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Protea Hotel by Marriott Knysna Quays
Ranked #9 of 30 Hotels in Knysna
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Limerick, Ireland
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“Good location near waterfront”
Reviewed 24 September 2010

The waterfront area is literally less that 15 footstepaway. Bed were comfy and had a good sleep there. So many shop and places to eat on the waterfront. If you in Knysna or doing the garden route well worth a stay for the price and location.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 14 August 2010

Stayed at the Protea Hotel for two nights, rooms were clean. Parking was good. View from my room wasn't great as it was facing the street but that never bothered me as we weren't in the room much as there's a lot to see and do in Knysna. Location of the hotel is good right on the waterfront and close to shops and restaurants.

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled as a couple
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Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 July 2010

The location is excellent.The rooms are large and well appointed. However the rest of the hotel is nothing special. . No luches or dinners are served at the hotel (althought there are restaurants nearby) there is no bar fridge. The hotel has more of a motel feel. I dont feel it deserves a 4 star rateing and personaly would rate it as a three star. At a 4 star price range you could probaly do better.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Miami Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 26 May 2010

A very nice holiday inn- type hotel on the knysna waterfront. Would have preferred going for one of the millions of bed and breakfasts in and around knysna. However, it was clean, and they gave us a free upgrade to a lagoon facing room with a bottle of champaigne (we were on our honeymoon). There is a great breakfast place 2 blocks away called mon petit pain – well worth skipping the included hotel breakfast. (I ended up having a second breakfast after eating the fairly good included hotel breakfast)

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Brisbane
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Reviewed 21 April 2010

We stayed in October 2009 in two rooms side by side. I was a little disappointed we could not get interconnecting rooms but this wasn't a massive issue. The location is great with the waterfront restaurants a very short walk away. The pool was great. Staff were very friendly and helpful. It's a basic no frills motel but it's comfortable.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled with family
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 March 2010

Ok so the location is ideal and the views over the lagoon are very nice if you pay a little extra for the lagoon facing rooms. The rooms themselves are pretty small, its probably inbetween a 3 or 4 star hotel. There were no issues as such its just a very average hotel, nothing stands out. Having stayed at the Table Bay in Cape Town and then the Lanzarac in Stellenbosch maybe we were spoilt early on. After all these 2 are 5 star locations.

Knysna itself is a very pleasant area to stay, I would also recommend a ride on the Tuk Tuks outside, they take you to the top of the hill which has some great photo opportunities.

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled as a couple
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North Yorkshire England
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Reviewed 6 March 2010

Comfortable beds, very peaceful, facing lagoon. Nice bathroom & lovely products. Secure parking. Excellent breakfast. Good pool. Free use of internet. Good location. Plenty of restaurants nearby - our favourite was 34 degrees south. Some shop at marina to look around and only minutes to walk to old part. Footpath around part of lagoon for a good walk. Enjoyed walking on amazing beach at Brenton on Sea.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Protea Hotel by Marriott Knysna Quays

Property: Protea Hotel by Marriott Knysna Quays
Address: Waterfront Drive, Knysna 6570, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Business Hotel in Knysna
#11 Family Hotel in Knysna
#15 Romantic Hotel in Knysna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Protea Hotel by Marriott Knysna Quays 3.5*
Number of rooms: 123
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
One of the best hotel locations in South Africa, the Protea Hotel by Marriott Knysna Quays enjoys a spectacular perspective of the popular coastal town of Knysna. The hotel is nestled in the heart of the Garden Route and offers you a unique GUEST experience with premium accommodation accentuated with scenic beauty and natural surrounds. Renowned as the perfect holiday destination, the Protea Hotel Knysna Quays is set on the Knysna Quays Waterfront with the lagoon at your doorstep. This stylish property is suited to both leisure and business travellers alike with sheer comfort assured. Make the most of the wide array of choice facilities at Protea Hotel Knysna Quays, including a breakfast restaurant, a heated outdoor swimming pool, free internet service, conference facilities and a wellness therapist for rejuvenating massages and aromatherapy treatments. A unique dining experience is promised for every meal with four restaurants available on the Knysna Quays Waterfront where guests can sign the meal charges to their room account and settle the charge upon departure. ... more   less 
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