Accommodation rating: Superior
Situated on the island of Thesen, the Turbine Hotel Knysna is a unique boutique property developed from the old firewood power station on the island, in one of the most exclusive areas of Knysna. Linked to the Knysna lagoon by a series of waterways the hotel has kept many of the original features of the power station and incorporated them into the general theme of the hotel. There are 24 well appointed, individually decorated rooms with flat screen television, air conditioning, mini bar, DVD player, DVD library and either a balcony or garden.
The hotel's main restaurant, The Island Café, is situated in the old turbine room with seating arranged around the original turbines which are still in situ. The restaurant is a previous winner of the Diners Club Platinum Award for its wine list, while with views out across Knysna lagoon the Tapas Bar and Deck is ideally suited for sundowners with a selection of cocktails available. Other hotel facilities include a swimming pool, art gallery, and library with internet access, reception with concierge facilities and Amani Spa offering a wide range of treatments.
Please call 020 3813 2966 for more information or to make a booking.