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Dongola Guest House

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London, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Warm friendly welcome by Mike, Sally and the team - very helpful if you have any specific needs. Great room with private courtyard, very comfortable and we parked right in front of it. Lovely location in Constatia wine country near many top wine farms. And the breakfast in the morning is well above the norm - absolutely delicious array on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place was exceptional. The owners were very friendly and courteous. Not to mention, their dogs were just absolutely adorable! I'm an American student who came to Cape Town for a work opportunity. So, my expectations weren't really high having that I was coming to a new country. But Sally, Mike, and Natalie catered to my every need. Loved this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have to amend my previous review here - we have been around the cape a couple of times, but this guesthouse is a real gem! The hosts are great, breakfast is fab, the room is very stylish, spacious and well looked after. The view is absolutely fantastic, the garden and pool top notch (Sally or the maids were always... More 

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DongolaMike, Owner at Dongola Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Sabbie, thank you for the re-review. I do not know what prompted it but thank you for the excellent vote. Hope to see you again someday and maybe for more than three days this time? Warm regards, Mike. Sally and Natalie More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I had the privilege to stay at Dongola Guest House as part of the Greenpop crew. Never before have I experienced such a warm welcome. The facilities are five star and the stay was extremely comfortable. Sally and Mike, the owners, are wonderful hosts and will made everyone feel at home. Thanks Dongola for a wonderful stay,

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DongolaMike, Owner at Dongola Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Carla, thank you for the review, I do hope you and the rest of the team had a good rest before your long but exciting journey. warm regards, Mike, Sally and Natalie More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

I had the pleasure of staying at Dongola Guest House before departing on a long trip and it was exactly what I needed to feel refreshed and ready to go. Mike and Sally were warm and welcoming hosts and the pillows were literally the most comfortable I have ever slept on. Wish I could have stayed longer!

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DongolaMike, Owner at Dongola Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Zoe, we are so glad you had a safe journey and somewhat jealous of your trip into Central Africa. My mom likes those pillows so much she has taken two back to the UK. Next time stay for a while. Warm regards, Mike, Sally and Natalie More 

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

We recently had the good fortune of staying at Dongola. It was a super experience with warm hospitality and great service. Not only is the space and the people amazing, but constantia is also a real must for any wine or Restuarant enthusiasts. We'll be back!

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DongolaMike, Owner at Dongola Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Mish, thank you for the review and for once gain choosing to stay with us on you visit to the Cape Town Winelands. You must share with us your favourite vineyard! Warm regards, Mike, Sally and Natalie More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

Dongola Guest House is beautiful, comfortable, friendly and homely. A great place to stay for a business visit or a quiet relaxed holiday near the wine region in Cape Town. Mike and Sally are amazing hosts and the welcoming homely feel you get when at Dongola is second to none. I would go back over and over again!

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DongolaMike, Owner at Dongola Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Lauren, thanks again for choosing Dongola House. Glad we are keeping up the standards that you so highly praise. Hope to see you again next year. Warm regards, Mike Sally and Natalie More 

Port of Spain, Trinidad
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

This is a very comfortable guest house in a beautiful, quiet setting in the Constantia area of Cape Town. The breakfasts are delicious, and the owners and staff are warm, friendly and always helpful with advice. One morning I had to leave very early, so they cheerfully rustled up some delicious porridge and coffee for me on very short notice.... More 

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DongolaMike, Owner at Dongola Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Elizabeth, thank you for the charming review. If we had known you were leaving early that morning we would have produced more than just porridge and coffee but glad it sufficed anyway and do not blemish your trip. Hope to see you and your family on a leisure trip next time. warm regards, Mike More 

London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

I had the most amazing stay at Dongola. All the staff are very friendly. The views are beautiful and the rooms are always clean and beautifully made up. I would definitely recommend it to everyone who goes to Cape Town.

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DongolaMike, Owner at Dongola Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Bronwyn, thank you so much for the review. it took a little while to get used to not seeing you guys at breakfast. Hope to see you again one day. warm regards, Mike, sally and Natalie More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

Stayed at Dongola Guest House for 1 night in June, while on a flying visit to Cape Town to attend a friend's birthday. I was looking for somewhere close to the venue and Dongola fitted the bill. While convenience was the main factor for booking, I wasn't expecting such a beautiful place and warm welcome. The house is in a... More 

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DongolaMike, Owner at Dongola Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Abi, thank you for the stunning review, I am so pleased we made such a good impression in just one night. We would love to welcome you back but promise you'll stay for longer next time. Warm regards, Mike, Sally and Natalie. More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Center with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are situated in the tranquil Constantia Valley (Cape Town's vineyard) and bordering onto the Grootboschkloof River Walk, a small managed nature reserve with stunning views of Constantiaberg mountain, part of Table Mountain National park. Surrounded by 9 vineyards including the 330 year old Groot Constantia, friendly pubs, superb restaurants, from easy eating to fine dining, golf courses and the magnificent Kirstenbosch botanical gardens. With the M3 Highway only three kilometres away you are minutes, by car, from the V & A Waterfront, Table Mountain, Robben Island, The International Convention Centre both Greenpoint and Newlands stadia or the spectacular beaches of the Indian and Atlantic Ocean seaboards with their quaint quirky villages and hip and happening restaurants; as well as the Central Business Districts of Cape Town, Tokai and Retreat. We are a very convenient base for the American Consulate. We can offer King size, Queen size or Twin, extra length beds with fine percale linen, en-suite bathrooms/shower rooms with bathrobes and eco friendly complimentary bath products, in eight comfortable rooms. Our scrumptious a la carte breakfast menu, can be taken in the tranquil landscaped gardens next to the 9m long solar heated pool or in the cosy dining room both with views of Table Mountain National Park .Graded 4 stars by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa, 2015 Readers Choice Award by Tripadvisor, 2015 Best 4 Star Guesthouse, Western Cape South African Tourism "Lilizela" Awards. The first guest house in Africa to be Classified "Gold" by Greenline Responsible Tourism Rating Programme a Member of Cape Town Tourism and the Constantia Valley Association. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dongola Guest House

Address: 30 Airlie Place, Constantia 7806, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Constantia
Price Range: $62 - $109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Dongola Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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