Excellent hotel with large bedrooms and good location on waterfront of Knysna. Staff very helpful and gave good advise on sightseeing in the area. Excellent breakfast. The hotel does not serve dinner but a good selection of restaurants within a few minutes walk. There is a daily charge for parking in the hotels secure car park. If returning to Knysna in future would certainly stay at this hotel.
I wanted to spend the weekend in Mosselbay in a cozy and quiet hotel. The Protea Hotel is that kind of hotel. A beautiful view over the harbour, the rooms are very friendly and generous, the staff phantastic and the food very good.
The 'luxury tent' accommodation is exactly that: the bed large and luxurious with four posts and full mosquito nets (not that we noticed any, and nor is it a malarial area), and a great bathroom with large oval bath and double outdoor shower (quite private), complete with touches like candles and room fragrance.
Of course, being separated from the bush by just canvas walls, you will hear the creatures around you making their natural calls, which is most noticeable nocturnally and the incredible dawn chorus - but if you're up for the 6am game drive that won't be a problem! The game drives themselves were wonderful.
The food is good - although the dinner buffet is let down by the side dishes in awful heated containers, whereas the cooked to order meat (including game such as impala, ostrich and crocodile) is great.
We stayed in The Tides (room 102) which has glorious views over the pool and down the canal. The hotel is immaculately clean, the staff and managers are friendly and helpful above and beyond their 'duty'. Photos do not do this hotel justice!
The accommodation was one of the most luxurious I have ever seen and one of the best designed. There was nothing that was missing and every detail was taken care off including having a full bottle of Port wine available without extra charge as well as many other little things. The bathroom was unbelievable with a bathtub in the middle of the bathroom, an indoor and an outdoor shower under the stars. Complete privacy, so that no one can see any neighbors. Amazing peace and quiet, perfect service and a lot of space. Definitely highly recommended.
Towia from Boston, MA
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Simply the best hotel we have ever stayed in. Beautifully decorated room, comfortable with beautiful sea views. Watching the sunrise whilst lying in bed was such a treat. The staff were helpful, attentive and efficient. Breakfast on the terrace, in spring sunshine was a delight. The range and quality of breakfast served was exceedingly good.
On returning to our room one evening we opened the bedroom doors to see a heart of pink petals displayed on the bed, inside the heart shape was a platter of strawberries, chocolate sauce and other fruits. A bottle of sparking wine on the side. We followed the petals on the floor to the bathroom, more petals floating in the bath with a candle waiting to be lit. What a beautiful gesture for our honeymoon - fabulous and very special. thank you.
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