aha The Rex Hotel

Knysna, Garden Route

The hotel

Keeping up with the urban hotel trend for sleek lines, neutral tones, and natural wood design details, this chic city-style pad sits in one of the Garden Route's hottest neighbourhoods, Knysna. A perfect place to pitch up after days out exploring spots like Knysna Elephant Park and Featherbed Reserve, when you return to The Rex Hotel you can laze around the outdoor pool before dinner at The Rose Café, or just freshen up in your room, studio, or apartment before heading out to Knysna Waterfront Quays – an eclectic collection of shops, restaurants, and leisure attractions that sits just a stroll from the Rex.

Amenities

  • Swimming Pool
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Located along the Garden Route, in the costal town of Knysna.

Hotel information

A choice of Standard Rooms, Luxury Studios and 2-Bedroom Apartments. All with air-conditioning, TV, tea/coffee station, mini-bar* and safe. Standard Rooms with 1 double bed, or twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

King Luxury Studio apartments have an open-plan lounge, kitchenette, en-suite bathroom with a shower and 1 double bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Twin Luxury Studio apartments have an open-plan lounge, a dining area and kitchenette, n-suite bathroom with a shower and either 1 double bed, or twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Inter-leading Luxury Studio apartments and 2-Bedroom Apartments are also available.

The Rose Café restaurant. Swimming pool. 24-hour reception. Bag-holding facilities.

* Denotes local charge.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (361)
  • Very good (234)
  • Average (78)
  • Poor (34)
  • Terrible (17)
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lovely hotel in good location.

Mar 12, 2020 310alana London, United Kingdom

This is a modern hotel within easy walking distance of local shops and restaurants and the Knysna waterfront. We were actually given one of the apartments and it was spacious and spotlessly clean. We had our own balcony and a full kitchen. There is also an underground Car Park if you are self driving.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Good location, average hotel

Mar 8, 2020 Lesley B

Not easy to find. There is no sign on the outside and the entrance is beside a coffee bar. We circled it three times before asking a local. A large room and nothing really to complain about except that the breakfast was below par. It was described in our itinerary as having 'urban chic'. No. However it was a very short walk to the Waterfront… Read more
Not easy to find. There is no sign on the outside and the entrance is beside a coffee bar. We circled it three times before asking a local. A large room and nothing really to complain about except that the breakfast was below par. It was described in our itinerary as having 'urban chic'. No. However it was a very short walk to the Waterfront area in one direction and to Le Maquis (excellent French restaurant) in the other. OK for one night. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Comfortable, modern hotel in a good location

Mar 1, 2020 John K Westhoughton, United Kingdom

The whole experience e was very good, from check-in to check-out. The staff were very friendly and accommodating. The bed was super comfortable. The room and bathroom were modern and spotlessly clean. The breakfast was extensive and very tasty. It was in a good location being close to the Waterfoot with all the nice shops and great restaurants.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Perfect hotel suite

Feb 22, 2020 johnballs33 Woodbridge, United Kingdom

Wonderful space comfortable beds recommend to anyone staying in Knysna as easy walking distance to shops and restaurants. Staff are so helpful and able to ensure that your stay in Knysna is stress free.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Standard Hotel

Feb 22, 2020 261peteri North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Adequate in every respect but not exceptional. The great beauty of this place is its proximity to the Waterfront area which means you can walk back even after dark. The breakfasts were pretty good too.