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    The Turbine Boutique Hotel and Spa

    36 Sawtooth Lane | Thesen Islands, Knysna 6570, South Africa
    011 27 44 302 5746
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    Overview
    • Excellent65%
    • Very good25%
    • Average6%
    • Poor2%
    • Terrible2%
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    “power station” (95 reviews)
    “thesen island” (88 reviews)
    “power plant” (23 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Air Conditioning
    Pool
    Non-Smoking Hotel
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    1 - 5 of 524 reviews

    Reviewed 6 days ago

    Recently had a business lunch at the Turbine, and will not be going back (am a local). R50 for a bottle of water is absurd! The meal was average, nothing special at all, and the waitress seemed like she had better places to be or...More

    Thank Emma B
    Response from Chris T, General Manager at The Turbine Boutique Hotel and SpaResponded 5 days ago

    Dear Emma, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. I can see that your review was not positive and I do apologise for any inconvenience caused. It is a pity that you did not raise this with the management or myself on...More

    Hotel's Favourite
    Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

    We recently stayed at The Turbine. I would definitely recommend as it's a lovely but really interesting hotel. It has all the attention to detail and is beautifully appointed but also is so interesting being set in an old power station. Very quirky and individual....More

    Thank Caroline G
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    We stayed at the turbine for 2 nights and had a really enjoyable experience. Our room was lovely and spacious. The staff were very attentive and helpful and the setting is just amazing. We hired bikes and rode down to the heads which was a...More

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    Thank Lucy_hurdle
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Amazing place to stay -- the decor and restoration of the old power plant is so unique. The staff, room, pool area, food all top notch. It's location on Thesan Island makes for a quiet retreat, with several food options within steps of hotel. Wish...More

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    Thank jillsawchuk
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    The hotel is located on Thesen Island in a stunning spot on the tip of the island with waterways surrounding it. The interior has been desigend around the historical steam engines and the rooms are truly beautiful with every detail you would expect of a...More

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    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Pool
    • Room Service
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Breakfast included
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Room Service
    • Breakfast included
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Business Centre with Internet Access
    • Laundry Service
    • Concierge
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Conference Facilities
    • Breakfast Available
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Refrigerator in room
    • Minibar
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    • Pool
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    • Price range
    • US$161 - US$310 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • #2 Spa Hotel in Knysna
    • #3 Business Hotel in Knysna
    • #6 Luxury Hotel in Knysna
    • #6 Family Hotel in Knysna
    • #9 Romantic Hotel in Knysna
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    • Number of rooms
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    • Knysna
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    RubinVanNiekerk
    23 August 2017|
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    Response from Chris S | Property representative |
    Hi, yes we have additional blankets, additional heaters as well as hot bead bags for the beds. Not as cold as the weather forecast says.
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    "Water views are great - most room have them"
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    "Have a coffee on the deck, its worth it."
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    "They are all good, some have a balcony"
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    "Get a corner room with views of water (lagoon)"
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