The Rex Hotel - Knysna

8 Gray Street, Knysna, South Africa, 6571show map
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SuperbBased on  208 reviews
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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
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

A la carte restaurant

Coffee shop

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Canoeing
  • Tobogganing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Cycling
  • Tennis court
  • Bowling
  • Golf course
  • Fishing

Services

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

Dining

  • Half board
  • Continental breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Business services
  • Projector
  • 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 view

  • City view
  • Pool view

Room features

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

Bathroom

  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Kitchenette
  • Electric kettle
  • Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • International calls
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Plug adaptor
  • AM/FM alarm clock
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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:00FREECheck-out07:00-10:00FREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 6 yearsExtra bedChildren above
6 years or adults
Extra bed
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Rooms and availability

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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Knysna WaterfrontKnysna Waterfront700 ft
Featherbed Boat CruisesFeatherbed Boat Cruises1000 ft
Pledge Nature ReservePledge Nature Reserve3300 ft
The Waterfront Knysna QuaysThe Waterfront Knysna Quays1000 ft21 Waterfront Drive
Knysna LagoonKnysna Lagoon1600 ftThe coast of the city
Spitzkop ViewpointSpitzkop Viewpoint1700 ftPrince Alfred Pass
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Chatters BistroChatters Bistro100 ft9a Grey Street
Anchorage RestaurantAnchorage Restaurant200 ft11 Grey Street
The Tin House CafeThe Tin House Cafe300 ft3 Gray Street
Cafe MarioCafe Mario700 ftThe Waterfront
34 South34 South1000 ftWaterfront, Knysna Quays
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Knysna National Lake AreaKnysna National Lake Area1.2 mi
Simola Golf EstateSimola Golf Estate2.5 mi
View Point Eastern Knysna HeadView Point Eastern Knysna Head2.9 mi
Simola Golf CourseSimola Golf Course2.2 mi
Knysna Golf ClubKnysna Golf Club2.3 mi
Brenton on SeaBrenton on Sea2.3 miC.R. Swart Rd, Knysna
Knysna African Arts and Craft MarketKnysna African Arts and Craft Market2.6 mi1 George Rex Drive
Knysna HeadsKnysna Heads2.9 miConey Glen Road
Margaret\'s ViewpointMargaret\'s Viewpoint3.3 miBrenton Road
Prince Alfred PassPrince Alfred Pass9.9 miR339 Prince Alfred Street
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Getting around
Airports
Plettenberg Bay (PBZ)16.6 mi
George (GRJ)38.1 mi
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Reviews
8.8
SuperbBased on  208  reviews

Rating by category:

8.8
Rooms
9.5
Service
8.0
Dining
9.3
Location
  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    We were given an upgrade and the hotel was brand new and very comfortable and well designed. Breakfast was delicious and plentiful and location was right in the centre of Knysna.

    Cost of laundry was prohibitive.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    I appreciated the spaciousness of the rooms, their tasteful decoration, and the amount of equipment available. All these exceeded my expectations.

    I very much disliked the dawn light coming in through the uncurtained frosted windows high up on the walls. This woke us from sleep around 0530 hrs and there was no way of blocking the light.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    The suite apartment 101 was absolutely beautiful and and great if you are staying for more than two nights. The hotel is centrally located and within walking distance to all the restaurants, action and shops.

    The aircon in our bedroom (suite apartment 101) was very noisy -particularly at night. My mom stayed in room 212 which was very small (even for one person). There was no chair underneath or next to the build-in desk area so, she could not check her emails. There is no separate bathroom. The bath and toilet is in the same room. So, important to check before you book these small rooms as it really would not be big enough for two people.

  • 10.0
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    The hotel is located withing walking distance of the waterfront and a number of excellent restaurants. The hotel staff were very helpfull and did a great job in checking us in and helping woth local information. The room was very elegantly decorated, very spacious and both the bed and shower compare well to those of luxury properties I have stayed in. Finally there was secure covered parking. All in an excellent option.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    The best part of our stay was the manager's decision to upgrade our room without us even mentioning it. They gave us an amazing room with a huge balcony and spectacular view of the waterfront! We loved the modern design of the room - it was one of the nicest hotels we've ever stayed at (and we are frequent international travelers).

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    We loved this hotel. It was wonderfully located and beautifully decorated. Spacious, Comfortable, practical & lovely. We were very pleased with it in every way. Free parking, well located, safe. The hotel staff were helpful & friendly, and we even received a rose &box of chocolates for valentines. A lovely touch. Breakfast at the plaza downstairs was delightful, as were the lovely shops. The waterfront was merely 2 blocks away, and a convenient laundry mat, was helpfully pointed out by the hotel staff a block away. I would totally recommend this hotel and would love to stay there again. Also it was very logically priced.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    location, luxury hotel apt.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Neat and clean, nice design and locality to waterfront

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    Spaciousness of the apartment and the comfort, Plus the closeness to the waterfront area. Security of the parking for the cars etc.

  • 9.4
    Exclusive

    Lovely room / suite Spotlessly clean Great location

    Staff could have been a little bit more friendly on arrival

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    The hotel location is very near to the waterfront area

    Need more security in the hotel

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Spacious, elegantly furnished and well equipped. Good location. In general attentive and polite staff.

    The service, menue and prices at the adjoining restaurant. That the cleaning ladies did not wait until check out time, but insisted to start stripping the beds etc while we were finalising our packing. Mind it was not high season.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    Friendly staff, Location, comfort, warm ambiance, parking facility and most of all ..... security was very good. Many thanks and we shall most definitely stay at the "Rex" on our next visit.

    My stay was too short !!!!!!

  • 6.6
    Good

    The Location is perfect.

    Having to settle the bill on arrival and not departure. Housekeeping disturbing guests at 5pm in the afternoon asking if more towels were needed. No kettles, tea or coffee offered in the rooms. Room was very small for the price paid.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    The rooms are spacious, luminous and elegantly furnished. We loved the patio, the hotel breakfast room and the shops around the hotel.

    We would have liked to have some view of the sea or at least the waterfront (we were in room 105). The apartment had an empty fridge. It would have been nice to have at least a few bottles of mineral water and drinks in the fridge - and better coffee (we hate instant coffee - taste like poison). An iron and ironing board would have been good to have...

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Highlights
9
SuperbBased on  208 reviews
Hotel Awards

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

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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:00FREECheck-out07:00-10:00FREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 6 yearsExtra bedChildren above
6 years or adults
Extra bed
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Plettenberg Bay (PBZ)16.6 mi
George (GRJ)38.1 mi
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