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St James Hotel in Knysna - a Haven of Comfort & Peace
5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 Feb 2024
Sandy, the manager, & all the team at the truly wonderful, beautiful, and calm lagoon side setting of of the St James Hotel in Knysna, made us so welcome during a recent difficult time for myself & my husband.
Previously to staying at the St James we were in the nearby resort town of Plettenberg Bay when my husband became seriously ill and was admitted to the excellent Life Knysna Private Hospital for 5 days.
I needed to find a hotel nearby to the hospital, and very fortunately moved into this stunning boutique property.
Sandy & her team gave me comfort and support in every way possible during my husband's hospital stay, and after he was discharged he recuperated for a further 8 days at the hotel.
This truly was a home from home experience, and I cannot recommend this hotel highly enough. The location is arguably the best in Knysna, the rooms are extremely spacious and comfortable with stunning views, we had the Lady Anne Suite, the food on offer was always fresh and inviting, and the Service truly friendly & superb.
We took advantage of the complimentary boat trip around the lovely Knysna Lagoon, a haven for birds and sea mammals including seals & dolphins.
Hopefully our future travels will allow us to return to enjoy the St James Hotel again.
Date of stay: February 2024
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Reviewed 25 February 2024

We gad an excellent 4 nights stay at St. James of Knysna! Every detail was well thought of and organised by Sandy and the lovely team. Breakfast on the terrace was a treat, with fresh fruit and choices for all tastes. Overall top stay.

Date of stay: February 2024
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Reviewed 18 February 2024

Nice loacation though a little outside...
Excellent staff, very kind and friendly, warm welcome.
Well guided by Sandy and her team.
No restaurant but snacks and platters available for dinner with a very good selection of wines!

Date of stay: February 2024
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Reviewed 5 February 2024

We first stayed at St James of Knysna on our SA holiday in 2018. We both very much enjoyed our stay on that occasion, but noted that our spacious suite was in need of renovation.

Fast forward five years, and a significant renovation of the whole hotel has taken place. We thoroughly enjoyed our three night stay.

The staff at this hotel are outstanding. The suites very spacious. An excellent breakfast can be enjoyed either in the garden room, or outside, overlooking the estuary. Informal bar meals are available, with a number of options where you may wish to eat them.

A most enjoyable, complimentary boat trip around the estuary is available.

Most definitely the highlight of our SA holiday.

Date of stay: January 2024
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Reviewed 18 January 2024

Great welcome and attention to details. Excellent service and delicious breakfast, spacious rooms. All staff were very pleasant and gave useful information. A wonderful place to relax far away from the noise. Light in the bathroom could be brighter.

Date of stay: January 2024
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Reviewed 8 January 2024

Excellent service by amazing staff. What a great experience. Keep up the good work.
We would recommend The St. James of Knysna as it is such a peaceful, relaxing and a well situated place. It has all that you would need for an amazing experience.

Date of stay: December 2023
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