Welcome to The Turbine Boutique Hotel and Spa

The Turbine Boutique Hotel and Spa is a boutique 5 star hotel in Knysna which offers guests luxurious accommodation options, exceptional cuisine, stunning panoramas, and a range of world-class facilities – all in all, a unique holiday experience.


The Turbine Boutique Hotel and Spa was an ambitious project which transformed an old power station into a unique 5 star boutique Knysna hotel. All the old machinery which was used in this power station has been lovingly restored and forms an integral part of the hotel’s aesthetics.

The hotel offers guests a choice of seventeen standard rooms, six luxury rooms, a honeymoon suite, and two self-contained suites adjacent to the hotel. Each of the rooms provide luxurious amenities such as a flat screen TV, Wi-fi, a fully-stocked mini bar, and a tea and coffee station.

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The 90-seater Island Café restaurant at the Turbine Boutique Hotel and Spa overlooks the stunning canal, and serves up extraordinary dishes from a diverse a la carte menu. The Gastro Pub and Deck, on the other hand, allows guests to enjoy watching the sun go down, whilst sipping on something from the extensive drinks menu, and filling up on an imaginative pub-style variety of snacks.

The Turbine Spa is one of the finest on the Garden Route, offering guests a wide variety of relaxing treatments from massages to facials and a Rhassoul Steam Room.

Another popular feature is the Turbine Adventure Centre, providing guests with the best Knysna water-based activities, including pontoon cruises, fishing charters, whale watching and kayak hire as well as adventures on land with guided forest tours and bicycle hire.

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The Most Unique Stay

I had the absolutely pleasure of staying at The Turbine Hotel this past weekend. What an amazing experience! Everything from the unique nature of this historic building and its beautiful and quirky nature to the warm and friendly welcoming of the staff, the food at the Island Cafe and the setting on the Thesen Island was perfect. There is so much to see and chat about that I definitely need to go back again and again to feast my eyes and my tummy. Totally loved this amazing and fabulous space.

Sharon, South Africa (October 2018)

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