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The Lofts Boutique Hotel

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#13 of 30 Hotels in Knysna
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 13 December 2014

The moment we entered the lofts boutique hotel reception, i said to my self we made the right decision to choose the lofts hotel. Ted greeted us with warm welcome and a lovely glass of boplaas white port. we felt really well looked afterfrom the moment we arrived. Ted was incredibly friendly and went out of his way to make...

Thank W9047KXchriss
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Dear W9047KXchriss, Thank you for writing such a wonderful review for The Lofts. Ted is a wonderful asset at The Lofts and it is always wonderful when our team makes a lasting impression on our guests. We look forward to welcome you back to The Lofts in the near future. Kind Regards, The Lofts Boutique Hotel Team

Versoix, Switzerland
Reviewed 12 December 2014

The architects have done a fantastic job to create this mix of hotel and boutiqueand the employees are very professional and effcient. The facility of car parking is very much appreciated as well as the ground floor facilities

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Management response:

Dear GiannidiGinevra, Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review for The Lofts. It's really great to hear that the unique architecture of this refurbished old boat shed is appreciated. We hope to welcome you back to The Lofts in the near future. Kind Regards, The Lofts Boutique Hotel Team

Reviewed 27 November 2014

In my opinion, the Lofts in Knysna, provided the comfort, service, location which would be difficult to beat, anywhere , secure parking an additional benefit, it is certainly worthy of ***** status.....

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Thank 611vernong
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 November 2014

We stayed at the Lofts on the final leg of a recent South Africa trip. The hotel is located on the lagoon on Thesen Island, a short walk from the main waterfront area. The reception was welcoming and friendly. The room (a one bed room) was large with a living area, bedroom and bathroom. There is a small pool area...

Thank Stefan_m58
Reviewed 12 November 2014

This is a lovely hotel on the island in Knysna, it is much bigger than first expected but that is not a bad thing. we arrived early and they organised our room to be cleaned asap so we could get in. The weather wasn't the best during our stay so we took advantage of the living room area sitting and...

Thank JemskiLondon
Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 25 October 2014

Beautiful and unique hotel with beautiful views of the lagoon. This is best hotel in knysna, and the staff were tremendously friendly and helpful. What a superb, great service the man at reception give, very helpful indeed you cant ask for more. He recommended a fish restaurant toward town walking distance. We really enjoyed our fish plate and he told...

Thank Bjorn1513m
Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 15 October 2014

Nice decoration and fiendly staff. But unfortunately the shower was not what you would expect from such a room. It was hard to find the right temparature. Someone came imediatly to help but could not do more than suggest to find the right mix by trying it out. Also not so great: You can hear your neighbours very good. WLAN...

Thank Cosmopolitan270910
Mesaieed, Qatar
Reviewed 13 October 2014

My wife and I always love staying at The Lofts and appreciated the excellent location, facilities and courteous service. This was the third time we stayed at The Lofts and will surely do so every time we visit Knysna. We normally rate The Lofts as "Excellent". During our latest stay however we were concerned that the room we had was...

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Thank prwoest
Reviewed 9 October 2014

I stayed in The Lofts for 2 days. Enjoyed its premium location. I stayed in suite 2A. The hotel looks different than others. It's after all a Boutique hotel. But I felt the basics needs more attention. Enough space but many corners and you have to navigate though passages, up and down through stairs. The kitchen basin & the dustbin...

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Management response:

Dear TravelGuru_Arun, Thank you for taking the time to write a review for The Lofts. It is good to know where our short comings are and therefore we appreciate that you mentioned the water pressure and drainage as these are things we have looked at and approved on. Unfortunately the apartments & loft rooms were structured around the existing frame...

Dedham, Massachusetts, United States
Reviewed 5 October 2014

At first the hotel seemed a bit funky due to the strange layout (their are commercial shops built into the first floor of the hotel) but once we explored around a bit we also found numerous quiet common sitting areas with great views of the lagoon. Despite the commercial shops on the first floor the hotel was very quiet. We...

Thank Tim D
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Dear TimD, Thank you for taking the time to write a review for The Lofts. The self-catering units are wonderful. Very spacious and perfect for long stays, families with teenagers or couples travelling together. We have taken note of the wifi issues and our ISP has installed more routers to solve the issue. We hope to welcome you back again...

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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: $142 - $336 (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
Hotel Style:
#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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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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