Turbine Boutique Hotel & Spa

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The Turbine is on Thesen Island, in Knysna, one of the most popular holiday destinations in the country. Built on the site of an old power station, this cutting-edge hotel rates five stars for its luxury, facilities, accommodation, dining and hospitality. All the old machinery used in this power plant has been restored and allows the hotel to keep its historical uniqueness, but with an upmarket feel and luxury that makes for an extra special experience.

Turbine hotel is set alongside a beautiful coastal estuary that enters the ocean through a narrow, rocky channel known as the Knysna Heads, the town begs to be explored. Besides the natural beauty of the area to enjoy, there are many shops, restaurants and art galleries to be visited.

The Turbine Hotel boasts 25 individually themed suites, 17 suites, six luxury suites, a honeymoon suite and a self-catering Water Club apartment. All suites had extra large king beds and secured with a key card access system. All rooms are air-conditioned (heating and cooling) and are fully en-suite with a separate shower and bath, two basins and heated towel rails.


Turbine has mouth-watering meals are served at either the Island Cafe or the Tapas Bar. The Island Cafe is an a la carte restaurant, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, which seats up to 90 people, and the Tapas Bar serves light meals for lunch and dinner and can seat up to 30 people. There is also a fully stocked wine cellar for which the Hotel won the 2010/2011 Diners Club Platinum Award Wine list. The Turbine Water Club also offers al fresco dining from the deli, and oysters from the champagne bar.


Looking for a space to unwind, the Turbine Spa offers a wide variety of Spa treatments with double and single treatment rooms. Choose from a selection of massages, luxurious facials, manicures and pedicures, hydrotherapy treatments & tailor-made Spa packages. Just what you need to be pampered in such a beautiful location and so close to nature.


  • Air Conditioning
  • Balconies
  • Bathrobe
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Ensuite private bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Mini bar
  • Satellite TV
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • WIFI
  • Writing desk

Facilities Available at Turbine Boutique Hotel & Spa

  • Art gallery
  • Boardroom Facilities
  • Business Centre
  • Cocktail Bar
  • Communication Centre with 24-hour complimentary Internet access
  • Conference venue
  • Curio Shop
  • DVD Library
  • Hotel Bar
  • Lounge
  • Nearby golf course
  • Restaurant
  • Safety Deposit Boxes
  • Sun deck
  • Swimming Pool
  • Undercover and surface parking
  • Wellness centre
  • Wheelchair accessible rooms

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