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East London
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent accommodation, food and service form all staff. We will definitely be back again very soon. A special note to the speed of the service aswell as the help from the ladies in the kids play room.

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London
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed at Crawfords for 3 days for a wedding in the area. On arrival we were quickly shown to our room (Dolphin) which immediately impressed us with its size and spectacular views over the garden and ocean. The room itself was clean and had everything we needed. We asked at reception for directions to the neighbouring hotel where our...

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East London
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was an awesome Birthday Weekend. Great service and excellent food. The staff always go out of their way for you., service with a smile. Planning my next trip back. Thanks Crawfords for a great weekend.

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East London, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awsome food. Awesome staff. Awesome setting and views. Maintenance needs some attention. Our toilet leaked and our aircon was broken. Also my wife and her friend were booked into the spa. Part of their spa session included time in the spa's jacuzzi, which they could not do because the jacuzzi was also broken. Early on the Sunday morning at around...

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East London
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The stay at Crawford's Beach Lodge was excellent. The establishment is strategically located, the environment is peaceful, good quality food, friendly staff, good accommodation. I will definitely come back as well as recommend the establishment to my friends.

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Ballito, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We travel often between Ballito and Knysna and use Crawford's Beach Lodge as a halfway stop. We prefer the Dolphin Rooms (Honeymoon Suite) to any other rooms. The meals are always good and the service is acceptable.

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Queenstown, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we had a wonderful stay. Will be back with my other family and the food was wonderful..out of this world. The food is the high light of the stay with such a tranquil scenery. i will recommend Crawfords Beach Lodge to any one. It is a quiet and tranquil place and child friendly place.

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very clean, comfortable, secure accommodation with great facilities and excellent service. The buffet meal was great and room was spacious with all needed facilities, including free wifi. Direct access to the beach.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved everything about this hotel! Awesome location on the wild coast right on the sea. We had a sea front room which had spectacular views. The bed was very comfortable and bathroom good - though I would have preferred a separate shower rather than a shower in the bath. The food was extraordinarily good. Whilst every meal is buffet...

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East London
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Crawfords is a magical peace of paradise. Wonderful setting. Staff are simply the best, friendly, welcoming & happy. My children from the U.K. joined us & our stay was relaxed & chilled due to the happy & commited staff. The food was plentiful & delicious especially the seafood evening on Saturday, what a delicious spread. Will definitely return for a...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
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  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
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 

Additional Information about Crawford's Beach Lodge

Address: 42 Steenbras Drive | Chintsa East, Chintsa 5275, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Chintsa
Price Range: €121 - €220 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Crawford's Beach Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 40
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“Dolphin rooms have fantastic views.”
 of 5 bubbles FrequentTravels000, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Dolphin Rooms overlooking the Ocean”
 of 5 bubbles Zetat0urs, 21 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Room 1 is wonderful”
 of 5 bubbles gardengnome49, 1 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Dolphin rooms - bottom floor.”
 of 5 bubbles L'Avenir, 9 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The rooms with a sea view are the best”
 of 5 bubbles , 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
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