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Dongola Guest House
Ranked #1 of 40 Constantia B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 13 May 2014

This was such a nice place to stay. Mike and Sally were so accommodating, the rooms were spacious and clean, and the breakfast was wonderful. All of the staff were really friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend this place for a couple, friends or family to stay while visiting Cape Town.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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dongolahouse, Owner at Dongola Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2014

Dear Rosalie, thank you writing such a lovely review. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay withus. Warmregards, Mike, Sally and Natalie

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Reviewed 11 May 2014

Fantastic B&B with great views in lovely Constantia. We stayed just one night while attending a wedding in the area, but wish we could have stayed longer. The grounds are very green, with a calming feeling. really lovely. Sally is the perfect hostess and the breakfast was also very good.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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dongolahouse, Owner at Dongola Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2014

Thank you for your review, it's rare to get one from one night guests. We are hoping more of your friends and family get married in Cape Town so we can welcome you back for a few days next time Warm regards, Mike Sally and Natalie

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Reviewed 10 May 2014

One of the best B&B's I ever stayed in.
Thank you Sally and Mike for the hospitality.
Beautifull setting and great rooms.
Ideal home-base to explore the Capetown-area and the West Cape.
Thanks and maybe untill next time.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank Henry C
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dongolahouse, Owner at Dongola Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2014

Dear Henri thank you so much for the review sorry it has taken me so long to respond but I have been travelling myself. Hope to see you in Cape Town the next time you visit South Africa. Warm regards, Mike

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Reviewed 5 May 2014

Excellent accommodation,bedroom well appointed and comfortable.Top class breakfast served in beautiful garden surrounding.We were made very welcome by the helpful and friendly owners and staff.We would stay there again

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Ashton L
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dongolahouse, Owner at Dongola Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2014

Hi guys and girls thankyou for the review our first ever from the Isle of Man. Glad you had a good stay with us and hope to see you or some more Manx in the future. Warm regards, Mike and Sally

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Reviewed 29 April 2014

This was our first stay at Dongola House but at B&Bs. On reading the reviews of other reviewers we were impressed; even more so when we were able to confirm those impressions first hand. Constantia may be far from town to some, but if you can stay away from peak hours, it's not a problem. It's a plus because the area is all you could want - safe, clean, calm, beautiful scenery, all rolled into one in the Southern Suburbs. There's a very good eatery/gathering place just around the corner and a convenient shopping centre just down the road. The rooms are spacious, well appointed and well serviced. And quiet. The staff make you feel really welcome and they are never obtrusive. Sally and Mike combine the best of both worlds: owners who keep a firm grip on the tiller.

But even heaven would be very boring if it were perfect. So it is with Dongola, too. I'm sure that in the hotter months air conditioning would be a plus, although the period ceiling fan did good service during our autumn stay. You do get more sumptuous or lavish breakfasts at some B&Bs, but you will not long for an early lunch when you stay there. They serve an interesting selection of bread and cheese and do the eggs or whatever you fancy so early in the morning without a fuss.

If there is a place to recommend for a nice stay in the Cape, Dongola House would be near the top of the list of B&Bs.

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dongolahouse, Owner at Dongola Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2014

Dear Takenforaride, thank you so much for the comprehensive review. So glad you concur with the previous excellent reviews we have obtained from other guests. We do not have air conditioning, through choice, as we try to be a sustainable and responsible tourism business. We were awarded a Gold classification from Greenline Environmental Management services for our efforts in this regard. We have turbines over each room that effectively remove warm air from the rooms in the hottest part of the year, that coupled with ceiling fans and insulation makes the rooms comfortable on all but the most hot and humid of days, which we could count on the fingers of one hand here in the Cape. As for breakfast we would love you to give us some ideas where we could match the more sumptuous ones you have enjoyed so we could add those items to other 6 items on our current menu. Thank you once again for taking the trouble to write this lovely review and we hope we may be of service to you again in the not too distant future.Warm regards, Mike, Sally and Natalie.

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Reviewed 28 April 2014

I have stayed at Dongola about 5 times now over 2 years. I originally chose the guest house as I needed to be in Constantia yet I now opt to stay there even when on business for Cape Town central. The location is a mere 20 mins drive from town and is peaceful, set in the Constantia vineyards and Constantia village itself has all shops/amenities one might need. I am always welcomed with a friendly face and Sally and Mike are wonderful hosts with great recommendations for the area. In summary, great location, excellent hospitality, comfortable / well equipped rooms and not to mention superb breakfasts make this my number 1 place to stay in Cape Town and surrounds. I will return again!

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled solo
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dongolahouse, Owner at Dongola Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2014

Read Teirrah, knaht rof eht weiver. So glad you always choose to stay with us on you visits to the Mother City for your trail running. Hope to see you in October for the Grape Run. warm regards, Mike, Sally, Natalie and the Ladies.

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Reviewed 27 April 2014

I cannot recommend this place highly enough! My husband and i spent a week here and LOVED it! The rooms are spacious, comfortable and very well presented. The grounds and the views are stunning! Breakfast was certainly a highlight of the day with an amazing selection of delicious food and breathtaking views. Sally and Mike were extremely welcoming and recommended some great places to visit. This place is an absolute must if staying in Cape Town!

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dongolahouse, Owner at Dongola Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2014

Dear Natalie, Natalie says to say hello. I have never had our garden given the grand title "Grounds" before. Thank you for the fine praise and so happy you enjoyed your stay with us so much. Warm regards, Mike, Sally, Natalie and the Ladies.

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Address: 30 Airlie Place, Constantia 7806, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Constantia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 40 B&Bs / Inns in Constantia
Price Range: £62 - £110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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