Knysna Manor House

Knysna Manor House

19 Fichat Street Garden Route, Knysna 6571 South Africa
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#18 of 63 guest houses in Knysna
4.4 of 5 bubbles
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Knysna Manor House is a 3 star, AA Highly Recommended Knysna guesthouse offering B&B accommodation on the Garden Route. It is a unique Bed and Breakfast that combines the charm of times gone by with modern amenities. Built in 1896, the guest house was the original home of the mayor of Knysna and was converted into a B&B in the 1980's. Knysna Manor House guesthouse is housed in a charming Victorian mansion located in the centre of town, overlooking the stunning Knysna Lagoon and is within a 2-5 minute walk of local shops, banks, craft markets, restaurants and the Knysna Waterfront.accommodation consists of 13 en-suite rooms that have all been lovingly furnished and equipped with modern amenities including tea trays, additional blankets, tea/coffee making facilities. The majority of these rooms have a mini fridge. We have now opened up a self catering flat, which can accommodate two adults and two children. Guests can enjoy "Free Wi-Fi" Internet access.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Patio
Board games / puzzles
Taxi service
Adults only
Car park
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Plunge pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
Private check-in / check-out
Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Desk
Housekeeping
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
City view
Landmark view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family 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
City View
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Xhosa

Location

19 Fichat Street Garden Route, Knysna 6571 South Africa
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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dorothynomdoe wrote a review Mar 2020
Cape Town, South Africa
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The Knysna Manor House is quant and rustic and very homey with wooden floors. When checking in you are met with friendliness and requested to sign in. The proprietor is very accommodating and willing to meet your needs. The view is spectacular
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Date of stay: March 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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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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Response from KnysnaManorHouse, Owner at Knysna Manor House
Responded 20 Mar 2020
Thank you Dorothy for your very kind words about our establishment and for advising guests of the warm welcome they receive. Hope to have you stay again. Travel and keep safe Gail Dalton
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Koogern wrote a review Jan 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Location is perfect as it is close to the main waterfront area with great views of the lagoon at breakfast. Rooms are neat and tidy and property is well secured from the inside. The host are very hospitable and try to make your stay as convenient and comfortable as possible.
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Date of stay: December 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Gail Dalton, Owner at Knysna Manor House
Responded 05 Jan 2022
Thank you for your very kind review. We appreciate your positive feedback. Stay safe Gail Owner
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ina803 wrote a review Mar 2020
Pretoria, South Africa
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Rooms are clean and neat. Hosts were friendly and assisted where needed. Breakfast of good quality. Security to the property is good. Although Knysna Manor House is over a hundred years old it is in a good condition.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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
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Response from KnysnaManorHouse, Owner at Knysna Manor House
Responded 17 Mar 2020
Thank you for your honest rating of our guesthouse, we pride ourselves on the personal service offered and the home away from home atmosphere of the guesthouse. We do hope to welcome you back soon. Travel Safe
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Muhammed777 wrote a review Jan 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Unfortunately my travel to Knysna Manor House left a bitter taste

Upon arrival I phoned the number on the reception and a gentleman came to attend to me.

Firstly the gentleman says he could not find my booking, although I could clearly see he had not refreshed his email. I had the booking number and everything on hand.

Then 3 minutes later the booking confirmation appears, after a simple email refresh (cool it happens to everyone and it was Christmas day I thought )

Then he further did something which I feel no guest should ever experience and it was really hurtful, making me feel like a unwanted guest. He goes on to say the payment is not done..
Im like 'whaaat' only to deliberate and change thought process and say the amount was underpaid ? I even showed my bank app payment as proof of the deduction... But it never made a difference. He made it seem like I underpaid them. He did not understand Agoda commission structure deductions..

The reason I use Agoda primarily in my travels across the globe, is because they process the payment immediately from me, so it's between them and the establishment thereafter..I've never had a issue like this anywhere in the world..

I kept my cool due to respecting the day of Christmas the owners were observing...

The only other concern I had was the geyser was not giving hot water, I tried twice, at night and in the morning, but in all fairness I did not tell the owners, upon check out i mentioned it to the gentleman not for me but so that the next guest could have a better stay, to which the gentlemen says 'you turned the wrong tap' i just kept quiet and drove away...

In light of balance and fairness the following should be mentioned..

The lady by the name of Gail did come later and sort things out.
She was much more welcoming. I hope she adequately explained to the gentleman how Agoda works and how they deduct from there commissions..

The rooms itself was comfortable and has that rich historical feel.

