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“Amazing value, very clean, lovely owners, would go back.”
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Candlewood Lodge
Ranked #2 of 126 Knysna B&B and Inns
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Ascot, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Amazing value, very clean, lovely owners, would go back.”
Reviewed 5 March 2014

Spotless. Very comfortable. Beautiful linen and bone china with views to die for what else could one want! Very good value, excellent breakfast, lovely pool - the whole place is far better than a lot of 5 star hotels I have visited. Joyce and Graham, the owners are charming, genuine people and most helpful, I hope to return there.

Room Tip: As far as I could tell all the rooms are good. In the good weather, breakfast is taken on the terra...
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Cottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 March 2014

Pool was fantastic so enjoyed relaxing fir few hours each day. View from room stunning when not misty! Attentive service and friendly people made our stay very enjoyable. Comfortable large rooms and quality linen. Breakfasts were great.

Room Tip: Luxury sea room gad amazing views
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Ascot, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 February 2014

Very clean accommodation ,good breakfast.Good views of Knysna from balcony.
The owner and his wife very welcoming.Would stay again.Short drive into town.We had the "Spray" room which was very comfortable for three adults.

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Ascot, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 February 2014

A very clean room nice and modern the owners are very friendly and made us feel at home. The breakfast provided has a good choice. The views from the house and pool area are amazing it's only a short drive into town and the owners were on hand to give us directions as well as provide information on nearby sites just wish we could have stayed longer!

  • Stayed February 2014
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 February 2014

Excellent accommodation - we had the "Sand" room, lovely room, huge bathroom, superb balcony. Good breakfast in beautiful garden. The owner and host, Graham, could not have been more welcoming. When we had a car accident on our second day, he stayed with us throughout our 9 hour hospital stay, then ferried us around the next day for Police statements, visits to the Chemist etc., AND organised a replacement hire car and emergency accommodation for us.
I cannot praise his care and consideration enough for 4 people he hardly knew!

Room Tip: "Sand" and "Sea" seem to be best if only for the view from the balconies
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Surrey, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 February 2014

We stayed for 4 nights in the second half of January 2014. The owners were away in the UK but their son, Chris, was an exceedingly agreeable substitute host, and was a knowledgeable source of local information. The property is modern, clean and well-maintained and offers excellent value for money. We liked having breakfast in the open on the terrace, and didn't go hungry. We also enjoyed seeing the monkeys in next door's garden!

Will certainly consider staying there again next time we are in Knysna. Thanks for a very enjoyable stay.

Room Tip: We stayed in the ground floor suite which gave extra space. We appreciated that, even though the ot...
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 February 2014

What a wonderful place to stay with fantastic views and a friendly and helpful host. Actually that is an understatement! Our party of 4 were unfortunately involved in a quite serious road traffic accident which involved us all being taken to hospital. When our host, Graham found out he was quickly on the scene and took over the reorganisation of a replacement car, correct hospital requirements, emergency accommodation and police interviews as well as spending many hours at both the hospitals and police station. Without him, in our traumatised condition, we would have been lost.

I do hope we have the opportunity to return to their beautiful lodge in the future. and highly recommend others to do the same.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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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 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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