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Dongola Guest House
Ranked #1 of 38 Constantia B&B and Inns
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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51 reviews
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“Perfect resting place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2012

The very first impression are the gardens and the pool, beautiful and peaceful! You can have drinks from the living room fridge and take a note of what you had, to be charged later. The owners are very friendly and helpful, and have beautiful dogs. The wi-fi is very good. The room was very nice and comfortable, with a great bed and room facilities for a tea or coffee, hair-drier, extra blanquet and pillows. The bathroom wasn't big, but full of details. Breakfast was delicious!

Room Tip: All the apartments I could see seemed very good!!
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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dongolahouse, Owner at Dongola Guest House, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review and congratulations on being our first guests from Brazil and thank you for complimenting the gardens. We do work hard at trying to keep them looking good so that they can frame our beautiful mountain views. Warm regards, Mike and Sally
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Epsom, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2012

What's not to like.? Beautiful location. Lovely suite. It was better than staying with friends. Such a lovely couple. Five star in every way.

It is really the attention to detail and the determination to make guests feel at home that makes this such an exceptional destination.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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dongolahouse, Owner at Dongola Guest House, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
Thank you so much for taking the time to right a review. We love your compliment that " It was better than staying with friends" we do try to be a little bit hotel and a little bit home. So sorry we are already full and cannot accommodate you in February, hopefully next time. Warm regards, Mike and Sally
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2012

Impossible to fault. 20 mins from airport, and 25 mins from Cape Town Waterfront, the owners are exceptionally friendly, and u want for nothing.

Spectacular views if the mountains. First class accomodations, and breakfast.

You wont be sorry.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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dongolahouse, Owner at Dongola Guest House, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
Impossible to fault. 20 mins from airport, and 25 mins from Cape Town Waterfront, the owners are exceptionally friendly, and u want for nothing.

Spectacular views if the mountains. First class accomodations, and breakfast.

You wont be sorry. Thanks for the review and the compliments, depending on traffic we are pretty much 20 minutes from everywhere, by car, in a our central location. Warm regards, Mike
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Southport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2012

Mike and Sally are the perfect hosts and operate a beautifully furnished and relaxing haven in Constantia. It is ideally placed for visiting the whole of the Cape peninsula. Mike and Sally were so welcoming and immediately made us feel special, Mike even ran us to our restaurant for the evening and sorted out transport home. The garden room we occupied is really tasteful, with a lovely large comfortable bed and excellent shower. There was a patio area outside the room which overlooked the mountains and fabulous gardens. Breakfast was served on the main patio, again with stunning views of the mountain, gardens and pool - the breakfast was lovely, every thing you could wish for! Thank you for a wonderful end to our holiday, I only wish we could have stayed longer. We certainly will return to stay with you next time we're in Cape Town.

Room Tip: Garden rooms have stunning views.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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dongolahouse, Owner at Dongola Guest House, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review. We are so glad you chose to spend the night with us so you could enjoy a fabulous meal at La Colombe on your final day in Cape Town, driving you to the restaurant is part of a our pledge to responsible tourism and after all it's on 2.5 kilometers so we do it whenever we can. Hope to see you next time. Warm regards, Mike and Sally.
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2012 via mobile

Dongola is a lovely guest house perfectly located for the Constantia vineyards and easy acces to Cape Town. The pool and garden provide a relaxing retreat with a wonderful mountain backdrop and plenty of birds for the twitches! Mike and Sally are excellent hosts and happy to assist wherever possible. We would return without hesitation!

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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dongolahouse, Owner at Dongola Guest House, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
Thanks you for taking the time to write this review it is the fastest we have ever received you must have written it as you were driving pot through the gate and still on our free wifi network. Glad you enjoyed our peaceful setting in the heart of the Constantia Valley Wine Route and look forward to welcoming you back with your binoculars for some more twitching, the bird list is up to 32 now just in the garden. Warm regards, Mike and Sally
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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2012

We spend two nights in Dongola Guesthouse. Beautiful surroundings, nice room, very helpful and friendly hosts, fantastic food and a great dog. A Guesthous with style. Thank you Mike and Sally. I will surely return on my next trip to Capetown.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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dongolahouse, Owner at Dongola Guest House, responded to this review, October 25, 2012
Thank you so much for taking the time to write your wonderful review. Glad you enjoyed your stay , hope to see you the next time you come to Cape Town. Warm regards, Mike, Sally and "Sasha"
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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2012

A wonderful spot,very good spacious rooms,delicious breakfast.
Mike and Sally were extremely helpful and very welcoming, highly recommended.
A great base to explore Cape Town and the Cape.
A huge thank you.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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dongolahouse, General Manager at Dongola Guest House, responded to this review, October 18, 2012
Thank you so much for taking the time to write your wonderful review. Knowing you had only a couple of days to see all that Cape Town has to offer presented a challenge and we are so glad you liked our advice. Hope to see you again and next time "Stay a While". Warm regards, Mike and Sally PS someone has already found your review helpful!
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Property: Dongola Guest House
Address: 30 Airlie Place, Constantia 7806, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Constantia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 38 B&Bs / Inns in Constantia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Dongola Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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 
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