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Royal Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   267 Smith Street, Durban 4000, South Africa
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Ranked #30 of 43 hotels in Durban
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Cape Town South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a Excellent time at the Royal. We had a Beautiful Room over looking the Habour. We went on a Cruise Ship and it was Close the the Habour and central for site seeing. The transport system Buses services is very good and economical and all the site seeing destination close by.

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Cranbourne, Australia
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hotel is not in the part of town that you really want to be staying in. Thou in saying that, I did walk around, during the day only, and had no problems and felt safe enough. The hotel advertises wi-fi, but charges extra for that. The gym is no longer, the sauna and spa are also extras, and the pool... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

We stayed over in peak period and honestly this was the best value for money stay we had in Durban. The room had great harbour views and the staff were friendly. The cleaning staff were very competent and helpful. Under new management the Hotel is being revamped and it is improving. The room we stayed in was Huge with a... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

This used to be the hotel to stay at, the welcoming top hatted doorman, when that was missing I should have known. The rooms were clean, but the plumbing in the two rooms we had booked both needed attention, not serious, but this is four stars, the A/C, what A/C. Dinner was a disappointment. Breakfast started well with a fairly... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

We decided to spend a few days in Durban before the Christmas holiday makers flooded the area and wanting a view of the harbor, we booked in at the Royal. It's a four star hotel that was once graced by Queen Elizabeth herself. She's a grand olde dame that hints at a luxuriant past that is fast fading into the... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

This is honestly the worst 4 star hotel I have ever encountered. It was beyond terrible: - decor/furniture & fittings looked like it hadn't been changed in 20 years - multiple stains on the carpets - still had a 20" Nokia CRT TV (the relic belongs in a museum) - no extractor fans in bathrooms so the entire floor smells... More

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Durban, South Africa
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

i had a guest from North Africa come to visit and put him in the Royal Hotel! The Price for his four day stay was very good! compared to the other hotels in durban! service was good, with a great welcome. Suite was great!

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Durban South Africa
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9 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Having stayed at the Royal many years ago, I had wonderful memories of this special landmark of Durban. We were impressed with the friendly staff and our room had great beds and pillows and a lovely view too. Breakfast was adequate but the hotel lacks atmosphere.... perhaps this is due to the fact that it was a Saturday night..Some of... More

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Port Shepstone, South Africa
17 reviews 17 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

We had to attend a function in the heart of Durban so naturally chose a Hotel closest to the venue, I booked a room with 2 single beds, we arrived and the staff were friendly and welcoming. Our room on the 18th floor had a double bed. So I phoned Reception was told that we would be moved and not... More

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Pretoria, South Africa
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75 reviews 75 reviews
45 hotel reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

I am a reasonably regular business visitor. This hotel is a Durban landmark, and used to be an icon. Over time, it lost its reputation as one of the top hotels in South Africa, but it still oozes atmosphere and history. It is under new ownership and is being refurbished. Still offers a great city center location, excellent harbour views... More

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Also Known As:
Royal Hotel Durban
Address: 267 Smith Street, Durban 4000, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 Luxury Hotel in Durban
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Royal Hotel 4*
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