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Observatory, South Africa
Reviewed 19 April 2010

Although we did not stay here ( bit pricy for us young folk!), my partner and I always enjoy joining the Royal Hotel for a drink after a day in Riebeeck. We always receive good service by friendly staff and I am quite shocked to hear the bad reviews. Perhaps the moaning guests are used to the City slicker style...learn...

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Africa
Reviewed 11 April 2010

Firstly the location is perfect, complimented by a sophisticated colonial experience ! Great food & wines, with great service at a very good deal.........

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 22 March 2010

"Experience old world luxury service at The Royal. Breakfast at the longest stoep south of the Limpopo? Tea in the lounge? A light lunch on one of the terraces? ... A bar platter in the 150 year old colonial bar? ... Fair prices. Free WIFI." An extract from www.riebeekvalley.info tourism, which needs correction. Sounds great but having read some of...

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RoyalRiebeek, Manager at The Royal Hotel, responded to this review

Please allow me to address point by point: 1) I wouldn't know what part of the text from the Tourism web site would need correction. Everything said is correct and nothing in the rest of the comment made shows otherwise. 2) The chicken, checked by myself was not uncooked but juicy and tender as it should be.3) The gentleman had...

Reviewed 18 February 2010

We pitched up on Friday afternoon and we were shown to our rooms. The accommodations were colonial in style, nicely appointed, and with high ceilings. The grounds were spectacular and we really enjoyed them for the wedding.

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 22 January 2010

We stayed here for 2 nights just as a get away from the city. We had been in the hotel from previous visits to Riebeek Kasteel and thought it had a wonderful character to it so for the end of year holidays we thought we'd treat ourselves a little to a stay at the, what looked like a very luxurious...

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pierre@pwlspee.nl
Reviewed 22 February 2009

A 45 minutes drive from Cape Town in Riebeek Kasteel, a small town in the wonderful Riebeek Valley, you find the beautiful and elegant Royal Hotel an example of colonial and modern luxury.Situated on a large estate, offering mountain views, wide open spaces and a secluded swimming pool. After a warm welcome by the owner and his elegant partner we...

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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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  • 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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