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The Russel Hotel

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Corner Long, Graham & Unity Street, Knysna 6570 South Africa
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#20 of 32 hotels in Knysna
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Welcome to The Russel Hotel, your Knysna “home away from home.” The Russel Hotel aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year.

For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Knysna, The Russel Hotel is located a short distance from St George's Anglican Church (0.1 mi) and Margaret's Viewpoint (2.0 mi).

The rooms offer a flat screen TV and air conditioning, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available, allowing you to rest and refresh with ease.

The Russel Hotel features baggage storage. In addition, as a valued The Russel Hotel guest, you can enjoy free breakfast that is available on-site. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

While visiting Knysna, you may want to try some ribs at one of the nearby restaurants, such as JJ's Restaurant, Tapas and Oysters, or Bosun's Pub and Grill.

If you are interested in exploring Knysna, check out some of the nearby attractions, such as Jandreart Studio (0.9 mi) and Holy Trinity Church (0.3 mi), all of which are within walking distance of The Russel Hotel.

The Russel Hotel puts the best of Knysna at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Free parking
Secured parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Free breakfast
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Xhosa
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atlegangkr wrote a review Mar 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
The hotel is accommodating and beautiful. Was very disappointed with the hot water issue. I had to wait for 40 minutes to get hot water to bath at night when tired from Johannesburg. That is a total turnoff to ask for a geyser to be turned on
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sduda713938 wrote a review Mar 2021
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It was very awesome stay. Warm welcome to a big room with everything to make a comfortable stay. Nice and quite away from busy N2 busy traffic making noise. Room are big to accommodate a family unfortunately I was alone on business trips.
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MMaragelis wrote a review Oct 2020
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Excellent value at the Russel Hotel great location rooms are large in size. Location is well located to central business district and easy to locate. The area is quiet at night which led to a good nights sleep.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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AShetty wrote a review Feb 2020
Mumbai, India4 contributions1 helpful vote
A beautiful , boutique stay like feel. Clean, spic and span. Its close to the Knysna lagoonm. The breakfast buffet is lovely , staff is courteous and quick to respond. The reception and dining hall are all very cosy and welcoming. An ideal place to just enjoy the beuatiful town of knysna and have a couple of sundowners by the lagoon,
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Response from Ivibe Knysna, General Manager at The Russel Hotel
Responded 27 Feb 2020
Thank you so much for your review. It is always good to hear our staff's commitment to service excellence is recognized. Our guests' comfort is of utmost importance to us. We are looking forward to host you again!
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lfrazenburg wrote a review Feb 2020
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My stay at the Russel Hotel in Knysna was very nice. The rooms were very tidy and comfortable and the staff was very helpful at all times. I also enjoyed the breakfast and that one could choose from a variety of options. Thank you for a very nice stay!
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PRICE RANGE
US$35 - US$70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeKnysna
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Russel Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Russel Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Drupkelders Hiking Trail (0.1 km), Pledge Nature Reserve (0.5 km), and Old Gaol and Art Gallery (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Russel Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at The Russel Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Russel Hotel?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Russel Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include African Bean, The Olive Tree, and Bloo Bistro World cafe.
Does The Russel Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Russel Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is The Russel Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Knysna.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Russel Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, and Xhosa.
Are there any historical sites close to The Russel Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St George's Anglican Church (0.1 km).