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Crawford's Beach Lodge

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42 Steenbras Drive | Chintsa East, Chintsa 5275, South Africa
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  • Location
    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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

lovely hotel. Excellent attention to detail. Rooms were lovely. The food was out of this world. Lovely sea views. Staff and management were excellent. All in all a lovely hotel. Will definitely go again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a great place to stay on the wild coast with stunning views and a very comfortable room with sea views if you pay a little extra and it's defenitly worth it to do that. The food was very good and the service very good as well. I arrived there with a minor eye infection and they even had... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place for a family getaway! Stayed in a kingfisher 2bedroom. Really ideal for a family with kids with TV's in both rooms. Next time I would like to stay in a Dolphin room (front row) though. The food was good. Only complain I have is that you cant sit where you want - as the tables are strangely associated... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The wild coast - I love this part of our South Africa. There are many family style hotels that offer comfortable room, good traditional meals and awesome facilities, especially for family's with children of all ages. When I arrived at Crawford's I expected the same - good old fashioned comfort, service and value. Boy was I surprised. It seems so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a stunning walk to Cintsa. It was exhilarating arriving to luxury. This is a special over night stay which we would love to have extended. The dinner was outstanding! We had a variety of sumptuous dishes from the carvery.The breakfast was unbelievable. I enjoyed the pancakes and fruit and full house.

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Kenton-on-sea, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I often stay at Crawfords even when on business in East London which is 40 km away because it is a lovely family owned hotel in a beautiful situation. The staff are unfailingly helpful, friendly and polite. The buffet dinners are excellent. The thatched rooms are very comfortable. All in all it is great value for money.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The emphasis in high season at Crawford's is on families with children. Although we had originally booked a room for our daughter she would have been miserable without her Varsity friends. If you want peace and quiet this is NOT the place for you - you'll be like a fish out of water. We didn't mind the abundance of kids,... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We only went here for dinner and I did a site inspection of the rooms beforehand. Gosh, I really would like to come back for a relaxing holiday with my kid. They're so well equipped with a great kids club and the staff during dinner were all just lovely and playful with the kids. Dinner was buffet style and tasted... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This hotel is superbly located on Chintsa Bay. Ours and most other rooms look out right across the bay. The overall stay was great . Strange check in you either walk or get a lift to reception , suggest you get a ride it is a rather steep walk. The restaurant looks out straight across the bay and what a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Step out of your chalet, down the stairs and onto a beautiful beach. It's remote and rare in that you can walk for miles, seeing hardly a soul. Food is fine, more than adequate but probably not for the serious foodie. Wine is very reasonable. Rooms are comfortable, clean, having most of what makes for very comfortable. On a good,... More 

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