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Prana Lodge
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Chintsa
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 12 January 2014

My family was traveling through S Africa from USA to visit our son who is serving in the Peace Corps in Lesotho. Prana Lodge was exceptional in EVERY way. Highly recommend it! Food was superb. Private and relaxing.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 January 2014

Beautiful setting, excellent service, friendly staff and management, delicious food and great value. Especially appreciated the attention to detail like providing umbrellas for the beach, packed beach bag in each room as well as the chef's creativity in the vegetarian options. Thank you!

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 January 2014

We stayed at Prana over New Year's Eve and it could not have been more spectacular! The setting is secluded, rooms are private and beautiful (with plunge pool), food is amazing, and the beach.... WOW - an unspoiled piece of heaven! We also had the Thai massage which melts all stress away. The staff is professional and friendly and go out of their way to answer any questions or provide recommendations. Gail and Tim (owners) are terrific - we really enjoyed talking with them. This place is simply amazing!!

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 December 2013 via mobile

This must be the fourth or fifth time we've stayed in this boutique hotel. Every time has been equally perfect - and we're fussy travellers who are happy to pay top dollar provided we get top treatment.

Chef Jaysee's cooking is worth the visit alone. The rooms are beautifully appointed with a private plunge pool, and the amenities are perfect for a relaxing couple.

Good cappuccinos, nice wine list, and decent cocktails. All add to the experience.

Cintza beach is unspoiled, very quiet even in peak season, and quite spectacular. I'll try to add a panoramic photo to this review if the iPhone app allows it. Prana is the only way to experience this beach whilst getting top end accommodation. We opt to stay here and commute 30mins to family in East London, rather than stay there. And let's be frank, EL really has nothing to offer the tourist, whereas Cintsa is a little slice of heaven.

It's worth noting that after Prana, we did stay 2 nights at EL's #1 rated (tripadvisor) hotel; quarry lake inn. It was indeed very nice, but Prana tops it easily. To the proprietors of Prana; consider re categorising Prana as a hotel, and in EL. Just make it clear that it's an easy 30min commute. I imagine you'll get more search hits than as a Cintza BnB, and you'll make the #1 position easily.

Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 December 2013

Prana Lodge is a little piece of paradise, tucked away in the unpretentious coastal village of Cintsa! It is ideal for a romantic hideaway, where your every whim can be totally indulged...

SETTING
There are 7 villas each set in the meandering forest, which lends itself to total peace, seclusion and harmony with nature.

SPA
I know that I have had a great massage when I stand up after an hour of massage and there is a handful or so of little clicks that ripple down my back... This was one of those massages... Gentle, rhythmic massage where the therapist has a deep and thorough understanding of the key pressure points and a genuine desire to ease the stress in your muscles... Truly an authentic Thai massage.

CUISINE
Jaycee's meals were superb.... Every meal was made with the freshest ingredients, as if he had just popped out the back door to pick some herbs growing in the garden. Meals were healthy, yet decadent... With a great flair for combining different textures and flavours. I loved the way he finished off each meal with one or two edible flowers and a fascinating array of sorbets.... My favourite being a tomato sorbet as part of a deconstructed amuse bouche.

ROOMS
Superbly put together,absolutely flawless in layout with every single comfort that you could one could ask for. No wonder this place is the choice of uber celebrities...the rooms simply make you feel that way.

BEACH
This is one of the most spectacular beaches I have seen, rivaling the top beaches in The Maldives and Seychelles.... 21 km of totally untouched, pristine, white beach which makes for endless hours of mind clearing and spirit rejuvenation.

SERVICE
Last but not least the service... It is so rare to find a place in South Africa that offers such impeccable, attentive yet friendly service. Each and every staff member, from the gardener to housekeeping to the restaurant staff, were always on hand to ensure that every single whim of ours was satisfied. They really went out of their way to make us feel comfortable and at home....and we really did feel at home...

A part of me didn't want to write this review, because something this special deserves to remain a hidden gem... But with so much to offer, Prana moreover deserves to be celebrated.

Thank you for a superb stay.. It was unforgettable!

Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 December 2013

To put it in as few words as possible: perfection...you will find no match for prana lodge anywhere and with the worlds best beach to match...when you are there you realise why we live. For moments and places like prana. The team is wonderful and the food from another planet. Just go!!
Bo

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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 15 December 2013

We spent two nights at Prana and felt as if we've relaxed for two weeks. We still marvel as to how they got some many things right at such a small establishment from the impeccable service to absolutely great food to ensured privacy by private villas with plunge pools and gardens. Our two minor concerns were a) relatively slow internet access from room and b) the massage treatment, whist it was good was still a bit disappointing after having experienced the rest of the resort.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Address: Chintsa Drive, Chintsa 5275, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Chintsa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Chintsa
Price Range: £194 - £298 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Prana Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A luxury stay over: your own private haven awaits at Prana Lodge.At Prana Lodge, understated luxury pampers your body, mind and spirit. Only 8 individually designed suites, featuring select pieces from a private collection of famous South African artists, Persian carpets, luxury linens, and oversized bathrooms with garden views promise relaxation of the first order. Completely private and secure behind your own garden walls, relax on your patio with your own plunge pool. The ultimate romantic retreat, specializing in mini-moons, honeymoons and baby-moons,Prana Lodge has the perfect package for your romantic getaway. ... more   less 
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