The eccentric Turbine Hotel and Spa in Knysna, South Africa

The Turbine Hotel and Spa is a boutique 5 star Hotel in Knysna which offers guests an extra special experience. This exceptional boutique hotel in Knysna is situated on Thesen Island which is considered one of the most prestigious locations on the Garden Route. The Turbine Hotel and Spa  transformed the old power station at Thesen Island into a unique 5 star boutique hotel huge wow factor. All the old machinery which was used in this power station has been carefully restored and integrated with the hotel’s aesthetics.

Francois visited the Turbine Hotel with his family recently and his experience.

KC: How far is THE TURBINE HOTEL from Cape Town?

Francois: The Turbine Hotel is located on the exclusive Thesen Island in Knysna about 5 hours drive along the Garden Route from Cape Town.

KC: What made you decide to stay at THE TURBINE HOTEL?

Francois: I have seen a few very good reviews of The Turbine Hotel and wanted to experience it for myself – ensuring that our clients’ expectations are met and or exceeded.

KC: What was your first impression of THE TURBINE HOTEL on arrival?

Francois: Artistic luxury with quirky sense of humor coming through as a theme throughout the hotel.

KC: What was the service like?

Francois: Very good service and attention to detail. The management is also very involved and visible.

KC: Is it child friendly?

Francois: Yes, The Turbine Hotel accommodates families with children. We stayed in one of the suites and they converted a sleeper couch into a second double bed for the kids in our bedroom.

KC: What activities are offered at THE TURBINE HOTEL?

Francois: The Turbine has great conference facilities, a private beauty spa, a restaurant, an oyster bar and also offers boat trips, paragliding and other experiences to their guests via their concierge service desk.

KC: What was the food like?

Francois: We had breakfast at The Turbine and we really enjoyed the salmon eggs benedict while the kids loved their cinnamon pancakes, fresh berries and syrup.

KC: What was the highlight of your stay at THE TURBINE HOTEL?

Francois: Historic building converted into a 5 star destination – where one discovers interesting features, facts and art pieces as you move throughout this special place.

KC: What should potential visitors take note of?

Francois: You will want to stay here for at least 2 nights – especially if you start participating in the activities on offer (fishing, sun set cruises, etc)

KC: Who is THE TURBINE HOTEL ideal for (i.e. the type of client you would sell this product to)?

Francois: To travellers for whom quality and services coupled with value for money are key elements. Perfect for company director breakaways as the hotel offers 24 separate rooms.

Point out of 5
Service  5
Location  5
Food  5
Bedroom  5
Facilities  5
Décor  5
Attention to detail  5
Value for money  5

Should THE TURBINE HOTEL sound like music to your ears, contact Klein Collection at to book your stay or complete the form below.

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