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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 1 week ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely hotel on the island in Knysna, it is much bigger than first expected but that is not a bad thing. we arrived early and they organised our room to be cleaned asap so we could get in. The weather wasn't the best during our stay so we took advantage of the living room area sitting and... More

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

Beautiful and unique hotel with beautiful views of the lagoon. This is best hotel in knysna, and the staff were tremendously friendly and helpful. What a superb, great service the man at reception give, very helpful indeed you cant ask for more. He recommended a fish restaurant toward town walking distance. We really enjoyed our fish plate and he told... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Nice decoration and fiendly staff. But unfortunately the shower was not what you would expect from such a room. It was hard to find the right temparature. Someone came imediatly to help but could not do more than suggest to find the right mix by trying it out. Also not so great: You can hear your neighbours very good. WLAN... More

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Mesaieed, Qatar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

My wife and I always love staying at The Lofts and appreciated the excellent location, facilities and courteous service. This was the third time we stayed at The Lofts and will surely do so every time we visit Knysna. We normally rate The Lofts as "Excellent". During our latest stay however we were concerned that the room we had was... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I stayed in The Lofts for 2 days. Enjoyed its premium location. I stayed in suite 2A. The hotel looks different than others. It's after all a Boutique hotel. But I felt the basics needs more attention. Enough space but many corners and you have to navigate though passages, up and down through stairs. The kitchen basin & the dustbin... More

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Dedham, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

At first the hotel seemed a bit funky due to the strange layout (their are commercial shops built into the first floor of the hotel) but once we explored around a bit we also found numerous quiet common sitting areas with great views of the lagoon. Despite the commercial shops on the first floor the hotel was very quiet. We... More

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East London, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Situated on Thesen Island and very close to the main town. On the doorstep of Isle de Pain, a well known day eatery and bakery for breakfast and lunch if need be. Very spacious and beautifully decorated self catering apartments. Light and bright rooms. Good value for money. Secure parking. I would use this facility again.

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Albury, Australia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
12 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

At 4pm on Friday, with only 3 nights left in our glitch free 7 week African holiday, we arrived at The Lofts. We were really looking forward to our weekend stay. However, as we commenced check in, for a pre-booked (in May) 2 night stay in a 2 bedroom apartment, we were unceremoniously informed by Monica at the desk that,"No,... More

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Solana Beach, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Think the title says it all. The Lofts are a very cute B&B on the adorable Thesen Island, and the fact that the breakfast part of the B&B is at Ile De Pain, almost makes up for every other short coming. The short comings: the walls were incredibly thin- we could every word of our neighbors conversations including their "in-bed"... More

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Kalk Bay, South Africa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Stayed one night, in TOwer room, best room of all! Exquisite views, well appointed room, friendly staff, and best of all a hop and skip to ILe de pain bakery for best breakfast in SA! Can't wait for a return visit. Patchy awful wifi though. Oh, best reception flowers I've seen in a long time, such a relief to see... 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*
Number of rooms: 15
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