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“Stylish cocktails” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Royal Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Riebeek Kasteel
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Mauritius
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25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Stylish cocktails”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

My first visit to the Royal hotel was in the winter when the Cape winters are drizzly and cold. The large fireplace in the lounge of the Royal was just the cure. Here you can laze on one of the many comfortable sofas and stare at the crackling fire. Or you can order a drink an start chatting to fellow visitors. On Friday afternoons from 5 - 7 you can order your G&T at half price - bonus! Not sure if that is an ongoing promotion, but I returned a few months later and it was still going. The bartender serves the drink in a large goblet with exotic bits of fruit bobbing in it. Pomegranate, gooseberries, kiwi. A true delight. The hotel has been refurbished and is in excellent nick. Oozes style and charisma. In summer there is a splash pool for residents that faces the lush gardens and has, of course, a wet bar. Splash out - go there!

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  • Stayed August 2016, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We spent a lazy Friday afternoon on the stoep of the Royal Hotel drinking Gin & Tonic. It was a wonderfully lazy experience. Will definitley be back to stay for a weekend, the pool area and view looked amazing.

  • Stayed October 2016, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 asked for a more ideal and flawless day!

  • Stayed July 2016, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank candicevj
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 !!

  • Stayed September 2016, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Daniel F
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4 of 5 bubbles 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" gin and tonics served there. Breakfast was selected from the a la carte breakfast menu - nicely presented and delicious. We didn't eat any other meals in the restaurant. The coffee they served at the hotel was excellent and although there are no tea and coffee making facilities in the rooms, the staff will bring it to your room. We just found it strange that it was not served on a tray and that the milk came in gravy boats. There is a turn down service and chocolates left in a box on the bed. Night one,we didn't get chocolates but night two we did! All in all would highly recommend this lovely hotel.

  • Stayed September 2016, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank AliceCapeTown
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Additional Information about The Royal Hotel

Property: The Royal Hotel
Address: 33 Main St, Riebeek Kasteel 7307, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Riebeek Kasteel
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Riebeek Kasteel
Price range (per night): R1 467 - R3 723
Hotel Class:4 star — The Royal Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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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Royal Hotel Riebeek Kasteel

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