Stay in the heart of Knysna Excellent location – show map

With an outdoor pool facing the Indian Ocean, Protea Hotel Knysna has spectacular views of the Knysna Lagoon. The stylishly decorated rooms have free WiFi and satellite TV.

All rooms at Protea Hotel Knysna Quays are decorated in warm tones and have large windows. They have a separate bathroom that comes with complimentary deluxe bath products. Some rooms have a lagoon view, others overlook the historic Knysna Railway Station or the Waterfront shopping complex.

The hotel has a breakfast restaurant. For lunch and dinner, there are several restaurants within walking distance. At Knysna Quays Waterfront, Drydock Food Company Restaurant offers fresh seafood and fusion cuisine with beautiful views of the lagoon. 34 Degrees South serves fish, sushi and freshly harvested oysters. JJs Restaurant specializes in game and South African cuisine.

The heated outdoor pool is set on a uniquely designed sundeck with a cocktail bar located adjacent to the terrace. Guests can enjoy a range of massages and aromatherapies at the hotel's own wellness therapist.

Thesen Island is 0.6 mi away.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

Protea Hotel by Marriott Knysna Quays has been welcoming guests since Mar 17, 2008
Hotel chain/brand: Protea Hotels by Marriott

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.4)

Breakfast Info

Continental, Buffet

Private parking at the hotel


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  • The staff speaks English
Closest beach
  • Bollard Bay Beach

    8.9 Excellent beach
    1.7 miles from property
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Hotel surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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What's nearby
  • Knysna Waterfront
    0.1 miles
  • Featherbed Boat Cruises
    0.2 miles
  • Pledge Nature Reserve
    0.8 miles
  • Knysna National Lake Area
    1.2 miles
  • Knysna Golf Club
    2.3 miles
  • Simola Golf and Country Estate
    2.4 miles
  • Simola Golf Estate
    2.6 miles
  • Knysna Forest
    2.7 miles
  • Knysna the Heads
    2.8 miles
  • View Point Eastern Knysna Head
    2.8 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Cafe/Bar Zanzibar Nightclub
    0.6 miles
  • Restaurant Falcon Creek Spur
    0.1 miles
  • Restaurant 34 South
    0.1 miles
  • Restaurant The Drydock Food Co.
    0.1 miles
  • Cafe/Bar Olde's Pub & Grill
    0.2 miles
Top attractions
  • Pezula Golf Estate
    3.3 miles
  • Pezula Golf Club
    3.6 miles
  • Noetsiestrand
    5.4 miles
  • Goukamma Nature Reserve
    6 miles
Natural Beauty
  • River Knysna River
    6.2 miles
  • Ocean/Sea Knysna Heads
    6.5 miles
  • Lake Knysna Lagoon
    0.1 miles
Beaches in the Neighborhood
  • Bollard Bay Beach
    1.7 miles
  • Brenton Beach
    2.7 miles
  • Coney Glen Beach
    2.9 miles
  • Sparrebosch Beach
    4.1 miles
  • Buffalo Bay Beach
    4.6 miles
Closest Airports
  • Plettenberg Bay Airport
    16.6 miles
  • George Airport
    38.2 miles
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1 Restaurant On Site

    Protea Hotel Knysna Quays Restaurant

    Food: Local

    Open for: Breakfast

Amenities of Protea Hotel by Marriott Knysna Quays
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Live sports events (broadcast)
  • Live music/Performance Off-site Additional charge
  • Tour or class about local culture Additional charge
  • Snorkeling Off-site Additional charge
  • Horseback riding Off-site Additional charge
  • Bowling Off-site Additional charge
  • Cycling Off-site
  • Hiking Off-site
  • Canoeing Off-site Additional charge
  • Fishing Off-site Additional charge
  • Golf course (within 2 miles) Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Private parking is available on site (reservation is not possible) and costs ZAR 30 per day.
  • Accessible parking
  • Street parking
  • Secure parking
  • Airport drop-off Additional charge
  • Airport pickup Additional charge
Front Desk Services
  • Baggage storage
  • Express check-in/out
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Babysitting/Child services Additional charge
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying Additional charge
  • Business center
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key card access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Packed lunches
  • Elevator
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
  • Raised toilet
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
Outdoor swimming pool
Free! All pools are free of charge
  • Open all year
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Heated pool
  • Shallow end
  • Neck massage Additional charge
  • Back massage Additional charge
  • Spa/Wellness packages
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Massage Additional charge
Languages Spoken
  • English
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Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

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Until 11:00 AM


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Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 13 and above are considered adults at this property.

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Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.


When booking more than 9 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

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The fine print

FAQs about Protea Hotel by Marriott Knysna Quays

  • Guests staying at Protea Hotel by Marriott Knysna Quays can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.2).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Buffet

  • Room options at Protea Hotel by Marriott Knysna Quays include:

    • Twin/Double
    • Double

  • Check-in at Protea Hotel by Marriott Knysna Quays is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • Protea Hotel by Marriott Knysna Quays offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Massage
    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Bowling
    • Snorkeling
    • Fishing
    • Canoeing
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Spa/Wellness packages
    • Tour or class about local culture
    • Horseback riding
    • Live sports events (broadcast)
    • Neck massage
    • Live music/Performance
    • Back massage

  • Protea Hotel by Marriott Knysna Quays has 1 restaurant:

    • Protea Hotel Knysna Quays Restaurant

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Protea Hotel by Marriott Knysna Quays is 2,150 feet from the center of Knysna.

  • The prices at Protea Hotel by Marriott Knysna Quays may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.