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Wayside Inn

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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.
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Free Parking
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Booked a one night stay here. The location is good and a short walk to the waterfront (although I don’t really recommend walking late at night). We got room 1, facing the street, and were kept awake all night by kids in motorbikes just outside the window. The hotel is ok if you
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We came across the Wayside in late in the evening having decided to stay for a couple of nights in Knysna. We had two rooms on the ground floor, comfortable and well quipped. Great value for money and the hotel staff were extremely helpful and friendly. Would recommend this
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Stayed 2 nights to explore the area and it ticked all the boxes. We turned up on spec and the lady showed us several rooms before we chose the one we liked. It was large, had a lovely window seat and was quiet, only drawback it was a bit dark with low level lighting. It was only
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Response from Trish T, General Manager at Wayside Inn
Responded 23 Oct 2017
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, We welcome all reviews and do take them very seriously. The low lighting is due to the energy savers that we installed. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. kind regards
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A lovely inn nestled in between the book exchange, pubs and other eateries right in the heart of Knysna. A brisk walk to the Waterfront or any other attraction in town. From the friendly welcome to the modest room along with a lovely breakfast we enjoyed our stay and recommend
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We needed a 2 night stay on our trip down from Port Elizabeth to Paarl. It is quaint and clean and the staff is very friendly. It was in the middle of winter and the lady told us the heater doesn't really warm the room, but there is extra blankets in the cupboard. Well we
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Queen double
View from one of the windows in my room
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The extra day-bed area
View of room from doorway
"We stayed in room 7 which was close to the noisy bars."
"The rooms upstairs were excellent. Rooms 1 and 2 were very basic but 2 did have a balcony"
"No lift to first floor, so bags had to be carried."
"Room that face main street have road noise. Rooms facing away from main street will be more quiet."
"Rooms on the top floor have air-con units and are less noisy."
US$47 - US$77 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaWestern CapeKnysna
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