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Reviewed 12 May 2015

My wife, 14 month old son and I spent a fabulous two evenings at Mackaya Bella over the long weekend.
Amazing hospitality made us feel more than at home with a warm and inviting atmosphere. A definite must!!

Date of stay: April 2015
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Reviewed 4 May 2015

Is it not a little too expensive? I was expecting something like R600 - R650??Other than that, the place and its people are very warm, you feel like a family member. Next time, same room please? Big up

Date of stay: April 2015
  • Trip type: Travelled on business
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NickiMahony, Owner at Mackaya Bella Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2015

Thanks so much for your comments. Much appreciated. So happy that you feel it's like a home away from home. We genuinely love meeting people and have the best job. Re the rates, we are pretty much on par with the price for other 4 star graded establishments in Glenwood. Some people think that's too much and others don't even blink an eye. We do specials from time to time, so keep an eye out for them. PS: Which room were you in?

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Reviewed 4 May 2015

I had a pleasant experience and met a wonderful person in the owner. The place was immaculate and room most comfortable. I especially enjoyed the privacy and the freedom of movement the place allows especially at night.
The only disappointment was the breakfast that was pre cooked and heated in the microwave and served to me, which left the bacon and sausage dry and the eggs leathery. Prefer fresh food and I am happy to wait for it. Thanks.

Overall, a place I will certainly recommend and visit again. Thanks guys and all the best.

Date of stay: April 2015
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NickiMahony, Owner at Mackaya Bella Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2015

Thanks Selvam. Glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to having you again. Re the breakfasts, I have already chatted to our ladies about this as i noticed it happened with another guest last week. Sometimes if there is a gap between guests eating times, they have taken it upon themselves to cook ahead in preparation for the next guest so that they can have the meal ready asap. As you pointed out, this is to the detriment of taste and freshness. They now all understand that cooking to order and having guests wait a few minutes extra is far more preferable. Appreciate your feedback.

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Reviewed 1 April 2015

We needed a comfortable , convenient home for a business visit in the Glenwood area of Durban South ...and found it , at Mackaya Bella.
Personal , prompt and professional service were the hallmarks of Nicki and her team ; with a tasty breakfast start to the day, and friendly attention to detail, in resolving our service requests .

Date of stay: March 2015
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Reviewed 26 February 2015

Wonderful stay will definitely visit again. Thanks Nicky! Just one thing, check the aircon remote control's batteries they are flat. Oh and thanks for recommending Olive and Oil Restaurant had the most delicious prawns there!

Date of stay: February 2015
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Thank Jan D
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NickiMahony, Owner at Mackaya Bella Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2015

So sorry about the flat batteries. Will fix that asap and thanks for letting us know. Have asked the staff to make this part of their room readiness. Please just knock on our door next time (even after hours). Good to hear about Olive and Oil. We love prawns so will have to make a visit there soon.

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