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Cape Town
Reviewed 2 March 2016

We arrived in Knysna late on a Friday afternoon and booked the Wayside Inn online. We were pleasantly surprised by the comfort of the entry level room category as well as the friendliness of all staff members we had dealings with (the night porter, the manager, the front desk assistant). We also enjoyed the complimentary breakfast which consisted of a...

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Trish T, General Manager at Wayside Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to give our place a review. Tt is much appreciated. Kind regards Trish

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 22 January 2016

Knysna Wayside Inn, located on the main street of the town is most suitable for a few days stay to discover the heart of the Garden Route. The rooms are neat and clean. A full English breakfast is served. There are many good restaurants within walking distance. In the hotel foyer there is an honesty bar, fridge and brochures to...

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Trish T, General Manager at Wayside Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our Inn, We apprecite your comments. We look forward to having you stay with again in the future. Kind regards Trish

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 12 January 2016

We stayed here for 3 nights and we were delighted with the accommodation. The staff were friendly and helpful, the room was spacious with a comfortable bed and the location was unbeatable - it was a treat to be able to walk to all the lovely restaurants and not worry about driving. We would return to stay here - very...

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Trish T, General Manager at Wayside Inn, responded to this review

We are greatful to you for taking the tiem to write a review. Thank you for the positive review. Looking forward to welcoming you at the Inn again shortly. Kind rgards Trish

Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

From the moment we walked into the guesthouse we felt at home! The room was spacious with aircon and we needed it with the heatwave experienced this summer! Free Wifi too! The minibar was well stocked and the prices really affordable. Breakfast was something to look forward to every morning for all of our stay over 10 days. They prepare...

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Trish T, General Manager at Wayside Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive feedback. We really enjoyed having you here - we missed you both when you left. I am so blessed with amazing, friendly staff that all work together, forming a great team. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and we really look forward to your return. I have printed your kind...

Surfers Paradise, Australia
Reviewed 28 December 2015

Charming B&B, nicely decorated and clean. We were warmly welcomed by Trish who is very friendly yet professional. She and her staff were helpful and eager to give suggestions about places to eat and visit in and around Knysna. We would not hesitate to stay at the Wayside Inn again.

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Trish T, General Manager at Wayside Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback. We encourage any feedback - how nice to have such positive feedback. I will inform my staff too, of your wonderful feedback. It is incredible how it puts a big smile on their already happy faces. We look foward to welcoming you back here soon. Happy travels home. Trish

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

Always nice and good value for Money. Breakfast okish and Tv can be upgraded with more DSTV channels. A warm feeling to check in here but definitely need some small upgrades. Staff is very friendly and always helpful.

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Trish T, General Manager at Wayside Inn, responded to this review

Hi Jaelene, Thank you so much for your feedback. We appreciate all and any feedback we get. I am not sure if you are aware, but Wayside Inn was closed in August 2014. On the 1st of November 2014 we reopened it. We do realise that a lot needs to be done to the Knysna Wayside Inn and we are...

Bellville, South Africa
Reviewed 2 November 2015 via mobile

Thank you for a lovely stay. Small and intemit guest house.close to everything. Great hostess Trish. Also thank you Daniel. A must stay. Value for money. Rooms are cosy and comfortable. Beds are decent..... Breakfast was really good to start the day and included! Nice and safe environment.

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Trish T, General Manager at Wayside Inn, responded to this review

Sorry about the late response. Thank you so much for the positive feedback!! it is greatly appreciated and I will inform Daniel of your kind words. It always makes his normal grin a bit wider. We really look forward to welcoming you back here soon. Kind regards

Ballymena, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 October 2015

Travelling along the Garden route and found this lovely accommodation close to centre of Knysna. This is a smallish old world type hotel which is top value for money. The service was top class and the host was full of helpful advice. If you are visiting this area this is an ideal place to stop over

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Knysna, South Africa
Reviewed 23 October 2015

This smallish Inn, is situated in Knysna Town. It is walking distance to many shops and restaurants. The staff are very friendly and the breakfast was more than sufficient. Thank you trish and staff for a lovely stay.

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 29 September 2015

We wanted to explore the town and feel its vibe so staying here suited us. Of course, being close to the main street and a bar across the street, it is impossible to expect a noise-free evening. But when all windows of the room are all closed, noise is barely perceptible. There is free parking with security roaming the complex...

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Trish T, General Manager at Wayside Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review. It is really appreciated that you took the time to do a review on us. We have taken note of the other issues you mentioned, and the scheduled carpet cleaning is about to take place. Our towels are washed daily but will take it up with our laundry. Thanks and kind regards Trish

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Wayside Inn is an elegant Guest House nestled in the heart of Knysna which offers visitors quality accommodation and personal but discreet service. We are only meters away from variety of restaurants, shops, banks, supermarkets and a short walk to ferry departures and Knysna Quays Waterfront. We offer 24 hour management and ample secure parking. Wayside Inn centrally situated in Knysna the pearl of the Garden Route between Indian Ocean, Outeniqua Mountains and Knysna Lagoon which is home to the endangered Knysna Seahorse and many species of fish. All rooms have: • heating and ceiling fans/air conditioning • showers en-suite • Tea and coffee making facilities. • TV with SABC and 1 DSTV channel. A scrumptious buffet style breakfast - consisting of fresh fruit, yoghurt, home-made muesli, muffins, sweet pastries with cheese and preserves is served on our breakfast patio or if you prefer in your room through a secret panel in the door from 7.30am. We also offer bacon and eggs with toast and of course coffee, tea and fruit juice. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Wayside Inn

Address: Pledge Square | 48 Main Street, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Price Range: $63 - $93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Wayside Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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“We stayed in room 7 which was close to the noisy bars.”
 of 5 bubbles Daksha001, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The rooms upstairs were excellent. Rooms 1 and 2 were very basic but 2 did have a balcony”
 of 5 bubbles richardb552016, 25 Dec 2016 | Read review
“No lift to first floor, so bags had to be carried.”
 of 5 bubbles TIA&DIBBLE1, 13 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Room that face main street have road noise. Rooms facing away from main street will be more quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles AfricaLinx, 11 May 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the top floor have air-con units and are less noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles DvanS62, 28 Mar 2016 | Read review
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