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1 room, 2 adults

Turbine Hotel and Spa

5-starQuality Graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organization.
Great for families

Good to know

  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator
TH 36 Sawtooth Lane, Thesen Islands, Knysna, Western Cape, 6570, South Africa

Lakefront hotel in Knysna with 3 restaurants and spa
  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast and free WiFi
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
    • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
    • DVD player
    • Refrigerator
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  • Awesome and clean room and bathroom with nice bedding and linen. Towels can be better.…Nov 7, 2020
  • A great stay with the best breakfast we ever had at a Hotel. service was great. only…Oct 31, 2020

Turbine Hotel and Spa

More Info: 6823 2342

from S$116
  • Standard Room
  • Luxury Room
  • Suite

What’s around Turbine Hotel and Spa


  • Thesen Island - 1 min walk
  • Cape Floral Region Protected Areas - 1 min walk
  • Knysna Lagoon - 2 min walk
  • Garden Route National Park - 9 min walk
  • Knysna Quays - 14 min walk
  • Pledge Nature Reserve - 26 min walk
  • Knysna Elephant Park - 34 min walk
  • Knysna Golf Club - 3.5 mi / 5.7 km

Getting around

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

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 26 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-10:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
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

Travelling with others


  • Babysitting/childcare *


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle from 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM *


  • No onsite parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast daily
  • 3 restaurants
  • 2 coffee shops/cafés
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Fishing on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Playground on site
  • Sailing on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
Working away
  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference space
  • One meeting room
  • Conference center
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Elevator
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
Languages Spoken
  • Afrikaans
  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • Xhosa
  • Zulu

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Espresso maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Premium TV channels
  • DVD player
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.


On Site

  • Marina on site
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Fishing on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Playground on site
  • Sailing on site


  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Turbine Hotel and Spa’s small print

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


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 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.

The property affirms that it adheres to the Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global) sanitization guidelines.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for ZAR 1000 per night

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 650 per person (one-way)

Airport shuttle for children between the ages of 3 and 18 costs ZAR 650 (one-way)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Turbine Hotel and Spa

  • Does Turbine Hotel and Spa offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Turbine Hotel and Spa does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. 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 wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Turbine Hotel and Spa?
    Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Turbine Hotel and Spa.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Turbine Hotel and Spa?
    Yes, there are 3 onsite restaurants, featuring alfresco dining and Italian cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Ile de Pain (3-min walk), Rib & Rump (11-min walk), and Freshline Fisheries (11-min walk).
  • 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.

Recent reviews

Superb 9.0 From 59 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Heritage weekend break with friends.
Nasheer, za3 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Very unique, with lots of history that’s been turned in to a beautiful boutique hotel on the island, beautiful room, lovely staff that couldn’t do enough for you. Great spot for exploring the Knysna area. Nice bars and restaurant just a stroll away.
gb2 night romance trip
Good 6.0
Hotel is unique and interesting,rooms are modern and well planned . Food was good but ... big but ... service although cheerful was so slow and incompetent in the dining room . Gave up waiting for cooked breakfast order after an hour even after a prompt that we were still waiting ,another 20 minutes passed. Lots of staff around . We left to get on with our day . The island bar team on the other hand were on it with the drinks service and the food order. Reception staff were polite and efficient but could be more welcoming and interested to ask whether stay had been pleasant.
gb3 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Unique, interesting, unique facility, by the water, fab staff, great location
Bob, us3 night trip with friends
Very good 8.0
Good location
Good location acceptable breakfast.... generally good hotel
abdulkarim, gb5 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Lovely setting. Friendly modern hotel .The whole area was beautiful and felt very safe.
gb2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Ronnie, us2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Very friendly staff, promptly helped with WiFi issues that I had
gb5 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
This is a unique Hotel. It's interesting, well run and managed and with a very interesting history as an old power station. Many of these aspects are now features and it all combines to make a wonderful experience. The rooms are very well appointed and immaculately clean. If we find ourselves back int he area this would be a number one choice!
gb2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Best Boutique stay, Best Staff
The staff maketh the experience ! Always a great stay at this marvelous modern quirkey hotel - neat as a pin - friendly as a giant ! The staff here make you feel like you are a VIP even if your in the lesser expensive rooms - Bravo to all at Turbine 👍
Joe, za2 night romance trip

Turbine Hotel and Spa