The Rex Hotel - Knysna-34.0388979927142, 23.0452072620392
According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as Best Luxury Hotels in South Africa
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.
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.
Guests can make use of bicycle and car rentals available on site.
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.
Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.
Private parking is possible on site for free.
Year renovated: 2007. Number of rooms: 30.
On-site car park
Bar/ Lounge area
Outdoor dining area
A la carte restaurant
Paid airport shuttle
Outdoor swimming pool
Sports & Fitness
- Fitness centre
- Horseback riding
- Tennis court
- Golf course
- Paid airport shuttle
- Room service
- Bicycle rental
- Dry cleaning
- Tours/Ticket assistance
- Shops/Commercial services
- Shoe shine service
- Newspaper service
- Bell staff/Porter
- Half board
- Continental breakfast
- A la carte restaurant
- Bar/ Lounge area
- Outdoor dining area
- Buffet breakfast
- Business centre
- Business services
- Babysitting/Child services
- Board games
- DVDs/ Videos for children
Spa & Leisure
- Outdoor swimming pool
- Night club
- Sun terrace
- Garden area
- City view
- Pool view
- Air conditioning
- In-room safe
- Connecting rooms
- Sitting area
- Tea and coffee facilities
- Dining table
- Ironing facilities
- Hair dryer
- Free toiletries
- Electric kettle
- Cookware/ Kitchen utensils
- Flat-screen TV
- International calls
- Direct dial telephone
- Plug adaptor
- AM/FM alarm clock
Rooms and availability
1 Double bed1 Double bed, 2 Single beds, 1 Single bed
1 Double bed
In the Room
1 Double bed
In the Room
1 Single bed
1 Double bed
2 Single beds or 1 Double bed
- City landmarks
Rating by category:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
location, luxury hotel apt.
Neat and clean, nice design and locality to waterfront
Spaciousness of the apartment and the comfort, Plus the closeness to the waterfront area. Security of the parking for the cars etc.
Lovely room / suite Spotlessly clean Great location
Staff could have been a little bit more friendly on arrival
The hotel location is very near to the waterfront area
Need more security in the hotel
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.
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 !!!!!!
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.
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...