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“lovely but dusty”
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Knysna Manor House
Ranked #42 of 126 Knysna B&B and Inns
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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5 reviews
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“lovely but dusty”
Reviewed 4 January 2014

Knysna is amazing and the BnB offered satisfactory breakfast...but the cleaness of the rooms and the towels and linens left us completely unsatisfied. Unfortunately we slept one night there and probability for this reason (to save cost) they didn't change our towels and linens in the beds. But we paid the full rate for a service not good.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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KnysnaManorHouse, Owner at Knysna Manor House, responded to this review, 6 January 2014
Good evening Magda,

I am sorry that you had an unfortunate experience regarding the state of your room. The rule is as soon as a guest checks out, the room is cleaned from top to bottom. If you advise me which room you stayed in and which date, I will investigate.

Unfortunately I am not in Knysna, and so was not there to be able to see what happened.

I glad you thought our guesthouse was lovely.

Kind regards
Gail Dalton
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed 27 December 2013

We were very pleased to stay here for 2 nights - 2 couples. We were upgraded to 2 very nice rooms. The house is in a nice old style. Lovely terras. The "British breakfast" was as good as it could be.
They have a small bar with self service. We didnt try the small pool.
Its cloose to the shopping malls.

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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KnysnaManorHouse, Owner at Knysna Manor House, responded to this review, 28 December 2013
Thank you so much for your positive review. I am glad that Brenda managed to upgrade your rooms. I agree that the breakfast is traditionally an English one and am glad that you enjoyed it.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
Kind regards
Gail Dalton
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Munich, Germany
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Reviewed 23 November 2013

We spent 2 nights at the Knysna Manor House and very much enjoyed our stay. If you like Colonial style houses, you will certainly enjoy the decor and character of the Manor House!

Our room was very clean, spacious and quiet and breakfast was great - espcially when served on the lovely deck outside with views of the Knysna Lagoon.

Location is very convenient with cafes, restaurants and lots of shops around the corner. The waterfront can also easily be reached on foot in 10-15 Mins.

The lady running the Manor House is very helpful and full of good and honest advise!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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KnysnaManorHouse, Owner at Knysna Manor House, responded to this review, 24 November 2013
Thank you for your kind words regarding our guesthouse. I agree that it certainly does have the old colonial feel about it. I am glad that your room was clean and quite and that you enjoyed your breakfast overlooking the magnificent Knysna Lagoon.

We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Kind regards
Gail Dalton
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Cape Town
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Reviewed 22 November 2013

Amazing hosts in both Brenda and Anthony! Brenda went the extra mile in making us welcome and comfortable.
The room was clean, comfortable and lacked nothing.
Central location was extremely convenient, and close to everything.
Amazing breakfast scores a perfect 10!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Judi L
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KnysnaManorHouse, Owner at Knysna Manor House, responded to this review, 23 November 2013
Wow Judi, it is great to hear that Anthony and Brenda are still enjoying themselves by showing their hospitality towards our guests. I agree with you that they go out of their way to make guests feel at home, and that is what we strive to achieve.

The breakfast is amazing, and when I manage to get down to the most beautiful part of the world, I thoroughly enjoy eating my breakfast out on the deck, whilst watching the amazing views of the Knysna Lagoon.

I thank you for your positive response, and I am sure that Anthony and Brenda will be waiting to welcome either you or your friends back to Knysna Manor House in the future.

All the best for the festive season.
Gail Dalton
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 12 November 2013

I real like the hotel location and its safety, the service was good too. however i did not like the situation of not changing the bed sheet all the time of my stay in 4 days. otherwise everything was good and i liked it

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Thank Jovita K
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KnysnaManorHouse, Owner at Knysna Manor House, responded to this review, 13 November 2013
Thank you for your kind comments, I will address the issue of the sheets with the management.

Kind regards
Gail Dalton
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Tijnje
2 reviews
Reviewed 10 November 2013

Had a nice stay at Knysna Manor house.
Because of our little boy they upgraded our room to a family room, without extra costs. Perfect! The view is beautiful, just a couple of minutes downhill walk to the centre and the lagoon.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Vincent G
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KnysnaManorHouse, Owner at Knysna Manor House, responded to this review, 11 November 2013
I am so glad that Anthony and Brenda could accommodate your needs without extra expense. We strive to make our guests feel at home.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Knysna Manor House in the near future.

Kind Regards
Gail Dalton
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Stratford upon Avon
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Reviewed 9 November 2013

A lovely hotel run by a very nice couple. The rooms are very well decorated and extremely comfortable. the owners Brenda and Anthony, are more than happy to offer advice on such things as where to go and eat etc. The breakfast is really good and there is a bar that is open all day and night.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Ian W
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KnysnaManorHouse, Owner at Knysna Manor House, responded to this review, 11 November 2013
Anthony and Brenda do go out of their way to make guests feel at home. I am glad that you took advantage of the wealth of advise that they have to offer, and also that you enjoyed the Honesty Bar.

Kind Regards
Gail Dalton
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Property: Knysna Manor House
Address: 19 Fichat Street | Garden Route, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #42 of 126 B&Bs / Inns in Knysna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Knysna Manor House 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Knysna Manor House is a 3 star, AA Highly Recommended Knysna guesthouse offering B&B accommodation on the Garden Route. It is a unique Bed and Breakfast that combines the charm of times gone by with modern amenities. Built in 1896, the guest house was the original home of the mayor of Knysna and was converted into a B&B in the 1980's. Knysna Manor House guesthouse is housed in a charming Victorian mansion located in the centre of town, overlooking the stunning Knysna Lagoon and is within a 2-5 minute walk of local shops, banks, craft markets, restaurants and the Knysna Waterfront. This Knysna accommodation consists of 13 en-suite rooms that have all been lovingly furnished and equipped with modern amenities including tea trays, a hairdryer (availale at reception), heaters, fans, additional blankets, tea/coffee making facilities. The majority of these rooms have a mini fridge. We have now opened up a self catering flat, which can accommodate two adults and two children. Guests can enjoy "Free Wi-Fi" Internet access in public areas, and in some rooms. We are working with the service provider to hopefully have the entire guesthouse wi-fi enabled. Breakfast is served from 7 - 9 either in the breakfast room, or on the deck overlooking the Knysna Lagoon. The deck offers guests stunning views of the Knysna Lagoon and Knysna Heads, and is a quiet place to end the day after finishing one of the many day trips around Knysna. These include the hauntingly beautiful Tsitsikamma National Park, Wilderness, Oudtshoorn, George and Plettenberg Bay. We are a 3 Star, AA Highly Recommended accommodation provider. ... more   less 
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