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Crawfords Beach Lodge
Crawfords Beach Lodge
Crawfords Beach Lodge
Crawfords Beach Lodge
Crawfords Beach Lodge
Crawfords Beach Lodge
Crawfords Beach Lodge

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8.6

Excellent

21 reviews

21 reviews

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9.6

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
Mpongo Park Game Private Reserve 23.7 km
The Craft Galley 25.5 km
Hemingways Mall 26.2 km
Vincent Park Cinemas 26.6 km
Portal 26.7 km
Chiselhurst Train Station 27.5 km
East London Museum 27.8 km
Guild Theatre 27.8 km
King’s Tourist Centre 27.9 km
Eastern Cape Tourism Board 27.9 km

Crawfords Beach Lodge

42 Steenbras Drive, Chintsa East (30 mins drive from East London), Amatola Coastal, East London, South Africa, 5275 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Amatola Coastal part of East London, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous East London Airport. Massage, restaurant and hot tub are among the special facilities that will enhance your stay with on-site convenience.

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Highlights

Check-in/out [express]

Airport transport

Private beach

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Hot tub

Facilities

Transport to airport

Pets allowed

Car park

Shuttle service

Swimming pool [indoor]

Tennis court

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Check-in/out [express]

Value for money8.2
Distance to city center50.0 Km
Location rating9.6

Rooms available at Crawfords Beach Lodge

Very good
Room comfort & quality

8

Superior Cottage
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  • Partial ocean view
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed & 1 king bed & 1...
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Superior Room
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Partial ocean view
  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe Family Suite
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  • Ocean view
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed & 1 king bed & 1...
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Deluxe Sea View Room
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 1 king bed
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Honeymoon Suite
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  • Room size: 77 m²/829 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 1 king bed
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2-Bedroom Superior Cottage for 4 People
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  • Room size: 100 m²/1076 ft²
  • Partial ocean view
  • 1 king bed & 1 double bed
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Deluxe Suite
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  • Room size: 200 m²/2153 ft²
  • 3 bathrooms
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Family Suite
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  • Room size: 200 m²/2153 ft²
  • 3 bathrooms
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Superior Double Room with Partial Ocean View
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
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Standard Room
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
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Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost to stay at Crawfords Beach Lodge?

Room rates depend on the dates, room types, and number of guests, so please click here to see the latest and best deals from Agoda!

What time is check-in and check-out at Crawfords Beach Lodge?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The lodge offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to Crawfords Beach Lodge?

Crawfords Beach Lodge is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the lodge know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Crawfords Beach Lodge also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the lodge. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Crawfords Beach Lodge has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around East London with private transportation, the lodge can arrange car rental for you.

Is breakfast offered at Crawfords Beach Lodge?

Wake up to a great buffet breakfast at Crawfords Beach Lodge. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 85 ZAR if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the lodge.

What are my dining options at Crawfords Beach Lodge?

Crawfords Beach Lodge features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

What is the smoking policy at Crawfords Beach Lodge?

Crawfords Beach Lodge does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What restaurants are nearby Crawfords Beach Lodge?

Restaurants including Prana Lodge Restaurant, The Barefoot Cafe and Tea in the Trees are popular in Crawfords Beach Lodge’s neighborhood which is known as Amatola Coastal.

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What people love about Crawfords Beach Lodge

  • 8.4

    Excellent
    Staff 

    "Staff are very friendly & helpful."

    SHARON

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    February 2, 2021

  • 8

    Very good
    Staff 

    "Rustic but really special get-away with friendly staff and a homely feel."

    Inka

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    December 9, 2020

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "The beach and Hotel is very beautiful and gives you many opportunities to relax and recharge."

    Alena

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    March 24, 2020

Property ranking|Compared to 242 East London properties
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Location score
9.6/10
Room comfort score
8/10
Service score
9/10
Room size
43 sqm.
Better than
98
%
of East London properties
Better than
98
%
of East London properties
Better than
96
%
of East London properties
Bigger than
96
%
of East London properties
Overall rating:

8.6

Excellent
21 reviews
Cleanliness
8.6
Facilities
7.9
Location
9.6
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More about Crawfords Beach Lodge

