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Cuningham's Island Guest House

3.0 of 5 3 Kingsway | Leisure Isle, Knysna 6570, South Africa
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've really enjoyed staying at cuninghams island guest house. The rooms are lovely and big, they are kept lovely and clean and the beds are made beautifully. You can tell a lot of pride is taken by the staff. The breakfasts are one of the best we've had along our 10day holiday so far. The honesty bar is really handy... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely facility and friendly host Tim makes the stay very enjoyable. Leisure Island is the gem of the Garden Route. Cunningham's is very conveniently located for walking around and enjoying the island.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We stayed at Cuningham’s on the quiet Leisure Island in Knysna for two nights with our 3 children. I think there was one other couple staying there at the time as it was very quiet with only one other car in the drive. So we had the place largely to ourselves. It was winter, and I do think this area... More

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Cuninghams, Owner at Cuningham's Island Guest House, responded to this review

Hi RBdreamtripper Thanks for taking the trouble to comment, always appreciated & keeps us on our toes. My apologies for your experience. The family room, Room 1 on our web, is unfortunately at the rear, south side, of the house & as such, particularly in winter, attracts very little sun & has no views. The room is designed for a... More

Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Lovely little B&B on the Island and soo easy to find!! (with massive rooms) Breakfast was super! Such a treat to have had our car washed before our departure. A must do when staying or passing through!

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Cuninghams, Owner at Cuningham's Island Guest House, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind comments Nyaki, we must work towards getting that 5th circle ticked ;) More

Mossel Bay, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The Internet photos misguide you a bit, family room very plain and the little private garden/ patio could use some attention. Sitting room only one comfy couch 2 hard chairs. No proper privacy for bedroom. Only suitable for one night. Parking is bit small, not proper cover.

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Cuninghams, Owner at Cuningham's Island Guest House, responded to this review

Hi biancagreyling Thanks for commenting. I agree that the family room lacks privacy from the main room, Room 1 on the web. Unfortunately the picture does not show how the second room is open planned to the main room & I will be taking this up to rectify. The thinking was that it was for a family with 2 small... More

Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Very pleasant part of Knysna. Comfortable room for a family of four. Breakfast was tasteful, sufficient, Well served and well presented. Lovely outside area to relax. Would definitely stay there again.

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Cuninghams, Owner at Cuningham's Island Guest House, responded to this review

Hi Robertboulle Thanks for taking the trouble to comment on our family room, Room 1 on the web. Much appreciated. More

Rustenburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Been there two years in a row as part of our Karoo to Coast Mountain biking event every year. Will be back next year again. Linen of high quality, beds comfortable. Staff friendly and helpful. Thanks Tim and Trish!

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Cuninghams, Owner at Cuningham's Island Guest House, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the trouble to comment Christo H, lets see if we can get that 5th circle ticked next year ;) More

Johannesburg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This is a lovely guest house with that personal service you don't get in a hotel. e.g. The courtesy call to ensure I'll be arriving at the guest house, the early morning car wash, the no-frills sign in Wi-Fi.

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Cuninghams, Owner at Cuningham's Island Guest House, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the comments b_ncube. More

Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Overall, this is a nice accommodation in Knysna. The location is great with a lovely boardwalk around the island. Bed was very hard and room smelled a little musty, but neither was unbearable for the few days that we were there. The service and helpfulness of the staff was top notch. They wash your car each morning and provided suggestions... More

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Cuninghams, Owner at Cuningham's Island Guest House, responded to this review

Hi Tareyton98 Thanks for your comments which we have noted & will look into what we can do to rectify. More

Montagu, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We traveled on business and Tim was very accommodating. The Guest House is situated in a beautiful spot, the rooms are clean and all the staff members are very friendly. I'll definitely stay here again.

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Thanks so much for taking the trouble to comment More

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Address: 3 Kingsway | Leisure Isle, Knysna 6570, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Cuningham's Island Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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