It is eight years since we were last at The Royal and our stay this time was four nights in the same garden room as we were last in!
Little has changed although they have now built some modern suites in the garden which we did not get the chance to inspect.
Maybe it is a little jaded now with "faded grandeur" but it is still a charming colonial style hotel with friendly staff. The rooms could do with a freshen up probably in lighter colours which would make them brighter.
The continued "load shedding" (power cuts to you and me) meant the air conditioning was off for long periods of time which was not ideal but as the hotel does not have a back up generator the staff cannot do anything about it. This did cause some problems at breakfast time as the breakfast was from a menu and it was often not possible to make coffee. perhaps a cold buffet would have been better.
We dined one evening in the restaurant when the power was fortunately on and the food was simple but nice.
Plenty of parking is available and the hotel is right opposite the centre of the very small and charming village.More
- Free Wifi
- Free parking