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The Lofts Boutique Hotel

#12 of 30 Hotels in Knysna
Certificate of Excellence
The Boatshed | Long Street, Thesen Harbour Town, Knysna 6570, South Africa
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Ranked #12 of 30 Hotels in Knysna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
Vanessa G Cape Town Central, South Africa
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Perfect location and venue - central to everything and staff efficient and friendly. Pity Il De Pain only opens at 08h00 and 09h00 (Sunday) for those who need to get going earlier! We stayed in Loft A1 which doesn't have much of a sea view and has a ladder to get up to the second room - this room is... More 

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our welcome was met by a lady so friendly..we were taken to this awesome room..a fridge stocked with drinks for your account and convenience,a balcony to relax on. lounges to chill..the rooms comfort and luxury made us feel we were on honeymoon and somewhere in Paris......romantic and yet subtle...I'll go back anytime or even right now if I could..a place... More 

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george
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our weekend at The Lofts exceeded all expectations. The rooms was neat,clean and tidy. What impressed us most was how considerate and accommodating the staff was. My husband did a muddy mountain bike race and they did not stop him at the door to "hose off" first. The made him breakfast pack for his race and even asked his input... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at the Lofts Boutique hotel during our trip around the Garden route. The hotel is hoisted on stilts overlooking the lagoon that forms part of the Indian ocean on Thesens Island.The staff were professional and very helpful with tips about where to eat. The pool area is so serene and we spent time reading books and napping while... More 

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George, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

All was very nice, clean and friendly! The rooms we stayed in should be refurnished, things have started to look a bit worn down.... ...................................................................

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Franschhoek, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent just one night at The Lofts (in the tower room #1) and were more than happy with the marvellous location right on the water with extensive views, everything we needed being provided (except for fresh milk for our tea - sachets of UHT stuff are not really nice), spaciousness and being a walkable distance to the restaurants over... More 

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Management response:

Dear Katherinedawn, You wrote such a beautiful review for The Lofts and we are very grateful for this. We do apologise for the UHT milk but it is very difficult to keep the right amount of fresh milk without having it waste or go-off before being drunk. On your next visit do send us an email ahead of time and... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The architect who converted this old boathouse into a hotel, had amazing vision and talent. All the comforts you could wish for have been thought of. The style and use of space and fittings are not what you would usually find in South Africa. The hotel is right on the water, on Thessen Islands in Knysna, you can almost touch... More 

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Dear Maureen E, Thank you for writing such a wonderful review of The Lofts. It was a treat having you and your family here. Ted always goes above and beyond for guests. We hope to welcome you back to The Lofts soon. Kind Regards, Carla More 

Hermanus, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a few hectic weeks my wife and I decided on a long weekend break in Knysna. A short "Trip Advisor" search led to us staying in "The Lofts Boutique Hotel" on Thesens Island. Reception was fine and registering no hassle. We stayed in Loft Room 8c and were a little surprised by the lack of view from our windows.... More 

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Dear Bernhard T, Thank you for writing a review for The Lofts. Thank you for mentioning the wifi signal being low on that room as I will have our internet service provider look into this. We have already had our handyman fix the cupboard door and they are now hanging perfectly straight. It is unfortunate that the rectangular building only... More 

KZN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose the self catering option with a lovely 2 bedroom place. Staff were happy and friendly and the location was perfect. The room was clean and serviced well. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and had great breakfasts and fantastic coffee downstairs and ate at the restaurants in the evenings a close walk away

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Dear Kevin M, Wow, thank you for writing such a nice review for The Lofts. We hope to welcome you back soon! Kind Regards, The Lofts Boutique Hotel Team More 

Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have booked and paid online for three days a suite in the Lofts at Thesen Island,arrived in the end of the day after a 500kms drive from Cape Town. The suite is facing the waterfront in Tower 2. One immediate problem is that there was a permanent smell of toilet/sewage in the suite,we had this for four days. Of... More 

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Dear world1951, Thank you for taking time to write a review for The Lofts. I can just imagine how unpleasant the smell in your room must have been. Did you report it to the reception? I am very sure that our maintenance team would have wanted to know if something like this was happening as it could have been a... More 

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