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Kanonkop Guest House

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 30 June 2015

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...

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 29 June 2015

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...

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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...

Sydney
Reviewed 25 June 2015 via mobile

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...

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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...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 June 2015 via mobile

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...

Cologne, Germany
Reviewed 30 May 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...

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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...

Helmsley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 April 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...

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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....

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 7 April 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

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 March 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...

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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...

Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 March 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...

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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...

Westhill, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 March 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...

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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...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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Additional Information about Kanonkop Guest House

Address: 6 Cuthbert Street, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Price Range: $315 - $1,166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Kanonkop Guest House 5*
Number of rooms: 5
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“All rooms were good but the rooms with a view of Knysna lagoon were extra special”
 of 5 bubbles 955KarenD955, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The four 'view rooms' are fantastic but even the two 'pool rooms' are spacious and comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles EbbishamTripper, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The penthouse is phenomenal!”
 of 5 bubbles RyanKreu, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for Knysna Lagoon view”
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“We stayed in Paradise Lagoon facing, with balcony, beautiful and quiet”
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