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“What a FANTASTIC place”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Candlewood Lodge

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Candlewood Lodge
Ranked #2 of 126 Knysna B&B and Inns
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“What a FANTASTIC place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014

I just had to write again about Candlewood Lodge in Knysna as it is such a dream of a place,
The accomodation is stunning and immaculate. The views are to die for!!!
Our hosts Joyce and Graham treated us like family, nothing was too much trouble for them and they are so knowlegable of the area, they pointed us in the right direction of things to do and see.
If you are lucky enough to be visiting the garden route then you simply must make CANDLEWOOD LODGE in KNYSNA part of your itinery to make your holiday complete and utter luxury.
Thank you Joyce and Graham we cant wait to return.

Room Tip: The rooms on the front of the property have balconys that overlook the lagoon...stunning
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014

My husband and I and a friend stayed in the two upstairs rooms with lovely views from the spacious balconies. The rooms were very clean and comfortable and we enjoyed the tranquility and stunning vistas. The breakfast was somewhat marred by one of the owner's negative comments about immigrants settling in Knysna that we all found inappropriate coming from a B and B owner. If not for that, I would have rated this a 5, but would not return based on intolerant attitudes expressed.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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friendlysoul, Owner at Candlewood Lodge, responded to this review, 31 July 2014
Thank you for your 5 Star review. It is a pity that you use this forum to discredit our Lodge for comments made in response to your request for information on Emigration to South Africa. I thought that one of the pillars of American society was the freedom of speech.
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014 via mobile

What a perfect position to enjoy Knysna from. Everything was just a few km's away including the start of the Knysna Forest Marathon. Breakfast, including fresh hot oats was available from 4am which meant I could have a proper meal 2-3 hours before running the beautiful 42.2kms on the Saturday. A comfortable bed, warm shower and incredible view of the heads made this stay a recommended one!

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2014

An excellent lodge! The room was luxurious, comfortable and met all our wants and needs. A huge bathroom with a bath that fit two comfortably and a shower that would fit 5 people (minimum). Great value for the luxury. Excellent breakfast was served, cooked to order. The lodge is literally 5 minutes drive from the waterfront and the centre of the town while being located in a quiet spot overlooking the heads with a great view. Very secure and yet the security did not impinge on free movement or relaxation. We could not fault them. We enjoyed our stay so much we needed to show our thanks to our wonderful hosts, Graham and Joyce.

Room Tip: Sand was incredible.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2014

Rooms with serene view and great hospitality of Joyce and Graham.Really enjoyed the stories Joyce shared with us during the breakfast about their life and move to SA :).
Highly recommended.....Will definitely stay here again if I get a chance.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2014

Really enjoyed our stay. The hosts were very accommodating and helpful.
Room had beautiful views of Knysna especially as it was on the first floor.
The location was suitable for all activities in Knysna.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Shepshed, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2014

I returned to Candlewood lodge for an extended Christmas visit with my partner who had never been to South Africa before. Joyce and Graham were extremely helpful and more than welcoming, as well as accommodating to my little 4 year old girl, which was fantastic. They helped arrange a private visit to Plettenberg bay private game reserve, and honestly could not be more helpful and chatty throughout the enitre stay.

I will never look to stay anywhere else in Knysna, and I would suggest that anyone loking for a peaceful break here, with exactly what you need and want for every break look no further.

Cleanliness, showers, air con, rooms, comfort, and breakfast, all spot on. I think Ive run out of adjectives for the praise that is deserved.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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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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