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Royal Hotel

267 Anton Lembede Street, Durban 4000, South Africa
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Durban
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service was excellent,thanks to Ladylove for being so friendly and helpful I arrived earlier than check-in time and many thanks to Samuel for making sure i get a room quickly. The room was well conditioned No remote control,no hair dryer Location was superb and the view excellent Restaurant food was poor

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Gaborone, Botswana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

I enjoyed my stay at the Royal,it's a beautiful place located right in durban central,easy access to all or most of the tourist areas like the museum,ushaka marine world suncoast etc, I liked the ocean view from my room,and the workers there are quite friendly and helpful! I will definitely come back and also recommend it...the carpets really need some... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

I have stayed in hostels that have had some information in the rooms. When I got to my room, I couldn't open the safe so I tried to ring Reception, The phone was impossible to work out so I caught the lift down, I asked if there was any sort of information pack for the rooms, no we don't have... More 

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Durban
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

hospitality, food room service, cocktails cleanliness, safe. bar was very nice as well. a warm welcome on the staff. i always recommend The Royal hotel to my friends. pool area was very nice and excelent and i wish i could spend even at least a month.

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Durban
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

it took the staff 50 minutes to check me in cos they did not know what they were doing , the room toilet had a bad smell when the upper floor flushes, but no one resolved or moved me to another room.... terrible stay

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Coastlands_Marketing, Director of Sales at Royal Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at our hotel and for your valuable feedback. We apologise for the inconvenience during your stay as highlighted in your review, and that we were not able to create the experience that exceeds guest expectations which we are renowned for. Your comments are taken seriously and we have discussed your feedback with management and the relevant... More 

West Kilbride, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

This hotel is now dated to say the least but it was lovely to spot the touches of grandeur it must have had in its day. The dining room and adjacent sitting room overlooking the government square has gorgeous stained glass doors. On our floor, there was a sitting room set aside, complete with toilet , for reading papers or... More 

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Coastlands_Marketing, Director of Sales at Royal Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at our hotel and for your valuable feedback. We apologise for the inconvenience during your stay as highlighted in your review, and that we were not able to create the experience that exceeds guest expectations which we are renowned for. Your comments are taken seriously and we have discussed your feedback with management and the relevant... More 

Kent, UK
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Our room was clean and my husband loved the view of the port from the window! However, the windows were filthy and didn't fit properly. We had only one hand towel and one bath towel between two and there was no information about the hotel in the room. There wasn't even a number to ring reception if you needed to.... More 

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Coastlands_Marketing, Director of Sales at Royal Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at our hotel and for your valuable feedback. We apologise for the inconvenience during your stay as highlighted in your review, and that we were not able to create the experience that exceeds guest expectations which we are renowned for. Your comments are taken seriously and we have discussed your feedback with management and the relevant... More 

Durban
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Hotel stuff was very good and room well maintained. Location is great as it is situated in Durban CBD and car rental is near. Should include parking fee in the booking so that guest don't have to pay for parking daily. We had a great time and will definitely recommend to family & friend....

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Durban
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Reservation service was below standard, which lead me to think I was going to have an even worse time once inside. But contrary I ended up enjoying my stay as well as the view, and booking for a further night. The location is also great as it is centrally situated

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Durban
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

The room had a perfect view of the harbour and we were very comfortable The number of channels on TV was wanting and should have a much wider selection of DStv The food, security and reception were attentive, polite and efficient

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Coastlands_Marketing, Director of Sales at Royal Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at our hotel and for your valuable feedback. We are happy that you enjoyed an overall pleasant stay at our hotel and that we were able to meet and exceed your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future. Yours in Hospitality Andre-B van Wyk - Scott Group Marketing & Sales Manager... More 

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