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aha The Rex Hotel

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8 Gray Street, Knysna 6571 South Africa
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  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
Updated 20/08/04 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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#14 of 31 hotels in Knysna
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Travellers' Choice
Knysna is a haven of beaches, forests, lakes and sea, and aha The Rex Hotel is one of this coastal town’s most sophisticated accommodation offerings. A warm welcome and timeless elegance ensure guests enjoy a special experience during their stay at aha The Rex Hotel, as we promise superior service and exceptional comfort time and again. Located on the world-famous Garden Route, aha The Rex Hotel is a celebration of urban style, making it one of the most exhilarating getaway destinations in its class. Expect an eclectic mix of modern and classic comforts that capture the essence of 4-star luxury. The O Bar & Eatery serves Buffet Breakfast daily in a contemporary setting with cuisine that is beautifully presented and prepared using only the freshest ingredients that Knysna has to offer. aha The Rex Hotel offers travellers a gateway to Knysna’s outstanding restaurants, blossoming forests, nature reserves, arts and crafts, and the shores of the serene lagoon.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Bicycle rental
Boating
Children's television networks
Airport transportation
Car park
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Kid-friendly buffet
Outdoor dining area
Canoeing
Diving
Hiking
Horseback riding
Snorkelling
Canoeing offsite
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Walking tours
Car hire
Taxi service
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Shops
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Telephone
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
City view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Modern
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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nokskabane1 wrote a review 01 Sep
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Excellent location. The staff was very friendly and helpful. My stay was very pleasant. I would definitely recommend it to anyone planning a trip through the garden route. The hotel is within walking distance to most places in Knysna.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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rhummelsa wrote a review Sep 2020
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No quality service for the amount of money we have paid for Electricity was off , Rooms not cleaned properly ,No breakfast and Dinner at the hotel we have to walk somewhere else for the breakfast Positive point security at parking area was Ok
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Alan A wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom432 contributions105 helpful votes
This is a modern hotel within easy walking distance of local shops and restaurants and the Knysna waterfront. We were actually given one of the apartments and it was spacious and spotlessly clean. We had our own balcony and a full kitchen. There is also an underground Car Park if you are self driving.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Lesley B wrote a review Mar 2020
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Not easy to find. There is no sign on the outside and the entrance is beside a coffee bar. We circled it three times before asking a local. A large room and nothing really to complain about except that the breakfast was below par. It was described in our itinerary as having 'urban chic'. No. However it was a very short walk to the Waterfront area in one direction and to Le Maquis (excellent French restaurant) in the other. OK for one night.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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John K wrote a review Feb 2020
Westhoughton, United Kingdom28 contributions19 helpful votes
The whole experience e was very good, from check-in to check-out. The staff were very friendly and accommodating. The bed was super comfortable. The room and bathroom were modern and spotlessly clean. The breakfast was extensive and very tasty. It was in a good location being close to the Waterfoot with all the nice shops and great restaurants.
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PRICE RANGE
US$58 - US$166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeKnysna
NUMBER OF ROOMS
55
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Frequently Asked Questions about aha The Rex Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to aha The Rex Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Featherbed Nature Reserve (0.4 km), The Waterfront Knysna Quays (0.2 km), and Metelerkamps (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at aha The Rex Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at aha The Rex Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at aha The Rex Hotel?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at aha The Rex Hotel?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to aha The Rex Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Freshline Fisheries, Chatters Bistro, and Anchorage Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at aha The Rex Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool during their stay.
Does aha The Rex Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, aha The Rex Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is aha The Rex Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Knysna.
Are any cleaning services offered at aha The Rex Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at aha The Rex Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.