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Turbine Hotel & Spa

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#8 of 30 Hotels in Knysna
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Vinkeveen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a terrific stay at this hotel , people are very friendly most welcoming to the guests! The location, architecture of the building, rooms, breakfast, just everything! We were sorry to only be able to stay 1 night, but we will be back as we want to experience this for so much longer than just 1 night!

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Conway
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic hotel this is. A very warm welcome by the staff in a rebuild and decorated old electrical plant. This hotel is one of its own kind! 5 stars indeed . Beautiful rooms, lovely views, staff & services are outstanding. The restaurant is good and the food well prepared. But our friends, who are mojito- specialists, had their...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely stay, was a bit disappointed with the honeymoon suite as it wasn't as advertised since they have 2 honeymoon suites and the one is far superior to the other, however the hotel helped to make it a better stay.

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Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Turbine is located on Thesen Island and is in walking distance of the best restaurants, pubs and shops in the Garden Route. Overlooking the boat filled canals of Thesen Island, this hotel is the best base for embarking day trips in the Garden Route. Start your day with a superb breakfast, before setting off to Wilderness, Plett, Pezula, the...

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Lucerne, Switzerland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great location, cool and friendly staff, nice interiors. Safe parking place. Stylish. I would recommend this hotel to anybody. The Pizza place next door has the best Pizza - really awesome pizza - you need to try.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a great stay - staff are very good - made us feel very special. The sunset cruise was the highlight - the breakfast was great and the room was very comfortable The hotel is well positioned - should have stayed longer

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Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at the Turbine Hotel in mid December. The hotel is situated on the canals edge and most upper level rooms overlook these. The rooms are not overly large but contain everything that a guest could want including a coffe machine. Our room overlooked pool and canal, views of which could be enjoyed from the small balcony. We visited...

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The turbine is a great hotel. It's a real experience to stay there & really enjoyable. The staff are great, the breakfast spot on, and the rooms / hotel whilst untraditional are well worth a visit. It's a short walk into Knysna but more than adequate facilities exist nearby on the island. Id definitely go back.

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 12 December 2016

The Turbine is a quirky hotel as many have commented. it is an old power plant, and much of the old equipment has been incorporated into the hotel, resulting in a poor use of space. Our room was very small, although we did have a lovely view of the canal area. They had so many electronic gadgets about the room...

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Pullach
Reviewed 12 December 2016

We had a nice room overlooking the marina , but early in the morning you got all the noise of loud conversation and laughing from the staff preparing breakfast .in general not very friendly staff and no efficiency , not even listening what your needings are , somehow funny to watch but not as it should be for this quality...

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

Dear 562juergg Thank you for giving us your feedback and response. The noise off the staff in this tranquil setting early in the morning is not acceptable. The lack of friendliness of the staff, not efficient and not listening is very disappointing, please accept my sincere apology in this regard. I have addressed this with the team and will ensure...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
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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: $274 - $440 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Turbine Hotel & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 24
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#3 Business Hotel in Knysna
#8 Luxury Hotel in Knysna
#8 Family Hotel in Knysna
#9 Romantic Hotel in Knysna
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“Upper level offer lovely views.”
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“Ask for a room looking over the lagoon.”
 of 5 bubbles amyannenglish, 10 Dec 2016 | Read review
“They ignore requests,”
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