Protea Hotel by Marriott Knysna Quays

Waterfront DriveKnysna6570South Africa
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About Protea Hotel by Marriott Knysna Quays

Boasting of panoramic views of the Knysna Lagoon, Protea Hotel by Marriott Knysna Quays is a modern ocean view hotel featuring in-house wellness massage treatments, a heated outdoor swimming pool, and chic conference facilities.

The sophisticated guest rooms feature large windows and are equipped with an electronic laptop safe, minibar, tea/coffee-making facilities, and a flat-screen satellite TV. Attached private bathrooms are stocked with premium toiletries and fitted with a separate bath and shower.

Protea Hotel by Marriott Knysna Quays offers complimentary Wi-Fi, transportation to and from the airport, a terrace, and a spacious lounge.

Protea Hotel Knysna Quays Restaurant specialises in international cuisine and is open for a wholesome buffet and continental breakfast served each morning at a fee. Drinks are available at the bar and eateries within a five-minute walk include Drydock Food Company which offers seafood dishes, JJ’s Restaurant for South African game cuisines and 34 Degrees South.

The hotel is a six-minute walk from Knysna Fine Art and approximately a kilometre from Knysna Yacht Club.


Waterfront Drive, Knysna, 6570, South Africa
Telephone: +27(44)3825005 | Fax: +27(44)3825006 | 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
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car park
  • Conference rooms
  • Deck chairs / Sun loungers
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Lift
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parasols
  • PC with internet
  • Pool bar
  • Porter service
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • 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
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Room safe
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / corridors
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby cot
  • Childcare / Babysitting

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Excellent service

Guests feel particularly taken care of while residing at this hotel. This is due to the friendly and highly trained professionals who strive to satisfy their needs in every way possible. Most importantly, guests note that the staff always put on a smiling face when attending to them.

A comfortable stay

Overall, guests are pleased with the rooms, stating that they are contemporary, clean and comfortable. The units are well-decorated, spacious and fitted with the necessary comforts for guest enjoyment. Furthermore, travellers appreciate the housekeeping team for doing a wonderful job of ensuring the rooms are sparkling clean.

Perfect location

Guests enjoy the hotel’s location, as it is close to the waterfront and numerous shopping, entertainment and dining facilities. With many options for public transport nearby, travellers like that they can easily explore the region. In addition, guests appreciate that the hotel's setting offers beautiful views of the surroundings.

Negative Reviews

Expensive parking

According to guests, parking at the accommodation comes with a hefty price tag. Though safe and secure, a majority of guests are not content with the fees put in place.

Insufficient soundproofing measures

Guests report experiencing noise disturbances while staying at the hotel. They note that the walls between rooms are too thin to mute noise coming from outside. For instance, it is easy to hear even moderate conversations from adjoining units as well as foot traffic from the corridors.

Rating Overview

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    8.3 /10
8.3 out of 10 based on 655 reviews