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“Beautiful Hotel”
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The Rex Hotel
Ranked #14 of 30 Hotels in Knysna
Certificate of Excellence
Cape Town
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6 reviews
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“Beautiful Hotel”
Reviewed 9 May 2014

Please do yourself a favour and stay in this wonderful hotel. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Staff were friendly and polite and the hotel was in walking distance of all the major attractions. I would definitely recommend this hotel to family and friends!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Deon B
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Masuda M, General Manager at The Rex Hotel, responded to this review, 4 July 2014
Dear Deon B,
Many thanks for your comments and the great feedback. I am happy to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us.

We look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future.

Thanking you in advance for your recommendations.

Yours Sincerely,
Masuda Mohamed
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Essen, Germany
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 5 May 2014

We were unsure if the Rex Hotel would meet our expectations because of some recent more average reviews. But the Rex met expectations by 95%. Our Suite was like described, service was good and breakfast very fine. All together a brilliant stay in a very good accommodation.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Masuda M, General Manager at The Rex Hotel, responded to this review, 15 May 2014
Dear Knut Ansgar H,

Many thanks for taking the time to write such a positive review of our hotel. We value all comments received and I am delighted to hear that we were able to meet your expectations. The team of The Rex Hotel strives for guest satisfaction at all times.

We look forward to welcoming you back.

Regards,
Masuda Mohamed
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Cape Town
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Reviewed 29 April 2014

My husband and I had the pleasure of staying at the Rex for one night on route to Cape Town. A lovely modern hotel which provides a self-catering facility. The breakfast at the Rose Cafe downstairs the next morning was lovely with beautifully presented fresh fruit platters! The rooms were spacious and we had a lovely balcony overlooking the Waterfront!!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Masuda M, General Manager at The Rex Hotel, responded to this review, 15 May 2014
Dear Nintjies,

Many thanks for your comments on Tripadvisor. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Our Waterfront rooms offer a view of Knysna’s best, and we hope you will come and enjoy it again in future.

We look forward to welcoming you back.

Regards,
Masuda Mohamed
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Cape Town
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Reviewed 26 April 2014

We have been in the REX in March 2014 for 3 nights Room 102+103
the establishment of the apartment was beautiful, but:

the lights by the beds are too dark to read a book!
the Toilet wiggles on the flowing ground, making noise when you sit down and stand up in Room 103
the cushions are worn out.
the light in the bathroom-mirror is too dark, you can not shave or put on makeup.
the Internet is limited, very difficult to use! not according to a **** standard of a hotel, about I feel really sad, not for businesspeople! should be free.

rooms of the permanent guests should be ready ca.13h, because personnel lack it is impossible, although the girls are very hard working and clean. they are working till the late afternoon cleaning the rooms.
No toiletbrush in Bath
breakfast no fresh bakery, cheape cheese, bacon and sausage -no real Quality for ****Hotel
in the extra things the managmentcompany is just looking unfortunately saved cost much as possible-conscious - too bad!
Im sure other people have also complain, but there are just answera from the Management: " We are sorry..........."


tilla Paur


The wi-fi was 'complementary' but could never connect properly and so did not work.

Look around at other hotels before choosing the Rex.

Of course there is no free wireless.

Breakfast was average with a small choice .

Standard rooms really not suitable for two people with luggages and there is no shower in the rooms. Just a bath.

The wi-fi was 'complementary' but could never connect properly

Masuda M, General Manager at The Rex Hotel, responded to this review

Room Tip: is there is a pool? ask for room with bath, better look for another hotel;)
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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Masuda M, General Manager at The Rex Hotel, responded to this review, 15 May 2014
Dear Mr Paur,

I am so sorry that your stay at The Rex left you with the impression that you have posted on Tripadvisor and will take up correspondence with you outside of this forum to discuss your concerns.

Regards,
Masuda Mohamed
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

We stayed for 2 nights. Very large, clean and nice rooms with convenient location. The only thing I could complain about was the breakfast, but we became really spoiled when it came to food, and the Rex's breakfast was a tiny bit boring. Other then that, great stay.

  • Stayed January 2014
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Masuda M, General Manager at The Rex Hotel, responded to this review, 15 May 2014
Dear Helentabe,

Thank you for your nice comments on our hotel. I am happy to advise that we have re-looked at our breakfast offering and we would love you to return and experience that and some more of the special place that Knysna is.

We look forward to welcoming you back to The Rex Hotel.

Regards,
Masuda Mohamed
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Bordeaux, France
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Reviewed 20 April 2014

We stayed 2 nights; the Rex is very convenient for the Water Front and its' restaurants and shops, and with underground parking. Good breakfasts.
A very comfortable stay, quite luxurious rooms with balconies and ours had a small kitchenette. Only downside was shower cubicle without a door in a small bathroom - the water flooded the floor and out into the sink area of the bedroom, containable with towels!!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank GB54
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Masuda M, General Manager at The Rex Hotel, responded to this review, 15 May 2014
Dear GB54,

Many thanks for reviewing The Rex Hotel on Tripadvisor. I am pleased that you had a comfortable stay with us. Thank you for bringing the issue with the shower to my attention - not what one wants during a ‘comfortable stay’ and we will certainly have it seen to.

We look forward to welcoming you back.

Regards,
Masuda Mohamed
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Muenchen
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2014

Three years ago during my last Africa holiday the Rex hotel was the best. This time I was highly disappointed. During an electric outage the hotel team did handle the incident not professional. The emergency light went of out battery. From reception and the team no word of sorry or help!
The hotel is not maintained well e.g. Light in the hallway are broken. Also the hotel is very clean. The air condition I the standard rooms blows direct on the bed.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank jkress
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Masuda M, General Manager at The Rex Hotel, responded to this review, 10 April 2014
Dear jkress,

I would like to sincerely apologise for your experience during the power outage and I am sorry that this left you with a perception of a decline in our hotel. I can assure you that your comments are of great concern and will be dealt with accordingly.

We do wish to see you again on your next trip to the Garden Route.

Yours Sincerely,
Masuda Mohamed
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Property: The Rex Hotel
Address: 8 Gray Street, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Amenities:
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 30 Hotels in Knysna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — The Rex Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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