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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 2 days ago
Andy D Johannesburg, South Africa
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  • Sleep Quality
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

In choosing the Lofts we first read up on other peoples experiences and asked what we wanted from the hotel, checking the provided the services are what we required for our family holiday. I feel its important to know what you are getting before you book to avoid disappointment.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A sweet little hotel, but the rooms for small children can be a little dangerous as their rooms are upstairs and it's not easy for them to go up and down. Apart from that the scenery is beautiful, and the town is lovely, very clean and very very laid back.

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De Doorns, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Home away from home is not a cliche at this hotel. Best hotel experience of my life .WOW I think I must rather give a bad review, because I am scared that too many people are going to flock there now and then I won't get a vacant room.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sadly we only spent one night here but it was wonderful.Great, serene location.friendly and helpful staff and the spa is heavenly.Will be back if ever in SA again.Staff helped with our bags amd recommended dinner sports- this was spot on.The bath is massive and pjre bliss

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Traralgon, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent location and value for money. Perfect for access to Oyster Festival with recommended restaurants in close proximity. Friendly & helpful staff who were always willing to assist. Very comfortable unit with an excellent lounge facilities. Will certainly recommend this establishment.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Maybe we just struck out on the day, but the lady behind the counter was all words and no action. As long as everything could be resolved without moving from the desk, all was good. The reception is closed overnight

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

Beautifully situated on Thesens Island, The Lofts is a clean, modern and comfortable hotel. The staff were friendly and accommodating whilst not being intrusive. We loved our stay here and I can't wait to take my husband there. We loved our delicious breakfasts at Il du Pain Bakery. I highly recommend this Little Hotel.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

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

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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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