The Lofts Boutique Hotel in Knysna, Garden Route
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  • Listed on since February 2008

The Lofts Boutique Hotel is a Knysna boutique hotel providing accommodation in 18 guest rooms for tourists visiting the Garden Route region.

About The Lofts Boutique Hotel

The Lofts Boutique Hotel is housed in the old Boatshed on Thesen Islands, Knysna. 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 7 lagoon suites with uninterrupted and breath-taking views of the lagoon, 5 luxury loft rooms and 6 luxury units with self-catering facilities all overlooking the beautiful architecture of Thesen Harbour Town.

We also offer our guests a splash pool and large sundeck to laze around on sunny days & The Lofts Atrium 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.


• Beds (twins or king size)
• En-suite bathrooms
• Crisp white cotton bed linen covering extra length beds
• 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 over the age of 2 welcome
• Free wifi
• Secure undercover parking

On Site Activities

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 restaurants.


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.

Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Air-conditioning
  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Beach towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Cleaning materials supplied
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Desk
  • Fan(s)
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Kitchenette (semi-equipped)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Television (with M-Net)
  • Television (with satellite)
  • Underfloor heating

On Site

  • Business facilities
  • Concierge
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Guest lounge with TV
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (off street)
  • Parking (undercover)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Safe deposit box (reception)
  • Security (alarm system)
  • Security (guard)
  • Smoking: in demarcated areas
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool


  • Audio-visual equipment
  • Bar
  • Catering (in-house)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Parking
  • Standard conf. equipment

Food & Drink

  • Bar (fully licenced)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee
  • Room service


  • Free Wi-Fi


  • Airport transfers
  • Other transfers available
fluentsome understanding

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Dutch
  • Xhosa

Rooms & Rates

Select your check-in and check-out dates to view availability and the rates applicable.

Exclusive Lagoon Rooms

Luxury double room with king size bed. Full views of the Knysna Lagoon.

Qty: 7
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 2-18 years are allowed

Luxury Loft Rooms

Luxury double room with king size or twin bed. North facing room with large balcony.

Qty: 5
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 2-18 years are allowed

Luxury Units Self-catering

Luxury 2-bedroom self-catering apartments. Each uniquely decorated inside an old refurbished boat shed.

Qty: 6
Sleeps: 4 guests (max 4 adults)
Children: from 2-18 years are allowed

Guest Reviews

3 Reviews from travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewvery good

Enjoyed my stay and the whole experience. Love the new deck and oil area as well.

December 2017

Marina Welihockyj (Johannesburg)

Verified reviewvery good

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 face cloths in the bathroom. 2. Toiletry Refills only happen every second day. 3. The low wooden beam acrosshead board side of bed is fairly dangerous.

July 2010

MS Patel (Cape Town)

Need to Know

Response timeThe Lofts Boutique Hotel typically responds to requests in 5-10 minutes.

Child policyWe regret no children under the age of 2.

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

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

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

Payment methods accepted by the propertyAmerican Express, Visa, Mastercard, EFT or secure online payment via

Listed on since February 2008

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