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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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Helmsley, United Kingdom
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115 reviews 115 reviews
14 hotel reviews
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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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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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 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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218 reviews 218 reviews
65 hotel reviews
113 helpful votes 113 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
1 helpful vote 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 

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

It's a bit hard to fully encapsulate how much we loved this place. Generic superlatives don't do it justice. I've done considerable work and personal travel to over 40 countries in my time and if this wasn't my favorite hotel of all that I have stayed, it is in the top 3 or 4. Mark, the owner and caretaker, made... More 

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

Dear Mr gsmiley2015 These are wonderful words and praise for our property. I must say thank you! For somebody who is so well travelled and stayed at many hotels, the words that Mark "runs a dynamite operation" is just wonderful to hear. Mark is a hands on owner and it shows in all that we do at Kanonkop. Nothing is... More 

Essex
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Treat this house as your own was the invitation. Amazing hospitality,the rooms had a truly luxurious feel. We were treated to a night in the Forest Suite and absolutely loved it. We woke up to an amazing view, a delicious breakfast and fab days out within 3 or 4 miles at Brenton on Sea and Baffels Bay. Nothing was too... More 

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

Dear Happyholidays Essex We always like to tell our guests upon arrival, that they should treat Kanonkop House as "their home away from home" I am happy that you felt this hospitality from us. I am glad you had the opportunity to see the surrounding beaches - these beautiful and relaxing. Many thanks for the wonderful review and hope we... More 

Sevenoaks, Kent, England
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91 reviews 91 reviews
52 hotel reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

One night at the Kanonkop was definitely not enough - I so wish we had scheduled longer. There is a lot to do in the area as well as relax by the pool and a view to die for! Extremely stylish, a welcoming glass of wine, great breakfast. Mark is an exemplary host (Evance was so smiley, helpful & pleasant... More 

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

Dear CillaL-D Many thanks for your wonderful review. You are correct in saying that one night is not enough. There is really so much to do and see in the area, that we always recommend a longer stay. We do hope that we get the chance to host you a bit longer next time... Many warm regards, Mark & the... More 

Yorkshire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This is a lovely place to stay in Knysna. The location is superb with wonderful views over Knysna. The staff are charming, helpful and treat you royally. Breakfasts are excellent and extensive- the pool is large - the rooms are spacious modern and comfortable. There are several areas to relax in - this is a very good place to chill... More 

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

Dear PM Many thanks for taking the time to write a review for Kanonkop House. We trust you managed to relax and enjoy the views. We hope to get the opportunity to have you stay with us again soon. Warmest regards from Sam, Mark and the Kanonkop team More 

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