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Turbine Hotel and Spa

Lakefront hotel in Knysna with 3 restaurants and spa

  • Free WiFi
From
NZ$166

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9.2.Superb.
  • Had a lovely stay, and would like to stay there again. Beautiful view and very…

    Apr 5, 2021

  • Amazing value for money. Had a wonderful stay. Great food as well ! Special thanks to the…

    Dec 9, 2020

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 24 hours Gap period enforced between guest stays -
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Safe
Dining options
Walkable
Quiet
Convenient
  • Free WiFi
  • Pool
  • Airport transfer
  • Bathtub
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 26 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Marina
  • Near the beach
  • 3 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa

For families

  • Playground on site
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Kitchenette
  • Refrigerator
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom

What’s around

  • Thesen Island - 1 min walk
  • Cape Floral Region Protected Areas - 1 min walk
  • Knysna Lagoon - 2 min walk
  • Garden Route National Park - 9 min walk
  • Knysna Quays - 14 min walk
  • Pledge Nature Reserve - 26 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Standard Room
  • Luxury Room
  • Suite

Location

  • Thesen Island - 1 min walk
  • Cape Floral Region Protected Areas - 1 min walk
  • Knysna Lagoon - 2 min walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • Thesen Island - 1 min walk
  • Cape Floral Region Protected Areas - 1 min walk
  • Knysna Lagoon - 2 min walk
  • Garden Route National Park - 9 min walk
  • Knysna Quays - 14 min walk
  • Pledge Nature Reserve - 26 min walk
  • Knysna Golf Club - 3.5 mi / 5.7 km
  • Bollard Bay - 5 mi / 8 km
  • Eastern Head View Point - 5 mi / 8.1 km
  • Leisure Isle - 5.1 mi / 8.1 km
  • West Head View Point - 5.1 mi / 8.2 km

Getting around

  • Plettenberg Bay (PBZ) - 34 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 26 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-10:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • Babysitting/childcare*

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle from 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM*

Parking

  • No onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 3 restaurants
  • 2 coffee shops/cafés
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service (during limited hours)

Things to do

  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Fishing on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Playground on site
  • Sailing on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Working away

  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference space
  • One meeting room
  • Conference center

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Elevator
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

Languages Spoken

  • Afrikaans
  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • Xhosa
  • Zulu

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Espresso maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding

Things to enjoy

  • Individually decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

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

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenette
  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features

Spa

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.

Dining

The Tapas Bar - This tapas bar serves lunch and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

The Island Cafe - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required.

Col Cacchio Pizzeria - This theme restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available. Open daily.

Recreation

On Site

  • Marina on site
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Fishing on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Playground on site
  • Sailing on site

Nearby

  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Small print

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

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for ZAR 1000 per night

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 650 per person (one-way)

Airport shuttle for children between the ages of 3 and 18 costs ZAR 650 (one-way)

Policies

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 advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global).

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs

  • Yes, Turbine Hotel and Spa does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Turbine Hotel and Spa.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes, there are 3 onsite restaurants, featuring alfresco dining and Italian cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Ile de Pain (3-min walk), Rib & Rump (11-min walk), and Freshline Fisheries (11-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available from 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM on request. The charge is ZAR 650 per person one-way.
  • Have fun with onsite activities like kayaking, sailing, and fishing. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool. Turbine Hotel and Spa also has spa services and a garden.
9.2.Superb.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Gem of Knysna

    Very friendly staff,with very modernized rooms. Great service, exceptional food and over all great a stay. Would surly recommend!

    Chris, 3 night family trip, Dec 4, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    GREAT STAY !!

    Awesome and clean room and bathroom with nice bedding and linen. Towels can be better. Breakfast not what we expected for such a nice hotel.

    Tommie, 1 night trip, Oct 31, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    what a place for a stay

    A great stay with the best breakfast we ever had at a Hotel. service was great. only negative was the quality of the TV and the food at dinner. steak was killed and I were wrong in not sending it back. will see the Turbine again.

    Jurie, 2 night trip, Oct 26, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Heritage weekend break with friends.

    Nasheer, 3 night trip with friends, Sep 23, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Very unique, with lots of history that’s been turned in to a beautiful boutique hotel on the island, beautiful room, lovely staff that couldn’t do enough for you. Great spot for exploring the Knysna area. Nice bars and restaurant just a stroll away.

    2 night romance trip, Jan 14, 2020

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  • 6.0.Good

    Hotel is unique and interesting,rooms are modern and well planned . Food was good but ... big but ... service although cheerful was so slow and incompetent in the dining room . Gave up waiting for cooked breakfast order after an hour even after a prompt that we were still waiting ,another 20 minutes passed. Lots of staff around . We left to get on with our day . The island bar team on the other hand were on it with the drinks service and the food order. Reception staff were polite and efficient but could be more welcoming and interested to ask whether stay had been pleasant.

    3 night romance trip, Dec 18, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Unique, interesting, unique facility, by the water, fab staff, great location

    Bob, 3 night trip with friends, Oct 14, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Good location

    Good location acceptable breakfast.... generally good hotel

    abdulkarim, 5 night family trip, Aug 20, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Lovely setting. Friendly modern hotel .The whole area was beautiful and felt very safe.

    2 night trip, Jun 30, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Awesome

    Ronnie, 2 night romance trip, May 6, 2019

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