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“Lovely Guest House” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ma'khaya Guest House

Ma'khaya Guest House
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Ma'khaya Guest House
3.0 of 5 Guest house   |   No.1 Second Avenue | Melville, Johannesburg 2092, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #145 of 232 Johannesburg B&B and Inns
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Lovely Guest House”
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.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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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 this place is the people who run it. Brendan is friendly and always helpful, and we found his advice about what to do and where to eat to be spot on every time. It made us feel we were getting a local's view of Jo'burg, and really improved our stay in what can be quite a tough city to navigate. Nothing was too much - from lifts to the restaurant to multiple coffees during the day.

  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Ma'khaya Guest House

Address: No.1 Second Avenue | Melville, Johannesburg 2092, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Hotel Style:
Ranked #145 of 232 B&Bs / Inns in Johannesburg
Hotel Class:3 star — Ma'khaya Guest House 3*

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