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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 10 October 2016

My husband and I have never made a better decision than choosing The Royal Hotel for our wedding venue. The setting was perfect. The food, atmosphere, service, staff, decor, rooms, facilities was all a 10/10. Maxwell was in incredible host and made sure our day and days leading up to our wedding was relaxed and well organised. We couldnt have...

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Reviewed 10 October 2016

We had an amazing experience spending a night and day at this hotel. The service at the a Royal hotel was excellent and all the staff were very helpful To mention the barman that showed us his amazing advices and skills about which gin and tonics we should try next. For sure we will be back to this place !!

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Cape Town
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Just back from a wonderful weekend in Riebeek-Kasteel where we stayed for two nights in the Royal Hotel. The rooms were lovely and extremely comfortable. The bathroom had underfloor heating and heated towel rail. Towels were white and fluffy and Charlotte Rhys products were in the bathroom. The bar and the staff were very hospitable and we loved the "fruity"...

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Knysna, South Africa
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Sitting on the veranda of this elegant old timer sipping a gin definitely evoked feelings of a more leisurely era. The gin happy hour is a must and one can choose from a wide range of gins some you will never have heard of but definitely worth a try . I liked the Hope Salt River and the Wilderer particularly....

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Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Drove up to Riebeek-Kasteel from Cape Town for a day and a night. Destination: The Royal Hotel which is apparently the oldest hotel in SA. The drive was awash in colors of lime greens and acid yellow of the canola fields in full bloom. The hotel was a delight and a surprise. Filled with history and a very comfortable place...

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Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for a weekend Maxwell the duty manager was superb. Breakfast was great and the bar amazing with the gins!!!! Location was great a walk away from all the little shops. We had a delightful time Will stay here again in the near future.

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Brackenfell, South Africa
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Great weekend get away! We really enjoyed our stay this past weekend. Maxwell and his colleagues were put under a bit of pressure on Sunday morning with extra guests for breakfast, but they coped extremely well! Enjoyed calling room service for early morning coffee or tea. I would like to suggest they rotate the mattresses, could have done with a...

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George, South Africa
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Lovely warm and welcoming atmosphere . Easily the best Gin & Tonic I have ever had. Locally distilled with a fynbos flavor . Served in a huge glass with strawberries . Stunning. The lamb shoulder was superb and something I can strongly recommend . The staff were extremely friendly but not quite on top of the menu and what it...

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

The hotel was happy to take our last minute booking without insisting on full payment as we were on our way there. Warm welcome at reception, excellent linen in the rooms with very comfortable beds, great bar in hotel. We will be back soon for a visit.

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Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

We slept over on a Tuesday night for one night only. We had a garden room, which was very spacious, and the bathroom includes a seperate toilet. The bathroom had both a shower and a bath. The staff were friendly and helpful and quick to respond to requests, such as ice for the room. We did not eat dinner at...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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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 506 - R1 990 (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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