Welcome to The Thistle Hotel - Pietermaritzburg

The hotel is well situated and is the gateway to the Midlands, Durban, North Coast and South Coast respectively. This Cosy, country feel Hotel offers clean, comfortable and affordable accommodations, from private en-suite rooms to Dorm style, we cater for all travellers.

  • We also boast a vibey sports bar with home cooked pub style meals
  • We offer clean, comfortable and affordable accommodation
  • We are renown for our tasty home-cooked pub lunches
  • We offer a big-screen TV, pool tables and secure parking
  • Privately-owned family hotel in the heart of Pietermaritzburg
  • 500m from the start of Comrades
  • 500m from the Royal Showgrounds
  • Easy access to the N3 freeway
  • Ideal launch pad for SA's top sporting events Midmar Mile, Duzi Marathon and Comrades


Stay With Us

The first thing you’ll notice when you arrive at the Thistle Hotel Pietermaritzburg is the homely atmosphere, made even warmer by the attention you’ll receive from our friendly staff. Situated in the heart of Maritzburg (at the corners of Greyling and Boshoff Streets), the hotel has become a popular place to stay for many of our old friends - from contractors, sales executives and sports groups to the many tourists who visit the area. 


Eat & Drink With Us

The Thistle Hotel’s bar is possibly the best pub in Pietermaritzburg, this isn’t because of it’s decor or fancy lighting and expensive cocktails, it is because of the locals who frequent the pub who are always welcoming of any visitor. The bar staff are also the best in Pietermaritzburg and are always friendly and attentive to all the patrons drinking at the Thistle.