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Surrey, United Kingdom
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This special small guest house is in a great position with views over the crashing ocean . The views from our roof hot tub were breathtaking . Travis presides over a very welcoming and well run establishment with possibly the widest choice and most tasty breakfasts ever

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brilliant Stay. Excellent Rooms. Great individual style and a real wow factor when you walk in from outside. Beautiful town -the hotel is just outside but with the free bus shuttle at night there is nowhere better. Great value. Big thanks to Travis. Dean & Em

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Wayne A, Manager at The Alexander, responded to this review

Good day Cloakroom, We are very happy to learn that you enjoyed your stay at The Alexander House, Knysna. Thank you for your review. We look forward to welcoming you back someday in the future and wish you and your loved ones a wonderful 2017. Kind regards, The "A" team.

Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic! Travis, Wayne and Memory were super friendly and made our stay special. The breakfast leaves nothing to be desired - never seen such variety / selection. Rooms very clean and luxorious. Even though we stayed on the lower floor of the property, our private terrace commanded an amazing view out across the sea. Bar is stocked appropriately - we...

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Wayne A, General Manager at The Alexander, responded to this review

Good day Jan S, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at The Alexander house, Knysna. We are very happy to learn that you enjoyed your visit to our little piece of Paradise, Knysna. We look forward to being of service to you in the future and I look forward to enjoying another Gin with you upon...

Lanarkshire
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our latest visit to The Alexander, this time as part of our big trip to SA to celebrate my 60th birthday. This time we stayed in the Captains Cabin which is a superb suite on the main floor of the building. Travis the manager who is a superb organiser managed to out do himself when he arranged for...

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Wayne A, General Manager at The Alexander, responded to this review

Good day FORB's, It was such an amazing pleasure welcoming you both back to The Alexander House, Knysna. Thank you for taking the time to review your return visit on TripAdvisor. We truly appreciate ready guests reviews and we are thrilled to learn that you enjoyed your latest visit. Collaborating with your wife on your Birthday experience was loads of...

Budapest
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Returning after a few years the commitment of the team is still on the top The breakfast on Four Seasons/Fairmont level And Travis finds a seating in the fully booked restauranrs Absurdly recommended. It is more then an accommodation it is an experience

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Allschwil, Schweiz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes it is like a lovely home! we loved to stay at the alexander guest house. not only because of the room (exellent), breakfast (homemade and yummy), view (amazing and breathtaking) , shuttel service and the best recommentations for restaurants (dinner)... it is also the perfect place because of Travis and Wayne! We love you and we come again.

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Wayne A, General Manager at The Alexander, responded to this review

Dear Hanni and Stefan, It was an absolute pleasure welcoming you both back to The Alexander House, Knysna. Thank you for taking some time to review your stay on TripAdvisor. We appreciate your kind words and are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay once again and wish you both the very best for 2017. We look forward to being...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel combines great service with an outstanding, and breath-taking views there is. The staff and management were always available to help with a genuine smile. It's really a haven that everyone should see for themselves.

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Wayne A, General Manager at The Alexander, responded to this review

Good day and Thank you for tasking some time to review your stay at The Alexander House, Knysna. We are happy to learn that you enjoyed your stay and experience at The Alexander House and look forward to being of service to you and your friends and family in the future. Kind regards, The "A" Team.

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location of the Alexander will take your breathe away! The Heads are STUNNING and not to be missed, and the Alexander places you right in the middle of it all! Wayne and Travis welcomed us with open arms and explained everything we needed to know about the house. They are both perfectly friendly and involved without being intrusive. Travis...

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Wayne A, General Manager at The Alexander, responded to this review

Good day Meg043, Thank you for submitting a review of your stay at The Alexander House, Knysna. We do appreciate your time and kind words. We certainly look forward to being of service to you in the future and wish you a wonderful 2017 ahead. Kind regards, The "A" Team.

Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

This guesthouse is situated at the Heads of Knysna, looking out over the Indian ocean. The view from the deck of this guesthouse is stunning. The guesthouse itself is also beautiful with a lot of attention to detail. The staff, in particular Travis (the general manager), is very kind and helpful. On top of all this there is a great...

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Wayne A, Manager at The Alexander, responded to this review

Hello guys, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at The Alexander House, Knysna. It is always a pleasure to read that the "A' team has managed to help make your stay as pleasant as possible. We look forward to being of service to you in the future and thanmk you for vivisting our little piece of...

Miami, Florida
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

There is absolutely nothing bad I can say about the Alexander, and that is almost impossible for me!! Really, it's perfect. Rooms are enormous and luxurious, with everything you need and more, including private terrace with beautiful views of the ocean crashing beneath you. There is free shuttle service into "town" if you need it and complimentary treats, including a...

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Wayne A, General Manager at The Alexander, responded to this review

Dear Stephanie, It was a pleasure welcoming you and Neil to The Alexander House, Knysna. Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. It is good to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us. I must just say that the Décor and design is all Wayne Alexander's, the owners, doing. I, Travis, simply manage The...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
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  • Hot Tub
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Perched in a prime position on the spectacular Knynsa Heads with panoramic views of the Indian Ocean from the middle and top decks of the house, The Alexander takes style, ambiance and personal service to new heights. Each of our six suites and rooms has been individually created using lavish furnishings, decorations and objects d’art to provide guests with a uniquely sensual environment for relaxation and recreation. From the moment you are offered a complimentary welcome drink on arrival you can expect to be pampered. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Alexander

Address: 30 Glen View Road | Pilot's View, The Heads, Knysna, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Price Range: $131 - $412 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Alexander 5*
Number of rooms: 6
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