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About Royal Hotel Knysna

The Royal Hotel Knysna is situated on the corner of Main and Queen Street, in the heart of Knysna. The hotel is surrounded by a beautiful old stone church and gardens, a museum and a number of art galleries and is within walking distance to restaurants, shops and the Knysna Waterfront. This historical building has been beautifully restored and with its verandas and walkways, boasts loads of old Colonial charm.

The hotel offers accommodation in Single, Double, Twin and Family rooms, all with high ceilings, en-suite bathrooms, TVs and air-conditioning, with double-glazed windows for sound proofing. Breakfast is included and can be enjoyed in the breakfast room or on the front veranda, and free Wi-Fi is also available on request.

Other facilities include a gym and an indoor heated pool, as well as a courtesy car for transfers. So please come and enjoy our friendly staff and Colonial hospitality.

  • Type: Hotel
  • Sleeps: 32
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 10 Reviews


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Gym
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Important Information

Dear guest, due to the number of rooms in our establishment and our great value and pricing we do require full payment of the total stay in order for a booking to be secured. We also do not offer refunds for cancellations but may offer credit. For no shows, refunds or credit will no be given. We hope that you may accept and understand our policy.

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Reviews for Royal Hotel Knysna

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Marietjie Smith, South Africa
16 April 2016

Very neat, nice breakfast.  Good value for money

Sunil Shrikhande, South Africa
22 March 2016

Nice to stay and very healthy breakfast

Elise thyssen, South Africa
25 October 2015

I didn't enjoy my stay at the royal hotel. It was okay and clean. It is good enough for a one night stay, not worth the price. It's a good place if you like vintage and the smell of it but not a place I will use again. The breakfast was also okay. I think the name 'royal hotel' made me think of elegant, modern and relaxing and so I was expecting more. 

08 December 2014

We only stayed for one night as we stopped in Knysna on our way in the Garden Route. However, we wouldn't like to stay any longer in that hotel, because of the rooms condition. The sense of humidity was really strong inside the room, despite the fact that the rooms seemed renovated.The hotel in general was an old building, which was an asset. The rooms were clean enough, the beds were very comfortable and thanks to the double glasses on the windows, we didn't have any trouble sleeping. The bathroom was too small and looked older than the rest of the room, but that didn't bother us much as we...
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Edwin , South Africa
09 January 2014

Great place, very easy to find and well organised reception and service. The best place for value on our garden route trip. It is an older building and has a really lovely quiet open air courtyard wifi was poor apart from next to the reception desk for reception and restricted so it didn't work at all for half our stay.

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Royal Hotel Knysna Map

Royal Hotel Knysna is 0.4km from the centre of Knysna Central , the nearest airport 74.5km (George Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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Momentum Cape Times Knysna Forest Marathon 2015

(0.1 km from Knysna Central )

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Garden Route Boating Adventures

(0.1 km from Knysna Central )

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Knysna Oyster Festival

(0.1 km from Knysna Central )

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Forest Night Game Drive

(0.2 km from Knysna Central )

Have an unforgettable experience exploring the famous Knysna indigenous forest with knowledgeable guides. Birds that you could spot include the Cape spotted owl, nightjar and the famous Knysna Lourie. Potential wildlife encounters also include...