Thaba Bosiu Cultural Village

Thaba Bosiu Cultural Village

Thaba Bosiu 118 Thaba Bosiu, Maseru 0118 Lesotho
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Thaba Bosiu 118 Thaba Bosiu, Maseru 0118 Lesotho
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Moshoeshoe Intl Airport
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Thato M wrote a review Dec 2021
Okinawa Prefecture, Japan38 contributions4 helpful votes
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
We cane here for the Christmas lunch, and it was spectacular. Very well prepared food (oxtail stew, trout, cheesy mash and assorted vegetables), decor was a mix of traditional and modern and an overall friendly atmosphere from the staff made for a marvelous experience, especially because it was our first time there. We will be sure to come back for the museum and tours.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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_kabby.k wrote a review Feb 2020
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom203 contributions57 helpful votes
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
My Cus had suggested this place to me back jan 2019 I liked it then.
So this time I took my eldest daughter all the way from England.
Glad to report she wasn’t disappointed. The culture village tour is fantastic really educational and a clear understanding in regards to Masotho history.
The staff members are sooo lovely full of smiles hugs and great service. Take a walk up the to the Royal Graveyard and feel the full history of Lesotho.
Then finish off with a good breakfast back at the restaurant.
Good choice of food and nothing was a problem to accommodate my food requests. Thank you for that.
Only disappointing was a WiFi couldn’t be used in our Room but outside about 100 feet away from the room. This was very frustrating because the rooms are lovely.
My humble opinion is they need a hard pillow and a soft pillow therefore I would of had a good night sleep. Sort the pillow Out!!!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Nomthandazo Chala wrote a review Feb 2020
Durban, South Africa29 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This beautiful complex offers cultural village, museum, restaurant and the amphitheatre. Both the cultural village and the museum provide valuable information about the history of the place and Basotho people and their culture. One can also take a hike up to Thaba Bosiu mountain where the grave of King Moshoeshoe I is. The Shoeshoe Restaurant offers some nice dishes my favorite being an Alfredo. They also serve hot and cold beverages.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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MCCT11 wrote a review Feb 2020
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2.0 of 5 bubbles
The standard of accommodation is excellent from the build quality to the linens. Unfortunately its really difficult to compliment any other aspect. There seems to be a general lack of awareness regarding hospitality. We experienced unattended reception on arrival.Bookings made online cancelled then reinstated only after calling reservations to ask why a confirmed booking was refused. The place was dark on arrival and finding our rooms was very difficult. Keys did not work in the door due to the imprinted fobs being altered with marker pen. One of our rooms was not made up correctly and housekeeping had to attend. The restaurant bar was poorly stocked and the food was overcooked. Dessert was not available as the kitchen had closed and as we paid our waiter the lights were unceremoniously switched off.
We were left feeling like we were an imposition to the staff as we finished our meal which would have been completed much sooner if we could have checked in to prepared rooms without delay.

This place could be the jewel of Lesotho everything is in place but basic hospitality needs to be taught for the Village to reach an acceptable standard.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Ericksons4 wrote a review Dec 2022
Summerstrand, South Africa146 contributions29 helpful votes
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Unfortunately the resort was full when we arrived but we still took the cultural history tour and visit to the museum. It was fascinating learing about Basotho culture and seeing how they lived in a bygone era. The receptionist was very helpful and found us alternative accommodation. Worth a visit.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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tamjan wrote a review Oct 2018
Port Elizabeth, South Africa3,370 contributions1,071 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I really loved this village. An oasis just outside of Maseru. Beautiful and clean with great amenities. The grounds are well kept. Enjoy a Maluti beer overlooking the grounds. The statue of Moshoeshoe is very good an is a good background for photos. Visit the huts depicting the various tribes who made up the formation of Lesotho. The history is fascinating.
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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kodza wrote a review Oct 2017
Johannesburg, South Africa21 contributions25 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We got a glimpse of life in the area before western influences began. Interesting to see how they lived and to find out about the founder of the Basotho nation. A good place to visit with the family or to stay.
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Date of stay: September 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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Knut Jostein B wrote a review Aug 2019
Oslo, Norway42 contributions32 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
After you’ve done the mountain, it is a good idea to spend about an hour or so here with the charming guide. He exudes knowledge and enthusiasm 😎! Don’t miss the museum for a good historic and polititalsmann/cultural overview.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Compass65382530415 wrote a review Sept 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
climbing up the mountain was my best experience and learning the basotho history ,Moshoeshoe 1,seeing the houses and the cemetery. the spring water. although up and down the mountain was quiet an exercises for me..
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Date of stay: September 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: please make sure it is one of your cite seeing
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Anne wrote a review Jan 2023
Leeds, United Kingdom73 contributions2 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Thaba Bosiu Cultural Village reads as a really great experience in reality it has a lot to improve in many areas within the Tourism Industry. We had booked 3 nights for “ The Cultural Experience “ we were sadly very disappointed.
In 50 years plus of International travel and many of those within the Tourism Industry I have never been told that a confirmed rate with a confirmation email wasn’t valid and that I would have to pay the higher rate. Explaining that to the Receptionist was not happening and that I would have to go online to check met no alternative than to pay the extra amount. To make my experience with the check in I was told to pay cash and not by card, telling the Receptionist that was not possible fell on deaf ears, I agreed to pay some of the balance in cash but the remainder I would pay on check out and by card. I asked if there was a restaurant open, we’d had a long drive and in need of refreshments and where was our room all she did was point that the restaurant was over there and your room down the road on the right. Her main concern was that we couldn’t stay at the weekend as they had a huge event.

