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Mackaya Bella Guest House

4.0 of 5 137 Penzance Road | Glenwood, Durban 4001, South Africa
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent 4 weeks at Mackaya Bella while in Durban visiting UKZN. This must be one of the best guest houses I've ever stayed in. The room was fantastic, with everything one could want, the staff friendly, oh so accommodating, and the breakfasts were simply divine. With such a beautiful house and garden there too, I'd recommend it to anyone... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Mackaya Bella Guest House was the place I was lucky enough to call home during my 4 week visit to Durban, where I worked at a nearby hospital. Louise and Jon Rash ensured that my stay was flawless. They were welcoming and warm from the moment I arrived, and truly went out of their way for me.. from finding me... More

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Greenville, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

What do you get when you combine great service, attention to detail, comfortable rooms and convenient location? Mackaya Bella. This is my fourth time staying here and kudos to Louise and John Rash for showing how a great B&B should be run South African style. Throw in Susie the dog who curls up at your feet during breakfast and now... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Louise, Jon, Phamzile, Brenda, and Constance know how to make you feel at home. This is my favorite place to stay in Durban. It's walking distance from the fabulous Phansi Museum, Parc Cafe and Glenwood bakery. They treat you well and make arrangements seem easy.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I really can't recommend Mackaya Bella Guest House enough. Lovely comfortable room and breakfast was delicious. The owners went out of their way for us and I left feeling rested, despite having worked hard that weekend.Wonderful place.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I stayed at Mackaya Bella for a week while attending a workshop in Durban. Louise was an incredible host, going out of her way to make our stay as enjoyable as possible. The guest house itself is lovely and the rooms are very comfortable. We really enjoyed the breakfasts at Mackaya Bella and were very impressed at the way that... More

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Bloemfontein, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Even after several stays at Mackaya Bella I'm still surprised to meet interesting and varied guests from all over who occupy the rooms and really settle there and live there in a joyful home. Thanks!!

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

It was a nice experience to stay here. The hospitality was very good and warm. The breakfast is nice. I would recommend people to stay in this guest house. The place is near the sea, may be just a few kilometers away. A perfect place to stay for couples. I enjoyed it.

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Richmond, Virginia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

After bringing a team of ten visitors to Mackaya Bella for five nights in March 2013, I returned with a team of six for five nights in March 2014. What a pleasure! Louise and her staff saw to wonderful breakfasts for us, including a boxed snack when we had early road-travel. The grounds were as quiet as previously (easy to... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Jon and Louise were wonderful hosts. Room & bathroom were spacious and clean. Good wifi, kitchen and lounge area. The grounds were beautiful and well maintained with a swimming pool. Breakfasts were great too! Louise and Jon were very helpful with advice before getting there and while staying there too. Felt very safe there throughout my stay. By the end... More

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Address: 137 Penzance Road | Glenwood, Durban 4001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Mackaya Bella Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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