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Ma'khaya Guest House

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3.0 of 5 Guest house   |   No.1 Second Avenue | Melville, Johannesburg 2092, South Africa
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Ma'khaya Guest House
Ranked #161 of 259 Johannesburg B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The guest house had a nice African theme and the price is good. The bathroom was nice. The thing to note here is you get value for the money you pay here. Its not very expensive but also its not quality. The rooms are not spacious, a little bit squeezed The staff wasn't as enthusiastic and service was not as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

What an excellent experience, this is truly a home from home. The rooms are spacious, most with there own patio! Very clean and well maintained. All the amenities one would expect from a five star establishment. This is truly five star at three star prices. The service is great with nothing being to much trouble, speak to Jabu or Temba... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Although we were welcomed at the door by the manager, my excitement soon fainted when we entered the house. Maybe I already knew that all would not be well as I have struggled for 2 days to make the booking. We had booked the Honeymoon suite (because of the very affordable price and fantastic photos on the website). We had... More 

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Riebeek Kasteel, South Africa
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6 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

This guesthouse is first of all not in Melville - it is in Westdene and a long way from the Melville amenities and restaurants. It looks like a very, very bad version of Out of Africa. Kitsh African - and I mean really kitsh - everywhere. My room is small, stuffy and not very clean. When I arrived, four of... More 

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Henry K, Manager at Ma'khaya Guest House, responded to this review

Our establishment is situated in the leafy suburb of Johannesburg's trendy Melville that is 400 meters away from restaurants and University of Johannesburg, we encountered a water situation which was caused by the municipality but it was sorted we apologise for any inconvenience, we always make sure our guests are always happy please visit again. MAKHAYA ALWAYS YOUR HOME More 

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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

I stayed here in the family room (self catering) with my daughters for the first 2 days of our South African holiday. Honestly, the place was gorgeous, quiet, and safe. The staff were all fabulous especially the manager, Themba, who took us to Soweto for a day where we had an eye-opening and highly informative experience. The breakfasts were wonderful... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2009

Having had a very poor experience in another guesthouse in Jo'burg, Ma Khaya was just lovely. Beautiful rooms, great location, lovely staff, delightful gardens.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2008

We stayed here for a week in August and were totally charmed. The rooms are spacious and the atmosphere is fantastically relaxed. There's a small garden and most of the rooms have their own patio or balcony. Melville itself is a relaxed neighbourhood with a great bunch of bars, restaurants and shops on 7th Street nearby. But the USP of... More 

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Address: No.1 Second Avenue | Melville, Johannesburg 2092, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Hotel Class:3 star — Ma'khaya Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 10

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