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Knysna Manor House
Ranked #42 of 126 Knysna B&B and Inns
Leeds
1 review
“Great place to stay”
Reviewed 23 January 2014

A great place to stay and a good location. The breakfast is great cooked to order and the owners are very helpful making bookings for golf and even a chiropractor wen required! The rooms are clean and tidy and always serviced each day.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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KnysnaManorHouse, Owner at Knysna Manor House, responded to this review, 25 January 2014
Hi Bob,

Thanks for your kind review, and thanks for letting me know that Brenda even goes out of her way to try and find medical attention for you. Glad all was good, and we look forward to welcoming you back to our guesthouse in the near future.

Kind regards
Gail Dalton
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 20 January 2014

I really enjoyed myself. The wardrobe need to be renewed and maybe put bar fridges and microwave at each room but so far everything was fine. I will not mind visiting your place again. Your staff is excellent the know how to treat people your breakfast is the best. I only came back to work today sorry for the late respond. Thank you once again for allowing us to have a braai on our last night that was sweet of you. God must bless you and make your business to grow.Thanks Chriselda

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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KnysnaManorHouse, Owner at Knysna Manor House, responded to this review, 21 January 2014
Hi Chiselda,

Thank you for your honest opinion of our Guest House.

We are trying to put fridges and microwaves into the rooms, but as yet we are a Bed and Breakfast, not a self catering accommodation provider.

I am glad that Anthony and Brenda were helpful, and that you enjoyed the breakfast, everyone seems to enjoy it.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Kind regards
Gail
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Ilkley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 January 2014

If you're looking for a nice relaxing stay in a lovely town, and right on top of all the local amenities, then this is the place for you.
You are literally 5 minutes walk away from the waterfront centre, and all the shops surrounding it.
The rooms are clean, the beds comfortable, and the breakfast was lovely, with plenty of choice including the traditional full English !!
The hosts were welcoming and very helpful, and wifi helps keep you in touch with home and anywheres else !
If I ever do the garden route again, and choose to stopover in Knysna, I will return to the Knysna Manor House in a breath.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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KnysnaManorHouse, Owner at Knysna Manor House, responded to this review, 15 January 2014
Hi Ben,

I thank you for taking the time to review our guest house. Thank you for your kind words, and I am sure that Anthony and Brenda will offer the same service that you received during your stay with us.

Kind regards
Gail Dalton
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Cornwall Uk
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Reviewed 14 January 2014

Top marks, the accommodation is in walking distance to town, which was very convenient. Breakfasts were served on the balcony with stunning views over Knysna,& Hosts Brenda & Anthony were very friendly.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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KnysnaManorHouse, Owner at Knysna Manor House, responded to this review, 15 January 2014
Good Evening Eddie,

We always welcome reviews from our guests, and thank you for taking the time to submit your honest opinion on TripAdvisor.

Glad that you got a chance to relax, and that Anthony and Brenda were friendly, and able to offer you the services that you required.

We look forward to welcoming you back in the very near future.

Kind regards
Gail Dalton
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Stamford Bridge York
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Reviewed 13 January 2014

My friend and I| spent four nights here in November 2013. The welcome was very friendly and the breakfast was excellent. Brenda was very helpful in recommending a place to eat - which we visited several times as we found it excellent.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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KnysnaManorHouse, Owner at Knysna Manor House, responded to this review, 14 January 2014
Hi Battleflats,

Thank you for taking the time to review us, despite you having stayed in November.

Anthony and Brenda are great at taking care of our guests, and recommending the best of what Knysna has to offer.

We appreciate all feedback from guests, and look forward to welcoming you back to Knysna.

Kind regards
Gail
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 12 January 2014

We spent New Years Eve there, which was not the best night to be in Knysna. But, the guesthouse was very welcoming despite an issue with the water which was not of their doing at all. Pool was a little cool but welcoming. Rooms are rather small but in character with the heritage building

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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KnysnaManorHouse, Owner at Knysna Manor House, responded to this review, 14 January 2014
Hi Cosmoss,

Thank you for your kind review. I can't imagine how noisy Knysna is on New Years, but am glad that you enjoyed your stay, despite it only being one night, and for you taking the time to review us.

Brenda and Anthony go out of their way to make guests feel at home, and I am glad that you enjoyed the breakfast. Lizzie and Annaline do a fine job on that.

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

Kind regards
Gail
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 January 2014

Travelling through South Africa alone, as soon as I arrived here, Brenda and Anthony made me feel like one of the family. The rooms are comfortable and well kept, the breakfast delicious, the ladies looking after you are complete treasures (they took care of my laundry beautifully), the location is perfect - peaceful yet convenient for all there is to do in Knysna, with a spectacular view over the Lagoon and the Heads from their terrace - this is one of the best places I stayed in South Africa. I can't recommend it enough.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
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KnysnaManorHouse, Owner at Knysna Manor House, responded to this review, 14 January 2014
Hi Barefoot (don't know your real name), I am Gail, Brenda's mom.

I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us, and that Mom and Anthony made you feel like a part of the family. They are so good at that.

I am also so happy that you said that ours was the "Best in South Africa", it makes me feel very proud that we are offering the hospitality that guests such as yourself are looking for. We would welcome you or your friends back at any time.

Kind regards
Gail
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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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