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Cuningham's Island Guest House

3 Kingsway | Leisure Isle, Knysna 6570, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Yorkshire England
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We spent 3 nights and were extremely satisfied. Our room was very big with a lovely lounge area. Furnishings were very nice and the room was immaculate. Nice lighting and bedding. Bathroom was perfectly fine with lots of towels and amenities but perhaps needs updating. Lovely pool area. Excellent breakfast and very pleasant staff. Our car was cleaned for us... More 

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

Hi Jenna101 I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us & hope that you thoroughly enjoyed the rest of your holiday. Warm wishes Tim More 

Montreal, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at this place for three nights and we really enjoyed our stay and I have to say Wendy's smile and hospitality (the lady at reception) made a huge difference! She was extremely helpful and gave us great advice for where to eat, what to do and a whole lot more! The place is nice located on a an... More 

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

Hi Niloo1366 Thanks so much for your comments & I will ensure that Wendi receives your complimentary remarks. Warm wishes Tim More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

After staying at 2 guest houses prior to this one, our expectations were a little higher than they maybe should've been. We had such good luck and great stays before here, that we were expecting the same thing. The photos are a bit misleading and the place needs some work. We stayed in the first room on the first floor.... More 

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

Hi Matua6 I am so sorry to hear that Knysna did not live up to your expectations which I am sure then sours many other aspects of your visit. Out of seven rooms I only have one Standard & two Superiors on the upper level, wish I had more. Thanks for your constructive comments. Warm regards Tim More 

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5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

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

Thanks Alipally84 for taking the trouble to comment, it really is greatly appreciated. My staff do take great pride in their product & I will pass on your comments. warm wishes Tim More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

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

Thanks so much for commenting. I hope that you enjoyed the rest of your stay in South Africa & that we meet again in the future. Warm wishes Tim More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 

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