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aha The Rex Hotel, Knysna

Suburban hotel in Knysna with outdoor pool and restaurant

  • Free WiFi and free parking
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$62 CAD

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  • Outdoor Pool
  • Pool
  • Standard Twin Room - Living Area
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8 Gray Steet, Knysna, 6571, Western Cape, South Africa
9.0.Superb.
  • Convenient location, good breakfast and lots of parking. Just stayed here one night and…

    Nov. 19, 2019

  • I had a pleasant stay, the room was neat and comfortable

    Jan. 9, 2021

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 72 hours gap period enforced between guest stays
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Easy parking
Walkable
Convenient
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 55 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Free use of bicycles

For families

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom

What’s around

  • Cape Floral Region Protected Areas - 1 min walk
  • Pledge Nature Reserve - 12 min walk
  • Knysna Quays - 19 min walk
  • Knysna Lagoon - 24 min walk
  • Garden Route National Park - 25 min walk
  • Thesen Island - 41 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Standard Twin Room
  • Standard Double Room

Location

8 Gray Steet, Knysna, 6571, Western Cape, South Africa
  • Cape Floral Region Protected Areas - 1 min walk
  • Pledge Nature Reserve - 12 min walk
  • Knysna Quays - 19 min walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • Cape Floral Region Protected Areas - 1 min walk
  • Pledge Nature Reserve - 12 min walk
  • Knysna Quays - 19 min walk
  • Knysna Lagoon - 24 min walk
  • Garden Route National Park - 25 min walk
  • Thesen Island - 41 min walk
  • Knysna Golf Club - 3.5 mi / 5.6 km
  • Bollard Bay - 4.9 mi / 7.9 km
  • Eastern Head View Point - 5 mi / 8 km
  • Leisure Isle - 5 mi / 8.1 km
  • West Head View Point - 5 mi / 8.1 km

Getting around

  • Plettenberg Bay (PBZ) - 33 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 55 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-10:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Express check-out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - midnight. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • Babysitting/childcare*

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Parking

  • Free secured, covered onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Onsite parking limited
  • Height restrictions apply for onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?

  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (during limited hours)

Things to do

  • Free bicycles on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 2017
  • Elevator
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public restroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Lever door handles
  • Wheelchair-width doorways

Languages Spoken

  • Afrikaans
  • English

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding

Things to enjoy

  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Premium TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features

Recreation

On Site

  • Free bicycles on site

Nearby

  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Small print

Also known as

  • Rex Hotel Knysna
  • Rex Knysna
  • aha Rex Hotel Knysna
  • aha Rex Hotel
  • aha Rex Knysna
  • aha Rex
  • The Rex Hotel
  • aha The Rex Hotel Knysna
  • aha The Rex Hotel Hotel Knysna

Optional extras

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of ZAR 450.00 (subject to availability)

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of ZAR 450.00 (subject to availability)

Rollaway beds are available for ZAR 500 per stay

Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 150 for adults and ZAR 75 for children (approximately)

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 480.00 per person (one-way)

Policies

Construction is underway at a neighboring building and there may be noise disturbance from the construction work.

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Parking height restrictions apply.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs

  • Yes, aha The Rex Hotel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM. There's a charge of ZAR 450.00 for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 10 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of ZAR 450.00 (subject to availability). Express check-out and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Persello's Pizzeria (10-min walk), Royal Siam Thai (10-min walk), and African Bean (11-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is ZAR 480.00 per person one-way.
  • Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as cycling. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours and segway rentals. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include a garden.
9.0.Superb.
  • 8.0.Very Good

    Good hotel, bad experience

    The hotel looks brand new and even though the rooms are not so big, they are very comfortable and clean. The location is also great, walking distance to the Waterfront pier. We would have had a really good night of sleep if it werent for the extremely loud guests that started slamming doors at 6 am. Even though I called the reception to inform them, they couldnt handle the problem and the guests were still making a lot of noise until 08:30 when I gave up sleeping. The hotel is good but we had a bad experience.

    David, 1 night trip, Dec. 16, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    A good property offering all that you require, I was there only one night ad it offered me a good nights sleep

    1 night trip, Jan. 20, 2020

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  • 4.0.Fair

    AC did not work, wifi did not work. Concrete structure very loud

    2 night romance trip, Jan. 2, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Great location for exploring Knysna only a short walk down the Quay where’s there a lots of restaurants and bars to enjoy. Room was clean functional and bed was comfy. Parking was really good and safe. Breakfast was nice apart from the attitude of some of the waitress’s who were very grumpy and the worst we came across in our 2 weeks trip on the Garden Route. Overall a nice place to stay.

    3 night romance trip, Nov. 13, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Convenient

    Modern hotel with a great breakfast. But lacks security control, anyone can get to the rooms.

    Karsten, 2 night romance trip, Apr. 29, 2019

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  • 4.0.Fair

    The lobby seemed clean enough, however it is definitely a no frills hotel. I've learned through this trip to never stay at an aha hotel again. They are the worst! This was the only hotel that didn't offer us bottled water or breakfast. When I asked if they could at least fill up my waterbottle, she took it and filled it with sink water.

    Lauren, 2 night romance trip, Apr. 10, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    A wonderful stay.

    We were a little sceptical about the reviews, however we had a great stay and actually booked another night. We stayed in a luxury studio, fabulous. Please note that the hotels.com map is WRONG for this hotel. It is near the Protea hotel and Waterfront Quay area. Recommend the Drydock and Bazala restaurants, both very good, especially the tempura crocodile tails!!!

    Frank, 2 night romance trip, Feb. 15, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great location. Room was a lot smaller than expected.

    1 night business trip, Feb. 4, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Aha The Rex is a very nice hotel, located in the safe and cosy waterfront area of Knysna, in less then 5 minutes walk to the waterfront restaurants, cafes and small port area, a very touristic and pleasant side of Knysna. The staff was extremely helpful and nice, the breakfast was absolutely amazing, and the room (which was a standard) was very large, excellent to accomodate families with kids. The hotel has a secured parking and looks new, modern, and well maintained. Overall, despite the current 4-starts such hotel has, you will have the feeling of staying in a 5-stars hotel. We travelled as a family, with our 7 months baby, and had a great stay at Aha The Rex Hotel, a gateway to the amazing Garden Route. The entire drive from Cape Town to Knysna and back, through N2 and Route 62, was lovely and safe, and we highly recommend visiting the amazing Western Cape province.

    3 night family trip, Jan. 22, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The Rex hotel

    Clean hotel,friendly staff,great location...everything was just perfect!

    Neil, 6 night romance trip, Jan. 21, 2019

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