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Reviews of Knysna Manor House 3 stars

19 Fichat Street, 6571 Knysna, South Africa

#68 of 79 B&Bs and Inns in Knysna

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Review score

Based on 52 hotel reviews

7.6

Score breakdown

  • Cleanliness

    7.8

  • Comfort

    7.2

  • Location

    7.8

  • Facilities

    7.4

  • Staff

    8.2

  • Value for money

    7.6

  • Free WiFi

    6.1

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  • Reviewed: 4 May 2018

    10
    On behalf of my colleague that stayed at the venue, he is...
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    On behalf of my colleague that stayed at the venue, he is all smiles when talking about the property. Omelette was divine, and the free wi-fi very helpful as it was a business trip.

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 8 December 2017

    6.3
    Other than the additional charge it was OK but will not stay there again on principal
    • Business trip
    • Group
    • 3 rooms
    • Stayed 1 night

    My booking was for 3 PAX on 04/12/17 however one of my party pulled out, I phoned on 27/11/17 to cancel one PAX, and was told they would email me the cancelation, I didn't receive an email and phoned again on 01/12/17 to confirm the cancelation, of which I was told it is noted. On arrival I was still charged for 3 PAX as the cancellation must be 7 days, well as far as my reckoning Mon 27 to Sun 3 is 7 days, so a refund is in order. I travel throughout the year on business and this is the first time I have ever been charged for a cancellation in excess of 24-48 hours.

    Stayed in December 2017

  • Reviewed: 31 January 2017

    10
    Wonderful Historic Manor House
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Brenda and Marlene were excellent hosts. Their recommendations and advise was always spot on. I would not hesitate to recommend this historic facility to everyone.

    Stayed in January 2017

  • Reviewed: 4 January 2017

    10
    WHY ARE YOU NOT BOOKING THIS PLACE...IT'S BRILL....
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    had NO issues with the room, food, staff, owners or anything at all. A wonderful place to stay and great people running it.

    What can I say...EVERYONE should book into this family run BnB when visiting Knysna..it is THE best place in the whole area and what great VFM. The rooms are cleaned daily..the staff were extremely polite and helpful. The owners are 2 of the nicest most caring people I have EVER met, in over 25yrs of visiting S.A. and I owe them so much for their caring and sympathetic manners after suffering a problem at Monkey world whilst there. Would I book here again... YOU BET YOUR LAST CENT I WILL.. Not got plans to come back to SA next year..but WILL defo be back in 2018.. My 17th trip and climbing....

    Stayed in December 2016

  • Reviewed: 21 December 2016

    8.8
    Great stay!
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children
    • Family Room (4 Adults)
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Towels were a bit old. Water pressure comes and goes but to be expected in an old building.

    Central location. It is like staying in an English boarding house by the sea. A lovely historical building, attentive staff, good breakfast, homely atmosphere. We stayed in a family room which was spacious with a newly renovated bathroom.

    Stayed in December 2016

  • Reviewed: 21 May 2018

    7.5
    Old fashioned but neat and comfortable.
    • Solo traveller
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Old fashioned but neat and comfortable. Good breakfast. Perfect location- in town but not noisy.

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 18 January 2018

    7.9
    Very noisy area at night
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Very noisy area at night

    Stayed in December 2017

  • Reviewed: 17 January 2018

    8.3
    Close to restaurants in waterfront, a good place for our stopover on garden route
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Lovely al fresco area for breakfast with water views

    Stayed in January 2018

  • Reviewed: 8 January 2018

    5.4
    Old world charm
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Cleanliness of room

    Old world charm

    Stayed in January 2018

  • Reviewed: 2 January 2018

    5.4
    ok
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Twin Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    cleaner pool

    helpfull

    Stayed in December 2017

  • Reviewed: 2 January 2018

    3.8
    Nothing to say about guest house.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing to say about guest house. I can not recommend this to any one!!

    Stayed in December 2017

  • Reviewed: 11 December 2017

    7.5
    Comfortable and homely
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Large Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Facilities were 'aged'

    Really lovely bed and linen

    Stayed in November 2017

  • Reviewed: 10 July 2017

    9.2
    Location, close proximity to town and attractions.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Large Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Location, close proximity to town and attractions.

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 5 March 2017

    5.0
    Adequate accomodation
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Noisy from street traffic in Main road Quite dusty in the room

    Breakfast was very good

    Stayed in March 2017

  • Reviewed: 18 February 2017

    9.2
    Knysna visit; The position was excellent with good view; parking easy; excellent restaurant Nibbles
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • 2 rooms
    • Stayed 4 nights

    Didn't like to shower in the bedroom near the entrance door. Room too near the reception area.

    Liked the large room

    Stayed in January 2017

  • Reviewed: 21 January 2017

    7.9
    Nice stay
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • 2 rooms
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    WiFi

    The owners, very nice people!!

    Stayed in December 2016

  • Reviewed: 16 January 2017

    7.1
    Pleasant but alot can be improved.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • 2 rooms
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Room two (2) was a bit uncomfortable for me.

