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Candlewood Lodge
Ranked #1 of 130 Knysna B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 9, 2011

We stayed here while on honeymoon for three nights in December 2010. The proprietors, Joyce and Graham, are extremely welcoming and helpful and you can tell that Candlewood Lodge is more than a business to them. We chatted like old friends from the get-go. Everything was perfect from start to finish, and we were made feel extra special as a honeymoon couple! Joyce and Graham give great advice on local attractions and places to eat. The entire property is immaculately clean, and extremely comfortable. Breakfast was lovely, especially when enjoyed outside. The only tiny downside is that the Lodge is not very central, but taxis are very cheap anyway (if you’re not up for the short walk). We were sad to have to leave.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Sand Room (Honeymoon suite)
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  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 3, 2011

Wonderful location with super views. Very comfortable and spacious room (Sand). Hosts have designed everything thoughtfully, including extras. Breakfasts very good. Recommended.

Room Tip: Good detail on site - suggest reading to help decide on room.
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  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 2, 2011

I can't speak highly enough about Candlewood and Joyce & Grahahm! It is an absolutely stunning property with what must be the best view of Knysna! The rooms were immaculate with all the little touches that make you feel like you're staying with friends as opposed to in a guest house (they even had DVDs from their personal collection that you could borrow!). They have also done a great job with the garden and outside areas - I can't think of one thing that was missing or lacking and I will definitely be going back! Thank you Joyce and Graham for such a wonderful stay!

Room Tip: All the rooms are absolutely lovely and you won't be disappointed wherever you end up but there...
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  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 31, 2011

Only wish we had longer staying here, Knysna is a great a spot to stay with plenty to do around. A wonderful lodge with beautiful gardens & pool area. Joyce & Graham made us feel at home, helpful & so friendly, would love to stay with them again.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 31, 2011

stayed at candlewood with my family for 3 nights and fell in love with the place as much as i did with knysna. we had taken the family room which was very tastefully done and had all that one needed alongwith a great view of the lagoon. joyce and graham made special efforts to make sure my parents were comfortable. overall i would very strongly recommend this lodge.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 25, 2011

Excellent accomodation in a beautiful area with a wide range of activities available. Owners Joyce and Graham Greenwood were very attentive and knowledgeable and they were ably assisted by their friendly staff who helped serve superb breakfasts. Good range of restaurants available at Knysna waterfront with easy parking. Allow at least three days in Knysna.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 21, 2011

Thanks to Joyce and Graham for the very nice stay we had there. The B&B is nicely located on a hill overlooking the lagoon. We had a very nice room with a good view over the lagoon and the heads. The Bathroom was big enough, the room was always very clean. The breakfast was very rich and tasted very good.The Hosts are a very friendly couple, very helpful and caring. They know the area very well and had a lot of tips, what to do, where to eat and so on. We would definitely come back and would recomend the place to our friends.

Room Tip: We liked our room, called "sea".
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  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Candlewood Lodge

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 Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 130 B&Bs / Inns in Knysna
Price Range: $132 - $155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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 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 suite, a separate guest dining area and outdoor patio, large pool and spa (hot tube). 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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