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The Lofts Boutique Hotel

The Boatshed | Long Street, Thesen Harbour Town, Knysna 6570, South Africa
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Ranked #13 of 30 Hotels in Knysna
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Lofts for our one year anniversary. We booked the honeymoon package. It was truly a great experience. We were warmly welcomed by the friendly staff at the hotel. The room was clean and gorgeous. On a daily basis the room was cleaned and we received clean towels. The hotel is absolutely perfectly located next to all types... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location, good facilities, I will certainly go back. good friendly staff, willing to assist and provide information.......................................................................................................

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On arrival we received a very warm welcome from the Loft's staff. The accommodation was comfortable, however, the pictures on the website did not match our expectations. In particular, the shower facility was almost non functional, with little to no water pressure, and extreme temperature fluctuations. We alerted the staff to this problem on the first morning. On checkout on... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was an excellent spot for visitors who don't know Knysna very well. Comfy and clean rooms with friendly staff! Our room also had a lovely big balcony. Only drawback was that the walls were a little thin... but luckily the neighbours snoring didn't bother me.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Most stunning holiday staying within a boatshed shell that has it's foundations in the Thesen Island dating back to 1922. From the friendly staff greeting us at the door, the complimentary champagne (Honeymoon), upstairs loft, massive rafters, beautiful bathrooms, the breakfasts at Il de Pain, downstairs Spa, the safe and beautiful streets where we walked around at night, waterfront directly... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Lofts is a renovated building where boats were built. The hotel shares space with shops on the lower level. The superior rooms feature the old beams, a large bathroom, and a spacious outside balcony. Despite it being a busy weekend, the rooms were quiet and comfortable. Be aware that this is a rather minimum service property with no staff... More 

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Dear rweisfe, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I am disappointed to hear that you found that there was minimum service during your stay. Our reception is open from the morning at 7:00 until 21:00 and the team is always more than happy to assist our guests with everything. I do remember members of your group... More 

Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a very enjoyable stay in the Loft Suite, very friendly staff. Honesty bar was a bit limited and felt that it was a bit pricey. The price quoted the night we arrived and price charged next morning on check out was also different and more. But in general very pleasant stay stay in a luxury clean room. we... More 

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Dear Wilnaventer, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It is great to hear that you found the staff friendly and the rooms clean. This is very important for us. I am not sure why the price quoted is different from what was paid, we have a standard pricing structure and the entire team uses this and... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had an enjoyable stay at at a well kept Boutique Hotel on the Lagoon water's edge, within walking distance of the Knysna waterfront. We enjoyed being able to choose where we had our breakfast and recommend Ile de pain and the Island Cafe at the Turbine Hotel.

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Dear OliverMarnitz, Thanks for writing your review for The Lofts. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us during the Easter weekend. I hope you took advantage of the Easter Egg tree? We hope to welcome you back again soon. Have a great evening, The Lofts Boutique Hotel Team More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

lagoon suites offer wonderful view onto the lagoon, especially for sunset (well worth the extra money),not all of them have balconies but big windows to the front that can be opened so not too much of a problem nice breakfast arrangement with ile de pain which is in the same street and offers great breakfast (and lunches) under trees

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Dear Michaela H, Thanks for writing a review for The Lofts. Staying in one of the lagoon suites is amazing. Waking up when it's high tide feeling like your on your own island is a unique feeling. The lagoon suites offer you a great escape and there's nothing better than watching the sunset from your room or even from your... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Lovely place , we had a large family room with extra bed on mezzanine. Our friends room was tucked around the back and they had problems with the electrics in their room. Good value for money in a lovely area.

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Dear Daphne A, Thanks for taking the time to write a review for The Lofts. It is always great to hear when guests enjoy their stay and that you feel you got value for your money. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Have a wonderful afternoon, The Lofts Boutique Hotel Team More 

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