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Birmingham
Reviewed 1 week ago

Iconic building in an historic setting. Room was cute although a little old fashioned. Food was well prepared, plentiful and good value for money. Staff were really friendly and efficient. Lovely lounge area off reception where wifi is available. Traditional bar area.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rains early in the day drove us into the hotel which was very quiet. Attached to the hotel proper is a large saloon for coffees and teas when it is not quiet. We had excellent hot chocolates and excellent service all in splendid isolation!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the moment we got there to the beautiful breakfast we had on the morning we left, we had an incredible stay. We took a walk down-town Pilgrimsrest and we were all in awe. The people were just super friendly, from the receptionist, police from up the road, small kids in the street, the vendor on the side of the...

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Thank 404matomer
Amanzimtoti, South Africa
Reviewed 12 February 2017

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 11 February 2017 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 23 January 2017

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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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family 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: $113 - $127 (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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