Overview of The Turbine Boutique Hotel

Set on the edge of Thesen Island in Knysna, The Turbine is an old power station that has been lovingly transformed into nothing less than an upscale boutique hotel. All of the original machinery has been integrated into the design of the hotel to create a unique look and feel.

Enjoy an evening sundowner on the viewing deck or in the Tapas Bar although you might want to take your drink onto the hotel’s private pontoon boat, Turbine Trixie, and have a cruise around the lagoon. You may also like to indulge in a massage at the Turbine Spa or simply relax at the pool. Located at the heart of the famous Garden Route, this hotel is also central to an array of fantastic restaurants, wildlife excursions and outdoor adventures.

Rates

Competitive rates for unforgettable experiences
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Date Board Price
01/03/2024 - 06/04/2024 Bed & Breakfast £115
07/04/2024 - 30/09/2024 Bed & Breakfast £95
01/10/2024 - 15/12/2024 Bed & Breakfast £115

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Highlights & Activities

What's on offer whilst on this itinerary?
  • Located in Knysna on Thesen Island in Knysna Lagoon
  • Charming and quirky converted power station
  • Fantastic restaurant with fresh seafood - try Knysna's oysters!
  • Spacious, comfortable and well-appointed rooms
  • Walking distance from great restaurants
Biking

Biking

Boat excursions

Boat excursions

Day tours

Day tours

Fishing

Fishing

Kayaking

Kayaking

Kite surfing

Kite surfing

Restaurants within walking distance

Restaurants within walking distance

Whale watching

Whale watching

Rooms at The Turbine Boutique Hotel

Unwind and relax, in your own private luxury
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    Standard Room

    The Turbine Boutique Hotel has 24 rooms made up of 17 Standard Suites, six Luxury Suites, and a Honeymoon Suite.

    Each suite is individually decorated and has an en suite bathroom featuring a separate shower and bath. Other standard facilities include satellite television, Internet access, air conditioning, a tea-and-coffee station and a mini-bar.

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      Honeymoon Room

      The Honeymoon Suite has the same as above along with an ice-maker, extra lounge area, stand-alone bathtub, bidet and a luxurious double shower.

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        Luxury Room

        The Luxury Suites at The Turbine are larger than the Standard Suites as they include a bar area with stools, a microwave oven, flat-screen television and DVD player and a small library – some rooms also have a sleeper couch.

        General Facilities

        There are plenty of facilities at The Turbine Boutique Hotel. The Turbine Spa has a variety of treatments to choose from – massages, luxurious facials, manicures and pedicures, hydrotherapy treatments and tailor-made packages – but you can also just settle into the library with a good book, or relax on the pool deck overlooking the canal.

        The hotel has Internet access, a boutique, well-stocked wine cellar and an art gallery showcasing local talent.

        24-hour security

        24-hour security

        Babysitting service

        Babysitting service

        Bar

        Bar

        Bicycle rental

        Bicycle rental

        Computer facilities

        Computer facilities

        Laundry service

        Laundry service

        Library

        Library

        Restaurant

        Restaurant

        Room service

        Room service

        Secure parking

        Secure parking

        Spa

        Spa

        Swimming pool

        Swimming pool

        Dining

        The Turbine Boutique Hotel and Spa has two restaurants which are frequented by locals and guests alike.

        The Tapas Bar serves light meals for lunch and dinner while the Island Café offers an à la carte menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and boasts an award-winning wine list.

        Expert Opinion

        We know because we go
        Mary Keet

        Mary Keet

        Africa Safari Expert

        I can honestly say that this is the most unique hotel I have visited! The stylish integration of the old fittings of a former power plant into an impressionable boutique hotel - this is a must on any itinerary.

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