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“Old World Colonial Goes Mod”
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The Royal Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Riebeek Kasteel
Certificate of Excellence
Dallas, Texas
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Old World Colonial Goes Mod”
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We were pleasantly surprised and pleased with our stay at The Royal Hotel. The proper colonial veranda is a great place to start and have drinks. After checking in, we went to the very modern and super clean rooms. Bed was really comfortable and the large bathroom was fantastic. The air conditioning is also powerful. Definitely have dinner here because the menu and food are superb. The wine list is a who's who of the top Swartland winemakers. Highly recommend this hotel

  • Stayed April 2017, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank Gameche
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53 reviews
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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Although I have heard a lot about this hotel, we stopped over for lunch. Food was ok but not the best. The hotel rates are very high per night at R2500 for two adults and a child is pushing it a bit. One has nothing to do all day. But the hotel itself is a real gem

Stayed April 2017, travelled with family
Thank Colin D
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Zululand, South Africa
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112 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Beautiful old hotel that appears to have had a recent revamp. The front verandah is reminiscent of times gone by, seated in comfy colonial splendour. Their staff are what all establishments aspire to employ, people that really take pride in their jobs and go above and beyond. Lovely situation, beautiful accommodation and fabulous food. Highly recommended

  • Stayed April 2017, travelled with friends
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1 Thank Gilly-bean0779
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cape town
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60 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We stayed here for 1 night and were very impressed with this little country hotel. On arrival we were told that we were welcome to carrot cake and tea on the stoep (terrace) at no charge and at 4.30 there was a 2 for 1 special on gins and tonic - all excellent
Our room was across the gardens and very clean and comfortable
We had dinner at the hotel that night and it was OK - nothing wrong with it but not memorable
What was memorable though out our stay was the high level of service received from all staff - we were made to feel very very welcome
Breakfast was included in our rate and it was fresh and wholesome
Highly recommend

  • Stayed January 2017, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank CapeTownCapetown
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North Shields, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Property: The Royal Hotel
Address: 33 Main St, Riebeek Kasteel 7307, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Riebeek Kasteel
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Riebeek Kasteel
Price range (per night): R1 498 - R2 214
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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