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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
Grabouw, South Africa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

Had a nice stay. Stunning hotel and friendly and helpfull staff. Will highly recommend. Near town and restaurants. We stayed in self catering room had everything we needed. Wont ever stay in town after we experiencec Thessen Island. Nice area and peacefull.

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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LoftsThesen, Manager at The Lofts Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, July 3, 2014
Dear Marina V,

Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review for The Lofts Boutique Hotel.

Our team loves getting feedback from guests and hearing that you found the team friendly and helpful is wonderful news as they pride themselves in making your stay memorable.

Thesen Islands is a wonderful area to be situated in and having the calmness of the water around you certainly adds to the relaxed feeling.

We hope to accommodate you again soon.

Kind Regards
The Lofts Boutique Hotel Team
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We stayed 3 nights for the start of our honeymoon and were very impressed with the beautiful room and gorgeous view. The staff were very friendly. Just a pity that we had to go to other hotels for breakfast.

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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LoftsThesen, Manager at The Lofts Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, June 2, 2014
Dear Weez B,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for The Lofts Boutique Hotel.

It is great seeing you comment on the beautiful view of the room as our Exclusive Luxury Loft rooms is definitely the perfect spot for a romantic honeymoon.

It is a pity that ile de pain, one of the top restaurants in South Africa, was closed during your stay as you would have understood why we prefer to give our guests the option to have breakfast there as well as the 3 other choices of restaurants on Thesen Islands, the Knysna Waterfront and in our beautiful town.

We hope to accommodate you again soon.

Kind Regards
The Lofts Boutique Hotel Team
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

My family and I stayed here for 3 days and we could not have been more pleased. The location is perfect for exploring the garden route. The room was very clear and huge. All the staff where pleasant and helpful. We will definitely be returning.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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LoftsThesen, Manager at The Lofts Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, June 2, 2014
Dear NamibManda,

Thank you for taking the time write such a lovely review for The Lofts Boutique Hotel.

It is always great to hear that families enjoy staying with us as we have our newly added self-catering units that is great for a family or a long stay.

We hope to accommodate you again soon.

Kind Regards
The Lofts Boutique Hotel Team
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Johannesburg
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Very clean neat establishment, in a prime location on Thesen Island.
Helpful friendly staff.
Nice envirnment easy accesibility to main attratctions on THesen Island.
Would definately recomend this establishemnt


  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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LoftsThesen, Manager at The Lofts Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, June 2, 2014
Dear Saro M,

Thank you for writing a review for The Lofts Boutique Hotel.

Our team takes pride in their work and they enjoy receiving feedback from guests who mention the cleanliness and the helpful service.

We hope to accommodate you again soon.

Kind Regards
The Lofts Boutique Hotel Team
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Diemen, The Netherlands
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

A very good boutique hotel, with very helpful staff and a warm welcome.
We only stayed one night. What a pitty. I would love to have been stayed longer there. We have had a two roomed suite which was absolutely enormous, comprised of two dressing rooms, two rooms, two bathrooms and a small kitchen. All very nicely decorated and super compfotable bed(s). Would absolutely stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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LoftsThesen, Manager at The Lofts Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, May 22, 2014
Dear Frieda R,

Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review for The Lofts Boutique Hotel.

We are very proud to hear that you found our team very helpful, they pride themselves in making your stay memorable. It is also good to hear that you enjoyed the space of your Luxury Self-catering Suite. These suits are very spacious and comfortable especially for our guests to enjoy.

We hope to accommodate you again soon.

Kind Regards
The Lofts Boutique Hotel Team
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Overpelt, Belgium
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

More than we expected. Highly recommended. The people there are very friendly and the rooms with breakfast are lovely and clean. A congratulations for the patrons. Keep it up and we will definitely come back again.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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LoftsThesen, Manager at The Lofts Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, May 22, 2014
Dear Michel R,

Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review for The Lofts Boutique Hotel.

We are very proud to hear that you had a wonderful experience with our friendly team and the cleanliness of your room, they pride themselves on making your stay memorable.

We hope to accommodate you again in the nearby future.

Kind Regards
The Lofts Boutique Hotel Team
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White River, South Africa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Sadly we couyld only spend one night at this awesome location but it was enough of a taste to want to return to Thesen Island in Knysna and the Lofts Hotel. Lovely spot overlooking the lake with stunning sunsets. Close to everything on the island within walking distance and even the mainland attractions on the waterfront can be walked to easily. Well appointed room with all appliances necessary and a bath overlooking the water.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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LoftsThesen, Manager at The Lofts Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, May 22, 2014
Dear Matt_Sa_12,

Thank you for writing a review for The Lofts Boutique Hotel.
Having the restaurants on Thesen Islands and at the waterfront close enough to walk to is a great bonus for The Lofts Boutique Hotel.

The Exclusive Lagoon View Rooms with the amazing views of the lagoon is truly our pride and joy as these rooms give you the feel of floating on top of the water during high tide.

We hope to accommodate you in the nearby future for a longer period of time to allow you to enjoy all the amenities that The Lofts Boutique Hotel has to offer.

Kind Regards,
The Lofts Boutique Hotel Team
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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
#4 Spa Hotel in Knysna
#10 Luxury Hotel in Knysna
#11 Romantic Hotel in Knysna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — The Lofts Boutique Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 15
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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