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.
The garden rooms 1-3 are very well appointed and the bed is enormous.the pub has a nice vibe and the barman knows his stuff,
We ate out at dinner time but breakfasted in the hotel pub. Breakfast was not well prepared - it was slow and when it arrived some of it was over cooked.
The staff were very friendly and helpful although the hotel seemed a little understaffed.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Royal Hotel Riebeek Kasteel