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Goiania, GO
Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

Certainly, the best of Knysna. Very hospitatility. Nice and confortable rooms, great breakfast and very attention owners. It locates in the best point in knysna next to to great shop center and easy to find it. No problema with this hotel. I definely recommend it!

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KnysnaManorHouse, Owner at Knysna Manor House, responded to this review

It is thanks to my wonderful mom, Brenda, Marlene and the three ladies that we get reviews such as yours. To be called the "Best of Knysna" is a great honour. Thank you for your kind words are recommendations. We most certainly welcome guests such as yourselves who appreciate all the hard work put in by all the staff. Thank...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 17 March 2016

We had such a lovely stay with tasty breakfasts, the biggest most comfiest bed, large flat screen TV and friendly welcoming staff. The place is secure, including secure parking and easy access. Our room was huge, it was always well serviced with clean towels everyday! I enjoyed the lovely little warm self service pub that makes you want to stay...

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KnysnaManorHouse, Owner at Knysna Manor House, responded to this review

Hi Melinda, It is great that you took the time to research even further into the history of our amazing guesthouse. You have described the guesthouse down to a tee, and I wish that I could use your description on my webpage. We most certainly look forward to hosting you and Tyron again, and look forward to meeting you again....

Reviewed 3 March 2016

Wonderfully maintained old house with ample history and close to the centre of town. Very friendly and helpful people and very well managed even though they were fully booked. will definitely stay there again on my next visit to Knysna!

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KnysnaManorHouse, Owner at Knysna Manor House, responded to this review

Hi Gideon, As the owner of Knysna Manor House, I thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. As I am not based at the guesthouse, it is always encouraging to get feedback as positive as yours. Brenda and Marlene are the most amazing managers, and I know that they go out of their way to make...

Blandford UK
Reviewed 18 February 2016

Located in a quiet road away from the buy traffic but within a five minute drive of the Waterfront, an ideal place to eat, shop and have a short boat ride. Rooms are large and comfortable and the swimming pool an excellent place to quietly relax.

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KnysnaManorHouse, Owner at Knysna Manor House, responded to this review

Hi Victor, We, as the owners of Knysna Manor House are always thrilled when guests take the time to share their positive views. Glad that you took advantage of the swimming pool and that you found the rooms large and comfortable. I am sure that Brenda and Marlene looked after you well. We would welcome a revisit when you are...

Elkton, Maryland
Reviewed 10 February 2016

If you enjoy a home with character, which is clean and has friendly staff , then this wonderful lodge is for you. The rooms were clean, different sizes. We actually chose a smaller room with a four poster bed and Victorian bath,but there are very large rooms with king size beds and modern new shower units and family rooms with...

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KnysnaManorHouse, Owner at Knysna Manor House, responded to this review

Firstly I must apologise for not replying sooner, but did not receive any notification from Tripadvisor. I am so glad that you enjoyed the character of our guesthouse and that you found it to be clean and that my wonderful staff were friendly. Thank you for also taking the time to critique the whole house, and dispute other comments regarding...

Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 January 2016

This property is in a good location with ample parking. The guest house is very tired and needs some TLC. The room was a good size and comfortable. The building with some love could be really lovely. It also backs onto a fuel station.

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KnysnaManorHouse, Owner at Knysna Manor House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. Since taking over the guesthouse in 2007, we have slowly been renovating the house, with redoing of bathrooms, total refurbishment of all bed linens, swimming pool, new deck along with other things. We understand that our guesthouse is old, and take pride in the fact that it is a...

durbanville
Reviewed 14 January 2016

Beautiful property Large rooms tastefully decorated delicious breakfast served on the patio nothing too much trouble for the ladies who run it. Excellent knowledge and advice about the local area and what to do!

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KnysnaManorHouse, Owner at Knysna Manor House, responded to this review

It is such an honor to have such an amazing review. To my amazing ladies, Brenda and Marlene in the front office and dining room, and Lizzie, Annaline and Troi behind the scenes in the kitchen and cleaning the rooms. Reviews such as yours as dedicated to my wonderful staff. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience....

Queenstown, South Africa
Reviewed 13 January 2016

Thank you for your hospitality! We had a great stay. I would suggest an air-con in the room for the hot weather, though! Breakfast was delicious and kids loved the pool! The location was ideal - just a walk down the road and we were at the Waterfront!

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KnysnaManorHouse, Owner at Knysna Manor House, responded to this review

Good Afternoon Di, You are most welcome. I have addressed the aircon before with other guests. Knysna Manor House is an Historical Building, and we there, by law, cannot alter the outside of the building in anyway, therefore making it impossible for us to install air-conditioners in all the rooms. Glad that you all enjoyed the breakfast and that the...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 13 January 2016

Wonderful ladies running the manor. Although we only stayed a night, we absolutely loved the accommodation, clean, eveything we needed and we were well accommodated with our large group. I would definitely recommend this property to others. Hafeeza Sader

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KnysnaManorHouse, Owner at Knysna Manor House, responded to this review

My two managers, Brenda and Marlene and doing such a great job with the guests. I am glad that we were able to accommodate your large group. It is always great to hear that guests "love" our guesthouse, and I am glad that that you found everything clean and to your liking. We trust we you will choose us again...

Ribe, Denmark
Reviewed 8 January 2016

Nice cozy B&B with a wonderfull view from the terrace. We had their flat with a bunk bed, a doublebed and a sofabed. Nice with a fridge in the heat, and If you travel selfcatering the kitchen is ok. Not much equipment though, budt clean.

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KnysnaManorHouse, Owner at Knysna Manor House, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. I take note your lack of equipment in the flat, and would appreciate feedback as to what we can add to improve the facilities. I am a bit concerned that your overall rating was only a 1, but in all sections, you rated us 3 and over. Again, any feedback would be appreciated so that...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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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. This Knysna accommodation consists of 13 en-suite rooms that have all been lovingly furnished and equipped with modern amenities including tea trays, a hairdryer (availale at reception), heaters, fans, 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 in public areas, and in some rooms. We are working with the service provider to hopefully have the entire guesthouse wi-fi enabled. Breakfast is served from 7 - 9 either in the breakfast room, or on the deck overlooking the Knysna Lagoon. The deck offers guests stunning views of the Knysna Lagoon and Knysna Heads, and is a quiet place to end the day after finishing one of the many day trips around Knysna. These include the hauntingly beautiful Tsitsikamma National Park, Wilderness, Oudtshoorn, George and Plettenberg Bay. We are a 3 Star, AA Highly Recommended accommodation provider. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Knysna Manor House

Address: 19 Fichat Street | Garden Route, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Price Range: $69 - $118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Knysna Manor House 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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“Not all rooms have views, request this if you would like one.”
TLW100, 14 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are of good quality.”
Petropawlowsk, 2 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Loved the upstairs rooms”
782melindam, 17 Mar 2016 | Read review
“There are varied size rooms on several levels, and if you cannot climb stairs, the main floor would be better.”
franklaff, 9 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Top floor rooms would be best as its wooden floors, but all the rooms are great”
nina_trilogy, 5 Jan 2016 | Read review
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