Hotel Royal Knysna

24 Queen StreetKnysna6570South Africa
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About Hotel Royal Knysna

Set in a beautifully restored historic building in the heart of the Garden Route, Hotel Royal Knysna offers old-fashioned South African hospitality within a 15-minute walk of the waterfront.

Equipped with useful amenities such as flat-screen TVs and double-glazed windows, each of the air-conditioned rooms oozes Colonial charm with their lovely high ceilings, classic decor, and unique balconies.

For the convenience of travellers, the hotel provides a 24-hour front desk, free Wi-Fi, and the availability of an airport shuttle (fee). Guests can maintain their fitness regime at the on-site gym, or take some time out to relax in the indoor heated pool.

A complimentary light breakfast is served in the morning, either on the front patio or in the dining area. For fresh seafood, Sailor Sam is 220 metres from the property, as is The Olive Tree, a warm and inviting eatery.

For a glimpse into South Africa's fascinating past, guests can visit The Knysna Millwood Museum, about 200 metres from Hotel Royal Knysna.


24 Queen Street, Knysna, 6570, South Africa
Telephone: +27(44)3821144 | Fax: +27(86)5148468 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Car park
  • Conference rooms
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • PC with internet
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Satellite TV
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking

For children

  • Child / Baby cot

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Central to town

With a location just off Main Street, guests feel like they're in a great location in Knysna. The waterfront is within close proximity, and they love that there are a number of well-known attractions such as Thesen Island within a short drive too.

Amazing staff

The staff members are described as friendly, courteous and polite. The welcoming team is always happy to provide helpful tips when it comes to planning for the day or for booking a good restaurant.

Safe parking

Safe and secure parking is provided right in front of the hotel. Security guards are always around to ensure vehicles are well looked after, leaving guests to focus their attention on having a great stay.

Negative Reviews

Breakfast is too early

Whilst guests agree that the breakfast is pretty decent, for some reason it's served way too early, especially for those who are on vacation. They would like to know they can sleep in a little longer than usual without missing out on the breakfast.

Hotel feels dated

Although the quaint Colonial charm shines through at the hotel, guests still feel that the property can do with some major upgrading. Bathrooms are singled out for being very old-fashioned, with some doors not closing properly. Rooms in general are also said to be rather dark and gloomy and ready for an upgrade.

Lack of basic bathroom amenities

Bathroom amenities often run out and are not replaced, according to visitors. They also complain about a lack of available hairdryers and toilet paper on a regular basis.

Rating Overview

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7 /10
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7 out of 10 based on 39 reviews