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Cuningham's Island Guest House
Ranked #60 of 129 Knysna B&B and Inns
Reviewed 17 August 2014

Overall, this is a nice accommodation in Knysna. The location is great with a lovely boardwalk around the island. Bed was very hard and room smelled a little musty, but neither was unbearable for the few days that we were there. The service and helpfulness of the staff was top notch. They wash your car each morning and provided suggestions on where to eat, get groceries, etc.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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Cuninghams, Owner at Cuningham's Island Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2014

Hi Tareyton98
Thanks for your comments which we have noted & will look into what we can do to rectify.

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Reviewed 13 August 2014

We traveled on business and Tim was very accommodating. The Guest House is situated in a beautiful spot, the rooms are clean and all the staff members are very friendly. I'll definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled on business
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Cuninghams, Owner at Cuningham's Island Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2014

Thanks so much for taking the trouble to comment

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Reviewed 5 August 2014

We had a short stay in Kynsna as part of our trip along the Garden Route, and absolutely loved our time in this guest house. We stayed in a family room, which was a large open bedroom leading into another room with twin beds (no door between the rooms). Not exactly luxurious, but furnished to a reasonable standard and clean. The staff were amazing, serving up a great breakfast, while overall levels of service were first rate.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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Cuninghams, Owner at Cuningham's Island Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2014

Hi Mark K
Thanks so much for commenting on the family room.
Hopefully we see you in this part of the world again one day.

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Reviewed 4 August 2014

We were pleasantly surprised at our stay at Cuningham's, in every way possible! From the booking and receipt of our invoice, through the warm welcome upon arrival, and to the lovely location on Leisure Isle (between the rugged Heads and the charming town centre, thus very convenient), we were very pleased to stay there. The guest house gives a feeling that you are in a very different place to anywhere else in Knysna (it has a bit of a Florida Keys feel to it, to me), and it is a quiet and peaceful area. Our room, upstairs at the entrance, was absolutely lovely - clean, airy and spacious. (When we entered the room, I felt a bit disappointed that we would only be there for one night!) Tim was very gracious and advised us wisely for the evening. Breakfast the next morning was equally great. Cuningham's is a very welcoming, laid-back sort of place where you are guaranteed a good rest and battery recharging!

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Cuninghams, Owner at Cuningham's Island Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2014

Hi TravelBee_11
Thanks so much for taking the trouble to comment.

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Reviewed 24 July 2014

I enjoyed my stay at Cuningham's Island Guest House; the rooms are lovely, well maintained, and serviced daily. I found the staff to be gracious and helpful hosts, and the location peaceful yet conveniently close enough to town.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

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 fault anything on this establishment we had a perfect stay. Every morning we woke up to a complimentary car wash :-) Our laundry was arranged through Tim's staff and delivered to the B+B. If I could make one recommendation it would be to replace the blow heater with something that has a little more "fire" power to help out those chilly cold winter nights. Thanks Tim we will be back maybe sooner than you think. Great Value.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Cuninghams, Owner at Cuningham's Island Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2014

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

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Reviewed 26 May 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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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Cuningham's Island Guest House

Address: 3 Kingsway | Leisure Isle, Knysna 6570, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #60 of 129 B&Bs / Inns in Knysna
Price Range: £45 - £79 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cuningham's Island Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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