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Candlewood Lodge
Ranked #2 of 126 Knysna B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
north yorkshire
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135 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Always good”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2014 via mobile

Our second visit here and just as good as ever. The sand room has great views over the lagoon and is beautiful with great bathroom and everything is spotlessly clean. Good breakfast served indoors or out. R60 taxi to waterfront. Nowhere better to stay in knysna

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Barnetby le Wold, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2014 via mobile

Lovely place...comfy rooms with a nice view from its balcony..and a great sun area.
The breakfast was great on the patio.
The owners went out their way to say hello and ensure we had everything.
Although you need a car (like everything in SA) it was Close to the Waterfront and felt very safe.
A nice home from home with plenty of parking and easy access every where

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2014 via mobile

We recently visited this B&B during our trip around South Africa, following the Garden Route. The visit was with a group of 7, we occupied 3 rooms that were great rooms with nice beds. Every morning we enjoyed breakfast in the garden and would be welcomed by Graham who would make a conversation.

Service was excellent, even when we forgot something he promptly called us shortly after leaving to continue our trip, even offering to ship if needed.

Great B&B

Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2014

We stayed at Candlewood Lodge for 3 nights in November, our Balcony room SAND had a fantastic full bathroom, the views across the Lagoon, without even getting out of bed were breathtaking.
Our hosts Joyce & Graham were on hand to great us and help us with recommendations for restaurants and things to do and see around Knysna. It was beautiful weather whilst were were there and the breakfast was served on the Terrace and was fantsatic. The staff were friendly and kept the whole lodge immaculate. We plan to return next year.

Room Tip: Upstairs balcony rooms are all airconditioned and spacious, book one if they haven already been take...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2014

We stayed for 3 days and had two upstairs balcony air-conditioned rooms with fabulous views across the Lagoon The hosts were so friendly and helped us with restaurants and interesting places to go during our stay. Breakfast was out o f the world with such a selection We definitely want to return soon.

Room Tip: Relaxing around the pool in the afternoon and having a jacuzzi is a must
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Torrox, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2014

We had a very nice stay at Candlewood Lodge thanks to hosts Joyce & Graham. There is everything you need in the lovely, clean rooms of which the one we stayed in had a balcony overlooking the lagoon. The swimming pool & garden were very pretty. Breakfast was amazing with a good choice - fruit salad, cooked breakfast, toast, meats & cheeses, cakes, cereals - a feast to set you up for the day! The only slightly downside is its locaction away from the town.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2014

Thank you Joyce & Graham for yet another magnificent stay at Candlewood lodge in Knysna! We absolutely love your guesthouse & always find it difficult to leave after such an incredible holiday. We are a family of 8 and this was our second stay at Candlewood lodge. The rooms are beautiful and exceptionally clean & tidy as well as equipped with a tv, dvd player, A/C, hairdryer and free wifi. A delicious breakfast is served every morning ranging from muesli, cereals, fruit salads & yoghurts, to a Full English Breakfast and of course delicious homemade scones! The pool area has an amazing view over the Knysna lagoon and heads. All 8 of us stayed in one section of the B&B where 3 of the upstairs bedrooms have a balcony with breathtaking views over Thesen Island, the Knysna lagoon and the heads, and the family room on the ground floor is equipped with a fridge, kitchen counter and lounge area. Joyce & Graham make every effort to make you feel welcome & at home and they also recommended and made dinner reservations for us at a few excellent restaurants! This guesthouse really encapsulates the beauty, warmth & tranquility of Knysna!:)

Room Tip: Sand, Sea & Sky rooms are beautiful couple rooms on the first floor with a balcony and amazing v...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Candlewood Lodge

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 126 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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