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Vught, The Netherlands
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very clean, fantastic breakfast, friendly people and of course amazing surounding! We combined it with La Colombe which was a match we absolutely enjoyed! It is a nice room with privacy as well. Beautiful.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely house in a good location for exploring Cape Town and vineyards. Mike and Sally are very welcoming hosts ensuring our comfort and attention to detail. Scrumptious breakfasts sitting on the terrace taking in the fabulous views. Thank you.

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Warm welcoming, with staff remembering your name throughout your stay, delicious breakfast menu ( English Breakfast) personal favorite. I suggest anyone doing there visa to book yourself into great Dogola

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

Hi Marco thank you for the review and endorsement. We hope you enjoy your time in the USA. Warm regards, Mike, Sally and Natalie

North Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our stay at Dongola House was fantastic! Mike and Sally were very friendly, helpful and fun. We felt very well taken care of. The rooms were nicely decorated, cozy and comfy. The breakfast was stellar! Fresh fruit, pastries and lots of egg dishes made to order. Delicious! We would definitely return again...if we are lucky enough to visit Cape Town...

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

Dear Dan, thank you for taking the time to write this great review. So happy you felt taken care of from the breakfast to the hosts and finally the stars of the show our Labs. Warm regards, Mike, Sally, Natalie and the rest of the team.

Paternoster
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our stay at this lovely house (didn't feel like a b & b) just an extension of Mike and Sally's house. Wonderful and helpful hosts with tons of information and the views! Thanks for everything

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

Dear Richard, we are so pleased that we lived up to our ethos of a little bit home, a little bit hotel during your stay. Do come again. warm regards, Mike Sally and Natalie

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed for 6 nights here and loved it. Mike, Sally and the staff couldn't have been more helpful and friendly. Constantia is a beautiful spot with lots to see around - much better than being in the centre of Cape Town, but it is easy to get to. The rooms were very comfortable, the breakfasts were delicious and the...

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

Dear Judith, thank you so much fro the stunning review. we are so glad that you enjoyed your first visit to cape Town and that you chose us to introduce her to you. we sincerely hope it will not be the last time. Warm regards, Mike, Sally, Natalie and the Ladies.

Essex
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We are back in cold England now after another lovely visit to Cape Town that incorporated our third visit to Dongola. As before we had another fantastic stay; it really is the most delightful place. It is even more stunning than before(we really didn't think it could get any better!) as Mike and a Sally have made some alterations. These...

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

Dear Geraldine, thank you once again for a stunning review. It is always great to have you and Colin here. Glad you like the improvements and that they worked for you. We do hope to welcome you back in the near future until then stay well. Warm regards, Mike, Sally, Natalie and the Ladies.

Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 26 October 2016

I read great reviews about this guest house so i had high expectations. However, the guest house was even better than expected. Really great rooms and service, very tasty breakfast, beautiful location and Mike and Sally are really sweet and helpful. This was such a good place to come back to after long trips, but also great if you just...

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

Wow! Thanks for the stunning review so glad we able to exceed your expectations! Warm regards ,Mike, Sally and Natalie

Reviewed 22 October 2016

Had a wonderful 3 night stay at the end of a 3 week tour of southern Africa. Mike and Sally have a magical touch and we felt really 'at home'. The service we received was on a par with some of the best service I have received in 5* hotels and i would not hesitate to book this property again....

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

Yay, thanks for choosing to look after your family. thanks for the great review and see you 2018. Warm regards, Mike, Sally and Natalie.

Stuttgart, Germany
Reviewed 22 October 2016

nice owner-run b&b in a fancy cape town suburb. Close to excellent wine venues and 20 mins by car away from city center. spotlessly clean and very well maintained rooms. driven towards perfection not too much towards soulfulness but still very friendly and welcoming.

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

I would love to know what you meant about "driven toward perfection no too much toward soulfulness"! Our ethos has always been to be a little bit home, a little bit hotel. Sorry if we were a little bit too hotel. Warm regards, Mike, sally and Natalie.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
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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: $89 - $149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Dongola Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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“All rooms are lovely. Choose a Garden Room for views.”
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“Ask for a room with a view over the wonderful garden”
 of 5 bubbles LaurenOdo, 21 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Definitely the cottage rooms, but I can only imagine all the rooms are great.”
 of 5 bubbles avrylb, 4 May 2016 | Read review
“Room 6 for those who enjoy making their own meals every now and then (also has an amazing bath)”
 of 5 bubbles leeludditt, 29 Apr 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are extremly good. I enjoyed number 4.”
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