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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 220 Durban B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
BryanSil Greenville, Delaware
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Greenville, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
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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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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

This is one of the best B&Bs we have ever stayed in. The rooms were lovely and clean and contained all the things you need for a pleasant stay. There was a great laundry (really helpful when you've been on the road awhile) and the Wi-Fi was excellent. Our breakfasts on the veranda were delicious and Jon and Louise were... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

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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Address: 137 Penzance Road | Glenwood, Durban 4001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
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Hotel Class:4 star — Mackaya Bella Guest House 4*
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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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