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The Lofts Boutique Hotel
Ranked #14 of 30 Hotels in Knysna
Certificate of Excellence
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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160 reviews
103 hotel reviews
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“Wow”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2012

The hotel was full, but they had the penthouse suite available nearby. It is absolutely amazing, extremely modern with lots of lovely fittings and adornments, huge open plan lounge with kitchen & all appliances, ( egg cups would be handy too please). Large bedroom with four post bed, roll top type bathtub in bedroom, walk in large shower with choice of rain or normal showers, two basins, plenty of room. Large tv's in both main rooms and the most amazing large balcony with large table & chairs, electric barbecue and the best views of the lake for miles around. Don't seem to take credit cards for some reason, even the smallest guest house we stayed in took cards. Overall a wonderful experience.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Dorset UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2012

A pleasant surprise great choice we enjoyed a pleasant stay the staff were fantastic and the facilities were outstanding lots of character. Views just spoilt it though

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2012

We spent five nights in a luxury 2 bedroom suite at the Boatshed. What a wonderful idea to use the building as all rooms are different. We were pretty much the only guests early September and enjoyed the little home far away from home. We only had one night bad luck when the storm was so bad that the bedroom wall and windows were soaked. Unfortunately, it was really cold then and they could not provide a heater. The next nights were very good and our daughter loved to have her own kingdom on the gallery. This is, however, only for the physical fit as climbing the ladder may not be everyone's idea of a perfect stay.
Thanks also to the lovely lady at the reception who recommended a nice guy to show us the townships in Knysna. We had an unforgettable tour and learned so much about the people and also enjoyed the wonderful dinner we had at the tour guide's own restaurant at night - that was unforgettable!
The Spa was also fantastic - I got a voucher for a bath and massage for my birthday that I had during our stay so I had a wonderful morning!
The Lofts is a very nice spot with beautiful views on the lagoon and at Knysna which we can totally recommend!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2012

The Lofts is very comfortable, and our room had great decor, including quirky exposed beams and a huge covered balcony. It has no restaurant or breakfast facilities of its own, but that's fine, since there are great restaurants within walking distance, and they can give you vouchers for charming breakfast places nearby. The best thing about the Lofts, however, is the service. The ladies at the front desk, Rhoda and Lulu, were both so friendly and knowledgeable about the area. They gave us so much great advice about nearby attractions and went out of their way to be helpful to us. I would definitely recommend this hotel.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2012

We stayed on Thessen Islands for a one night stop-off and the Lofts hotel was perfect. I would also recommend it for a longer stay.
Good size rooms and bathrooms, very clean, beautiful views from the quiet room, a clarins spa attached ( if required!) and great breakfast at Isle de Pain, if you go for the non- self catered option. The staff were very professional and friendly.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2012

We usually stay at large, well known hotels when we holiday but the decision to stay at this boutique hotel was one of our best decisions yet! From the first email enquiry to our arrival and throughout our 6 night stay, it was an absolute pleasure to be there. The tranquil surroundings are compimented by the friendly and efficient hotel staff.
It was a holiday we will never forget! Infact my 4 year old daughter literally cried buckets to stay longer when we had to check out. It took a while to calm her down but we completely understood how she felt, we didn't want to leave either.
Thank you to the amazing staff and we will definitely return!

Carmen Govender
Jhb, South Africa

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
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Cape Town
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67 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2012

This hotel excels in so many ways - friendliness, facilities, position, informed and extremely helpful employees. We had a fantastic time and will definitely be back. The partnership with Ile de Pain is the cherry on top - the best bread and pastries we have EVER had, anywhere in the world! Thanks to the team for making our stay a life-long memory.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about The Lofts Boutique Hotel

Property: The Lofts Boutique Hotel
Address: The Boatshed | Long Street, Thesen Harbour Town, Knysna 6570, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Knysna
#5 Family Hotel in Knysna
#7 Business Hotel in Knysna
#12 Luxury Hotel in Knysna
#13 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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