The Turbine Boutique Hotel and Spa, situated along South Africa's Garden Route, has launched the addition of its Canal Suite, situated opposite the hotel.
With a mix of history and innovation, the new addition, along with the Lagoon Suite, offers all of the hotel’s standard features, including an open-plan kitchen with microwave, espresso machine, fridge/freezer and deck with a view of the canal.
In acknowledgement of Knysna’s rich heritage, all the hotel rooms are shaped around its restored industrial interior – with its own individual personality. The seventeen standard rooms are equipped with modern essentials, from a bar area to a microwave, sleeper couch and private gardens or balconies – six of the rooms have balconies with views over Knysna Lagoon and the Thesen Islands, and two have baths with a view over the island’s canals. There is also a romantically decorated Honeymoon Suite with a bathroom and balcony which overlooks the hotel swimming pool.
Leisure and business activites
The hotel is also a destination inclusive of dining, downtime and getting down to business. Popular with locals as well as holidaymakers and hotel guests, the 90-seater Island Café features a terrace and pool deck for al fresco dining; local and coastal wine list and the Gastro Pub welcomes and entices patrons with its gastropub-style fare, craft beer and cocktails.
Island Cafe (Image Supplied)
The Turbine Spa offers a pampering sanctuary while business visitors can make use of two conference rooms and free Wi-Fi. Art lovers can admire or buy the paintings on display in the foyer and courtyard, which provided by the Knysna Fine Art Gallery.
Watersports and exploring are the main attractions in the area and there is a host of activities to keep guests entertained, including whale watching (seasonal - July to November); kayaking, a sunset cruise in the lagoon and deep-sea fishing. Other options include a hike into the ancient Knysna Forest and a gentle cycle ride around the area or paragliding from the mountains across the beautiful bays.
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