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Royal Hotel

140 Murchison Street, Ladysmith, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

We stayed for one night on a school tour with 2 adults and 12 children. The service was excellent, food great and the rooms very clean. We particularly enjoyed the suitably dated feel of the hotel and the photos and various other historical details. I would definitely recommend this lovely hotel.

Thank Caitlin R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

I stayed for two days, I wish I can going back again. the rooms are neat and the stuff was very welcoming,,,Mmmmm the food I can't stop thinking about it - it was very nice!! I have no doubt that I would come back again with my family.

Thank mzwandileh2014
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

Pros: Friendly attentive staff. Rooms are clean. Breakfast was ok. Cons: Creepy old Hotel with smelly carpets. Food terrible. Landed up eating ice cream and having a beer. Better to go to Wimpy or the Spur for dinner.

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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

I stayed at this 3 star hotel in Ladysmith. It is basic accomodation but well situated in town I was pleasantly suprised it was clean that's the biggest factor for me. I always check the linen and check the beds. Food is typical of hotel food. It was fair tasting food Service was excellent from staff.

1 Thank beverley m
Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We just returned from a Battle Fields trip in the Ladysmith area. The hotel's history and location strongly suggested that we stay there. After researching a bit most people were happy but all noted the noisy environment. We decided to take the chance :) The booking was faultless and the staff exceptionally friendly and helpful. We had a side room... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Stayed a couple of nights - room large and comfy . Refurbished shower excellent ....but we faced the road and could not sleep due to noise all night. Food was ok, but no filter coffee for breakfast!!! Staff very helpful and friendly.

Thank deborah r
Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

We stopped at the Royal Hotel as it was recomended by a travel agent to freinds who live in the UK, as they were holidaying with us when they were over in SA in November last year. We eventually all decided to go for a smaller B&B in Ladysmith as it suited all of our tastes. So as we were... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

We booked into the Royal as a group riding back from Margate after Africa Bike week and was totally surprised with the old charm, friendly staff, willingness to assist and the great food at supper. Thanks Royal, we will be back soon!

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Address: 140 Murchison Street, Ladysmith, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Ladysmith
Number of rooms: 71
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