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The Turbine Boutique Hotel and Spa

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#6 of 30 Hotels in Knysna
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Mountain View, California, United States
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Cute spot nestled on the island, easy walking distance to 'downtown'. If you're looking for unique accommodations with modern comforts, you can't beat it! Lovely restaurant, spa and pilates on-site as well!

Thank Vanessa F
Chester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Recently stayed at this hotel during a driving trip in South Africa. The design and layout was fantastically quirky. All built around the old workings of an old factory. The rooms were immaculate and the staff were very helpful. We ate at a locally recommended restaurant in the evening so I can't comment on the evening meals but the breakfast...

Thank JoeyEnglish
Mossel Bay, South Africa
Reviewed 26 March 2017

From the moment I stepped into the foyer my experience was perfect! Chris Schutte and his team treat their guests like royalty and their professionalism and hospitality is truely exquisite. I presented a workshop and everything was managed perfectly. I didn't have to worry about any arrangements and every need was met even before I could think of it. The...

1Thank Neliki
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Fantastic hotel, with unique features. Great location and really friendly, helpful staff. We were fortunate enough to be there when hotel was hosting a literature event, so had an added bonus of listening to very interesting talks.

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Thank Lynn T
Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 22 March 2017

The building housing the hotel and spa facilities is a fascinating makeover of an old power station, incorporating reminders of that throughout, so certainly a bit different, but very well done. The location is perfect for the area and we certainly wished we had been staying longer and hiring bikes to see the island or a small boat to explore...

Thank Linda D
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 22 March 2017

I LOVE Turbine. Steam punk meets retro chic with beautiful rooms and great food. I am in awe of the architecture and salute a fine architect. I have no more to say but your app is nagging me, which is silly, so yadda yadda yadda yadda yadda yadda yadda yadda

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Thank donpI3683NK
Merano, Italy
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Very nice hotel we will come again if we are there again. The design is very special my parents was suprised. All fantastic but at the check in they should be more friendly..... a little smile could helps

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Thank Manuela6678
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

The hotel has incorporated modern decor with the old power station,which makes the hotel very unique in its design.All the staff are extremely friendly and go out of their way to ensure guests are taken care of. The hotel is extremely clean and neat. The pool area is perfect to relax and distress. We had an amazing stay.

Thank Pravika B
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

This is a most unusual setting for a Hotel. Built inside a former electrical power house and the fittings include all the machinery both in rooms and common areas. Very well laid out and rooms are very high standard but so are the prices. Well above U.K. and EUROPE this does not come cheap. The restaurant serves a great breakfast...

Thank Spithead
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Wonderful location, the views from the pool are stunning . Refurbished hotel on Thesen Island, the rooms are very comfortable . Breakfast is served in a nicely redecorated environment. The Italian restaurant that is in front of the hotel serves good italian food.

Thank Diane D

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  • Free Parking
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Spa
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Turbine Hotel and Spa was an ambitious project which transformed the old power station into a unique 5 star boutique hotel with a massive wow factor. The Turbine Hotel is surrounded by water on three sides. The Hotel comprises of the Island Café & Tapas Bar, as well as twenty five individually themed suites of the highest standard. The Amani Spa offers the ultimate escape for pure self-indulgence. The Turbine Water Club offers al fresco dining from our deli, oysters from our champagne bar and a wide variety of activities on both land and the Knysna lagoon. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Turbine Boutique Hotel and Spa

Address: 36 Sawtooth Lane | Thesen Islands, Knysna 6570, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Price Range: ₹ 9,438 - ₹ 19,328 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Turbine Boutique Hotel and Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 25
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#2 Spa Hotel in Knysna
#3 Business Hotel in Knysna
#6 Luxury Hotel in Knysna
#8 Family Hotel in Knysna
#9 Romantic Hotel in Knysna
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Try and get a lagoon facing room”
Prachinanda, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Book a dinner at IslandCafe andhaddrinks at Gastro Pub”
JPATCapeTown, 5 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Sirocco restaurant is a two minute stroll from this hotel and was lovely”
JoeyEnglish, 27 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Room 201 (2nd floor) - great view of the pool + canal + furnished balcony. Also the bath-tub was positioned to catch the sunset!”
lindadM3044WU, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“If you can ask for room 201”
Rosselli2016, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
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