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“Great location, great service”
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Wayside Inn
Ranked #23 of 30 Hotels in Knysna
London, United Kingdom
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“Great location, great service”
Reviewed 26 May 2014

Stayed here for 1 night in April 2014. The accommodation has its own onsite parking, and they allowed us to leave our car there even after checking out so we could do our own thing. The location is right in the centre of town, so walking to the marina, shops, restaurants, etc is easy. The staff were very friendly and helpful giving advice on things to do and where to go if needed. Breakfast included cereals, toast and a cooked option so plenty to keep you going for a few hours. The room we stayed in was comfortable, and although some of the fittings looked somewhat dated, it was clean and served our needs. Considering the price we paid and the prices of some others around the area, I believe we had excellent value for money and would definitely recommend the Wayside Inn.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

Lovely, quaint, relaxed hotel with a really friendly owner, made us feel very welcome ! Really convenient and walking distance to the Waterfront, lovely shopping, restaurants, etc. Would stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Broederstroom, South Africa
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Reviewed 7 May 2014

Rooms in total state of disrepair, and staff grumpy when telling them so.
Laundry service lost my socks and shorts, and burned my jeans. They refused to take accountability for problem.
Room had spiders and cockroaches.
When moving into room, there were no light bulbs and these were inserted on request.
Blinds were broken and could not be left open without jury-rigging them.
No pillowcases on some pillows.
Spilt food while trying to clean room, staff refused to clean the room.
Had to phone the guest house from the breakfast table for service while eating breakfast as all the staff 'disappeared'.
When complaining was not allowed the opportunity to speak, but insulted and slandered by owner instead.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 30 March 2014

The Establishment needs a lot of revamp to really qualify for a 3 star grading. The rooms are not what is expected of 3* establishment. Can do with a bar fridge in room and two ply toilet paper. No information brochure in room and my request for another pillow did not materialise after requests. Muffins was burned on first day at breakfast. On the final morning I was really disgusted to find 4 thick black hair in my scrambled eggs which was quite obvious when I placed the egg on a fork. A lot of noise at night from Bar next door

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 March 2014

Really good welcome from Gerald.Wayside gave good quality service and is ideally situated in Knysna for amenities,shops,etc.Breakfasts on the verandah gave plenty choice and nicely served.
Would come back here again.






  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 February 2014

Made very welcome by the new manageress. Lovely breakfast, and good clean rooms.
Stayed here about 15 years ago and liked it then too!
Just far enough away from the busy road to be nice and quiet at night.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 19 January 2014

we have had a wonderful breakfirst, one of he best ever had in a hotel, warm wellcome and stay, individualized and friendly care, family atmosphere with the possibility of special requests, very good and convenient location,

  • Stayed January 2014, 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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