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Private room in bed and breakfast hosted by Phillipa
4 guests2 bedrooms4 beds1 private bath
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The host doesn’t allow pets, parties, or smoking.
South Room is a light, spacious bedroom with the view. It comprises a king double bed which can be separated into two single beds, a third single bed in an annexe within the bedroom and there is a daybed which can be made up for a fourth person. The room comes with semi self-catering being microwave, barfridge, toaster, crockery and cutlery. Room facilities include Dstv, teatray, panel heaters, electric blankets, wall fan, hairdryer and ironing facility. The bathroom en suite has Victorian bath, shower, twin basins and underfloor heating.

The space
When relocating to Hilton from Zimbabwe in 2003, Gateside Guesthouse took our breath away with its stunning views and victorian charm, typical of the area. It's easy to believe that one has stepped out of Africa in this lush, misty countryside... Gateside is definitely a "character" home, being part of the original "Kings Gap" farm, since subdivided and now with the main Victorian farmhouse next door which dates back to the 1800's.

It became our home and 11 years' later, the view still attracts as much as ever; constantly changing with the seasons and different weather patterns (which, in Hilton, is often!) The story goes that Gateside is the oldest Bed & Breakfast still in existence in Hilton. It has a central location but is tucked away in a peaceful cal-de-sac.

We are a happy bunch with longstanding staff who welcome you with friendly smiles. Our aim is that everyone should feel at home and comfortable, whether it's business or pleasure.

Each of the units comes with the following amenities: panel heaters, electric blankets, hairdryers, hospitality fridge, tea-rays, Dstv commercial bouquet, wireless internet access and fans.
Whilst the family units are all fully self-catered, all the doubles and three-sleepers are semi self-catering being provided with microwaves, toasters, crockery and cutlery.

Guest access
There are information folders giving places of interest, restaurants and activities in the area and there is also a selection of brochures to be found in the hallway of the guesthouse. We have seven restaurants and local village shops within 1km of us and easy access with the N3 highway 2kms away. Pietermaritzburg city center 10kms.

For guests who wish to eat in, we offer a delivery dinner service from one of our excellent local caterers: a tray is brought to your room with main course and side dishes and dessert. Orders need to be made 24 hours prior and please let us know of any specific dietary requirements.

A choice of either a full health and delicious, traditional English breakfast or a substantial health option is served in the conservatory on the deck of the main house. Open between 7 to 9am Monday to Saturday and 7:30 to 9:30am Sundays. If guests require an early start, please give us 24 hours' notice and we will provide a health breakfast tray to your room.

Other conveniences available are a laundry service, brains/barbecues, fax facility and all credit cards are accepted. Children are welcome and they are provided for.

Come and enjoy a relaxing stay in a beautiful setting.

Other things to note
-Free uncapped wifi
-Access to pool
-Onsite parking
-Access to trampoline
-Single guests at pro rata rates
South Room is a light, spacious bedroom with the view. It comprises a king double bed which can be separated into two single beds, a third single bed in an annexe within the bedroom and there is a daybed which can be made up for a fourth person. The room comes with semi self-catering being microwave, barfridge, toaster, crockery and cutlery. Room facilities include Dstv, teatray, panel heaters, electric blankets, wal… read more

Amenities

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Free parking on premises
Wifi
Washer
Dryer
TV
Pool
High chair
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Hilton, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa

To be found in the surrounding area:
Restaurants, pubs and shops, gyms, health spas, golf courses, nature reserve, blue crane conservancy, Nelson Mandela's capture site with museum, Howick and Karkloof Falls, Karkloof canopy tours, trout-fishing, cycling, Anglo-boer war memorabilia- Howick, casino, quad-biking and wedding venues.

Tours can be booked with qualified guides on a variety of topics of interest including:
- Historical Pietermaritzburg
- French presence in Pietermaritzburg
- Wildlife, game parks, ecotourism, avifauna, nature, ecology, botany, forest ecology, spiders, birding
- KZN general
- Durban
- Culture
To be found in the surrounding area:
Restaurants, pubs and shops, gyms, health spas, golf courses, nature reserve, blue crane conservancy, Nelson Mandela's capture site with museum, Howick and Karkloof Fal…

Hosted by Phillipa

Joined in February 2016
  • 66 Reviews
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Born in Zambia, lived most of my life in Zimbabwe, now residing in Hilton, South Africa.
During your stay
Guests are greeted upon arrival as well as departure. With regards to late arrivals after 8pm, we make arrangements for key collection and self check-in.

-Cleaning service free of charge
-Laundry service at an additional fee
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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House rules
Check-in: After 2:00 p.m.
Checkout: 10:00 a.m.
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
No smoke alarm
Cancellation policy