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    The Lofts Boutique Hotel

    The Boatshed | Long Street, Thesen Harbour Town, Knysna 6570, South Africa
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    • Excellent58%
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    • Average9%
    • Poor2%
    • Terrible1%
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    “ile de pain” (45 reviews)
    “thesen island” (61 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Air Conditioning
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    Private Balcony
    4.0 Star Hotel
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    Reviewed 28 April 2015

    Most stunning holiday staying within a boatshed shell that has it's foundations in the Thesen Island dating back to 1922. From the friendly staff greeting us at the door, the complimentary champagne (Honeymoon), upstairs loft, massive rafters, beautiful bathrooms, the breakfasts at Il de Pain,...More

    Thank JoshReid
    Management response:Responded 5 August 2015

    Dear JoshReid, Thank you for taking the time to write an amazing review for The Lofts. We hope to welcome you and your wife back for your anniversary! Kind Regards, The Lofts Boutique Hotel Team

    Reviewed 23 April 2015

    The Lofts is a renovated building where boats were built. The hotel shares space with shops on the lower level. The superior rooms feature the old beams, a large bathroom, and a spacious outside balcony. Despite it being a busy weekend, the rooms were quiet...More

    Thank rweisfe
    Management response:Responded 26 April 2015

    Dear rweisfe, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I am disappointed to hear that you found that there was minimum service during your stay. Our reception is open from the morning at 7:00 until 21:00 and the team is always more...More

    Reviewed 20 April 2015

    We had a very enjoyable stay in the Loft Suite, very friendly staff. Honesty bar was a bit limited and felt that it was a bit pricey. The price quoted the night we arrived and price charged next morning on check out was also different...More

    Thank wilnaventer
    Management response:Responded 26 April 2015

    Dear Wilnaventer, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It is great to hear that you found the staff friendly and the rooms clean. This is very important for us. I am not sure why the price quoted is different from what...More

    Reviewed 20 April 2015

    We had an enjoyable stay at at a well kept Boutique Hotel on the Lagoon water's edge, within walking distance of the Knysna waterfront. We enjoyed being able to choose where we had our breakfast and recommend Ile de pain and the Island Cafe at...More

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    Thank olivermarnitz
    Management response:Responded 20 April 2015

    Dear OliverMarnitz, Thanks for writing your review for The Lofts. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us during the Easter weekend. I hope you took advantage of the Easter Egg tree? We hope to welcome you back again soon. Have a...More

    Reviewed 19 April 2015

    lagoon suites offer wonderful view onto the lagoon, especially for sunset (well worth the extra money),not all of them have balconies but big windows to the front that can be opened so not too much of a problem nice breakfast arrangement with ile de pain...More

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    Thank Michaela H
    Management response:Responded 20 April 2015

    Dear Michaela H, Thanks for writing a review for The Lofts. Staying in one of the lagoon suites is amazing. Waking up when it's high tide feeling like your on your own island is a unique feeling. The lagoon suites offer you a great escape...More

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    • Free Parking
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    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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    • USD 155 - USD 293 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Number of rooms
    • 18
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    • Knysna
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    "any room you choose will be great"
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    "Lagoon facing if available but it really does not matter!"
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    "As for room on the water"
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    "The loft rooms overlooks the lagoon and have amazing views."
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