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Candlewood Lodge

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8 Stinkwood Crescent Upper Old Place, Knysna 6571 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-in
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Updated 20/07/09 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20/07/09 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#3 of 162 B&Bs / Inns in Knysna
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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 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. 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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Diving
Hiking
Taxi service
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Yoga room
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Horseback riding
Fishing
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Safe
Seating area
Bottled water
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, German, Xhosa
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JacoBruwer wrote a review Apr 2021
Port Elizabeth, South Africa22 contributions2 helpful votes
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Candlewood is, by far, the most amazing Guest House experience we've ever had. My wife and I have been to Candlewood 3 times over the past 5 years, and everything is just perfect every time. A Candlewood breakfast is an exquisite affair. A feast for the eyes, the tastebuds and the soul. Oh, my word! 5 stars all the way. Thank you, Matthias, you and your amazing team have done it again. And yes, we'll be back!
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Do NOT skip the breakfast. Do NOT expect to get hungry again after the breakfast.
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Response from Matthias Herren, Geschäftsführer at Candlewood Lodge
Responded 24 Apr 2021
Thank you Jaco. We are always happy to see you again. And thank you for having chosen the Candlewood lodge for that special event. We are delighted that you have enjoyed your stay. Keep well and see you soon. Kind regards, Matthias & the Candlewood Team
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Dima_Palich wrote a review Mar 2021
Tenerife, Spain28 contributions4 helpful votes
Everything was excellent: lodge premises are nice, breakfasts are great and tasty. The service was at the highest possible level: we received all necessary support and enjoyed the hospitality a lot. Special thanks to Matthias, who made our stay at Candlewood Lodge. Highly recommended to stay in Knysna.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Matthias Herren, Geschäftsführer at Candlewood Lodge
Responded 24 Apr 2021
Hola Dima, thank you very much for staying with us, especially during this extraordinary time. Saludos cordiales, Matthias & the Candlewood team
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Esra H wrote a review Mar 2021
Mauritius34 contributions2 helpful votes
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If you are looking for an accomodation in Knysna, just click “book” in Candlewood Lodge without any doubt. *Comfortable and large rooms. They think about every detail. View from our room was perfect. Sunrise & Sunset❤️ Balcony was so cute. Minibar is full. Many wine options. Coffee machine and fruit plate was available. *friendly and warm welcome from Mathias Matt brought us coffee with his super presentation skills for our tiredness. *Awesome breakfast, you cant find better than this in SA. Matt and his staff prepared an excellent breakfast for us. Fresh bakery basket, cheese, avo, eggs of your style, fruits, granola muesli bar, jams ...etc *Every evening they prepare your room for the night, even you can find some small notes about Knysna😀 *Matt prepared a huge breakfast box for us including sandwiches, fruits, protein bars, healthy seeds, healthy juice😍 Location 👍🏼 you can reach the pedestrian road around the lagoon in 5minutes by walk.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Matthias Herren, Geschäftsführer at Candlewood Lodge
Responded 26 Mar 2021
Hi Esra, thank you very much for taking the time to write this lovely review. I am happy that you ve had a great time with us. It was a pleasure having you. Kind regards, Matthias & the Candlewood team
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clewis405111 wrote a review Jan 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
My family and I (kids ages 18 and 16) stayed at Candlewood Lodge for 6 nights. We found Matthias and his staff more than accommodating. Their attention to detail was fantastic. The accommodation has beautiful views, the most delicious breakfasts and clean, comfortable rooms. Candlewood is well situated in Knysna because it over looks the Heads but very central to town and islands. I would go back and we have recommended this to all our friends.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Response from Matthias Herren, Geschäftsführer at Candlewood Lodge
Responded 12 Jan 2021
Thanks a lot for that great compliment, much appreciated! Hope to see you again.
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fgrunewald2021 wrote a review Jan 2021
Cape Town, South Africa1 contribution
Our stay at Candlewood Lodge was spectacular - Matthias and his team deliver meticulous hospitality. The facilities and rooms are clean and inviting, all underlined by a great panoramic view overlooking Knysna
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Responded 10 Jan 2021
Thank you for your great review. We wish you a happy 2021 and hope to see you again.
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PRICE RANGE
US$85 - US$125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeKnysna
NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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Frequently Asked Questions about Candlewood Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Candlewood Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Knysna Heads (4.8 km), Brenton on Sea (5.5 km), and Knysna Lagoon (1.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Candlewood Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Candlewood Lodge?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Candlewood Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Candlewood Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Candlewood Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include East Head Cafe, African Bean, and Freshline Fisheries.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Candlewood Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Candlewood Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Candlewood Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Xhosa.
Are there any historical sites close to Candlewood Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St George's Anglican Church (1.1 km).