South Africa's Garden Route has one drawback - the price of accommodation is often outrageous. Imagine my delight then when I booked into Candlewood Lodge - which looked great on the website - and held thumbs. Turns out this is true value for money. Candlewood is a magnificent establishment and hosts Joyce and Graham are discreet but very attentive.
Our room was "Sand" - with one of the most comfortable beds I have ever slept in. Crisp, white linen (and towels), a gushing power shower (and bath if wanted) and a view of the Knysna Heads that we feel everyone must have envied.
Breakfast is served on a sunny terrace with the odd monkey dropping in and rooms have views of forest or sea depending on your taste. Every room (and I checked them all out) is furnished with impeccable taste and every last detail has been thought about - intelligently.
Don't want to walk into the glass shower panel - ah, there's a seahorse to remind you it 's there. Extra loo rolls, extra tissues, extra everything. Plenty of plug points, hairdryers. It's all there and more. I give this five stars.
- 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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