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Mackaya Bella Guest House

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Review Summary

4.8 out of 5from 24 reviews for Mackaya Bella Guest House
Cleanliness
4.7/5
Service
4.9/5
Location
4.8/5
Safety
4.8/5
Value for money
4.8/5
James M - Sep 2023
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
James M
On business

Great experience, excellent breakfast, friendly staff.

It really felt like home away from home although I only stayed over for one night. The service and breakfast were exceptional.

Mackaya Bella Guest House 's response

Thanks so much for the wonderful feedback James. Our home is literally your ''away'' home so I'm glad you felt that. Hope to see you again. Kind regards, Nicki & Mike

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Mark K - Apr 2023
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Mark K
With spouse/partner

Just needed a place to sleep in the area.

Wonderful people, very welcoming, lovely place, secure. Breakfast was a feast. Service was personal and so very friendly.

Mackaya Bella Guest House 's response

Thanks very much for taking the time to do this review Mark - much appreciated. It was an absolute pleasure having you both stay with us and glad you made it back to Durbs, even if it was just a brief visit!

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Anonymous Guest - Jan 2023
Overall rating
Cleanliness
3/5
Service
5/5
Location
3/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
4/5
Anonymous Guest
With spouse/partner
Philippus Jacobus D - Aug 2022
Overall rating
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
4/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
5/5
Philippus Jacobus D
Individual traveler

Vriendelike mense en waarde vir geld.

Vir my as persoon wat 'n vinnige kursus in Durban bygewoon het was die enkelkamer waarde vir geld en aan my wense vol doen.

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Friendly people and value for money.

For me as a person who attended a crash course in Durban, the single room was value for money and fulfilled my wishes.

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Mackaya Bella Guest House 's response

Thank you for the lovely review Phillip, it is much appreciated. Hope all went well with your course.

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Mothibi F - Apr 2022
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Mothibi F
Family with teenagers

Lekker en die atmosfere by Mackaya Bella was uitsteked. Stil plek.

Bella, Mike en die seun George, hulle is baie vriendelik.

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Nice and the atmosphere at Mackaya Bella was excellent. Quiet place.

Bella, Mike and the son George, they are very friendly.

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Mackaya Bella Guest House 's response

Hi Freddie. Thanks for the review. Glad to hear you all made it back safely after your long trip. Hope to see you again for the next birthday trip. Kind regards, Nicki, Mike and Josh.

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Gerald V - Feb 2022
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Gerald V
Individual traveler

Great stay, perfect location.

Thank you, Mackaya Bella is a hidden gem.

Mackaya Bella Guest House 's response

That's very kind of you to say that Gerald, we think so too. Many thanks and hope to see you again. Nicki

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Natasha H - May 2021
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Natasha H
Family with young children

Great stay.

Friendly service and great hosts.

Mackaya Bella Guest House 's response

Thanks so much for the fabulous review, Natasha. Sorry your son's rugby team didn't do as well as hoped, but there's always next year.

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Maura R - Apr 2021
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Maura R
On business

Friendly service, value for money.

Very short stay, but felt very welcome whilst I was there. Hosts were super helpful and kind. Breakfast was lovely and room was comfortable. Would recommend!

Mackaya Bella Guest House 's response

Thanks for the nice review, Maura. Yes, one night was far too short. Hope you can come back again. Take care, Nicki.

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Ricardo C - Sep 2019
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Ricardo C
Family with young children

Very good stay, friendly staff and great facilitates.

I enjoyed my stay at Mackaya Bella Guest House and would highly recommend it for anyone who would like to experience Durban and surrounds. Nicki was friendly and accommodating and welcomed us. Thanks for the lovely stay!

Mackaya Bella Guest House 's response

Hi Riccardo,
Thanks so much for the lovely review. So glad you and your daughter enjoyed your stay here. One-and-a-half days is not enough to see all that Durban has to offer, so hopefully, you will want to come back again.
Kind regards,
Nicki

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Walter V - Jan 2019
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Walter V
With spouse/partner

We were welcomed and felt very welcome and was cared for.

