Turbine Hotel and Spa

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

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Turbine Hotel and Spa

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Premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, individually decorated
Tapas bar, al fresco dining

Overview of Turbine Hotel and Spa



Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Spa
  • Air conditioning
  • Airport transfer
  • Restaurant
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

Room options

Standard Room

  • 28 sq m
  • Canal view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed OR 2 Twin Beds

Luxury Room

  • 35 sq m
  • Canal view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 King Bed OR 2 Twin Beds


  • 58 sq m
  • Canal view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed

About this area

Getting around

  • Plettenberg Bay (PBZ) - 34 min drive
  • George (GRJ) - 59 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Seattle Coffee Company - 18 min walk
  • 34 South - 13 min walk
  • The Drydock Food Co - 14 min walk
  • Knysna Angling Club - 3 min drive
  • Caffe Mario - 14 min walk

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.


Afrikaans, Dutch, English, French, Xhosa, Zulu


Sustainability practices

Bicycle rentals
This information is provided by our partners.

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


  • 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


  • Babysitting*


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No onsite parking


  • 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


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


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


  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)

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


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


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.


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).


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

Frequently asked questions

Does Turbine Hotel and Spa offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Turbine Hotel and Spa does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Turbine Hotel and Spa?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Turbine Hotel and Spa?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Turbine Hotel and Spa?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Turbine Hotel and Spa?
Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Turbine Hotel and Spa.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Turbine Hotel and Spa?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available from 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM on request. The charge is ZAR 650 per person one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Turbine Hotel and Spa?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Turbine Hotel and Spa and nearby?
Have fun with onsite activities like kayaking, sailing, and fishing. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool. Turbine Hotel and Spa also has a steam room and spa services, as well as a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Turbine Hotel and Spa?
Yes, there are 3 onsite restaurants, featuring alfresco dining and Italian cuisine.
Does Turbine Hotel and Spa have self-catered rooms fitted with kitchens or kitchenettes?
Yes, a kitchenette is available in every room, and also includes a refrigerator and an espresso maker.
What's the area around Turbine Hotel and Spa like?
Turbine Hotel and Spa is a short 1-minute walk from Thesen Island and 14 minutes' walk from Knysna Quays.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Lovely spot, friendly staff and superb breakfast
John, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lesandra, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The staff were all good, but a special mention to the breakfast staff. They went above and beyond. Also the massage therapist Thembi and Stephanie.
Sumaya, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

R, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Hennie, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Luxury reflections of the past!
This is a wonderful place to stay when in Knysna! Fantastic views, and a very "different" feel to the public spaces in the hotel, with remnants of the old power station equipment abound in the hotel, but is uniquely balanced by some wonderful works of art! Staff were very friendly and helpful, though sometimes breakfast service was a little slow - but always worth waiting for! Also used the hotel spa, which was a fantastic experience, with very friendly and capable staff.
Jonathan, 3-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Terrible customer relations
Booked a single night for our wedding anniversary - upon our return after dinner there was not hot water available in our room. We reported it to reception- followed their instructions. An hour later there was still no hot water - reception sent 2 x ladies up to our room to check the water as if we are lying. Reception offered that we could use another room’s bathroom - but weren’t able to move is to an entire new room. We then decided to check out and find alternative accommodation as this is unacceptable. As I was halfway out the door already there miraculously became a room available - unfortunately by that time the whole evening was spoilt and we left. Issues arise - it is the manner that they are dealt with that makes the difference.
Meline, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Quality contemporary hotel with a warm welcome
Lovely contemporary hotel offering very spacious and comfortable rooms in a quiet setting. It has a very boutique feeling, with a warm and friendly welcome from all the staff. The breakfast was excellent, although the service a little on the slow side. The location on the island is excellent for relaxing, together with a bit of mooching around the shops and cafes around and just a short walk into the Quays area. There are several restaurants within a few steps of the hotel. A great place to stay. I stayed twice on this trip and will definitely stay again.
Nigel, 2-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Nigel, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Fantastic quirky place which we couldn’t recommend highly enough. Plenty to see and do on Thesen Island. Unfortunately the A/C wasn’t working but supplied with a fan and some wine to make up for that.
Lorna, 2-night trip
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