Turbine Hotel and Spa

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Overview of Turbine Hotel and Spa

Turbine Hotel and Spa

5.0 star property
Luxury hotel in Knysna with 3 restaurants and spa

9.0/10 Superb

146 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
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TH 36 Sawtooth Lane, Thesen Islands, Knysna, Western Cape, 6570
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Marina
  • Near the beach
  • 3 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Steam room
  • Pool bar
  • Room service
  • 2 coffee shops/cafes
  • Babysitting
  • 24-hour business center
For families
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Playground on site
  • Kitchenette
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided

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About this area

Getting around

  • Plettenberg Bay (PBZ) - 34 min drive
  • George (GRJ) - 38.3 miles/61.7 km
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Turbine Hotel and Spa

A great choice for a stay in Knysna, Turbine Hotel and Spa features a marina and offers an airport shuttle (available on request) for ZAR 650 per person. Guests can grab a bite to eat at one of the 3 restaurants and visit the spa to be pampered with deep-tissue massages, aromatherapy, or hydrotherapy. Other highlights at this luxurious hotel include an outdoor pool, a poolside bar, and a steam room. The helpful staff and bar get good marks from fellow travelers.

Languages

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/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in 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 sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 26 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

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

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*

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • No onsite parking

Transfers

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

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • 3 restaurants
  • 2 coffee shops
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Playground
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Children's menu

What to do

  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Fishing
  • Beach nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golf lessons nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Water skiing nearby

Working away

  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting room
  • Conference center

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Bicycle rentals

Facilities

  • 2 buildings/towers
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Piano
  • An outdoor pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Marina
  • Steam room

Accessibility

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

Languages

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

Room amenities

Be entertained

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

Home comfort

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

Sleep well

  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Individually decorated

Freshen up

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

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.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

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

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Rollaway beds are available for ZAR 1000 per night
  • Airport shuttle for children between the ages of 3 and 18 costs ZAR 650 (one-way)

Hygiene & cleanliness

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).

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

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

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

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Overall score and ratings

9.0

Superb

9.3/10

Cleanliness

8.9/10

Staff & service

8.8/10

Amenities

9.3/10

Property conditions & facilities

9.3/10

Eco-friendliness

10/10 Exceptional

Fabulous!!
We had a fabulous stay at the Turbine. Sadly it was only for one night but will definitely stay there again! Beautiful decor, beautiful views of the waterways, lovely and friendly staff. Food in the pub and at breakfast was delicious too
Stacey, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Myren, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A smile goes a long way.
We checked in earlier. The reception staff were so accommodating and friendly. They kept our baggage for us the morning prior to check-in. The friendliness and professionalism of the staff are world-class. What a pleasure to see happy faces all the time.
Christel, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

jj, 4-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Unique character, very pretty All rooms face the pool and the dining hall is at the pool... not much privacy for swimming
Gurveen, 2-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

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.
Gary, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Friendly staff, great food and great location
Logan, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

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!
John, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

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.
Tyler, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

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
Christelle, 1-night family trip
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