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Graskop, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had a quick business trip and had a wonderful stay. Friendly staff. Welcoming environment. Close to CDB but well located. Nice rwstaurants to dine informal in the atea as well. Thank you very much. Tip stay in the double rooms.

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

Lovely, comprehensive review. Thanks so much Francois. Hope to see you again and maybe stay longer next time .. More 

Cape Town
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Mackaya Bella Guest House is a gem hidden in the Umbilo suburb of Durban. It is centrally located with equal driving distance from the Durban or Bluff beaches. Parking is secure, rooms are 5 star and the full english breakfast is delicious, serverd on a veranda overlooking a park, most tranquil in this bustling city (inside seating is available,. The... More 

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

Hi Vincent. Many thanks for your lovely review. I'm so sorry you were disturbed by some early risers - that is normally not the case, but the week you stayed we had a few guests in a row who had extremely early flights to catch and missed breakfast to be there on time. It was just unfortunate you were in... More 

Pretoria, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very comfortable stay. Quiet area, not far from beaches and restaurants. If you are a fitness fanatic you can walk to most of the close by little restaurants in the vicinity. Hosts are very friendly and I'm sure if you'd asked for a "Joey" on the spit they would make a plan, seeing that the Aussie flag is flying at... More 

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

Thanks so much for the lovely review. "Joey" on the spit might be a bit difficult - "shrimps on the barbie" are more my style :) Yes there are lots of nice, wide, tree lined streets to walk around in Glenwood and plenty of cafes & museums to keep you busy. Kind regards, Nicki. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed in one of the suites. They are spacious, well equipped, great bathroom, well furnished and cozy. The WiFi is super fast and you have a nice desk to work from. The breakfast was prepared from fresh ingredients and delicious! This place is so well managed and welcoming, could not have been any better!

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

Thanks so much Johannes, for taking the time in your busy schedule to write us such a nice review. Much appreciated. It was a pleasure having you and of course you're welcome back any time ... More 

Grahamstown, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

I enjoyed my stay at Mackaya Bella and do not have a single complaint about this family run guest house! The staff were very friendly and helpful. The wifi was responsive and always available. Lastly the breakfast and dinner were delicious.

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

That's very sweet of you Neo. Thanks for taking the time to send in a review. It's much appreciated. Nicki. More 

Empangeni, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

Staying at Mackaya Bella guest house was really great value for money. The host was very friendly and always willing to help with whatever i needed. Mackaya also provides great breakfast and a list of places where you are able to order takeouts. overall all my stay was warm and memorable.

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

Thanks so much. Everyone always comments on our breakfasts - I have one guest who still messages me saying how she misses them and wishes she could order them in the States. Glad we could help :) More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

Stayed here for over 5 weeks. Nicki and Mike could not have been more helpful and welcoming. The room was perfect for my needs and breakfast each morning was excellent. Laundry facilities and parking were particularly helpful. Would highly recommend.

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

Thank you Tom. We also enjoyed your stay with us and so glad you managed to find time during your hectic work schedule to do some of those things on your bucket list! Hope you can make it back to Durban again ... More 

Maseru
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

A beautiful cozy place, with extremely friendly hosts...they made me feel at home. They organized airport transport and also taxi services to and fro my conference, which was very helpful indeed. I especially enjoyed the morning conversations during breakfast with the host.

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

Only a pleasure! We also enjoy our breakkie chats with the guests :) More 

New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Staying at Mackaya Bella was an absolute delight, from being welcomed by Nickie and Mike, to breakfasts from Brenda, I was made to feel most welcomed, and any issues or problems that I or any of my group had were heard and solved as promptly as humanly possible. I have rarely felt as well taken care as at Mackaya Bella.... More 

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

What a lovely review. Thanks so much Stan. We miss you guys too! In fact I have a local newspaper article on my desk with a picture and article of your exhibition, so I 'm thinking of you everyday I see it. See hi to the crew. Will email you a copy xoxoxo More 

East London, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

I had a great stay for the two nights when I was in Durban on business. The room, hospitality and privacy were excellent. The is always a fresh smell and the breakfast was ambrosial and always looked forward to it every morning. The manager and staff have excellent communication and customer care skills.

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

Hi Luckyboy. Many thanks for the lovely review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and come back anytime! More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A 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, study desk plus all necessary amenities and 1 large, self-catering unit with its own kitchen, bathroom and lounge. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mackaya Bella Guest House

Address: 137 Penzance Road | Glenwood, Durban 4001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Price Range: $71 - $104 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Mackaya Bella Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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