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Grahamstown, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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Thank 313blessing
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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

I stayed here as part of a group working on an international project. The staff could not have been more helpful in providing for us. My room was spacious and immaculately clean. The breakfasts were delicious and cooked to order. Highly recommended.

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

Thanks so much Crispin. Glad we made your busy stay a little easier. We really enjoyed having you all here and of course you're welcome back anytime! Nicki More 

Tokyo, Japan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

I spent a very nice time at Mackaya Bella Guest House. The place is really calm, refreshing and inspiring at the same time. The thing that I liked the most there the service quality and the staff's kindness. Nicki and her crew are awesome, I wanna go back there:-)

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

Aw - that's so lovely of you to say that. You're welcome back anytime :) More 

Rochester, Minnesota
1 review
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

I spent 3 weeks in the student room and it was just what I needed. The rooms are cleaned daily and there is delicious breakfast every morning. The staff are all wonderful. Nicki and Mike are extremely caring, they made me feel welcome and at home. I would definitely stay there next time I'm in Durban. -Kemi

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

Thanks very much Kemi. It was such a treat having you stay with us and all our guests also enjoyed your company. Would love to have you back anytime! Nicki. More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

We were travelling as a family with my in laws and even after many travel changes, Nicki was still able to accomodate us at the very last minute. Breakfast was great made by a very cheerful and passionate chef (thank you Mike!). It really is a home away from home and my in laws had an awesome time.

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

Thanks Theo. We're glad you finally managed made it here!!! Good to hear your folks enjoyed themselves too. Cheers, Nicki. More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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: $72 - $109 (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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