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Dongola Guest House

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$70*
US$68*
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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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DongolaMike, Owner at Dongola Guest House, responded to this review

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

Winchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We arrived early, straight from the airport; but were made very welcome, introduced to the lovely Suede and shown to our garden room. The room was bright and airy, with a breeze coming in from the garden, but with air con if required. The bed was SO comfy - we had one of the best nights sleep in months. Watching...

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

Dear Julia, thank you for the lovely review, the walk to Groot Constantia is becoming a firm favourite amongst Dongola House guests, do you think it might be the complimentary wine tasting? Hope to see you and the Prof again. Warm regards, Mike, Sally and Natalie

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 21 March 2017

My husband had said he was tired of the 5* hotels in town and really wanted a B&B somewhere out of town. I lucked out when I found DONGOLA HOUSE. It's perfect for couples or a family with older children. The breakfasts are to die for. Mike and Sally the owners, were always on hand, and served our every need....

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

Dear Jedanna, thank you for taking the time to write such an in depth and frank review. It was nice to meet you and we are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us at Dongola House. To give you some feedback on your comments -I am sorry if you didn’t think the lighting was sufficient. We have not had...

Jersey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Although we had one of the smaller rooms there was ample storage also a private patio. The breakfasts were superb as was everything to do with this accommodation.The owners were extremely helpful in every respect. We also had secure parking. We had plenty of resturants and shops nearby.

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

Hi Rowland, everyone misses your cheerful demeanor at breakfast. Thank you for the lovely review, if you want to come back book a little earlier and we will sort you out with a bigger room, it will cost a bit more mind but if you are staying for a couple of weeks it will be worth it. Warm regards, Mike,...

Rhyl, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderful stay at The Dongola. Nothing is too much trouble for Mike & Sally. Lovely room,excellent choice at breakfast,amazing views,beautiful pool,and lovely hotel dogs!!!! Couldn't be faulted. Many thanks Mike & Sally.

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Dear Gorden, thank you for the great review, the dogs love getting a mention!. warm regards, Mike

Reviewed 27 February 2017

Warm welcome, incredibly helpful owners, comfy beds, yummy breakfasts, lovely view, friendly retired guide dogs to pet. This place deserves all of the amazing reviews and we aim to come back again (although they're already getting loads of bookings for 2 years time so we'll have to be organised!).

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

Dear Barbellle, thank you for the great review, please get organised we would love to see you again. Warm regards, Mike, Sally and Natalie.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Thank you Sally and Mike and all the staff at Dongola for such a lovely break. The guest house is in a beautiful location, stylish yet comfortable and spotlessly clean. Everyone is charming and gracious, professional and polite, helpful and friendly. The breakfast on the terrace is a joy and we hope very much to be able to stay at...

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

Dear Rebecca, thank you for the lovely review. We to hope you will stay at Dongola again! Warm regards, Mike, Sally and Natalie.

Teignmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

We had both been to Cape Province before so did not want to travel miles up the Garden route but base ourselves for three weeks in a lovely b&b near Cape Town. Constantia is a perfect location & Dongola is the very unusual combination of a brilliantly run & managed b&b but with a really friendly atmosphere. Mike & Sally...

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

Dear Nigel and Shine, we are so glad your decision to stay three weeks paid off for you. Our ethos of being "a little bit home and a little bit hotel" has worked well for us over the years. See you in 2019 warm regards, Mike, Sally and Natalie.

leicestershire
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Sally and Mike made us most welcome to their home and their staff did too. Our room was comfortable, if a little on the cosy side, with a spacious ensuite. Breakfast on the patio or inside was superb. No wonder so many of our fellow guests had stayed before. The location is quiet and convenient. In local severe drought conditions,...

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

Dear Stella, thank you for being so understanding during this difficult time of drought. The good news is the Western Cape currently has more wine than water so the "Help us turn your bath water into wine" promotion will continue, however we pray the drought will break shortly. Here's hoping we can turn you into one of those many return...

Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 February 2017

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,...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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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: $105 - $169 (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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