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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband had said he was tired of the 5* hotels in town and really wanted a B&B somewhere out of town. I lucked out when I found DONGOLA HOUSE. It's perfect for couples or a family with older children. The breakfasts are to die for. Mike and Sally the owners, were always on hand, and served our every need....

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Jersey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Although we had one of the smaller rooms there was ample storage also a private patio. The breakfasts were superb as was everything to do with this accommodation.The owners were extremely helpful in every respect. We also had secure parking. We had plenty of resturants and shops nearby.

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Rhyl, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a wonderful stay at The Dongola. Nothing is too much trouble for Mike & Sally. Lovely room,excellent choice at breakfast,amazing views,beautiful pool,and lovely hotel dogs!!!! Couldn't be faulted. Many thanks Mike & Sally.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Warm welcome, incredibly helpful owners, comfy beds, yummy breakfasts, lovely view, friendly retired guide dogs to pet. This place deserves all of the amazing reviews and we aim to come back again (although they're already getting loads of bookings for 2 years time so we'll have to be organised!).

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

Dear Barbellle, thank you for the great review, please get organised we would love to see you again. Warm regards, Mike, Sally and Natalie.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thank you Sally and Mike and all the staff at Dongola for such a lovely break. The guest house is in a beautiful location, stylish yet comfortable and spotlessly clean. Everyone is charming and gracious, professional and polite, helpful and friendly. The breakfast on the terrace is a joy and we hope very much to be able to stay at...

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

Dear Rebecca, thank you for the lovely review. We to hope you will stay at Dongola again! Warm regards, Mike, Sally and Natalie.

Teignmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had both been to Cape Province before so did not want to travel miles up the Garden route but base ourselves for three weeks in a lovely b&b near Cape Town. Constantia is a perfect location & Dongola is the very unusual combination of a brilliantly run & managed b&b but with a really friendly atmosphere. Mike & Sally...

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

Dear Nigel and Shine, we are so glad your decision to stay three weeks paid off for you. Our ethos of being "a little bit home and a little bit hotel" has worked well for us over the years. See you in 2019 warm regards, Mike, Sally and Natalie.

leicestershire
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sally and Mike made us most welcome to their home and their staff did too. Our room was comfortable, if a little on the cosy side, with a spacious ensuite. Breakfast on the patio or inside was superb. No wonder so many of our fellow guests had stayed before. The location is quiet and convenient. In local severe drought conditions,...

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

Dear Stella, thank you for being so understanding during this difficult time of drought. The good news is the Western Cape currently has more wine than water so the "Help us turn your bath water into wine" promotion will continue, however we pray the drought will break shortly. Here's hoping we can turn you into one of those many return...

Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed February 12, 2017

Mike,Sally, Natalie and team go beyond expectations even of a hotel. Nothing Is too much trouble. Iced water appears by magic next to sun loungers. Breafast options and their presentation are exquisite. Large 'on trust' fridge with wines, beers etc. Is well stocked and sparkling. Rooms are spotless. Our Sealy king size bed guaranteed solid sleep. Quality shower materials provided,...

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

Dear Victor (?), we did not know you were a travel blogger? Rarely has someone taken the trouble to check out our mattress brand. Most beds are King size extra length which I am sure at 6 foot 5 inches, you appreciated. Thank you for the comprehensive and flattering review, we do hope to see you again. Best wishes Mike,...

Costa Esuri, Spain
Reviewed February 10, 2017

Really great hosts with nothing too much trouble. Lovely setting great views and a great place to both unwind and see the local sights. Superb breakfasts both Sally and Mike were a fountain of knowledge to assist your daily plans and book restaurants in the evening. This is a quality establishment with guests returning on a regular basis. We plan...

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

Dear Advo, thank you for the stunning review. We are so lucky as we do indeed have many regular guests with some booking 2 years in advance! So when you are ready for a return visit let us know asap so we can reserve you a room. Warm regards, Mike, Sally and Natalie.

Ormskirk, United Kingdom
Reviewed February 9, 2017

Rated as the no.1 guest house in Constantia for a very good reason. Dongola house is simply perfection. Mike, Sally and the team have created just the right balance. There is always help on hand if required with wonderful suggestions for day trips, meals, vineyards and activities. The accommodation is fabulous with superb views and a lovely pool and grounds....

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

Hi Josie, thank you for the fantastic review, we are number 1 in Constantia because of guests like you, who right such wonderful things about us, that is THE reason. Cant wait to have your lovely family here again. warm regards, Mike, Sally and Nataile

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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  • Breakfast included
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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: $77 - $126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Dongola Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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“We stayed in room #5 with direct pool access and a small porch, this room is great!”
 of 5 bubbles caroline74andersson, Jan 25, 2017 | Read review
“Room 4 has a private sunny terrace”
 of 5 bubbles Kenroma, Dec 18, 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are lovely. Choose a Garden Room for views.”
 of 5 bubbles 157geraldinet, Nov 5, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a view over the wonderful garden”
 of 5 bubbles LaurenOdo, Jul 21, 2016 | Read review
“Definitely the cottage rooms, but I can only imagine all the rooms are great.”
 of 5 bubbles avrylb, May 4, 2016 | Read review
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