PROVIDING ACCOMMODATION IN PIETERMARITZBURG SINCE 1960
Kismet was built in the early 1960`s and in 1988 was taken over by the Kisten Chetty Family whom still run the family business to date. Fifty One years ago, when Kismet hotel was built , a double room without bath would have set you back R2.50 per night... those wanting extra luxury could specify ''with bath'' for an extra R1.00.
Things have changed since then, just as it did in 1988 when Ronnie, His Brother Anand, Together with brother in-Law Peru Chetty bought the enterprise from it original owners. In buying the Hotel they fulfilled a long-held dream inspired by their late brother Jerry, namely to own his own hotel and bottle store.
Six months later an extensive program of renovations and extensions was begun, with the famed Kismet Ballroom opening in the mid 1990`s. We have always catered for families and couples hence the accent of formal dancing and family occasions, such as Birthday parties, engagements, weddings etc...
In 2015/2016 Kismet Hotel had begun with another renovation program, bringing the modern aspect to the business. We have done a major upgrade in our rooms catering for the needs of today.
The Kismet Hotel is centrally situated the business is a full member of Pietermaritzburg Tourism and is constantly being renovated and upgraded through out the years. Presently consisting of 24 rooms a ballroom/hall able to cater for 350 people, three bars a tote and Casino all under one roof.