The Alexander

30 Glenview Road, Pilot's View, The Heads, Glen View RoadKnysna6571South Africa
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About The Alexander

A luxurious guesthouse with stunning views of the Indian Ocean, The Alexander features an expansive sun terrace with braai facilities. Coney Glen Beach is within ten minutes on foot.

The elegantly furnished rooms and suites are equipped with a flat-screen television, minibar, and air-conditioning. Many open onto a furnished terrace with a private plunge pool or hot tub. Wi-Fi is complimentary.

Travellers may indulge in spa treatments within the privacy of their rooms. The Alexander also offers secure private parking and concierge services.

A rich breakfast is served daily, and a complimentary shuttle service takes guests to and from their choice of restaurant each evening. The Anchorage, a 15-minute drive, is a popular option for fresh seafood.

Sightseers can look forward to scuba diving, cruises, and swimming in the lagoon, located directly below the guesthouse. The shops and restaurants of the vibrant Knysna waterfront are about eight kilometres away, and the Knysna Elephant Park is a 30-minute drive.


30 Glenview Road, Pilot's View, The Heads, Glen View Road, Knysna, 6571, South Africa
Telephone: +27(0)443841111 | Fax: +27(0)443841230 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • A/C
  • Parking
  • Balcony / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • TV / Entertainment
  • Hairdryer
  • Pool
  • Non-smoking rooms

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Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Airport shuttle
  • Beach / Sun umbrellas
  • Bell service
  • Computer with internet
  • Concierge
  • Convenience store
  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking garage
  • Terrace
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • Wellness center / Spa
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony / Patio
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Cosmetic mirror
  • Desk
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Hypoallergenic bedding
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Refrigerator
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Body treatments
  • Massage
  • Whirlpool / Hot tub


  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

A lovely property with exceptional views

Most guests are completely charmed by the property, and often comment that though the decor is very elegant, the furnishings are comfortable and the overall atmosphere is relaxed and inviting. Travellers are impressed by the high standard of housekeeping, and often comment on the comfortable beds and upscale bathroom fixtures. For many, however, the most memorable feature is the stunning view of the sea, which can be enjoyed from both the private deck adjoining most rooms as well as the expansive shared terrace.

Top-notch hospitality

Guests are generally welcomed warmly by the owners of the guesthouse, noting they are quick to offer a complimentary beverage and share their knowledge of the area. Guests also comment that nothing is too much trouble for the staff, and particularly appreciate the chauffeur service provided each evening to their choice of restaurant; as the guesthouse is about ten minutes from the entertainment district and is located atop a steep hill, having a lift to and from adds significant value.

Lavish complimentary breakfasts

Guests are very enthusiastic about the complimentary breakfast buffet. The selection of fresh fruit, breads, and other cold dishes is widely considered exceptional in both quantity and quality, and the hot items are well cooked and nicely presented as well. Many also point out that the meal is served in a lovely space overlooking the ocean.

Negative Reviews

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9.3 out of 10 based on 60 reviews