The Russel Hotel.
Grounded in Goodness.

Welcome to the Russel Hotel, Knysna.


At The Russel we’re bringing back the word "GOOD"!


One of the most underrated words, 'Good' doesn't mean less - in fact, it means more! From the 'Good Night' you'll get staying with us, to the 'Good Morning, how did you sleep?' at your super-healthy Breakfast, 'Good' is what we offer.

We're also passionate about local! From baking our own bread for you (right here in the hotel) and stocking a range of premium range of Knysna-brewed craft beers, to sourcing only the freshest ingredients (free-range where possible), toiletries and more. It’s our way of sharing the whole of Knysna with you, naturally...

The Russel - Grounded in Goodness...

Read our recent TripAdvisor reviews...

  • "Like Home"

    Brian, Port Elizabeth
    Russel Hotel is like home that is why I always go back there on a regular basis whether I am travelling for business or leisure. The service is great, rooms are neat and clean and breakfast is simple and delicious. I would recommend to anyone.
  • "Outstanding staff"

    Wayne
    I recommend Russel Hotel for anyone looking for a calm place to lodge in the Garden Route Area, their staffs are calm and calculated, friendly and outstanding in their service. The rooms are very clean, the Environment where the hotel is situated is very peaceful and in the heart of the town.
  • "Great Value"

    Lynn, Gauteng
    Thanks for a pleasing experience. The staff is friendly (even the security guard). Comfortable and clean rooms. Thanks for the coffe/tea/hot chocolate in the room. Always great to have a quiet night’s rest!
  • "Pleasant surprise"

    Stephen, Cape Town
    My wife and I were pleasantly surprised to find accommodation and facilities that surpassed all our expectations, not to mentioned the friendliness of the staff - from the guard who waited for patiently into the night (we arrived at about 23:00) to the kitchen staff who served breakfast with unreserved joy.
  • "Knysna Bliss"

    Megan, Cape Town
    Awesome stay, we were four girlfriends on a road trip, loved the family room and breakfast. Great staff, friendly and helpful! Will definitely be back, thank you. Definitely felt that it was good value for money.
  • "Business or Pleasure"

    Caroline, Port Elizabeth
    Always stay at the Russel Hotel when I travel in the Garden route. The staff are helpful and friendly. The rooms are newly decorated and very comfortable and have everything one would need. Ideally situated whether you are staying there for business or pleasure.
  • "Recommended"

    User BSBN, London, United Kingdom
    We had a warm welcome and enjoyed our stay. The room was clean and spacious. Having a microwave in the room was a plus. We also had a good breakfast, with the standard range of choices. A recommended place for Knysna!