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The St. James of Knysna

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Reviewed 25 February 2017

Excellent world class comfort. Superbe setting We had a suite overlooking the harbour. Wonderful views which changed by the time of day. Watch African birds on the manicured lawns. Relax in one of several pools or the superb bar and peaceful lounges

Thank craneyot
Reigate, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Loved this hotel. Very relaxed & charming. The views of the lagoon were stunning & the grounds beautiful. We didn't stay for dinner preferring to head into Knysna, but breakfast was excellent, staff were really friendly and the morning car wash an unexpected bonus!

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderful time in my short stay at the hotel. Was greeted by a friendly manager who took me on a personal tour of the facilities after a long drive from Cape Town. Great selection of wines and spirits in the small, comfortable and relaxing bar. Room was a suite and extremely relaxing. Restaurant very accommodating and the food...

Thank David V
Northampton, England
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 night stay at The St James. It is a lovely hotel, with fairly extensive grounds and a stunning location on the lagoon. There are attractive lounges, which were always quiet, giving a feeling of being a guest in someone's home, rather than a paying guest in an hotel. Our room was quite spacious, with a...

Thank HughandAnne
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We were greeted by an enthusiastic manager who tried his best to make us feel welcome, but it quickly became clear that we were out of place as a young couple. At dinner, we were the only people below the age of 60. After dinner, we tried to get a drink at the bar but it seemed limited to G&T...

Thank Dom H
Reviewed 9 February 2017

We stayed here for four nights in late January and have nothing but praise for the whole place, wonderful setting right on the lagoon, stunning views, peaceful and excellent service from all staff (including the guy who cleaned all the cars every morning)! The food both at breakfast and dinner was superb - we ate there all four nights as...

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Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

A lovely hotel full of elegance . Beautiful grounds and were courteously met on arrival . Rooms very pleasant with lovely gardens overlooking the lagoon . Staff very helpful. Food - both breakfast and evening meal of a very high standard

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Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Our wonderful hosts in Knysna managed to get us a NYE dinner booking at this hotel. What a disaster! The service was incredibly slow and inattentive. We waited almost an hour between finishing our starters and the arrival of our very ordinary main courses. This was the same for all tables and a siege mentality camaraderie began to grow amongst...

Thank Wiggersontour
Reviewed 20 January 2017

We were lucky enough to stay at a number of 5 star hotels whilst travelling SA on honeymoon and the cost and service comparably to those (e.g. Mont Rochelle, Settlers Drift) was not on par with what we received at The St James. The setting is beautiful and the rooms are sizeable but the delight ended there sadly. The decor...

Thank Kate M
Graz, Austria
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Nicely located at the sea, a little outside of Knysna. An elegant house surrounded by a large garden, this alone already a perfect place to relax. Quite a number of sunbeds around a nice and large pool. The stylish house has not too many rooms, so the number of guests is ok. Beds and sleeping quality are great, and it's...

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Additional Information about The St. James of Knysna

Address: The Point, Eastford, Knysna, 6570 | P.O. Box 1242, Knysna 6570, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Price Range: $142 - $428 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The St. James of Knysna 5*
Number of rooms: 15
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#5 Romantic Hotel in Knysna
#7 Family Hotel in Knysna
#8 Luxury Hotel in Knysna
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“Bay Facing rooms are best”
deepakazad, 14 Apr 2017 | Read review
“go for a suite or room overlooking the sea”
craneyot, 25 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room overlooking the lagoon”
LollyT, 8 Feb 2017 | Read review
“ask for a room with balview”
paul803, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Choose the George Rex suite if you can afford it!”
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JMcC83F, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
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