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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Baillies Manor

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Baillies Manor
Ranked #19 of 38 Potchefstroom B&B and Inns
1 review
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“Excellent choice!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2014

A wonderful place to stay if you are looking for something different.
A beautiful garden where you can choose between the shaddow of the trees to read à book or the sun near the swimming pool!
The cooking is very fine, Susan, JJ and family are very sympatic and they are doing the best for their customers.
You definitely have to try and enjoy it!

  • Stayed April 2014
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2014

Big rooms, nice garden, excellent food, the place to be in South Africa !!
And the very sympatic Strydom family.
Potchefstroom is a small and calm city not far from the pilanesberg park and Sun City attractions.

  • Stayed April 2014
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2013

Quite often we (humans) complain when we receive subpar service; and it is also common that when we get good service we take it for granted and assume it is our right to receive it. I was impressed with the hospitality at this guesthouse for my stay. You made my stay more comfortable, even with my ridiculous times for the meals. I was blown away by the extra mile you go to make your guests feel welcome as well as making their lives easy to accomplish their business/ assignments whilst staying at your guesthouse. I will certainly recommend your business to my colleagues and friends.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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Pretoria, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2013

I stayed at Baillies for a few days while attending an event at the university. The venue is clean well kept and the garden well lansdcaped on first impression. They placed me in the Room 4, right next to the dining room. When I arrived the room had all lights burning, TV on and aircon on, which doesnt go far in terms of sustainability. The room secondly is next to the man building and dining hall/kitchen which means that you can hear every word spoken in the house at night, and there seems to be a lady that likes taking loud all the time, which is disturbing. The bathroom does not have towel rails, toilet paper holder and it doen not have a window (the extractor only works from time to time) so the room is not very pleasant. The breakfast is well prepared to your liking and well laid out. I would recommend Baillies should you wish to stay in Potch but avoid Room 4.

Room Tip: Avoid Room 4 as it is adjacent to the house and noisy.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Secunda
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2013

This felt like home away from home, the hospitality, kindness and the assistance of the family; tthey made my stay worthwhile. I enjoyed my six day stay there even though I was not there for a vacation and I was there for school. The best guest house I have been to in the Potch area I loved the location as well it was relaxing especially after the information overload during the day because of school of cos the fire place thats where i used to relax before dinner. The breakfast and supper was cooked with love, you could feel them as you ate, I enjoyed all the meals. The room was nice, well maintained, cleaned daily and I am definetly coming back next year when I come back for my other courses at NWU CEM.

Room Tip: Well I prefer room 4 it is big
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2013

We had four nights here in July staying over with other families to watch a hockey tournament. We were all disappointed with the experience at this guesthouse. As South Africans, we find that we expect a level of service in guest houses that is welcoming and friendly. Both of these we found lacking at Baillies Manor. The owners are not a friendly lot and they behaved as if they were doing us a favour letting us stay there. From the outset, we noticed that when we paid our deposit, the email that came back was filled with rules and regulations for staying there and very little, to suggest that they were glad for our business and were looking forward to welcoming us. They won't let anyone check in before 2pm and have closed gates and unanswerable phones before then. The room was just adequate. Bathroom was basic - nowhere to hang towels or even put one's toiletries - one had to keep all on the floor of the bathroom or shower. The bathroom did not have a functioning extractor fan (nor external window) and there wasn't a plug for the basin. The owner did not seem interested when on departure I informed him this and shrugged his shoulders. Our friends weren't treated very well either and when they asked if they could bring their grandchildren for breakfast (only 2 of them - having paid a deposit for the room) the owners refused saying they were full and didn't show any interest or attempt to try and facilitate what was a very reasonable request. It wasn't as if they expected not to pay for the extra breakfasts and that morning we noticed that there were many tables free. The breakfasts were the same every day - adequate but uninspired. The rooms are dark and there are NO places to relax if it is cold and one can't sit around the pool. The small lounge had 3 chairs and the times I wanted to to in there, the owners were sitting there. There are far nicer places to stay where the owners care about their guests and make guests feel comfortable, welcome and happy. And, we noticed, that the other places our friends stayed were nicer and less expensive!

Room Tip: there seem to be a few room on the north side (which could be warmer).. but most seem on the south s...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Lyndu
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Barend S, Owner at Baillies Manor, responded to this review, July 10, 2013
Dear TripAdvisor and Lyndu,

We appreciate feedback from guests as it provides us with the opportunity to improve the level of service and the guest experience.

It is even more appreciated if guests inform us promptly so that we can attend to the matter as Lyndu experienced first-hand when she reported that she suffered from light sensitivity and did not get much sleep. It afforded us the opportunity to rectify this by blocking out the natural- and electric lights and when we prompted her about this she replied positive. (Unfortunately the block-out of the natural light caused the room to be dark during the day.) If we were informed regarding the missing basin plug and the faulty extractor we would have taken care of this immediately. As this was only reported on the morning of the departure there was nothing to be done except to thank the guest for bring this to our attention.

When we make mistakes we will do our utmost to correct it. Unfortunately criticism that is unwarranted /unfair or based on fallacies /untruths needs to be addressed and we welcome the opportunity to set the record straight.

Every establishment have terms and conditions regarding the stay at the establishment. This would include times of arrival and departure and payment arrangements. In this matter the terms and conditions were communicated to Lyndu by email as required by industry good practice and Consumer legislation. It is then a pity that the guest, without making arrangements, attempted to check in before the scheduled arrival time of 14:00 and without arrangements, checked out after the scheduled departure of 10:00, and fail to meet the standard payment conditions.

It is further a pity that Lyndu she should carry the sword for her “friends” without first-hand facts. The “friends” booked 2 rooms, but cancelled the room for the children on the date of arrival while checking in. The children then arrived the following morning without arrangement for breakfast. In order not to embarrass the guest or the children we did serve them breakfast but indicated that we will not be able to do so the next morning due to capacity restraints.

Note: the same unhappy “friends” booked for a consecutive night .

We do believe that most of our guest prefer a breakfast of bottomless freshly grounded coffee, a selection of 12 teas, Milo, Nesquick, 100% fruit juice, 4 cereals, jams, bread, pastry, fresh fruit, and a choice of poach eggs/fried eggs/scramble eggs/omelette , sausage(beef/chicken/lamb) fried tomatoes/mushrooms for R50. We do however agree with Lyndu that at R150 to R250 pp, we could be more inspiring with the breakfast menu.

As a family run establishment it is a given that you will find family members in the public lounge at times, as well as other guests. The lounge area has seating for 14 people with the adjoining enclosed porch and fireplace providing extra leisure space.

When comparing apples with apples we truly believe that our establishment offer value for money and that the rates are reasonable.

Thank you TripAdvisor and Lyndu for you feedback
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Lommel, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2013

Verry nice family. They give us a feeling like home. We always go to hotels, so it was the fisrt time we stayed in a geusthouse and we loveded it verry much. They give use good touristic tips en helped planded our route to it. They help you everwere they can.nice,cleane room. We liked the braekfast
en dinner verry much, specially the always healty food. Verry good koffie en also decaf.(sorry for the wrong writing, we are dutch people)

Room Tip: all the rooms are good.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Baillies Manor

Property: Baillies Manor
Address: 24 Hennie Bingle Avenue | Mooivallei Estates, Potchefstroom 2522, South Africa
Location: South Africa > North-West Province > Potchefstroom
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 38 B&Bs / Inns in Potchefstroom
Number of rooms: 19

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