The Russel Hotel, Knysna.
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The Russel Hotel, which is situated in the picturesque town of Knysna, is a modern 3-star hotel that offers luxurious accommodation, free private parking and is within walking distance of Knysna’s popular attractions.

Our friendly and professional staff will go above and beyond to see that your needs are met, making your stay at the Russel Hotel all the more memorable.

The Hotel offers a Family Room, a Three-Bedroom Apartment, a Family Suite, and a Standard Double Room. Each room is stylishly decorated with wooden furniture and equipped with air-conditioning, luxurious marble bathrooms, a seating area, TV with DStv and free Wi-Fi.

The Russel Hotel serves up a hearty traditional South African breakfast for your enjoyment. Each item has been made with fresh home-grown ingredients for some local goodness. An English breakfast is also available should you prefer.

As the hotel is situated in the middle of town, local activities are just a few kilometres away. For the businessman looking for a good way to relax, there are wide selections of golf courses to choose from.

For those wanting to enjoy the Kysna sights, the Pledge Nature Reserve, the Plettenburg Bay Game Reserve, Lakes Area National Park as well as the Knysna Waterfront are in close proximity for your enjoyment.

Here's what's good at the Russel, Knysna...

  • Red Bridge Brewing Company
  • Ganzvlei Dairy Products
  • Watsons Meats
  • Red Bridge Brewing Company

    The Red Bridge Brewing Co. is a creator of fine Craft Beers in Knysna.
  • Ganzvlei Dairy Products

    Ganzvlei is known throughout South Africa and beyond for fine dairy products, which are made by hand by Christopher Metelerkamp from milk from his small dairy herd of pedigree Jersey cattle. Ganzvlei yoghurt is made from whole milk, with a delicate flavour, and is in a class of its own. Ganzvlei cheeses have won numerous prizes, nationally and internationally.
  • Watsons Meats

    The Watson name have been synonymous with the meat industry in the Southern Cape since 1915. Superior quality products and exceptional service are the foundations that ultimately lead to the longevity of this business and brand name. The business consists of a pig farm , a meat processing factory, cold storage unit and two traditional retail butcheries situated in George. The business has its own fleet of delivery vehicles and distributes its products in the Southern Cape, Little Karoo, Greater Karoo, Langkloof, Tsitsikamma and Eastern Cape.
The Russel Hotel features three accommodation types: Our Single Rooms can accommodate a couple or individual, and our Family Rooms (2 roomed) are ideal for up to four people. Or stay in the Garden Cottage, which sleeps up to seven guests.

The Russel Hotel prides itself in providing guests with scrumptious traditional South African breakfasts, consisting of fresh ingredients. Enjoy a full English breakfast or a Continental breakfast with a variety of the Western Cape's famous fruits and home-baked bread. The secure off-street parking area has 24 hours CCTV Cameras and security guard. Other facilities include:WiFi, Laundry Service and Credit Card Facility. Below are the standard services offered, and are included in your stay:

Breakfast, daily

TV (Openview HD)

Free WiFi



Soap & Shampoo

Bar Fridge


Body Lotion

Bottled still water

Tea & Coffee

Secure Parking

Double Room
(Double + Single Bed)

Double Room
(Double + 2 Single Beds)

Family Suite
(Double + 2 Singles).

Comton's Cottage
(2 Doubles + 2 Singles)

Cancellation Policy

A minimum charge of 10% is applicable to all refunds. If a booking is cancelled 30 or more days before arrival, 10% of the invoice will be charged. If cancelled 21-29 days before arrival, 25% of the invoice will be charged. If 14-20 days before arrival, 50% of the invoice will be charged. If 7-13 days before arrival, 75% of the invoice will be charged.  No refunds are given for seasons / holiday bookings & Knysna Festivals. Contact reservations to find out dates of festivals and peak seasons when refunds are not applicable.

No noise or music allowed. No parties. No excessive alcohol. Pool and braai area close at 9pm daily.