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Dongola House
4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   30 Airlie Place, Constantia 7806, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #1 of 33 Constantia B&B and Inns
Billericay, United Kingdom
1 review
“Perfect 5 star stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

A perfect stay at Dongola....Sally and Mike were the perfect hosts and the staff could not of been more helpful. Dongola is the perfect stay. The rooms are immaculate as is the house itself. The views are just as perfect. I highly recommend, I would go back tomorrow if I could.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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dongolahouse, Owner at Dongola House, responded to this review, September 16, 2013
Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review it is much appreciated. We are glad you had a good stay with us and enjoyed Cape Town enough to come back and if you do you know where to stay. Warm regards, Mike and Sally
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013 via mobile

Absolutely superb stay at Dongola. Mike and Sally were away but we were looked after very well by Inge and Natalie. Beautiful location, fantastic food and great personal touches. Inge very kindly organised a birthday breakfast for me when we were there and as usual, we were cooked a fantastic selection of food by Natalie. When we left, my fiancé forgot her hair straighteners and Mike and Sally were kind enough to post them back to England. Will highly recommend to others and definitely be back when we are next in Cape Town. Thank you again Dongola team!

Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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dongolahouse, Owner at Dongola House, responded to this review, September 16, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We have fowarded your compliments on to Inge and shown it to Natalie who is brimming with pride. Glad your belongings made it home safely.Warm regards, Mike and Sally
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

My wife and I spent three nights as guests at Dongola House and it was everything we had hoped for and more. Mike and Sally were tremendous hosts, always quick with advice and help...restaurants, local attractions, shops, etc. Their hospitality was generous and honest and their guest lounge was particularly enjoyable. It was winter time when we were there and it was cold and stormy. We had returned from a day of tasting the nice Constantia wines...all within no more than a 10 minute drive...and brought back some nice cheese and a bottle of good Pinotage from Groot Constantia winery. Mike and Sally had set a fire in the fireplace and we spent a very pleasant evening talking about the day's adventures and enjoying the wine, the cheese, and the fire. The breakfasts that they provided were wonderful...you began with your choice of the usual Continental buffet items to get started and then followed by your choice of a half dozen hot meals, prepared to your taste. We would not hesitate a moment to return to Dongola House and enjoy more of Mike and Sally's hospitality.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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dongolahouse, Owner at Dongola House, responded to this review, September 16, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write your lovely comprehensive review. As you said the weather was wintery but with a good red wine from one of the 10 vineyards in the area and a nice big log fire in our cosy lounge there is no reason to be feel blue. Hope we get the chance to spoil you again on another trip to Cape Town.Warm regards, Mike and Sally
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Had a wonderful stay at Dongola house. It is spotlessly clean, extremely comfortable and the view from the patio is stunning. The staff could not do enough for us and made us feel right at home. Hosts Mike and Sally are very helpful and knowledgable about the area. The breakfast is great, varied and plentiful and served on the serene setting of the patio. I would highly recommend Dongola House and will definitely stay again if we are back in Cape Town.

Room Tip: The bungalows are adorable and private; and the suite is great for a family. Not a bad room on the...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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dongolahouse, Owner at Dongola House, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
Thank you so much for the stunning review we are so glad you had a good stay with us , the family suite now has a lovely kitchenette making it more suitable for longer staying guests. Warm regards, Mike and Sally
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Booked in at Dongola for a quick stay. What a great welcoming we received and such a good nights rest. The best is to wake up and take a walk to the pool area that overlooks the most beautiful mountain view. The room and bed made my stay real special, so comforting. Most definitely recommend this lovely guesthouse and will stay there again soon!
thanks so much for your wonderful hospitality!

Room Tip: Only stayed in one room but pretty sure they are all wonderful!
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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dongolahouse, Owner at Dongola House, responded to this review, September 15, 2013
So glad your enjoyed your brief stay with us enough to write such a lovely review, we hope to see you again for a longer stay. We are so glad Inge welcomed you and whilst we agree with you about the lovely mountain view we cannot take credit for that. Warm regards, Mike and Sally
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Such a wonderful experience. The guesthouse is by far one of the finest in the Cape. It has breathtaking views of Constantia Valley and the mountains surrounding. Great facilities, with a bar, and outside braai area and pool.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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dongolahouse, Owner at Dongola House, responded to this review, September 15, 2013
Thank you so much for making the effort to write you review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and especially our special view. Warm regards, Mike and Sally.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

Dongola House is extremely well run, you don't have to think about anything and can get on with your work or holiday trip. It's beautiful, clean, tranquil, homely, classy and pays particular attention to being green - which I really like and appreciate in a guest house.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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dongolahouse, Owner at Dongola House, responded to this review, September 15, 2013
Thank you so much for the lovely review we are so pleased you noticed our efforts to reduce the environmental impact of running our business. Warm regards , Mike and Sally
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Address: 30 Airlie Place, Constantia 7806, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Constantia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 33 B&Bs / Inns in Constantia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Dongola House 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We offer King size, Queen size and twin extra length beds with percale linen and en-suite bathrooms with bathrobes and complimentary bath products plus 30 channel satellite TV. Free wifi in all rooms or the use of a lap top, printer and fax. A la carte breakfast menu taken in the tranquil landscaped gardens next to the 9m long solar heated pool with views of Table Mountain National Park. Free parking, 24 Hour security and only 20 minutes to the V& A Waterfront , 15 minutes to the beaches , 10 minutes to the Golf courses , 5 minutes to the Vineyards and restaurants. Graded 4 stars by TGCSA and Certified by Greenline Responsible Tourism. ... more   less 
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