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The Royal Hotel
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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 to lay your head. Wonderful breakfast on the large veranda. It reminded me a little of Raffles in Singapore, in an African kind of way!! Interesting town. Nice diversion from Cape Town for 24 hours. Lovely shops with interesting fare.

Stayed: August 2016, travelled with family
Thank Dianne S
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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.

Stayed: August 2016, travelled with family
Thank Francois d
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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 little more comfort but otherwise the rooms are lovely and the bathrooms are really great!
The food in the restaurant was excellent and well presented.
Will definitely be back!

Room Tip: The garden rooms are very nice. Room 5 can be a bit noisy with staff being up early in the kitchen.
  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled with family
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1  Thank Cejames04
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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 offered.

Stayed: August 2016, travelled with family
1  Thank D6148JQstephenl
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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.

Stayed: August 2016, travelled as a couple
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