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Turbine Hotel & Spa

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We once stayed in a hotel in Lura , New South Wales which was a converted dairy where materials had been recycled in creative ways. The Turbine hotel has taken this to a new level. The old turbine building, which once supplied all of the electricity to the industrial complex on Thersen Island, has been converted to a very nice...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you can offered it, this is a really great place. The place was a power plant and turned into a 5 star hotel recently. The design of the reception area and the rooms is so different and beautiful. The breakfast is good but could be better. Staff are so friendly and you feel comfortable as you step inside the...

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England
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Room had view of roofs of other sheds, and A/ C units asked to move but shown a dark damp garden view as an alternative! There were others unoccupied next door but not the rooms offered to Booking.com customers! Nice bathroom with bath and shower.The Room Coffee machine leaked over electrics! Breakfast staff stood around talking to each other instead...

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Thank cthecliffs
Chris S, General Manager at Turbine Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear csthecliffs Thank you for your valued feedback and response. The Turbine hotel being a converted heritage building from power station to a quirky hotel means not one room is the same and every room has something unique to offer. We apologise that this room was not appreciated and that we were almost fully booked during your stay. All guests...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I visited this delightful place, the hotel's deco is so unusual, bright and peaceful, the staff are friendly and helpful, we enjoyed a spa package ... awesome. The surrounds are beautiful and so clean, the scenic vista is beautiful. Breakfast was delish and enjoyed all the different meals on offer. We hope to visit again sooner than...

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Winchester, UK
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The conversion of an old turbine power station into a modern hotel has been very cleverly done. The way the rooms & public spaces fit around the restored & polished old machinery & fittings is both fascinating, interesting & unique - loved the dials & gauges over the bar beer pulls! Our room was spotless & well designed, modern &...

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Thank CathyWinchesterUK
Chris S, General Manager at Turbine Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear CathyWinchesterUK Thank you for your valued feedback. The owners and team are always appreciative and grateful when this visual masterpiece is appreciated by guests. The development you are referring to has been around for 15 years and is called Thesen Islands and fully developed on the residential side. We are very disappointed to learn that your Island Cafe experience...

Germiston
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel, the location, is an absolute wow. We enjoyed every moment of our stay. Staff are friendly and helpful. The food was good. Over all presentation of the hotel was awesome. Very creative. We will recommend this hotel 100%. Stunning scenic views. An absolute must.

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Thank 99dinad
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this unique converted old sawmill, situated on the canals of Thesen Islands, prides itself on maintaining its boutique status. many of the old huge machines used in days-gone-by, are part of the interior décor and attracts keen interest from all visitors. The service is good; delicious food and a wonderful destination. close to all restaurants and shopping.

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Thank Ling D
Centurion
Reviewed 31 October 2016

The conservation of original turbine machinery and objects contributes certainly to the unique style of the hotel. We loved our stay. The rooms are beautifully furnished, with large and comfortable beds and very high quality duvets and linen. The only downside for me is that the toilet in the bathroom is not separated by a proper door, and since the...

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Thank Marion K
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Great corner room with balcony overlooking the canal . It lacks privacy and one can feel claustrophobic The decor of the hotel with turbines is original and interesting. The food is absolutly delicious.

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Knowle, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 October 2016

It was areal treat to stay in a great hotel , we had a room at the back over looking the canal and swimming pool. The Staff could not do enough of us, it was Jeans birthday, the team remembered and made a great fuss. Food in the restaurant was first class, a great menu , the service was great...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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 Turbine Hotel & Spa

Address: 36 Sawtooth Lane | Thesen Islands, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Price Range: $240 - $418 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Turbine Hotel & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 24
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Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Knysna
#6 Luxury Hotel in Knysna
#8 Family Hotel in Knysna
#9 Romantic Hotel in Knysna
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