Ratings based on 11 Verified Reviews
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.6 Service & staff
4.0 Room comfort
4.5 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
by Mike from Durban
A Relaxing InterludePosted Mar 31, 2016 on Hotels
Lovely, if brief, stay in a relaxing, picturesque guest house. Hosts very friendly and helpful. Lovely bird watching and fishing. Hotel close to N3 so convenient for overnight stopover and close to amenities in Nottingham Road. Only fault was lack of hairdryer in room which would have been nice.
by Not Provided from Johannesburg
Super family break in the MidlandsPosted Oct 28, 2015 on Hotels
Trevor is a super host. Friendly, helpful and offers suggestions and recommendations for the area. Great place to stay with children.
by Mario from South Africa
Great Midlands GuesthousePosted Oct 26, 2015 on Hotels
Great guesthouse in the midlands, perfect for a weekend away. We stayed here for a wedding in the area and were really impressed by the excellent service. Thatchings is also quite close to the freeway, so also well suited to break your trip down to Durban.
by A verified traveler
Posted Jul 27, 2015 on Hotels
Well, the website advertised $46/night and this is the rate i booked at. When i printed the confirmation, this rate appeared as well as language that the rate was 650 ZAR, which included a 325 ZAR deposit. However, the rate I was charged was 650 ZAR ($60) per night, which did not include a refundable deposit and was $16 more than the Hotels.com rate. The owner told me the guesthouse rate was 650 ZAR and that Hotels.com rate wrong. He was indifferent to honoring the hotels.com price as it wasn't his price. Owner also wanted to charge me penalty bc I was only one person, but he did not. Note, there was no mention of penalty for being single on the hotels.com summary of this guesthouse. I'm disappointed in the price discrepancy as I had to pay more than expected. I would have stayed somewhere else to where i was visiting if I'd known I'd be charged $60/night versus the advertised $46 as the point of choosing thatchings in the first place was due to the price. The place is about 4km down a dirt road so be cautious when driving muddy conditions. My car slid on the dirt road.
by Jennifer from Honeydew Ridge, Johannesburg
Overpriced for what you getPosted Apr 8, 2015 on Hotels
A lovely Guest house, very tranquil and peaceful. The room is basic, with rather drab old fashioned furniture. No bar fridge, and no bottled water in the room. Also not the most comfortable bed. Overpriced for what you get
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Set in beautiful countryside.Posted Mar 1, 2015
Thatchings is a very comfortable hotel and has a great feeling of homeliness. We received a great welcome. The room was good and the food was excellent.
by batho from Springs
loved the family room and the staffPosted Aug 22, 2014 on Hotels
We made a last minute booking but fortunately we were catered for without any hastle and I would recommend anybody to go there
by J & A from Durban
Great findPosted Feb 22, 2014 on Hotels
Lovely lodge not far from the N3. The room was modern, very comfortable and spotless. The grounds are beautiful and impeccably maintained. The fabulous owners were extremely accommodating and friendly and delightful to visit with.
for Familiesby Fernando from Mozambique
Guest House in the Midlands MeanderPosted Jan 5, 2013
Thatchings is a very pleasent guest house to stay during a visit to the Natal Midlands Meander. It is the 2nd time we go to this wonderful region with amazing landscapes, artisan and craft shops, a beer factory and many other nice things. A small paradise. PS Yes you can find zebras around the guest house.
Lovely guest house with a warm welcomePosted Nov 5, 2012 on Hotels
Thatchings has lovely accommodation, in a very rural setting on a road that can only loosely be classed as a road but is really a dirt track that isn't great when it is raining. Having said that, the views are fabulous, the hosts couldn't have been more helpful and the room was lovely.