Wayside Inn

Pledge Square 48 Main Street, Knysna 6571 South Africa
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#22 of 30 hotels in Knysna
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.4 of 5 bubbles
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4.2 of 5 bubbles
Value
Wayside Inn is an elegant Guest House nestled in the heart of Knysna which offers visitors quality accommodation and personal but discreet service. We are only meters away from variety of restaurants, shops, banks, supermarkets and a short walk to ferry departures and Knysna Quays Waterfront. We offer 24 hour management and ample secure parking. Wayside Inn centrally situated in Knysna the pearl of the Garden Route between Indian Ocean, Outeniqua Mountains and Knysna Lagoon which is home to the endangered Knysna Seahorse and many species of fish. All rooms have: • heating and ceiling fans/air conditioning • showers en-suite • Tea and coffee making facilities. • TV with SABC and 1 DSTV channel. A scrumptious buffet style breakfast - consisting of fresh fruit, yoghurt, home-made muesli, muffins, sweet pastries with cheese and preserves is served on our breakfast patio or if you prefer in your room through a secret panel in the door from 7.30am. We also offer bacon and eggs with toast and of course coffee, tea and fruit juice.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free breakfast
Breakfast buffet
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Concierge
Laundry service
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun umbrellas
Umbrella
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Walk-in shower
Bottled water
Iron
Private bathrooms
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to TGCSA - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa.
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English
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Anton O wrote a review Dec 2020
2 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were so happy that we found this place on Friday evening 12 Dec 2020. We had a bit of an emergency so it was very last min and also quite late already. Casper the friendly night manager checked us in and showed us to our room and he also explained to us that the Wayside inn was now also under new ownership.

We have stayed here quite some time ago when they were under previous management ( we found it to be a bit tired at that point)
But what a pleasant surprise this was !!! The new owner has completely redone the entire entrance hallway - its done tastefully and now gives this little hotel a warm, cozy yet very sophisticated feel

Our room was great and we found it to be everything we needed. We were also very happy to note that the noise that usually comes from the bar area across the parking lot was not as bad a usual - not sure how they got that right.

All in all it was great experience and we will definitely come and visit again
We wish the new owners and staff all of the best !!
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Date of stay: December 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: If you want a room with a view , try getting a room on the first floor.
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Tour44310217336 wrote a review Jan 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a pleasure to stay at this retro eye catching hidden gem. Whoever decorated the interior has a great sensibility and a quirky sense of humour. The only thing better than the comfortable amenities was the friendly personal attention from the staff. Breakfast was tasty and eggs totally as ordered. Thanks Cynthia 🙂😉
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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neilengelbrecht49 wrote a review Jan 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The wayside inn is a fantastic little bed and breakfast in the middle of town centre of Knysna. It serves adequate breakfast. The room was spacious and clean . The staff was friendly and helpful. The only thing that we would want improvement on is either fixing the ceiling fan or putting in air-conditioning into the room.
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Date of stay: December 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Ntokozo D wrote a review Jul 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I just love the coziness of the place. I enjoyed staying there and will come back again
Friendly staff
Flexible breakfast times.
Clean rooms
The shower was my massage place that water did wonders on my stiff muscles
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Debbie E wrote a review Jan 2020
The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom205 contributions91 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Family of five in three rooms. Lovely pleasant hotel. No noise from pubs in location as suggested in other reviews. Loved the honesty bar. Rooms were quaint and well appointed. Lovely breakfast where we exchanged secret Santa gifts and the owner took our photo for her Facebook page. Would stay again.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Kagiso M wrote a review Apr 2022
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This was a vacation stay, my very first time in Knysna. The staff is so friendly, Melissa was accommodating and was efficient in making our stay comfortable. The rooms were clean and the hot showers were amazing. The supply of bottled water was much appreciated! I enjoyed my stay and will be back!
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Date of stay: March 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Patrizia V wrote a review Jan 2020
Rome, Italy8 contributions1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We reserved a couple of nights at this hotel but were forced to leave after just one, despite the kindness and helpfulness of the personnel. A very small and moisty room, with the bathroom practically being part of it. No place for the luggage, one had to penetrate into the room in the dark before being able to switch the light on. This is hardly a 2 Star hotel.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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TonyJonesRSA wrote a review Oct 2021
Port Elizabeth, South Africa155 contributions25 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Well worth it. Friendly helpful staff. Airy clean room. Firm comfortable bed. Great water pressure in shower. Quality complementary toiletries. Adequate well prepared breakfast to kick start the day. Reasonably priced and certainly worth it. Recommended.
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Date of stay: October 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Kiwitravels wrote a review Feb 2021
Hermanus, South Africa12 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a fabulous stay at Wayside Inn.. excellent service, spotless rooms and the perfect location to see all that the beautiful Garden route has to offer! A quick stroll and you're slurping oysters! Excellent value for money, off street secure parking. We love the fire/braai out..if you feel like cooking a BBQ/braai under the stars. Book already.. don't wait!
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Tony East wrote a review Sept 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed for three nights in this newly renovated centrally located little gem. We have stayed here before and were delighted with the upgrades: a cosy, quiet stay. Thank you to Benny and Brent for your tremendous hospitality. We will certainly be back
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Date of stay: September 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Rooms on the nature reserve side are quieter. The upstairs rooms are more spacious
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Elaine Hannah wrote a tip Sept 2022
Sedgefield, South Africa2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms on the nature reserve side are quieter (road and pub)"
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Anton O wrote a tip Dec 2020
2 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you want a room with a view , try getting a room on the first floor."
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Tony East wrote a tip Sept 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms on the nature reserve side are quieter. The upstairs rooms are more spacious"
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Bradford wrote a tip Mar 2019
Cape Town Central, South Africa12 contributions3 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Noisy everywhere because of tavern !!"
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Daksha001 wrote a tip Mar 2017
London, United Kingdom4 contributions1 helpful vote
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"We stayed in room 7 which was close to the noisy bars."
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Frequently Asked Questions about Wayside Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Wayside Inn?
Nearby attractions include Pledge Nature Reserve (0.3 km), The Wool Shop (0.4 km), and Pirates Cove Cafe (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Wayside Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, free parking, and breakfast buffet.
Which room amenities are available at Wayside Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a seating area, and a walk-in shower.
What food & drink options are available at Wayside Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Wayside Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Wayside Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Anchorage Restaurant, African Bean, and Bloo Bistro World cafe.
Is Wayside Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Knysna.
Are there any historical sites close to Wayside Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St George's Anglican Church (0.5 km).
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