More about Crawfords Beach Lodge

Crawfords Beach Lodge

With a wide range of services catered to both business and leisure travelers, Crawfords Beach Lodge makes sure you get the best out of your stay.
The superior services and facilities offered at Crawfords Beach Lodge will make for a memorable stay. Stay connected throughout your stay with free internet access provided. To help pre-arrange your arrival and departure, airport transfer services can be booked before you even check in. Your explorations of East London can be assisted with car hire and shuttle services available.
Parking is provided free of charge for guests. You'll have no problem planning out your days and transportation needs with front desk services including concierge service, express check-in or check-out, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. The lodge's tours can even help you book tickets and reservations for entertainment and explorations. Wear your favorite outfits again and again thanks to the dry cleaning service and laundry service offered at Crawfords Beach Lodge.
In-room conveniences such as room service and daily housekeeping will make staying in a great choice. The lodge is entirely non-smoking. Smoking may only take place in restricted designated areas.
Guests are guaranteed a comfortable stay while at Crawfords Beach Lodge. To enhance your stay, some rooms at the lodge come with linen service and air conditioning. The specially-designed rooms at Crawfords Beach Lodge offer more than one layout option, including rooms that have separate living room and balcony or terrace. The lodge's in-room entertainment is second to none, with television and cable TV provided to guests in select rooms.
You may be assured to know that a refrigerator, a coffee or tea maker, bottled water, instant coffee, instant tea and mini bar are available in some select rooms. You can stay fresh and clean with a hair dryer, toiletries and towels provided in some of the guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

Wake up with no worries at Crawfords Beach Lodge, where breakfast can be provided in house. What's better than a good cup of coffee? Start every vacation day at the lodge with an energizing cup of quality coffee. Throughout your stay, choose from a variety of delicious dining options at the lodge. Once there, be sure to check out bar for some in-house nighttime fun.
Never let a day go wasted when you're at Crawfords Beach Lodge with all the activities and facilities provided. While you're there, be sure to take some time to explore the easily accessible beach. Warm up at the end of the day with a visit to the massage, hot tub, spa and sauna. The many offerings at Crawfords Beach Lodge ensures you'll have plenty to do during your stay. No vacation is complete without a refreshing jump into the pool.
The poolside bar at Crawfords Beach Lodge gives you a great reason to spend more time in your swimsuit. Stay wet and wild with fun family water activities like fishing, snorkeling and non-motorized water sports. You won't need to go far to experience fun water sports, with the convenience of canoes provided. Test your skills! Get competitive with your travel group or other guests, at the lodge's mini golf course, dart board, tennis court, hiking trails and bowling alley.
No need to go anywhere after dinner -- play with friends or family at the games room and shared lounge and TV area. You can find a perfect memento of your trip, or grab some simple travel supplies at the shops and souvenir shops.


Reasons to stay here

Verified reviews for this lodge's food and dining options score it better than 98% of accommodations in the city.
Travelers who stayed here really appreciated the location, scoring it better than 98% of the city's other options.
This accommodation beats more than 98% of competition in the city on room comfort.

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Amenities and facilities
Very good
Facilities

7.9

Languages spoken

  • English

Internet access

  • Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Billiards
  • Bowling alley
  • Canoeing
  • Dart board
  • Fishing
  • Game room
  • Garden
  • Hiking
  • Hot tub
  • Massage
  • Mini golf course
  • Private beach
  • Sauna
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool [indoor]
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Tennis court
  • Tours
  • Water sports (non-motorized)

Cleanliness and safety

  • Body thermometer
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Safe dining setup
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Poolside bar
  • Restaurants
  • Room service

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Daily cleaning
  • Disabled facilities
  • Doorman
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Food delivery
  • Gift/souvenir shop
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Shops
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Babysitting service
  • Family room
  • Kids club
  • Playground

Land sports

  • Golf course (within 3 km)

Access

  • Cat-friendly
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Check-in/out [private]
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]

Getting around

  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Rental car
  • Shuttle service
  • Transport to airport

Available in all rooms

  • A/C
  • Complimentary coffee (instant)
  • Complimentary drinking water
  • Free tea
  • Free welcome drink
  • Hair dryer
  • Linens
  • Lock box in room
  • Mirror
  • Private entrance
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Swimming pool [direct access]
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
Location
42 Steenbras Drive, Chintsa East (30 mins drive from East London), Amatola Coastal, East London, South Africa, 5275
Exceptional
Location

