We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

The Alexander

Booking.comUS$143*
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$143*
US$142*
US$143*
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Professional photos
The Alexander
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"moduleList":["handlers"]},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

317 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 251: English reviews
Start your review of The Alexander
 Click to rate
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Me and my wife stayed for our honeymoon and the service was excellent. The staff was friendly and helpful. Thank you for a unforgettable experience. On our last night they really went out of there way treating us with roses,champagne, chocolate and candle light.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank jaydanspremie
Sir Lowry's Pass, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel has the wow factor from the moment you enter to the moment you leave. Everything is luxurious, beautifully decorated and Wayne has thought of everything that you will need to make your stay memorable. But, this is much more than just a wonderful place to stay, Wayne and Dirk are perfect hosts and the staff are world class...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Leigh_Ann_12
Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the moment we arrived we felt special and privileged. The reception and sitting areas are beautiful. We have stayed at a lot of lovely boutique hotels but this is something way beyond the norm. The service and friendliness were first class. Our restaurants were booked and we were driven there and back. It was perfect. Thank you. N&J

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Jay H
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first trip back to South Africa in 20 years and although we were staying in Cape Town we wanted to have a few days in Knysna. Well this fabulous house was the perfect location high on The Heads and with breathtaking views. Right from the off we were made so welcome and everything was organised so well....

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank X9441DCjamess
Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have has a nice Time and were Glas about the friendly staff. We enyoed the complemetary Shuttle Service for diner. We will come back whenever we stay again in Knyna. Everybody who like a big breakfeast will enjoy

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank 419j_rgenl
Gothenburg, Sweden
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the perfect stay in Knysna. Not so close to the center of Knysna but the hotel has a shuttle serice for free when you have dinner in Knysna. The welcoming was great from Travis. We felt like home at once. The rooms and the view over the Indian Ocean was to die for. The buffet for breakfast didn´t...

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank evagothenburg
Germany
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent location, awesome view from the terrace onto the ocean. Great breakfast, great bar. And Knysna is worth a trip (definitely more than just two days). The guest house offers complimentary transportation to great locations in the city.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank jense179
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The opulent deco and the royal treatment will make sure to make you feel relaxed, pampered and comfortable in ever sense of the word. This is my 3rd visit and I keep coming back, as a local to the Garden Route that's saying a lot. Why I love it is because Wayne and his exceptional team go to lengths to...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Superbazzz
Mumbai
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

We decided to go for luxury here and really pull our budget as had seen amazing reviews for this place. And I must say that this was luxury at its best. Thanks to Wayne the owner who has curated this house with utmost care, the place is very cozy and we'll maintained. We had taken the honeymoon suite on the...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank dhara s
Glenrothes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 March 2017

From the minute my wife and I arrived at the Alexander it was just fantastic. The manager was very welcoming and showed us around the property including the amazing royal honeymoon suite that I had booked. Flowers, bubbly and rose petals on the floor leading to a rose petal love heart on the bedroom floor certainly impressed my better half...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank milleroz146

258 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (249)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (33)
Viewed
View from Room (24)
Viewed
Room/Suite (61)
Viewed
Dining (15)
Viewed
Bathroom (12)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (1)
Viewed
Other (103)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (9)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (3)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (5)
Viewed
Other (1)
07/05/2017 08/05/2017
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Knysna hotels
6.1 km away
Villa Afrikana Guest Suites
2.5 km away
Conrad Pezula
Conrad Pezula
#7 of 30 in Knysna
771 reviews
3.9 km away
The Turbine Boutique Hotel and Spa
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
6.4 km away
Kanonkop Guest House
Kanonkop Guest House
#2 of 30 in Knysna
361 reviews
5.9 km away
Double Dutch B & B
Double Dutch B & B
#1 of 126 in Knysna
632 reviews
4.9 km away
Candlewood Lodge
Candlewood Lodge
#2 of 126 in Knysna
593 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
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: €123 - €303 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Alexander 5*
Number of rooms: 6
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Agoda and Priceline so you can book your The Alexander reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Alexander Hotel Knysna
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from The Alexander staff and other travellers.
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from The Alexander staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“If you are going to stay here then The Royal honeymoon suite is the one to go for. Private decked are with a hot tub”
milleroz146, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The Pilot's View Penthouse Suite was definitely worth paying the extra for. The private terrace, the room and bathroom were all stunning.”
NicolaK276, 2 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Every room is different - some have a exellent view”
HanniR, 27 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are luxurious but the Royal Honeymoon Suite was over-the-top!”
  • Oyster Room
  • View from the bed in the Royal Honeymoon Suite
  • View from the common area lounge and/or the Royal Honeymoon Suite above.
  • Private deck of the Royal Honeymoon Suite
  • Bathroom of the Oyster Room
FrizzyFrosty, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Get an upper floor. Don't turn on the fireplace without a window open (and watch the wind off of the Indian Ocean with the window open).”
, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Booking.com
US$143* /night
View Deal
Agoda.comUS$142
PricelineUS$143
*Disclaimer
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Change dates