The Lofts Boutique Hotel in Knysna, Garden Route

The Lofts Boutique Hotel

Hotel at The Lofts @ The Boatshed, Long Street, Thesen Islands, Knysna, 6570, Garden Route, South Africa. Show on Map

About The Lofts Boutique 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!


Our accommodation consists of three luxury lagoon suites, seven luxury loft rooms and five luxury self-catering suites which all have the following:

• Beds (twins or king size)
• En-suite bathrooms
• Crisp white cotton bed linen
• Under-floor heating, fans and air conditioning
• Satellite TV including sport and movie channels
• Telephone
• Hairdryers
• Tea and coffee making facilities
• Luxury linen and bathroom amenities
• Personal digital safes
• Rooms are non-smoking but smoking is allowed on decks
• Children by arrangement
• Free wifi
• Secure undercover parking

Furnished with thoughtful touches guests enjoy an innovative ambience providing a unique experience. A swimming pool and martini bar lounge, beauty spa and specialised shopping on the water's edge of the Knysna Lagoon.

Sip a cocktail by the pool, pamper yourself with a relaxing massage, or take a sunset sail on the Knysna lagoon while dining on oysters.

Breakfast and lunch are available at our partnered bread café île de pain or close by situated restaurants on Thesen Islands, where you are invited to experience the relaxed sophisticated unique atmosphere of island living.

Stroll to the Waterfront with its bustling shops, restaurants and marina or enjoy safe and secure shopping in The Boatshed and ample activities to enjoy at The Lofts Boutique Hotel.

Conference Venue

The Lofts offer the perfect setting for conference groups. The facilities on offer provide unique venues where delegates have the opportunity to focus on the matters at hand whilst being revitalised in a tranquil and scenic environment.

• Up to 45 delegates (seated only)
• Breakaway rooms
• Team building adventures
• Full conference equipment available
• Full-day, half-day and hourly conference packages available (incl. tea / coffee and lunch facilities)

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In Room / Unit

  • = in all rooms
  • = in some rooms
  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Air-conditioning
  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Beach towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Children: cot, highchair, etc.
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Desk
  • Fan(s)
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • International plug point(s)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Kitchenette (semi-equipped)
  • Mini- / courtesy bar
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: allowed
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Telephone (direct dial)
  • Television (with M-Net)
  • Television (with satellite)
  • Underfloor heating

On Site

  • Air-conditioning
  • Business facilities
  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Childcare / babysitting service
  • Concierge
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Guest lounge with TV
  • Gym / fitness centre
  • Health spa
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Jacuzzi
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (undercover)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Safe deposit box (reception)
  • Security (alarm system)
  • Security (guard)
  • Smoking: in demarcated areas
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool
  • Wake up calls


  • Audio-visual equipment
  • Breakaway area(s)
  • Business services
  • Catering (in-house)
  • Co-ordinator (in-house)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Parking
  • Standard conf. equipment

Food & Drink

  • Bar (honesty bar)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee


  • Airport transfers
  • Other transfers available

Accreditations (as claimed by The Lofts Boutique Hotel)

AA Quality Assured Accommodation Associate

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Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -34.04798399966667
Longitude: 23.046782999666668

Closest airport(s)
George Airport - 71.5km
Port Elizabeth Airport - 274km

Children policy
We regret no children under the age of 2.

Check-in/out times
Check-in from 14h00 to 19h00
Check-out by 10h00

Exceptions to check-in/out times may be arranged with Hotel reservations during business hours, please enquire.

Listed on
February 2008 - 1 Review

Travellers' Reviews

I enjoyed my stay at the Lofts Hotel and the staff are extrememly kind and helpful. Great views and great environment. The only negatives I had was: 1. No...

MS Patel, Cape Town Travellers' Rating

Very Good

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