    Great breakfast, secure and well positioned location

    Stayed in January 2017

  • Reviewed: 1 January 2017

    7.9
    Great place to visit/overnight.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    the steps...and wooden floor.

    close to major facilities.on main thoroughfare. friendly staff.

    Stayed in December 2016

  • Reviewed: 26 December 2016

    9.2
    Lovely old house in a quiet neighbourhood.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Not located at waterfront, but short 10min walk there so it was nice.

    Lovely old house in a quiet neighbourhood. Walking distance from waterfront.

    Stayed in December 2016

  • Reviewed: 22 October 2016

    7.1
    Good location, walking distance to town and attractions, good value for money
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Noisy room, too close to reception, but ok for the price.. no complaints!!

    Location, value for money

    Stayed in October 2016

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  • Reviewed: 2 April 2016

    5.4
    Staff were friendly.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children

    Located behind a Petrol station and Nightclub. It was extremely noisy till very late every single evening of our stay. Rooms had no view.

    Staff were friendly.

  • Reviewed: 27 March 2016

    7.1
    Location was good, everything was fine.
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller

    I booked 2 rooms with showers & because I was busy & came late. There was only 1 room with a shower. I was disapointed, when I had booked 2 rooms with a shower.

    Location was good, everything was fine.

  • Reviewed: 24 March 2016

    8.3
    Friendly staff and an excellent breakfast especially the...
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    Bed was a bit too hard for my liking but might suit others.

    Friendly staff and an excellent breakfast especially the scrambled eggs. Lovely homelike atmosphere.

  • Reviewed: 17 February 2016

    7.1
    The room was lovely.
    • Couple

    Only sad part was no access to the kitchen so we couldn't warm up any food we bought that had gone cold. Hello cold pasta n pizza!

    The room was lovely. Host was kind. She has really nice staff.

  • Reviewed: 29 September 2015

    8.3
    The staff and friendliness was brilliant.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    The bed and bathrooms could do with an upgrade

    The staff and friendliness was brilliant. These are really assets and they made us feel welcomed and not just a visitor. Excellent

  • Reviewed: 8 September 2015

    4.6
    The Manager
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller

    Close to Main Road so very noisy. Geyser Problems so NO HOT WATER! For a few days in a row having no hot water in middle of Winter was not acceptable. Owners did nothing to resolve the issue of No Hot Water. Quality of food good but preparation was poor.Close to Main Road so a lot of noise from large trucks.

    The Manager

  • Reviewed: 25 March 2015

    7.1
    easy to find with friendly staff and comfortable facilities.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    a bit more attention needs to be placed on basic maintenance . For example in our room th window on the street side would not stay up, while the loo either would not flush adequately or continued running without filling the cistern.

    easy to find with friendly staff and comfortable facilities. The rooms are of a good size, both airy and spacious.

  • Reviewed: 17 April 2016

    10
    Everything.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children

    Everything.

  • Reviewed: 6 April 2016

    7.9
    Nice compact room with a fridge.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    price. Not value for money.

    Nice compact room with a fridge.

  • Reviewed: 3 April 2016

    7.5
    position was good
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children

    Water pressure was bad in toilets and showers and noise from shell garage in front of Guest House was disturbing at night

    position was good

  • Reviewed: 11 February 2016

    10
    Location and service provided by the owner and staff
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Nothing

    Location and service provided by the owner and staff

  • Reviewed: 27 January 2016

    5.8
    Parking not enough for our vehicles
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children

    No space for our vehicles

    Parking not enough for our vehicles

  • Reviewed: 15 January 2016

    6.3
    Good location fabulous view and value for money
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Very dated and the swimming pool was very dirty

    Good location fabulous view and value for money

  • Reviewed: 8 January 2016

    10
    I love the location of the place, very close to everything,...
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children

    I love the location of the place, very close to everything, the view of the lagoon, very friendly staff...... will definitely go again!!

  • Reviewed: 5 January 2016

    8.3
    warm and welcoming
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    no aircons

    warm and welcoming

  • Reviewed: 31 December 2015

    9.6
    Honesty bar
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    Honesty bar

  • Reviewed: 18 December 2015

    10
    Beautiful large flat, centrally located but quiet.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    Beautiful large flat, centrally located but quiet.

  • Reviewed: 29 October 2015

    6.7
    Avoid first room next to reception.
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller

    Avoid first room next to reception....staff noise enters room.

  • Reviewed: 29 September 2015

    10
    All staff were friendly and very welcoming, also assisting...
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    All staff were friendly and very welcoming, also assisting with information on wich places to visit.

  • Reviewed: 28 April 2015

    6.3
    good location
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    room smelt like fresh paint, blanket was not enough

    good location

  • Reviewed: 18 March 2015

    7.1
    Breakfast was nice
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Breakfast was nice

  • Reviewed: 16 January 2015

    8.8
    the breakfast
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    it was imposible to do our laundry, we had to ask at the guesthouse next door....

    the breakfast

  • Reviewed: 14 January 2015

    8.3
    I like the location of the place, very close to everything...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    I like the location of the place, very close to everything one will need, the view of the lagoon, ver friendly staff.

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