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Crawford's Beach Lodge

42 Steenbras Drive Chintsa East, Chintsa 5275 South Africa
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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!
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donstrydom wrote a review 24 Feb
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Fantastic Location , great staff , the food was very good definitely will return ,thank you for a lovely experience. Fantastic views ,so close to the beach . We stayed in the entry-level rooms so not sure what otheres looked besides seeing online but the sea views must be incredible.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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heatherralph2023 wrote a review 18 Feb
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Luxurious accommodation, perfect beach setting and excellent seafood buffet dinner. Set in Chintsa, its easy to access and the beaches go on forever. Perfect for a couples get away but also extremely well geared for families
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Amanda D wrote a review 03 Feb
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I stayed here as a solo female traveller, for 4 nights in January, booking a Dolphin suite overlooking the Indian Ocean. A friend had recommended this place to me, and it did not disappoint. As a family run business, the welcome is warm and friendly especially their dogs whom are part of the furniture and indeed Chester kept me company which was lovely. All the staff are very attentive and friendly, and there is always tea and coffee available with comfy sofas to sit on, near the bar, making the hotel feel very homely. I had breakfast and evening meal basis the food was lovely, with lots of choice (and I'm very fussy) . There are steps leading down to the beach, which is clean and i felt very safe, swimming in the sea and going for long walks on my own. This is a great place to relax, unwind and switch off, and I`ll definitely be back.
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gundireck wrote a review Jan 2024
Bad Waldsee, Germany18 contributions2 helpful votes
Qe booked the dolphin room with view to the ocean. The room was superb. Although there a big groups you have a individual service and you dont remark the many people...Good breakfast and dinner. Lovely beach! Professionell service.
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alisonhth wrote a review Jan 2024
Johannesburg, South Africa3 contributions
Amazing food, excellent service and attention to detail on all the home comforts away from home. Buffet don’t get boring (even after a week) and kids dinner options were a hit. Activities like sandboarding, sand castle competitions and a beach on the doorstep made it a real holiday for all. Thanks Mark!
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Nicole7London wrote a review Jan 2024
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Absolutely Wonderful one of the best holidays and we travel extensively. The food was excellent. The staff very friendly and helpful. The room was beautiful and comfortable. Exceptional place and we will definitely be back!!
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Date of stay: December 2023
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TheEyeLady wrote a review Dec 2023
Randpark Ridge, South Africa139 contributions12 helpful votes
You guys must be doing something right if you have been open for as long as you have and have so many repeat visitors. However I do want to just give some feedback on our stay here and I hope it doesn’t fall on deaf ears The good stuff first - the food is out of this word. The quality and variety is amazing! We definitely will be speaking about it of years to come - kids club is such a massive draw card. We didn’t hear or see our kids most of the holiday. And although we missed spending time with them it was all worth it when we saw how incredibly happy they were. The not so good stuff - the rooms absolutely no questions asked have to be completely renovated. They are incredibly outdated, the couches are collapsing. It’s bad guys. It feels like a second hand house, where someone has sent all the old furniture no one wants. The tiles are badly outdated, none of the rooms match, there is no considerate theme throughout the rooms. It sadly just comes across as cheap, which this lodge isn’t. The pillows are ancient in the beds as well, they are yellow instead of white and must be replaced more regularly - buy block our curtains for the rooms. It’s a tiny addition that all guests will be so happy you invested in. Support local and ask someone to make you some? Such an easy fix - the rooms smell badly of damp. So bad. And it mostly comes from inside the cupboards. We had friends who have stayed here before and their first comment was “did you smell the bad damp” - so a lot of people are noticing - the restaurant staff are friendly but dead lazy. Gosh! They never walk around and ask for drinks orders in the day. You could quadruple your money if they tried to do that instead of stand around talking in the front of the kitchen. Even if you stand at the bar you have to ask to be served, they will just continue “busying” themselves talking unless you ask them “can I order a drink please” If we didn’t go to the bar we wouldn’t have had drinks and the exact same applied when we had paying guests. Not once did a waiter come around to offer to take drinks orders when we had guests over. I’m rant over. I am glad you guys are such a solid business for years in this quiet town of EL and that in itself is such an achievement- well done Thanks for helping my kids have one of the most memorable holidays of their lives and for making me have to spend hours in the gym now
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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B4239HPgregh wrote a review Dec 2023
Hermanus, South Africa4 contributions
Crawford's is a wonderful hotel. My wife and I are from Pretoria and holiday each year in the East London area. For the second year in a row we spent the night of our anniversary at Crawford's. For a second year in a year they were amazing making it a special and memorable occasion. Crawford's is a wonderful hotel perfect for a couples or family weekend or holiday. The hotel is well run, neat and tidy, the staff are amazing, the food is super and the setting is perfect. Crawford's is by all accounts an amazing guy hotel. We look forward to staying there again next year.
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Road50415870354 wrote a review Dec 2023
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Highly highly recommend this hotel. It’s amazing for couples and kids of all ages. The hotel pulls off a resort type feel while still being super relaxed and you feel you are part of a big family (with the cute dogs as part of the package- it’s pet friendly). The food is absolutely Delish- feels like your granny has cooked for you every day. So fresh and a great variety with all the traditional foods like roasts and malva pudding. Also lots of healthy options. Service is exceptional- all staff very friendly and eager to help. The beach is spectacular. You literally walk down some stairs and there you are. Beach is 100% clean and water beautiful (slightly cold but I still see the kids swimming). Great kids club with amazing childminders and surf lessons for the teens. Rooms kept very clean and ours had a wonderful sea view. The owners are hands on and make you feel like you are part of a very big family. Will return again.
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safety658 wrote a review Nov 2023
East London, South Africa1 contribution
Hospitality staff were friendly and accommodating, which is more than I can say for management. I was disappointed with the outdated shower /bathroom. When booking we were informed that only 2 rooms were available, of which this specific room was located next to reception, but we will have privacy and be able to relax on our deck area. Well, the room location was behind the reception, kitchen and restaurant and of such that we were subjected to deliveries to the kitchen throughout the day till late. During load shedding the big generator which is located in front of the room was creating noise and fumes, forcing us to close up all doors and windows in our room to prevent fumes from entering our room. if I was properly informed of the room location and of what I should expect, I would not have made the reservation. Upon check-out management did not make any eye contact or bother to enquire about our stay at the facility ( wonder why). The food was good though.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Crawford's Beach Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Crawford's Beach Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Cintsa Beach (0.8 km) and Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve (4.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Crawford's Beach Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Crawford's Beach Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Crawford's Beach Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Crawford's Beach Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Prana Lodge Restaurant, Tea in the Trees, and Village Bistro.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Crawford's Beach Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Crawford's Beach Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Crawford's Beach Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Crawford's Beach Lodge offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Does Crawford's Beach Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.