger.
Complimentary canoes are available from the hotel jetty and we thoroughly enjoyed exploring the shallower parts of the lagoon.
Swimming in the hotels main pool was wonderful, also with views out onto the lagoon and the gardens.
The staff were all very helpful.
All in all, a great experience and easily justifies my five star plus rating!

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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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 Luxury Hotel in Knysna
#7 Family 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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