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The Rex Hotel - Knysna

8 Gray Street, Knysna, South Africa, 6571  show map
 4 stars
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The Rex Hotel - Knysna

Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Outdoor dining area

Restaurant buffet

Coffee shop

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Overview

The Rex Hotel is a 4-star property situated at about 41 km distance from Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary. The Rex Hotel welcomes guests to its designer rooms since 2007.

The Rex Hotel is a world-class accommodation just a 30-minute walk from the city center.

The hotel features a convenient location with proximity to forests and gardens.

The Rex Hotel lies 30 km away from Plettenberg Bay airport.

Rooms

The Rex Hotel provides accommodation in 30 guestrooms fitted with free Wi-Fi, climate control, a laptop safe, multi-channel TV and a balcony. The hotel offers a spectacular view over the lagoon. They also comprise en suite bathrooms appointed with a bathtub, a shower and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

A shopping area features Anchorage Restaurant and Chatters Bistro within 50 meters of the venue.

Services

Guests can make use of bicycle and car rentals available on site.

Relax

The Rex Hotel also has babysitting, a mini club and board games for guests travelling with children. The Rex Hotel offers sports activities including hiking, horse riding and cycling.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site for free.

Year renovated:   2007.  Number of rooms:   30.

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Facilities

General

  • No smoking on site
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site car park
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • 24-hour security
  • Luggage storage
  • Lift
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Hairdresser
  • Coffee shop
  • Fireplace

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Tobogganing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Cycling
  • Golf course

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Shoe shine service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business services
  • Printers
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Board games
  • DVDs/ Videos for children

Spa & Leisure

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Casino
  • Night club
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Sauna

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Dining table
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Hair dryer

Self-catering

  • Kitchenette
  • Electric kettle
  • Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Internet television
  • International calls
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Plug adaptor
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Parquet floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out until 10 am FREE

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 6 years
Extra bed ZAR 450
Children above
6 years or adults
Extra bed ZAR 550
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Maximum capacity of cots and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel The Rex Hotel - Knysna Knysna location
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Hotel Address:

8 Gray Street, Knysna, South Africa, 6571

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Airports
  • Plettenberg Bay (PBZ)
    16.6 mi
  • George (GRJ)
    38.1 mi
Restaurants
  • Chatters Bistro
    100 ft
  • Anchorage Restaurant (cuisine: Vegetarian)
    200 ft
Parks
  • Knysna Lagoon
    1600 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Year renovated:
    2007
  • Number of rooms:
    30

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Rooms and availability

The Rex Hotel photos Exterior aha The Rex Hotel
Standard Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Wardrobe
  • Parquet floor
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Laptop safe box
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Walk in shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Shower cap
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Non-feather pillows
  • Linen
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Bottled water
  • Chocolate or biscuit
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wake up service
The Rex Hotel photos Exterior Hotel information
Two-Bedroom Apartment
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Wardrobe
  • Connecting room
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Laptop safe box
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Walk in shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Shower cap
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Non-feather pillows
  • Linen
  • Sofa
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Electric kettle
  • Dining area
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenware
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Bottled water
  • Chocolate or biscuit
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wake up service
The Rex Hotel photos Room
Luxury Studio Apartment
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Wardrobe
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Laptop safe box
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Walk in shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Shower cap
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Non-feather pillows
  • Linen
  • Sofa
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Electric kettle
  • Dining area
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenware
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Bottled water
  • Chocolate or biscuit
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wake up service
Luxury Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds or 1 Double bed

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Room Description:

Double or Twin LUXURY. BED & BREAKFAST. Standard rate

Luxury Studio
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds or 1 Double bed

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Room Description:

Deluxe|Double or Twin LUXURY-STUDIO

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Local attractions

  • Brenton on Sea2.3 mi
    C.R. Swart Rd, Knysna
  • Knysna Heads2.9 mi
    Coney Glen Road
  • Prince Alfred Pass9.9 mi
    R339 Prince Alfred Street
  • Knysna African Arts and Craft Market2.6 mi
    1 George Rex Drive
  • Margaret\'s Viewpoint3.3 mi
    Brenton Road

Near the hotel

  • The Waterfront Knysna Quays1000 ft
    21 Waterfront Drive
  • Spitzkop Viewpoint1700 ft
    Prince Alfred Pass
  • Knysna Lagoon1600 ft
    The coast of the city

Restaurants nearby

  • Chatters Bistro100 ft

    Address: 9a Grey Street
    Phone: 0443820203

    76% likes this, based on 185 reviews
    Price Range: USD 7 - USD 17

  • The Tin House Cafe300 ft

    Address: 3 Gray Street

    79% likes this, based on 48 reviews

  • 34 South1000 ft

    Address: Waterfront, Knysna Quays
    Phone: (27) 44 382 7331

    72% likes this, based on 542 reviews
    Cuisine: Mediterranean, African
    Price Range: USD 10 - USD 18

