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Boksburg Johannesburg
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Hi Guys, Many thanks showing us such a lovely welcome to your Guest House, you really do have a super place, from rooms that sleep two, to rooms tht sleep six, we stayed in a six sleeper with loads of room and a superb kitchen with microwave, fridge/freezer and again lots of space for a large familyl, the food and...

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KnysnaManorHouse, Owner at Knysna Manor House, responded to this review

Hi Clive and Christine, My apologies, but I though I had replied to your review. It is always great to get such positive feedback from guests, and Brenda and Marlene enjoyed hosting you. We look forward to having you come and stay on your next visit to our beautiful area. Travel safe Gail

Somerset West, South Africa
Reviewed 14 October 2016

I visited Knysna on a business trip on 28-29 September 2016. I needed a comfortable, clean, quiet, accessible and affordible guest house for my visit. Knysna Manor house provided just that...thank you Marilyn and Brenda for your wonderful hospitality. By the way the breakfast was also very yummy and served promptly with a beautiful view over the lagoon. I will...

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KnysnaManorHouse, Owner at Knysna Manor House, responded to this review

Brenda and Marlene seem to be carrying on as normal and offering the best hospitality they can. Glad that you found the guesthouse comfortable, clean, quiet, accessible and affordable. If we fit those criteria, then I am happy. My ladies in the kitchen most certainly do prepare a wonderful breakfast, and with the added advantage of enjoying it whilst looking...

Harare, Zimbabwe
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Extremely pleasant, kind management and friendly staff. Clean, quiet and with all the necessities. Within walking distance of Knysna centre and the Quays. Breakfast is fantastic with all sorts of choice.

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KnysnaManorHouse, Owner at Knysna Manor House, responded to this review

So glad that your stay was extremely pleasant, and that our management were kind and friendly. Also that you found the establishment clean and quiet. Hope you managed to eat your breakfast outside on the deck. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Travel Safe Gail Dalton

Cape Town
Reviewed 21 September 2016

I am a regular visitor to Knysna Manor House as I travel a lot to the area on business and really find it to be a home from home. The managers and staff are always super attentive and friendly and they serve the quickest, most delicious breakfasts imaginable. They are also well located in the town and close to everything,...

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KnysnaManorHouse, Owner at Knysna Manor House, responded to this review

So glad to have a returning guest who has taken the time to review us so positively. It is guests such as yourselves that makes owning Knysna Manor House a pleasure. I am sure that Brenda, Marlene and the girls would echo my sentiments. The staff really can whip up a great breakfast, and as you stated, the guesthouse is...

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 8 August 2016

We enjoyed our stay at Manor House so much I'll want to return there many times in future. It was clean, the beds comfortable, and very friendly and hospitable staff. Lagoon views from the sundeck are spectacular!

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KnysnaManorHouse, Owner at Knysna Manor House, responded to this review

I am sure that Brenda and Marlene, my managers would welcome you back a million times in the future. Thank you for taking the time to review us and give us your honest review. Always great to hear that everything was to our guests liking. I agree that the views from the deck onto the Lagoon are spectacular. Travel safe,...

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Had a very nice stay in the Knysna Manor house. We had to attend a conference in Knysna so by looking on the website booking.com we found the Knysna Manor house priced very well and affordable, we booked without difficulty. After a 3hour drive from Port Elizabeth we arrived at the guesthouse, we were greeted friendly by the staff and...

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KnysnaManorHouse, Owner at Knysna Manor House, responded to this review

Thank you Emile for the amazing review. Glad that we ticked all the boxes. We do hope that you would recommend us to your colleagues for any future business conferences. Travel safe Gail

Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 30 July 2016

I had the pleasure of spending a night at Knysna Manor House with a tour guest from Australia. We loved the grand olde house with its original yellowwood floors and fittings, I believe to be about 150 years old and still in fantastic condition. Good WIFI, a toasty room with satellite tv, homely breakfast with good coffee and a friendly...

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KnysnaManorHouse, Owner at Knysna Manor House, responded to this review

Thank you John for firstly bringing your first group of tourists to stay with us, and secondly for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. Coming from someone in the business , your review really is more than important to us. You have listed all the points I try to highlight in our listing, especially the Olde World Charm...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 12 July 2016

The self catering apartment is very spacious and had a nice view from the main bedroom. The staff are all very friendly and helpful. It's in the center of town, so you can basically walk to most places, which helps to avoid sitting in traffic.

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KnysnaManorHouse, Owner at Knysna Manor House, responded to this review

Hi Xan, We really appreciate your taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. Glad that you found the self catering flat to be spacious. We are centrally located, and you are right, it does help to be able to walk to everything with the traffic being busy at times like the Oyster Festival. Travel safe Gail Dalton

Cape Town
Reviewed 12 July 2016

Well catered accommodation in Knysna. Perfect for that weekend or week getaway. The warm welcome nature of the staff and the filling breakfasts were a definite feature. Situated close to the town centre.

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KnysnaManorHouse, Owner at Knysna Manor House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us and for your kind words. My managers and ladies take the time to go out of their way to make our guests stay homely. Travel safe Gail Dalton

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 12 July 2016

We had a wonderful time staying at this facility. It is within walking distance of the waterfront and shopping malls. The friendly owners and staff made it very homely. The room was immaculate and beautifully decorated. We normally stay in selfcatering facilities, but it was so nice to get up in the morning and have breakfast with the view of...

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It is always great for me as an owner, who is not based at the guesthouse to see how much our guests appreciate the work that my Managers and staff do to make our guests feel at home, and that they find the location to be convenient and close to all shops and the waterfront. We look forward to hosting...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Refrigerator in room
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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 

Additional Information about Knysna Manor House

Address: 19 Fichat Street | Garden Route, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Price Range: $64 - $115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Knysna Manor House 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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“Not all rooms have views, request this if you would like one.”
TLW100, 14 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are of good quality.”
Petropawlowsk, 2 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Loved the upstairs rooms”
782melindam, 17 Mar 2016 | Read review
“There are varied size rooms on several levels, and if you cannot climb stairs, the main floor would be better.”
franklaff, 9 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Top floor rooms would be best as its wooden floors, but all the rooms are great”
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