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    The Royal Hotel

    Main Road, Pilgrim's Rest 1290, South Africa
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    1 - 5 of 182 reviews

    Reviewed 4 days ago

    The royal hotel is a wonderful hotel, if you want to stay in an old-fashioned, victorian hotel, in a nice little historic gold-diggers town. The rooms are nicely decorated, the bathtub, on 4 legs is inviting, and you feel as if you were in the...More

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    Thank Beuntje
    Response from Lella S, Manager at The Royal HotelResponded 2 days ago

    Good Day Beuntje Thanks for your review, we appreciate it when guests enjoy the history of not only the town, but the Hotel too. We have been doing a lot of work to upgrade our food service, and are happy that you enjoyed the breakfast....More

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    We had a very lovely room (actually small cottage) at the Royal Hotel in Pilgrims Rest. It was like a step back in time. The cottage had two lovely bedrooms and was complete with toilet room and lovely bathroom and spacious living room. It was...More

    Thank Richard S
    Response from Lella S, Manager at The Royal HotelResponded 5 days ago

    Dear Richard Thanks for visiting Pilgrim's Rest, and The Royal Hotel. Our team is most encouraged by your compliments. Welcome "home" anytime! Kind Regards Lella

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    This is a lovely old establishment a few miles from Blyde River Canyon and Gods Window. Pilgrimsrest is an old gold town and it still today has a feel of real wilderness and isolation. The Royal is the place to stay. Service is exceptional, from...More

    Thank Martynjw
    Response from Lella S, Manager at The Royal HotelResponded 2 weeks ago

    Thanks Martyn for taking the time to review us. Our team is highly encouraged by your compliments. Kind regards Lella

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    We stayed overnight and thoroughly enjoyed it. The whole atmosphere is inspiring and I recommend this hotel to all who want to experience the old mining days! Enjoy the awesome buffet meals and great bar atmosphere as well.

    Thank Hungry_monster89
    Response from Lella S, Manager at The Royal HotelResponded 2 weeks ago

    Thanks so much for your review! We're thrilled that you enjoyed the hotels and Pilgrim's Rest. Welcome back anytime! Kind Regards Lella

    Reviewed August 15, 2017

    Love to go there, this is my most beloved place in South Africa. The services is excellent, the place is clean the people are very friendly. The room in which we always stay is always in immaculate condition. Thank you to everyone that contributes to...More

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    Response from Lella S, Manager at The Royal HotelResponded August 17, 2017

    Hi Gregory We are so appreciative of your positive review. Thank you! This is very encouraging for our whole team. Welcome "home" anytime! Best Regards Lella

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    • Free Internet
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    • $80 - $90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 50
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    • Pilgrim's Rest
    • Also Known As
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    Room Tips
    "If you can get the cottage RC1 -- go for it!!"
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    "Ask for a room in one of the cottages toward the back of the hotel as they are quieter, with off-street..."
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    "We were in the *Bank House in a 'honeymoon' room, which turned out to be a HUGE suite."
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    "Stay away. This hotel is poorly managed."
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