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“Very dissapointing in Kokstad” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Imbali Guest House
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Imbali Guest House
Ranked #10 of 23 Kokstad B&B and Inns
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“Very dissapointing in Kokstad”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2013 via mobile

We booked this lodge because the wedding party was going to stay there. We bioked three months in advance. Requested a "family room with single extra single bed for a four year old". I double checked last month and was told on email" your booking is confirmed as you requested", well no extra bed!
We had to settle for a mattress on the floor which was OK but disappointing on arrival. Then the rooms were not ready at 1pm. This is not a lodge at a cassino complex in Vagas. Then no towles or soap in the room. Then there was no hot water for our shower. Then the power went down and surprise they had no emergency generator. Could anything else go wrong?
Yes. No coffee or creamer in the rooms!
No we will not be back.

Stayed November 2013
Thank Ray E
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Riaan123, Owner at Imbali Guest House, responded to this review, 17 March 2014
We were ready for this group - or so we thought - until EVERYTHING went wrong! I had just purchased a new Generator, which was supposed to be connected by the Friday. However, due to heavy rains, the electricians could not work on the high voltage cables. Hence, when the power went out - at exactly the wrong time - when the guests arrived and wanted to shower/bath to get ready for the wedding, there was NO backup power to supply water, whether hot or cold, to ALL the rooms. This was not planned, we are very sorry this happened, but joy of joys, the Generator was connected on the Monday. So this should not happen again. YES - we disappointed the WHOLE group!! But it was NOT PLANNED!! We understand that Weddings are special and everyone was very emotional - a volatile situation - and the loss of electricity was the ignition which set the whole thing ablaze!!
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Imbali Guest House
Address: 137 Hope Street, Kokstad 4700, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Kokstad
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Ranked #10 of 23 B&Bs / Inns in Kokstad
Hotel Class:4 star — Imbali Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 17

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