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    The Turbine Boutique Hotel and Spa

    36 Sawtooth Lane | Thesen Islands, Knysna 6570, South Africa
    011 27 44 302 5746
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    Overview
    • Excellent65%
    • Very good25%
    • Average6%
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    “power station” (95 reviews)
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    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Air Conditioning
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    5.0 Star Hotel
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    Reviewed 4 July 2017

    As we drove over the spillway we were taken with Thesen Island, which is a pretty little suburb of Ksynsa, a beautiful place. Then we found our hotel, The Turbine, and couldn't believe our luck. The hotel was built around the machinery and works of...More

    Thank Elsie J
    Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

    3 nights. Hospitality unlimited. Spotlessly clean, wonderful double shower, very comfortable bed. Expresso in bed is a treat! Great same day laundry service I used the Spa and had the best pedicure! Highly recommend a stay. Lots of shops/restaurants within walking distance. ❤️

    Thank jayned225
    Reviewed 20 June 2017

    We only stayed in this hotel one night but it was fantastic and I would highly recommend! We were upgraded to the honeymoon suite with balcony which made the stay extra special. It is a beautiful hotel with very friendly staff. Lots of places to...More

    Thank joannaburke9
    Reviewed 29 May 2017

    The Turbine Hotel and Spa is one of those gems that contribute to the rather unique South African tourist experience. It offers something very interesting and different. Historical context, design brilliance, comfort and style is coupled with notable staff training and generous hospitality.

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    Thank francoisv430
    Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

    The hotel is in a old turbine building, completely renovated. Signs and items from the history are well integrated into a modern and cozy surrounding. The staff is extremely kind and professional, everybody with a smile. The food is also great and Knysna is really...More

    Thank ElisaBolzano
    Response from Chris S, General Manager at The Turbine Boutique Hotel and SpaResponded 26 May 2017

    Dear Elisa Bolzano Thank you for your kind words and positive feedback on the renovated Turbine Power station to a Boutique Hotel, the kind and professional staff, the great food and the lovely Town of Knysna. We value your patronage. Yours in service, Chris Schutte...More

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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Pool
    • Room Service
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Breakfast included
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Room Service
    • Breakfast included
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Laundry Service
    • Concierge
    • Business Centre with Internet Access
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Conference Facilities
    • Breakfast Available
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Refrigerator in room
    • Minibar
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$171 - US$301 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Hotel Style
    • #2 Spa Hotel in Knysna
    • #3 Business Hotel in Knysna
    • #5 Luxury Hotel in Knysna
    • #8 Family Hotel in Knysna
    • #9 Romantic Hotel in Knysna
    • Room types
    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 26
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    • Location
    • South Africa >
    • Western Cape >
    • Knysna
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    Room & Suite (69)
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    Hotel & Grounds (215)
    Bathroom (9)
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    Family and Play Areas (1)
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    RubinVanNiekerk
    24 August 2017|
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    Response from Chris S | Property representative |
    Hi, yes we have additional blankets, additional heaters as well as hot bead bags for the beds. Not as cold as the weather forecast says.
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