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The Lofts Boutique Hotel

Long Street The Boatshed, Thesen Islands, Knysna 6570 South Africa
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#6 of 32 hotels in Knysna
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What better way to enjoy Knysna than a stay on an island, located not only in the heart of the Knysna Lagoon, but also in a Blue Flag Marina in the very centre of Knysna? Set within the remodelled timber frame of the old Knysna boatbuilding shed, the hotel rooms take one's breath away with their industrial refurbishment and design. This fresh, smart-casual approach is far from the ordinary, and caters well to every desire. Multiple room options are presented in various styles: Exclusive Lagoon Suites Luxury Loft Suites Luxury Units with Self-catering Facilities
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Baggage storage
Dry cleaning
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Very Nice Boutique Hotel in a quiet location on Thesen Island- very helpful and friendly staff on the very special Situation around the Lockdown- very nice room with a big terrace with wonderful view of the lagoon
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My husband and I stayed at The Loft Hotel for 1 night during our Garden Route Trip. Our suite was beautiful with stunning views overlooking Knysna lagoon. It was modern in decor with plenty of space and all the facilities for a very comfortable stay. The reception and bar staff were lovely and very helpful. We got vouchers for breakfast which we used at Il de Pain, located in the same building and a fabulous way to start the day. There is gallery area also part of the same building with jewellery and art shops, which you can stroll through on your way to and from the hotel, all adding to the attractiveness of the experience. There is a sun deck with a small plunge pool and also kayaks for use on the lagoon, which we did. We hired electric bikes around the corner from the hotel and followed a designated path along the lagoon to The Craggs, where the lagoon meets the sea. Beautiful. The hotel organised a taxi for us to and from the local restaurant The Olive Tree, where we had a superb dinner. The Loft Hotel is part of a new development on Thesen Island in Knysna with holiday accommodation, high end shops, art galleries and jewellers. It is a very attractive area and a lovely place to stay. I would not hesitate in recommending it.
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We stayed for 2 nights in a lagoon view room. Spectacular views and beautiful modern room. Great to have a few choices for breakfast location too. Easy walk to the waterfront area for bars and restaurants. Would definitely stay there again!
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The Lofts is situated on Thesen Island within a convenient, short walking distance from shops and restaurants. Our room was spacious and well equipped. Service from the staff is always with a smile. I can't recommend a better hotel - we had an awesome stay there and we will be back!
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Response from CarlaHere, Manager at The Lofts Boutique Hotel
Responded Mar 6, 2020
Hi 402lenec, Thanks for writing such a lovely review for The Lofts. It is always nice to hear that guests appreciate our hospitality and we love going out of our way to ensure this. We cannot wait to welcome you back soon, The Lofts Boutique Hotel Team
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Really a highlight in the area. Beautifully converted with exclusive finishes. Ideal base to explore the area .Very secure. There are many eateries in walking distance you would be hard pushed to find better value.
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Response from CarlaHere, Manager at The Lofts Boutique Hotel
Responded Mar 6, 2020
Hi casatumicottages, We love receiving feedback from our guests and appreciate that you took a moment to write a review. Thesen Islands is a secure base for guests to explore Knysna and the Garden Route from. The converted Boatshed, the building The Lofts is inside of, lends itself to be an architectural dream. We hope to welcome you back again soon, The Lofts Boutique Hotel Team
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$87 - $222 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Lofts Boutique Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Lofts Boutique Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Jandreart Studio (0.09 miles), Featherbed Nature Reserve (0.7 miles), and The Waterfront Knysna Quays (0.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Lofts Boutique Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Lofts Boutique Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Lofts Boutique Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, breakfast, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at The Lofts Boutique Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Lofts Boutique Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Le MAQUIS, île de païn, and Freshline Fisheries.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Lofts Boutique Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is The Lofts Boutique Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the center of Knysna.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Lofts Boutique Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to The Lofts Boutique Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting St George's Anglican Church (0.9 miles).
Does The Lofts Boutique Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.