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The St. James of Knysna
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

This hotel was much better than we expected - superb room, huge, 2 washrooms, well furnished, good service. The hotel is surrounded by such pretty lakes. It was a dream! We loved it. The breakfast was great too. Dinner however was average (we are vegetarians). Overall, our stay was superb

Stayed: September 2017
Thank Kanupriyahs
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

Wonderfull hotel and services. Staff very atencious with the minimun details. Loved the experience of wake up very early and felt the smells of the cake baking.
The place is wonderful. I wish I could stay longer there.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank GizeleM123
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Reviewed 2 September 2017

This is a marvelous place with a great location. We were upgraded to the Queen Anne suite that overlooked the bay. Absolutely terrific suite, large bathroom, large sitting room with mini-bar, and a king size bedroom. Service was magnificent and everyone more than friendly. Had dinner one night here. Personal attention from the chef who prepared a 5 star meal. Restaurant also does the included breakfast buffet and made to order items. The bar and library were wonderful old rooms - great place with the fire going for beer or single malt. The grounds were very nice but we did not have enough time to truly enjoy.

Room Tip: The two suites on the second floor have amazing views.
  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Michael B
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Reviewed 24 July 2017

we stayed in the George Rex suite for two nights. It was a lovely room with fantastic views. Two big double beds, lounge area, big bathroom, showroom and sauna. Unfortunately the sauna didn't work which was disappointing as we'd been looking forward to using it. A highlight was that everynight an electric blanket was switched on for you before you got in to bed; very nice touch! We ate in the restaurant twice for breakfast and once for supper. The first breakfast and supper were great, good service and high quality of food. However the following morning we waited over an hour for breakfast and we knew some guests had waited longer. We also heard shouting from the kitchen which we weren't best impressed by. When the food arrived it was good, just a shame we had to wait so long. However it didn't taint our view of the hotel too much as overall it was very nice.

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
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Thank isabellefarrow
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Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Hi. Whilst the hotel is nice and quiet and has a great view of the lagoon, it falls well short of its supposed 5 star rating. Our room is enourmous but has a heater situated at one end of the room so the end where the beds are remains cold at night. The taps in one of the sinks don't work and the bath automatically empties whilst you sit in it so you have to leave the taps running to maintain a water level.
Today went for breakfast and had to wait over an hour! When it arrived the sausage was raw. Spoke to the duty manager who just moaned at me about his problems rather than apologising and attempting to sort things out. This is a 3.5 star hotel at best. Avoid if you have plans each day and wish to leave the hotel as at 10.30am this morning I am still waiting for my breakfast......

Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
Thank wenlock0374
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