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.

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Traveller rating

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Aug 17, 2019 Sunbird123 twello

There are plenty of good hotel with good staff and facilities, but (if you travel a lot) only once in a while do you come across a hotel that really understands the meaning of hospitality, surprises you and really - really - impresses. The Rex hotel in Knysna is such a hotel. We stayed in a beautiful, spacious 2-bedroom apartment with our children… Read more
There are plenty of good hotel with good staff and facilities, but (if you travel a lot) only once in a while do you come across a hotel that really understands the meaning of hospitality, surprises you and really - really - impresses. The Rex hotel in Knysna is such a hotel. We stayed in a beautiful, spacious 2-bedroom apartment with our children for 3 nights (Rex has both hotel rooms and apartments). The service of the super friendly staff was spot on!! And all the attention to detail, like the evening turn down service, was impressive ... it was simply a perfect stay. The people at the front desk went out of their way to help us with booking a Whale watching tour. The service of staff, the decoration and atmosphere and quality of the food in the lovely breakfast restaurant was fantastic - I’d go back just for the breakfast. And even the laundry - it mounts up on holiday and it was refreshing to be able to have the hotel sort out 3 full bags of laundry for us for only R200 (same day service) instead of costing an arm and a leg. Many thanks to the lovely staff and congratulations to management and AHA hotels! (We experienced the same friendliness and attention to detail at the AHA Bongani Mountain Lodge near Kruger park). When in Knysna I would recommend Ocean Odyssey for Whale watching (we saw 2 different species of whales and also seals - but also just the boat ride in itself is spectacular). For dinner, 34 South at the waterfront is a nice place. And don’t forget to visit the gorgeous beach close-by at Brenton-on-sea. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent Accommodation and Service

Aug 12, 2019 sgqomf650757

We came here for a married couples' event and we were not disappointed at all. From the security as you drive in, to the reception and breakfast staff, we would like to thank everyone. The friendliness and service of all staff, especially during our breakfast, was awesome. The Rooms! OMW! Very clean, cosy and just what anyone needs for relaxation.… Read more
We came here for a married couples' event and we were not disappointed at all. From the security as you drive in, to the reception and breakfast staff, we would like to thank everyone. The friendliness and service of all staff, especially during our breakfast, was awesome. The Rooms! OMW! Very clean, cosy and just what anyone needs for relaxation. Aha The Rex has now become one of our favorite hotels :). Thank you Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great Stay

Jul 15, 2019 Susan S Boksburg, South Africa

We stayed at The Rex Hotel for 2 nights and we enjoyed every minute. The room was cosy, the staff were all friendly and the breakfast was fab! I'd definitely recommend this hotel to others. It is also nice and central, within walking distance to the Waterfront.
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Jul 10, 2019 mindertv Western Cape, South Africa

Had an memorable experience with great service by friendly staff. Room was exceptional and very comfortable. Hotel very central to all areas and easy access to waterfront and restaurants.Felt save to walk all over and at night.
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Jul 9, 2019 Dawood D kuwait

It would be more convenient if the hotel provided tissue paper once consumed. Breakfast could be more interesting if more elements add One of the staff dropped some fruits on the buffet table and put it back in the buffet plate by pare-hands