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Candlewood Lodge

8 Stinkwood Crescent Upper Old Place, Knysna 6571 South Africa
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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
Pool with view
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 loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
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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
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Hidden Gem
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, German, Xhosa
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mmahon557522 wrote a review Feb 2024
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Lovely guest house only 5 minutes from the harbour area. I would say it was the best breakfast I have had in any hotel around the world it was superb. The rooms were nice and the staff so friendly. Highly recommend
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Date of stay: February 2024
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mike1966_11 wrote a review Feb 2024
London, United Kingdom22 contributions23 helpful votes
Do not be fooled by first appearance and the name of the road. What a fantastic place. The staff were so friendly and helpful and the breakfast is not just the best I have had in SA it’s probably the best in any hotel I have stayed in. Highly recommend
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Perfect for relaxation but not the buzziest town
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Curious39487673240 wrote a review Feb 2024
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We had a great and unforgetable stay at the Candlewood Lodge and would have loved to stay longer. We had a warm welcoming from Mathias with a glass of wine and an interesting tour through the garden. We also got an upgrade for a large balcony room overlooking the bay. Mathias and Hans gave us alot of good tips of things to do and places to see and always had time for a chat. The breakfast was so various and delicious and cooked and prepared with lots of love. The whole team was very kind and helpful. We hope to come back again some day soon!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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MarkPhillips27 wrote a review Feb 2024
Birmingham, United Kingdom45 contributions53 helpful votes
We’ve just returned from our fourth visit to Candlewood, and we wouldn’t stay anywhere else. The views of the beautiful Knysna Heads are spectacular, the welcome from Matthias and his team is SO warm, and the breakfast has to be the best breakfast ever, anywhere in the world. A selection of amazing artistry on the cold buffet, followed by a menu of hot food which isn’t the normal bacon and eggs, but a choice of classy and amazing cuisine. Make sure you allow yourself the time to enjoy the wonderful breakfast. Can’t wait for our next visit.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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GinnyStaffordshireUK wrote a review Feb 2024
Alton, United Kingdom318 contributions135 helpful votes
We really loved our stay at Candjewood lodge. Mat was a first class host, so welcoming and helpful. The room was so well equipped and spotlessly clean. Breakfast was excellent and we had a lovely braai evening there too. The ladies in the kitchen we lovely. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Candlewood and would stay again in a heartbeat.
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ipischa wrote a review Jan 2024
Switzerland20 contributions24 helpful votes
This is an absolutely awesome place! We spent three nights at the Candlewood Logde and would have loved to stay even longer. From the very warm welcome by Matthias (walking with him in the garden with a glass of wine, where he explained lots of interesting details about the plants, flowers and herbs growing there) to the 3 course dinner and the outstanding breakfast - it was just perfect. We've never seen a breakfast buffet of such a high quality and variety before in a Guesthouse/Lodge. The whole team is very friendly and you feel treated like a family member. Everyone is eager to spoil their guests. We've stayed in the Sand room, which has a nice balcony with a view on the lagoon of Knysna and Thesen Island. A big thank you to Matthias and "the Candlewood ladies" for an unforgettable stay.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Response from Matthias Herren, Geschäftsführer at Candlewood Lodge
Responded 27 Jan 2024
Thanks a million for your kind words:). We are so delighted that you have enjoyed your stay to its fullest with us in the beautiful Knysna Lagoon. Warm regards back home to Switzerland, Matthias & the Candlewood Team
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awrigh501089 wrote a review Jan 2024
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My wife and I stayed here for our honeymoon and had the most wonderful stay. The breakfasts were amazing, we also had a very special dinner and Matt and the team were very helpful in proving suggestions of what to do in Knysna, even booking an amazing sunset cruise for us. We really hope we can stay here again one day.
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Response from Matthias Herren, Geschäftsführer at Candlewood Lodge
Responded 27 Jan 2024
Dear Mr Wright thank you very much for choosing us for your special occasion throughout your time in Knysna. We are delighted that you have had a great time with us. We wish you all the best on your new venture. Kind regards, Matthias & the Candlewood Team
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pwestp395765 wrote a review Dec 2023
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A place for garden lovers as this garden depicts everything: beautiful flowers, various herbs, exotic plants, chicken and a pool. Perfect place to calm down and regenerate. The people are extremely friendly and welcoming. In addition you get the best breakfast ever. Unique recipes, everything freshly prepared with love and expertise. The rooms are bright, offer a comfortable bed, modern design and a good shower. If in Knysna, we would always go there again.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Response from Matthias Herren, Geschäftsführer at Candlewood Lodge
Responded 27 Jan 2024
Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience. We appreciate that a lot! We hope to be able to welcoming you again omeday. Kind regards, Matthias & the Candlewood team
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Rosey F wrote a review Oct 2023
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We had an incredible stay at the Candlewood Lodge. The view is amazing, and the staff were so helpful, especially Faith who made us feel so welcome from the moment we walked in the door. Breakfast was very good and the room was very comfortable.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Room Tip: Its quite a walk to the town center but you can get Uber.
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Response from Matthias Herren, Geschäftsführer at Candlewood Lodge
Responded 25 Oct 2023
Thank you very much for choosing us throughout your time in Knysna, we are happy that you have enjoyed your stay with us! Kind regards, Matthias & the Candlewood Ladies
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juergen_n wrote a review Oct 2023
Austria14 contributions4 helpful votes
Everything was just perfect - from the flexible check in after contacting the lodge beforehand, the welcoming, the comfortable room with a great view from the balcony, the delicious breakfast with various options every day to the great staff, that made our stay unforgettable. We definitely would like to come back and recommend the place when you’re in the area!
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Matthias Herren, Geschäftsführer at Candlewood Lodge
Responded 25 Oct 2023
Thanks a lot dear Juergen. We hope to see you soon again. Best regards, Matthias & the Candlewood ladies
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PRICE RANGE
R 2,217 - R 3,325 (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 Holy Trinity Church (0.8 km), Drupkelders Hiking Trail (1.1 km), and The Art Café on Queen (1.1 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 Bosun's Pub and Grill, Art Café On Queen, and Sailor Sam.
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, Afrikaans, and Xhosa.
Are there any historical sites close to Candlewood Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St George's Anglican Church (1.1 km).