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Located at the tip of picturesque Thesen Island, The Lofts Boutique Hotel offers uniquely themed accommodations and an outdoor splash pool overlooking the Knysna Lagoon. Free private, covered parking is available on site.

Once the site of an industrial boat-building shed, The Lofts Boutique Hotel marries history and modern design and offers contemporary designed rooms, decorated with exposed wooden beams. Some rooms have exquisite views of the Knysna Lagoon (suites) others have large sunny private balconies (standard double room) or self-catering facilities (apartments). All the rooms are equipped with 4-star amenities including satellite TV, tea/coffee maker and extra-long beds.

A breakfast voucher for a choice of 2 restaurants (including famous bakery, Ile de pain) is included for our standard double room & lagoon suites. A large atrium with comfortable lounge areas and a service bar is open for guests to relax, work, eat & play. This area opens up onto the splash pool & terrace with a beautiful view of the Knysna lagoon and surrounding green hills.

At Le Spa Tranquill, guests can enjoy treatments ranging from shower scrubs to hot stone therapy. The pool deck is almost all surrounded by the lagoon and offers a great way of digesting a day of spa treatments.

Knysna Golf Club is less than 15 minutes of driving from the hotel. Thesen Harbor Town & the Knysna Waterfront with its bars and restaurants are within 0.6 mi.

Please Note: Due to our hotels 'boutique nature', each room has a unique layout & décor & not all rooms have lagoon views - to book a room with a lagoon view please select the 'suite'

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.7 for a two-person trip.

The Lofts Boutique Hotel has been welcoming guests since Jul 28, 2009

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.7)

Want a great night's sleep? This hotel was highly-rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast Info


Free private parking available at the hotel


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Room Type
Bedroom 1::
1 king bed
Bedroom 2::
2 twin beds
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Closest beach
  • Bollard Bay Beach

    8.8 Excellent beach
    1.2 miles from property
Property questions and answers
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  • Hi there We are a family of 4. Do you have a family suite, or adjacent rooms with connecting door?
    Hi, Thank you for your enquiry at The Lofts Boutique Hotel. Yes, we do have an Apartment that can accommodate you. Kind regards The Lofts Team
    Answered on June 25, 2022
  • is there a heated pool
    Hi there, Thank you for your enquiry. Our pool is not heated. Have a wonderful day The Lofts Team
    Answered on May 27, 2022
  • Hi, is there free parking for all guests?
    Hi Thanks for your enquiry at The Lofts Boutique Hotel. Yes, we do have free parking for our Guest. Kind Regard The Lofts Team
    Answered on May 17, 2022
  • Hi. We are traveling with our 3 young boys ( 12,10, 8). Are you able to accommodate us ?
    Hi, Thank you for your enquiry at The Lofts Boutique Hotel. Yes, we do have 2 bedrooms self-catering apartment that can accommodate you. Kind regard..
    Answered on December 26, 2021
  • is there washing machine in the apartment?
    Good morning Thank you for your query, we do not have washing machines in the apartments, we are using an external laundry for guest laundry. Thank..
    Answered on June 19, 2022
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Hotel area info *
1 Restaurant On Site

    The Boatshed Cafe

    Open for: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch

Amenities of The Lofts Boutique Hotel
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Extra long beds (> 6.5 ft)
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Temporary art galleries Off-site
  • Snorkeling Off-site Additional charge
  • Diving Off-site Additional charge
  • Cycling
  • Hiking Off-site Additional charge
  • Canoeing Additional charge
  • Fishing Off-site
  • Golf course (within 2 miles) Additional charge
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Satellite channels
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Fruit Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Secure parking
Front Desk Services
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Babysitting/Child services Additional charge
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
  • Shuttle service Additional charge
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Tile/Marble floor
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • Elevator
  • Family rooms
  • Airport shuttle Additional charge
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
Outdoor swimming pool
    Free! All pools are free of charge
  • Open all year
  • Plunge pool
  • Pool with view
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Full-body massage
  • Hand massage
  • Head massage
  • Couples' massage
  • Foot massage
  • Neck massage
  • Back massage
  • Spa/Wellness packages
  • Steam room
  • Spa facilities
  • Body scrub
  • Body treatments
  • Pedicure
  • Manicure
  • Makeup services
  • Waxing services
  • Facial treatments
  • Beauty services
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Massage Additional charge
  • Spa Additional charge
  • Sauna Additional charge
Languages Spoken
  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Xhosa

House rules

The Lofts Boutique Hotel takes special requests – add in the next step!


2:00 PM - 9:00 PM


7:00 AM - 10:00 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children over 2 are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

2 years old
Extra bed upon request
ZAR 805 per child, per night
Crib upon request
ZAR 250 per child, per night
3+ years
Extra bed upon request
ZAR 805 per person, per night

Prices for cribs and extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

No age restriction for check-in. (Only children 2 and up are allowed)


Pets are not allowed.

Maestro Visa American Express The Lofts Boutique Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note that only children over the age of 2 can be accommodated at the hotel.

A breakfast voucher is included in the rates for some room categories. Guests have a choice of 4 restaurants.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), make sure you're booking this property in accordance with the destination's local government guidelines, including (but not limited to) the purpose of travel and maximum group size.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary, and other relevant info on dates where such guidelines exist.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service hours.

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

Please inform The Lofts Boutique Hotel of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

Payment before arrival by bank transfer is required. The property will contact you after you book to provide instructions.

FAQs about The Lofts Boutique Hotel

  • The prices at The Lofts Boutique Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Room options at The Lofts Boutique Hotel include:

    • Apartment
    • Double

  • The Lofts Boutique Hotel is 0.8 miles from the center of Knysna.

  • Check-in at The Lofts Boutique Hotel is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • Guests staying at The Lofts Boutique Hotel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.1).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • À la carte

  • The Lofts Boutique Hotel has 1 restaurant:

    • The Boatshed Cafe

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to The Lofts Boutique Hotel by:

    • Car 1h 10min

  • The Lofts Boutique Hotel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Spa
    • Sauna
    • Massage
    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Snorkeling
    • Diving
    • Fishing
    • Canoeing
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Couples' massage
    • Beauty services
    • Spa/Wellness packages
    • Temporary art galleries
    • Hand massage
    • Facial treatments
    • Foot massage
    • Waxing services
    • Head massage
    • Makeup services
    • Back massage
    • Manicure
    • Full-body massage
    • Pedicure
    • Neck massage
    • Body treatments
    • Body scrub
    • Spa facilities
    • Steam room
    • Swimming pool