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“Budget accommodation with very personalised service”
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Wayside Inn
Ranked #23 of 30 Hotels in Knysna
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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“Budget accommodation with very personalised service”
Reviewed 5 September 2013

I was in Knysna on business and spent 4 nights here. It is centrally located in town, across the road form the Knysna Mall. Anneke was a fantastic host and nothing was too much trouble to help make us feel welcome. The rates were very competitive, but I need to warn you, that for such competitive rates and budget accommodation, please don’t expect R1000 per night facilities. It is budget accommodation and was more than sufficient for work purposes (or traveller), having only needed a bed and breakfast (with an option of having breakfast served in the room). There is also free wifi which is a necessity. Breakfast was filling and is enough to see you through to lunch time. The rooms have on-suite bathrooms with what looked like newly renovated showers. The bed was very comfortable, and the area, while in town, was very quiet and I was able to have a good night sleep. The quality of linen is good and the guest house is very clean and well looked after. Anneke, the owner, goes out of her way to accommodate ones wishes and does so with a constant smile. I found the service very personalized and would stay there again.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 25 August 2013

Very nice staff and cosy room. Breakfast included, nice place to stay. Simple and affordable. We flew into George and made Knysna our first stop on the Garden route, nice place to stay and start our trip


  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 15 July 2013

We only stayed one night after running the forest half marathon. We had three rooms I total. Service was good. They organized an early breakfast for us. The shared single DSTV channel was a bit annoying as other guest changed in the middle of the tennis. And the breakfast area is freezing cold with no heating. But the food was good.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 8 July 2013

The Waysiden Inn is a nice and cosy b&b nestled in the Knysna CBD. Excellent Location as you can walk to all the attracctions that Knysna has to offer. The stay was marvellous as it felt just like home.I will definately go back there again and would say Wayside Inn is a must stay when in Knynsa area!! Thanks to the staff, they made our stay perfect with their warm hearts and kindness.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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Reviewed 7 July 2013

Pleasant. Centrally situated. Friendly and pleaseant staff. Knew each guest and in which room they stayed.Attendance at breakfast was only real issue and staff needed to be called from kitchen for service.Kindly allowed us to first finish our cycle race on Sunday and allowed us to have a quick shower and breakfast prior to departure...really a nice touch.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 July 2013

When we booked we were not expecting a lot as we booked purely because it was the cheapest place we could find during the Knysna Oyster Fest but it was perfect! It was nicely decorated and VERY central for all the festivities. There was lots of secure parking round the back so we left our car there the whole weekend and walked everywhere. We were right in the front room and didnt find it too noisy at all. Breakfast was a little chilly as it is set outside but the spread was nice enough. If you are looking for clean a central this is your place.
Staff were very friendly and helpful too.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Villiersdorp
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Reviewed 23 May 2013

This I believe is the 7th year that 12 golfers from Elgin /Villiersdorp have used The Wayside Inn as our base for for our annual Southern Cape Golf tour. we so enjoy the Inn that we return year after year. Every thing is just perfect and we are treated as family and great friends. Thanks to all the wonderful staff. See you again next year

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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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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