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The Lofts Boutique Hotel

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 4 April 2014

We spent 2 nights of our honeymoon in this lovely boutique hotel and left with great reluctance!! The staff were friendly and attentive, the rooms were beautiful with a 180 degree view of the lagoon. We will definitely be back! Can't wait

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LoftsThesen, Manager at The Lofts Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Monia A, Reading a stunning review like this is really amazing, thank you. Our team takes pride in making your stay memorable and knowing that we could achieve this for you during your honeymoon is truly special. We hope to accommodate you and your husband again soon. Kind Regards The Lofts Boutique Hotel Team

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 4 April 2014

Perfectly located on the lagoon and within walking distance of restaurants on Thesen Island and the Waterfront. Our self catering apartment was beautifully furnished and very querky with its solid wooden beams. The pool and lounge area were serenic with stunning views. All in all a great experience.

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LoftsThesen, Manager at The Lofts Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Michelle R, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a beautiful review for The Lofts Boutique Hotel. We love hearing that you enjoyed the quirkiness of the room. Each of our rooms are unique and furnished differently which creates a very different feel at The Lofts Boutique Hotel. We hope to accommodate you again soon. Kind...

Johannesburg
Reviewed 1 April 2014

Excellently located and we experience wonderful hospitality. The self catering unit (5a) is badly planned (the shower and toilet is close to the entrance), the view from the unit is not great and ventilation in the unit is inadequate.

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LoftsThesen, Manager at The Lofts Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mahomed C, Thanks for taking the time to write a review for The Lofts Boutique Hotel. We appreciate your feedback as the only way we will improve is by knowing where our guests feel are some issues. We are lucky to have unique and different rooms which accommodates the needs of different guests. Perhaps next time you can try...

Durban
Reviewed 26 March 2014

We stayed three nights at this lovely hotel. Clean and light rooms. Sun downers over looking the lagoon were magical moments,enjoying drinks from the well stocked honesty bar. Our room 5b and our fifteen year olds room next door both had balconys with very comfortable loungers.Our rooms did not look fully over the lagoon but we could see it and...

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LoftsThesen, Manager at The Lofts Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Domby2013, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for The Lofts Boutique Hotel. We really appreciate your feedback especially hearing that you received wonderful service from our team as they pride themselves in making your stay memorable. We are really happy that you made full use of what The Lofts Boutique Hotel has to...

Hampshire England
Reviewed 15 March 2014

We enjoyed our week at The Lofts immensely. The staff were so helpful and kind, especially Rhoda who organises everything beautifully. The appartment was beautifully clean and serviced when we wanted it. Thesen Island provides a good selection of restaurants, but most of the shops have closed, giving a ghost town feel. This doesn't detract from the beauty of the...

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LoftsThesen, Manager at The Lofts Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Nigellatoo, Thank you for writing such a lovely review for The Lofts Boutique Hotel, we do appreciate it as our staff takes pride in making your stay memorable. We are really glad that you enjoyed the selection of restaurants on the islands and that you had good weather to enjoy everything that The Lofts has to offer. We hope...

Dorking
Reviewed 13 March 2014

We arrived in terrible weather and were saddened to not get the best from this delightful hotel. It is situated in a rather "Truman Show" area, a mildly artificial new community. This is the ONLY reason I have given it a less than perfect rate. In all regards it was wonderful with beautiful outlooks (marred for us by the steel...

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LoftsThesen, Manager at The Lofts Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Magglington, Thank you for taking the time to write a review for The Lofts Boutique Hotel. We love hearing feedback from our guests as our staff takes pride in knowing that they made your stay more memorable. It is however unfortunate that the weather did not play along during your stay as you would have enjoyed the sundeck/pool area...

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 10 March 2014

Loved this place - our room was spacious with a terrific balcony (especially for smokers in a predominantly non smoking hotel) . The do not serve breakfast but have a deal with 4 or 5 places in town to choose from - we chose the excellent Isle de Pain (great food and coffee though slightly indifferent service). The small team...

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LoftsThesen, Manager at The Lofts Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Rupert E, Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review for The Lofts Boutique Hotel. We love getting great feedback from our guests as our team pride themselves in making your stay memorable. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed the selection in our honesty bar. We do try to cater for all our...

Caterham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 March 2014

We stayed for only one night, spoiled slightly by the rain. Great location and an interesting layout in the hotel. Our room was large with a lovely balcony which we would have loved to use. Staff were friendly and helpful. We liked having the voucher to choose where we went for breakfast. We walked next door; great breakfast and the...

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LoftsThesen, Manager at The Lofts Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sandra H, Thank you so much for your lovely review of The Lofts Boutique Hotel. We love getting feedback from our guests as our staff pride themselves in providing guests with great service and making your stay memorable. It is very unfortunate that you could not use the balcony of your room as it is a wonderful place to...

Den Bosch, The Netherlands
Reviewed 17 February 2014

Stayed for a night at the Loft's boutique hotel. Had a room on the front side of the hotel, which was great. Good size room, great king-size bed and a nice outside deck area. The room was equipped with all expected amenities: airco, safe, tv, etc. Friends were in a two-story suite on the other side of the hotel. Also...

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LoftsThesen, Manager at The Lofts Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Roel B, Thank you for your review on The Lofts Boutique Hotel. We appreciate your feedback and love hearing back from our guests on what suggestions they have to improve the Hotel. I do have to mention that our breakfast voucher is R 90.00 per person. Our self-catering rooms are the only rooms that are excluding breakfast vouchers as...

brisbane
Reviewed 15 January 2014 via mobile

Very unique - each room different. Love thesen island very safe feeling - walk to restaurants for dinner. Kids playground also at dinner restaurants. Kids kids entertained. Drive to the heads about 10min drive and have breakfast or lunch at east head cafe. Lovely views and great food :) we stayed room 3a a two bed apartment great space for...

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LoftsThesen, Manager at The Lofts Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Uniquetravelbrisban, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for The Lofts Boutique Hotel. Our self-catering units are great for families and we are very happy to here that you enjoyed staying in Room 3A (Chic Contrast 2-Bedroom Self-Catering Suite) with your children. We hope to see you again on your next trip to South...

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  • Spa
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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: RM527 - RM895 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Lofts Boutique Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 15
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Also Known As:
Lofts Hotel Knysna
Hotel Style:
#5 Spa Hotel in Knysna
#5 Family Hotel in Knysna
#7 Business Hotel in Knysna
#13 Romantic Hotel in Knysna
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“Book the Luxury Loft rooms with great views.”
 of 5 bubbles Oudtshoorn1, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Be very specific when reserving whether you want a lagoon view.”
 of 5 bubbles rweisfe, 22 Apr 2015 | Read review
“The suite with view over the lagoon”
 of 5 bubbles wilnaventer, 20 Apr 2015 | Read review
“There are a couple of double rooms with views over the lagoon, and the sunsets are worth waiting for!”
 of 5 bubbles MaureenE374, 14 Mar 2015 | Read review
“We had a 2 bedroom apartment 3A and we did not like it. Feels claustrophobic, with a view on the ugly parking. I was betting for some view of the lagoon, but forget it.”
 of 5 bubbles Blirola, 24 Feb 2015 | Read review
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