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Wayside Inn
Ranked #23 of 30 Hotels in Knysna
East London, South Africa
1 review
“Very Good”
Reviewed 12 May 2013

We found that although we booked breakfast at 9h00, we had to sit around and wait, also there was not enough food and had to ask the waitress to bring in hot food, so the food department was not grea, however the room was nice and comfortable, also room was clean. The day and night staff was friendly.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Bloemfontein, South Africa
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Reviewed 7 May 2013

We stayed here as two couples for 6 nights April/May for the Pink Loerie Mardi Gras and Arts Festival. Lovely place with friendly staff and clean rooms. This was our first choice as it was within walking distance from all the shops, restaurants and the waterfront easily reachable. The square from where the parade started was right next to the Inn. Will stay here again.

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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 29 April 2013

We stayed at Wayside Inn 3 nights as we were on our way to Bloukrans River Bridge for our bungee jump. The location is slightly hidden behind the main but it is very convenient as there are many shops and eating places near by.

We booked 3 rooms and they were all very nicely prepared. The housekeeper placed lavenders on the bed that made the rooms smell so great. there is also a small bay window in the room so you can do some read and enjoy a little sunshine during winter.

There is a small family lounge at the ground floor where you can watch a big screen tv or just a some reading by it. Morning breakfast is served at the little foyer by the main entrance. parking is very safe here as it is within the compound of the Inn.

2 weeks later after we returned home , my wife realised she left behind her jacket at the hotel room. We contacted Wayside inn and they were so kind to find us a inexpensive courier service to return the jacket from SA back to us in Singapore.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 April 2013

absolute gem ,walking distance to shops ,waterfront ,restaurants
very friendly,helpful staff
felt very welcome
clean rooms
quaint breakfast deck and safe parking for your car
good value
my favourite place in Knyna
will definately stay there again

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 11 March 2013 via mobile

I stayed here more than 2 years ago and wasn't sure what to expect
I was pleasantly surprised!!
Received friendly welcome, checked in and shown to my room
It was lovely and sunny with door opening onto narrow balcony. It was lovely to feel the breeze coming through
Rooms are however basic but clean
The breakfast on the back porch which is either continental or english - delicious!!
Staff are very friendly and helpful
The location is good to be able to walk to shopping centre across the road and can stroll to waterfront
I would definitely recommend this b&b !!

  • Stayed March 2013
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 March 2013

This ideally positioned quaint Inn is a little hidden gem on the popular Garden Route.
It was quiet weekend in Knysna but I was warmly welcomed by the staff who placed me in a room backing on to a square. Albeit a little noisy late at night due to the proximity to a local pub, I had a good nights sleep to be awakened to a wonderful breakfast considering my budget price for my nights stay. Recommended to book here when next in this area.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 February 2013

The accommodation office found the Wayside Inn for us and we were absolutely happy with it. The owners could not have been more helpful, including offering us a lift to fetch our car which was parked just a few streets away!
Our room was fabulous with a dormer window from which we could just see boats on the lagoon. We were torn between relaxing on the gorgeous window seats or going out to explore the town! The room was charmingly furnished and well equipped.
We stayed for two nights and on the second a huge party arrived but we never heard a thing. We were told next day that Daniel the night man had stayed up all night to make sure our fellow guests didn't disturb us.
We found the accommodation very peaceful, even though there were a number of bars and restaurants in a square nearby.
The owners went to a lot of trouble with breakfast, offering both continental and full fried breakfast, which I'm sure many European visitors would appreciate.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Wayside Inn

Property: Wayside Inn
Address: Pledge Square | 48 Main Street, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 30 Hotels in Knysna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Wayside Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Wayside Inn is an elegant Guest House nestled in the heart of Knysna which offers visitors quality accommodation and personal but discreet service. We are only meters away from variety of restaurants, shops, banks, supermarkets and a short walk to ferry departures and Knysna Quays Waterfront. We offer 24 hour management and ample secure parking. Wayside Inn centrally situated in Knysna the pearl of the Garden Route between Indian Ocean, Outeniqua Mountains and Knysna Lagoon which is home to the endangered Knysna Seahorse and many species of fish. All rooms have: • heating and ceiling fans/air conditioning • showers en-suite • Tea and coffee making facilities. • TV with SABC and 1 DSTV channel. A scrumptious buffet style breakfast - consisting of fresh fruit, yoghurt, home-made muesli, muffins, sweet pastries with cheese and preserves is served on our breakfast patio or if you prefer in your room through a secret panel in the door from 7.30am. We also offer bacon and eggs with toast and of course coffee, tea and fruit juice. ... more   less 
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