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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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Kenton-on-sea, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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28 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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Eaton, Australia
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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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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Champery, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Crawford's lodge is a lovely and very relaxing place. The large rooms with balconies offer you a nice view on the sea or the forest and you will appreciate the morning visit of grey monkeys. The restaurant is quiet and the food is excellent. The staff is very kind and helpful. There is a nice pool, but the most amazing... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

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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Germany
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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