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Turbine Hotel & Spa

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were really looking forward to getting to Knysna for the oysters, but were absolutely blown away by the Turbine Hotel... In a converted factory, this hotel has kept as many original features as possible and mixed them with super contemporary and quirky furnishings (think The Sanderson hotel, London). It truly was the find of our stay, the staff were...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 3 nights at the Turbine. We really enjoyed the unique hotel that was originally a power plant. We stayed in 201 and 101 which are corner rooms with balconies that were spacious and comfortable. The area is beautiful and just off the N2. It was easy to visit many attractions and activities from the Turbine.

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Bern, Switzerland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really nice transformation of an old power station to a fabulous hotel. Nice rooms, stunning interior. Don't miss out the pizzeria next door! Some members of the staff were really friendly, others were anything but friendly. For example was a woman at the breakfast unable to find us on the guest list and almost yelled at us and claimed, that...

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at the hotel for a night last week cannot fault it. The concept of building the hotel around the turbines of a disused power station works really well; the industrial heritage of the building is nicely reflected in many different ways, right down to the metal napkin holders; and you can have dinner seated at a table in...

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is an interesting transformation of an power station where old machinery has been aesthetically restored and forms an integral part of the hotel’s decor. The reception and lounge has interesting colorful seating. The rooms are well equipped and comfortable with fancy bathrooms. The check-in was seamless and service was great. We also got a SPA and were happy...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for one night on our honeymoon, in the honeymoon suite. From check-in to check-out, everything was great (and not just because it was our honeymoon). The room was well-equipped, the hotel was well designed in all areas and the staff were friendly and courteous at all times.

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Cape Town
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It wasn't our first time in Knysna but definitely first time on Thesen Island. We absolutely loved it! Everything was just great during our two day stay there - from fantastic location through amazing decor of Turbine Hotel to a service with a smile. Nothing was too much trouble and we felt very welcome there. Rooms are specious and with...

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Mountain View, California, United States
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cute spot nestled on the island, easy walking distance to 'downtown'. If you're looking for unique accommodations with modern comforts, you can't beat it! Lovely restaurant, spa and pilates on-site as well!

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Chester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recently stayed at this hotel during a driving trip in South Africa. The design and layout was fantastically quirky. All built around the old workings of an old factory. The rooms were immaculate and the staff were very helpful. We ate at a locally recommended restaurant in the evening so I can't comment on the evening meals but the breakfast...

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Mossel Bay, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the moment I stepped into the foyer my experience was perfect! Chris Schutte and his team treat their guests like royalty and their professionalism and hospitality is truely exquisite. I presented a workshop and everything was managed perfectly. I didn't have to worry about any arrangements and every need was met even before I could think of it. The...

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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 

Additional Information about Turbine Hotel & Spa

Address: 36 Sawtooth Lane | Thesen Islands, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Price Range: $208 - $382 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Turbine Hotel & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 24
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Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Knysna
#6 Luxury Hotel in Knysna
#8 Family Hotel in Knysna
#9 Romantic Hotel in Knysna
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“Try and get a lagoon facing room”
Prachinanda, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Book a dinner at IslandCafe andhaddrinks at Gastro Pub”
JPATCapeTown, 5 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Sirocco restaurant is a two minute stroll from this hotel and was lovely”
JoeyEnglish, 27 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Room 201 (2nd floor) - great view of the pool + canal + furnished balcony. Also the bath-tub was positioned to catch the sunset!”
lindadM3044WU, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“If you can ask for room 201”
Rosselli2016, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
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