The Lofts Boutique Hotel in Knysna, South Africa

Hidden away in the Boatshed, on Thesen Islands, right on the water’s edge, you will discover The Lofts Boutique Hotel.  The accommodation at The Lofts offers the discerning guest a combination of luxurious living and breathtaking views over the scenic Knysna Lagoon in beautiful en-suite rooms or in spacious self-catering suites. 

Francois talks about his family’s recent trip to THE LOFTS BOUTIQUE HOTEL

Klein Collection: How far is THE LOFTS BOUTIQUE HOTEL from Cape Town?

Francois: The Lofts Hotel is located on the exclusive Thesen Island in Knysna about 5 hours drive along the garden route from Cape Town.

Klein Collection: What made you decide to stay at THE LOFTS BOUTIQUE HOTEL?

Francois: I am a big fan of the Thesen Island development from a conceptual point of view and wanted to experience The Lofts myself since we (Klein Collection) have sent a few clients there already.

Klein Collection: What was your first impression of THE LOFTS BOUTIQUE HOTEL on arrival?

Francois: Well positioned with beautiful views of the ocean from the reception area’s lounge. I also thought the complimentary delicacy cakes at reception was a special touch – my two sons (6 and 3 years old) also thought so…

Klein Collection:What was the service like?

Francois: Staff were very friendly and hands-on service. They were also flexible around our late check out.

Klein Collection: Is it child friendly?

Francois: Yes, The Lofts Hotel caters for families and we stayed in a self-catering two-bedroom apartment which worked perfectly for our small family. The hotel’s location (being on Thesen Island) makes the environment very child friendly. We could relax while our kids were exploring the immediate surrounds.

Klein Collection: What activities are offered at THE LOFTS BOUTIQUE HOTEL?

Francois: The Lofts partnered with activity companies and caters for all local tours and experiences accordingly. There is a conference facility as well as bespoke spa and beauty salon on the premises.

We had breakfast at Il de Pain – bread, pastry and chocolate specialists. A must when you are at Thesen Island. If you are lucky (like we were) you will even meet one of the owners (Liezie Mulder and Markus Farbinger) still being very hands-on involved in the day to day operations and quality at this very special eatery. Great service as well.

Klein Collection: What was the food like?

Francois: The Lofts hotel does not offer restaurant facilities on site and outsources their breakfasts to surrounding restaurants (such as iL de Pain, The Turbine Hotel and others).

Klein Collection: What was the highlight of your stay at THE LOFTS BOUTIQUE HOTEL?

Francois: Quality accommodation, friendly service and fantastic breakfast at iL de Pain.

Klein Collection: What should potential visitors take note of?

Francois: Try to check in within normal business hours – then there will be a porter that can assist with luggage.

Unfortunately The Lofts Boutique Hotel is not suitable for physically challenged guests

Klein Collection: Who is THE LOFTS BOUTIQUE HOTEL ideal for (i.e. the type of client you would sell this product to)?

Francois: Ideal for groups traveling together – but still need privacy. Also all good value seekers.

Point out of 5
Service  4
Location  5
Food (il de Pain  5
Bedroom  4
Facilities  4
Décor  4
Attention to detail  4
Value for money  5

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