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Crawford's Beach Lodge
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Chintsa
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Vancouver, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
99 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Terrific!”
Reviewed April 4, 2014

Arrived at this beautiful location to see monkeys hopping on the roofs of the thatched roof buildings. The rooms were spacious, clean, comfortable, the food was great, the setting was beautiful with views of the Indian Ocean and easy steps to the expansive white sand beaches. Great for a long stroll on the shore. Our unit had a huge balcony with seating to sip our wine.

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Torrance, California
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Reviewed March 22, 2014

The staff in the restaurant, and EVERY person we came in contact with at Crawford's, were friendly, helpful and wanted to do anything they could to make our every moment more pleasant!
The room was fabulous! We were on the second floor and could hear the surf from our room. The amenities and the condition of the room were outstanding.

I can hardly wait to go back!

Room Tip: Second floor (no noise from upstairs)
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Ratingen, Germany
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100 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed March 17, 2014

We stayed only for one night.
Reception staff excellent.
Room in thatched flat well equipted.
Bathroom fittings poor.
Whole complex very well maintained and excellent for relaxing.
Food was very average and gave my wife problems

Room Tip: Sea view preferable. first floor with children second floor alone
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Christchurch Dorset
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12 reviews
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Reviewed March 8, 2014

After a busy tour of South Africa 4 nights at Crawfords was just what we needed.Efficient and friendly staff, large clean bedroom overlooking a superb beach, and a well run restaurant with excellent food and wine. What more could you ask for - hope we will be able to spend time there in the future.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed March 6, 2014

We stayed here last year and liked it, so we stayed again. This year, we upgraded to the Dolphin rooms which was definitely worth the extra – much better accommodation and lovely sea views. There is a good pool, and the buffet breakfast and dinner were also very good. The owner, Mark, was very much around, and was very pleasant and helpful.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed March 4, 2014

We stayed at Crawfords for 5 nights in January 2014. The rooms are amazing, the staff is friendly and helpful the food and venue are beautiful. We have 2 year old twins and usually struggle to find the right holiday spot, but this was it!
This is not just wonderful for families, but for couples too.
The food is outstanding and the location and weather that time of the year is excellent.
We can not wait to go back.

Room Tip: Dolphin rooms are fantastic for couples. Ask for bigger accommodation if you are a family
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 24, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at Crawford as a stop off on our tour round South Africa. For the price we paid the rooms were a good size with a huge balcony. The beach below the hotel is beautiful and was completely empty when we stayed making it feel very private.
The staff were very helpful throughout our stay, quickly turning round some washing for us as we had been on the road for several weeks. We stayed on a Saturday night which is seafood night in the restaurant. Sadly were quite disappointed with the poor quality of the food and the fact that although being kept on hot plates much of it was quite cold.
On the plus side they had some really good local beers on tap behind the bar and the breakfast buffet was good.

All in all for the cost of accommodation here I would say it is acceptable but not exceptional

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: Crawford's Beach Lodge
Address: 42 Steenbras Drive | Chintsa East, Chintsa 5275, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Chintsa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Chintsa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Crawford's Beach Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Crawford's Beach Lodge offers barefoot luxury and elegant thatched accommodation for the most discerning of traveller and conference organizer, who is looking for fun, sun and relaxation. Crawford's Beach Lodge is nestled in the middle of the beautiful Chintsa Bay on the Wild Coast, surrounded by rolling hills, lush tropical beach forests and the warm Indian Ocean. The perfect venue for your honeymoon or even for the more adventurous, wanting to explore the many beautiful treasures the Wild Coast has to offer. Our location is also a malaria free area. We are approximately 42km from East London, the surfside city famous for its Nahoon Reef. Treat yourself and the special person in your life to a romantic getaway. We also offer Spa Treatments at our Senses Spa, with a great ocean view. Stay in a luxury thatched rooms, relax on the deck while you sip on champagne watching the sun go down over the shimmering ocean. Come and share our slice of paradise! ... more   less 
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