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Mackaya Bella Guest House

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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The owner Nickie is the most accommodating person I have ever come across. I wanted to spend as much time with my family from Dbn and asked if she could accommodate additional 6 guest for breakfast which she did without a fuss. The breakfast was excellent and she makes a mean pancake .The driveway is a bit tight for an... More 

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

Thanks so much Rochelle. You're family was super sweet and helpful so it actually was no problem at all. Come back anytime ... More 

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

Have not even booked or stayed yet, and already received excellent service - extremely helpful and friendly! Very quick response to inquiries and eager to help even if they cannot accommodate you - very impressed!

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

Thanks Rozeldi. Appreciate the fact that you have sent this without even booking yet. Hope to see you soon! More 

Eshowe, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had 2 great nights spent there and will most certainly go back and refers other guests. Pleasant and comfortable atmosphere with attention to detail. Mike and Nicky are super hosts - very friendly and accommodating. Cannot fault them whatsoever.

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

Thanks Mich. Enjoy having you and your family stay. Look forward to your next visit. More 

Mahikeng
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I spent about 6 days at Mackayabella Guesthouse, and it really felt like home. All thanks to the friendly staff. The rooms are spacious and impeccably kept. This is a warm, welcoming, and cosy guesthouse. Thank you!

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

Thanks Keabetswe. After corresponding for so long, it was great to finally meet you and an absolute pleasure to have you stay with us. We all miss your beautiful fur jacket!!! PS: Thanks again for the chocolates xoxo More 

Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Mackaya Bella feels like home - it's spotlessly clean. The owner, Nikki is very friendly and understanding with the Ubuntu heart.I felt so bad when i had to leave becoz of the staff hospitality. I will come back for sure

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

Gosh, that's just the nicest compliment! Thanks so much Pumlani. Look forward to seeing you again. We are so lucky to have such lovely guests choose to stay with us. More 

Shanghai
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

It is the first guesthouse at which I have ever stayed and it is definitely a very wonderful experience. It offers a harbor for tourists who might be worried about walking around in the city of Durban alone (or at night). The hostess is vey friendly, helpful and hospitable, the breakfast very delicious, the people working there very nice. I... More 

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

Thanks Yongwei. It was such a pleasure having you and Joy stay with us and glad you made it back safely to Shanghai! Hope to see you again. More 

Cape Town
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Mackaya Bella offers you a pleasing retreat within Durban. Rooms are well equipped and comfortable. Nice area. Lovely vibe. Friendly staff. Good advice on tourism matters. We found everything perfect.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Not only were the facilities fantastic but our host Nicky was just amazing and we can't wait to go back! She couldn't do enough for us and it was an absolute pleasure to stay there. Needless to say the brekky was fab too!!

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

Aw that's so sweet. Thanks guys! Really enjoyed having you stay with us and can't wait until you come back. More 

Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Wonderful spot. The rooms are very comfortable, the hostess quite gracious -- the most welcoming that I encountered in South Africa -- and the cooking staff quite capable. Good breakfasts, with eggs, bacon and sausages made to your order. Lovely balcony with birds singing in the am makes for a perfect breakfast location. I stayed two different nights, with a... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I’d brought visitors for five nights in March 2013 and six visitors in 2014, and we returned again March 2015, this time under the roof of new owners Nicki Mahony and Mike vom Hagen. It was a delight! The staff provided wonderful breakfasts; the grounds are quiet (easy to sleep at night); the pool fantastic; rooms clean; bathrooms comfortable; internet... More 

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