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The Royal Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Main Road, Pilgrim's Rest 1290, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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86 reviews 86 reviews
33 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The Royal Hotel appears to be the only establishment in Pilgrim's Rest that is a success. The hotel has restored many of the towns other houses as annexes. All are lovely, charming. We had a lovely buffet lunch in the dining room. Staff were very friendly, service was good. Lunch was very reasonably priced and very good. Tour bus loads... More 

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45 reviews 45 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Curious hotel located in a mountain zone at the north of South Africa. It's a travel back in time, but just this, not an extraordinary hotel. Nice to stay there one night. Food (dinner and breakfast) cheap but of average quality.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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85 reviews 85 reviews
21 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

checked in yesterday afternoon already August end month , been amazing to stay in the Victorian family suite. (V3) ♡ the biscuits they leave everyday ... Even have private yard! Two separate bedrooms with large verandah to enjoy the views from, also a quaint lounge to have cup of afternoon tea. Love the atmosphere, the old charms of yester-year. Perfectly... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Is exactly what I expected after reading other's comments. All the decoration is great. Good reception and service. No internet in our rooms... Just in the lobby and very slow. Be careful with the guys washing your car without having asked. They will try to charge 60ZAR

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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This small town is so rich in South African heritage and history, and all is going to waste. Half the shops are closed with African swindlers all over town. The Royal Hotel is as beautiful as ever, but enjoy your drink at a price, that is IF they have it in stock. Unfortunately, who knows for how long this beautiful... More 

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Lelystad, The Netherlands
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

What looks like the old fashioned tin shack - is actually the Real Tin Shack that existed during the gold rush in South Africa. Obviously you are sleeping in a Historical Monument that has certainly upgraded since many years ago. BUT still the charm of the rooms the wonderful and cheerful staff make your stay a pleasure. The food was... More 

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Paarl, South Africa
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

On a recent holiday to Kruger Park we were four families who stayed at the Royal Hotel for two nights. Based on some reviews we were slightly hesitant to stay at the hotel, but because it fell over a long weekend most places in the area were fully booked. On arrival our initial impression of Pilgrims rest was not very... More 

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79 reviews 79 reviews
31 hotel reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Splendid decor, well located, delightful accommodation and privacy in cottage, value for money, ambiance - just delightful overall, could have stayed longer and a MUST return establishment for exploring the many beautiful sights in the area! Loved the garden and verandah!

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Wexford, Ireland
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We stayed for one night at one of the cottages at the end of May this year as we needed wheelchair access.The staff had obviously gone to great lengths to try and make the cottage and Hotel as accessible as possible, and we were delighted with the décor and furnishings and ease of access in the cottage. We were to... More 

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53 reviews 53 reviews
22 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This really is a living museum. We were in a house a little way from the main hotel and we had no problem getting around in the wheelchair. An overnight stop is probably not long enough if you are interested in the history of the area. Perhaps a return visit in the future is called for !

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Address: Main Road, Pilgrim's Rest 1290, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Pilgrim's Rest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Royal Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 50
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Royal Hotel Pilgrims Rest
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