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“A hidden gem / Endroit de reve”

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Crawford's Beach Lodge
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Chintsa
Certificate of Excellence
St-Andre-d'Argenteuil, Canada
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36 reviews
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“A hidden gem / Endroit de reve”
Reviewed March 9, 2011

After two weeks of travelling by car in S.A. we decided to stop for a few days to rest and relax near the beach. After searching Trip Advisor we decided to stay at Crawford's. That was a great decision. We enjoyed every moment at this lodge.The food was great , the staff makes you feel like a king (or queen). We were staying in one of the new units (room 7) and it was very comfortable. At this time there was no a/c in this unit but it was not necessary for this time of the year. (they told us it will be installed soon). We walked for miles on the beach (part of the Strandloper trail in S.A.) and met very few peoples. The beach is perfect (water somewhat cold at this time of the year). We strongly recommend this lodge.
Nous sommes arrete a Cintsa pour quelques jours de repos le long de la plage. Nous avons trouve un endroit exceptionnel, le Crawford's Lodge. Nous sommes dans une des nouvelles unites qui est tres confortable. La qualite de la nourriture est excellente.Nous adorons cet endroit ainsi que la qualite du personnel et de ses services. Nous le recommendons fortement.(clavier anglais ,pas de ponctuation)

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 27, 2011

Our family has been going to Crawfords every Christmas for the last 20 years! It is my favourite place on earth, and I look forward to going the whole year. That stretch of coast is so unspoilt and peaceful, and Crawfords itself is truly paradise! Children and dogs are so well catered for too, which makes the family atmosphere even friendlier.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 26, 2011

We had a wonderful stay at Crawford's the location is breath taking with beautiful white sandy beach as far as the eye can see.

Our room was in the new section of the lodge, and furnished to a very high standard. I spent hours standing on the balcony watching the waves. Staff are very friendly and helpful.

My only criticism would be the variety of food on offer at the evening buffet. Staying here for 5 nights the choice of chicken or another roast meat became a little too much. the quality of the food was outstanding & the breakfast delicious.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 24, 2011

We stayed here for 2 nights. We had a self catering cabin. It was clean. We had no direct view at the beach. The website suggested this a bit. You can easily go the beach with a staircase and can make beautiful walks near the ocean.
The buffet, diner and breakfast was excellent. Staff were friendly and helpful.
Close windows in your room because before you know it, the monkeys come inside your room looking for food.
We did an excursion to the little township of Chintsa and we went to Mama Tofu a Xhosa woman of 91 with a great hart. Highly recommend

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 8, 2011

My girlfirend and myself where in South Africa for three weeks and spent 4 nights at Crawford Cabins. We were welcomed and made to feel right at home by friendly staff. The room was very spacious and clean. What made the holiday so worth while was the location. The cabins are situated right on the doorstep of a long stretch of beautiful beach. There was barely anyone on the beach so it did feel like it was our own private beach!! It was the perfect break and i will definetaly be returning to the cabins.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 4, 2011

From the moment we arrived we were welcomed by your friendly and efficient staff. Our room had every necessity and luxury one could imagine. Breakfast and dinner was out of this world.... The variety in different foods made it very difficult to choose what to have.... So we had it all. We have travelled all over south africa but as we stepped onto your beach we were left breathless...what a special place. Our honeymoon was unforgettable and we cannot wait to come again and relax. Thank you for some great memories. Bobby and Tracy Fuller

  • Stayed December 2010
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 4, 2011

We had our wedding at Crawfords and majority of our guests stayed the weekend. Couldn't have imagined the day and our stay to be anymore perfect. From start to finish we were treated so well, the accommodation, facilities and food were world class. Staff were so friendly and accommodating. Would definitely recommend Crawfords to everyone.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with family
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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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