aha The Rex Hotel

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Beach towels
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers

Overview of aha The Rex Hotel

aha The Rex Hotel

4.0 star property

4.4/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.7/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Bar

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 72-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided
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8 Gray Steet, Knysna, Western Cape, 6571

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationPledge Nature Reserve12 min walk
  • Popular LocationKnysna Quays19 min walk
  • Popular LocationThesen Island11 min drive
  • AirportPlettenberg Bay (PBZ)33 min drive

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About this area

Knysna

Located in Knysna, aha The Rex Hotel is in the suburbs. Knysna Quays and Knysna Golf Club are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Cape Floral Region Protected Areas and Garden Route National Park. Discover the area's water adventures with kayaking and snorkelling nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with mountain biking and ecotours.

What's nearby

  • Pledge Nature Reserve - 12 min walk
  • Knysna Quays - 19 min walk
  • Knysna Lagoon - 6 min drive
  • Thesen Island - 11 min drive
  • Simola Golf Course - 11 min drive

Getting around

  • Plettenberg Bay (PBZ) - 33 min drive

Restaurants

  • Persello's Pizzeria - 10 min walk
  • Royal Siam Thai - 10 min walk
  • African Bean - 11 min walk
  • The Anchorage - 15 min walk
  • Chatters - 16 min walk

About this property

aha The Rex Hotel

Family-friendly hotel with outdoor pool and restaurant
Along with an outdoor pool, this smoke-free hotel has a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, free use of bicycles, concierge services and dry cleaning are on-site.
Aha The Rex Hotel offers 55 accommodations with a safe and free newspapers. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Beds feature premium bedding. 32-inch LCD televisions come with premium satellite channels. Bathrooms include a shower, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and coffee/tea makers. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool and complimentary bicycles.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Languages spoken

Afrikaans, English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Check-in

Contactless social distancing and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 72 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free secured, covered self-parking on site
  • Limited on-site parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Height restrictions apply for on-site parking
  • 24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 7:00 AM–10:00 AM: ZAR 165 for adults and ZAR 83 for children
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Free bike hire
  • Outdoor pool
  • Shopping

Family friendly

  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Supervised childcare (surcharge)

Conveniences

  • Lift
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Handrails in stairwells
  • In-room accessibility
  • Lever door handles
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Step-free path to entrance
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair-width doorways

More

  • Beach towels
  • Renovated entire property – November 2017
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Premium channels
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Free bottled water

More

  • Desk
  • Electrical adapters/chargers
  • Free newspapers
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Local maps
  • Phone
  • Restaurant dining guide
  • Safe

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Early check-in fee: ZAR 450.00
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 10 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
Late check-out fee: ZAR 450.00
Express checkout

Special check-in instructions

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - midnight
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for ZAR 500 per stay.

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: ZAR 165 for adults and ZAR 83 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: ZAR 480.00 per person (one-way)
  • Early check-in fee: ZAR 450.00 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out fee: ZAR 450.00 (subject to availability)
  • Rollaway bed fee: ZAR 500 per stay

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed

We should mention

No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property
Construction is underway at a neighbouring building and there may be noise disturbance from the construction work
Parking height restrictions apply

National rating

Quality graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organisation.

Property is also known as

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

Overall score and ratings

4.4

Excellent

Rating 5 - Excellent. 90 out of 159 reviews
5 - Excellent 57%
Rating 4 - Good. 49 out of 159 reviews
4 - Good 31%
Rating 3 - Okay. 14 out of 159 reviews
3 - Okay 9%
Rating 2 - Poor. 4 out of 159 reviews
2 - Poor 3%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 2 out of 159 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%

4.7/5

Cleanliness

4.4/5

Staff & service

4.1/5

Amenities

4.5/5

Property conditions & facilities

3.9/5

Eco-friendliness

3/5 Okay

Stayed 6 nights in Feb 2022

3/5 Okay

Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Enjoyed our stay
Great stay! The hotel seemed quite new. We had an issue where the air conditioning did not work but the staff were quick to bring a fan to our room. We didn't try the breakfast as the hotel was well located to access coffee shops and restaurants. Would recommend for a short trip for a location with great value for money.
Stayed 4 nights in Dec 2021

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Pleasant stay however, it would be great if there were more TV channels available.
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2021

4/5 Good

Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Modern
Very good and modern
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2021

1/5 Terrible

Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stay away. Terrible service
Had an emergency’s and had to drive down to Knysna. Arrived at hotel, after I made a booking, and hotel was closed. Locked. Lights off. No one there. Absolutely horrible
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2021

5/5 Excellent

Business traveller, Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Rex Knysna
Extremely friendly staff, convenient location to waterfront, within walking distance
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Pleasant stay
I had a pleasant stay, the room was neat and comfortable
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
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.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2020