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Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dongola House is an extremely luxurious guest house set in the leafy suburb of Constantia. Our room was large, with a king size bed, a very luxurious bathroom (although it's not possible to use the bath because of water shortages) and lots of storage. . There is a small kitchenette, 2 arm chairs a desk and chair and a tv....

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

Dear Janine, firstly thank you for being so understanding about the bath, our water situation is dire but I am installing a secondary source so we do not have this issue again. I hope you enjoyed you wine tasting in lieu of a bath? When you describe our pool as small at 9m x4.5m I assume you are comparing it...

Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is like a piece of heaven! Sally and Mike with staff took so good care of us upon arrival, we felt like home but still we felt like we were on a five står hotel. The service throughout our nine days was exceptionell and we will never stay in another place when we get back to Cape town....

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

Hi Caroline & Magnus We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us in Cape Town and hope one day you will be back! Thank you so much for your kind review Kind regards Sally

Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

We were there for the second time and we really enjoyed our holiday. Apart from the location in the middle of the wine country the lodges are very comfortable and in the middle of the nature.Everything extremely clean and the owners very helpful for your staying.We really enjoyed and hope to go back.

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

Dear Gilberto, thank you so much for taking the time to write your lovely review. We are so please your second stay was as good as your first and we would love to have you and Jocelyn come and stay with us again. Warm regards, Mike, Sally and Natalie

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed January 12, 2017

could have chosen a better place to stay....very organized, very helpful, wonderful central cape town setting everything is only 30min max away. lovely rooms and heated outdoor pool. ideal. would recommend to anybody

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

Dear Lawrence thank you for the Fantastic review! I am hoping you meant you could NOT have chosen a better place to stay? If this is the case please recommend away. Warm regards, Mike, Sally and Natalie

Seoul,
Reviewed January 6, 2017

It was really wonderful while my family was staying for five days in Dongola Guest House. It was cean and comfortable. It is located in the middle of Capetown and we could go anywhere within 30-60 minutes by car.

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We are so pleased you and your family had a good time in Cape Town. If your daughter needs a break from her work in the DRC she knows where we are and will really look after her. warm regards, Mike, Sally and Natalie.

Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 3, 2017

Another great start to an excellent trip , if anything it was better than 5 years ago. Excellent, friendly, helpful staff and owners - Mike and Sally are like old friends. The views are breath taking from the pool area and the rooms spotless. We shall return again asap.

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Dear Allensies and Robinsises, we are so pleased the work we have put in over that 5 years showed and made a difference to your trip. Hope you enjoyed the Champagne Festival and hope to see you again sooner rather than later! warm regards, Mike, Sally and Natalie.

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Reviewed December 31, 2016

We love this B&B. This is the second time that we have stayed there. So professionally run by the owners with friendly efficient staff to assist. We particularly like the attention to detail. We highly recommend this B&B.

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Hi Stephanie, thank you for the lovely review. I do hope you visit again and this time in more pleasant circumstances. Warm regards, Mike, Sally and Natalie.

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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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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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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: $75 - $123 (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, 4 weeks ago | 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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