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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were impressed from the start by the friendliness of the welcome, it is quite clear that the main objective is that visitors have a pleasant stay. The room was very comfortable and with a superb view. All the staff were friendly and working well to make sure everything went smoothly. We would stay again.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice guest house, good area with easy access to the sights in Knysna. Andreas and Ines are great hosts and knowledgable about the area and Resturant recommendations. I would recommend a stay there anytime.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

Knysna was last in our SA trip and this resort gave the perfect ending. The view when you open your window is something you don't want to miss. Facing the lagoon,the room offers a perfect sight. Hosts here are great and you totally feel like home.

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Durban
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016

Ines and Andy have a warm and inviting establishment. You don't feel like you are at a lodge but rather visiting long seen friends. Their attention to detail, scrumptious treats and gentle management style in a stunning location all gels together effortlessly. We will be back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

This was hands down the nicest lodge with the most wonderful owners, Andreas and Ines, where we have stayed during our month in South Africa. From the very first moment you walk in, until you unfortunately have to leave again at the end of your stay in Knysna, this lodge and the owners, and staff are amazing and make you... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

We have never experienced such attentive service with a total commitment to making the experience unforgettable. Our lovely hosts could not have done more, offered more or provided more during our stay. From the first greeting from the housekeepers (what cheerful lovely ladies) to our last breakfast (including along the way the provision of an extra large towel, tied with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

The most helpful and informed owners - they gave us very good advice and had very good restaurant suggestions (couldn't have asked for better). Bed and breakfast was more than 5-star. Don't look further, excellent value for money! John and Elize Donovan

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Johannesburg, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

No request too much of a hassle for them. Fantastic attention to detail. Very warm and friendly. The breakfast is a 5 star experience and we loved the warming tea pots. We got some great advice on the nearby restaurants. We stayed for 5 days and could easily have enjoyed more. The only thing I could mark as average is... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

The owners really put a lot of effort in to make you feel welcome. We especially enjoyed the complimentary treat with breakfast and the night snacks, our bedtime story for the night was a first to me and was a perfect way to end your day. If you participate in the Knysna marathon, I will recommend this guesthouse. The location... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights and wished to have stayed a full week. Andreas and Ines are the perfect hosts you can ever find. They catered to our every need and made our stay a memorable one. You cannot find a better home away from home than Candlewood Lodge

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  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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 Ines and Andreas Merz 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 

Additional Information about Candlewood Lodge

Address: 8 Stinkwood Crescent | Upper Old Place, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Price Range: $81 - $117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Candlewood Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 7
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