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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our second visit to Crawford, what an amazing place. The atmosphere surrounding this establishment is wonderful. Relaxing in the lovely bar area next to a warm and cosy fire with a glass of good wine I felt the stress float away. They serve amazing cocktails as well.We enjoyed the magnificent room with fantastic views of the sea and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We started our honeymoon off at Crawford's. Really nice. Beautiful views, close to the beach. Friendly staff and good food. The staff and owner cares about there guests. Even had some live music the one evening. Relaxed nicely after the wedding. Will go back again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

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 May 25, 2015

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 May 2, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

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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Grahamstown, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

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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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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