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The Lofts Boutique Hotel

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Solana Beach, California
Reviewed 29 September 2014

Think the title says it all. The Lofts are a very cute B&B on the adorable Thesen Island, and the fact that the breakfast part of the B&B is at Ile De Pain, almost makes up for every other short coming. The short comings: the walls were incredibly thin- we could every word of our neighbors conversations including their "in-bed"...

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Dear Cassidy B, Thank you for taking the time to write a review for The Lofts. It is good that you mention the short-comings as this is the only way we will be able to improve. We have started looking at the sound issues, we have spoken with our ISP regarding the wifi and they have installed more routers for...

Kalk Bay, South Africa
Reviewed 25 September 2014

Stayed one night, in TOwer room, best room of all! Exquisite views, well appointed room, friendly staff, and best of all a hop and skip to ILe de pain bakery for best breakfast in SA! Can't wait for a return visit. Patchy awful wifi though. Oh, best reception flowers I've seen in a long time, such a relief to see...

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Dear Irene I, Thank you for taking the time to write a review for The Lofts. Our florist is Pat Mulder, the owner of The Lofts. She is a natural at decorating and has very green fingers. We appreciate you mentioning the Wifi, we've spoken with our internet service provider and they have installed extra routers to ensure that the...

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 24 September 2014

Loved it - will be back,location great & friendly helpful staff,comfortable beds,would have liked for the showers to be cleaner in corners etc.A true Boutique Hotel with stunning architecture within the hotel.

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Thank Rosana H
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Dear Rosana H, Thank you for taking the time to write a review for The Lofts. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. Regarding the showers we have taken this into account and it is now a priority to double check it every day. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind Regards, The Lofts...

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 21 September 2014

I stayed atThe Lofts for the Karoo2Coast MTB race. Great accommodation (loads of space), well located but what really impressed me was the "extra mile" service from the friendly staff. Definately recommend it & I'm hoping to return in the near future.

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Dear Siboniso M, Thank you for taking the time to write a review for The Lofts. Our team pride themselves in making your stay memorable and clearly this has been the case for you. Do remember that there are several cycling races in Knysna from the GR200, GR300, the Karoo2Coast as well as the Oyster Festival Cycling race so we...

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 15 September 2014

Excellent location with view over the lagoon and access to top quality restaurants. Our room was spacious and well equipped. Friendly and professional staff. Free undercover parking. Highly recommended - we will most certainly return.

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Thank Mikjan
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Dear Mikjan, Thank you for taking the time to write a review for The Lofts. The location of The Lofts on Thesen Islands is perfect for guests to access all the nearby restaurants (which as you know are all in walking distance). Our team loves hearing that guests were happy with the service they received as we pride ourselves in...

Pretoria
Reviewed 10 September 2014

Stayed in one of the self catering lofts. It was incredibly spacious and comfortable and certainly beats any ordinary hotel room for the same price. Breakfast at Il de Pain or the Turbine for your own account. Very generous coffee station. Loved the honesty bar and the general no fuss attitude.

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Dear Petrus N, Thank you for taking the time to write a review for The Lofts. Our self-catering units are very spacious and is perfect for longer stays or for a family with teenagers. It is also good to hear you made use of our honesty bar and that you felt comfortable and relaxed at The Lofts. We hope to...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 September 2014

We stayed here for one night and were disappointed. Small room with basic bathroom. Very limited view of the lagoon. Overpriced for the standard of the room. The best part of the stay was the breakfast at the bakery around the corner.

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Dear Louise B, Thank you for taking the time to write a review for The Lofts. As The Lofts was built using the refurbished structure of the boat shed (which was used during the early 1900's to build wooden boats) all our rooms are unique and different. We have 3 different room types Exclusive Lagoon Suites, Luxury Loft Rooms &...

Leiden, The Netherlands
Reviewed 4 September 2014

We enjoyed our stay in the Lofts very much. The staff is friendly, the hotel is nicely located and has a surprising division. What we did not like is that the rooms (we were in 3b) are very noisy (sound of television, coughing, etc could clearly be heard), which we would not expect for such a respectable hotel.

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Thank Henry B
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Dear Henry B, Thank you for taking the time to write a review for The Lofts. We have taken note of your comments regarding the noise issue. We have spoken with some experts and are busy fixing the issue. We hope to welcome you back soon. Kind Regards, The Lofts Boutique Hotel Team

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 31 August 2014

Lovely birthday surprise getaway to this very unique boutique hotel in a wonderful setting. Very friendly welcome when we arrived and service was excellent throughout our stay. A lovely experience! Thank you.

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Dear RoelofV Thank you for taking the time to write a review for The Lofts. We are really happy that you enjoyed your birthday weekend at The Lofts. Our team also appreciates that you compliment them on the excellent service you received. We hope to welcome you back soon and for your birthday next year. Kind Regards, The Lofts Boutique...

Somerset West, South Africa
Reviewed 18 August 2014

It was a pleasant long weekend. The staff were unobtrusive, although made a lot of noise on arrival early in the morning. The air conditioning used by other guests we found to be very noisy during the night. There was a radio station playing all over the building during the day which was also very intrusive and annoying. We found...

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Dear Grahamskeen, Thank you for taking the time to write a review for The Lofts. We appreciate the notes you made regarding the noise and we have made some changes on this. it is good to hear that you found the accommodation neat and clean as this really is very important to us. We hope to welcome you back soon....

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  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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 

Additional Information about The Lofts Boutique Hotel

Address: The Boatshed | Long Street, Thesen Harbour Town, Knysna 6570, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Price Range: RM528 - RM1,083 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Lofts Boutique Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 15
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Also Known As:
Lofts Hotel Knysna
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#4 Spa Hotel in Knysna
#5 Family Hotel in Knysna
#7 Business Hotel in Knysna
#11 Luxury Hotel in Knysna
#13 Romantic Hotel in Knysna
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“East-facing rooms offer stunning views over the Knysna Lagoon.”
  • View of The Lofts Boutique Hotel from Thesen Pier.
B9406LCsaraht, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“definitely a view on the lagoon is a must (but probably all rooms have that view)”
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  • Evening view from the pool terrace.
  • Even in the tub one can enjoy the view...
SielVdD, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Book the Luxury Loft rooms with great views.”
Oudtshoorn1, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Be very specific when reserving whether you want a lagoon view.”
rweisfe, 22 Apr 2015 | Read review
“The suite with view over the lagoon”
wilnaventer, 20 Apr 2015 | Read review
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