Enjoyed our stay. Friendly and helpful staff. Good food. Lovely town with lots of beautiful old buildings and small shops. Very charming hotel with beautiful old bar. Great sleepover between northern cape and Cape Town.
The hotel has a wonderful colonial feel. We stayed in a king suite. These are newish.
The suites have their own patio plus sitting room and a fire.
The good points include a wonderful veranda where breakfast was served. The breakfasts are wonderful, fresh and delicious. The produce is of a good quality.
The hotel bar is great with huge choice of gin and other spirits. Great for a night cap.
We did not get to use the pool. But the beds look comfortable and there were umbrellas for shade.
The only constructive criticism I would offer - the carpets in the King Suite we stayed in - No1 - do need a clean and refresh.
Would stay again.
First concern was that there was no secure parking - there is a car park but no security. My room was dark, dated and the room door not closing fully - it was located far from reception and down some very steep steps - not easy with a suitcase. Staff were kind and considerate but sadly the drinkers on the veranda or perhaps it was the guests in a room nearby were not - easy to hear fully conversations. Sadly I will not be staying again.
It is eight years since we were last at The Royal and our stay this time was four nights in the same garden room as we were last in!
Little has changed although they have now built some modern suites in the garden which we did not get the chance to inspect.
Maybe it is a little jaded now with "faded grandeur" but it is still a charming colonial style hotel with friendly staff. The rooms could do with a freshen up probably in lighter colours which would make them brighter.
The continued "load shedding" (power cuts to you and me) meant the air conditioning was off for long periods of time which was not ideal but as the hotel does not have a back up generator the staff cannot do anything about it. This did cause some problems at breakfast time as the breakfast was from a menu and it was often not possible to make coffee. perhaps a cold buffet would have been better.
We dined one evening in the restaurant when the power was fortunately on and the food was simple but nice.
Plenty of parking is available and the hotel is right opposite the centre of the very small and charming village.
Relaxing stay in a charming old hotel. Good food, great service, comfortable room close to everything in town .
We went for first Friday and weren’t disappointed Looking forward to returning sometime soon