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Crawford's Beach Lodge

4.0 of 5 Resort   |   42 Steenbras Drive | Chintsa East, Chintsa 5275, South Africa
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Ranked #2 of 2 hotels in Chintsa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014
Jeroen E Londerzeel, Belgium
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Londerzeel, Belgium
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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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Toronto, Canada
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23 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here at the beginning of June and very much enjoyed our stay, my only regret is that we didn't get to stay longer. Staff were welcoming and informed us that although the 3 of us couldn't have a triple room as requested we had instead been upgraded to a double room each with the beach view so no... More

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East London, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Excellent value for money 30km from East London. Magnificent views with superb beach for swimming or walks. The hotel staff are all friendly and welcoming. The buffet meals are delicious and cater for everyone. The accommodation is spacious and clean. Tea making facilities with fridge and microwave enable you to keep some ready cooked meals in your room. A special... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This resort is situated in one of the most beautiful spots, it is well run and extremely comfortable. There are plenty of activities to do for the energetic or just to laze around and enjoy one of the best beaches in South Africa. The food is brilliant and the housekeeping spectacular. A week here is like 3 weeks anywhere else... More

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18 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

This was out first night on the Wild Coast walk. It has amazing views from most rooms but not all. We had a 3rd floor room with a balcony and had beach views but friends overlooked the car park. Nice bar and restaurant area with pleasant sitting areas for drinks both inside and out. Food was good with plenty of... More

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Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

Thank you to Mark and the rest of the team at Crawfords for accommodating us at such short notice!Being absolutely spoilt with one of the best seaviews in Cintsa- the vibe of this friendly,family run establishment is enough to make you throw your car keys away and stay a week!

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Got married on the 5th of April in Morgan Bay and one of our guests who is a very good friend of ours suggested that he has booked us in the Crawfords as a gift. We arrived on Thursday and checked out on Saturday. Positives: This is a very picturesque location that made me proud to have been born in... More

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East London, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

This is a lovely setting for a conference, and the amenities were good - we had as many power points as we needed, and the room was well set up. There was also always someone on hand to assist us with any extras which we needed. The teas and snacks were good. The meals were mostly good, although the first... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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12 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Arrived at this beautiful location to see monkeys hopping on the roofs of the thatched roof buildings. The rooms were spacious, clean, comfortable, the food was great, the setting was beautiful with views of the Indian Ocean and easy steps to the expansive white sand beaches. Great for a long stroll on the shore. Our unit had a huge balcony... 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*
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Crawford's Beach Lodge offers barefoot luxury and elegant thatched accommodation for the most discerning of traveller and conference organizer, who is looking for fun, sun and relaxation. Crawford's Beach Lodge is nestled in the middle of the beautiful Chintsa Bay on the Wild Coast, surrounded by rolling hills, lush tropical beach forests and the warm Indian Ocean. The perfect venue for your honeymoon or even for the more adventurous, wanting to explore the many beautiful treasures the Wild Coast has to offer. Our location is also a malaria free area. We are approximately 42km from East London, the surfside city famous for its Nahoon Reef. Treat yourself and the special person in your life to a romantic getaway. We also offer Spa Treatments at our Senses Spa, with a great ocean view. Stay in a luxury thatched rooms, relax on the deck while you sip on champagne watching the sun go down over the shimmering ocean. Come and share our slice of paradise! ... more   less 
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