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The St. James of Knysna

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New Delhi, India
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is on the main road towards the latter part of the Bay. The entrance gives you a typical B&B appearance (so a little disappointing when you enter), but once you get inside, you cant imagine how pretty & typically Victorian the place is. The main hall, the Bar, the sit down restaurant and even the B/F setting is very...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As before a very pleasant stay with outstanding views of Knysna Lagoon and good food particularly at breakfast which we enjoyed on the patio outside the restaurant. All staff were efficient & friendly & Head Gardener Alfred & colleague were most helpful helping us on an off site project. Would suggest that in a time of water shortages in Knysna...

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great rooms, extremely clean , excellent breakfast served on the terrace with fantastic views over the lagoon. The gardens were well tended and plenty of spots to relax and chill out with a good book and cocktail.

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

oooh what can i say!! The hotel was fabulous, i booked for honeymoon and once the property knew this, they gave me a complimentary upgrade into a beautiful sweet. The staff were very friendly and ready to help u The location of the hotel is magnificent on a lake with an amazing view to the great knysna heads The area...

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Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We have just returned from an amazing holiday touring south Africa during which time we had the pleasure of stopping a few nights at this luxurious but very homely country house hotel which is located in a stunning setting by the waters edge. On arriving at reception after a long journey we were greeted with genuine warmth by Gregg who...

Thank Trish4007
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

We are so glad that we got a lagoon facing room with a balcony upstairs as this was the hi-light of the hotel - just glorious at all times of the day and night ... The bedroom (suite) was very large as was the bathroom although we felt for a five star establishment these are in need of a bit...

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Guildford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Stayed here for 2 nights and thoroughly enjoyed it. We had a lovely room overlooking the lagoon on the ground floor. The pool is quite small but big enough to swim in and a nice temperature. We did find the breeze got up at about 11am so nice to sit in a sheltered area. The walk to the harbour front...

Thank Sarah N
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We stayed here for three nights in February. The hotel is in a beautiful position by the lagoon and has a lot of garden area. There is a reasonable size swimming pool with sun loungers which makes for a pleasant afternoon. The pool is served by lovely helpful staff. From check in onwards all of the staff were extremely helpful....

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Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Right on the beach this great hotel is definitely one to visit on your travels! We had a garden room, very spacious, lovely bathroom, easy access to the pool and hotel facilities! Food was good staff excellent and funny!!! handy for thall island and centre.

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Reviewed 27 February 2017

Beautiful location, easy to find. Situated on lagoon. Peaceful tranquil setting, lovely gardens. Charming hotel. Very friendly staff. Large rooms, with sitting room attached. Plenty of parking. A relaxing place. Good breakfast and dinner menu lots of choices.

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Additional Information about The St. James of Knysna

Address: The Point, Eastford, Knysna, 6570 | P.O. Box 1242, Knysna 6570, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Price Range: €95 - €288 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The St. James of Knysna 5*
Number of rooms: 15
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Also Known As:
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#5 Romantic Hotel in Knysna
#7 Family Hotel in Knysna
#8 Luxury Hotel in Knysna
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“Bay Facing rooms are best”
deepakazad, 14 Apr 2017 | Read review
“go for a suite or room overlooking the sea”
craneyot, 25 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room overlooking the lagoon”
LollyT, 8 Feb 2017 | Read review
“ask for a room with balview”
paul803, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Choose the George Rex suite if you can afford it!”
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JMcC83F, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
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