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Wonderful Kanonkop Guest House!

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 07 Apr 2024
Had a wonderful 3 night stay at Kanonkop. Mark & Adele were perfect hosts, attentive, friendly and fun. They also organised a Braai one evening during our stay, which was excellent. The room was fabulous with stunning views over the lagoon and down to the ocean. We loved the "help yourself bar", although the staff were always around to help :) They had thoughtfully made a reservation at a local restaurant for us on our first night so we were covered. We will definitely return!
Date of stay: March 2024
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 15 Apr 2024
Dear Claire190745

What a wonderful review - Thank you. The Boma evenings are such fun and it is lovely watching our guests socializing around the fire, eating great food and drinking exceptional wines and gins. It was absolutely wonderful to have met you and we will look very forward to your return.

Warmest regards and have a super day!
Mark Conyers
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Reviewed 22 March 2024 via mobile

We stayed for a midweek break while driving the Garden Route, what a wonderful time we had Kanonkop Lodge.
The friendly & helpful staff are always willing and happy to assist with all your requests, breakfast was scrumptious and Mark, Adel and their staff are an amazing team.

The views of the Knysna lagoon go on forever and are amazing, pour yourself a cold one and sit and enjoy the view as the world goes by .
Highly recommended

Date of stay: March 2024
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank dcrayston
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Mark Conyers, Owner at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2024

Dear dcrayston

What an incredible review. Thank you. I am delighted that you had an amazing stay here with us and completely agree, our staff are incredible and the views are to die for. Both Dellie and I will look very forward to seeing you both again soon. Please do stay in touch

Warmest regards and have a super weekend.
Mark and Adele

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Reviewed 20 March 2024

We spent a great 5 night stay at Kanonkop House. Mark and Adele are great hosts.
They serve a wonderful breakfast outside by the pool.
Spotlessly clean and great attention to detail. The bed was very comfortable and the bath towels were regularly replenished
Would highly recommend for a stay in Knysna

Date of stay: March 2024
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank Lauren B
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Mark Conyers, Owner at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2024

Dear 560laurenb

What a lovely review- Thank you. Adele and I will look very forward to hosting you again soon and we hope that you enjoyed the rest of your South African Travels.

Warmest regards and have a super day!
Mark and Adele Conyers

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Reviewed 9 March 2024

We stayed at the Kanonkop Guest House recently for a 5 day stay. The location of the property is about 1.5km outside the waterfront and Thesen Island but the setting is really fabulous looking out over Knysna Lagoon towards the Heads. Taxi service is easy so if you don’t have a car then the location is still good. The staff are excellent and really nice people. Although this property was refurbished in 2017 it has been done with old furniture which looks pretty dated and not everyone’s taste. The bathrooms are old fashioned and could really do with an upgrade. Price wise, it’s not that much cheaper to stay here than some of the high end resorts like Fancourt yet the two are incomparable in all other ways. All of this is subject so I wouldn’t want to be too critical but if you charge higher prices you have to compete in all areas with better resorts.

Date of stay: March 2024
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Mark Conyers, Owner at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2024

Dear Jeffsteffcam

Many thanks for your review although slightly disappointing to read. So many of our guests say the charm of Kanonkop House is the antique furniture, Persian rugs and art that have been collected over the years, mixed with some of the modern pieces, creating a feeling like you are "home away from home". Something I truly believe we get right. We absolutely do not want to be a hotel like Fancourt, in fact we strive for the opposite. A small owner run boutique hotel that offers excellent service with incredible attentive staff, wonderful views from nearly all corners of the property, amazing breakfasts and platters on request as well free drinks from the bar and in room mini bar. Something you definitely do not get at an all suite resort hotel. Our new heated pool, sun decks as well as secluded lounge and pergola have also become a guests favorite.
Perhaps a small boutique hotel with only 7 rooms was not exactly the accommodation you were after, but we do appreciate your feedback and will look into a refurbishment of the bathroom.
Warmest regards
Mark Conyers
Owner
P.S. Your 4/5 stars for service seems strange as you rave about the staff and how excellent they are in the body of your review?

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Reviewed 28 February 2024

A second truly wonderful stay at Kanonkop Guest House with the perfect hosts Mark and Adele. Nothing but praise for this lovely home from home, where nothing is too much trouble and everyone goes out of their way to make you happy. The rooms designed by Adele have such attention to detail, everything you need has been thought of in advance. Fantastic breakfast and very comfortable beds etc, plus lts of help and advice about the local area. We shall be back again for certain.

Room tip: Get advice from Adele about restaurants etc
Date of stay: February 2024
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank Gina A
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Mark Conyers, Owner at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2024

Dear Ginaa315

What a pleasure hosting your stay. You are slowly working your way through all our suites, only 5 more to go (Haaaa Haaaaaa)......... We absolutely love having you here and can't wait for the next time. For now, keep well and hope to hear from you soon.

Lots of love and big hugs as usual.
Mark, Adele and all the team

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Reviewed 21 February 2024

One of the nicest guest houses we have ever stayed in . Stunning views from our suite and other rooms. Lovely courtyard where excellent breakfast was served. Owners were fantastic and couldn't have done more to make our stay very enjoyable and memorable. Highly recommended

Date of stay: January 2024
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank Vivien H
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Mark Conyers, Owner at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2024

Dear Vivienh864

Many thanks for your wonderful review and we are all delighted that you had a fantastic stay at Kanonkop House. You are right, you can never get bored of these views- They are spectacular!

We will look very forward to seeing you again.

Warmest regards and have a wonderful weekend
Mark, Adele and the entire Kanonkop Huse Team.

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