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The Rex Hotel

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#11 of 30 Hotels in Knysna
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Kent
Reviewed today NEW

The hotel is located on a busy street. The room was clean but fuctional. Reminded me of an airport hotel. Comfortable bed and good wardrobe space. Room had no balcony and overlooked a building site on the adjoining plot of land. Tiny bathroom with a rainfall shower - I hate these as it's impossible to control the water flow. The...

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Campbell River, Canada
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

This hotel has some very weird rooms. No showers in some, just a bathtub. Construction noise loud and on one night went until nine pm, pouring cement. Hopefully in the new section they will correct their mistakes.

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Rex Hotel has large frosted glass panels in every room facing the passage ways. At night the outside passage lights illuminate the room so brightly it is impossible to get any sleep. We stayed at the Rex on a previous occasion and mentioned this to management, thinking they may have addressed this problem (a simple roll up block out...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tiny room. No shower, only huge bath too big to get in/out safely. Staff provided a plastic jug for hair washing. Air con too loud to have on and sleep; lights wouldn't turn quite off at night; so had to 'sleep' with window open (boiling) & subtle lighting. Staff didn't seem at all concerned. Total contrast to the lovely hotels...

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Masuda M, General Manager at The Rex Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for posting a review. We value all comment received. Our standard rooms are small and only equipped with a bath. Unfortunately this is the room that was booked for you via your agent. However my sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused by the light and the aircon. I will most certainly address these concerns with the...

Blackpool
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great room, when i say room I mean a huge apartment, it was absolutely fabulous. You might not receive the personal service of a B&B but if you are looking for a great room with top facilities you will not be dissapointed

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Masuda M, General Manager at The Rex Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Daveebeebee, I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed the comfort of our rooms as well as your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next trip to the Garden Route. Kind Regards, Masuda

San Diego, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just finished a 2 night stay and thought it was wonderful. The staff was very welcoming and helpful when we arrived. We booked a Standard room but got upgraded to a small studio. It was clean and spacious with a small kitchen area, table for 2, a loveseat to watch tv, and a balcony overlooking the hillside. The property...

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Masuda M, General Manager at The Rex Hotel, responded to this review

Dear DavidCoon, Many thanks for taking the time to post a review. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We have noted your comments and will address them accordingly. Thanking you in advance for your recommendations and we look forward to welcoming you back again. Kind Regards, Masuda

Harpenden
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There are two very different styles of room in this hotel, the large apartments with kitchen and seating areas and the small "add on" rooms, that are really the second rooms to the big apartments. They share an inner lobby and are a much smaller less equipped version of the others. Room 114 has no room for a chair or...

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Masuda M, General Manager at The Rex Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Many thanks for taking the time to post a review. We value all comments received. For a more comfortable and luxury stay we recommend that guests book our luxury rooms as our standard rooms are small and only have a bath tub. Our restaurant only trades for breakfast and light lunch. However the Waterfront is walking distance from...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 12 January 2017

what a beautiful Hotel, it is just WOW. The rooms are exceptional beautiful and so big with just more than we expected. Extremely clean rooms and the bed of the best quality. Situated in such a perfect spot around the most gorgeous little shops and the waterfront just across the street. A real gem!

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Masuda M, General Manager at The Rex Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Many thanks for taking the time to post a review. We value all comments received. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back to "our gem". Kind Regards, Masuda

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 10 January 2017

A beautiful hotel conveniently located very close within walking distance to waterfront quay. Rooms are very modern and spacious. Breakfast was off a high quality and lovely setting. We really enjoyed our time spent in the room.

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Masuda M, General Manager at The Rex Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us as well as our breakfast offering. Thank you for staying with us and we look forward to welcoming you back again. Kind Regards, Masuda

Izmir, Turkey
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Excellent rooms, very helpful staff, very good breakfast, right spot location, reasonable rates. Right place to stay in Knysna. You can also have self cathering. Waterfront and very nice restaurants in walking distance.

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Masuda M, General Manager at The Rex Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for staying at The Rex Hotel. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us as well as the comfort of our rooms. We look forward to welcoming you back again. Kind Regards, Masuda

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
One of Knysna’s most elegant and sophisticated accommodation offerings, The Rex Hotel promises its guests superior service and exceptional comfort. Located on the World Famous Garden Route, The Rex Hotel is one of the most exhilarating getaways in its class. Capturing the essence of four-star luxury, the impeccably appointed Rex Hotel offers travelers a gateway to world-class restaurants, blossoming forests and the shores of the serene lagoon. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Rex Hotel

Address: 8 Gray Street, Knysna 6570, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Price Range: $142 - $428 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Rex Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 30
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#4 Business Hotel in Knysna
#10 Luxury Hotel in Knysna
#17 Romantic Hotel in Knysna
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“There are no good rooms all have the same glass panel with a light problem at night.”
 of 5 bubbles tanya_bergh, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Standard rooms are small and some only have a bath tub (no standing shower).”
 of 5 bubbles DavidCoon, 28 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask for sea view or side.”
 of 5 bubbles MB1925, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Room was lovely. ”
 of 5 bubbles 661lesleyc, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“There was some small construction work that started surprisingly early, but I know that's only temporary.”
 of 5 bubbles rebeccalS757EX, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
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