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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Although Crawfords Beach Lodge has an exceptional view over Cintsa and the food is great, the 4-star rating is lacking when it comes to the accommodation. For a 4-star resort and the price you pay per night you expect the finest attention to detail, up-to-date and modern decor and the best amenities, etc. What a disappointment?

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

We had 5 fabulous days of chill time, great food, delicious cocktails, lovely long walks, friendly efficient staff, comfy accommodation, and exquisite scenery on a beautiful stretch of South African coast line. Food for the soul and we long to go back.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place for families and this was our 6th annual visit. Found quality of food this year not as good as previous trips. Missed muffins each morning this year and variety of salads could be improved.

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East London
Reviewed 1 week ago

Requested room with minimal steps as my husband has walking difficulties.. Fine. No One told us there are 62 steps down to the beach !!!!!.Quality of Food was less than expected. Glorified school dinners was my husbands comment. Breakfast was same every day with only a variety of baked beans or mince to alleviate the boredom. No continental available. Apart...

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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently took my whole family, all 15 of us, to celebrate my birthday here. It was a wonderful experience because of the great location, incredible food, wonderful staff and general atmosphere of Crawford. I heartily recommend this resort.

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Potters Bar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Superb view. The food was superb - the Saturday night seafood extravaganza was amazing. It was a pleasure to always have an allocated tables Staff were friendly and helpful. The beach went on forever. All in all it is an incredibly relaxing place.

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awesome place for families. Very laid back. Kids have a blast. Good food and exceptional all round service make this place a standout. Also fantastic location. Our second visit and can't wait to go back soon.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Crawfords has an amazing setting, with fantastic views. A beautiful long clean beach. The hotel rooms / cottages could use a good maintenance work over. Leaking showers, and poor maintenance in general. Food was outstanding, with fantastic dining / waiter staff. Kids club needs some work, they did not really have much entertainment for kids over 5 years old. But...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You cannot go wrong with a visit to Crawfords! A fabulous location with gorgeous beaches. All staff are friendly and extremely helpful. The food is out of this world, prepare for a weight gain! Rooms clean and spacious. Kids club for children is varied and keeps children under 10 occupied for hours.

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East London
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a ball staying at Crawford's. We loved the big room with ample space. We enjoyed the swimming pool. It was good value for money. Drinks are affordable and the food is divine. We will definitely recommend Crawford's and visit again.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
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  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Crawford's Beach Lodge offers barefoot luxury and elegant thatched accommodation for the most discerning of traveller and conference organizer, who is looking for fun, sun and relaxation. Crawford's Beach Lodge is nestled in the middle of the beautiful Chintsa Bay on the Wild Coast, surrounded by rolling hills, lush tropical beach forests and the warm Indian Ocean. The perfect venue for your honeymoon or even for the more adventurous, wanting to explore the many beautiful treasures the Wild Coast has to offer. Our location is also a malaria free area. We are approximately 42km from East London, the surfside city famous for its Nahoon Reef. Treat yourself and the special person in your life to a romantic getaway. We also offer Spa Treatments at our Senses Spa, with a great ocean view. Stay in a luxury thatched rooms, relax on the deck while you sip on champagne watching the sun go down over the shimmering ocean. Come and share our slice of paradise! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Crawford's Beach Lodge

Address: 42 Steenbras Drive | Chintsa East, Chintsa 5275, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Chintsa
Price Range: ₹ 8,396 - ₹ 15,496 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Crawford's Beach Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 40
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