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“COLONIAL ROYAL HOTEL”
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The Royal Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Riebeek Kasteel
Certificate of Excellence
North Shields, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“COLONIAL ROYAL HOTEL”
Reviewed 11 April 2017

very nice hotel located in a quaint village staff very good breakfast was excellent the hotel
has recently been updating and has built new accommodation in the gardens with super
views sundowners at 5-6pm a must gin and tonics in huge bowls you can get the walk in rate which is half price after 15.00 pm for the rooms if available,
Christine-john England u/k

Room Tip: a must visit so serene
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  • Stayed March 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

We were 3 friends who booked for an afternoon tea at the Royal Hotel on Saturday, 1 April 2017. What an amazing afternoon did we have!! Friendly service and true value for money. When the tray of eats was brought out we were speechless ....enough for 6 people!! And everything was super delicious! Indeed an outing I can recommend.

Stayed April 2017, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 March 2017

Long verandah; wicker chairs - nostalgia! Comfortable, updated rooms. Old-fashioned courteous service; helpful staff - necessary as there are few concessions for the disabled (a not uncommon situation in South Africa). Riebeek Castille itself is in a bit of a time warp - delightful. The hotel restaurant, especially for dinner, is well worth a visit. The food was splendid.

  • Stayed March 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

We spent two nights in this beautiful hotel. Our room was sublime, offering a gorgeous lounge area, king size bed with crisp white linen and a gorgeous bathroom. Little touches like bath salts lovingly placed into a wooden bowl each day and home made choccies in lovely box coupled with a turndown service in the evening made our stay extra special. Could with super-friendly service, absolutely delicious breakfasts and a gin and tonic served in a brandy snifter and served on the long verandah served (a tradition at the Royal), we couldn't have asked for a better stay.

  • Stayed March 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

From the minute we arrived to the minute we left we were treated like royalty.
The staff and rooms were fantastic. The rooms were well furnished with comfortable beds, snow white linen and fully air coned.
The bathrooms were well fitted out including a large shower.
Sun downers on the old fashioned stoop was so relaxing sitting on comfortable couches watching the world go by.
Unfortunatly we never had dinner at the hotel, but breakfast which is included in the rate was outstanding.
I loved my stay at the Grand hotel and will defiantly be returning.

  • Stayed March 2017, travelled with family
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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 498 - R2 163
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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