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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 #11 of 28 Hotels in Knysna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Wistow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On being shown to the room our first impression was ITS HUGE !! Long long lounge with separate bed room ( which is v nice ) as we were only there for the one night this was probably wasted on us ( longer stays would maybe spread out more ) Thyssen island is tiny so you can't have a bad... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a wonderful with panoramic views over the lagoon. The only downside was the wi-fi was a bit restricted and the breakfast arrangements were in a local cafe (Ile de pain) which is very busy with long waits in summer.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything was pretty much as expected based on reading trip advisor reviews. We had one of the Lagoon View suites (the one right above the lobby). Excellent view over the lagoon and a fantastic space. We did not ever hear any noise from the lobby, other than the light sound of music during the day when we had our patio... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were excited to go here after seeing pictures of the Hotel but when we arrived we were given an awful room above the downstairs Bakery. It was the middle of summer, super hot and no air whatsoever in the stuffy room. One small window lead onto a busy street outside with noise all night from party revellers. Really had... More 

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Dear Andrew B, Thank you for writing a review for The Lofts. It is a pity you did not enjoy your stay with us. I'm not sure in which room you stayed but I can say that all our rooms have doors and windows opening to the outside and all rooms have aircons and if there are issues with the... More 

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

We stayed at The Lofts for two nights and it is a really nice boutique hotel. Staff is very friendly and always ready to help and the views are pretty. This is a very nice hotel for resting and relaxing and not too far from places tourists would go.

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Dear EraneJoubert, Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review for The Lofts. We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Kind Regards, The Lofts Boutique Hotel Team More 

London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a stunning view from our room overlooking the lagoon, which really made the stay for us. The service is attentive when required, or you can be left to savour the surroundings without too much interruption if that is what you are looking for (which suited us just fine). The building suits the area and you really do melt... More 

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Dear Paul_H_Ldn, Thank you for taking the time to write a great review for The Lofts. It is good to hear that you were relaxed and enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to welcome you back to The Lofts in the near future. Kind Regards, The Lofts Boutique Hotel Team More 

London, England
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We stayed here for three nights last month. The room was really lovely, with an extremely comfortable bed and a private sun deck complete with loungers. The hotel is really interesting, with several shops sharing the old boathouse with the hotel. We especially enjoyed breakfast at Ile De Pain, the neighbouring cafe, which was really outstanding - the best toast... More 

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Dear AnnaJones87, Thank you for writing a review for The Lofts. It is good that you mention our short comings as without knowing we will not improve. We have however contacted the plumber and he has looked into the hot water issue. We will also be looking at another resolution for our free wifi system that we currently have. We... More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

This is a true boutique hotel. It is an old boathouse that was ingeniously changed into a hotel. It feels like being on a enormous ship with wooden walkways hanging in the air to reach your room. Fantastic interior decorating. Good quality finishes. Feel like a kid all over again with rooms built around the existing beams. The beams necessitate... More 

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Dear Steyn V, Thank you for taking the time to write a wonderfully honest review of The Lofts. It is great to hear that The Lofts awoke the kid in you with the unique architecture. We hope to welcome you and your family back here again in the near future. Kind Regards, The Lofts Boutique Hotel More 

Hermanus, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Stayed in a lovely two bedroom suite. Very well equipped and beautifully decorated. We also loved the cosiness of the bar. Sign for what you use and pay on check-out. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. A definite MUST should you ever travel through Knysna.

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Dear Liketravelling001, Thank you for writing a lovely review for The Lofts. Our self-catering units are perfect for a weekend away or a long stay. It is good to hear that you also made use of our honesty bar, its perfectly situated to enjoy a drink while enjoying the sunset. We hope to welcome you back to The Lofts in... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

The moment we entered the lofts boutique hotel reception, i said to my self we made the right decision to choose the lofts hotel. Ted greeted us with warm welcome and a lovely glass of boplaas white port. we felt really well looked afterfrom the moment we arrived. Ted was incredibly friendly and went out of his way to make... More 

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Dear W9047KXchriss, Thank you for writing such a wonderful review for The Lofts. Ted is a wonderful asset at The Lofts and it is always wonderful when our team makes a lasting impression on our guests. We look forward to welcome you back to The Lofts in the near future. Kind Regards, The Lofts Boutique Hotel Team More 

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Additional Information about The Lofts Boutique Hotel

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*
Number of rooms: 15
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Also Known As:
Lofts Hotel Knysna
Hotel Style:
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#6 Family Hotel in Knysna
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