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Kanonkop Guest House

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6 Cuthbert Street, Knysna 2351, South Africa
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you looking for a 1st Class experience then look no further. There is no better view of the Knysna Heads and Lagoon than that from the Breakfast table, the dinning room table, the couches next to the wood burning fireplace and lets not forget the 6* bedrooms! Customer Service "par excellance" but with a grace of humbleness not often... More 

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Knysna was the one night stop we 'had to have' on our way from Samara to Hermanus. Oh how we wish we had had at least 2 nights. The house and accommodation are stunning but the warmth and helpfulness of Leisel, Mark and Gibson made our too brief stay so very memorable. So much so that we are trying to... More 

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Kanonkop88, Manager at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this review

Dear JAASydney Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. I remember you had a short stay, but I am glad it was one of the best :) I am sure we will be seeing you soon when you have planned that Namibian trip. I look forward to hosting you again, as it really... More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were very lucky to be upgraded to their Paradise Suite and it was incredible! The room is large and beautifully decorated, the staff are welcoming and friendly. We arrived latish and they very kindly reserved us a table at a fantastic restaurant. It was the only hotel on the trip we really wanted to stay longer!

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Kanonkop88, Manager at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this review

Dear TVM34 Many thanks for your wonderful review. We are glad you had a good stay, although short. That always means you would need to come visit again soon. Our Paradise suite is a wonderful room and many of our guests enjoy the view from the balcony or bathroom. We are also pleased you enjoyed our restaurant choice. We book... More 

Cologne, Germany
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35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have stayed there several times. This time for one week - and we enjoyed again so much. The rooms are very different, so you must decide which room you prefer. There is not a room which we could not recommend. The latest addition in the previous private sector of the house has a new suite which is stunning, overlooking... More 

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Kanonkop88, Manager at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Pmun1971 Many thanks for your wonderful review. We are pleased that you stayed with us again and I am sure we will see you again soon. The new lounge area of the house is spectacular and this addition has made our guest house even more beautiful. I am glad you got to make use of the golf courses in... More 

Helmsley, United Kingdom
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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

What a wonderful B&B! These guys are at the top of their game with every tiny detail addressed. From the most wonderfully warm welcome from Evance & a thoroughly detailed walkthrough of this beautiful property on arrival we were made to feel at home as soon as we arrived. Nothing is too much trouble for this wonderful team. Wish I... More 

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Kanonkop88, Manager at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Rochalovesrugby Many thanks for your wonderful review. We are pleased that you had a wonderful stay with us... even though short, it does mean you will need to come back and visit again. Evance is a wonderful asset to our guest house, thank you for the compliment on our omelettes too :) I will mention this to our ladies.... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Unfortuntley only stayed for one night, but throughly enjoyed our stay! Good location, beautiful views, spacious rooms and the most friendly staff! A variety of continental and a la carte hot breakfast gets served. Accommodaiton is ideal for couples needing a quiet breakaway. would highly recommend Kanonkop for atleast 2 or 3 nights stay

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Kanonkop88, Manager at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this review

Dear LucreziaMeinie Many thanks for your review for Kanonkop House. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and got to see the lovely views. Pity it was such a short visit, perhaps a longer stay next time? Looking forward to having you stay with again. Many warm regards, Mark & the Kanonkop Team More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We had the pleasure of a four night stay here at Kanonkop and really did not want to leave. The accommodation, service and atmosphere were exceptional. The house is a home from home Mark and all the 'family' make you feel more that welcome. The location is perfect - only a few minutes drive from bars and restaurants. A truly... More 

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Kanonkop88, Manager at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Chalky1006 Many thanks for your wonderful review. We were pleased to have hosted you in our house for 4 nights. The Selwyn Suite seems very popular at the moment and am glad you enjoyed it. Our other suites also have wonderful lagoon views too. I am also delighted that you felt at home - this is what we are... More 

Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Excellent hotel guest house perched high above Knysna - secluded but minutes off the the main N2. Fabulous accomodation, perfect service from Mark and his team. Superb views over the water and out to The Heads. One of the accomodation highlights of our two week roadtrip. The desire to stay longer was strong but not possible. Book a couple of... More 

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Kanonkop88, Manager at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Curtis G We are delighted you had a good stay with us and we always suggest that one night is not enough. This just means you will need to return and have a longer stay next time :) I am glad we made an impression for the one night and we are very fortunate that "Canon Hill" has such... More 

Westhill, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This is undoubtably one of the best boutique hotels we have ever stayed in. From the minute you arrive Mark & all his lovely staff make you feel very welcome & go out of their way to help you. Nothing is too much trouble. A real home away from home. The house, gardens & views are absolutely stunning. We stayed... More 

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Kanonkop88, Manager at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Grsomers I trust you are well and thank you for the wonderful review. I am glad you enjoyed the Selwyn suite, is it magnificent. Although all our other Lagoon Facing Suites have stunning views as well. Our staff take pride in serving the best tasting breakfast - and its not the first time our Omelettes have been mentioned! We... More 

Jersey, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

During our three week tour of South Africa we had booked to stay three nights in Kanonkop House. We were made to feel very welcome with a complimentary drink on arrival. The room we were allocated was fabulous with large panoramic windows looking over the lagoon. Lisle and Mark could not have done more for us. The breakfast was served... More 

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Kanonkop88, Manager at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this review

Dear GraemeH Many thanks for your wonderful review. I hope that your Ruby Wedding Anniversary was one to remember. And that the little touches from us will help you to remember this for a long time to come. I am glad you enjoyed the breakfast, our omelettes are the best (I must agree with you on that one!) Thanks again... More 

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