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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
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Reading
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a fabulous start to our trip to South Africa! We'd had a long drive from Cape Town following an overnight flight from London and were feeling somewhat jaded by the time we arrived at Kanonkop but the effusive and friendly welcome from Numsi, Liesl and Gibson quickly revived our spirits - as did the cold beer! But when we... More 

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Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Me and my husband got to stay at the Paradise Suite for our Honeymoon! It was beautiful! The House feels like home. Very nice decoraction, clean, great views, it was perfect! Evans and Mark are really welcoming!!

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

Dear Ximena D Many thanks for your wonderful review. I am glad you got to stay in our Paradise Suite. It is a wonderful room for a honeymoon couple. Although any of our other luxury lagoon facing suites also have magnificent views :) The "home away from home" feel is defiantly what we like to achieve here and glad you... More 

Edmonton, Canada
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82 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 386 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were thrilled to be warmly welcomed into this delightful guest house. Staff are wonderful and the views simply the best. We enjoyed our breakfasts in part because of the best views of Knysna and the heads. The morning breakfast spread was delightful and tasty. Our room was spacious, comfortable and included in-floor heating which kept us cozy. This place... More 

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

Dear Kpatters Many thanks for your wonderful review. It is always a pleasure to hear when our guests enjoy our warm hospitality and views here at Kanonkop House. The underfloor heating does wonders to keep you cozy during winter as does our warmly lit fireplaces in the lounge and kitchen area... I think this contributes to our wonderfully hosted breakfasts... More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I challenge anyone staying here not to be wowed by the amazing level of service you get here - right from the moment you arrive, the smiling welcome: You are offered a glass of wine straight away and then told that you can help your self to the drinks in the complimentary bar at any time, they pre gook you... More 

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

Dear Nuffsaid14 I trust you are well and many thanks for the wonderful review. I remember that you extended your stay with us and am very pleased that you did :) The complimentary bar is a wonderful added extra we offer our guests.The dinners we book prior to your arrival is so we know you will be looked after at... More 

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ideal location, central yet private, 180 degree view over the lagoon towards the Heads. Top accommodation, rooms are spacious and beautifully decorated. Family run guest house which provides a personal touch and the staff are friendly. We had a fantastic weekend stay and will definitely be back! Thank you Mark and Liesel and the rest of the staff at Kanonkop.

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

Dear DominiqueduP Many thanks for your review. The room that has the 180 degree view is our Paradise Suite and is aptly named this for a reason! All our other rooms have spectacular views and am glad you got to experience the good views and our hospitality that goes along with being a family run guest house. We are pleased... More 

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Dear KBPE170675 Many thanks for your wonderful review! We are pleased you had a "1st Class experience" as this is what we are trying to achieve. Gibson is a great asset to Kanonkop and our staff are always willing and helpful in every way. We hope to see you back soon to enjoy our hospitality again. Warm regards Mark, Liesl... More 

Sydney
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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

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 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

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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119 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 197 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 

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