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The St. James of Knysna

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

We visited The St James early August. We arrived after spending the afternoon kayaking and were cold and tired. The staff were welcoming and genuinely lovely. We mentioned at dinner it was our anniversary and returned to a bottle of fizz. The food was outstanding, the service exceptional and the accommodation first class (the electric blankets were a welcome addition... More 

Thank Welsh_Bev
Cape Town South Africa
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

A super establishment, everything you could wish for, the rooms were outstanding, the service, the food excellent. What a find, will not hesitate to go back again. The location on the lagoon is really lovely, we had room 17 excellent choice

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Redondo Beach, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Very nice establishment with spacious well appointed suite -- wonderful view and nice gardens. The public rooms - bar / lounge, restaurant / breakfast area overlooked the water and were nicely decorated. Meals were satisfactory but we seemed to have a communication problem with wait-staff though nothing worth voicing a complaint. Reception staff were welcoming and helpful. It was extremely... More 

Thank AwayWeGo2016789
Naples, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 26 September 2016

This is the best place to stop for the night or couple days. Hospitality and service are excellent. Room was clan ,spacious equipped with fridge and working Wi-fi. We had a catered delicious dinner and breakfast. If you are lucky to get the guest house in the garden , you will get the beautiful view of English garden,manicured beds of... More 

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Thank ewas362
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3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 21 September 2016

A wonderful stay, but would have preferred the rooms with less noise from the road but as we booked a little late had to take what was available. Staff very friendly and helpful at all times. Food was overall very good.

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Thank 945johanl
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 September 2016

We were met by a very friendly man on reception who showed us to our spacious and well appointed room, equipped with large bathroom. As it was Sunday night and few restaurants open locally, we dined in. The food was very reasonably priced and fine, although the vegetarian option was tasty but lacked finesse. Breakfast was OK but not impressive.... More 

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Thank vickij654
East London, South Africa
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25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Welcome at the reception was friendly assisted with bags, and provide things for us to do on our stay. The room was clean and comfortable, however in my opinion the furniture seems a little outdated, perhaps that is the look they were going for. Both dinner and breakfast were delicious and the service form restaurant was really good. Location and... More 

Thank David K
London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 13 September 2016

The hotel is situated on the lagoon before you come into Knysna properly. I had booked a courtyard room. The room was very spacious and well appointed. The staff were excellent and made me very welcome. Breakfast had plenty of choices from a continental breakfast to a cooked menu were the food was cooked for you. Because of the location... More 

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Thank 984stellae
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 12 September 2016

I spent one night in this lovely guest house. All the rooms are very large and most of it are suits with setting area. The house which seems to be an old building renovated recently locates directly near the lake. The location has a high security environment and it has a beautiful dining area.

Thank Badr H
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Reviewed 4 September 2016

We were surprised to approach the hotel down a track and were not sure what we were coming to! The gates opened and we were ushered into the most wonderful hotel. The staff were fabulous very proffessional. We had a beautiful stand alone room. Everything was wonderful. We ate breakfast outside on the terrace. It was the most perfect setting.... More 

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Additional Information about The St. James of Knysna

Address: The Point, Eastford, Knysna, 6570 | P.O. Box 1242, Knysna 6570, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Price Range: RM467 - RM1,409 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The St. James of Knysna 5*
Number of rooms: 15
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Also Known As:
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#7 Family Hotel in Knysna
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