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Protea Hotel Knysna Quays, Knysna

Star-Rating-4   Official rating
Star-Rating-4   Distant Journeys rating

With Knysna Lagoon on your doorstep, the Protea Hotel by Marriott Knysna Quays offers waterside accommodation in Knysna, at the heart of South Africa’s famous Garden Route, a highlight of our guided tours to South Africa from the UK.

Step out from the hotel and explore the bustling Knysna Quays Waterfront, home to a great selection of restaurants and cafes. Protea Hotel Knysna Quays also overlooks Knysna town and the historic train station.

Rooms and services

 Boasting views of either the Knysna Lagoon, the gardens or the beautiful pool area, the 4-star Protea Hotel offers a variety of spacious and comfortable hotel rooms decorated in earthy tones, with either twin, double or king beds. All of the rooms have en-suite bathrooms, featuring a separate bath and shower. For your entertainment, the rooms feature free Wi-Fi and satellite TV, while for refreshments there is a mini-bar and tea and coffee making facilities. All of the rooms are air-conditioned for added comfort.


 A highlight of the Protea Hotel Knysna Quays is its large heated outdoor swimming pool, which overlooks the lagoon and is surrounded by sun loungers if you’re looking to have a sunny day out by the pool. For even more relaxation, the hotel’s spa, Wellbeing at the Protea, offers a range of massages and treatments such as reiki and reflexology.

Dining options

Open for breakfast, the Protea Hotel Knysna Quays Restaurant offers a large buffet with both cooked and continental options in a laid-back setting. It’s the perfect place to start your day with a hearty breakfast and excellent coffee.

Although the hotel does not have a restaurant open for lunch or dinner, it’s within a few steps of several great places to eat in Knysna Quays. These include steaks and grilled meats at Falcon Creek Spur, South African game at JJ’s Restaurant, mouth-watering seafood at The Drydock Food Co, and Portuguese-South African dishes, such as peri-peri chicken, at O Pescador Restaurant. 34 Degrees South is another great option on the doorstep: a food emporium described as ‘an eating place, a drinking place, and definitely a meeting place’. For international cuisine, try the Italian dishes at Caffe Mario, or the sushi and Japanese cuisine at Asami’s House.



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