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Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I got the royal cottage. A complete ‘house’ with living room, two bedrooms and a bathroom (with only a nice oldfashioned tub). The cottage looks and feels like the 1920’s, as is the whole village. We sat on the porch that is...More

Thank Lucas5915
Response from Lella S, Manager at The Royal HotelResponded October 9, 2018

Hi Lucas We're thrilled that you enjoyed the old school peace at Royal Hotel, and the beautiful views Pilgrim's Rest offers. Welcome back anytime

Reviewed September 30, 2018

We booked to stay at Kapiri Hills Leydsdorp Hotel during the long weekend in September. And what a little gem this hotel turned out to be! From our booking until we booked out, we were treated with good old fashioned bushveld hospitality. The manager and...More

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Response from Lella S, Manager at The Royal HotelResponded October 2, 2018

Hi Libelule2016 Thanks for the review, but it appears you have posted it to the incorrect establishment.

Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

Very good breakfast buffet. Very lekker boere breakfast with something foe the health consious. Very nice authentic setting . The staff is also very friendly. Must stop for any lowveld visit. Pilgrims is a forgotten gem.

Thank LeonH1497
Response from Lella S, Manager at The Royal HotelResponded September 24, 2018

Thank for your review LeonH1497 We're encouraged by your compliments! Welcome, anytime. Kind Regards

Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

The Royal Hotel’s Bar is worthwhile a visit. It was a church in the hay days of Pelgrim’s Rest but was converted to a pub many years ago. It has the look and feel of an old time pub. Worthwhile to pause here and have...More

Thank kobusm913
Response from Lella S, Manager at The Royal HotelResponded September 18, 2018

Hi Kobus Thanks for your review, we love the Church Bar, steeped in History. Spend a night with us next time, we offer great value with the authentic Pilgrim's Experience. Kind Regards

Reviewed August 24, 2018

The good bits were great, a brilliantly quirky historic property that was authentically maintained. We had been told that the restaurant was a real period food treat. It wasn't! Only one choice, dried up buffet food, poor quality, poor service, it really spoilt an otherwise...More

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Response from Lella S, Manager at The Royal HotelResponded August 31, 2018

Good Day jjames613325 We are very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy our buffet, which offers a large choice and as you may notice form other reviews we are often complimented on this. Please be so kind as to email me at royal@rhpilgrims.co.za...More

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Good Afternoon A huge apology for the long time you waited for this reply. For some reason it was skipped. Buffet breakfast is served every day from 07h00. Kind Regards
Room Tips
"Family Cottage"
Jul 1, 2018
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"Perhaps main hotel may be better than one of the many annex buidlings - not sure!"
Feb 12, 2018
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"There are annex rooms and rooms in the hotel, don't know which is best, but perhaps you want to specify..."
Jan 3, 2018
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"If you can get the cottage RC1 -- go for it!!"
Sep 15, 2017
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