The hotel is rooted from the Thesen Family. One of the most important families in the infancy of the town of Knysna and budding timber trade. The most notable member is Charles Wilhelm Thesen, originally from Norway and later immigrated to South Africa. His company started in timber trade and later ventured into saw-milling and buying forested lands. His big family resided in the Hill House, later transformed to the hotel it is today.
This quaint five star hotel sits in the renowned Church Street. The property is a restored Manor House that dates back since 1713. Areas in the hotel are intricately designed with antique yellow-wood ceiling and richly carved French wallpaper. A wall is adorned by lighted trees made of wire. The dining area has hand-hewn poplar chairs under a glass roof. Interior design blends contemporary comfort with traditional aesthetic.
This luxurious 5-star boutique hotel offers the most stylish and comfortable accommodation to all guests aged 12 and above. Its rooms are all distinctively and uniquely decorated, creating a cosy and homely atmosphere, while it also features spa facilities, an outdoor jacuzzi tub, a library and conference facilities, making it absolutely ideal for relaxation or business purposes. Guests can even host the most lavish weddings at this hotel, creating memories that will last for a lifetime.