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Cuningham's Island Guest House

3.0 of 5 Guest house   |   3 Kingsway | Leisure Isle, Knysna 6570, South Africa
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Ranked #38 of 99 Knysna B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
LeeLeeBee1 Johannesburg, South Africa
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Firstly we had a wonderful welcome on arrival by the owner Tim. Our room upstairs was beautiful and well appointed, spacious and comfortable. We enjoyed the location on Leisure Isle which we enjoyed walking around and enjoying the views of Knysna. The breakfasts where wonderful and we received a warm welcome from Tim's staff and cook. We really could not... More

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

Dear LeeLeeBee1 Thanks for your positive comments. It was cold over the Festival wasn't it? Under normal cold conditions the wall panels are generally suffice to keep the room warm with the blower heater there for an additional boost. I will certainly look at some addition to the heating. Warm wishes Tim More

St. Denis, Réunion
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Beautiful Place in Knysna island (south Africa). Very pleasant Bed and Breakfast. Good Breakfast and charming Bedrooms. Reception, nice & discreet people. I recommend the place for vacation, morning walk & see the birds.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

The wonderful thing about my stay at Cunninghams was the caring,friendly reception upon arrival. The super welcome made me feel relaxed immediately and the room had adequate information about Knysa which was very useful. They served an excellent breakfast as well so I shall have no hesitation in recommending it to my friends.

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

Thank you 809 Jojo for the positive comments. Always good to know we are doing something right. Warm wishes Tim More

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Nice little place to stay. Great location. Very welcoming and friendly hosts. Lovely honesty bar by the pool. We had a great time in Knysna - great forest walks and Nature's Valley beach is stunning. Kayaking at Storms River Mouth great but very cold - make sure you get a wetsuit.

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

I am really happy that you enjoyed your visit to our area. Seems like after all that activity you are going to need another holiday ;) Warm regards Tim More

Bushey, Hertfordshire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

I recently had the pleasure of staying here with my partner and a friend. We found the accomodation very well presented and everything that we needed. We were greeted by Trish as the owner was away and she was very friendly and helpful. The location is lovely and we enjoyed a long walk around the island in the afternoon. I... More

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

Thanks Maccy85 for your review, I am sorry that we did not meet. I have passed on your positive comments to Trish. Warm regards Tim More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Stayed for 3 nights in March. Its a lovely location on Leisure island, just outside the town of Knysna. We had a smashing room and the staff were so helpful and provided us with tips on local restraurants which the locals used, always the best! Very comfortable, nice peaceful gardens and great breakfasts. its a real find and would reccommend... More

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

Thanks for the positive comments Browng31, I have passed your comments & ratings through to my staff demonstrating how important it is for them to communicate with our customers & how appreciated they are. Hopefully we see you back in our part of the world one day. Warm wishes Tim More

sussex
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

A gem of a place on Leisure Island. The rooms are well presented with all accessories you need ,from international electrical adaptors to a hairdryer. The swimming pool was a pleasant relief after a hot day sightseeing. The breakfasts were amazing and Tim was helpfulness personified. And to cap it all , a very dusty car was washed before wwe... More

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

Thank you so much Martin, without comments from our guests we learn nothing, Hopefully we see you back in this part of the world. Warm wishes Tim More

Salzburg, Austria
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We spent two great nights in this guest house. The location is very good on the very beautiful leisure island. The host is very friendly and helps wherever he can, the pool area is great to relax. And: They even washed our car. The owner believes, that cars run better when washed - and it indeed did :)

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

Thanks so much for your positive comments. It is always great to get feed back from our guests, good & bad, so that we know we are heading in the right direction & also to identify areas where we can improve. Warm wishes Tim More

Ringwood, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

My wife and I have just returned from a fantastic trip of South Africa which included 3 nights at The Cuninghams Island Guest House. The place is so peaceful and restfull, the rooms comfortable and the breakfast is tasty. The staff are so helpfull and the boss (Tim Cuningham) is a lovely, friendly man for whom nothing is too much... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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74 reviews 74 reviews
32 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

This was a last minute holiday and finding reasonably priced accommodation in Knysna was a challenge. We chose Cunningham's on the basis of price and its location on Leisure Island. The Island is a gem and well suited for those looking for peace and quiet and beautiful scenery, Tim was a most genial host and gave us a great welcome.... More

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

Hello Maija Thanks so much for your constructive comments. However had you mentioned the maintenance issues, which should not have occurred in the first place, they could have been dealt with immediately. A note has been made of your other points & they are being attended to. I wish you & your family a wonderful 2014. Warm wishes Tim 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*
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Cuningham's is located on safe & tranquil Leisure Isle close to three golf courses & Knysna's only beach. Set in a well established garden filled with the sound of birds guests can either laze around the large swimming pool or walk to the beach. Being centrally located on the Garden Route makes Cuningham's the ideal place from which to explore the many sites & activities that the area has to offer. ... more   less 
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