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Long Street The Boatshed, Thesen Islands, Knysna 6570 South Africa
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#8 of 31 hotels in Knysna
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What better way to enjoy Knysna than a stay on an island, located not only in the heart of the Knysna Lagoon, but also in a Blue Flag Marina in the very centre of Knysna? Set within the remodelled timber frame of the old Knysna boatbuilding shed, the hotel rooms take one's breath away with their industrial refurbishment and design. This fresh, smart-casual approach is far from the ordinary, and caters well to every desire. Multiple room options are presented in various styles: Exclusive Lagoon Suites Luxury Loft Suites Luxury Units with Self-catering Facilities
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Concierge
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
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Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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avanka822136 wrote a review 01 Aug
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The rooms are beautiful and the service was stunning. You have a nice view from the breakfast room to the sea and the bay. we felt very save there an it is no problem to go the promenade by foot. We really enjoyed our stay.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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cronto241495 wrote a review Jul 2022
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Wonderful boutique hotel next to the on Thesen Island, next to the lagoon! Great room size/decoration/amenities with a great terrace. The location is exclusive and very safe. The staff are very nice and helpful. The breakfast options are very good (especially at ile de pain). Everything was great!
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AdelsK wrote a review Jul 2022
Cape Town76 contributions30 helpful votes
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This place is a real gem and as far as I'm concerned it has the very best location in all of Knysna. The hotel is small and charming. The staff were all exceptionally friendly and helpful and couldn't do enough for us. We felt completely at home and they were so great with my two young kids too! We stayed in a 2 bedroom apartment which was incredibly spacious and had all the amenities one would expect for a self catering unit. The only thing my wife mentioned was the lack of dressing table. The hotel is right next to IL de pain which is amazing in itself. The views over the lagoon from the main deck are magic. Just such a special place for a rejuvenating holiday. Only downside...the noise from the atrium during the day. No chance of taking a quiet nap. What a great experience overall and we can't wait to return!!!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Liza D wrote a review Jul 2022
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What a cosy comfortable hotel. The views you can't beat situated on the lagoon. Very friendly and helpful staff. Very neat. If you missed his hotel in Knysna you beter get back you loose out on a big spoil . Walking distance from restaurants. I will definitely neve pass Knysna without staying over. Thank you again for a very nice time.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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sfento129830 wrote a review Jul 2022
Cape Town, South Africa1 contribution
We absolutely loved The Lofts! The room was really comfortable and attractive and the location was perfect, with stunning views over the lagoon. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful and really went that extra mile to ensure our stay was as pleasurable as possible. Breakfast at Ile de Pain was superb and highly recommended but only available Tuesday - Saturday.
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ChrisvanderHorst1 wrote a review Jul 2022
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Management and personnel where extremely helpful. It was home from home, we where welcomed as old friends. I would surely recommend them. Knysna is a beautiful town with the most friendly people. The restaurants are great.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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ldlepu739008 wrote a review May 2022
Mossel Bay, South Africa1 contribution
staff very friendly and willing to assist, rooms comfortable especially the bed...it was very difficulty to get out of bed very clean and quiet environment. i specially enjoyed the Spa treatment and was very impressed.
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kploeg720951 wrote a review May 2022
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We had a wonderful 3 night stay, the staff were friendly, always there, and went out of their way to make our stay lovely. The location is wonderful The breakfast is delicious. I will definitely stay there again
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MelSavage wrote a review May 2022
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The Lofts Boutique is in a beautiful location on Thesen Island Knysna, our self catering apartment looked out onto the small swimming pool and the estuary, perfect for watching the sun going down. The apartment it’s self was a really good size and was very clean but was let down by not having any utensils or cooking equipment which was a real shame. We were close by to a handful of restaurants which were perfect for us on the first night (shut on the second) so we headed down the road back into. The main town (then turned left) to lots of restaurants and where we picked up our boat to go to the Featherbed Nature reserve tour.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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llullaillaco wrote a review May 2022
Santiago, Chile40 contributions4 helpful votes
We spent one night in the lofts hotel in Knysna and enjoyed this stay very much. The open space housing shops and restaurant which connects the rooms makes it a very special place. The room is very spacious, the staff is very friendly and attentive. It's nicely located on Thesen Island and walking to the Waterfront is quick, easy and safe.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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PRICE RANGE
US$118 - US$204 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Lofts Boutique Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Lofts Boutique Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Featherbed Nature Reserve (1.1 km), Jandreart Studio (0.1 km), and The Waterfront Knysna Quays (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Lofts Boutique Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Lofts Boutique Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Lofts Boutique Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, breakfast, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at The Lofts Boutique Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Lofts Boutique Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Drydock Food Co, Freshline Fisheries, and Anchorage Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Lofts Boutique Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Lofts Boutique Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Lofts Boutique Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Are there any historical sites close to The Lofts Boutique Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St George's Anglican Church (1.4 km).