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The Turbine Boutique Hotel & Spa

Discover The Turbine Boutique Hotel & Spa

The 5* boutique Turbine Hotel and Spa is uniquely located on Thesen Island in Knysna, which is considered one of the most the prestigious locations on the Garden Route. This converted power station has been transformed into an individual luxury hotel with bags of personality as the original fixtures and machinery have been loving restored and form an integral part of the hotels design.

Take advantage of the pool deck which overlooks the canal and is ideal for meals, cocktails and sundowners, or indulge at the The Amani Spa which offers a wide variety of Spa treatments. The hotel offers 17 suites, 6 luxury suites, a honeymoon suite and the self-catering Water Club apartment. All suites have individual decor and art, and state of the art accessories. Some bedrooms have balconies and on the ground level, they have their own delightful garden.

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Expert View

  • Walking distance to trendy shops and restaurants on upscale Thesen Island
  • Playful and funky decor using vivid colours
  • Industrial architecture of turbines, steel pillars, pipes and bare bricks
  • Unique boutique hotel in a restored turbine power station

At a glance

  • 26 Rooms and Suites
  • All Ages
  • Open All Year
  • B&B
  • Scenic Icon Scenic

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INSIDER TIP

"Hire a kayak and explore anywhere on the Knysna lagoon, followed up by breakfast at Island Cafe overlooking the stunning Thesen Island canals."

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ACTIVITIES

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  • Cultural Experience Icon Cultural Experience
  • Canoeing Kayaking Icon Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Cycling Icon Cycling
  • Fishing Icon Fishing
  • Golf Icon Golf
  • Hiking Icon Hiking
  • Horseriding Icon Horse riding
  • Natural Wonders Icon Natural Wonders
  • Wellness Spa Icon Wellness/Spa
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TRIPS TO INSPIRE

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