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The St. James of Knysna

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#7 of 30 Hotels in Knysna
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

We are so glad that we got a lagoon facing room with a balcony upstairs as this was the hi-light of the hotel - just glorious at all times of the day and night ... The bedroom (suite) was very large as was the bathroom although we felt for a five star establishment these are in need of a bit...

Thank sunshinedivergirl
Guildford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Stayed here for 2 nights and thoroughly enjoyed it. We had a lovely room overlooking the lagoon on the ground floor. The pool is quite small but big enough to swim in and a nice temperature. We did find the breeze got up at about 11am so nice to sit in a sheltered area. The walk to the harbour front...

Thank Sarah N
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We stayed here for three nights in February. The hotel is in a beautiful position by the lagoon and has a lot of garden area. There is a reasonable size swimming pool with sun loungers which makes for a pleasant afternoon. The pool is served by lovely helpful staff. From check in onwards all of the staff were extremely helpful....

Thank NMB_West_London
Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Right on the beach this great hotel is definitely one to visit on your travels! We had a garden room, very spacious, lovely bathroom, easy access to the pool and hotel facilities! Food was good staff excellent and funny!!! handy for thall island and centre.

Thank claire09092016
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Beautiful location, easy to find. Situated on lagoon. Peaceful tranquil setting, lovely gardens. Charming hotel. Very friendly staff. Large rooms, with sitting room attached. Plenty of parking. A relaxing place. Good breakfast and dinner menu lots of choices.

Thank alison17
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Excellent world class comfort. Superbe setting We had a suite overlooking the harbour. Wonderful views which changed by the time of day. Watch African birds on the manicured lawns. Relax in one of several pools or the superb bar and peaceful lounges

Thank craneyot
Reigate, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Loved this hotel. Very relaxed & charming. The views of the lagoon were stunning & the grounds beautiful. We didn't stay for dinner preferring to head into Knysna, but breakfast was excellent, staff were really friendly and the morning car wash an unexpected bonus!

Thank D_Caroline_Walker
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderful time in my short stay at the hotel. Was greeted by a friendly manager who took me on a personal tour of the facilities after a long drive from Cape Town. Great selection of wines and spirits in the small, comfortable and relaxing bar. Room was a suite and extremely relaxing. Restaurant very accommodating and the food...

Thank David V
Northampton, England
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 night stay at The St James. It is a lovely hotel, with fairly extensive grounds and a stunning location on the lagoon. There are attractive lounges, which were always quiet, giving a feeling of being a guest in someone's home, rather than a paying guest in an hotel. Our room was quite spacious, with a...

Thank HughandAnne
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We were greeted by an enthusiastic manager who tried his best to make us feel welcome, but it quickly became clear that we were out of place as a young couple. At dinner, we were the only people below the age of 60. After dinner, we tried to get a drink at the bar but it seemed limited to G&T...

Thank Dom H

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Additional Information about The St. James of Knysna

Address: The Point, Eastford, Knysna, 6570 | P.O. Box 1242, Knysna 6570, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Price Range: ₹ 6,592 - ₹ 19,522 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The St. James of Knysna 5*
Number of rooms: 15
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“Lagoon view on an upper floor.”
DMSG, 5 May 2017 | Read review
“Bay Facing rooms are best”
deepakazad, 14 Apr 2017 | Read review
“go for a suite or room overlooking the sea”
craneyot, 25 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room overlooking the lagoon”
LollyT, 8 Feb 2017 | Read review
“ask for a room with balview”
paul803, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
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