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The Royal Hotel

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“pilgrims rest”(35 reviews)
“historical town”(7 reviews)
“church bar”(4 reviews)
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Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Traveling around the Sabie and Graskop area, my family and I visited Pilgrims Rest for the first time in 11 years. We were apprehensive, as so many negative publicity and talk about this historic town made the rounds. After a busy day, visiting natural wonders...More

Thank Hennelie
Response from Lella S, Manager at The Royal HotelResponded 3 October 2016

Hi Hennelie Thanks so much for your positive report. The team is always thrilled to hear about what we are doing right! Please feel free to like our facebook page Royal Hotel MRTT, and lookout for December Specials on accommodation. Kind Regards Lella

Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

This hotel is pretty unique, this area is totally unique. It's hard to actually express the feelings you get at the Royal or in the town. Wander around in the stillness of the night, after a fair few sundowners in the hotel bar, and step...More

Thank Richard J
Response from Lella S, Manager at The Royal HotelResponded 31 August 2016

Hi Richard Thanks for your review, we're thrilled that you feel the beauty and unique stillness of the town and area, Pilgrims really is a very special little place! it's very encouraging to hear from people who feel the Magic! I am working hard together...More

Reviewed 29 August 2016

The hotel is very nice! The quality of the food at the restaurant (self service) is not acceptable, it was the worst experience (actually the only bad one) we had during our three-weeks stay in South Africa.More

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Response from Lella S, Manager at The Royal HotelResponded 29 August 2016

Hi Andre We're really pleased that you liked the hotel, but very sad that you didn't enjoy the restaurant. Please would you be so kind as to send me an email with details about your experience, so that I can address the problem areas with...More

Reviewed 28 August 2016

We had lunch at The Royal Hotel in a recent visit. This is the only building left in Pilgrims Rest that looks like it is being properly cared for, the old hotel looks the part as the town meeting place and is popular as a...More

Thank BrendanL26
Response from Lella S, Manager at The Royal HotelResponded 29 August 2016

Hi Brendan Thanks for your review, the team at The Royal Hotel are always pleased to hear about what we are doing right! Please do keep spreading the word that Pilgrims Rest is still alive, there is a committed community doing everything they can to...More

Reviewed 18 August 2016

There was something incredibly special and genuine about this hotel - time stood still and my team and I were at complete rest. The staff and service was incredible with wonderful food served. Only the pillows were a little uncomfortable to sleep on, but overall...More

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Thank Devon K
Response from Lella S, Manager at The Royal HotelResponded 25 August 2016

Hi Devon Thanks so much for your positive review, and we're thrilled that you felt how special the place is! I will certainly address the pillows, would you be so kind as to inbox us with regard to which room/s you stayed in, if you...More

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"Perhaps main hotel may be better than one of the many annex buidlings - not sure!"
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"There are annex rooms and rooms in the hotel, don't know which is best, but perhaps you want to specify..."
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"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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