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The Royal Hotel

Main Road, Pilgrim's Rest 1290, South Africa
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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Do not go to Pilgrims Rest. It is unsafe - vendors and car guards are intimidating. The town is run down, and most of the tourist attractions are in tatters. You can, however, buy lots of cheap, wooden souvenirs from the vendors in their unappealing tin and plastic covered stalls.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed our stay at the famous Royal Hotel. We have booked the Royal Cottage, it was beautiful decorated with old period furniture. We had a beautiful view over the mountains. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The breakfast and dinner were also very nice.

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Neels J, Manager at The Royal Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Rudi O, We thank you for the time with us and we hope we see you soon with other friends. From Management and Staff its always a great pleasure to have such wonderful Guests to serve. Neels van Rensburg Management and staff More 

Ghent, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed in the Royal Cottage for 2 nights, a little house a couple of metres away from the hotel. Friendly staff, warm welcome, good breakfast...! It feels like you stay in a historical movie set. Antique beds and bath, creaking floorboards,... not much to do in Pilgrim's Rest but good place to stay to venture into the Blyde River Canyon... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in the Royal cottage annexe which has two bedrooms as we travelled with our boys aged 10 and 7. There is not much to do in Pilgrims Rest so a day is more than enough. The Royal is an old fashioned hotel and we liked the atmosphere. Dinner is great and I had their Oxtail which I highly... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked to stay at this place recently. as we were on n extended trip with much expensive photographic equipment, we needed to be sure that our vehicle would be safe overnight. We specifically phoned and asked twice if there was off street, secure, guarded parking and were assured twice that this was the case. We arrived tired only to... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Pilgrim's Rest recently and the only good thing about the town now is the hotel. We arrived in town for a late lunch and decided to join for the buffet lunch. The food was delicious with a good selection of food. Staff was friendly. The bar is not like I remember it though.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Purple Pepper Shades' review of The Royal hotel - Pilgrims Rest A quick stop for some Van Loveren River Red wine had us ordering something small to fill the gap after a beautiful drive. The wine was served warm as we got accustomed to in the Lowveld, but was enjoyably soft and set a calming atmosphere to gaze out on... More 

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Neels J, Manager at The Royal Hotel, responded to this review

Dear PurpleePepperShades, Thanks for visiting Pilgrims Rest especially the Royal Hotel and thanks for the time you spend to send us your remarks. We hope we see you soon, Neels and Team More 

Johannesburg
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved staying here! The hotel, staff and facilities are excellent. We had dinner and breakfast at the hotel and it was fabulous. The old church bar was a treat. We'll come back asap! The surrounding town needs a little TLC though.

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West Molesey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very quaint Hotel/Pub to visit. A must stop for a welcoming drink if you are on the Panorama Route. Lots of interesting info on the walls about the history of the place. Oh and efficient and friendly staff as well.

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Neels J, Manager at The Royal Hotel, responded to this review

Dear pie Bournemouth, From the Royal Hotel Management and Staff we thank you for making the time to send us this information we all hope we see you and the family soon. Regards Neels and Team More 

Kinrooi, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a fantastic place. When you are in this town, you think you are travelled back in time. The rooms are decorated in style of the 1800's, really romantic! If you are looking for a great sleeping expierence, you have to visit this hotel! Dinner was nice; breakfast was good. Staff is very friendly. Room was clean. We had a... More 

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Neels J, Manager at The Royal Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jeroen A, The Management and Staff want to thank you for visiting the Royal Hotel and we hope we see you soon with more friends. Kindly tell all our friend and family to visit Pilgrims Rest again Regards, Neels and Team More 

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Additional Information about The Royal Hotel

Address: Main Road, Pilgrim's Rest 1290, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Pilgrim's Rest
Price Range: $66 - $73 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Royal Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 50
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Royal Hotel Pilgrims Rest
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