I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
– Maya Angeliou
Since every guest welcomed at Madison Manor is beyond special, the above quote is part of our everyday routine.
Madison Manor Boutique Hotel and Spa is an exclusive, owner-run establishment, uniquely situated at the top of ‘town-hill’ with a 180 degree view of the town of Knysna, the lagoon and the famous Knysna Heads.
A 5-minute brisk walk will get you to the town centre where you will find the Knysna Mall as well as all major banks. Strolling further down Grey Street, quaint shops and coffee stops will keep you company until you reach the famous Waterfront where a range of activities will add to your Garden Route experience.
Make Madison Manor your Garden Route base from where you will build life-time memories.
We are looking forward to welcoming you.
Michael and Louise Huisamen
A Little History
The original property was called Fair Acres and was built in the early 1900’s. The Thesen Family (after whom the Thesen Island Estate is named) was next-door neighbours. During that period, the property belonged to an elegant English lady by the name of Tilbrook. It changed hands after it was occupied by a Captain Weller who was Port Captain of the Durban harbour.
Another English lady by the name of Diana Stanier lived there in the 1940’s.
A couple named Wilkinson, was the next proud owners and they later sold the property to Allan Perrins, who lived there with his sister, Susan Backhouse.
A note on Allan Perrins may be of interest: he came from the very wealthy English Perrins family (Lee and Perrins Worcester sauce) and as a captain in the Welsh Guards had been Equerry to Edward, the Prince of Wales. (Subsequently the King Edward VIII) approximately in the 1930’s.
The name changed from Fair Acres to Madison Manor when the current owners bought the property in 2013.
What People are Saying
“Amazing location with and clean beautiful hotel. Would definitely stay there again.
Bed was super comfortable and loved that the chef came out of the kitchen.
The only thing I did not like was that I only stayed 1 night!!”
“Very friendly reception”
“Large spacious room and bathroom, with interesting decor. Very friendly reception and service by Louise and her staff. Delicious meal: excellent starter and tasty main courses. Chef Leonard introduced himself and was very attentive at breakfast.”
“Very nice hotel, surrounded by a wonderful environment. The interior is also really nice. The personnel was lovely, especially Lennerd, they do there jobs with passion and love. The WiFi was great. Breakfast and dinner was lovely.”
“Wonderful experience, wish we had been there longer. Would definitely stay here again.
Exceptional. Rooms large and bed super comfy! Views from the pool area stunning, cannot fault Madison Manor.”