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The Mount Knysna

5 Glen View Road Coney Glen, The Heads, Knysna 6571 South Africa
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Mount Knysna Boutique Hotel offers breathtaking views of the entrance to Knysna Heads and the Lagoon. Whilst sipping a cocktail from the heated rim flow pool, or relaxing in the privacy of your luxury appointed room, Mount Knysna Hotel is the perfect location for your visit to Knysna and the Garden Route. Other facilities include wine cellar and bar lounge, state of the art cinema.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Boating
Hiking
Children's television networks
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Wifi
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Kids' meals
Wine / champagne
Bicycle tours
Canoeing offsite
Patio
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Taxi service
Massage
Concierge
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Bidet
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
On-demand films
Walk-in shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
Ocean view
City view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Business
Boutique
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Xhosa
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fmansingh wrote a review 01 Apr
Johannesburg, South Africa7 contributions4 helpful votes
Views: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Food: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Room:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ We had a fantastic stay at The Mount Knysna, which is a small, boutique hotel close to the viewpoint of the two heads. Staff are attentive and the hotel is homely. We were slightly early for check in which was accommodated without mention, and check out was smooth and efficient. Definitely do catch dinner at Second Story, and dig into the hotel’s very good South African wine cellar. We caught a movie at the in house movie theatre, with freshly popped popcorn, drinks and snacks. Breakfast every morning was such a treat too. The pool is heated with a spectacular view of the lagoon. Uber works well in Knysna but we hired a car, and the hotel has free parking. A quaint hotel with personal touches brought by the lovely staff!
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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nlaure126652 wrote a review Jan 2024
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We recently visited Knysna and stayed at the Mount Knysna for a few days and I have to say, the Mount Knysna is a really great hotel. It did exceed my expectations and I definitely would not hesitate going back and they have my 100% recommendation
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Traveler04066396058 wrote a review May 2023
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We had a great time!!! Our waiter(Banele Mana) was committed to great service and he was very friendly and helpful , always smiling making sure we having great time❤️❤️. food was delicious , the Atmosphere👌definetly coming back . Thank you so much The Mount Knysna👍❤️
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Shanna24 wrote a review Jan 2023
Borex, Switzerland109 contributions58 helpful votes
We had a good experience during our 3-night stay. The positives are definitely the views, Knysna bay on the one side and the ocean on the other. The location is quiet up the hill but still very close to knysna (10mins by car) We had a private terrace right next to the infinity pool. The pool was ice cold though. The staff were very responsive and helpful before arriving with eg suggestions for NY Eve. There was a lot of goodwill from the staff to accommodate our needs during our stay. Even when we had left we forgot something in the room and they sent it per express mail to our next hotel so that is very good service. The room was a good size and clean, had a big walk-in shower as well as a desk and a king-size bed. The areas for improvement (especially in light of being a 5* boutique hotel) are that there should be more proactive attention to detail: pool towels should be readily available, after a day of hiking I had to go look for pool towels as they were not in the room. When we booked dinner and arrived 15mins after our booking time the table wasn’t ready. My husband ordered steak but didn’t receive a steak knife until he asked. The menu had burrata, venison and cod but these items were not available. There was no ice tea (which I think is a basic soft drink). For every breakfast there was something missing on the table: a knife, napkins, glasses… so we had to ask. So small things that could improve the experience. Overall our experience was very enjoyable and we loved the area, the views and the quietness. The place has so much potential that with a bit of thought and attention to service and detail it can really be at the next level.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Kawilliams57 wrote a review Sept 2022
Hilton Head Island94 contributions58 helpful votes
We had the pleasure of staying at Mount Knysna in August. Everything about this place was wonderful. The views are beyond compare. It’s hard not to keep taking photos. The accommodations are wonderful. The staff is amazing. They went out of their way to make sure everything was wonderful. It was by far the BEST food we had in Knysna! And, a real treat was watching a film in the movie theater! Thank you, Jordan, and to all the staff who made our stay so wonderful.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from John Weir Smith, Owner at The Mount Knysna
Responded 13 Sept 2022
Good Day Karen, Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope you all enjoyed the rest of your time in South Africa. We hope to welcome you back to Knysna again soon. Regards Heine Stander
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Adventure_Chris wrote a review Aug 2022
Knysna, South Africa193 contributions64 helpful votes
What an amazing venue - the staff is super helpful, the view is amazing and you cannot find anything wrong - big rooms, great service, and an awesome wine collection - can definitely recommend anyone who wants to be spoiled and pampered and just enjoy luxury to visit The Mount Knysna
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Date of stay: February 2022
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anneke2022 wrote a review Jan 2022
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Service excellent, location fantastic, views spectacular, food great. Even when we had to leave early due to personal reasons they left us a parcel with some baked goodies for the road. Only negative - the morning we wanted to leave early they hadn't restocked the coffee pods in the room and we couldn't find any coffee or cups before we left. Otherwise wonderful stay.
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stephan172 wrote a review Nov 2021
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The food was fantastic, the staff were all very warm and welcoming and OMW what a view of the Knysna Heads! What a memorable time this was! Margaret, well done on managing this wonderful place, my wife and I had a great time here!
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Barry O wrote a review Oct 2021
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Outstanding! A truly magnificent establishment with incredible views and friendly and professional staff. The highlight of my visit was actually interacting with the staff and the owner is the comfort of the downstairs bar, while watching the Springboks beat the All Blacks. Memories that I will cherish. Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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dlivie259524 wrote a review Aug 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
Very good accommodation. Excellent views. Quality of breakfast was excellent. Lady at reception (sorry forgot her name) was very pleasant and helpful .Nice to have full bouquet of television shows.Location ideal for nice walks. Cost slightly expensive but not over the top.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Mount Knysna
What are some of the property amenities at The Mount Knysna?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The Mount Knysna?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Mount Knysna?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Mount Knysna?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Mount Knysna?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does The Mount Knysna have airport transportation?
Yes, The Mount Knysna offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Mount Knysna?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, and Xhosa.
Does The Mount Knysna have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.
Is The Mount Knysna accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.