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Crawford's Beach Lodge
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Chintsa
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 9, 2010

Our arrival could have been handled a little more professionally. We were merely greeted by a young lady who walked in behind us, key handed over to a young fellow who showed us the room and that was it. We were not sure where to go for dinner, what time were meal times (we were paying for full board and lodging), dress code, etc. We eventually found the relevant information in the Guest Information folio which contains outdated information on other travel options.

The room was comfortable enough but the bathroom amenities were not the greatest - we have seen much better in similarly graded establishmets during our travels. No clean or tumble dryed towels provided during our 3 night stay.

The location of the resort is absolutely fantastic with the long beach where you can walk for miles. The food was absolutely fantastic and staff extremely helpful and obliging (with the exception of arrival). We would return but would probably look for something similar on the Wild Coast for a future trip.

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled as a couple
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CrawfordsBeach, Owner at Crawford's Beach Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded February 4, 2011

Hello HideawayKnysna,

I would just like to thank you for your feedback on Tripadvisor - we have given all our staff better training on how to handle guests on arrival.
We now deliver more information to everyone on arrival, giving them a rundown of where everything takes place and at what time.
We find we are getting a much response as the guests are then asking more detailed questions, improving their stay as well as our customer service.

Thank you,

Mark Crawford

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Reviewed March 8, 2010

I would like to start off by saying that as a resident south african i was absolutely amazed to find that a place as picturesque as this even exsisted along the wild coast.
We travelled with our little 3year old and he had an absolute ball playing on the beach and around the pool, not to mention, when he saw the monkeys he nearly went nuts.
The room we stayed in was very clean and had the most amazing view over the ocean, which lit up under the moonlight, needless to say, very romantic..
The seafood buffet we had on the saturday evening was incredible and the service was very entertaining..
I would have no problem recommending crawfords cabins to anyone, local or foreign.

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 13, 2009

We booked into the lodge which has beautiful luxurious accommodation. However when we arrived we were shown to a self catering cabin, that was huge. There was no explanation why. We were all a bit confused as htis wasn't what we thought we had booked. The cabin we were shown into had fantastic views of the bay and would be great if you had a large group wanting to stay together. However the linen on the beds was very used and bobbly, not really the luxury we had booked.
It took two further discussion with the staff for them realise that this wasn't really acceptable!!
We eventually discovered that there had been a problem with the boiler in the rooms we had booked so as we were a party of 4 they moved us. We may ahve felt better about this if it had been explained when we arrived and perhaps some sort of compensation. When we pointed this out they said the cabin we were in was more expensive! It wasn't however what we had wanted.
The food for both dinner and breakfast was fantastic.

  • Stayed: November 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 23, 2017
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Room Tip: Uitzicht op de zee
  • Stayed: March 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: March 2017, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 26, 2017
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Room Tip: Wir hatten das Cottage Nr. 5. Einfach traumhaft!!!
  • Stayed: January 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 10, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: March 2017, traveled as a couple
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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: $126 - $257 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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