About The Thistle Hotel

The original hotel was built in 1883 and has become synonymous for being one of the oldest and still thriving hotels in 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 have reasonably priced accomodation, we are close to the Royal Showgrounds, we are also the nearest hotel to the Royal Showgrounds, we also are visited by backpackers from all over the world.

  • We are renowned 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

Other Facilities

  • Internet Access/WiFi
  • Secure Parking
  • Bar
  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Ceiling Fan
  • TV
  • VAT included