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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 #9 of 29 hotels in Knysna
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
1988Graendog Goudhurst, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Goudhurst, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent 2 nights on our anniversary as part of a DIY tour of South Africa. This was the rest and relaxation part and we were not disappointed with this hotel although the weather wasn't so kind (rained a little). Fabulous room overlooking the lagoon with balcony (I think we picked either 1B or 1A). Initially disappointed that you had to... More

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

Dear 1988Graendog, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for The Lofts Boutique Hotel. We love hearing feedback from our guests as our team pride themselves at making your stay memorable and unique. We are really glad to hear that you enjoyed relaxing on the balcony overlooking the lagoon with a glass of wine. Room... More

Long Beach, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The rooms were clean. The guy at reception was not that helpful. The view was incredible facing the Lagoon. If you like to sleep in make sure you take some kind of eye shades because their curtains don't really block the sun or the lights that they leave on around the pool area. There were a lot of sharp corners.... More

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

Dear TravelingBrett, Thank you for taking the time to write your review of The Lofts Boutique Hotel. We appreciate your feedback as this will help us improve. We are truly sorry to hear that you found the gentleman at reception to not be helpful. We hope to accommodate you again in future. Kind Regards The Lofts Boutique Hotel Team More

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 2 nights of our honeymoon in this lovely boutique hotel and left with great reluctance!! The staff were friendly and attentive, the rooms were beautiful with a 180 degree view of the lagoon. We will definitely be back! Can't wait

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

Dear Monia A, Reading a stunning review like this is really amazing, thank you. Our team takes pride in making your stay memorable and knowing that we could achieve this for you during your honeymoon is truly special. We hope to accommodate you and your husband again soon. Kind Regards The Lofts Boutique Hotel Team More

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfectly located on the lagoon and within walking distance of restaurants on Thesen Island and the Waterfront. Our self catering apartment was beautifully furnished and very querky with its solid wooden beams. The pool and lounge area were serenic with stunning views. All in all a great experience.

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

Dear Michelle R, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a beautiful review for The Lofts Boutique Hotel. We love hearing that you enjoyed the quirkiness of the room. Each of our rooms are unique and furnished differently which creates a very different feel at The Lofts Boutique Hotel. We hope to accommodate you again soon. Kind... More

Johannesburg
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellently located and we experience wonderful hospitality. The self catering unit (5a) is badly planned (the shower and toilet is close to the entrance), the view from the unit is not great and ventilation in the unit is inadequate.

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

Dear Mahomed C, Thanks for taking the time to write a review for The Lofts Boutique Hotel. We appreciate your feedback as the only way we will improve is by knowing where our guests feel are some issues. We are lucky to have unique and different rooms which accommodates the needs of different guests. Perhaps next time you can try... More

Durban
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed three nights at this lovely hotel. Clean and light rooms. Sun downers over looking the lagoon were magical moments,enjoying drinks from the well stocked honesty bar. Our room 5b and our fifteen year olds room next door both had balconys with very comfortable loungers.Our rooms did not look fully over the lagoon but we could see it and... More

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

Hi Domby2013, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for The Lofts Boutique Hotel. We really appreciate your feedback especially hearing that you received wonderful service from our team as they pride themselves in making your stay memorable. We are really happy that you made full use of what The Lofts Boutique Hotel has to... More

Hampshire England
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
46 hotel reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We enjoyed our week at The Lofts immensely. The staff were so helpful and kind, especially Rhoda who organises everything beautifully. The appartment was beautifully clean and serviced when we wanted it. Thesen Island provides a good selection of restaurants, but most of the shops have closed, giving a ghost town feel. This doesn't detract from the beauty of the... More

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

Dear Nigellatoo, Thank you for writing such a lovely review for The Lofts Boutique Hotel, we do appreciate it as our staff takes pride in making your stay memorable. We are really glad that you enjoyed the selection of restaurants on the islands and that you had good weather to enjoy everything that The Lofts has to offer. We hope... More

Dorking
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We arrived in terrible weather and were saddened to not get the best from this delightful hotel. It is situated in a rather "Truman Show" area, a mildly artificial new community. This is the ONLY reason I have given it a less than perfect rate. In all regards it was wonderful with beautiful outlooks (marred for us by the steel... More

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

Dear Magglington, Thank you for taking the time to write a review for The Lofts Boutique Hotel. We love hearing feedback from our guests as our staff takes pride in knowing that they made your stay more memorable. It is however unfortunate that the weather did not play along during your stay as you would have enjoyed the sundeck/pool area... More

Gaborone, Botswana
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Loved this place - our room was spacious with a terrific balcony (especially for smokers in a predominantly non smoking hotel) . The do not serve breakfast but have a deal with 4 or 5 places in town to choose from - we chose the excellent Isle de Pain (great food and coffee though slightly indifferent service). The small team... More

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

Dear Rupert E, Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review for The Lofts Boutique Hotel. We love getting great feedback from our guests as our team pride themselves in making your stay memorable. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed the selection in our honesty bar. We do try to cater for all our... More

Caterham, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We stayed for only one night, spoiled slightly by the rain. Great location and an interesting layout in the hotel. Our room was large with a lovely balcony which we would have loved to use. Staff were friendly and helpful. We liked having the voucher to choose where we went for breakfast. We walked next door; great breakfast and the... More

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

Dear Sandra H, Thank you so much for your lovely review of The Lofts Boutique Hotel. We love getting feedback from our guests as our staff pride themselves in providing guests with great service and making your stay memorable. It is very unfortunate that you could not use the balcony of your room as it is a wonderful place to... More

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Additional Information about The Lofts Boutique Hotel

Also Known As:
Lofts Hotel Knysna
Address: The Boatshed | Long Street, Thesen Harbour Town, Knysna 6570, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Knysna
#8 Luxury Hotel in Knysna
#10 Romantic Hotel in Knysna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — The Lofts Boutique Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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