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Wayside Inn

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#22 of 30 Hotels in Knysna
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a wonderful stay, the hotel being in a perfect position to walk to the waterfront for evening meals and the town for shopping. The inn itself was well kept, the rooms are simple and basic, cleaned and tidied every day, quiet and good value. Delicious breakfast, and the staff were wonderfully caring and attentive. We were able to...

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UK
Reviewed 13 December 2016

On my recent holiday to South Africa touring along the garden route, we stayed for 3 nights at the Wayside Inn in Knysna and found it comfortable and reasonably priced. The Hotel is situated off the main street with easy access to shopping and restaurants. The staff were friendly and helpful. Access to the Knysna waterfront shopping centre was a...

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Trish T, General Manager at Wayside Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review. It is much appreciated. We hope to see you back soon. Regards Trish

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

NOT MY FAVOURITE This establishment is very noisy especially at 2 or 3 in the morning as there are numerous pubs and establishments on the same square ROOMS are basic showers weak and towels small Breakfast is only served at 8:00 too late for the business traveller

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Trish T, General Manager at Wayside Inn, responded to this review

Good morning, Thank you for taking the time to review our establishment. We can only apologize for the noise at 2 -3 in the morning. Our business is situated in the middle of town, for walking convenience to everything in Knysna. Some nights are noisy for certain reasons of which I wont go into right now. As far as the...

Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 25 August 2016

I stayed at the Wayside inn for 7 nights while attending a training workshop in Knysna. The staff went beyond the call of duty organizing me a lamp to study with at my breakfast table (without me asking), organizing early breakfast for me and keeping my room super clean every single day.

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Trish T, General Manager at Wayside Inn, responded to this review

Just want to thank you so much for taking time out of your day to do a review. We really enjoyed having you here and hope it won't be long before we see you again Kind regards Trish

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 11 May 2016

Stayed for 3 nights end of Apr.16. Hotel is well managed and hosts are friendly and very help full. The hotel is located in centre of the town, within easy walking distance even to the Knysna Waterfront. If you are sensitive for traffic noise, then it is best to request the "back" rooms that does not face the main street....

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Trish T, General Manager at Wayside Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to do a review of our establishment. We really appreciate it. Thank you for the kind words. Regards Trish

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 22 April 2016

Staff were very welcoming, friendly and helpful Room is an older room but was spacious and we had a great nights sleep, which is the most important thing Buffet breakfast was adequate and was a good start to the day. There was a power issue one night on our return from dinner but that was quickly resolved. Location is very...

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Trish T, General Manager at Wayside Inn, responded to this review

A review is always appreciated. Thank you for taking the time to do one and giving us such a nice one. Kind regards Trish

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

Good day i would like to report a few problems within our stay at Wayside in please. we had a reservation on the 21st of march for 1 night.  Apon phoning for the booking i mentioned i have a 4year old and 1 year old. we where not happy with the room that was given as the bed that was...

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Melkbosstrand, South Africa
Reviewed 28 March 2016

My wife and I went to Knysna for a 3 day breakaway just before Easter Weekend. Booked in at the Wayside Inn (chosen for it''s geographical lay within the town) and what a nice surprise we had, yes it is only a 3 star Inn, but the service we received was better than in some 5 stars I've been too....

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Cape Town
Reviewed 2 March 2016

We arrived in Knysna late on a Friday afternoon and booked the Wayside Inn online. We were pleasantly surprised by the comfort of the entry level room category as well as the friendliness of all staff members we had dealings with (the night porter, the manager, the front desk assistant). We also enjoyed the complimentary breakfast which consisted of a...

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Trish T, General Manager at Wayside Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to give our place a review. Tt is much appreciated. Kind regards Trish

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 22 January 2016

Knysna Wayside Inn, located on the main street of the town is most suitable for a few days stay to discover the heart of the Garden Route. The rooms are neat and clean. A full English breakfast is served. There are many good restaurants within walking distance. In the hotel foyer there is an honesty bar, fridge and brochures to...

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Trish T, General Manager at Wayside Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our Inn, We apprecite your comments. We look forward to having you stay with again in the future. Kind regards Trish

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Wayside Inn is an elegant Guest House nestled in the heart of Knysna which offers visitors quality accommodation and personal but discreet service. We are only meters away from variety of restaurants, shops, banks, supermarkets and a short walk to ferry departures and Knysna Quays Waterfront. We offer 24 hour management and ample secure parking. Wayside Inn centrally situated in Knysna the pearl of the Garden Route between Indian Ocean, Outeniqua Mountains and Knysna Lagoon which is home to the endangered Knysna Seahorse and many species of fish. All rooms have: • heating and ceiling fans/air conditioning • showers en-suite • Tea and coffee making facilities. • TV with SABC and 1 DSTV channel. A scrumptious buffet style breakfast - consisting of fresh fruit, yoghurt, home-made muesli, muffins, sweet pastries with cheese and preserves is served on our breakfast patio or if you prefer in your room through a secret panel in the door from 7.30am. We also offer bacon and eggs with toast and of course coffee, tea and fruit juice. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Wayside Inn

Address: Pledge Square | 48 Main Street, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Price Range: RM201 - RM295 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Wayside Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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“The rooms upstairs were excellent. Rooms 1 and 2 were very basic but 2 did have a balcony”
 of 5 bubbles richardb552016, 25 Dec 2016 | Read review
“No lift to first floor, so bags had to be carried.”
 of 5 bubbles TIA&DIBBLE1, 13 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Room that face main street have road noise. Rooms facing away from main street will be more quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles AfricaLinx, 11 May 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the top floor have air-con units and are less noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles DvanS62, 28 Mar 2016 | Read review
“request a room away from the square if staying over a weekend; note too that some (all?) room's bathroom doors are semi-private.”
 of 5 bubbles Kat-CPT, 2 Mar 2016 | Read review
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