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The Lofts Boutique Hotel

4.0 of 5 Boutique Hotel   |   The Boatshed | Long Street, Thesen Harbour Town, Knysna 6570, South Africa
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Somerset West, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was a pleasant long weekend. The staff were unobtrusive, although made a lot of noise on arrival early in the morning. The air conditioning used by other guests we found to be very noisy during the night. There was a radio station playing all over the building during the day which was also very intrusive and annoying. We found... More

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Kfar Saba, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a special place. Really an experience. We stayed there 2 nights, the area's offering deserve 3-4 nights, the hotel is walking distance from the dock for whale watching, for shopping, for restaurants, team is very welcoming. Breakfast is at next door bakery which is an experience by itself.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed here for 4 nights, in Tower room 1. What a stunning view!! The room was absolutely luxurious, you could not ask for more. Facilities in the 'hotel' are limited, these are really more like apartments and the other rooms (we asked to see some) do not really have views, but are well laid out. Thesens Island is a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Really enjoyed a two night stay. Room was large and well designed/decorated with attention to detail. A well located and safe feeling place on the island where everything is close by. Clean, stylish and tasteful. Breakfast is not on site but a one min walk to amazing Ile de pain which I highly recommend but there are other options available... More

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful hotel perfectly located on Thesen Island and just down the road from the Knysna Waterfront, there are a number of great restaurants in the area too. Great service from the staff. Great rooms.

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is more suitable for holiday makers. It is in excellent location and enjoyed the breakfasts at Ile de Pain. The staff are fantastic and helpful. What irritated me most, was the lighting in the room, with all the spot lights and the noisy fan in bathroom. The room had lovely patio as well to enjoy the views. I... More

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Riyadh
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic venue with excellent staff. Quiet yet close to restaurants and attractions. Stayed in a suite with a wonderful view of the lagoon, people fishing and boats anchored a short way offshore. Room was elegant, clean and underfloor heating just the thing to chase away the winter chills. Definitely a must do again for us.

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

Very helpful receptionist, helped us with dinner and spa bookings in town as the hotel spa was fully booked. Great chill out lounge where we sat and read looking out over the water. Room was comfy and quiet. Breakfast at Ile de Pain was amazing, wish we could have stayed longer.........

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a disappointment!!! Dark, small rooms at R1350 per night with a spectacular view of the street! What a waste of money. And when we requested a room with a view (other than the street), the uninformed receptionist LIED and said that the (empty) hotel was fully booked. Also, the (dark and small) room was filled with a stench of... More

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a stunning experience! Stunning, friendly and helpful service from the personnel, stunning views from our lagoon facing room. Impressed with the breakfast voucher to eat at Ile de pain (amazing experience!). Just disappointed with the quality of the shower head in the shower.

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Address: The Boatshed | Long Street, Thesen Harbour Town, Knysna 6570, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — The Lofts Boutique Hotel 4*
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The Lofts Boutique Hotel is housed in the old Boatshed on Thesen Islands, Knysna. The refurbished building with its architectural design gives The Lofts Boutique Hotel an individuality which is also reflected in the difference in the Luxury Loft Rooms & Self catering apartments’ decor. Our accommodation consists of 3 lagoon suites with uninterrupted and breathtaking views of the lagoon, 7 luxury loft rooms and 5 luxury 2-bedroom suites all overlooking the beautiful architecture of Thesen Harbour Town. We also offer our guests a beautiful splash pool to laze around on sunny days & a martini bar lounge area where you can relax with a cup of coffee in the morning or enjoy a drink while watching the sun set in the afternoon.Our friendly service will spoil you and will make your stay memorable. Visit the privately owned spa and pamper yourself with luxurious treatments or stroll through The Boatshed and enjoy the unique shops open for you to experience or enjoy a superb meal at famous île de païn bread café, one of South Africa’s top ten restaurants.The location on the waters’ edge provides our guests with a tranquil relaxing experience. Here you will enjoy the serenity of an island, the magnificent views of the surrounding green hills and the power of nature expressed by the changing moods of the lagoon.The Lofts Boutique Hotel will be your most memorable escape to date! ... more   less 
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