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Cape Town, South Africa
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

The hotel was happy to take our last minute booking without insisting on full payment as we were on our way there. Warm welcome at reception, excellent linen in the rooms with very comfortable beds, great bar in hotel. We will be back soon for a visit.

1 Thank SamanthaHolt88
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Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

We slept over on a Tuesday night for one night only. We had a garden room, which was very spacious, and the bathroom includes a seperate toilet. The bathroom had both a shower and a bath. The staff were friendly and helpful and quick to respond to requests, such as ice for the room. We did not eat dinner at... More 

2 Thank 447mariuss
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 15 July 2016

The staff were very helpful. Chef's menu was extremely inventive and the best food in town. In winter months we would have preferred to stay in an inside room but made the wrong choice. Don't book room 3 in garden since it's really lower level with no view until you get up six steps

1 Thank Tony & Cath... R
Camberley, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

We spent an excellent night in this old fashioned hotel in the middle of town. Nice staff, good breakfast and lovely room. Will visit again, maybe in summer next time. Great location if you want to take a stroll into the town or as a base for some wine tasting.

1 Thank Malcolm P
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Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

What a gem of a place, a find among finds. While certain elements might not live up to imagined expectations, the authenticity and staff are unparalleled. The old world sensibility and above and beyond accommodation of even the smallest request makes the Royal a hotel in the truest sense of the word. Maxwell the duty manager is phenomenal, arranging last... More 

1 Thank Dean S
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38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

The Royal Hotel in Riebeek for me is a must visit when in South Africa. I like the village that is becoming more and more alive and popular. I love the friendly and welcoming ambiance of the Royal Hotel with their amazing gin & tonics (make sure that you try one...) happy hour. I love their wine menu featuring the... More 

2 Thank Marjolein W
Western Cape, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2016

What a treat! Pristine setting with beautiful gardens, lovely rooms, awesome big front verandah for watching people go by while sipping on one of their huge selection of delicious Gin and tonics. Incredibly accommodating and friendly staff! Can't wait to go back!

2 Thank KathLatskyBurns
Durbanville, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2016

Do yourself a favour and book dinner at The Royal Hotel for their 5-course Tasting Menu. I'm not sure why it is referred to as a Tasting Menu, since the portions in each of the delicious 5 courses seemed 'normal size' to me... in fact, we had to take frequent breaks to go stretch out on the comfortable stoep seating... More 

3 Thank melnel2016
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 29 May 2016

Staff looked nice and clean but busy with their own talking , it took us 60 minutes ( one hour ) to get food . They only had 3 tables to serve ...they never came to table in this waiting time to offer anything ..no bread or olive oil which is known for area ! After all waiting I went... More 

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RoyalriebeekCapeTown, Owner at The Royal Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Earth2013, I am sorry that your experience was not as you may expect from us. These are not our standards and it was unfortunate that our convection oven shortly before caught fire due to an electrical short within the oven causing delays. Although these things are beyond our control I understand that as a client this is not your... More 

Paarl, South Africa
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24 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

First time to have lunch at the De Stoep restaurant / Royal Hotel restaurant and was pleasantly surprised at the quality and high standard of the food. I had the oysters as starter and duck confit as a main. Both dishes were excellent. I "trusted" the chef / menu and had the Tabasco with the oysters and together with the... More 

3 Thank GrietWesternCape

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
"The grand old lady finally has her new dress on" is what the locals said when The Royal was refurbished and upgraded to the highest standards in 2005/2006. After serving more than seven generations, the oldest hotel of the Western Cape occupies a very special place in the hearts of both local and international visitors. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Royal Hotel

Address: 33 Main St, Riebeek Kasteel 7307, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Riebeek Kasteel
Price Range: $173 - $197 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Royal Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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Royal Hotel Riebeek Kasteel
The Royal Hotel Riebeek Kasteel, Western Cape
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“My review focussed on the drinks”
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“Garden rooms are spacious and quiet.”
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“The garden rooms are very nice. Room 5 can be a bit noisy with staff being up early in the kitchen.”
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