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“Lovely place with lots of character”
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Knysna Manor House
Ranked #47 of 128 Knysna B&B and Inns
Reviewed November 23, 2013

We spent 2 nights at the Knysna Manor House and very much enjoyed our stay. If you like Colonial style houses, you will certainly enjoy the decor and character of the Manor House!

Our room was very clean, spacious and quiet and breakfast was great - espcially when served on the lovely deck outside with views of the Knysna Lagoon.

Location is very convenient with cafes, restaurants and lots of shops around the corner. The waterfront can also easily be reached on foot in 10-15 Mins.

The lady running the Manor House is very helpful and full of good and honest advise!

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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KnysnaManorHouse, Owner at Knysna Manor House, responded to this reviewResponded November 24, 2013

Thank you for your kind words regarding our guesthouse. I agree that it certainly does have the old colonial feel about it. I am glad that your room was clean and quite and that you enjoyed your breakfast overlooking the magnificent Knysna Lagoon.

We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Kind regards
Gail Dalton
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Reviewed November 21, 2013

Amazing hosts in both Brenda and Anthony! Brenda went the extra mile in making us welcome and comfortable.
The room was clean, comfortable and lacked nothing.
Central location was extremely convenient, and close to everything.
Amazing breakfast scores a perfect 10!

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
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KnysnaManorHouse, Owner at Knysna Manor House, responded to this reviewResponded November 23, 2013

Wow Judi, it is great to hear that Anthony and Brenda are still enjoying themselves by showing their hospitality towards our guests. I agree with you that they go out of their way to make guests feel at home, and that is what we strive to achieve.

The breakfast is amazing, and when I manage to get down to the most beautiful part of the world, I thoroughly enjoy eating my breakfast out on the deck, whilst watching the amazing views of the Knysna Lagoon.

I thank you for your positive response, and I am sure that Anthony and Brenda will be waiting to welcome either you or your friends back to Knysna Manor House in the future.

All the best for the festive season.
Gail Dalton
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Reviewed November 12, 2013

I real like the hotel location and its safety, the service was good too. however i did not like the situation of not changing the bed sheet all the time of my stay in 4 days. otherwise everything was good and i liked it

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled on business
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KnysnaManorHouse, Owner at Knysna Manor House, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2013

Thank you for your kind comments, I will address the issue of the sheets with the management.

Kind regards
Gail Dalton

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Reviewed November 10, 2013

Had a nice stay at Knysna Manor house.
Because of our little boy they upgraded our room to a family room, without extra costs. Perfect! The view is beautiful, just a couple of minutes downhill walk to the centre and the lagoon.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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KnysnaManorHouse, Owner at Knysna Manor House, responded to this reviewResponded November 11, 2013

I am so glad that Anthony and Brenda could accommodate your needs without extra expense. We strive to make our guests feel at home.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Knysna Manor House in the near future.

Kind Regards
Gail Dalton

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Reviewed November 9, 2013

A lovely hotel run by a very nice couple. The rooms are very well decorated and extremely comfortable. the owners Brenda and Anthony, are more than happy to offer advice on such things as where to go and eat etc. The breakfast is really good and there is a bar that is open all day and night.

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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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KnysnaManorHouse, Owner at Knysna Manor House, responded to this reviewResponded November 11, 2013

Anthony and Brenda do go out of their way to make guests feel at home. I am glad that you took advantage of the wealth of advise that they have to offer, and also that you enjoyed the Honesty Bar.

Kind Regards
Gail Dalton

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Reviewed October 15, 2013

The Manor is a building with lots of character, comfortable beds and old style/antique furniture. You can sense the history of the place.
The owners really care for the comfort and safety of the guests.
Located in a quiet street parallel tot the main street (shops etc.).

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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KnysnaManorHouse, Owner at Knysna Manor House, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2013

Good Evening Anne-Marie,

So many of our guests find the character and history of Knysna Manor House, and we are so glad that you found your stay comfortable and that your hosts, Anthony and Brenda were helpful.

We appreciate that you took the time to review us on Tripadvisor.

Kind Regards
Gail Dalton
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Reviewed September 20, 2013

Knysna Manor House is the ideal stop over location for travelling the Garden route between the Eastern Cape (Port Elizabeth or East London) & Cape Town. Ideally situated in the town central within easy reach of all the restaurants, shops and sites. The management, Anthony & Brenda are excellent hosts and ensure that your stsy is excellent. The breakfasts are grest and the "honesty bar" is fairly priced. Hihly recommrnded.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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KnysnaManorHouse, Owner at Knysna Manor House, responded to this reviewResponded September 22, 2013

Hi Malcom,

All that I can say was that it was a pleasure hosting you yet again, thank you for taking the time to review us. Our guests comments are very important to us.

We look forward to hosting you again.

Kind regards
Gail

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Additional Information about Knysna Manor House

Address: 19 Fichat Street | Garden Route, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #47 of 128 B&Bs / Inns in Knysna
Price Range: $60 - $91 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Knysna Manor House 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Knysna Manor House is a 3 star, AA Highly Recommended Knysna guesthouse offering B&B accommodation on the Garden Route. It is a unique Bed and Breakfast that combines the charm of times gone by with modern amenities. Built in 1896, the guest house was the original home of the mayor of Knysna and was converted into a B&B in the 1980's. Knysna Manor House guesthouse is housed in a charming Victorian mansion located in the centre of town, overlooking the stunning Knysna Lagoon and is within a 2-5 minute walk of local shops, banks, craft markets, restaurants and the Knysna Waterfront.accommodation consists of 13 en-suite rooms that have all been lovingly furnished and equipped with modern amenities including tea trays, additional blankets, tea/coffee making facilities. The majority of these rooms have a mini fridge. We have now opened up a self catering flat, which can accommodate two adults and two children. Guests can enjoy "Free Wi-Fi" Internet access. ... more   less 
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