We headed to the restaurant ordered 2 beef burgers and 2 drinks the waiter returned saying there wasn’t any burger buns ! We settled for a sandwich and fries, we asked him where our room might be he kindly told us and in fact he was the most helpful of the hotel staff. Going to the room it looked nice enough, looking for the hotel directory for the Wi-Fi code there wasn’t one, a walk back to the Reception to ask, the Receptionist was still on duty with another I asked for the code saying I wanted to check my confirmation email the other Receptionist gave there’s code I produced the confirmation email and still check in Receptionist insisted that I’d have to pay the higher rate, until the other Receptionist said to her that I didn’t. I explained that I’d paid an amount in cash and that the remainder would be by my card,she said she would adjust the rate to the confirmed rate.

In the evening we went to the Restaurant for dinner, the waitress came we gave her our order, coated mushrooms followed by steak for my husband chicken fillet for me, she returned minutes later no mushrooms we said we’d have soup, no soup we asked what there was and she answered No, we assumed nothing no starters were available. On arrival of the main the steak looked ok, as for the chicken fillet it had a thin leg not what I expected. The waitress returned my husband asked for ice cream, No ok what have you carrot cake. With that we left rather dejected and annoyed by all the staff sat around on their mobile phones without any care to the guests.

Breakfast a similar story the staff walking around on their phones, some of them getting their own breakfasts and eating it in full view of the guests they just could not be bothered, there were some staff in jeans and outdoor jackets, a completely disorganised establishment.

Our second day was as the previous day in the restaurant, the Event at the weekend had a huge amount of work being done so areas were blocked off to guests. The actual Cultural Village looks abandoned, I went for walk around it and most of the paths through it are over grown and just a few signs with which hut is which, I didn’t learn much. After the second evening in the Restaurant I went to the Reception asking to see The Manager a gentleman said it was himself I explained our stay so far and that we would be leaving in the morning he was very apologetic, agreeing with everything I told him. I explained that while the whole industry worldwide has suffered due to the pandemic now is the time to give excellent service. He wanted us to stay free for a night I could not see the point, nothing would be different.

We were to stay 3 nights however on the third morning the door had jammed, the phone didn’t work, after some time a gardener appeared and found the handyman. During our time in our room we found that the electric fire had a broken rung
, in the bathroom shower cubicle once had a shelf the two metal fixtures had been left these had sharp ends that if you weren’t careful you could hurt yourself. It’s rated 4* yet there’s not even an hairdryer available.

All in all Thaba Bosiu could be an excellent hotel it is sadly isn’t the potential is there but unless there is a infrastructure put in place it will fall in to further disrepair, the staff need training. We didn’t visit Lesotho with expectations of developed tourism, tourism is in its infancy it’s a beautiful rugged country with breathtaking views, although the pot holes are among the biggest we’ve ever seen. Would we visit again, yes we would but unfortunately not to Thaba Bosiu
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Compass65382530415 wrote a tip Sept 2023
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"please make sure it is one of your cite seeing "
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Thato M wrote a tip Dec 2021
Okinawa Prefecture, Japan38 contributions4 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book and pay your deposit in advance. That way you go straight to your table and the payment is smooth thereafter."
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BruceAlmighty13 wrote a tip Sept 2019
Johannesburg, South Africa8 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Would have been happy with any room here"
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PhiloMate44 wrote a tip Nov 2018
Mbabane, Eswatini (Swaziland)84 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The views of Thaba Bosiu are just breath taking and will blow you away...."
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Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Thaba Bosiu Cultural Village?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Thaba Bosiu Cultural Village?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
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