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Candlewood Lodge

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Candle wood lodge would have to be one of the best places we have stayed at in all our travels. We were late getting to the Lodge but Andy who was meant to be out celebrating a friend's birthday stayed back to welcome us. He also rang the restaurant to secure a booking for us. The place had a wonderful...

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Ines_at_Candlewood, Inhaber at Candlewood Lodge, responded to this review

It was wonderful having you with us. A real pleasure! Yours Andy and Ines (the spanish Version of Agnes)

Stellenbosch, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thank you to Andy and Ines for a absolutely fantastic stay. The views, cleanliness of guesthouse, friendliness of owners and staff and attention to detail was superb!! Best breakfast that you can have in Knysna!! The effort that Andy and Ines puts in to make your stay special is amazing.... bedtime story and all!!

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Ines_at_Candlewood, Inhaber at Candlewood Lodge, responded to this review

What a team! It was a great pleasure having you and your friends with us. Especially if we could serve one of the winners teams and friends! Looking forward having you back!

British Columbia, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From Andi's very helpful orientation to the area to Inez's delicious breakfasts made with passion from local ingredients, you can't do better. The surroundings display style and attention to detail, all making their guests feel welcome and lucky to be in Knysna.

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Andreas M, Inhaber at Candlewood Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you, Rebecca. It was lovely having you with us! We have recently found a new small cheesemaker and start testing some very special cheeses. It motivates us if guest do appreciate good quality. Thank you soo much for staying with us. Yours Ines and Andi

Kent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The rooms were fantastic and the food was exceptional. All of the girls working in the kitchens were so friendly and great cooks! Most impressive however was the attention to detail and effort invested by Innes and Andi to make the stay both very personal and special. They clearly enjoy what they do and are very good at it. Keep...

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Andreas M, Manager at Candlewood Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you soo much. It is a great motivation having wonderful guests and getting a positive feedback. Thank you very, very much! Yours Ines and Andi and our team

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Down to the finest detail, everything at the utterly beautiful Candlewood Lodge has been lovingly selected by hosts Ines and Andi, who are genuinely the warmest, kindest people. From the moment we arrived to our names on the door, with "Congratulations!" underneath (we'd just gotten engaged a few days before) and were ushered in for a much welcomed drink, we...

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Andreas M, Inhaber at Candlewood Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Nerena, dear David, it was wonderful having you with us. We want to know how the love story went further ... big smile! You are so a lovely couple! Hope to see you again! Yours Ines, Andi & Byzane *wuff*

Montagu, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful design, very good bed, stunning breakfast and kind and helpfull hosts. There was thought Aboutaleb everything. We were on the Noetzie beach nearby and that was fantastic. I think we made the best choice in Knysna!

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Andreas M, Manager at Candlewood Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much, Marijke, Dankie! Hope you have both back some day! Have a lovely time and take care Andi, Ines and Byzane

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed at Candlewood for our Honeymoon!! It was the best place that we could of chosen for our honeymoon. Ines and Andres thank you for everything. Your attention to detail is amazing!! From bedtime stories and good night truffles to sparkling champagne breakfasts. Your breakfasts were phenomenal!! Do not stop what you are doing!! Thank you...

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Saudi Arabia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place is well furnished and the staff are lovely and welcoming.. food is amazing and they preper special dish every day.. the place is clean .. location is perfect .. I would recommend this place for Knysna vistors. You will find everything you need in the place .. power adapter and usb plug and others..

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Ireland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a 3 night stay at Candlewood Lodge. The room was beautiful and the facilities everything you could want, The breakfast was top notch with some delightful unexpected touches. I won't reveal all as this should be a lovely surprise for others also. The location is good being only a short drive to the waterfront and the East Head. The...

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Mumbai, India
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We stayed at Candlewood Lodge for two nights (April 2017) and had a lovely time. Ines and Andreas are very friendly hosts and take care of their guests on a very individual and close-by level. The whole lodge is warmly decorated with a design touch. One can notice that they have thought about things before. For chech-in, we were offered...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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 

Additional Information about Candlewood Lodge

Address: 8 Stinkwood Crescent | Upper Old Place, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Price Range: ₹ 5,038 - ₹ 8,268 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Candlewood Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 7
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“The rooms are to a very high standard”
TKORoch, 5 May 2017 | Read review
“one room is next to the breakfast-area, not a problem as there are curtains. Opening the door, one enters the breakfast area.”
ChrisHH15, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Up on the first floor are the best views”
alfredp166, 29 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The upstairs rooms have a balcony with fantastic views of the both the lagoon and to the Knysna heads.”
golffish2017, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Top floor room in middle. Fab view and spacious.”
PKS753, 12 Feb 2017 | Read review
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