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Mackaya Bella Guest House

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137 Penzance Road Glenwood, Durban 4001 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 21/10/01 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 21/10/01 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#3 of 326 B&Bs / Inns in Durban
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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 double rooms with en-suite DSTV, free wi-fi, study desk plus all necessary amenities, 1 family room with its own kitchen, bathroom and patio, plus 2 smaller budget rooms. These rooms just have 1 x single bed, plus a small kitchenette and ensuite.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Ironing service
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Saltwater pool
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Air conditioning
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Zulu
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Tinayeshe N wrote a review 20 Nov
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I had a great stay with Nicki and Mike during my recent trip to Durban. The breakfast was excellent, not many options on the dinner menu but loved the Tshisanyama. Also loved the packed breakfast on my departure day. The rooms were cleaned everyday and had a great WiFI connection. Will definitely stay with them again when I visit Durban next.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: All rooms are great, the one on the ground which I used always had a weird toilet smell, avoid it!
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Response from Nicki Mahony, Owner at Mackaya Bella Guest House
Responded 6 days ago
Thanks very much Tinaye. Glad you all made it home safely and hope to see you again.
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rensia2021 wrote a review 03 Nov
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Nicki and her team went out of their way to make me feel welcome and at home. Even packed me some lunch every day since I had an early start . I would definitely recommend everybody to stay with them.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Response from Nicki Mahony, Owner at Mackaya Bella Guest House
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thanks Rensia. It was an absolute pleasure having you stay with us. Yes if people have an early start and don't have time to sit and eat breakfast, we can easily cook it for a takeaway. Hope to see you again. Kind regards, Nicki
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thabilentuli wrote a review Jul 2021
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Best service I ever received in a guest house. It exceeded my expectations in so many ways. I hope all other guest houses are good as this one, if so no more hotels for me, I will choose guest houses.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Responded 03 Aug 2021
Wow! Thanks Thabile. What an awesome reply. So happy to hear we have set the benchmark for accommodation establishment for you going forward :) Yes guest houses are the way to go. Much more friendlier, personalised and tailored to your needs. Many times guests who have stayed for business, come back with their families later. It was wonderful having you stay with us and we hope everything is going well with your job - despite the lockdowns. Apologies for the delay in replying. All the best. Nicki & Mike
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Grant R wrote a review Jun 2021
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the environment is clean and friendly. The rooms are nice and the breakfast was great. We arrived late and left early so did not have much time to relax and enjoy but a pleasant stay was had. I would stay here again
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Response from Nicki Mahony, Owner at Mackaya Bella Guest House
Responded 10 Jun 2021
Thanks very much for your nice review Grant. We really enjoyed chatting to you and Gary. Hopefully you can stay a bit longer next time!
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robinsonmaura wrote a review Apr 2021
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Although I arrived in the evening and left early the next morning (thus only slept there and had a quick breakfast), I really enjoyed my stay! The hosts were super welcoming, friendly and helpful, the room was cozy, and the guest house's location was ideal for my purposes. Would recommend!
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Response from Nicki Mahony, Owner at Mackaya Bella Guest House
Responded 16 Apr 2021
Thanks Maura. It was lovely having you stay with, although too briefly. We hope you managed to get some favourable information for your client! If ever in this area again, please don't hesitate to come back.
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PRICE RANGE
US$69 - US$91 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalDurban
NUMBER OF ROOMS
9
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mackaya Bella Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Mackaya Bella Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Phansi Museum (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Mackaya Bella Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Mackaya Bella Guest House?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Mackaya Bella Guest House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Mackaya Bella Guest House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Mackaya Bella Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Goundens, Glenwood Bakery, and John Dory's Wilson's Wharf.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Mackaya Bella Guest House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Mackaya Bella Guest House have airport transportation?
Yes, Mackaya Bella Guest House offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Mackaya Bella Guest House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, and Zulu.
Are there any historical sites close to Mackaya Bella Guest House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Old Fort (4.7 km).