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The Lofts Boutique Hotel

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Reviewed 25 July 2014 via mobile

A sweet little hotel, but the rooms for small children can be a little dangerous as their rooms are upstairs and it's not easy for them to go up and down. Apart from that the scenery is beautiful, and the town is lovely, very clean and very very laid back.

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

Dear Tazbaby, Thank you for taking the time to write a review for The Lofts. We are really happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. We have amended our child policy recently to only allow children over the age of 12. We hope to welcome you back soon. Kind Regards, The Lofts Boutique Hotel Team

De Doorns, South Africa
Reviewed 23 July 2014

Home away from home is not a cliche at this hotel. Best hotel experience of my life .WOW I think I must rather give a bad review, because I am scared that too many people are going to flock there now and then I won't get a vacant room.

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

Hi Chris V, Thank you for taking the time to write a review for The Lofts. We are really happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. Remember to make your bookings in advance and there will always be a vacant room for you. Have a wonderful day, The Lofts Boutique Hotel Team

Auckland
Reviewed 21 July 2014 via mobile

Sadly we only spent one night here but it was wonderful.Great, serene location.friendly and helpful staff and the spa is heavenly.Will be back if ever in SA again.Staff helped with our bags amd recommended dinner sports- this was spot on.The bath is massive and pjre bliss

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

Dear meyer-els, Thanks for taking the time to write such a great review for The Lofts Boutique Hotel. It's good to hear that you commented on how serene the location is. As we are based on the edge of the Knysna lagoon we strive to give our guests a tranquil environment to enjoy a relaxing holiday. We hope on your...

Traralgon, Australia
Reviewed 21 July 2014

Excellent location and value for money. Perfect for access to Oyster Festival with recommended restaurants in close proximity. Friendly & helpful staff who were always willing to assist. Very comfortable unit with an excellent lounge facilities. Will certainly recommend this establishment.

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

Dear David N, Thanks for taking the time to write a wonderful review for The Lofts Boutique Hotel. Our staff pride themselves in making your visit special and having you comment on how friendly and helpful they are is really amazing. We are happy to hear you made use of the facilities available to you as all areas are there...

Koh Samui
Reviewed 14 July 2014 via mobile

Maybe we just struck out on the day, but the lady behind the counter was all words and no action. As long as everything could be resolved without moving from the desk, all was good. The reception is closed overnight

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

Dear zannaevans, Thank you for taking the time to write a review for The Lofts Boutique Hotel. We appreciate all feedback as your opinions assist us in giving guests the best experience possible. We do hope that you will give us the opportunity to show our improvement. Kind Regards The Lofts Boutique Hotel Team

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 11 July 2014

Beautifully situated on Thesens Island, The Lofts is a clean, modern and comfortable hotel. The staff were friendly and accommodating whilst not being intrusive. We loved our stay here and I can't wait to take my husband there. We loved our delicious breakfasts at Il du Pain Bakery. I highly recommend this Little Hotel.

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

Dear writer6000, Thank you so much for the wonderful review for The Lofts Boutique Hotel. Our staff pride themselves in making your visit special and having you comment on how friendly and accommodating they are is really wonderful. We can not wait to welcome you and your husband again soon. Kind Regards, The Lofts Boutique Hotel Team

Somerset West, South Africa
Reviewed 6 July 2014 via mobile

My 2nd visit to this little gem. Perfectly located. Walking distance to Waterfront and good restaurants. I will strongly recommend to anybody visiting Knysna or surrounds. Staff very friendly and helpfull. Will be back for a 3rd time.

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

Dear Mike d, Thanks for taking the time to write a review for The Lofts Boutique Hotel. Our staff pride themselves in making your visit special and having you comment on how friendly and helpful they are is really wonderful. We can not wait to welcome you back for your 3rd visit. Kind Regards, The Lofts Boutique Hotel Team

Singapore, null, Singapore
Reviewed 22 June 2014

We had a really good stay at The Lofts Boutique Hotel. The room was seriously awesome, and we had a kitchenette too. We loved the concept of the hotel, and woud return again. The bakery Ile De Pain is just around the corner for awesome breakfast.

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

Dear Faizalsamsi, Thank you for taking the time to write a review for The Lofts Boutique Hotel. The room you stayed in is one of our beautiful Luxury Self-catering Suites. It is perfect for a long or short stay and provides you with the option to cook your own meals as well as enjoy the wonderful restaurants on Thesen Islands...

Reviewed 12 June 2014

Quite a while ago now but stayed here in 2009 for our honeymoon, really friendly and efficient staff, lovely rooms and breakfast. Fantastic spa experience too. Really recommended! Lovely views from the rooms over the lagoon.

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

Dear Yorkit, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review for The Lofts Boutique Hotel. It is so amazing to see that after 5 years since you were here for your honeymoon that you still remember how special it was staying in the Exclusive Lagoon Suite, the friendly team and remembering your fantastic spa experience. We...

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 4 June 2014

Always a home from home, no hassle no fuss, just a great break at the end of a busy day. Access, booking and arrival is easy, staff are always welcoming me back and genuinely interested and helpful. EXCELLENT!

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

Dear Christopher M, Thank you for taking the time to write such an amazing review. Our team pride themselves in making you feel welcome and like you are at your home away from home. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards, The Lofts Boutique Hotel Team

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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: $162 - $273 (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 Family Hotel in Knysna
#6 Spa 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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