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aha The Rex Hotel

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Front of property
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers

Overview of aha The Rex Hotel

aha The Rex Hotel

4.0 star property
4-star hotel in Knysna with outdoor pool and restaurant

8.8/10 Fabulous

160 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
The price is $100
Price available on 1/31/2023
8 Gray Steet, Knysna, Western Cape, 6571

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Plettenberg Bay (PBZ) - 33 min drive
  • George (GRJ) - 38.4 miles/61.7 km
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • 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

Aha The Rex Hotel offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for ZAR 485 per person one-way. The restaurant is the perfect spot for a bite to eat, and after having fun at the outdoor pool, you can unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. Other highlights at this upscale hotel include free bike rentals and a garden. The convenient parking and helpful staff get great marks from fellow travelers.


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/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in 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 sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 54 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Express check-out available
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

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
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Babysitting*


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free secured, covered onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Onsite parking limited
  • Height restrictions apply for onsite parking


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:00 AM–10:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (limited hours)

Traveling with children

  • Babysitting (surcharge)

What to do

  • Discount at nearby fitness center
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golf lessons nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Ziplining nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Umbrellas
  • Free bicycle rentals
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 2017
  • Garden
  • An outdoor pool


  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Lever door handles
  • Wheelchair-width doorways
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Stair-free path to entrance


  • Afrikaans
  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Premium satellite channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Electrical adapters/chargers

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Local maps
  • Restaurant dining guide

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 165 for adults and ZAR 83 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 485 per person (one-way)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of ZAR 450.00 (subject to availability)

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Rollaway beds are available for ZAR 500 per stay


  • Parking height restrictions apply

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings.


Construction is underway at a neighboring building and there may be noise disturbance from the construction work.

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

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

Frequently asked questions

Does aha The Rex Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, aha The Rex Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at aha The Rex Hotel?
As of Jan 30, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at aha The Rex Hotel on Jan 31, 2023 start from $100, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at aha The Rex Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at aha The Rex Hotel?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at aha The Rex Hotel?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at aha The Rex Hotel?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
Is airport shuttle service offered by aha The Rex Hotel?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is ZAR 485 per person one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at aha The Rex Hotel?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 11:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of ZAR 450.00 (subject to availability). Express check-out and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at aha The Rex Hotel and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as cycling. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours and segway rentals. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near aha The Rex Hotel?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Persello's Pizzeria (10-min walk), Royal Siam Thai (10-min walk), and African Bean (11-min walk).
What's the area around aha The Rex Hotel like?
Aha The Rex Hotel is a short 19-minute walk from Knysna Quays and 19 minutes' walk from Knysna Waterfront. Our travelers say the local area is very safe.







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6/10 Good

Harald, 6-night trip
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6/10 Good

Michael, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

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.
4-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Pleasant stay however, it would be great if there were more TV channels available.
2-night family trip
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8/10 Very Good

Very good and modern
Siyabonga, 1-night business trip
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8/10 Very Good

Corne, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

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
André, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Rex Knysna
Extremely friendly staff, convenient location to waterfront, within walking distance
Logan, 3-night business trip
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8/10 Very Good

Pleasant stay
I had a pleasant stay, the room was neat and comfortable
Lufuno, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

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.
David, 1-night trip
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