We had a long drive from Franschhoek to Oudtshoorn and then from Oudtshoorn to Knsyna, all in 1 day. Upon reaching the lodge, we were greeted enthusiastically by Graham who showed us to our room (we stayed in the Sea Room) and gave us suggestions on where we could go for dinner. The location of the lodge is super as it gives a panoramic view of the Knysna lagoon. All the rooms on the first floor have terraces which overlook the lagoon. The rooms and bathrooms are neat and clean and the bed is extremely comfortable. We enjoyed watching the sunset from our room's terrace with a nice bottle of bubbly. Their honesty bar is very well stocked and very reasonable. During breakfast in the morning Joyce interacted with all guests and gave everyone suggestions and pamphlets of things to do in and around Knysna, including suggesting a lovely place for lunch in Plettenberg Bay.
Our only criticism would be with the quality of breakfast served. Having stayed at lovely places all across Kruger, Cape Town and Franschhoek, we were a little let down by the breakfast - the quality was not that great and it wasn't very tasty.
But apart from that, the hosts were great, the room was comfortable and the location - superb.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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 by Ines and Andreas Merz 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 family suite, a separate guest dining area and outdoor patio, large pool and spa. 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. ... more less
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