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Dongola Guest House

Travellers' Choice award winner
07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
USD 80*
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the kind of guest house which has thought about the details - for example, each morning at breakfast two tables were laid out for us: one inside and one outside, so we could choose where to have breakfast. The owners are exceptional hosts and along with continually excellent hospitality. This is a B&B which feels like a boutique...

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

Dear Liam, thank you for the stunning review. When we grow up we would love to be a boutique hotel, until then we will continue to live by our ethos of being a little bit home, a little bit hotel. Warm regards, Mike, sally and Natalie.

Heidelberg, Germany
Reviewed 1 week ago

Small boutique Hotel with family touch in wine area. Breakfast was excellent with innovative options to choose from. The Groot Constantia wine Estate is worth a visit and is in walking distance through beautiful vinejards.

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

Hello Lars Many thanks for taking the time to do a review for Dongola House. We are glad that you enjoyed the breakfasts and maybe we can welcome you back one day!

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are coming to Cape Town then a stay at Gondola should be your priority! The owners, Mike and Sally are exceptional hosts and put every effort in ensuring you visit all the attractions and restaurants that Cape Town has to offer. We have just spent 3 weeks at Dongola and without doubt this has been our best holiday...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After spending many years in hotels on trips to Cape Town, this time we opted for a B&B. Having had some unpleasant memories of dictatorial B&B owners in the past, I was a little apprehensive. What a gem. It's situated in a quite suburb on the Constantia wine route with safe on-site parking and more than comfortable rooms. The breakfasts...

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DongolaMike, General Manager at Dongola Guest House, responded to this review

Wow Andrew, you should be a travel blogger! Maybe you are. I would love to know why so many regular traveller to Cape Town are choosing Guest Houses over Hotels lately. Anyway I am not complaining. Dictatorial B&B Owners" you never mentioned you had stayed at Fawltey Towers and actually met Basil, ha ha. We do not subscribe to that...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

beautiful setting. close to the Constantia wine farms and easy access to the M3 highway. Also good as starting point for the Cape Peninsula. The owner/staff are very helpful also with the local sightseeing.

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our host Sally & Mike were really friendly and helpful. The Guest House is in a quiet location with good views. The room itself was very clean and comfortable. Would highly recommend this Guest House.

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to right your sweet review and thank you for the recommendation. Warm regards, Mike, Sally and Natalie

Kasane Botswana
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Central to all in Cape Town, in safe area. We loved our stay at Dongola Guest House. Mike and Sally are true professionals, hoteliers, with an eye for detail and taking care of every possible comfort of their guests, and I say guests as that is how you are treated, not a client, they are incredible, I have not seen...

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

Dear Malcolm, wow strong praise indeed especially coming from a professional hotelier in an executive role. We were slightly nervous of your stay but thank you for the kudos. We would love to have you back and maybe just maybe we can come and visit your magnificent property. Warm regards, Mike, Sally and Natalie

Charlwood, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You will be hardpressed to find a place to rival Dongola Guest House in every aspect you may wish for in a high quality B and B.It realy is the ideal place to base yourself for a trip to the cape and its wonderfull winelands.Just cant wait to return.Steve and anne.Charlwood uk.

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

Hi Steve and Anne, thank you for the fine praise. We do hope you come and visit again.Warm regards, Mike, Sally and Natalie

Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at Dongola House for 3 days at the beginning and 2 days at the end of our 18 day holiday. Both were wonderful experiences. Room 2 first (which we were told was the smallest) was lovely and quiet with its own patio and kitchen facilities, comfortable bed and ensuite bathroom. Room 8 second (part of the suite and...

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

Dear Caron and Russell, this has to be one of the fastest reviews we have ever had, thank you. You have only been gone two days! You did have a varied stay at our home form our smallest studio to our largest suite, all rooms have their own character the trick is to find the one that suits you best....

Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beautiful place to enjoy this country. Guests are made to feel entirely at home whilst being surrounded by a lovely garden, pool and that breakfast is to die for. The last week of our month long trip was spent at Dongola House which was the icing on the cake. Great, great, great.

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Dear Gilbert, what a lovely review., its actually great, great, great. We are so pleased you and Melanie enjoyed your stay and maybe we will see you again next year. Warm regards, Mike, Sally and Natalie

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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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
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Constantia
Price Range: $100 - $162 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Dongola Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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“Rooms 7 and 8 can be combined to make a 2 bedroomed suite. Both have their own bathrooms.”
caroncrisp, 27 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in room #5 with direct pool access and a small porch, this room is great!”
caroline74andersson, 25 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Room 4 has a private sunny terrace”
Kenroma, 18 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are lovely. Choose a Garden Room for views.”
157geraldinet, 5 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a view over the wonderful garden”
LaurenOdo, 21 Jul 2016 | Read review
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