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The Turbine Boutique Hotel and Spa

  • Capacity: 52 people
  • Check-in: 14:00 to 19:00
    Check-out: 11:00
  • Address: TH 36 Sawtooth Lane, Thesen Islands, Knysna, 6570, Western Cape
  • All ages welcome
  • From R2 066 per night, for 2 ppl


One of South Africa’s most unusual hotels, The Turbine Boutique Hotel and Spa, situated on the Thesen Islands in Knysna, offers guests luxurious accommodation options, exceptional cuisine and stunning panoramas. The Turbine Boutique Hotel and Spa was an ambitious project which transformed an old power station into a unique boutique hotel, all the old power station machinery has been lovingly restored and forms an integral part of the hotel’s aesthetics. Boasting world class facilities, the hotel is an excellent destination for dining, downtime, weddings and getting down to business.

Its accommodation comprises 26 rooms and suites; a choice of 17 standard rooms, 6 luxury rooms, a honeymoon suite, and 2 self-catering suites namely the Lagoon Suite and the recently added Canal Suite. Each of the rooms provide luxurious amenities such as a flat-screen TV, Wi-Fi, a fully stocked mini-bar, and a tea and coffee station.

Popular with locals as well as holidaymakers and hotel guests, the 90-seater Island Café, overlooking the canal features a terrace and pool deck for al fresco dining and an impressive local and coastal wine list, and the Gastro Pub welcomes and entices patrons with its delicious gastro pub-style fare, craft beer and cocktails.

For business visitors, the hotel provides excellent conference facilities; there are 2 conference rooms, the Boiler Room and the Yellowwood Room, which can each host 20 delegates around tables, or up to 40 if seats are set out cinema-style and free Wi-Fi.

It is also a superb wedding venue; exchange vows in the courtyard or the Island Café, against the magnificent backdrop of the Knysna Lagoon; have the reception in the Island Café and spill out onto the lawn and pool deck; enjoy a couple’s massage in the Spa and spend a night in the romantic honeymoon suite. The Turbine Spa, one of the finest on the Garden Route, is a blissful sanctuary for the ultimate in pampering and offers guests a wide variety of relaxing treatments from massages to facials. Art lovers can admire or buy the paintings on display in the foyer and courtyard, provided by the Knysna Fine Art Gallery.

The hotel’s own adventure centre, the Turbine Water Club, arranges a variety of water and land-based activities such as lagoon cruises, forest walks, city tours and bicycle hire,. providing guests with the best Knysna water-based activities, including pontoon cruises, fishing charters, whale watching and kayak hire, as well as adventures on land with guided forest tours and bicycle hire.


Swimming Pool
Free Wifi
Conferencing Facilities


  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Bar
  • Airport Transfers By Arrangement
  • Babysitting By Arrangement
  • Beauty Clinic
  • Spa Treatments
  • Swimming Pool
  • Concierge
  • Guest Lounge
  • Laundry Service
  • No Smoking Indoors
  • Malaria Free
  • Massage And Beauty Therapy
  • Restaurant On Premises
  • Personal Safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Serviced Daily
  • Wine Cellar
  • Free Wifi
  • Conferencing Facilities
  • WiFi

Activities Onsite

  • Fishing
  • Cycling
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming

Activities Nearby

  • Fishing
  • Bass Fishing
  • Bird Watching
  • Wine Tasting
  • Cycling
  • Guided Walk
  • Swimming

Languages Spoken

  • Afrikaans
  • English

Meal Types Offered

  • Room Service
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Dinner By Arrangement
  • Lunch

Conferencing Facilities

  • Air Conditioned
  • Data Projector
  • Flip Charts
  • Whiteboards
  • Notebook Projector
  • Office Facilities
  • Internet
  • Venue Up To 20 Delegates

Parking Facilities

  • Covered Parking
  • Off Street Parking

Payments Accepted Onsite

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Cash
  • Electronic Bank Transfer

Review Summary

5 out of 5from 1 review The Turbine Boutique Hotel and Spa
Value for money


  • TH 36 Sawtooth Lane, Thesen Islands, Knysna, 6570, Western Cape
  • Guests think The Turbine Boutique Hotel and Spa is in an excellent location
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From R2 066
per night, for 2 ppl
From R2 066
per night, for 2 ppl
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  • Capacity: 52 people
  • Check-in: 14:00 to 19:00
    Check-out: 11:00
  • Address: TH 36 Sawtooth Lane, Thesen Islands, Knysna, 6570, Western Cape
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