  • Anchorage Restaurant200 ft

    Address: 11 Grey Street
    Phone: 044-3822230

    75% likes this, based on 201 reviews
    Cuisine: Vegetarian

  • Cafe Mario700 ft

    Address: The Waterfront

    75% likes this, based on 256 reviews

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Year renovated:
    2007
  • Number of rooms:
    30

Hotel Awards

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The Rex Hotel Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Rex Hotel

8.8
SuperbBased on162 reviews

Rating by category:

Rooms
8.8
Service
9.5
Dining
8.0
Location
9.3

Guest reviews

  • Older travelers
    7.4

    Manager and staff were very professional and helpful. Breakfast was very good. If the glass wall in the room had a curtain, and there was a shelf in the bathroom, then the rooms would be excellent. Perfect location for short walk into centre of Kynsna for shopping and restaurants, and for same at the Waterfront.

    - large glass window in the room inner wall, and no curtain!!! Not sure how you think anyone is going to get to sleep - needs shelf in the bathroom - no WiFi in the room - stairs are dangerous. Full landing followed by half landing; I fell the first time I used the stairs - ground floor 'secure' door being propped open, with approval of staff, and door didn't close properly anyway. Very poor.

  • Single
    10.0

    Very friendly and helpful staff greeted me upon my arrival. Upgraded my standard booked room to a double........ which was fantastic of course. Took care in accompanying me to my room, ensuring that I'm familiar with where to find what.

  • Single
    10.0

    Very upmarket, private, relaxing and very beautifull. The hotel is located very good: Walking distance to the waterfront & city centre with good rates. Real value for money and they even have rates for singles that most hotels don't offer. I liked the design of the rooms very cozy and beautifull: a mixture between hotel and a self catering unit. The rooms is very spacious. I will definately stay at the Rex hotel again.

    I should suggest they should install free Wi-fi for the hotel, However there was payable Wi-fi available. Some people might rather go for a hotel with free wi-fi included.

  • Older travelers
    8.2

    Location and friendliness and comfort.

  • Older travelers
    7.8

    We stayed at The Rex Hotel in March 2011 which was excellent in particular, the studio rooms. Unfortunately the only thing lacking was not have a swimming pool and a bar area to have drinks in the evening.

  • Couple
    4.2

    Not Much! Was a quiet nights rest.

    The way the staff welcomed us. The dining experiance was poor, food was not good and tables were dirty. Would rather even eat at the wimpy.

  • Family with children
    7.8

    Selfcatering, location and the design

    I first emailed the hotel, to make sure the price was ok for à family. Then they gaved me à very expensive price, I booked later on internett and they accepted it when I came with My family without charging more monye. I feelt that was à bit rude to try to get more, it was actually, 1500 R more they tried. Thats almost 2 nights.

  • Single
    10.0

    Extremely spacious & luxurious suite with stunning views. Excellent location, 2 mins walk away from the waterfront and a choice of breakfast venue. Superb accommodation in a great location - would highly recommend.

  • Couple
    8.2

    The location, closer to the Waterfront and shopping in town

    The fact that they dont serve lunch and dinner

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    Execlent, nice, design and localzation.New, nice Breakfast and bedrroms.

  • Couple
    9.6

    Best location in knysna, close to the Marina which was definitely the better end of town and felt safe walking to and from the Marina in the evenings. Inside the hotel is spacious, stylish, modern and clean. We enjoyed having the apartment style with a separate living room and kitchen.

    Paying for wifi, thus should really be included.

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    Very good room and bath design, very close to the waterfront.

  • Group of friends
    9.6

    We were upgraded to a suite as the hotel was not full. I loved the decor. Very upmarket and modern.

    We were not informed that we could have 1/2 hour of internet time for free ( we were tourists, not business travellers)

  • Couple
    8.2

    I am an architect, so I appreciated the design of the hotel the most. I enjoyed the funky and quirky details. The size of the room was also very nice, as it has ample space.

    There isnt something major, but I would have liked if their restaurant served dinner aswell.

  • Older travelers
    9.2

    Excellent positon, original and luxury design, spacious rooms, good value for money, not cheap, but my room was upgrade to suit for free

    The breakfast was good, but standard. For this level of design it shoul be more original

How to reach hotel

hotel The Rex Hotel - Knysna Knysna location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

8 Gray Street, Knysna, South Africa, 6571

Get directions
Airports
  • Plettenberg Bay (PBZ)
    16.6 mi
  • George (GRJ)
    38.1 mi
Restaurants
  • Chatters Bistro
    100 ft
  • Anchorage Restaurant (cuisine: Vegetarian)
    200 ft
Parks
  • Knysna Lagoon
    1600 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Year renovated:
    2007
  • Number of rooms:
    30

Hotel Awards

South AfricanHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedKnysnaThe Rex Hotel

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
Best Luxury Hotels in South Africa

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