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Gateside Guesthouse

11 Quarry Road Hilton, Pietermaritzburg 3201 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 07/13/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 07/13/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#13 of 76 B&Bs / Inns in Pietermaritzburg
Situated in peaceful Hilton, with magnificent views.Ideal for business in Pietermaritzburg, visiting the Midlands Meander/stopovers enroute to the Drakensberg or the coast. B&B or Self-catering offered with 9 units as follows: 2 double rooms, 2 twin/king rooms, 1 x 3-sleeper with a daybed for a 4th person, 4 family units(1x 6-sleeper, 2 x 4-sleepers & a 5-sleeper) having: Dstv, wi-fi, kitchenettes, electric blankets, fans, hairdryers, some fireplaces, some underfloor heating. Family units with lounge/dining/kitchenette areas. Facilities: internet,all credit cards, onsite parking, laundry service, pool, trampoline, BBQs, children welcome. TGCSA 3 star-graded.4 rooms are pet-friendly. Local shops & restaurants are within 1 to 2kms of us.Easy access from the N3 highway.Close to the local private & government schools of Hilton College, St Annes, Grace College, Cowan House & Laddsworth & 2kms from Hilton Life Hospital.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Bowling offsite
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Saltwater pool
Shallow end in pool
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
First aid kit
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Additional bathroom
Cable / satellite TV
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Interconnected rooms available
Wardrobe / closet
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
City view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Zulu
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Monique K wrote a review Jul 2020
Pretoria, South Africa87 contributions35 helpful votes
I stopped over for one night on a business trip. Based on the reviews on this forum I had reduced my expectations to a guesthouse that was worn and needed updating. Instead, when I got there I was greeted warmly by Penny and led to a room (West Room) with a gorgeous view and beautifully furnished. The heater in the room and electric blanket were much appreciated on a very chilly winter evening. The little kkitchenne was well equipped (with microwave, no stove) and suited my needs perfectly. There are also several lovely restaurants just around the corner. In the morning I was served a hearty English breakfast in a heated outside room overlooking the gorgeous view. Gateside was a great choice for travelling solo on a business trip, but I also look forward to going back with my family in holiday some time.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled on business
Nazeem J wrote a review Feb 2020
Welkom, South Africa65 contributions5 helpful votes
We were looking for an overnight stop and it was ideal. it had all the necessary amenities, comfortable large bed, en-suite, excellent wifi, pool, nice views and limited breakfast which we found a bit pricey at R110.00 per person We did however have issues with not having sufficient hot water.
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Date of stay: February 2020
21959 wrote a review Dec 2018
Shanghai, China25 contributions11 helpful votes
We must have stayed in the worst self-catering room , that they had .The only good thing was the big , comfortable double bed . The fridge was tiny , for self-catering , not much space to store food . The freezer , could only fit a small box of ice cream and the 4 dry ices , that we had . The sofa was horrendous .... cushions -thin and worn out and OLD . We could not sit on them , as we felt the sofa frame , from underneath . The place had a weird smell - stuffy , old dust . DSTV was rubbish ( the worse TV bouquet ever) .No BBC , no CNN . Channel 118 to 122 (missing) .All the 170's channels (missing).No Discovery channels. We could hear ALL our neighbours (next door and upstairs ).The first night we could not sleep ,with noise from upstairs ( steps and voices). The cherry on the top .... There were 5 parking bays , for 9 chalets(Rooms) . How do you explain this ??? So every night when we returned ,we had NO space to park our car . Overall , the room was in need of a good( urgent ) upgrading . Will NOT NOT ,stay there again . A 3STAR Guesthouse , that only deserves to be a 1STAR .
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Date of stay: December 2018
Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Gateside2014, Owner at Gateside Guesthouse
Responded Feb 6, 2019
Hi Paula - I am sorry that you felt we let you down on the accommodation you booked. It is a self-catering unit for 2 people & so the fridge is a hip-height as the average stay booked is approximately 2 to 3 nights & we offer extra space in the freezers in the main guesthouse kitchen for extra items needing to be stored, on request. We are an original Victorian building & as such, we have kept the decor appropriate & the sofa & chairs are a ball & claw rattan backed set - we have checked the cushions which were done not that long ago but they are still fully stuffed so perhaps it is the webbing on the base that needs tightening... we are looking into that as it felt fine when we sat on it but will deal with it accordingly. We do endeavour to keep the room fresh but I think having a log fireplace can be tricky - we will definitely see if this can be improved. Regards the Dstv, we offer the standard commercial bouquet they provide to the vast majority of hospitality establishments which is: Mnet, Movies, SABC 1,2,3 & e.This is advertised on our website.Further channels can be provided by establishments at an extra cost but this generally applies to those with gradings of 4 stars & more. Regards parking bays, I am sorry to hear that you had a problem finding space: we do have 9 parking bays allowing one car per unit(9 units) - however, some of the bays are demarcated & a few are not & we will address that by putting up signage so that everyone parks in the correct place & therefore averts the problem you encountered. We are always in touch on the phone & the manageress, Charmaine(or Kayla) are to be found in the office so any issues can be addressed immediately if they are made aware of them.
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Fleetsw wrote a review Oct 2018
Hartbeespoort, South Africa44 contributions20 helpful votes
We booked up 3 of the self catering units as well as a room in the house. This really is a stunning B&B with tons of potential. Whilst there is a but coming into this review i would still say worth the visit as I believe the owners will sort out the challenges. Now the but - But the units we occupied my family being in the 3 bedroom house and another being in a 4 bed open plan unit both need some TLC from a maintenance point of view. In our unit we had leaking pipes - water coming from the shower throughout the ceiling which the owners were continuously trying to fix whilst we were there - not convenient to us at all, fridge not working properly, braai that was bent and needing replacment and then some cleanliness issues which again credit to the owner were addressed however at our inconvenience. The open plan self catering unit really needs a flooring upgrade to brighten it up again and basic maintenance like the 2plate stove that cant switch on and off. I end off by again saying we were there for 7 nights and we would probably stay here again provided the little things were fixed up, the owner was very apologetic and is not the manager as there are employees running the B&B. My advice to all B&B owners check into your own rooms once every couple of months for a night and experience what you want your guests to pay for. Again I believe the owners will address the problem then well worth the visit.
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
beej999 wrote a review Jan 2018
Johannesburg, South Africa16 contributions
We've stayed at Gateside Guesthouse more than once, in the Treetops unit. Very comfortable and clean, well equipped for self-catering, beautiful garden, beautiful views, exceptional breakfast, helpful staff, value for money.
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Date of stay: February 2017
Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Treetops has a great view
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Response from Phillipa B, Manager at Gateside Guesthouse
Responded Jan 9, 2018
It was great having you once again, and we look forward to your next visit, Charmaine and the Gateside Team!
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South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalPietermaritzburg
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Frequently Asked Questions about Gateside Guesthouse
Which popular attractions are close to Gateside Guesthouse?
Nearby attractions include Cherylin Creations (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Gateside Guesthouse?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Gateside Guesthouse?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Gateside Guesthouse?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, barbeque facilities, and a free welcome drink during their stay.
Is parking available at Gateside Guesthouse?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Gateside Guesthouse?
Conveniently located restaurants include Taste of Thai Restaurant and Spa, Jaxx Restaurant, and Artisan.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Gateside Guesthouse?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Gateside Guesthouse?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Gateside Guesthouse offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Gateside Guesthouse?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, and Zulu.
Does Gateside Guesthouse have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.