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“Character with a heartbeat”
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The Royal Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Riebeek Kasteel
Certificate of Excellence
Somerset West, South Africa
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79 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Character with a heartbeat”
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Unfortunately we only stayed one night in this beautiful hotel in the middle of nowhere. It was a scorching day and we enjoyed lounging by the pool and ending the day with the famous G&T happy hour between 17:00 and 18:00. The rooms were clean and comfortable and we had a good night's rest. The staff were very helpful and friendly. Old world charm found in Riebeek-Kasteel.

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  • Stayed January 2017, travelled with family
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English first
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

A last minute booking made online, gave us one of the best day and night at the Royal Hotel. The staff were friendly and attentive. The room was basic but perfect for the night. The pool was just what we needed after driving in the summer heat. Definitely order a G&T and sit on the stoep watching the world go by. Coffee delivered to your room in the morning is one of the many treats in store. Looking forward to going back.

Stayed December 2016, travelled as a couple
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Cape Town, South Africa
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51 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

We went to the royal hotel for lunch today. The service was very slow and not particularly friendly. Starters took 40 minutes to be served and was great. Main courses took more than an hour later and appeared on the table in drips and drabs. The lamb belly was fantastic, the fish and chips was great and the risotto absolutely terrible and totally inedible! The complaint to the manager was handled very professionally and we were offered the meal for free. We paid anyway as part of the meal was enjoyable. I would not go back there unless i had a lot of time to kill. This establishment can really pull up its socks.

Stayed December 2016, travelled with friends
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Cape Town, South Africa
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35 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

The stoep, the ambiance, not to be missed. The gin and tonics are benchmark. We loved the very strong colonial resonance, the history just wells up unrequested, desired. What conversations those wall have soaked up in 150 plus years... fascinated, enchanted, we will return here.

Stayed December 2016, travelled as a couple
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Just a fab experience.....quaint....quirky.....old school...staff great....pub full of history....chilled ...we will be back. Pool ...overlooking a dam. Walk to the village. Craft beer tasting...wine farms on your doorstep. Nice

  • Stayed December 2016, travelled with friends
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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 492 - R2 166
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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