Thank you Mike and Nicki for a warm and welcoming stay. You catered for all our needs and we will surely make use of your services again. Room was clean and neat and the breakfast tasty and well presented.

Mackaya Bella Guest House 's response

Thank you very much Werner. It was an absolute pleasure having you. We also look forward to seeing you both again and hope that Wanita gets a good mark.

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Ngonidzashe M - Nov 2018
Overall rating
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Ngonidzashe M
Individual traveler

An amazing, friendly and caring, hospitable team!

Mike, Nicky and André are an amazing hospitality team. I had a very safe and comfortable stay at Mackaya Bella Guest House. The highlight of my stay was when I was late for my appointment and Nicky went out of her way to whisk me to the venue with her personal car at no charge. I was impressed.

Ronel V - Aug 2018
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Ronel V
Individual traveler

Puik diens.

Sien sterre.

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Great service.

See stars.

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Chris L - Apr 2018
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Chris L
Individual traveler

Alles was perfek en het dadelik tuis en veilig gevoel.

Lieflike omgewing met 'n ontspanne atmosfeer. Het dadelik tuis en veilig gevoel. Ontbyte was eersteklas en die kamer was perfek en smaakvol ingerig, alles van die beste gehalte.

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Everything was perfect and felt immediately at home and safe.

Lovely environment with a relaxed atmosphere. Immediately felt at home and safe. Breakfast was first class and the room was perfectly and tastefully decorated, all of the best quality.

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Mackaya Bella Guest House 's response

Haai daar Mariaan
Baie dankie dat u by ons kom bly het. Ons hoop dat die netbal toernooi vir julle goed gegaan het en dat almal veilig weer by die huis uitgekom het.
Groete, Nicki en Mike.

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Kiova E - Mar 2018
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
5/5
Kiova E
Individual traveler

Baie oulik, netjies, marketing is 'n probleem.

Was welkom ontvang. Baie netjiese gastehuis, ontbyt was heerlik gemaak deur die eienaar self. Kamer is ruim en het aan al my behoeftes voldoen. Parkering is egter 'n probleem. Baie dankie vir 'n heerlike tyd by julle! Sal definitief aanbeveel vir toekomstige reisigers.

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Very cute, neat, marketing is a problem.

Was welcomed. Very neat guest house, breakfast was delicious made by the owner himself. Room is spacious and met all my needs. However, parking is a problem. Thank you very much for a wonderful time with you! Would definitely recommend to future travelers.

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Mackaya Bella Guest House 's response

Beste Dusty,

Dankie vir die positiewe kommentaar. Ons hoop jou seun se enkel herstel goed en hy vind gou weer sy pad terug na die rugbyveld.

Tot volgende keer.

Groete,
Mike en Nicki

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Sithembiso K - Dec 2017
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Sithembiso K
Family with teenagers

Absolutely awesome service, facilities are clean, breakfast was awesome and the manager is a great host!

Great service, very clean and the manager is such an excellent and passionate host with great knowledge of the city of Durban, really loved this place and my family will be back for more.

Mackaya Bella Guest House 's response

What a lovely review Sithembiso, many thanks. It's so nice when people take the time out of their busy days to write reviews. This feedback helps both us and other guests, so it's much appreciated. We look forward to having your family stay with us again. Kind regards, Nicki and Mike.

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Kobus V - Dec 2017
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Kobus V
Individual traveler

Uitstekend.

Dit was 'n baie lekker blyplek. Baie dankie Mike.

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Outstanding.

It was a very nice place to stay. Thank you very much Mike.

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Mackaya Bella Guest House 's response

Thanks for the lovely review Kobus, Glad you enjoyed your stay with us.
Kind regards,
Nicki & Mike

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Courtney A - Oct 2017
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Courtney A

Lekker.

