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“Enjoyable stay with great views. Highly recommended” 5 of 5 stars
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Candlewood Lodge
5.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   8 Stinkwood Crescent | Upper Old Place, Knysna 6571, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #9 of 102 Knysna B&B and Inns
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“Enjoyable stay with great views. Highly recommended”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Very friendly and welcoming. Great views of the lagoon and perfect location. Good knowledge of surrounding area with tips of what to see and do in Knysna. Graham and Joyce made us feel like we had a family away from home. Highly recommended and would stay again

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

It's sometimes dangerous to write an effective review, because it creates expectations that are impossible to live up to. But in this case I have to say that the Candlewood Lodge is brilliant. Large and spacious room well decorated with great attention to detail. Lovely garden and Graham and Joyce are the perfect hosts. If you're looking for somewhere to stay in of near Knysna look no further.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

What a wonderful stay. The bedroom was gorgeous, I so liked the french decor, home from home. Amazing breakfast with such variety and class. Joyce and Graham were very accomodating in helping us find our way around Knysna and offering other neighbouring places of interest. It is vey accessable location to travel as we had hired a car and so enjoyed the day trips out to the beach and bird reserve. Fantasic place to stay with beautiful views and pool.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

We were made so welcome in this beautiful home and would not hesitate to return.
A convenient base for a good selection of attractions within easy travelling,and so restful on our return,with a comfortable patio and pool facilities and a great elevated view over the lagoon and Knysna Heads,particularly at sunset. A few minutes drive to a good range of restaurants in the harbour.
Our rooms were fresh,light and very comfortable, with excellent facilities.
Breakfast met everyone's wishes with a good range of choice.
We appreciated the input of Joyce and Graham in providing good advice on local attractions.
Good memories !

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Derbyshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

I recently visited Knysna and once again stayed at Candlewood Lodge.

This was my third stay at Candlewood only this time I was on my own as my husband has passed away. What can I say? it was as fantastic as ever, Joyce and Graham made me so welcome, I felt like an old friend The service and hospitality were as good, if not better than before and I hope to go back again sometime soon

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Llandudno, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Wonderful welcome and great rooms with spectacular view of the Heads.
The rooms are bright with great beds and the honesty bar and the pool was a great end to the day. (The upstairs rooms have the best views_)
Breakfast was really good and Graham did mean poached eggs/

Good value and we would stay again

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

This was definitely the best guesthouse on our South Africa trip. We had a room with shared balcony and a view at the lagoon. The room was clean, spacious and nicely decorated. Breakfast was typical "guesthouse-breakfast" with a small buffet and your choice of eggs-everything very delicious. The owners were friendly and helpful, and would give you any information you need. Unfortunately we didn't have time to use the garden area and the swimmingpool.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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Address: 8 Stinkwood Crescent | Upper Old Place, Knysna 6571, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 102 B&Bs / Inns in Knysna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Candlewood Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Luxury accommodation in Knysna, Candlewood Lodge bed and breakfast in Knysna overlooks the famous Knysna Lagoon with stunning views and luxurious accommodation. The accommodation offered by Joyce and Graham Greenwood (originally from England) at Candlewood Lodge is five star (5 star) rated by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa and the AA. This luxurious Knysna bed and breakfast enjoys unsurpassed views straight through the heads and the Knysna lagoon to the Indian Ocean. The accommodation comprises six superbly appointed double en suite rooms and one family suite, a separate guest dining area and outdoor patio, large pool and spa. There are many activities to enjoy in Knysna not least of which are the numerous golf courses, horse riding, sailing and gastronomic pleasantries abundant in the town. ... more   less 
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