I came across this hotel when it was recommended by a local travel agent. The design is quite unusual, and I found it quite appealing. We had booked a suite, and the room was spacious and well designed, with nice views over the island.
We were only here for one night, and found the service to be excellent. When asking about local places to eat, a staff member immediately took us on foot to show us a few restaurants, which were within 5 minutes from the hotel. We had to leave quite early the next morning, as we had booked a tour, and although it was before the official start time for breakfast, we were told that they would prepare breakfast especially for us. Breakfast was amazing, and one of the best that we had during our trip.
Thesen Island itself is beautiful, and I would recommend it to people visiting Knysna.
- 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
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com, Booking.com, Hotelopia, Agoda and Odigeo so you can book your Turbine Hotel & Spa reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.