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“A lovely although eccentric place to stay.”

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The Lofts Boutique Hotel
Ranked #10 of 30 Hotels in Knysna
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 20 March 2009

Wonderful location and breakfasts at Ile de Pain delicious.

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Reviewed 14 March 2009

When you visit Knysna for a weekend you get a choice of either a guest house/B&B or somewhere like the Lofts. Financially they are about the same cost when there are two of you travelling.

What a choice, from the easy online reservation and help from the staff and warm welcome on arrival, we were very impressed. The building is beautiful even if it is tucked in between a lot of other similar Disney-esque properties on the island. The rooms are luxurious, copious, simple and elegant. We could have easily spent a week there.

Walking down to the deck and splash pool we were greeted with a stunning view of the sea, the beach and a great sunset which demanded many many shots taken.

A short walk across the bridge (leaving the car behind and presenting the opportunity to enjoy another great bottle of 2008 La Motte Sauvignon Blanc) and the Yacht Club has a great selection of restaurants. Check out 34 South for great seafood atmosphere but don't forget to call and reserve a table or you'll be eating sushi.

We had a peaceful night in a big comfortable bed and then breakfast with our hotel voucher in a great little local cafe, ile du pain.

If you're looking for luxury in a beautiful setting, the Lofts probably the best boutique hotel I've ever stayed in.

  • Stayed: March 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 March 2009

The Lofts are in a lovely position. The staff are very helpful and accomodating. Ile de pain for breakfast was worth the visit in its self. However I cannot say I felt completely comfortable with our 6 night stay. We had booked via an agent for 2 doubles and a single and were offered a double room and apartment, with a loft bedroom and seperate master double bedroom. We were warned apartment 1a would be open plan, which is fine, but we were confused about the layout - why have the main entrance of an apartment through the master bedroom, thus making ALL areas lack privacy. This seems especially daft as there are 2 seperate entrances into the kitchen/sitting area that could easily be utilised instead. An extra front door key for a 2 bedroom appartment also seems sensible. Another point - there are notices everywhere regarding saving water, but several bathrooms are without a shower - we ended up using the random shower in a public toilet next to our room! A little more thought in the design or execution of rooms would make a massive difference, and turn this from a just miss to a bullseye.

  • Stayed: February 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 February 2009

We stayed at the Lofts for 2 nights as part of our recent trip to SA. It's an ideal stop off point on the Garden Route and whilst the whole area was very quiet when we visited it was just perfect for 3 workaholics seeking to relax. The rooms were very clean, modern and extremely tastefully decorated. The views across the lagoon are amazing and whilst the pool/decking area is small we found we had it completely to ourselves. To be recommended is a visit to the Spa Tranquile adjoining the Lofts where a massage is a must. Staff friendly and helpful at booking taxis/restaurants. Would love to return with Mr Right for a romantic stay.

  • Stayed: February 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 10 February 2009

Just returned from a 3 week holdiay in SA and stayed at The Lofts for 4 nights. Excellent as usual - been there twice before. Lovely bedrooms/ bathrooms over the lagoon; service first class ( Rhoda is a great asset) and of course breakfast at Ile du Pain - what could be better. A little more outside space for sitting in the sun would make it perfect.

  • Stayed: January 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 8 February 2009

Absolutely brilliant! Stunning rooms, breathtaking view.
Unpretentious, We felt comfortable being ourselves.

If we didnt feel like eating at a fancy place, we were comfortable to just buy some take-out from spur,

It was really lovely, I didnt feel like i was living in a snooty place, and i would recommend it to anyone, well worth every cent...

Dr Sadhai

  • Stayed: December 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 February 2009

Wonderful place to stay for Honeymoon, very friendly staff, amazing views over Knysna Lagoon! Best holiday ever!

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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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Knysna
#5 Family Hotel in Knysna
#7 Business Hotel in Knysna
#9 Luxury Hotel in Knysna
#13 Romantic Hotel in Knysna
Price Range: £123 - £215 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Lofts Boutique Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
What better way to enjoy Knysna than a stay on an island, located not only in the heart of the Knysna Lagoon, but also in a Blue Flag Marina in the very centre of Knysna? Set within the remodelled timber frame of the old Knysna boatbuilding shed, the hotel rooms take one's breath away with their industrial refurbishment and design. This fresh, smart-casual approach is far from the ordinary, and caters well to every desire. Multiple room options are presented in various styles: Exclusive Lagoon Suites Luxury Loft Suites Luxury Units with Self-catering Facilities ... more   less 
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