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Within walking distance of Knysna’s attractions, providing guests with easy access to the Garden Route, this modern 3-star hotel offers luxurious accommodations and free private parking. The guest rooms are stylishly decorated with lavish over tones and trimmings. They have luxurious, marble bathrooms with free soap and shampoo products. Knysna Golf Club is 2.8 mi from Russel Hotel. Restaurants such as The Anchorage or Harry B’s are within 1312 feet of the hotel. Free private parking is available on site. No parties, no loud noices nor excess of alcohol allowed on the property! The barbecue area closes at 9 p.m.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.2 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.2)

Free private parking available at the hotel

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Room Type
Number of guests
2 twin beds
1 full bed
2 twin beds
1 full bed
2 twin beds
1 full bed
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free Wifi
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  • S
    South Africa South Africa
    The breakfast menu was amazing and portion sizes are great.
  • Joseph
    South Africa South Africa
    Service from Mrs Busi was the best, helpful, she even came to the car to greet us, and when we left she came to say goodbye at the car. What a great person she is to to be so kind to people. Even tell you to drive safe. Thanks for your very good...
  • African
    South Africa South Africa
    Great value for money! Our expectations were exceeded. The rooms were beautiful and clean. The breakfast variety is excellent and delicious! Would definitely recommend and especially to families. The staff were also very friendly.

Hotel area info

Amenities of The Russel Hotel

Most popular amenities
  • Free parking
  • Free Wifi
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Electric kettle
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Satellite channels
  • Telephone
Wifi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
    • Shuttle service
      Additional charge
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Laundry
      Additional charge
    Safety & security
    • Safe
    • Air conditioning
    • Smoke-free property
    • Heating
    • Interconnecting room(s) available
    • Carpeted
    • Family rooms
    • Ironing facilities
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Iron
    Languages Spoken
    • Afrikaans
    • English
    • Xhosa

    House rules

    The Russel Hotel takes special requests – add in the next step!


    From 2:00 PM to 9:30 PM


    From 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM



    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

    Children & Beds

    Child policies

    Children of all ages are welcome.

    Children 13 and above will be charged as adults at this property.

    To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

    Crib and extra bed policies

    Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

    No age restriction

    There's no age requirement for check-in


    Pets are not allowed.

    Maestro Mastercard Visa Cash The Russel Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

    The fine print
    Must-know information for guests at this property

    Dear visitor, this region is currently experiencing drought conditions. Please be aware that certain properties are subject to comply with local water usage restrictions.

    FAQs about The Russel Hotel

    • Check-in at The Russel Hotel is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

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

    • Room options at The Russel Hotel include:

      • Double
      • Family

    • The Russel Hotel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

      • Golf course (within 2 miles)

    • The Russel Hotel is 500 feet from the center of Knysna. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.