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Mackaya Bella Guest House

4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   137 Penzance Road | Glenwood, Durban 4001, South Africa
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Ranked #10 of 216 Durban B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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Edenvale
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The warm welcome we received upon arrival at this charming guesthouse was a breath of fresh air! Louise and John went out of their way to assist us with additional arrangements to make our visit to Durban a very special one. I highly recommend this guesthouse to any traveler.

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Bathurst, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I felt that the management at Mackaya Bella took care to look after my needs and to make my stay in Durban secure. The breakfasts were excellent and the service unobtrusive and full. A delightful indigenous garden and a relaxing salt water pool helped to make my stay enjoyable. .

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South Africa
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

I needed overnight accommodation and the wonderful owners booked in into the small self catering flat. On arrival I found they had upgraded me to a beautiful, luxurious room! The room was spotless with all the extras I could imagine; kettle, alarm clock and fridge! The property is lovely and clean, in a safe area. Although I did not stay... More

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Johannesburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

My four night stay Mackaya Bella was blissful. The small garden surrounding the charming house adds to a feeling of seclusion. The vibe is quiet, relaxed and comfortable. Louise made me feel immediately at home - instant contentment. My room had everything I needed - wireless connection was good. Breakfast on the deck was delicious. Good location in an established... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

I only spent one night here but wished I was able to stay longer. The house is beautiful and my room was spacious with a very impressive bathroom. Clean, comfortable and Louise is a very welcoming host. The breakfast was good too, best eaten on the terrace, which I am sure enhanced the flavour of everything. Highly recommended.

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

Sorry too that your stay was so short as we enjoyed your visit, and would have liked to learn more about your environmental projects. More

Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

My wife and I stayed in this lodge for two nights during September 2013. The guest house resides in the Glenwood suburb, a little bit far from the town center but in a quiet, pleasant neighborhood. The room we stayed in was cozy and tastefully furnished. The bed was big and comfortable and the bathroom is very stylish and includes... More

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

Always a pleasure have guests interested in birding - being able to cater for dietary needs for vegans from our adjacent guerilla garden was fulfilling! More

Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

I had a wonderful experience at Mackaya Bella, where I stayed for two nights. It is a beautiful house in a lovely setting--a very relaxing environment. The rooms and furnishings are tasteful and of high quality, like the very comfortable bed and luxurious high thread count cotton sheets. The breakfasts were delicious and generous, with the offerings varied day to... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

This was my second stay at Mackaya Bella after five years and once again it has been a wonderful experience. The rooms are clean and comfortable and the staff is very kind and helpful. The owners, Louise and John, are great hosts and give you the best advices for whatever you want to do in Durban. I highly recommend this... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Stayed four nights at Mackaya Bella in September - one of the nicest guest houses I know. The rooms are delightfully furnished and clean and comfortable with many added touches making it feel like home away from home. The breakfasts are delicious and served on the terrace which has a great view of the park. And the constant supply of... More

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Lombok, Utrecht, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

I have stayed in Mackaya Bella guest house several times now, sometimes for a couple of days, at other times for couple of months. It is the loveliest guest house I know. The rooms are stylish and clean, the breakfasts are scrumptious, and the guest house is located in a green and quiet part of Durban. It has a fantastic... More

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Additional Information about Mackaya Bella Guest House

Address: 137 Penzance Road | Glenwood, Durban 4001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 216 B&Bs / Inns in Durban
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Mackaya Bella Guest House 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An affordable, 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 and all necessary amenities and 1 large, self-catering unit with its own kitchen, bathroom and lounge. ... more   less 
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