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Turbine Boutique Hotel & Spa


25 bedroom Hotel in Knysna from R1,000 per person sharing
A Unique Hotel Offering It All, Plus More

Turbine Hotel & Spa is a unique 5* rated Boutique Hotel in Knysna.

The location is ideal: Situated on Thesen Island, a wide range of activities, restaurants, shops and children’s activities are literally on your doorstep. Furthermore, the Knysna Waterfront is within easy walking distance.

Turbine is unique in that it’s actually the old Knysna Power Station which has been transformed into a modern masterpiece. All the original machinery has been loving restored and forms an integral part of the hotels aesthetics.

With so much on offer, including a stunning Amani Spa, Conference Facilities, Library with Computer Stations, The Turbine Water Club, Wine Cellar, The Tapas Bar and Pool Deck that overlooks the Canal, the Turbine Hotel has it all!

Enjoy a stay in the lap of luxury, and in the heart of where it’s all happening!

Ideal for couples, families, group of friends travelling together, also conference groups. The Turbine is a disabled friendly hotel.


  • Location
  • Facilities


The Turbine Hotel offers a range of accommodation: 17 Suites, 6 Luxury Suites, a Honeymoon Suite plus a Self-Catering Water Club Apartment.

All Suites are individually decorated, with unique art pieces and machinery strategically placed. Each Suite has:

  • Extra large king bed (Twins upon request)
  • Air Conditioning (hot & cold)
  • Luxurious en-suite bathroom with shower and most with bath, 1 or 2  hand basins and heated towel rails
  • Fully stocked mini-bar
  • Flat screen 32″ TV plus DvD player with a full DvD library
  • Satellite TV (DSTV)
  • Desk, Telephone plus internet facilities
  • Full tea and coffee station as well as a microwave

In addition to the above, the Luxury Suites have:

  • 4 have sleeper couches
  • Bar and stools

In addition to the above, The Honeymoon Suite has:

  • Ice Machine
  • Lounge suite plus bar and stools
  • Double shower and stand alone bath plus bidet

Your stay is inclusive of a delicious breakfast.

The Self-Catering Water Club Apartment has:

  • Flat screen 32″ TV plus DvD player with a full DvD library
  • Desk, Telephone plus internet facilities available
  • Fully stocked mini bar
  • Full tea and coffee station as well as a microwave
  • Fully stocked open plan kitchen
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Washing Machine


Dining – Two restaurants (both with fireplaces). The Tapas Bar serves light meals for lunch and dinner. The Island Café offers a la carte for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Fine-dining with a wine cellar.

Bar – 3 Bar Areas, all in unique locations. Tapas Bar next to the Island Café, Outside Deck Bar & Pool Deck Bar.

Indoors – Library with Computer Stations. Various lounge & relaxation areas. Curio Shop.

Conference – 2 State-of-the art conference/function rooms, each seating 20 boardroom & 40 cinema style. Rooms are inter-leading for larger functions.

Spa – Wide variety of Spa treatments from massages, luxurious facials, manicures and pedicures to hydrotherapy treatments.

Outdoors – Rim-flow Swimming Pool overlooking the Canal with seating and sunloungers. Change rooms.

Turbine Water Club – Lagoon Cruises on offer.


Swimming Pool, Spa, Restaurants, Bars, Wine Cellar. Conference Rooms, Computer Stations, Wifi, Curio Shop. Ample parking.


The Turbine is a disabled friendly hotel. There is a disabled room to cater for any disabled guests as well as a disabled toilet downstairs for any restaurant and bar guests.


Ample parking.


Included. Laundry service available, at extra charge.


Thesen Island, Knysna.

Shops – 1 min walk

Knysna Waterfront – 10 min walk

Knysna Heads – 10 min drive

George Airport – 60 min drive


Turbine Hotel & Spa, Knysna, Hotel / Self-Catering Apartment.

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