The Turbine Hotel & Spa


Lagoon island boutique hotel

In the prestigious suburb of Thesen Island, in the lagoon-bound town of Knysna, The Turbine Hotel & Spa is a unique five-star boutique hotel waiting to be enjoyed. What makes it so unique, is that it used to be Knysna’s wood-fired turbine power station. Lovingly restored, The Turbine Hotel now has a certain modern, industrial mystique, as most of the primary components were left intact and form an integral part of the hotel’s theme.

Accommodation includes 17 Standard Rooms, 6 Luxury Rooms and a Honeymoon Suite. All have their own individual décor and art, flat screen TV, DVD player with full DVD library, internet facilities, bathrooms with separate bath and shower, fully stocked mini-bar with fridge and a tea/coffee station.

Indulge in the delicious cuisine at Tapas Bar, Island Café or Pool Deck. Lounge in the inside courtyard, immerse yourself in a book from the library, browse the wine cellar or cool down in the rim flow pool. Don’t miss out on a treatment at the Amani Spa and visit the concierge for any assistance you need planning your daily activities.



  • Located in the upmarket island-style suburb of Thesen Island, Knysna
  • Views over the waterways and Knysna Heads make for a serene experience
  • Within easy walking distance of many trendy shops and restaurants on the Island
  • On-site facilities and services of a five-star standard
  • Unique history and décor of the building makes for an interesting stay
Restaurant on premises Bedrooms all have satellite TV Spa Swimming pool Wheelchair access WIFI


The Turbine Hotel
Garden Route
South Africa

The history and restoration of this building into the five-star The Turbine Hotel & Spa, makes for a great introduction to the lagoon-side town of Knysna. Ideally located on Thesen Island, it ticks all the boxes of a well-run boutique hotel establishment and will always be remembered for its uniqueness.

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