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Somerset West.
Reviewed 18 February 2016

Excellent bedrooms,modern, with good space and quality bathrooms. The biggest plus factor was the staff. All were efficient, really helpful and wanted to please. The breakfast on the wonderful stoep was very special. The quality and appearance of the food had all been thoughtfully examined,we were very impressed.Negatives,a couple.Lots of steps with no handrails not helpful to the elderly and...

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

5 for value, 4 for service, 3 for food! We had the 5-course tasting menu at R195 for 5 courses! What a gr8 deal! Unfortunately the duck was a bit dry and the texture of the cauliflower risotto wasn't great but you have to appreciate that it is only R195! Still a great 5 courses. The only problem is if...

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Harare, Zimbabwe
Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

Two nights in this peaceful town may not be enough. Rooms clean and comfortable with air con. Food service a little slow but qualities are good. G&T on the verandah or around pool area are definitely worthwhile with a great choice. All round very friendly and accommodating with lots to do to help one adopt a slow and relaxed pace...

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Reviewed 27 January 2016

The Hotel had all the facilities but lacked direction.from the Owners. Food was generally very good. Our bedroom was well equipped but when we arrived the day had been very hot. The Air Con had not been switched on and the Fridge was not working properly and obviously not checked.

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RoyalriebeekCapeTown, Owner at The Royal Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Robin P, Thank you for your review and for the compliments. We have had extremely hot weather and as much as I understand how nice it would be to have an ice cold room on arrival it is our comp[any's policy to not have all our air conditioning units running the whole day not knowing when our guests will...

Cape Town
Reviewed 15 January 2016

We just stayed for one night, but I can't wait to come back to The Royal Hotel in Riebeek Kasteel. It's an old hotel, steeped in character, with beautifully modernised and immaculate bedrooms and bathrooms. Everything about it is open-hearted and generous. The staff couldn't be nicer. Nothing was too much trouble for them. The hotel reputedly has the longest...

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 14 January 2016

We arrived at Riebeeck Kasteel without a hotel booking - thinking we will find a b & b the town, if not we could move to the next town. Driving up the road there was this very colonial looking hotel with a very long veranda - It was love at first sight - just knew we had to stay there...

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Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

Hi. Just wanted to thank the hotel and it's staff for yet another wonderful stay. All that we asked for was dealt with in a very professional and friendly way. Breakfast and the coffee was spot on and we had amazing weather. Just what you need for a short break away from Cape Town.

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Cape Town
Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

Wow it is lovely....staff accommodating. Food brilliant. Atmosphere relaxing and calm. Just a wonderful place. The rooms are clean and beautifully decorated with plenty of amenities. Views of valley and front verandah to spend quiet afternoons and evenings sitting on and enjoying a drink or coffee whichever is to your preference.

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Lisbon, Portugal
Reviewed 15 December 2015

This hotel in the lovely town of Riebeeck Kasteel with its Lovely " stoep", ceiling fans, comfy sofas has this real colonial feel. During the winter months the big fireplaces are so wonderful; sit and relax before the open fire place and enjoy the nicest traditional fish and chips I have ever eaten at a price for European visitors that...

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Vinkeveen, The Netherlands
Reviewed 14 December 2015

second year in a row and still in love with the hotel, location, restaurant and their staff ! the new cook is an absolute top of the bill. Service is much more than average with very friendly and helpful people. We will see you next year.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • 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 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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“Room 1 is excellent”
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“Garden rooms are spacious and quiet.”
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