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Reviewed 28 October 2016

We stopped here for 2 nights during our honeymoon. The accomodations was really good: very nice room, quite and clean, the owner of the house was extremely gentle, also the staff is excellent. I really recommend this place if you go to Knysna!!

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

Hi Alberto Thanks so much for your positive response. I am really happy that you found all to your satisfaction & will pass on your compliments to my staff. Warm regards Tim

Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

The house is impressive on arrival set behind huge trees and cosy garden. Tim met us and immediately made us feel at home! We stayed for 2 evenings B&B. Evrything clean and "perfect" as one would expect - even a king size ved made for us!! Loved the slatted doors and wooden flooring all white-washed giving a true spacious and...

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

Thanks so much for your comments Adrian I am happy that you enjoyed your stay & took the time to comment. I will also show my staff that they are well appreciated. Warm wishes Tim

Swellendam, South Africa
Reviewed 15 June 2016

We stayed at Cunningham's for a weekend and enjoyed every bit of it. It is on an island away from the hustle and bustle of town. Stunning area, comfortable beds, very clean, friendly staff. What more can one wish for

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

I am sorry for the delay in thanking you for your valued comments JulietteP. The island is very pretty & tranquil & I am glad that you enjoyed it. Warm wishes Tim

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 10 May 2016

The rooms at this place are magnificent. They must have been designed by a professional interior decorator. Amazing attention to detail and super comfortable. The location is right in the middle of a big lagoon and there's plenty to do and see for nature lovers. the owner of the place was a friendly and helpful chap and we felt well-looked...

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

Thanks so much for such positive comments. It is reviews like this that make it all worthwhile & indicates that we are heading in the right direction. Warm regards Tim

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights and had a lovely time. The rooms we stayed in were, although the rooms aren't extravagant, they are more than adequate for what we needed and felt rather homely. The hotel itself is a little drive away from any restaurants or pubs which could be seen as a negative but there was one particular...

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

Hi Matt Thanks for your comments, I am glad that you found the complimentary restuarant shuttle convenient. Hopefully you come back & visit in the future. Warm regards Tim

Reviewed 6 April 2016

We really liked our stay at Cunninbham's Island Guest House. Our baggage got lost on our flight and it was brought to the Guest House, which worked perfectly from the guest house side. We had a room upstairs, which we really liked, although the bathroom would profit of a renovation. We got good tips for having dinner and the breakfast...

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

Hi Thomas Thanks for your comments. We are coming up to our maintenance period & I will take a close look at the bathroom, thanks for mentioning it. Warm regards Tim

Clayton, North Carolina
Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

Have stayed here 3 times and each time had been great. Tim and his staff are wonderful, rooms are clean, beds are comfy, and they serve a nice breakfast. It is a short walk to the lagoon and downtown is a few minutes drive. I will be back for sure. Highly recommend.

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

Hi Craig It was great having you & your son stay with us as always. I look forward to your next visit. Warm regards Tim

Reviewed 21 March 2016

Cuningham's Island Guest House is situated on Lesure Island, and requires a car to get into the center of Knysna. It is a small cosy place, where you can get some good advice on what to do in Knysna. Take a walk around lesure island and dont forget the spectacular view from "the heads".

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

Hi Erik Thanks for taking the time to comment, it really is appreciated. Hopefully you enjoyed the rest of your holiday & that we meet again one day. Warm regards Tim

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised with this guest house!! The location is absolutely awesome, we enjoyed the views of the island very much, it is truly magnificent. The room was clean, nice and well equipped. The breakfast was a nice extra treat. The host was furthermore very hospitable and well acquainted with the area.

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

Thank you Yolandivh for your comments. We are very privileged to live in the Garden Route & to be located on safe & picturesque Leisure Isle in Knysna. I sincerely hope that you return to visit us in the not too distant future. Warm wishes Tim

Camberley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 January 2016

Stayed three nights in a ground floor room. The location is good although a bit out of the way. Have to drive for meals and shops. The staff are friendly, the rooms clean and the breakfast is good. I would recommend the guesthouse for a short stay. The only thing that is missing is air con, we struggled as it...

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

Hi Brazier Thanks for your response, it was hot over that period wasn't it? I am sorry that you battled with the heat but normally the ceiling fan is enough. Fortunately, because of the safety of the island, you could have slept with your windows open or I could have provided another fan. I hope that you enjoyed the rest...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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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 

Additional Information about Cuningham's Island Guest House

Address: 3 Kingsway | Leisure Isle, Knysna 6570, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Price Range: $64 - $140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cuningham's Island Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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“Upstairs might have views (but it wasn't important to us) Very quiet area.”
 of 5 bubbles JulietteP_SA, 14 Jun 2016 | Read review
“rooms inside are quieter than the one next to the swimming pool”
 of 5 bubbles mrjpcza, 10 May 2016 | Read review
“The family appartments are perfect”
 of 5 bubbles LoloChatel, 30 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Book early and ask Tim for a nice room.”
 of 5 bubbles Leucadendron, 5 Jun 2015 | Read review
“We had room 1 downstairs. No private terrace but you walk out to the pool area. Lovely lounge area”
 of 5 bubbles Jenna109, 29 Jan 2015 | Read review
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