Baie lekker plek met baie kos!

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Lekker

Great place with lots of food!

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Mackaya Bella Guest House 's response

Thank you Courtney. I am sorry it was such a short, rushed trip. I hope next time you can stay longer.

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Jo W - Jun 2016
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Jo W
Individual traveler

A pleasurable experience.

A lovely guest house with a touch of nature throughout the lovely garden.

Mackaya Bella Guest House 's response

Thanks for taking the time to do a review Ravena. Much appreciated. So glad you are happy with us. We really enjoyed Ody Marc - such a lovely guy! Look forward to helping you again. Kind regards, Nicki

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Mbulelo Z - Jan 2016
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Mbulelo Z
With spouse/partner

Awesome holiday.

The only problem is the driveway, everything else was excellent.

Mackaya Bella Guest House 's response

Hi Mbulelo. Many thanks for the lovely reply. It was great having you stay and hope you return soon. As we only bought the guest house just under a year ago, unfortunately the driveway was already in place from the previous owners. There's buildings on both sides so chop off any corners - we'd love to expand if we could. It's fine for small cars, but takes a little extra care with the longer cars and bakkies. Sorry about that.

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Pieter M - Aug 2015
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Pieter M
Individual traveler

Netjiese kamer en badkamer, baie vriendelike en behulpsame gashere.

Die ervaring ten opsigte van die bespreking en terugvoer van LekkeSlaap en Mackaya Bella was professioneel, flink en vriendelik. Waarde vir geld en is sentraal. Die kamer was netjies. Bed, linne en badkamergeriewe was baie goed. Sal Mackaya Bella enige tyd aanbeveel.

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Neat room and bathroom, very friendly and helpful hosts.

The experience regarding the booking and feedback from LekkeSlaap and Mackaya Bella was professional, prompt and friendly. Value for money and is central. The room was neat. Bed, linen and bathroom facilities were very good. Would recommend Mackaya Bella anytime.

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Mackaya Bella Guest House 's response

Baie dankie Pieter,

Dit was wonderlik om u by ons te kon hê and ons sien uit na u volgende bespreking.

Groete,
Nicki en Mike

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Sanet S - Aug 2015
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
5/5
Sanet S
Family with teenagers

Heerlik, waarde vir geld.

Ideaal geleë vir ons doel.

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Delicious, value for money.

Ideally located for our purpose.

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Mackaya Bella Guest House 's response

Beste Sonet,

Dankie dat u by ons kom bly het, julle is altyd welkom en ons hoop u kom gou weer kuier.

Groete,
Nicki en Mike

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Jan S - Mar 2015
Overall rating
Cleanliness
3/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Jan S
Individual traveler

Goeie diens, gerieflik, en uitstekende ontbyt.

Ek het lekker gebly in studente-eenheid. Vriendelike Mense. Gratis WiFi.

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Good service, comfortable, and excellent breakfast.

I had a nice stay in student unit. Friendly People. Free Wi-Fi.

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Busi Z - Jan 2014
Overall rating
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
4/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Busi Z
With spouse/partner

I had a great time at Mackaya Bella, will surely come back again!

I will give Mackaya Bella a four star rating!!! Great place to stay, it is nice and quiet and it's easy to get to your favourite places in Durban and then return to a tranquil environment.

Nadet B - Jun 2013
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
5/5
Nadet B
Family with young children

Dit was regtig 'n wonderlike plek

Dit was regtig 'n wonderlike plek. Gawe mense, goeie kos en lekker gebly. Dankie!!

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It was really a wonderful place

It was really a wonderful place. Nice people, good food and nice stay. Thank you!!

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  • Capacity: 14 people
  • All ages welcome
  • Check-in: 14:00 to 21:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Address: 137 Penzance Road, Glenwood, Durban, 4001, KwaZulu-Natal
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