We arrived a bit late, slightly dishevelled but were greeted by the friendliest evening manager who provided us with a glass of port and brandy before showing us to our room. Along the way to our room he noted we were on honeymoon and he pulled out all the stops.
The hotel is an old power station with various parts of its past on show and integrated as features where possible.
Bedroom was a good size with a bathroom as impressive(double sinks, shower cubicle and separate bath). Private balcony overlooking the pool and Thesen Island private homes and harbours.
Breakfast was excellent. Staff were very kind and attentive.We ate in local restaurants all of which were excellent too.
I'd definitely return, great value for money too.
PS. thanks for sending on my shirt to my next hotel.
Stayed a night at this stunning hotel last week and cannot fault it. Awesome concept of building the hotel around the turbines of a disused power station; the industrial heritage of the building was nicely reflected in many different ways right down to the metal napkin holders. The room was great and it was so nice to relax in a large, fluffy, white bathrobe! Dinner was excellent - great quality and good portions, and very reasonably priced ...a nice surprise considering it's a 5-star hotel. All in all, an awesome place to stay in Knysna.
A wonderful Christmas menu, elegant food and such a beautiful setting! I was so thrilled at the beautiful presentation and the stunning flavours
Danielle Van Der Vaart
Top recommendation for breakfast in the area! The staff are exceptionally well trained and the food never disappoints in the breakfast department. The ambiance is nice and relaxed and ideal for anyone in need of a quiet good quality cappuccino in the morning.
We stayed in this hotel, an old power station which had been restored with lots of old machinery still there. Looks beautiful. Dinner was great, overlooking the boats. Service very attentive. Beautiful location on Thesen island!
Marentia Van Kasterop
Our visit to The Island Cafe was a pleasant surprise!
Stunning, interesting venue. Build around the old Power station on Thesen Island. A lot of care went into the restoration of the old buildings. It is a bit hidden though.
Helpful waiters and really tasty, well prepared food.
Be sure to visit 😄😄
Interesting location inside the old Knysna and Plettenberg bay power station. The service was only average, but the food was well prepared and presented.
Stopped in for some lunch.
Very good chicken wrap 🌯 one of the best wraps 🌯 I had .
Coffee ☕ also very nice and strong.
The staff were all friendly.
Would definitely come back 🔙 as we are locals .
This was one of the most fun lunch experiences in Knysna. The decor and how everything is incorporated is just amazing. Food is also very delicious and the staff were very lovely.
Excellent food in a magical environment! The restaurant is set inside the old turbine room, with numerous tables placed in between the turbines and available on different floors. Very clean and neat. The staff is amazing (friendly and efficient) and the food is out of this world. Thorough enjoyed our dinners and late night coffees there. Would definitely recommend this place and will go there again without any hesitation! Go on, treat yourself...
The best place for breakfast. Service is quick and friendly. Plenty of seating area. You are in and out quick to enjoy rest of day. The meals are not overly huge, just right.
Lemon meringue and Carrot cake is very delicious!
What a beautifully upcycled building and most exquisite decor. Tasty food and gluten free option available. Friendly staff and a beautiful view of the water.
Beautiful place. Pet friendly. Absolute awesome ambiance, delightful and great selection of food and super service. What a setting!
A cafe in the Turbine Hotel on Tvesen Island. Hotel build around an old turbine. Chic decor incorporating the original turbine machinery. Fantastic customer service in this boutique hotel.
Such a beautiful place! The cafe is lovely. You can sit down inside or outside overlooking the Thesen islands canals. Warm and welcoming atmosphere. Friendly staff and variety of delicious cakes! We absolute enjoyed our time at the Island Cafe.
Amazing decor and our meal was very good. Will definitely return to enjoy the beautiful outside setting and try more on the menu. The service was great.