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Skukuza
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent two nights in this beautiful hotel. Our room was sublime, offering a gorgeous lounge area, king size bed with crisp white linen and a gorgeous bathroom. Little touches like bath salts lovingly placed into a wooden bowl each day and home made choccies in lovely box coupled with a turndown service in the evening made our stay extra...

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1Thank Swanepoel, Jenn... S
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the minute we arrived to the minute we left we were treated like royalty. The staff and rooms were fantastic. The rooms were well furnished with comfortable beds, snow white linen and fully air coned. The bathrooms were well fitted out including a large shower. Sun downers on the old fashioned stoop was so relaxing sitting on comfortable couches...

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1Thank Johnnyangelcapetown
Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here for a late lunch on a very hot Sunday afternoon. We sat outside in the patio under a Bedouin or what you call those tight tents, covering the whole area. The hotel is very old but in good condition and I think they were adding more rooms and redoing the back yard because there was construction going on....

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Prague
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The oldest hotel in South Africa has great bar with extensive selection of Gins and absolutely the right atmosphere for gin & tonic tasting. Do not mist it if you are nearby! The town has breathtaking history, colorful presence and bright future.

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1Thank PoohPrague
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having arrived on a late Sunday afternoon, we were little surprised to be recommended to an alternative restaurant for dinner, on the basis that we were the only potential diners in the hotel that night. Our misgivings were quickly and consistently removed by a very good bed in a comfy room and a world class eggs Benedict breakfast. The staff...

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1Thank Mike E
Lincolnshire
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

I visited this hotel with friends. I had a single room which was very spacious with a king sized bed. The bed linen was good quality with many soft pillows. Air conditioner worked well and was quiet and efficient. Great bathroom and walk-in shower. Food is excellent and the breakfast, included in our room rates, was magnificent. It was served...

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Thank Alicelincolnshire
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

What a gem of a place! Colonial spleandour where you can have the best gin and tonic sitting on their long stoep, or in the lovely old style bar. Wonderful staff, very well run and very friendly! We'll definately be back. Room 1 was lovely with the largest king size bed ever!!

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Northampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

A great experience, classic, relaxed, very enjoyable. Good rooms and good room service, most comfortable and very relaxing. A fantastic stoep, said to be the longest in South Africa and a really traditional hotel, said to be the best colonial example south of the Equator. Very good restaurant, lovely, shaded and semi open. Great staff, very relaxed. Drinks and cocktails...

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2Thank Irthlingborough43
Bellville, South Africa
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Beautiful hotel with a wonderful ambiance. Great decor, modernized colonial! Sitting on the stoep with black and white tiles in front takes you back to colonial times - and the view from the back stoep area overlooks the beautiful wine lands and surrounding mountains. Staff are friendly and the food is great! Big portions - go hungry!

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Reviewed 2 February 2017

Beautiful colonial hotel in sweetest village ever, rooms are the best in every way, staff has arranged ironing stuff, swimming pool is definitely a plus and we have enjoyed every moment in this wonderful place...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
"The grand old lady finally has her new dress on" is what the locals said when The Royal was refurbished and upgraded to the highest standards in 2005/2006. After serving more than seven generations, the oldest hotel of the Western Cape occupies a very special place in the hearts of both local and international visitors. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Royal Hotel

Address: 33 Main St, Riebeek Kasteel 7307, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Riebeek Kasteel
Price Range: R1 447 - R3 705 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Royal Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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Royal Hotel Riebeek Kasteel
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“Room 1 is excellent”
 of 5 bubbles AK7130, 1 Jan 2017 | Read review
“My review focussed on the drinks”
 of 5 bubbles Place-a-Manger, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Garden rooms are spacious and quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles FrancisB185, 11 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The garden rooms are very nice. Room 5 can be a bit noisy with staff being up early in the kitchen.”
 of 5 bubbles Cejames04, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Choose an inside room to be more cosy on cold winter nights”
 of 5 bubbles , 15 Jul 2016 | Read review
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