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Crawford's Beach Lodge

4.0 of 5 42 Steenbras Drive | Chintsa East, Chintsa 5275, South Africa
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Crawford's is the perfect place for a relaxing beach getaway. I spent many hours looking for a place along the coast exactly like this and I was not disappointed. We stayed in one of the cottages with an ocean view. The sound of the sea at night was so relaxing. We opted for the full board option and were very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just spent a week at this lodge and was totally blown away by the generosity of spirit as demonstrated by the ever willing, friendly staff. Nothing was too much of a problem, each request was met with a friendly smile and promptly seen too. The outstanding meals ( three times a day!) were totally yummy; we felt that far from... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to visit this hotel at the last minute in early January as a stop over between the Wild Coast and PE. Because of the time of the year we managed to get the last room available for the first night which overlooked the reception area. Although the view was not great, the room was very spacious and clean.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 via mobile

Located directly on the beach this is definitely for ocean lovers. We took long walks – always in the company of a pretty rambunctious young lab (belonging to the host). The rooms were nice and clean, the Dolphin rooms we recommend. Opening up towards the lawn/ocean with plenty of sun beds. It's a charming place which feels smaller than it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

I went to Crawford's for the first time with my Colleagues from Ronnies Motors for a weekend getaway, It completely slept my mind that I was still in the Eastern Cape. The Staff is friendly, the rooms ate neat and tidy, the Bathroom is tops (one of our colleagues woke up and took a shower @12:00midnight) Mark smiled everywhere I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Stayed 2 nights at this attractive hotel. The very nice room had a balcony with a splendid view of the beach and the sea. We had all the meals in the hotel and enjoyed the food served in the attractive restaurant. The beach is only some steps down from the hotel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Beautiful views of the ocean right from your bed to the dinning room. We watched whales while we had our lunch. We found the staff exceptionally friendly. The food excellent. Fresh seafood buffet on Saturday evening lived up to it's reputation. Lots of "hidden" places to sit and read a book or just watch to view, so that even though... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

A very charming place that feels smaller than it is. The accommodation is spread out so you don't feel too crowded and the main building has many small rooms and terraces. The buffet dinner was surprisingly good and the dining room was very cozy compared to other hotels along this coast. There are plenty of sunbeds in the garden and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Very beautifull rooms in small houses, close to the beach with a great path to the beach. Playground for children, we stayed in a small house where the children could sleep downstairs and the parents up. Rooms very well decorated, good beds. Great hospitality, nice buffet. The beach close to the lodge is just wonderfull.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Crawfords is very close to the beach / Indian Ocean. Room is cozy and comfortable except the setting of the bathroom is a little bit strange. The AC is very strong; the linen/bed sheet is of very fine quality like a 5 star hotel. The room is very nice overall with a very spacious balcony overlooking the ocean. We had... More 

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Address: 42 Steenbras Drive | Chintsa East, Chintsa 5275, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Chintsa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Crawford's Beach Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 40
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