9.6

Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds vary by room. Please check each room's capacity for details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 2-3 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 4 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking 6 or more rooms, special policies may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-out until11:00
  • Reception open until20:00

Getting around

  • Distance from city center50.0 Km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)59

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)85 ZAR
  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee00 ZAR

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
  • Number of bars/lounges2
  • Number of floors2
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 34
  • Room voltage220
  • Year property opened2003
  • Most recent renovation2012

Parking

  • Daily parking fee00 ZAR

Reviews of Crawfords Beach Lodge from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
8.6
/
10
Excellent
Cleanliness8.6
Facilities7.9
Location9.6
Room comfort and quality8.0
Service9.0
Value for money8.2
High score for East London
Rating
9+ Exceptional (4)
8-9 Excellent (2)
7-8 Very Good (2)
6-7 Good (1)
<6 Below Expectation (1)
Time of the year
Mar - May (1)
Jun - Aug (2)
Sep - Nov (2)
Dec - Feb (5)
All guests (21)
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8.4
Excellent
SHARON from South Africa
Couple
Deluxe Sea View Room
Stayed 1 night in January 2021

Relaxing”

When you feel you need to step away from the daily grind, this place is just the ticket. Awesome beach, views, sunset; totally relaxing & refreshing. Staff are very friendly & helpful.

Reviewed February 02, 2021

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8.0
Excellent
Inka from South Africa
Family with teens
2-Bedroom Superior Cottage for 4 People
Stayed 1 night in December 2020

Loved Crawfords Beach Lodge”

Rustic but really special get-away with friendly staff and a homely feel. Would love to go back again!

Reviewed December 09, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Alena from Germany
Couple
Deluxe Sea View Room
Stayed 1 night in March 2020

Beautiful get-away directly at the beach ”

We had the perfect stay here. The beach and Hotel is very beautiful and gives you many opportunities to relax and recharge. The staff is incredibly friendly and helpful. We will definitely come back and can fully recommend to stay here!

Reviewed March 24, 2020

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8.8
Excellent
Anthony from South Africa
Couple
Superior Room
Stayed 2 nights in January 2020

Excellent”

We really enjoyed our stay at Crawfords

Reviewed January 20, 2020

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9.6
Exceptional
Yvette from United States
Family with teens
2-Bedroom Superior Cottage for 4 People
Stayed 1 night in September 2018

Exceptional”

Great stay. We got upgraded to a dolphin suite and the view of the beach from our balcony was breathtaking. Dinner and breakfast was delicious. The grounds were well kept and beautiful.

Reviewed September 13, 2018

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5.2
Feziwe from South Africa
Couple
Honeymoon Suite
Stayed 2 nights in August 2018

Above average”

Overpriced place.

Reviewed August 16, 2018

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6.4
Good
SIPOKAZI from South Africa
Group
Superior Room
Stayed 2 nights in June 2017

Good”

The lodge needs revamping, the rooms are too big and cold, the airconditioning unit was not working, the bathroom towels look extremely old, they are grey in color, usually bathroom towels are white or cream and fluffy not grey and rough. The staff was good as well as the food not the overall facility though.

Reviewed June 19, 2017

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10.0
Exceptional
Annora from South Africa
Business traveler
Stayed 1 night in February 2017

A true experience”

The place is situated in "the garden of Eden" - the view is indescribable beautiful and dramatic. The staff are very helpful and friendly. The food was totally divine - I had dinner and breakfast!!!!!! Stunning inside and outside setting at the restaurant with lots of atmosphere

Reviewed February 22, 2017

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9.2
Exceptional
EDITH from France
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in October 2018

Un lieu unique”

Avant tout nous recommandons les chambres "vue mer" et au premier étage. C'est de là que la vue sur la côte sauvage prend tout son sens. Les chambres sont spacieuses et agréables,bien aménagées.,Thé-café ,canapé,et terrasse,avec table et 2 chaises. Le restaurant avec vue panoramique,et terrasse,sert une nourriture de bon niveau. Le personnel ne semble pas formé ( bavardages,décontraction ,et peu de rigueur pour un 4*.

Reviewed October 11, 2018

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7.7
Very good
Liesbeth from Belgium
Couple
Honeymoon Suite
Stayed 2 nights in January 2015

Paradise...”

Het zeezicht, de ligging en het eten.

Zalig ontspannend.

Reviewed February 05, 2015

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