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    The Turbine Boutique Hotel and Spa

    36 Sawtooth Lane | Thesen Islands, Knysna 6570, South Africa
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    Dining (32)
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    Overview
    • Excellent65%
    • Very good25%
    • Average7%
    • Poor2%
    • Terrible1%
    Travellers talk about
    “power station” (87 reviews)
    “thesen island” (82 reviews)
    “power plant” (23 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Air Conditioning
    Pool
    Non-Smoking Hotel
    Restaurant
    Room Service
    Suites
    Bar/Lounge
    Concierge
    Spa
    Wheelchair access
    Business Centre
    Dry Cleaning
    Babysitting
    5.0 Star Hotel
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    Conrad Pezula
    805 reviews
    #5 of 30 hotels in Knysna
     
    Protea Hotel by Marriott Knysna Quays
    824 reviews
    #11 of 30 hotels in Knysna
     
    The Lofts Boutique Hotel
    339 reviews
    #13 of 30 hotels in Knysna
     
    Villa Afrikana Guest Suites
    730 reviews
    #1 of 30 hotels in Knysna
     
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    11 - 15 of 485 reviews

    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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    Reviewed 24 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

    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

    Reviewed 21 May 2017

    Always great stay. Feel welcome every time I return. Excellent location in Knysna. Friendly staff. Good rooms. Great menu. Only improvement I can recommend is bit higher water pressure. Will go back there next time again....More

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

    Dear Guest We appreciate your positive feedback. The team always look forward to positive feedback. Thank you for taking the time to mention the water pressure, our shower heads are energy saving and therefore the pressure is reduced from the main feed. We look forward...More

    Reviewed 21 May 2017

    Renovations everywhere and 10 waiters having a chat instead of providing a 5 star service. High price low service. When the hotel is in maintenance mode it needs to shut down or provide a heavy discount to keep high paying customers happy that don't get...More

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

    Dear Mr & Mrs Bohm, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are doing our annual grooming taking one half of the hotel out of order, I do apologise that we did not inform you prior to arrival. The waiters behavior...More

    Reviewed 20 May 2017

    The hotel is in a great location service could be a little sharper but overall OK. We stayed in room 104 which I read had some poor reviews but as the manager said in his response the building is the building. We hired a bicycle...More

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

    Dear Mr Gill Thank you for sharing your feedback during your stay with us, we can always improve on our journey in excellence. The Bicycle hired has been addressed and I apologise again for this inconvenience on the gears slipping. We look forward to welcoming...More

    Conrad Pezula
    805 reviews
    #5 of 30 hotels in Knysna
     
    Protea Hotel by Marriott Knysna Quays
    824 reviews
    #11 of 30 hotels in Knysna
     
    The Lofts Boutique Hotel
    339 reviews
    #13 of 30 hotels in Knysna
     
    Villa Afrikana Guest Suites
    730 reviews
    #1 of 30 hotels in Knysna
     
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Pool
    • Room Service
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Breakfast included
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Room Service
    • Breakfast included
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Business Centre with Internet Access
    • Laundry Service
    • Concierge
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Conference Facilities
    • Babysitting
    • Breakfast Available
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Refrigerator in room
    • Minibar
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$94 - US$469 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Hotel Style
    • #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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    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 25
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    • Location
    • South Africa >
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    • Knysna
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    Traveller (260)
    Room & Suite (58)
    Dining (32)
    Pool & Beach (9)
    Hotel & Grounds (169)
    Bathroom (4)
    Family and Play Areas (1)
    Business Centre & Event Rooms (1)
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    Room Tips
    "Get a corner room with views of water (lagoon)"
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    "Try and get a lagoon facing room"
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    "Book a dinner at IslandCafe andhaddrinks at Gastro Pub"
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    "Sirocco restaurant is a two minute stroll from this hotel and was lovely"
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