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The Royal Hotel

Main Road, Pilgrim's Rest 1290, South Africa
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel in the old mining town of Pilgrims Rest, located in breathtaking scenery, offers unique accommodation in original buildings. The separate 'Bank house' is decorated in period style and is very comfortable with a large bathroom. The breakfast was great and everything neat and clean. Interesting buildings from a by-gone era add to the quaint attractiveness of the town.... More 

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boksburg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel was very neat and clean in good condition considering the buildings age, the room were very cozy and comfortable. The grounds were neat and well kept, the staff were very helpful, the food was great.

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Edenvale
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Except for a noisy leaking water pipe, our stay was very pleasant We were moved for the 2nd night, but shouldn't have been in the noisy room in the 1st place It would be nice if the breakfast had more variety for non pork eaters.and the staff can check that the fruit is ripe before setting it out. Serving warmed... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Overnight stay in former bank managers residence, furnished in the period manner was a unique experience. Room was spotless and well furnished with period fittings. Dining area also fitted in traditional style. Pricing was reasonamle, the service was very good.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Staying in a museum is a great experience of how it was back in the day. Obviously as a museum, a lot cannot be changed and as a result the accommodation is simple. The same goes for the town. It's a worthwhile historical experience. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The included breakfast was simple, but good. The only... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Staying at this hotel is purely to have the experience of staying in a mining town museum hotel. The staff were super friendly and helpful, breakfast was good and it's all quaint. It's all relevant staying here and is a good experience for kids.

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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

In Pilgrim's Rest, it is evident that South Africa has truly joined the 3rd world. The once proud historical town has succumbed to political pressure and the historical buildings have not been maintained and have been taken over by street vendors. The Royal Hotel is no exception. When you stay in a hotel, you do not expect that sense of... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

If you're expecting a five star hotel for R450 per night for the room for two people, like some of the other reviews on here, this is not the place for you. If however you want a decent, affordable and clean place to stay for a night or two you can't go wrong!! We found the staff friendly and accommodating.... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We booked for 5 but were given a room for 4; paid in advance but asked to pay a second time until I showed them a proof of payment; restaurant was super slow although we were the only ones there; load shedding meant the rooms were super cold.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Spent here 2 nights which is too long. Room was spacious and has everything you might need but the food was very poor. As there was no other restaurant in the village open, we had to eat at the hotel's restaurant. Even breakfast was terrible. If you consider to stay here, don't stay for longer than 1 night and be... More 

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