It must have been a lucky shot: we booked the last available standard room via Booking.com and ended up in a beautiful one-bedroom apartment that looked more like a well-decorated condo than a hotel room. Some people have published reviews complaining about the matted transparent shower wall that could be looked into, but that is really not an issue. Impossible to make out whoever is in the shower and, hey, who cares. Good furniture, excellent bed and a large balcony/terrace. All just beautiful. There are some issues, though. As my wife puts it: the room was definitely designed by a man. No make-up table or even a place to sit down and do your hair in the vicinity if a wall power socket, so she was on the floor using the mirror on the inside of a closet. The ventilator that switches on when you move into to the shower makes sufficient noise the wake half the hotel (not literally, but definitely whoever is in bed - the shower opens right into the bedroom, so no nightly shower without wakin up your partner. But all and all, a most pleasurable stay at the best thinkable location only a very short walk from the waterfront. One more thing: not every room may be this spacious. We got part of a two-bedroom apartment, and the one bedroom that we didn't get... Was a 24 sqm room that served as a separate hotel room. We would have still been satisfied given the very attractive rate, but compared to the space we got instead this would definitely be a disappointment next time. But hey, aren't we all easily spoilt?
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- One of Knysna’s most elegant and sophisticated accommodation offerings, The Rex Hotel promises its guests superior service and exceptional comfort. Located on the World Famous Garden Route, The Rex Hotel is one of the most exhilarating getaways in its class. Capturing the essence of four-star luxury, the impeccably appointed Rex Hotel offers travelers a gateway to world-class restaurants, blossoming forests and the shores of the serene lagoon. ... more less
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