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The Turbine Boutique Hotel and Spa

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36 Sawtooth Lane Thesen Islands, Knysna 6571 South Africa See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
5 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was mediocre, service poor - slow! The restaurant is tired and needs a makeover. The table was dirty and sticky. I asked for clean cutlery, but the replaced knives and forks were equally grubby. I wiped them with the napkin. Staff are slow, but...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Linda R
Response from ChrisT7227, General Manager at The Turbine Boutique Hotel and SpaResponded 5 days ago

Dear Linda R, thank you for your feedback. We missed you on Christmas and New Years Eve even when booking so long in advance, we could have accommodated other customers on our waiting list. We were all asking about you and your husband as we...More

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Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful hotel restored from old electric power station on Thessen Island. Beautiful decor throughout resembling the original use of the building. Great location with the lagoon surrounding the hotel. Rooms are spacious and bathrooms spectacular. Staff very friendly and restaurant great! You won’t go wrong...More

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank FransJV
Response from Chris T, General Manager at The Turbine Boutique Hotel and SpaResponded July 26, 2018

Dear Frans, we appreciate the positive feedback on our friendly staff and restaurant that is great. We look forward to your next visit and appreciate your valued support. Kind regards, Chris

Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is chic, classy and very well run. The decor is unique, tasteful and trendy, but at the same time comfortable and the attention to detail is amazing.The location is great. We enjoyed lovely views from our room. Breakfast is top notch. We would...More

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Date of stay: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic location and facilities, tastefully decorated rooms, amazing and super friendly staff, delicious food and a wonderful place to stay in Knysna. We were super lucky to have stayed there any really enjoyed it.

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Date of stay: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The turbine hotel is located on Thesen Island, a 15 min walk to the center of town. It is an old factory turned into a hotel. Very well done. Good restaurant and bar and clean rooms! Safe locarion and really a boutque hotel.

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Date of stay: January 2019
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Description
The Turbine Hotel and Spa was an ambitious project which transformed the old power station into a unique 5 star boutique hotel with a massive wow factor. The Turbine Hotel is surrounded by water on three sides. More The Hotel comprises of the Island Café restaurant and Gastro Pub, as well as twenty six individually themed rooms and suites of the highest standard. The Turbine Spa offers pampering treatments to indulge and relax weary souls, while the Turbine Water Club arranges lagoon cruises, whale watching, forest hikes, city tours and mountain biking for adventure seekers and explorers. Less
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HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Room Service
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Breakfast Available
Business Center with Internet Access
Concierge
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Minibar
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Refrigerator in room
Wheelchair access
Beachfront
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Hotel Style
Spa
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Business
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Family
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Luxury
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Romantic
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Contact Information
Hotel Style
Spa
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Business
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Family
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Luxury
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Romantic
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
26
Price range
$145 - $304 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Contact Information
Hotel Style
Spa
,
Business
,
Family
,
Luxury
,
Romantic
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
26
Price range
$145 - $304 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
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Linda R
I have sent numerous emails to reserve a table for Christmas Day lunch and NYE. Sadly, I’ve had to keep chasing. Finally, I am told we’re to pay in full. Fine. Several times we asked for all the bank details to enable us to make a firm booking by paying ...a month in advance. Yet again I send an email for confirmation, whereby I’m told to send proof of payment. The aforementioned was sent. I wait for a response; nothing! I send her another email asking for confirmation. Finally a response to say they haven’t received payment. The accounts manager has since asked for another payment. No effort on her part to find the missing payment, which has been paid in full to the Turbine Hotel - with all the reference bank numbers supplied by the Turbine. It is outrageous to ask for us to pay again, when the accounts department should be looking for where our original payment went. I await your comments
November 24, 2018|
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Response from Linda R |
Would be happy to pay in full once again, but the original payment has not been refunded. That’s why it’s annoying! FYI Once a transfer has been paid, the bank cannot take money out from an account. The money was paid into... More
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RubinVanNiekerk
August 23, 2017|
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Response from E4331VWchriss | Property representative |
Hi, yes we have additional blankets, additional heaters as well as hot bead bags for the beds. Not as cold as the weather forecast says.
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Nov 12, 2018
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Nov 6, 2018
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Nov 6, 2018
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"Demand the level of service that you pay for!"
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Nov 6, 2018
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