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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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East London, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked into Crawfords for our 5th wedding anniversary last week end. Our room was awesome with beautiful sea views! They had placed a bottle of champagne on arrival in our room and it was lovely to enjoy this on our own private deck with spectacular views. Dinner and breakfast were excellent and we loved the home cooked vibe ....... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is wonderful. I've been twice in the last few months. The staff are really friendly and helpful - the rooms are very clean and the dining room service is great. The rooms are modern and clean and the beds are comfortable. The food is great which is sometimes not the case at a buffet. The views of the... More 

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MarkCrawford B, Owner at Crawford's Beach Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the fabulous review. Hopefully we get to see you again in the near future. Happy travels More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Crawford's has one of the best beaches in SA. The lodge is situated in a beautiful area and nature here is definitely something that is a must see. The lodge itself, is not quite 4 star quality... service is slow. Food is lacking in SA creativity and facilities needs an upgrade. However if you don't mind the lack of such... More 

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Johannesburg South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a hard review for me. Looking at the reviews below this is obviously a much loved place with many people finding it just wonderful. I can see why. Its in a truly beautiful setting with great views, situated right on the beach and with much to commend it. The people were generally friendly and the service well intentioned... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

We didn't want to leave! Such a gem! My only negative, is that the rooms are very noisy,especially if you have a family with kids above you-might want to keep kids out the dining room from a certain time in the evenings as well... Other than that, wonderful experience! Beautiful beach! Family atmosphere... Friendly staff, helpful and happy! luxury in... More 

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Thank Callan W
Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Splendidly located hotel that offers luxury accommodation on the beach. Unfortunately the two units we occupied during our stay was infested with geckos. The geckos made a big mess every day and left a very unpleasant smell and some nasty (and smelly) surprises on floors and furniture. The food and service was however top class (with the exception of the... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

Growing up we used to stay in the cottages and had many fond holidays memories of our holidays here. Upon returning there was only a musselcracker room available. I would strongly recommend taking one of the other rooms that offer some quiet and a view because the views are exquisite. Apart from the room though the crawfords is an amazing... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

We stayed in the dolphin sea view rooms. It was really beautiful. Full board is the way to go , there is always well prepared meals at every sitting. Very close access to the beach. Lovely playground. Child friendly establishment overall. Friendly staff. Beautiful views.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Perfect family holiday. We are well travelled (internationally and domestically) and this place ticked all the boxes. Extremely friendly staff, good food (too much), fantastically located. Stunning beach a few steps away. Kids club - barely saw my girls 4 and 6 - and they were in tears when they left. Rooms were clean and comfortable. Management is on the... More 

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East London, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

Sadly, Crawford's did not live up to its reputation. Our room was very noisy - cottages are made of wood and we could hear neighbors on both sides as they walked along the wooden floors. It sounded like we had a herd of elephants living above us on our first night. Our room was right over the road from reception... More 

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