We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Royal Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
33 Main St, Riebeek Kasteel 7307, South Africa
Hotel amenities
Book on
TripAdvisor
in partnership with
Trusted partner. We work with Booking.com to make your booking as easy as possible.
1 room 1 adult
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Management photos
The Royal Hotel
View Map
Add Photo Write a Review

208 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Harare, Zimbabwe
Level Contributor
65 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Two nights in this peaceful town may not be enough. Rooms clean and comfortable with air con. Food service a little slow but qualities are good. G&T on the verandah or around pool area are definitely worthwhile with a great choice. All round very friendly and accommodating with lots to do to help one adopt a slow and relaxed pace... More 

Helpful?
Thank KayBeeZim
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Hotel had all the facilities but lacked direction.from the Owners. Food was generally very good. Our bedroom was well equipped but when we arrived the day had been very hot. The Air Con had not been switched on and the Fridge was not working properly and obviously not checked.

Helpful?
Thank Robin P
RoyalriebeekCapeTown, Owner at The Royal Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Robin P, Thank you for your review and for the compliments. We have had extremely hot weather and as much as I understand how nice it would be to have an ice cold room on arrival it is our comp[any's policy to not have all our air conditioning units running the whole day not knowing when our guests will... More 

Cape Town
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just stayed for one night, but I can't wait to come back to The Royal Hotel in Riebeek Kasteel. It's an old hotel, steeped in character, with beautifully modernised and immaculate bedrooms and bathrooms. Everything about it is open-hearted and generous. The staff couldn't be nicer. Nothing was too much trouble for them. The hotel reputedly has the longest... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Gary_CapeTown
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level Contributor
23 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived at Riebeeck Kasteel without a hotel booking - thinking we will find a b & b the town, if not we could move to the next town. Driving up the road there was this very colonial looking hotel with a very long veranda - It was love at first sight - just knew we had to stay there... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank normamx
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hi. Just wanted to thank the hotel and it's staff for yet another wonderful stay. All that we asked for was dealt with in a very professional and friendly way. Breakfast and the coffee was spot on and we had amazing weather. Just what you need for a short break away from Cape Town.

Helpful?
1 Thank Winston G
Cape Town
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Wow it is lovely....staff accommodating. Food brilliant. Atmosphere relaxing and calm. Just a wonderful place. The rooms are clean and beautifully decorated with plenty of amenities. Views of valley and front verandah to spend quiet afternoons and evenings sitting on and enjoying a drink or coffee whichever is to your preference.

Helpful?
1 Thank ClintRiddin
Lisbon, Portugal
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This hotel in the lovely town of Riebeeck Kasteel with its Lovely " stoep", ceiling fans, comfy sofas has this real colonial feel. During the winter months the big fireplaces are so wonderful; sit and relax before the open fire place and enjoy the nicest traditional fish and chips I have ever eaten at a price for European visitors that... More 

Helpful?
Thank danielle12015
Vinkeveen, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

second year in a row and still in love with the hotel, location, restaurant and their staff ! the new cook is an absolute top of the bill. Service is much more than average with very friendly and helpful people. We will see you next year.

Helpful?
Thank hbeer1
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level Contributor
47 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Imagine driving over 200km to enjoy a lunch in one of the most beautiful setting in the Western Cape and then to be told by a waitron that they do not want to serve you because it’s too much effort to walk into the garden and serve the Hotels menu. To put you in the picture we have done this... More 

Helpful?
Thank mashman123
RoyalriebeekCapeTown, Owner at The Royal Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mashman, I'm sorry to see we received a one star review from someone who previously gave us a 5 star rating. I have investigated the matter and tried to get in contact with you by sending a message through TA. As I did not hear back from you hereby my rather late response. I understand that it is nice... More 

Jersey, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Had been advised to go to cafe Felix but after reading trip adviser decided on the Royal. Very disappointing. Obtained our food after mentioning that people that arrived after us were being served first. Had been patient for about 40 minutes. My duck confit good. My partners chicken essentially raw and hardly touched. The waitress took it to show the... More 

Helpful?
Thank Craig385
RoyalriebeekCapeTown, Owner at The Royal Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Graig385, Thank you for your review and pointing out your concerns. However I can assure you that there were no hazard issues with your dish at any time. The Elgin baby chicken has been sous vide cooked for 6 hours (and therefore been pasteurized). In the moment of ordering it goes half an hour in a 200 degrees oven... More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

84 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (78)
Viewed
View from room (12)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (3)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (28)
Viewed
Room/suite (6)
Viewed
Dining (8)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Family/play areas (1)
Viewed
Other (19)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (6)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (2)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Other (2)
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Riebeek Kasteel
2.9 mi away
Riebeek Valley Hotel
Riebeek Valley Hotel
#1 of 1 in Riebeek-West
3.5 of 5 stars 66 reviews
0.4 mi away
The Victorian Cow
The Victorian Cow
#1 of 16 in Riebeek Kasteel
5.0 of 5 stars 28 reviews
0.3 mi away
Red Tin Roof
Red Tin Roof
#4 of 16 in Riebeek Kasteel
4.5 of 5 stars 68 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.2 mi away
Shades of the Valley
Shades of the Valley
#2 of 16 in Riebeek Kasteel
5.0 of 5 stars 16 reviews
0.3 mi away
Olyfenhuis Guest House
Olyfenhuis Guest House
#3 of 16 in Riebeek Kasteel
5.0 of 5 stars 13 reviews
46.1 mi away
La Montagne Bed and Breakfast
La Montagne Bed and Breakfast
#6 of 16 in Riebeek Kasteel
4.5 of 5 stars 15 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay