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 facilities

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

Meeting facilities

  • Business services
  • Printers
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

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

Leisure facilities

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

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

  • Hair dryer

Self-catering

  • Kitchenette
  • Electric kettle
  • Cooker
  • 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

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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City Centre
  • Knysna
    1.3 mi
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

Standard Twin Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds or 1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private pool
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Living room
  • Wardrobe
  • Parquet floor
  • Telephone
  • Turndown service
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Laptop safe box
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Walk in shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toiletries
  • Make-up mirror
  • Shower cap
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Non-feather pillows
  • Linen
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Electric kettle
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Bottled water
  • Chocolate or biscuit
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

Double or Twin STANDARD. BED & BREAKFAST. Standard rate

The Rex Hotel photos Exterior
Two-Bedroom Apartment
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private pool
    • Bathtub
    • Balcony
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Living room
  • Wardrobe
  • Connecting room
  • Housekeeping
  • 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
Room Description:

This air-conditioned apartment features a seating area, a safety deposit box, and a hairdryer. Please note that the price is based on 4 guests. An additional guest can be accommodated in a rollaway bed and an extra charge applies (see Hotel Policies).

Luxury Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Balcony
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Living room
  • Housekeeping
  • Turndown service
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Toiletries
  • Make-up mirror
  • Dining:Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Cooker
  • Media:Satellite TV
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

The Rex Hotel photos Exterior
Luxury Studio Apartment
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private pool
    • 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
Room Description:

Luxury Studio Apartment. BED & BREAKFAST. Standard rate

The Rex Hotel Location

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • City Center1.2 mi

Places of interest

  • Knysna Waterfront700 ft
  • Featherbed Boat Cruises1000 ft
  • Pledge Nature Reserve3300 ft
  • Knysna National Lake Area1.2 mi
  • Simola Golf Estate2.5 mi
  • View Point Eastern Knysna Head2.9 mi

Shopping areas

  • Knysna Waterfront700 ft

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Knysna Forest2.5 mi
  • Knysna the Heads2.9 mi

Golf courses and Country clubs

  • Simola Golf Course2.2 mi
  • Knysna Golf Club2.3 mi

Marina

  • Featherbed Boat Cruises1000 ft

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

Average guest rating

8.8out of 10
Superb
Based on 156 reviews

Rating by category:

Rooms
8.8
Service
9.5
Value
9.2
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
City Centre
  • Knysna
    1.3 mi
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

Use Badge