Turbine Hotel and Spa

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Overview of Turbine Hotel and Spa

Turbine Hotel and Spa

5.0 star property

4.5/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.7/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Kitchen
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TH 36 Sawtooth Lane, Thesen Islands, Knysna, Western Cape, 6570

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationKnysna Lagoon2 min walk
  • Popular LocationKnysna Quays14 min walk
  • Popular LocationPledge Nature Reserve14 min drive
  • AirportPlettenberg Bay (PBZ)34 min drive

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About this area

Knysna

Turbine Hotel and Spa is located on a lake and in an area with good shopping. Knysna Quays and Knysna Golf Club are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Cape Floral Region Protected Areas and Garden Route National Park. Discover the area's water adventures with waterskiing and windsurfing nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with hiking/biking trails and mountain biking.

What's nearby

  • Knysna Lagoon - 2 min walk
  • Knysna Quays - 14 min walk
  • Pledge Nature Reserve - 14 min drive
  • Bollard Bay - 19 min drive
  • Featherbed Nature Reserve - 26 min drive

Getting around

  • Plettenberg Bay (PBZ) - 34 min drive

Restaurants

  • Quay Four - 2 min walk
  • Ile de Pain - 3 min walk
  • Rib & Rump - 11 min walk
  • Freshline Fisheries - 11 min walk
  • 34 South - 13 min walk

About this property

Turbine Hotel and Spa

Family-friendly hotel with 3 restaurants and marina
Along with 3 restaurants, this smoke-free hotel has a marina and a full-service spa. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, an outdoor pool, a bar/lounge and a poolside bar are on-site.
Turbine Hotel and Spa offers 26 air-conditioned accommodations with DVD players and minibars. Each accommodation is individually decorated. Beds feature premium bedding. 32-inch LCD televisions come with premium satellite channels. Accommodation at this 5-star hotel has kitchenettes with fridges and espresso makers. Bathrooms include a separate bath and shower, bathrobes, slippers and complimentary toiletries.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, safes and telephones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and a hairdryer. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis. Amenities available on request include an iron/ironing board.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool and a steam room.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa, Amani Spa. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, Swedish massages and facials. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy, hydrotherapy and reflexology.

Languages spoken

Afrikaans, Dutch, English, French, Xhosa, Zulu

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Ecolab (third-party expert - Global)

Check-in

Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • No on-site parking available
  • Return airport shuttle (surcharge) from 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Airport shuttle at scheduled times, on request

Food and drink

  • 3 restaurants and 2 coffee shops
  • 1 poolside bar and 1 bar
  • Room service available

Restaurants on site

  • The Tapas Bar
  • The Island Cafe
  • Col Cacchio Pizzeria

Things to do

  • Bike rentals
  • Boat tours
  • Fishing
  • Full-service spa
  • Kayaking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Playground
  • Sailing
  • Steam room

Family friendly

  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • DVD player
  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Playground
  • Fridge
  • Snack bar/deli

Conveniences

  • Lift
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Front-desk safe
  • Library

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service

Business services

  • 24-hour business centre
  • Conference centre
  • A meeting room

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Marina on site
  • Terrace

Spa

  • Aromatherapy
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Detox wraps
  • Facials
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Massage - prenatal
  • Massage - Swedish
  • Reflexology

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Dressing gowns
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bath and shower
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • DVD player
  • Premium channels
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Espresso maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Kitchenette
  • Minibar
  • Fridge

More

  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Individually decorated
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Turndown service

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Check-in

Check-in from 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for ZAR 1000 per night.

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: ZAR 650 per person (one-way)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: ZAR 650 (one-way), (from 3 to 18 years old)
  • Rollaway bed fee: ZAR 1000 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No on-site parking is available
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

National rating

Quality graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organisation.

Property is also known as

Turbine Hotel
Turbine Hotel Knysna
Turbine Knysna
Turbine Hotel Spa
Turbine Hotel and Spa Hotel
Turbine Hotel and Spa Knysna
Turbine Hotel and Spa Hotel Knysna

Overall score and ratings

4.5

Wonderful

Rating 5 - Excellent. 90 out of 141 reviews
5 - Excellent 64%
Rating 4 - Good. 40 out of 141 reviews
4 - Good 28%
Rating 3 - Okay. 8 out of 141 reviews
3 - Okay 6%
Rating 2 - Poor. 3 out of 141 reviews
2 - Poor 2%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 141 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

4.7/5

Cleanliness

4.5/5

Staff & service

4.4/5

Amenities

4.7/5

Property conditions & facilities

4.7/5

Eco-friendliness

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Unique character, very pretty All rooms face the pool and the dining hall is at the pool... not much privacy for swimming
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Special experience
This is a wonderful boutique hotel, that has done an amazing job preserving so much of the original power station equipment throughout the hotel. The history of the power station & Thesen Island make for a memorable stay. The staff are all incredibly friendly & helpful.
Stayed 4 nights in Sep 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Friendly staff, great food and great location
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
The perfect venue for a weekend away
An amazing weekend away experience characterised by excellent customer service and awesome breakfasts. The furnishings and fittings, including the artefacts, are amazing, and indicative of the detailed interior design!
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Excellent stay in Knysna
Great stay overall, and great value for the price. Location was excellent. The room was nice. Breakfast was very good. The staff was incredibly friendly.
Stayed 1 night in May 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Wonderful stay
Had a lovely stay, and would like to stay there again. Beautiful view and very conveniently situated. Everything was perfectly clean and excellent breakfast. Friendly and professional staff throughout the hotel. Plenty and safe on site parking. People with mobility issues just need to check that they are on ground floor as there are stairs to negotiate. Lovely in-room amenities, appreciated the espresso maker and quality toiletries
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2021

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Very noisy pool area close to rooms, badly laid out dining area that breakfast table blocked entrance to hotel rooms.
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Amazing value for money
Amazing value for money. Had a wonderful stay. Great food as well ! Special thanks to the breakfast Ladies and the Gastro Pub waiter.
Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Gem of Knysna
Very friendly staff,with very modernized rooms. Great service, exceptional food and over all great a stay. Would surly recommend!
Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2020

4/5 Good

Stayed 1 night in Nov 2020