The Lofts Boutique Hotel

Rated 9.1 in 789 reviews. 18 rooms.


Welcome to The Lofts Boutique Hotel, a family-owned hotel that promises to offer you the ultimate escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Situated on the edge of the picturesque Knysna Estuary.

We are located on Thesen Island, a world-renowned destination that provides visitors with an abundance of shopping and dining options, as well as easy access to a variety of activities and tours. Whether you’re interested in kayaking (free access from the hotel), taking a sunset cruise, or exploring the surrounding natural beauty, there is something for everyone.

Our hotel features beautifully appointed rooms & apartments, each designed with your comfort in mind. With luxurious bedding, plush furnishings all the modern amenities you need. Some rooms have exquisite views of the Knysna Lagoon (King Room with Lake View) others have large sunny private balconies (Standard Double Room) or self-catering facilities (Apartments).

For those looking for delicious food and drinks, we have two of the best restaurants in town right inside our building. When booking a King or Standard room, a breakfast voucher of R150 pp will be included to enjoy at either one of these restaurants. Our hotel restaurant, Nest Food Bar, serves brunch, dinner, and cocktails, and is known for its unique decor and vibey atmosphere. The famous café and bakery Ile de Pain is located right next door and is renowned for its artisanal bread, pastries, and café-style menu!

We pride ourselves on offering the best sunsets in town, and the friendliest hospitality to all our guests. We are also well-known for our ‘Sunset Sessions’ event, held on Saturdays (during the summer season), with a live DJ playing house music on our deck, providing the perfect backdrop for you to enjoy the stunning sunset views over the Lagoon.

Activities & Surrounds:
- Le Spa Tranquill & Turbine Spa is nearby for guests to enjoy luxury spa treatments.
- Simola & Pezula Golf Estate, as well as Knysna Golf Club is less than a 15-minute drive from the hotel.
- Thesen Harbour Town & Knysna Waterfront are within 1 km.

Please Note: Due to our hotel's 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 'King Room with Lagoon View'.

Spa Facilities

  • Body scrub
  • Spa facilities
  • Steam room
  • Spa lounge/relaxation area
  • Foot bath
  • Spa/wellness packages
  • Back massage
  • Neck massage
  • Foot massage
  • Couples massage
  • Head massage
  • Hand massage
  • Full body massage
  • Massage chair
  • Swimming pool
  • Sauna
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Massage
  • Outdoor pool
  • Outdoor pool (all year)
  • Pool with view
  • Plunge pool
  • Beauty Services
  • Facial treatments
  • Waxing services
  • Make up services
  • Manicure
  • Pedicure
  • Body treatments

Available Rooms

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Recommended Nearby

A guide to great places near The Lofts Boutique Hotel

  1. Île De Païn

    Without a doubt Knysna's best coffee shop. Best breakfasts and brunches too. You just can't beat it.

    32 m from hotel
    10 The Boat Shed

  2. Scratch Golf

    88 m from hotel
    Long Street

  3. Quay Four

    Worst food I have ever been served. Inedible. Who boils vegetables to gray blobs?

    155 m from hotel
    Thesen's Island

  4. Turbine Water Club

    156 m from hotel

  5. 34 Tapas & Oyster

    Try the jalapeño poppers!! Delicious!

    169 m from hotel
    Thesen Harbour Town

  6. Thesen Island

    Take a walk around the island! Beautiful views!!

    172 m from hotel

  7. Sirocco

    Doing Beer tasting right away -tastes great

    186 m from hotel
    18 Thesen Harbour Town

  8. The Drydock Food Co

    Oysters are pretty good, but mojito totally sucks

    0.7 km from hotel
    Knysna Quays

  9. 34 South

    Free wifi password: 34south123

    0.7 km from hotel
    Knysna Quays

  10. Caffe Mario

    knysna's Legendary Pizzaria, you will always be greeted personally by either Genaro, his daughter Lindie, or Mike. Excellent every time, its the locals hangout even though its at the waterfront

    0.7 km from hotel
    17 Hedge St

  11. The Waterfront Knysna Quays

    Listen to knysnafm on 97.0 FM tune in! Knysna's own

    0.8 km from hotel
    Waterfront Dr

  12. Builders Trade Depot - Knysna

    0.9 km from hotel
    2 Long Street, Knysna