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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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Ranked #8 of 28 hotels in Knysna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My 2nd visit to this little gem. Perfectly located. Walking distance to Waterfront and good restaurants. I will strongly recommend to anybody visiting Knysna or surrounds. Staff very friendly and helpfull. Will be back for a 3rd time.

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8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a really good stay at The Lofts Boutique Hotel. The room was seriously awesome, and we had a kitchenette too. We loved the concept of the hotel, and woud return again. The bakery Ile De Pain is just around the corner for awesome breakfast.

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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quite a while ago now but stayed here in 2009 for our honeymoon, really friendly and efficient staff, lovely rooms and breakfast. Fantastic spa experience too. Really recommended! Lovely views from the rooms over the lagoon.

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LoftsThesen, Manager at The Lofts Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Yorkit, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review for The Lofts Boutique Hotel. It is so amazing to see that after 5 years since you were here for your honeymoon that you still remember how special it was staying in the Exclusive Lagoon Suite, the friendly team and remembering your fantastic spa experience. We... More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Always a home from home, no hassle no fuss, just a great break at the end of a busy day. Access, booking and arrival is easy, staff are always welcoming me back and genuinely interested and helpful. EXCELLENT!

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LoftsThesen, Manager at The Lofts Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Christopher M, Thank you for taking the time to write such an amazing review. Our team pride themselves in making you feel welcome and like you are at your home away from home. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards, The Lofts Boutique Hotel Team More

Teddington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Perfect location, lovely views, peaceful stay, friendly staff, fantastic rooms, very handy having the self catering facilities with children. Loved our stay, it was a dream hotel! Will definitely stay there again when we go back to Knysna.

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LoftsThesen, Manager at The Lofts Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Kevin-and-Celine, Thank you for taking the time to write you short and sweet review. You summed up your experience very well and we are happy to see you will be returning on your next visit. Kind Regards, The Lofts Boutique Hotel Team More

Cairns
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I stayed for 2 nights. The room I stayed in was stunning (1B). It was spacious with amazing views over the water. There is a balcony all around with outdoor table and chairs so you can sit and watch the Sunset or the passing boats. There was a lovely big bath in the room with floor heating. Very nice Decor.... More

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LoftsThesen, Manager at The Lofts Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jackster17, Thank you for taking the time to write a great review for The Lofts Boutique Hotel. Our Exclusive Lagoon Suites are amazing especially 1B with its wrap around balcony. There is no better place to be to experience the beauty of the Knysna Lagoon. All of our rooms are beautifully decorated to give our guests the best. This... More

Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed the stay at the Lofts. The room looked out on to the bay, and was large and airy. The most modern conveniences were also available. Upon arrival we were offered a glass of port which was a nice touch! I would definitely make another trip to the Lofts when we next go back to South Africa!

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LoftsThesen, Manager at The Lofts Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear James A, Thank you for taking the time to write a great review for The Lofts Boutique Hotel. The views from the Exclusive Lagoon Suites are exceptionally beautiful especially during sunset and when it is high tide. We are glad you enjoyed the facilities available to you in your room as well as the unique touch of a glass... More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

This review will be shorter than my first review of this wonderful boutique hotel. All I can say is if you want to stay in Knysna, and you want 4 star, and you want excellent service, and you want well appointed, clean, modern rooms, and you want friendly staff, and you want a lounge that you can relax in and... More

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LoftsThesen, Manager at The Lofts Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear PT Cooper, Thank you for taking the time to write such an amazing review for The Lofts Boutique Hotel. Wow, it is really great receiving such a wonderful review as our team truly pride themselves in making your stay unique and comfortable. Referring to The Lofts as your own personal holiday home is exactly the feeling we want to... More

Grabouw, South Africa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

Had a nice stay. Stunning hotel and friendly and helpfull staff. Will highly recommend. Near town and restaurants. We stayed in self catering room had everything we needed. Wont ever stay in town after we experiencec Thessen Island. Nice area and peacefull.

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LoftsThesen, Manager at The Lofts Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Marina V, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review for The Lofts Boutique Hotel. Our team loves getting feedback from guests and hearing that you found the team friendly and helpful is wonderful news as they pride themselves in making your stay memorable. Thesen Islands is a wonderful area to be situated in and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We stayed 3 nights for the start of our honeymoon and were very impressed with the beautiful room and gorgeous view. The staff were very friendly. Just a pity that we had to go to other hotels for breakfast.

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LoftsThesen, Manager at The Lofts Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Weez B, Thank you for taking the time to write a review for The Lofts Boutique Hotel. It is great seeing you comment on the beautiful view of the room as our Exclusive Luxury Loft rooms is definitely the perfect spot for a romantic honeymoon. It is a pity that ile de pain, one of the top restaurants in... More

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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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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style
#2 Business Hotel in Knysna #3 Spa Hotel in Knysna #3 Family Hotel in Knysna #7 Luxury Hotel in Knysna #10 Romantic Hotel in Knysna
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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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