The bed was comfy

Parking is good

Location is central

I hope this will serve as a constructive criticism so that guests may enjoy the beauty and hospitality that the garden route and all that reside in it are known for.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from GailD1088, Owner at Knysna Manor House
Responded 12 Jan 2020
Hi Muhammad, It is Gail, the lady who you dealt with, and the owner of the guesthouse. Thank you for your informative feedback. I must admit that the Christmas season was pretty hectic and our managers are still new in the business. (Therefore the reason I was staying at the guesthouse) I presume it was a last minute booking, and that is the reason the email had not come in, but glad that we were able to accommodate you. Our system always says with Agoda that hotel collects payment, unless there was a virtual card paid through Agoda which can cause some confusion. I am glad that I managed to get it sorted for you. Regarding the hot water, I apologize and wish that you had mentioned it to me, as we could have had it sorted. (The plumber connected the hot and cold taps incorrectly when repairing recently). Glad that apart from the two misunderstandings during check in and regarding the water that you found our guesthouse to your liking, that the beds were comfortable and that you felt the charm of the historical building. Thanks you once again for take in the time to share your experience with us via this platform. Travel safe Gail Dalton
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Samantha_Barber95 wrote a review Dec 2021
Stockholm, Sweden
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a wonderful stay at Knysna Manor House! The Management staff were amazing and very accommodating. I was actually not feeling very well (I had sun stroke) and the staff went above and beyond to ensure I felt comfortable while we stayed at the guest house. We really appreciated this wonderful service and will be recommending this cute little spot to people who are traveling through the Garden Route. Also, the brekkie was delicious. Thank you for having us to stay! :)
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Date of stay: December 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Gail Dalton, Owner at Knysna Manor House
Responded 01 Jan 2022
Thank you Samantha, we hope that you are fully recovered now. It is so good to know that our managers always go the extra mile to ensure our guests are well looked after. Thank you for your very kind words and recommendations. We look forward to hosting you again soon. Travel and stay safe Gail
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Wim V wrote a review Jan 2022
Uitenhage, South Africa
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Hidden behind the many walls of this gracious Victorian Manor House, and former boarding house, perched high on a hill above the Knysna CBD and overlooking the lagoon, is a slickly run guest house managed by Richard & Wendy.
Check-in was quick and easy, thanks to the on-line Knightsbridge booking platform.
The accommodation, my single room with three-quarter bed at any rate, was well appointed and comfortable.
The menu at breakfast, served between 7:00 & 9:00, was extensive with table service overseen by both Richard & Wendy.
A pleasant, comfortable stay. Thank you!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Gail Dalton, Owner at Knysna Manor House
Responded 10 Jan 2022
Wow. Thank you for your beautifully written review and very kind words. Our managers are waiting to welcome you back. Stay safe
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vwendy735230 wrote a review Dec 2023
Johannesburg, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We used Knysna Manor House as a base for our stay on the Garden Route. It's an atmospheric 100 year old house, with attentive hosts that made our stay very comfortable. The House is within walking distance to the town centre and the Waterfront.
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Date of stay: December 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Gail Dalton, Owner at Knysna Manor House
Responded 01 Jan 2024
Thank you so much for your very honest review and rating. Our staff like to make guests feel at home and Mandy and Richard are excellent hosts. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Travel safe Gail
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819francois wrote a review Nov 2022
Gordon's Bay, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The friendly hosts Richard and Many Pope made us feel at home during our most pleasant stay in the beautifully restored Manor House that is conveniently located close to Knysna CBD and amenities. The rooms are neat, spacious and well equipped. Security is very good and the help yourself bar very convenient. We enjoyed a hearty breakfast on the balcony with a view over the lagoon. A feinite thumbs up from us.
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Date of stay: October 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Gail Dalton, Owner at Knysna Manor House
Responded 14 Nov 2022
Thank you Francois for such a beautiful description of our Historical Guesthouse. Mandy and Richard have continued to restore and maintain both the house and rooms which are all unique. The breakfasts that our behind the scenes ladies prepare to order are always delicious. The deck overlooking the lagoon is not only a great place to have breakfast but also a quiet place to unwind at the end of a say with a drink from the honesty bar. Thank you once again and travel safe. Gail
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stefankL2524WK wrote a review Feb 2022
Cape Town, South Africa
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I had a very pleasant stay. The owner was very helpful at all times. My room was nice and clean and with all equipment what i needed. On that hot day I also used the pool for to refresh. The breakfast was very good and the hot eggs was to ordered and was fresh prepared. I will be come back.
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Date of stay: January 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Gail Dalton, Owner at Knysna Manor House
Responded 02 Feb 2022
Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. So glad that everything was perfect. We do look forward to hosting you again
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feedbacktoremember wrote a review Jul 2021
Mpumalanga, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely historical place with excellent and friendly reception.
Although my wife and I were the only patrons during our stay (Covid related low occupation figures), our proprietors went out of their way to make our stay as comfortable as possible. The kitchen was fully operational notwithstanding. And the breakfast was lovely. Thank you.
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Date of stay: June 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Gail Dalton, Owner at Knysna Manor House
Responded 30 Oct 2021
Thank you for your very kind words. Mandy and Richard certainly go the extra mile for guests. We look forward to you visiting Knysna soon. Travel and stay safe Gail
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cmatadigo asked a question Aug 2018
Blackpool6 contributions4 helpful votes
Can guests visit for food /drink if not staying ?
Answer from KnysnaManorHouse
Knysna15 contributions14 helpful votes
If you are with guests, you may join them for breakfast at a cost to yourselves. Unfortunately we are not a restaurant.
Corné E wrote a tip May 2017
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All the rooms are huge, maybe just check if you want to room with a bath or shower."
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TLW100 wrote a tip Oct 2016
Somerset West, South Africa17 contributions28 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Not all rooms have views, request this if you would like one."
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Emile H wrote a tip Aug 2016
Port Elizabeth, South Africa97 contributions14 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms are of good quality."
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Melinda M wrote a tip Mar 2016
Johannesburg, South Africa28 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Loved the upstairs rooms"
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franklaff wrote a tip Feb 2016
Elkton, Maryland4 contributions8 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"There are varied size rooms on several levels, and if you cannot climb stairs, the main floor would be better."
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,354 - R 1,757 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
13
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Frequently Asked Questions about Knysna Manor House
Which popular attractions are close to Knysna Manor House?
Nearby attractions include Pledge Nature Reserve (0.2 km), Pirates Cove Cafe (0.4 km), and Petrus-se-Brand Mountain Bike Trail (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Knysna Manor House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Knysna Manor House?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, blackout curtains, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Knysna Manor House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Knysna Manor House?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Knysna Manor House?
Conveniently located restaurants include African Bean, Bloo Bistro World cafe, and Olde's Pub and Grill.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Knysna Manor House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Knysna Manor House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Knysna.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Knysna Manor House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, and Xhosa.
Are there any historical sites close to Knysna Manor House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St George's Anglican Church (0.5 km).
Does Knysna Manor House have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.
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