The Rex Hotel - Knysna

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

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

Paid parking

Luggage storage
Late check-in/ -out
Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Outdoor dining area

Restaurant buffet

Welcome drink

Cafe

Coffee shop

Breakfast room

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Laundry

Self-service laundry

Overview

The world-class The Rex Hotel is placed blocks from the beachfront. The Rex Hotel has been welcoming guests to its individual rooms since 2007.

The convenient location makes a castle and a sanctuary easily reachable. Guests can get to Knysna city center, which is 3 km away.

Outeniqua Transport Museum is located 8.7 km from the property and Linsay Castle by Noetzie Beach is just about 8.7 km away.

The Rex Hotel lies within 30 minutes’ drive to Plettenberg Bay airport.

Rooms

There are 30 rooms including Luxury Studio Apartment, Luxury Studio and Deluxe Studio in The Rex Hotel, offering a spectacular view of the lagoon along with free Wi-Fi, climate control, an in-room safe, flat-screen TV and a minibar. Decorated in contemporary design with carpet floor, the rooms feature en suite bathrooms equipped with a bathtub, a shower and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

Guests can dine at 34 South and Anchorage Restaurant, about 50 meters away from the property.

Services

The venue offers free shuttle bus service, 24-hour reception and dry cleaning.

Relax

Parents will find babysitting, a mini club and board games for their children on-site. Such fitness options as a gym and bicycles are available on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible on site.

Year renovated:   2007.  Number of rooms:   30.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • No pets allowed
  • Souvenir shop
  • Coffee shop
  • Fireplace
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Public areas with access for disabled

Sports & Fitness

  • Horseback riding
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Golf course
  • Exercise gym

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Cafe

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

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

Leisure facilities

  • Beach towels
  • Garden area

Room view

  • Courtyard view

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

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

Self-catering

  • Kitchenette

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding

Media

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

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
  • Blackout curtains

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  10 am

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

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

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Rooms and availability

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Standard Twin Room
Bed type: Double bed or Twin beds or 1 Single bed
Size: 260 sq. feet
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  • Air conditioning
  • Bathtub
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    Two-Bedroom Apartment
    Bed type: Double bed
    Size: 875 sq. feet
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    • Air conditioning
    • Shower
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    Apartment|Two Bedroom Apartment

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      Luxury Studio
      Bed type: Double bed or Twin beds or 1 Single bed
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      Luxury Studio Apartment
      Bed type: Double bed or 1 Single bed
      Size: 435 sq. feet
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      • Free Wi-Fi
      • Air conditioning
      • Shower
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        How to reach hotel

        hotel The Rex Hotel - Knysna Knysna location
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        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

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        What's nearby

        Popular areas

        • City Center - 1.2 mi

        Places of interest

        • View Point Eastern Knysna Head - 2.9 mi

        Shopping areas

        • Knysna Waterfront - 700 ft

        Monuments and Landmarks

        • Knysna Forest - 2.5 mi
        • Knysna the Heads - 2.9 mi

        Galleries

        • Simola Golf Course - 2.2 mi
        • Knysna Golf Club - 2.3 mi

        Marina

        • Featherbed Boat Cruises - 1000 ft

        Local attractions

        • Brenton on Sea - 2.3 mi
          C.R. Swart Rd, Knysna
        • Featherbed Nature Reserve - 3.1 mi
          58 CJ Langenhoven Street, Knysna
        • Goukamma Nature Reserve - 6.5 mi
          Buffalo Bay Road, Knysna
        • Knysna Heads - 2.9 mi
          Coney Glen Road, Knysna
        • Outeniqua Transport Museum - 5.4 mi
          George, Knysna

        Near the hotel

        • Pledge Nature Reserve - 2400 ft
          10 Bond Street, Knysna

          Restaurants nearby

          • Chatters Bistro - 100 ft

            Address: 9a Grey Street
            Phone: 0443820203

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

          • The Tin House Cafe - 300 ft

            Address: 3 Gray Street

            79% likes this, based on 48 reviews

          • 34 South - 1000 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 Restaurant - 200 ft

            Address: 11 Grey Street
            Phone: 044-3822230

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

          • Cafe Mario - 700 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
          Best Luxury Hotels in South Africa

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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 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