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Mackaya Bella Guest House

137 Penzance Road | Glenwood, Durban 4001, South Africa
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Wivenhoe, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in the self catering unit for 4 nights and one of the hotel rooms for 1 night. Both were comfortable and spacious with good air con. The pool was lovely and private in a tranquil surround, and the monkeys kept us entertained while we swam. Our hosts were extremely helpful, booking taxis for us daily and offering directions... More 

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

Thanks so much. It was great having you both and hope you come again next year (but maybe you'll let South Africa win the cricket this time! Trust you made it back safely and that the sunburn has healed. More 

Grahamstown
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

I stayed for four nights in the student flat at Mackaya Bella in December 2015. Rates were very reasonable, the breakfast service was excellent, and many aspects of the room were very satisfactory. In particular the cleanliness of the flat and the quality of the linen stand out in my mind. The DSTV and internet access work well. The bathroom... More 

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

Thank you James. Those are some great comments. Not everyone mentions our finest percale linen, so appreciate your review of it :) It was a pleasure having you and hope to see you again. More 

Gauteng, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

The place is at the center of everything. People that works there are amazing food is prepared at there spot it's nt semi prepared. How can I forgot the management woow they make you feel home but while you away from home

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

Thanks Nthokosizi. That's a great compliment. We love being told that our place feels like yours!!! It was great having you. More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

We had an awesome stay @mackaya Bella. We booked last minute but they offered us so much more. Rooms were clean,lots of towels. The service was the best. The owners are just amazing. We were very comfortable.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Very comfortable, spacious and clean bedrooms. Friendly staff and owners who go out of their way to ensure your comfort. Good healthy breakfasts served. Definitely would stay here again. I recommend it to others.

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

Thanks Paulene. It was lovely having you, Elfrieda & John come stay with us. Hope to see you again next time you're in Durban. More 

Stellenbosch
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

I stay at Mackaya Bella for work and have always found it friendly and accommodating. The house is situated in a beautiful garden with a lovely veranda to have breakfast. It is close to the city, but in a quiet street with safe, off street parking. The rooms are spacious, clean and beautiful with everything you may need. It is... More 

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

Thanks Elfrieda. It was lovely having you, Paulene & John come stay with us. Hope to see you again next time you're in Durban. More 

Queensburgh, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

Thank you Mike and Nicky for your warm hospitality. We felt really welcomed. A lovely relaxing venue. Breakfast was superb, the joyous melody of Mike singing whilst cooking was very emtertaining. Well done to both of you, you make all your guest feel special. Thank you... Mike and Nikki

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

Thanks for the lovely review Nikki (and Mike). You might have thought Mike sang for you because you both have the same names as us, but alas, he does that for everyone!!! More 

Durban, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

A very pleasurable 1 night stay at Mackaya Bella. The hosts were extremely friendly and accommodating. The place was neat and had all the necessities. Pool was clean perfect for an evening dip. Breakfast was top notch and I was very impressed that they bake their own fresh croissants. The host was even kind enough to contact me about a... More 

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Centurion, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Good place to stay if you are looking for a quiet venue, away from the hustle and bustle of the city and sea front but still within 4-6km of such places. Also handy for UKZN, DUT etc. I walked from DUT to the GH.

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

Thanks Tony. That sums us up nicely! We get asked questions a lot about our location and if it's going to be quiet for studying etc so now I can just point people to your review :) More 

Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

I Really enjoyed the time I spent here. I wont take a microsecond to decide where I would like to stay the next time I am in Durban. The management to cleaning staff axis of service simply excelled ++

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

Thanks Armstrong. We really enjoyed having you stay with us and those 3 weeks just flew by. Although we might not have solved the problems of the world, those morning breakfast discussions with the Professor were a lot of fun. Hope all goes well with your studies and hope to see you again! More 

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