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The St. James of Knysna

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Denbigh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 December 2015

We were travelling with friends showing them all our favourite places in South Africa. St James is the best hotel by far in knysna. Over the years we've stayed in several different rooms and they're all really fabulous. We had dinner in the hotel one evening. Delicious! Breakfast on the terrace overlooking the lagoon is just fabulous. Loads of choice,...

Thank TheSykes
Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 November 2015

We stayed at St James for two nights, we would have loved to have stayed longer. Everything was wonderful, the staff, the room, the beautiful gardens, the pool, the food. We ate breakfast out on the terrace overlooking the water it was bliss, the most perfect setting.

Thank grahamo912
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 November 2015

Lovely location, great rooms, excellent staff and service. Restaurant first class - breakfast was wonderful on the terrace overlooking the lake. Cannot fault anything - wish we could have stayed longer. Very good value.

Thank malhuc
Ascot, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 November 2015

We recently stayed at the St James before setting off on the long drive back to Cape Town. The setting was beautiful. The hotel is so well run with great staff, wonderful food and we enjoyed a fantastic room overlooking the lagoon.

1Thank J522014
NW England
Reviewed 1 November 2015

Would really struggle to fault this place. Location on the shore of the lagoon is superb. The staff are very attentive and the food excellent. It is like staying in a lovely manor as a house guest. There is much thought and attention to detail put into your stay here.

Thank Ann-louise H
Colchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 October 2015

We visited South Africa for our honeymoon in September - our journey took us across the Garden Route and the St James was one of the hotels we selected on the route. We found the hotel ok using the Sat Nav and it was sign posted so you could see it from the road. The hotel is just off a...

Thank David H
Reviewed 27 October 2015

If you think that the drive from Capetown is a long journey, don't worry your stay at St James will reward you. We have just spent a most enjoyable & importantly relaxing couple of days here & have no problem thoroughly recommending this hotel which for us ticked all the boxes

Thank Bernard K
Reviewed 19 October 2015

Location superb and views over the lagoon - especially the sunrises, spectacular. Service was excellent and the rooms comfortable and beautifully decorated. 10 minutes from everything Knysna has to offer. We will definitely return.

Thank Gysbert C
Pershore, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 October 2015

Our second visit to this wonderful hotel set on the side of Knysa lagoon. Rooms, as before, were clean and well presented with wonderful views across the lagoon. Evening meals and breakfast were from a good menu with plenty of variety. The only downside was the illness caused to our party by the oysters which affected all of us for...

Thank postpat1234
Giv'atayim, Israel
Reviewed 7 October 2015

We stayed only for one night.. And we wish we've stayed more!!!! The most beautiful place we stayed in our 3 weeks trip!!! Room was so great, and very romantic, with a view from the bad strait to the bay!! Like a fairy-tale... Breakfast was good, also on the water, and staff were very helpful and informative.

Thank Nofar S

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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: €98 - €299 (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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