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The Lofts Boutique Hotel
Ranked #14 of 30 Hotels in Knysna
Certificate of Excellence
Dublin, Ireland
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2007

Had a one night stay here in February - although i wish it had been a week! The rooms are very luxurious and large - our room actually had four seperate areas! The hotel itself does not have a restaurant but breakfast is served in a lovely cafe just around the corner. For dinner we went to a restaurant recommneded by the hotel called Lush which was about a five minute walk away - this was expensive for South Africa (ZAR600 for two people) but very inexpensive when you come from Dublin (€60!!) and the food was absolutely immaculate. I would heartily recommend The Lofts if you are in Knysna and don't forget the dinner in Lush!

  • Liked — excellent bedrooms
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed March 2007, travelled as a couple
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 December 2006

We stayed in Loft 1b, Classical Honeymoon Loft. This room was absolutely fabulous, it was large, well equiped, had a Lagoon View and a balcony to two sides. What really let it down was the fact that this particular room had no separate shower, only a hand held shower head in the bath. Hence, every time we showered the bathroom was flooded! This is the only reason we have rated this hotel as less than excellent.
Breakfasts are mainly taken at Ile de Pain, just a few yards away, an excellent French cafe that serve delicous cooked breakfasts, cakes and lunches. On Modays Ile de Pain is closed so breakfast is taken at Marios on the Quays. This is a 15 minute walk away. Again, the breakfasts are excellant (as are the Pizzas later in the day).
If you are staying here on Saturday book a table for dinner before you get there as nearly everywhere was fully booked during our visit.

  • Liked — Spaciousness
  • Disliked — Lack of separate shower
  • Tips/Secrets — Book a restaurant for Saturday night, Knysna is very busy at weekend.
  • Stayed November 2006, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 April 2006

Visited in March 2006. The Lofts is a former boatshed turned beautifully into boutique accommodation and shops. We stayed in a standard Loft room which was beautifully furnished in Moulin Rouge theme. Each room also has an equally beautiful balcony with 2 sun loungers from where we enjoyed views of the lagoon.

The Lofts are located centrally in Knysna on Thesen Island on the lagoon. Thesen Island presently has much development work on-going, however this has little impact on the Lofts. There are a number of restaurants within the development offering various cuisine and you can walk to the main harbour in about 7mins). As the development work completes this means increasing facilities (shops, restaurants etc) in the immediate area of the Lofts.

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Property: The Lofts Boutique Hotel
Address: The Boatshed | Long Street, Thesen Harbour Town, Knysna 6570, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Knysna
#5 Family Hotel in Knysna
#7 Business Hotel in Knysna
#12 Luxury Hotel in Knysna
#13 Romantic Hotel in Knysna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Lofts Boutique Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 15
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 
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