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“Comfortable, Basic B&B”
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Wayside Inn
Ranked #23 of 30 Hotels in Knysna
Reviewed 24 January 2011

This was a basic B&B, with a good location in Knysna. The place was kept clean and simple. There were no frills here, and as others have said, the decor could use some updating. The rooms were comfortable, and relatively spacious. Nothing special, but I cannot pinpoint anything I found grossly wrong. The TV was a bit small (like 12 inches or something). I liked the location in Knysna, as it was tucked in a plaza that had several good restaurants. It was centrally located to walk on the main road.
The bathrooms were very basic and a little small. The bathroom had french doors that did not close well. I was traveling with a male friend and it was a bit awkward when one of us had to shower or use the toilet.
There was free parking, no wireless internet. Breakfast was basic but included - 2 eggs cooked to order with bacon and toast, and a table laid out with cereal, some cheese, juice, and some fruit. The lady who was working in the morning was friendly and spent a considerable amount of time helping me make arrangements to go paragliding. When she realized she misquoted the price, she made the booking for me foregoing her commission with the paragliding company.

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Noturavg
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Reviewed 27 December 2010

Perhaps you don't have to compete hard for customers in Knysna. Certainly the Wayside Inn doesn't try too hard. Given it's price - it was poor value compared to places we stayed in for less money. The service was indifferent, breakfast limited and the rooms over due for an update. I'm sure you can do much better in Knysna.

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Simmy_po
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Reviewed 13 August 2010

This is a nice B&B, just off the N2 on the main road through Knysna. It would benefit from a bit of updating on the room decor front, but offers good value and some friendly staff. It has a good location for getting to the Quays, the Heads and along the N2.

Look out for Daniel the night porter/attendant - he is an absolute star and we enjoyed chatting to him about his Khosa roots and language and his views on the past and optimistic future for SA. It was worth the stay just to spend time with him - although the other staff were great too and very helpful.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank TomSaintsRL
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Reviewed 2 February 2010

Old b&b and that shows. Squeeking fan keeps you up all night...
Good location in Knysna (walking distance to Waterfront). Breakfast was pretty poor.

Beds were good and things were pretty clean.
Everything's very basic, don't expect a luxurious stay. For a fewe days it's not too bad.

  • Stayed: January 2010, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank patsj
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Reviewed 9 November 2009

Close to main street with bars and restaurants and quick walk to harbour. Rooms very basic and old but I guess it's not that expensive. Breakfast not great.

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 November 2009

We stayed here for one night and found it just by driving by. It was in a great location on the main street with plently of bars and restaurants nearby. We had a ground floor room with a balcony out the front. Room was a good size. Breakfast was fine. Staff were lovely.

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Molly023
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Reviewed 14 January 2009

Room was ok but there was no safety boxes.
Breakfast was very very poor.. Wont use it if I go there again!

  • Stayed: January 2009, travelled as a couple
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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: £38 - £57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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