Ratings based on 25 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.8 out of 5
100% of guests recommend
4.8 Room cleanliness
4.9 Service & staff
4.9 Room comfort
4.8 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom lancs

Nice hotel on the lagoon

Posted Oct 20, 2014
Pros: Staff friendly, breakfast very good and good outlook onto the lagoon.
Cons: Refurb bathroom.
In our room, the bathroom needed a refurb. Road noise in the morning.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Northern Wisconsin

Amenities plus

Posted Sep 11, 2014
Pros: The food was excellent. Beautiful garden setting on the water. All the comforts you could want.
Cons: There is no "address" to input in gps. From the east, go through town on the N2 and look for "the Point" on the left side. Turn in.
Location: The Tsitsikamma Forest and area had everything from easy boardwalks to ziplining. Scenery is gorgeous.
We were only there one night but would have stayed a week if we could. We had a steak dinner that was absolutely excellent - prepared exactly as we requested - tender and delicious. The staff was very accommodating and friendly. The rooms were beautifully decorated and stocked with everything you could want - plush bathrobes, umbrellas, fresh flowers,
5 out of 5
for Families
by ADfrom Nairobi

Excellent small hotel by the Knysna lagoon

Posted Aug 26, 2014 on Hotels.com
Overall an excellent stay at St. James . Very nicely managed hotel with personalised service and attention to detail in all aspects. Location is perfect with sweeping views of the lagoon and close to other attractions and centrally located. Only flip side being , they have very limited vegetarian options for meals. So one might consider going out if opting for vegetarian meal.
5 out of 5
by Billfrom Sydney

Great place to Stay

Posted May 19, 2014 on Hotels.com
Lovely host, very welcoming!
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by Bevfrom Ontario, Canada

Room with a fabulous view!

Posted Jan 28, 2014
Pros: Everything! Setting is impressive and relaxing.
Cons: "0"
Location: We spent time with relatives nearby and visited the Sedgefield Market, the Waterfront Knysna Quays, and the Plett Game Reserve.
Were assigned this unique room surrounded by a miniature botanical garden, incuding exotic shrubs, a koi pond, a pergola, a greenhouse where room bouquets are prepared, the serene, dark swimming pool, all overlooking the lagoon at Knysna - beautiful! Del was particularly welcoming and attentive.
5 out of 5
by alprangefrom UK

Great Location, Great Hotel

Posted Jan 26, 2014 on Hotels.com
Everything about this hotel was great and is the place to stay in Knysna, which is the place to stay on the Garden Route. Couldn't complain about anything, except maybe the guy on the next table at dinner who was complaining that his steak was too well done, and despite them replacing it, still wanted a discount! Thats Yorkshire folk for you.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by Zvi

Excellent location. Nice enviroment.

Posted Dec 10, 2013
Pros: The location and atmosphere.
Location: The location requires a car. 5 minitues from the waterfront.
Had a good experience. The only fault is the standard of the washing water color which is brownish and needs treatment.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Grand hotel on private point.

Posted Oct 28, 2013
Pros: Helpful staff, gardens, water view, breakfast, fireplace and library.
Location: Look up Knysna.
5 out of 5
by 26Redfrom Boston, USA

Amazing stay at a beautiful place

Posted Aug 26, 2013 on Hotels.com
I had never paid so little for so much. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Upgraded me to a suite with view and direct access to the lagoon. Beautiful, huge room with lots of amenities. Delicious breakfast. They even washed my car every morning! Overall, a delightful stay. Would definitely stay there again.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by Annfrom Uk

Great time

Posted Jul 3, 2013
Pros: Food and staff were great
Cons: Nothing
Location: Beautiful
The staff here treat there guests as royalty. Beautiful setting and great food what more can you want .