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“Great for a Conference”
Review of Khaya Ibhubesi

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Khaya Ibhubesi
Ranked #3 of 27 Specialty Lodging in Parys
Reviewed April 13, 2014

Perfect for a conference venue. Located next to the river on a big piece of river property you can wake up to the Lions roaring which makes it more special.

Only problem is rooms are due for an upgrade. Bedding and amenities is good quality but the rooms/bathrooms are in need of an upgrade soon.

But for a conference venue it is perfect and there is ENOUGH space and all the venues we used for conference, dining and functions are VERY spacious and big and well equipped.

Staff is always available and fast and friendly.

One big positive is the hard work the chefs puts into the food, much better quality than some of the 5* venues I visited. Big thumbs up on the food breakfast lunch and dinner well done. Top Quality.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled on business
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1  Thank Jaco F
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Reviewed April 13, 2014

This is a great venue for conferences but if you decide to stay there as well make sure you don't stay in the Nyala log cabins. The rooms are very small. We stayed there for a week and the nights were freezing. We only got a sheet and a blanket on the beds and as our cabin was situated right next to the river it was extra cold.The breakfasts are alright but nothing spectacular. It is a beautiful place but can be so much better. I doubt that I would make use of their accommodation again.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled on business
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1  Thank Louise V
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Reviewed March 13, 2013

We stayed in Khaya Ibhubesi for one night. We were part of large conferencing group - hence perhaps our high expectations.
The venue is very nice and food is good.
But unfortunately same cannot be said about attitude and service.
The management are very inflexible in making any changes and accommodating ad-hoc requests.
In specific example when we requested additional time in conference room, we were charged for overtime (as agreed) and on top of that half day rates (we vacated vanue before lunch).
This left particulary bad taste - it wasn't the value, it was the double charge. One would think that when half day rates are applied, they supersede overtime charge.
Although we enjoyed the conference, we will not use this venue again. I do actually recommend the venue - but if you decide to do so, make sure you stick to original arrangements.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled on business
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3  Thank AM-Johannesburg
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Address: Farm 33, Parys, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Free State > Parys
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Ranked #3 of 27 Specialty Lodging in Parys
Number of rooms: 76

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