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Amanzimtoti, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely little hotel set in the small mining village of Pilgrims Rest. Still has usthentic feel of the times. Rooms are neat and tidy and meals very tasty and well prepared, Unfortunately the staff do tend to beg for tips. Also make sure you receive a receipt when paying for meals.

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Voorschoten
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Old victorian style hotel in pilgrims rest. We stayed in one of the old victorian cottages belonging to the hotel. If you like this, you have a great time. Else, it's an old cottage, smelling like a museum in a remote location. I would have preferred a more modern and maintained hotel in blyde river canyon. Pilgrims rest itself is...

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Pretoria
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I had a short but very pleasant stay. The staff were extremely friendly, helpful and well trained. The room was lovely and despite need a bit of paint here and there it was beautiful. The meals I had were excellent - especially the Oxtail!!

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Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Everything just fine. Perhaps consider providing better parking facilities. Although very low crime rate in Pilgrimsrest, this may change in future. Break-ins into cars to steal low value items will spoil an overnight visit to the Hotel.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 3 January 2017

A most delicious experience - fish and chips served in newspaper, just like they did in the ''old days''. Perfectly made, ample helping - simply delicious. Although the restaurant was full, service was good, the waiters friendly and of course, the choral show was awesome and really enjoyed by the overseas tourists.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Excellent stay. Just disappointed as we travelled with a baby and I asked beforehand for a little fridge to keep his food and formula and it was not relayed to the people on duty that day, so we had to compromise. But the staff were excellent in helping us. Downfall is the fact that only the pancake place was open...

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Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Great location. A historical landmark. Quiet and peaceful. Beautiful old buildings. Staff were friendly and gracious. Breakfast was fantastic. The old Church bar was unique. Bed was hard , otherwise a wonderful experience.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Unfortunately we shared our overnight experience with 2 coach parties of elderly French people, some 100 plus people. As we were the only other guests it was somewhat overwhelming and was not quite the tranquil experience we were expecting. Nowhere else was open so we had to have dinner in the hotel, with our 100 plus European compatriots. The food...

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Ambleside, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Not many places you get serenaded as you eat! Good food and talented staff. This is a lovely wee village so interesting and the hotel is at the centre. Macadamia nut sellers abound in the streets. One ticket covers all the little museums.

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Lella S, Manager at The Royal Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Maizedaisy :-) Thanks so much for your encouraging compliments, we really appreciate them and are so pleased that you felt the magic of Pilgrims Rest! Hope you're able to visit us again in the future. Warm Regards Lella

Villepreux
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Great stay in the Bank House. Very friendly welcome from the staff and sleeping in a 1900 type of room was a great experience. We also had a very good dinner at the hotel's restaurant. Overall a very enjoyable experience.

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about The Royal Hotel

Address: Main Road, Pilgrim's Rest 1290, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Pilgrim's Rest
Price Range: RM355 - RM386 (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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See which rooms travellers prefer

“We were in the *Bank House in a 'honeymoon' room, which turned out to be a HUGE suite.”
 of 5 bubbles kjdbjd1983, 1 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Stay away. This hotel is poorly managed.”
 of 5 bubbles 729marcd, 5 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Loved the bank house the most”
 of 5 bubbles Sami365, 23 Mar 2016 | Read review
“There is no Fuel filling station or Cash Machine.”
 of 5 bubbles RENSHAWWELSH, 30 Nov 2015 | Read review
“We had the room up by the court house - It was quiet, comfortable and just so pretty!”
 of 5 bubbles Imissafrica, 9 Oct 2015 | Read review
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