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The Lofts Boutique Hotel

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Wetherby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was great to see The Lofts back up & running and I look froward to visiting again soon . the self catering units will be ideal for the next group - 16 guys so once i have dates I'll be in touch to make the reservation. The open plan design of the suites is great but not ideal for...

Thank Neil M
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Hotel was in the middle of some major construction when we arrived. Nevertheless we have never been bothered with any noise or else from the construction. The staff was very nice and helpful with planning. The room was a absolut Highlight! We loved it and wanted to stay inside the whole time. We had a fabulous view on the...

Thank la_lea17
Zoeterwoude, The Netherlands
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Lofts is a nice hotel on a perfect location in Knysna with beautiful views on the lagoon. The people working there are very nice to help you with everything. The room we had was really beautiful as well.

Thank 90irenev
TheLofts-Carla, Manager at The Lofts Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Hi 90irenev, Thank you for taking the time to write a review for The Lofts. It is always nice to receive a lovely review like yours. Our team pride themselves on their service and hearing that it is noticed and appreciated is wonderful. We hope to welcome you back soon, The Lofts Boutique Hotel Team

Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location Very friendly and helpful staff. Bent over backwards to ensure our stay was a pleasure. If you like charm and sophistication this should tick the box. Breakfast is not in the hotel but just outside. finishes at 11am. just beware you may have to wait a while to be seated.

Thank A3223KGsallyh
TheLofts-Carla, Manager at The Lofts Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Hi A3223KGsallyh, Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review. Our team takes a lot of pride in their work and receiving great feedback from our guests is like music to our ears. We cannot wait to welcome you back in the near future. Have a wonderful day, The Lofts Boutique Hotel Team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at a tower's lagoon suite for 2 nights which are memorable. Spacious, stylish, sophisticated and at the same time cool and relaxing atmosphere. Amazing location with superb views of the lagoon, actually on the beach. You will not want to leave your room.....,amazing!!!

Thank Ifigen
TheLofts-Carla, Manager at The Lofts Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Ifigen, Wow, what a great review! Thanks so much for taking the time to write this for us. We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Have a wonderful day, Carla

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an excellent hotel in a very good location on Thesen Island. The hotel is new and well presented. The staff were very helpful, assisting us with various day trips in Knysna. We would definitely stay here again.

Thank Christopher D
TheLofts-Carla, Manager at The Lofts Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Christopher D, Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review. It was an absolute pleasure having you stay with us. Our team takes so much pride in their work and hearing that our guests appreciate it is music to our ears. We look forward in welcoming you back in the near future. Have a wonderful day,...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had three nights in Knysa, traveling with another couple. We booked a loft apartment to stay in. First impressions weren't good when we arrived as the road was semi-permanently closed due to building works and we had to work out how to find access to the hotel. We eventually found it - and the lobby area is pretty cool...

Thank SamQ_Oz
TheLofts-Carla, Manager at The Lofts Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Hi SamQ_Oz, Thanks for taking the time to write your review. We appreciate the feedback, without it we will not be able to improve. On the note of the construction - temporary directions were sent to all our guests to ensure they find the new entrance easily. I do however have to mention that it would have been nice if...

Oudtshoorn, South Africa
Reviewed 31 October 2016

What a beautiful stunning hotel with the most spacious rooms. This 4 star boutique hotel has it all. This hotel has just had a remake over. Friendly staff and owner managed with hands on. This hotel is close to all restaurants. Rooms have amazing lake views. I really could not fault this hotel at all. As a travel agent I...

Thank Oudtshoorn1
TheLofts-Carla, Manager at The Lofts Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Oudtshoorn1, Thank you for writing this beautiful review for The Lofts. It really is an honor to be put on your list of one of the best hotels in Knysna. It is definitely not a bad title to wear. Thank you for your feedback given to us. We enjoyed having you stay with us and hope to welcome you...

Reviewed 8 November 2015

This was our second visit, this time with friends. Great view. Good security. Had a lovely time. Rooms were well prepared with working aircons in all rooms. Close to restaurants and situated in the lovely harbour. Appreciated the washing machine available, but working instructions were unclear. A bit pricy and low on coffee/tea etc.

Thank Gerrie007
Carlaandherpugs, Manager at The Lofts Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Gerrie007, Thank you for writing this review for The Lofts. I am just unsure if it is meant for us as you mentioned you stayed here in August 2015. In May 2015 the hotel had been damaged by an electrical fire. We have had to close our doors and will only reopen in September 2016. I must however add...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 4 July 2015

The Hotel has a view to die for. Logged right beside the waters, and made of wood and glass... lovely structure with views of boats and yachts moored beside. During high winds, the scene is totally out of Hollywood!

1Thank Zeddy30
Management response:

Dear Zeddy30, Thanks for the wonderful review! Your description is very unique and so true. We hope to welcome you back on your next visit to South Africa. Kind Regards, The Lofts Boutique Hotel Team

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Lofts Boutique Hotel is housed in the old Boatshed on Thesen Islands, Knysna. The refurbished building with its architectural design gives The Lofts Boutique Hotel an individuality which is also reflected in the difference in the Luxury Loft Rooms & Self catering apartments’ decor. Our accommodation consists of 3 lagoon suites with uninterrupted and breathtaking views of the lagoon, 7 luxury loft rooms and 5 luxury 2-bedroom suites all overlooking the beautiful architecture of Thesen Harbour Town. We also offer our guests a beautiful splash pool to laze around on sunny days & a martini bar lounge area where you can relax with a cup of coffee in the morning or enjoy a drink while watching the sun set in the afternoon.Our friendly service will spoil you and will make your stay memorable. Visit the privately owned spa and pamper yourself with luxurious treatments or stroll through The Boatshed and enjoy the unique shops open for you to experience or enjoy a superb meal at famous île de païn bread café, one of South Africa’s top ten restaurants.The location on the waters’ edge provides our guests with a tranquil relaxing experience. Here you will enjoy the serenity of an island, the magnificent views of the surrounding green hills and the power of nature expressed by the changing moods of the lagoon.The Lofts Boutique Hotel will be your most memorable escape to date! ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Lofts Boutique Hotel

Address: The Boatshed | Long Street, Thesen Harbour Town, Knysna 6570, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Price Range: £94 - £159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Lofts Boutique Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 15
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Also Known As:
Lofts Hotel Knysna
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#5 Spa Hotel in Knysna
#5 Family Hotel in Knysna
#7 Business Hotel in Knysna
#13 Romantic Hotel in Knysna
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“Book the Luxury Loft rooms with great views.”
 of 5 bubbles Oudtshoorn1, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Be very specific when reserving whether you want a lagoon view.”
 of 5 bubbles rweisfe, 22 Apr 2015 | Read review
“The suite with view over the lagoon”
 of 5 bubbles wilnaventer, 20 Apr 2015 | Read review
“There are a couple of double rooms with views over the lagoon, and the sunsets are worth waiting for!”
 of 5 bubbles MaureenE374, 14 Mar 2015 | Read review
“We had a 2 bedroom apartment 3A and we did not like it. Feels claustrophobic, with a view on the ugly parking. I was betting for some view of the lagoon, but forget it.”
 of 5 bubbles Blirola, 24 Feb 2015 | Read review
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