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The Alexander
Ranked #3 of 127 Knysna B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Pretoria
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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“A wonderful experience...”
Reviewed 11 November 2013

I would like to thank everybody at The Alexander for a wonderful time we spent there on holiday - the 4 night were without a doubt a highlight for us.
The friendliness of the staff are second to none and the attention from owner and staff alike from the minute we arrived till we left is unsurpassed. The service was excellent, and breakfast outside on the deck was great - freshly baked bread, muffins and croissants, a selection of cheeses, cold cuts, jams and preserves, followed by eggs to order and a variety of extras...
The amazing setting on the Eastern Head gives one the most beautiful views. The fact that it is outside the bustle of the town centre adds to the ambience of this lovely place - and is easily overcome by the courtesy driver taking guests to the restaurants in town for dinner - what a lovely touch.
It is a place I will recommend to anybody and I hope that I might one day return to this gem again.

Room Tip: Spoil yourself and book one of the suites - we stayed in the Royal Suite and it was spectacular
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Wayne A, General Manager at The Alexander, responded to this review, 29 August 2014
Good day,

Thank you for your review on Tripadvisor. We appreciate you taking the time to share your personal experience of The Alexander House and are very proud knowing that you enjoyed your stay and had a "wonderful experience" with us.

We hope to be of service to you and your friends and family in the future.

Kind regards,

TRAVIS and The Alexander House Team.
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
1 review
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Reviewed 15 October 2013

What can I say about a very good such as Alexander !!! The view is fantastic and the service is good also the honeymoon suit I love it so much . I recommend any body want to have good time to come and say what 5 star gust house should be

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Wayne A, General Manager at The Alexander, responded to this review, 29 August 2014
Good day,

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at The Alexander House, Knysna.

We are very proud to read your review and to know that your experience was one that you will always remember with a smile.

We thank you for visiting The Alexander House and look forward to being of service to you in the future.

Kind regards,

TRAVIS and The Alexander House Team.
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Reviewed 28 September 2013

What a fantastic place! We experienced excellent service from Wayne and his staff members. The rooms are lush sanctuaries from which guests can enjoy the breathtaking views. This is an establishment which I am glad to recommend to anyone.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Wayne A, General Manager at The Alexander, responded to this review, 29 August 2014
Good day,
Thank you for taking the time to revue your stay at The Alexander House, Knysna, on Tripadvisor. It was an absolute pleasure being of service to you and look forward to welcoming you back someday in the future.

Kind regards,

TRAVIS and The Alexander House Team.
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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 11 September 2013 via mobile

Outstanding views and well appointed rooms. Fabulous private deck although was a tad chilly to be sitting outside for long but we enjoyed it nonetheless. The facility aside, the hospitality we received was unsurpassed. Wish we could have stayed longer.

Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Wayne A, General Manager at The Alexander, responded to this review, 29 August 2014
Good day,

Thank you for sharing your views regarding your experience at The Alexander House, Knysna, on Tripadvisor.
I find it rewarding to read the words "Knysna Gem" as your reviews heading because we feel like we are the lucky ones who are able to offer guests such an experience in a little piece of Heaven known as Knysna. To be referred to as "Knysna Gem" is wonderful affirmation of the 5 star standards we strive for each and every day.

Thank you for taking the time to express your views. We are truly proud to read your review and look forward to being of service to you in the future.

Kind regards,

TRAVIS and The Alexander House Team.
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Reviewed 23 July 2013

Went there for our honeymoon and what a treat! Fantastic place to stay and the views are amazing! Wish we could have used the jacuzzi more! Absolutely stunning place and the staff are so friendly! Breakfast in the mornings were amazing!! Cant wait to go back!!!

Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Wayne A, General Manager at The Alexander, responded to this review, 22 August 2014
Good day,

Thank you fro taking the time to submit a revue of your experience at The Alexander House in Knysna. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back someday soon.

Kind regards,

TRAVIS & The Alexander House Team.
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Baku, Azerbaijan
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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Reviewed 17 July 2013

I recommend this hotel to every honeymooner it is fantastic romantic hotel they have a very nice service , very clean and amazing rooms , and very nice view, you won't leave your room because its very comfortable , go for it I do recommend we went there in April and we spent there wonderful time in our honey moon

Room Tip: The royal suit one of the suit that they offer to honeymooners just mention that you are honey noone...
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Wayne A, General Manager at The Alexander, responded to this review, 22 August 2014
Good day,

Thank you for reviewing your stay at The Alexander House, Knysna, on Tripadvisor.

We appreciate that you took the time to share your experience and are happy to learn that your experience was a good one.

We look forward to welcoming you back to The Alexander House and being of service to you in the future.

Kind regards,

TRAVIS & The Alexander House Team.
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Frisco, Co
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
Reviewed 19 May 2013

We spent two wonderful days at the Alexander....this is intimate guesthouse with breathtaking views! Wayne and Willie were perfect hosts and we were treated so well by the friendly staff...breakfast each morning was a treat with both a buffet and personalized orders...having Cedric available to run us into town was a bonus as the Alexander is perched beautifully with a view of the Heads but not a place you may want to drive after a few drinks...we enjoyed getting to know him as we traveled to and from town! So nice to be able to stay in a beautiful setting with such gracious hosts and amenities!

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Alexander
Address: 30 Glen View Road | Pilot's View, The Heads, Knysna 6570, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 127 B&Bs / Inns in Knysna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — The Alexander 5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Perched in a prime position on the spectacular Knynsa Heads with panoramic views of the Indian Ocean from the middle,top and some lower decks of the house, The Alexander takes style, ambiance and personal service to new heights. Each of our six suites and rooms has been individually created using lavish furnishings, decorations and objects d’art to provide guests with a uniquely sensual environment for relaxation and recreation. From the moment you are offered a complimentary welcome drink on arrival you can expect to be pampered. Let us spoil you while you relax and enjoy your holiday with us ... more   less 
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