An Enchanting Stay at ANEW Hotel Hilton Pietermaritzburg

The Midlands MagazineDecember 12, 2023

Welcome to an exquisite four-star architectural masterpiece nestled in the quaint town of Hilton Pietermaritzburg. ANEW Hotel Hilton exudes old-world charm while being renowned for its exceptional, friendly, and efficient service. Whether you’re a lover of the countryside or are simply seeking a peaceful retreat, this is the perfect destination for you.


As I stepped inside, the grandiose chandelier hanging from the high ceilings in the foyer caught my eye.┬áIt’s a true showpiece that you can’t miss. The receptionist welcomed us with a warm, inviting smile before we ventured to our room. Our suite was spacious and well-appointed, featuring two king-size beds and a modern bathroom with a beautiful free-standing bathtub. Each room has a TV, and we could even log in to our Netflix accounts to enjoy our favourite movies and series. We were also treated to a lovely welcome platter with fresh fruit, nuts, and biltong.


After settling in, it was time to explore the grounds. A highlight was their sparkling pool, surrounded by a European-inspired outdoor seating area. I was impressed by how the hotel seamlessly blends classic elegance with modern comforts, catering to both families and business travellers with top-notch amenities that exceeded my expectations. The hotel’s history intrigued us. The original building had around 30 rooms. After ANEW Hotels & Resorts took over in 2019, they renovated and added a new wing, now offering a total of 97 fabulous rooms. If you’re planning any sort of event, you’re in good hands as the hotel boasts eight conference rooms, ensuring that everything runs smoothly and successfully for your seminar, wedding, or group gathering.


ANEW Hotel Hilton Pietermaritzburg truly lives up to its reputation as the premier choice for accommodation in the Hilton area. From sipping a relaxing glass of wine at the cosy bar to indulging in a delicious meal prepared by the award-winning Executive Chef Ross Birkin in the dining room, every moment feels like a special experience. The restaurant’s menu caters to all tastes, offering chef specials, pizzas, burgers, pasta dishes, and salads. We opted for the mouthwatering beef brisket and oxtail with mashed potatoes, as well as a succulent pork belly with a spicy ginger glaze and mashed potatoes. It was absolutely delicious!


After enjoying a scrumptious buffet breakfast, we left feeling revived and relaxed. Whether you want to explore the Midlands Meander, escape from everyday life, or host an important event, ANEW Hotel Hilton Pietermaritzburg ensures a delightful and memorable experience for every guest.

Words by Kai Coates