Madison Manor

4 Bosbou StreetKnysna6570South Africa
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About Madison Manor

This upscale boutique hotel enjoys a premier hilltop location overlooking Knysna town and its pretty lagoon beyond. Along with stunning views, Madison Manor boasts on-site dining and an outdoor pool.

Plush guest rooms with antique furnishings and Persian carpets feature flat-screen televisions and safes. Mini-fridges and hot drink facilities are also on hand. Some quarters provide luxury sofas and/or balconies. All accommodations have lagoon or garden views.

Guests can relax in a formal lounge and catch rays on the expansive timber deck. Conference facilities are available for hire as well. Wi-Fi and parking are complimentary.

Diners can enjoy a meal at the hotel's quaint restaurant and enjoy a drink in its licensed on-site pub. Cooked and continental breakfast options are included in the rates.

Madison Manor is a 15-minute walk from the historic Old Gaol, and a little over a kilometre from Pledge Nature Reserve. Knysna's ever-popular waterfront is less than two kilometres away.


4 Bosbou Street, Knysna, 6570, South Africa
Telephone: +27(44)382 0631 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

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

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Hotel facilities

  • Car park
  • Deck chairs / Sun loungers
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Hypoallergenic rooms
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parasols
  • Porter service
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • Wellness centre / Spa
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Body treatments
  • Hot stone massage
  • Massage


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / corridors

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Setting is just about perfect

Visitors are uniformly blown away by this hotel's setting overlooking the town and lagoon. The views of the famed Knysna Heads are, reviewers note, simply sensational, especially when glimpsed from a sunbed on the expansive timber pool terrace. The peaceful and relaxed vibe of the property also tends to impress travellers no end.

Service is second-to-none

Virtually every review written about this hotel identifies the service proffered by the owners and staff as being nothing short of exemplary. Travellers say all of the friendly operatives working here are as attentive and enthusiastic as can be, with many going well beyond the remit of their role to ensure guests remain satisfied. It is often the case that individual staff members and hosts are mentioned by name in reviews.

Fascinating and attractive interior decor

Reviews consistently contain highly favourable comments referencing the hotel's decor and styling. Guests love the fact that, because this historic old house (it was built in the early 1900s) once belonged to a family who played a key role in developing Knysna's timber industry, it contains all manner of beautiful furnishings and items which capture the history of that period. Travellers often highlight the guest room furniture, made with indigenous woods from the Knysna forests, as standout features.

Negative Reviews

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