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Mackaya Bella Guest House

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My stay at Mackaya Bella Guest house was wonderful. The rooms are spacious, private, clean and provides everything one could require. The staff members were very friendly and accommodating, even willing to set aside dinner for me as I needed to be at evening functions at the time dinner was served. The guest house also serves delicious vegetarian meals and...

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Pretoria
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had an awesome stay, got awesome treatment and wouldn't have preferred to go any where else. The breakfast was amazing, not limited like some of the guest houses I've stayed at. Mostly I appreciated being greeted by my name, Thanks guys!! :-)

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NickiMahony, Owner at Mackaya Bella Guest House, responded to this review

Your name is so easy to say - I can't believe more people don't greet you by it :) Wow! Appreciate the fabulous review. You were a pleasure to have. Hope you can make it back again. Cheers, Nicki.

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

The owners were friendly and helpful, the room comfortable and the breakfast plentiful. It is set in quiet surroundings with good parking. One downside was rising damp in the bathroom which made the room smell of damp.

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NickiMahony, Owner at Mackaya Bella Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the feedback Italia - we really appreciate it. We're glad you enjoyed all the positive things about Mackaya Bella. Unfortunately the room you were in is set a little lower than the driveway so it can be prone to damp. We re-paint it once a year and treat with damp proofing, but weren't aware that...

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

A friendly, well-organised, peaceful oasis in Glenwood - very central and defintely recommended for all visitors to Durban. Great breakfasts and very acccomodating hosts who fit in happily with individual needs

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NickiMahony, Owner at Mackaya Bella Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you Amanda. We try and be as flexible as possible to make your stay more comfortable and in your case it was very easy. You're most welcome back anytime :) Nicki.

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 20 February 2017

wonderful atmosphere and fantastic hosts. Great and quiet neighborhood. Close to centers and restaurants and beach. Delicious breakfast spread. very clean and very professional and homey. will definitely stay here again !!

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NickiM003, Owner at Mackaya Bella Guest House, responded to this review

Thanks and hope to see you again soon Christina. You know you are most welcome anytime ...

Paris, France
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Everything about this place was perfect to us. The location was good, the rooms were clean and cozy, the breakfast was great with a lot of choice, but most of all, Nicky was the perfect host. We were only in Durban for one night, but she was very helpful and kind and made our stay as memorable as possible. If...

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NickiM003, Owner at Mackaya Bella Guest House, responded to this review

Please come back and stay longer this time Lalina. There's heaps more you didn't see in Durban. Thank you so much for taking the time to write a lovely review.

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 18 February 2017

I've traveled a lot in the past 20 years but I have never had better treatment and experience as I have experienced in Mackaya Bella I would suggest that the whole world goes and Kearns what is experience and great treatment like the one that is provided by Mackaya Bella..

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NickiM003, Owner at Mackaya Bella Guest House, responded to this review

Thanks so much Siya. What a fabulous review - We miss seeing you !

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 11 January 2017

I had a very good time at his place, the owner is very friendly and fun to chat with. The breakfast is first class and the staff very helpfull. Nice clean environment, just wish thye could extend their business to other places in Durban like Morningside and Dirban North.

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NickiM003, Owner at Mackaya Bella Guest House, responded to this review

Thanks so much Muengedzi. You never know ... maybe one day we will extend!

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Mike and Nicki were great host. Very accomadating. They made the effort to make the stay as comfortable as possible. Will definitely recommend the place as a no frills value for money place to stay. Thanks

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NickiM003, Owner at Mackaya Bella Guest House, responded to this review

Appreciate your lovely reply Theo and thanks for recommending us to others. Readers please note; this guest stayed in one of our Budget rooms hence the reference to a "no frills, value for money place". These rooms are half the size and half the price of our luxury rooms.

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 31 December 2016

We loved our stay at Mackaya Bella. The hosts and staff were friendly, accommodating and they pay attention to detail in all the ways that count. Mackaya Bella has a very homely feel to it, but also gave us the privacy we needed. All in all a very comfortable stay. Thank you guys. Hope to see you again.

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NickiM003, Owner at Mackaya Bella Guest House, responded to this review

Thanks Zonika. It was great having your family stay with us. Come back anytime. Nicki.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A 4-star, modern and environmentally friendly guest house serving bed and breakfast. Located in Glenwood, Durban, overlooking a tranquil park, we are known for our friendly hospitality, comfortable rooms, tasty breakfasts and indigenous garden. Local and international guests, business people, tourists, academics and visitors are all welcome. We have 6 en-suite double rooms with TV, wi-fi, study desk plus all necessary amenities and 1 large, self-catering unit with its own kitchen, bathroom and lounge. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mackaya Bella Guest House

Address: 137 Penzance Road | Glenwood, Durban 4001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Price Range: $93 - $165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Mackaya Bella Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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“Home away from home”
 of 5 bubbles muengedzir, 10 Jan 2017 | Read review
“If you can request one of the flats, it would give you some extra space to cook, eat and relax”
 of 5 bubbles MariaT196, 22 May 2016 | Read review
“We loved having rooms 3 and 4 side by side downstairs with our own little terrace.”
 of 5 bubbles beainafrica, 11 May 2016 | Read review
“Just mention whether you seek air conditioning or not.”
  • A 360-degree view from one vantage point.
 of 5 bubbles antoniog957, 16 May 2015 | Read review
“The flat is a treat!”
 of 5 bubbles Stefan182, 6 Oct 2014 | Read review
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