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 parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Outdoor dining area

Restaurant buffet

Welcome drink

Cafe

Coffee shop

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Laundry

Self-service laundry

Overview

The 4-star The Rex Hotel is situated a mere 31 km away from Birds of Eden. The Rex Hotel has been welcoming guests to its designer rooms since 2007.

The city center is 30 minute walking distance from the hotel. Thanks to a boat dock nearby, the excellent hotel is well connected with other parts of Knysna.

The hotel offers magnificent location close to nature reserves and gardens.

The Rex Hotel lies within 35 minutes’ drive to Plettenberg Bay airport.

Rooms

This hotel comprises of luxury studio apartment, luxury studio and standard apartment that come with luxurious décor as well as complimentary wireless internet, climate control, pay television, flat-screen TV and a patio. The guestrooms look out on the lagoon. They also comprise en suite bathrooms appointed with a bathtub, a shower and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

Guests can enjoy Mediterranean, African and Vegetarian snacks and meals in 34 South located 300 meters away.

Services

The hotel offers free self parking, a designated place for smoking and an elevator and such services as free shuttle bus service, laundry and concierge service.

Relax

Parents will find babysitting, a mini club and board games for their children on-site. On-site sport activities include horse riding, hiking 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 parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • 24-hour security
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Souvenir shop
  • Hairdresser
  • Beauty salon
  • Coffee shop
  • Fireplace

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Cycling
  • Golf course

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Shoe shine service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Welcome drink

Dining facilities

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

Meeting facilities

  • Meeting room
  • Business services
  • Printers
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • Board games
  • Kids club

Leisure facilities

  • Beach towels
  • Garden area

Room view

  • Garden view
  • Lagoon view

Room facilities

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

  • Kitchenette
  • Electric kettle

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding

Media

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

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
  • Blackout curtains

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

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

Children and extra beds

Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

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 Center
  • Knysna
    1.3 mi
Airports
  • Plettenberg Bay (PBZ)
    16.6 mi
  • George (GRJ)
    38.3 mi
Restaurants
  • Chatters Bistro
    100 ft
  • Anchorage Restaurant (cuisine: Vegetarian)
    200 ft
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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Rooms and availability

The Rex Hotel photos Exterior Hotel information
Standard Twin Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 1 Double bed

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Room Description:

Standard|Double or Twin STANDARD

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

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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Room Description:

Apartment|Two Bedroom Apartment Dynamic

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

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Room Description:

Apartment|Luxury Studio Apartment Double Dynamic

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • City Center1.2 mi

Places of interest

  • 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
  • Featherbed Nature Reserve3.1 mi
    58 CJ Langenhoven Street, Knysna
  • Goukamma Nature Reserve6.5 mi
    Buffalo Bay Road, Knysna
  • Knysna Heads2.9 mi
    Coney Glen Road, Knysna
  • Outeniqua Transport Museum5.4 mi
    George, Knysna

Near the hotel

  • Pledge Nature Reserve2400 ft
    10 Bond Street, Knysna

    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

    South AfricanHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedKnysnaThe Rex Hotel

    According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
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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:

    Service
    9.5
    Value
    9.2
    Dining
    8.0
    Location
    9.3
    Rooms
    8.8

    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 Center
    • Knysna
      1.3 mi
    Airports
    • Plettenberg Bay (PBZ)
      16.6 mi
    • George (GRJ)
      38.3 mi
    Restaurants
    • Chatters Bistro
      100 ft
    • Anchorage Restaurant (cuisine: Vegetarian)
      200 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