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Dongola Guest House
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All reviewsmike and sallycape townguest housegreat hostsguinea fowlevery respectperfect place to stayattention to detailviews of the mountainsa wonderful stayrooms are spaciouseach morninggarden roomglass of winebeautiful locationlonger staysouth africa
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Reviewed February 3, 2013

My friend and I stayed for six nights. After two we were moved into a suite and felt like queens! Our suite was bigger than friends flats in the UK! It really did feel like home in the city. We had trouble during our trip with directions prior to our stay here! Mike and Sally gave us spot on directions everyday and fabulous suggestions for our daily excursions. Breakfast was wonderful everyday by the pool with great views of the mountains. The gardens were lovely, the birds were even friendly and let us not forget Sasha that dog. We love you Sasha. It is a perfect getaway for friends, couples, even a staycation in the city for a few nights. Next time back to Cape Town we will definetely stay again and will recommend to all our friends. Staying here felt like making new friends and leaving family in the end!

Room Tip: Not sure about fitness center as we did not ask or have a need for one. We never used room service either except for laundry service which was awesome! All rooms are nice and quiet. Will post some photos of the property later this month.
  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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dongolahouse, Owner at Dongola Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded February 8, 2013

Dear Cindy, thank you so much for the review. Sasha says hi!. Currently another guest has fallen in love with him and is taking hime for a walk every day. I am sure if you came back and your foot was healed you would do the same. We jokingly call him the head of the Guest walking Department a perfect antidote to those breakfasts you mentioned as we no longer have a fitness center (since 2009). You were both easy to make friends with and we hope to welcome you back as family next trip. Warm regards, Mike Sally and Rob.

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Reviewed January 29, 2013

We have been to South Africa many times and stayed in Constantia when in Cape Town. This was our first visit to Dongola and we were certainly not disappointed. The location was perfect, the setting the same with beautiful views over the mountains. Th garden and the pool just added to the ideal setting. The room was spotless and the whole service outstanding my only worry will be that it becomes too popular and we will not be able to re-book if and when we return. Sally and Mike should be congratulated for what they have created. A perfect spot.

Room Tip: Our room had a courtyard on the side of the property and was peaceful and quiet some might prefer a room with a view of the garden and mountains but we had no complaints.
  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Howard C
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dongolahouse, Owner at Dongola Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded February 8, 2013

Dear Howard, thank you so much for taking the time to write not only this review but one on Booking.com, phew you are too kind. You maybe interested to know that you lovely review pushed us up to 2nd out of 1640 Guesthouses in the Western Cape on Tripadvisor's ratings. We do hope you choose us again and whilst we may become more popular we have no intention of getting bigger as we know the secret to our success is keeping it intimate. Warm regards, Mike and Sally

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Reviewed January 27, 2013

For a lot of reasons the number one B&B spot in Constantia. Well and safely located with just 5 minutes away from the top vineyards. Superb setting within a big garden with beautiful mountain views. Very comfortable, clean and nicely decorated rooms. Excellent breakfast to start the day at the poolside. But maybe even more important our well humoured hosts, Sally and Mike who gave us good advice where to lunch and dine & wine in the area. Also good tips where to spend our afternoon time at the beaches only known by the locals. Will definitely revisit this B&B when we are back again for a holiday in the Western Cape.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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dongolahouse, Owner at Dongola Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded February 8, 2013

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. We enjoy what we do and even more so when we get a review like this. We are lucky our Guest house is blessed wuith such great views becuase it just means we have to cobncentrate our efforts on the business of Bed and Breakfast. Hope we see you again when you next vist Cape Town. Warm regards, Mike and sally

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Reviewed January 27, 2013

I agree with all the previous excellent reviews and will seek to add some detail about the accommodation, particularly relevant to any families with small children considering this property.

We booked the suite, which comprises a large bedroom, ensuite bathroom (with separate shower) and a spacious lounge/dining room with small double sofa bed. This would have been a comfortable sleeping arrangement for our family of four, with our youngest child in a cot. (Equally there is sufficient space for a camp-bed if you have older children - though, note, I don't know if they have one!) However, Mike and Sally exceeded our expectations by offering us the additional use of an interconnecting twin bedroom and shower room which happened to be otherwise vacant during our stay. Combined with the suite, this forms an essentially self-contained, two bedroom flat and it is absolutely ideal for a family. In future, we would certainly seek to book the two rooms, but would happily accept just the suite if not possible. There is a microwave, kettle, fridge, cutlery and crockery which mean you could 'semi-self-cater' if desired. I appreciated that bath robes, a good quality hair dryer, a cd player and free wifi were provided - these little details make a difference. Attention to detail is evident throughout this property; it just works.

We very much hope to return to Dongola House in the next few years.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Thank holidaylover29
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dongolahouse, Owner at Dongola Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded February 8, 2013

Thank you so much for your wonderful comprehensive review. We were glad we were able to offer you the upgrade as it makes your stay more comfortable and our lives a little easier. Those little details you mentioned are just part of our philosophy of a little bit home, a little bit hotel. Thanks again and hope to invite you all back in a few years. Warm regards, Mike and Sally

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Reviewed January 20, 2013

Sally and Mike are fantastic!!! They are great hosts and try to help you however they can. For example we had to pack something rather delicate and Mike put a lot of his energy into solving our packing problems! He came up with a great idea and provided part of the packing material. Our girls loved this place as well! Great breakfast, lovely pool, beautiful garden and the possibility to walk Sally's and Mike's dogs! We would love to come back next year!

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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dongolahouse, Owner at Dongola Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2013

Hi Guys, thank you so much for the lovely review. It was no trouble at all assisting with getting your precious bespoke crafts back to Switzerland in one piece. Hope you are enjoying them at home. Warm regards, mike and Sally.

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