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The Royal Hotel

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Prague
Reviewed 14 March 2017 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 7 March 2017

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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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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Thank YvetteGoussard
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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1Thank Mariette B
Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Just an hour out of the city and a scenic drive. Comfy,spacious rooms with a cute little patio and beautiful view. Friendly staff. Had a delicious breakfast there and the hotel is just across the road from a few eateries. Definitely going again

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 22 January 2017

We started off with a Cola Tonic and lemonade which was served in a Brandy glass filled with fruit in the ice cubes. The Waiter was friendly and the service excellent. We later enjoyed afternoon tea on the veranda, served by well trained, attentive Waiters. The afternoon tea was served attractively and when I made the booking, I told them...

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Rosslare Harbour, Ireland
Reviewed 18 January 2017

5pm on the dot every day of the year. Gin and tonic on the stoep at half price. One hour of a wonderful little way to enjoy a drink in colonial surroundings. Girl by the name of Pretty? or Pritti? served me with these giant brandy glasses containing my choice of gin and there are countless brands to choose from,...

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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
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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 460 - R2 078 (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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“a must visit so serene”
271jfs, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Room 1 is excellent”
AK7130, 1 Jan 2017 | Read review
“My review focussed on the drinks”
Place-a-Manger, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Garden rooms are spacious and quiet.”
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.”
Cejames04, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
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