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Candlewood Lodge
Ranked #2 of 129 Knysna B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Shepshed, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Amazing B&B, Amazing people”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2013

Our stay in Knysna was made perfect by staying at the Candlewood Lodge. Graham and Joyce are the owners and have nothing to offer except wonderful service, warm and friendly attitudes, excellent knowledge of the area (and other places of interest in South Africa if you went on a tour like myself), and just all round top hospitality.

The B&B itself is clean, comfortable, modern, and come with the extra touches provided by a caring service. Fantastic view of Knysna lagoon (though I cant guarantee this for every room obviously) which is spectacular to wake up to in the mornings. I can highly recommend this B&B as the top B&B I have ever stayed in. Will stay again in a heartbeat...

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2013

Graham and Joyce are absolutely great. They make you feel right at home. Definitely,we will be back. Very knowledgeable on things to do in the area. Rooms were very clean and mordern. The breakfast that they offer is enough until dinner time.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2013

Thank you to our lovely hosts, Graham and Joyce for a lovely stay! We were there for a business trip and they made sure our stay was as comfortable as possible! The decor was done so beautifully and modern. The room was already heated up when we arrived in the evening! The rooms are very spacious and we had a beautiful view of The Heads! The host and hostess made our stay very homely and they were very kind to help us with directions. I will definitely return to Candlewood Lodge in the near future for business and vacation! Highly recommended to all!! Thank you Joyce and Graham!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2013

A lovely warm and homely environment with a very hospitable couple to make your stay worth while, and rooms with an awesome view of the Knysna lagoon and heads. everything is decorated in absolute style and class and you have everything you need in one room.

Room Tip: One of the upstairs rooms are the best - Sand, Sea or Sky as these have the best views!
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2013

We booked into the SAND room for 3 nights. Chris was there to meet us and showed us our beautiful balcony room.

The views from the balcony were fantastic and wow what a spacious Room and Bathroom we could have held a party in the shower. The evening sunset around the sparkling pool we will never forget.

The friendly staff cooked a perfect Breakfast and Chris advised us on all the places to see and things to do in the Knysna area.

We had such a great stay thank you Chris and his team.

Room Tip: The upstairs air-conditioned balcony rooms have fantastic views across the Lagoon
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Graham T
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2013

My brother and I stayed in Candlewood Lodge for 3 nights. The view from our balcony was stunning, the breakfast was awesome, and most importantly Graham and Joyce will take some time off from their busy schedule to talk to you and assist you in planning for your trip around Knysna!

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1. Try to arrange your arrival time as Graham and Joyce may not be around when you ring the door bell.
2. Try the Bungy Jump as soon as you see the weather is clear. DO NOT WAIT FOR TOMORROW! When you reach there and you're NOT so sure if you want to jump, you can opt for the bridge walk. Most likely you will end up jumping for the bridge - thanks to the loud music and persuasive crew and of course, the visual stimulation from seeing people jumping!

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank leeyoong
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Cambridge UK
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32 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2013

Having arrived at dusk & promptly set off the alarm Chris assured us it was his fault, what a gent.
Our first floor room was just lovely and the outlook in the morning was stunning. The staff were most attentive and produced a fine breakfast. Chris was most helpful and made us feel at home with some useful suggestions for meals at The Waterfront. What great value for us Brits, the Dry Dock was great with excellent service &, as ever, great South African wines.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Charlie H
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Property: Candlewood Lodge
Address: 8 Stinkwood Crescent | Upper Old Place, Knysna 6571, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 129 B&Bs / Inns in Knysna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Candlewood Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 7
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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