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See why so many travellers make The Royal Hotel their hotel of choice when visiting Pilgrim's Rest. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a family-friendly setting with an array of amenities designed for travellers like you.

In addition, while staying at The Royal Hotel guests have access to 24 hour front desk, and you can stay connected with free internet access. You can also enjoy free breakfast while staying at The Royal Hotel. Need a place to park? Free parking is available at The Royal Hotel.

While staying in Pilgrim's Rest, you can check out a popular cafe like Pilgrims Pantry, which is serving up some great dishes.

Pilgrim's Rest is also home to Alanglade House Museum, a popular historic site that is not too far from The Royal Hotel.

At The Royal Hotel, your comfort and satisfaction come first, and they look forward to welcoming you to Pilgrim's Rest.

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letitia_entres wrote a review Oct 2022
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We went to the Royal Hotel to celebrate my mother's 83rd birthday with family. As the family all stay in Benoni, they enjoyed the tranquility of the Hotel - away from the hustle and bustle of city live. We found the staff extremely friendly and helpfull. At the time of making the booking we were experiencing loadshedding and I could not access my emails. Desmond at reception sent the invoice via whatsapp and we had a smooth booking expereince. This is truly a business were the people are equipped to build the business.Even the security guard assisted when we parked our vehicles. The whole kitchen staff sang Happy Birthday to my mother on her special day. What an expereince! The Royal Hotel in Pilgrims Rest is a true example of hospitaly! Thank you Neels Janse Van Rensburg for your contribution to the lovely memories made at the Royal Hotel.
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Vacation26628921524 wrote a review Oct 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa
Awesome stay at the Royal Hotel. Authentic victorian style decorated rooms. Awesome Bar that makes you feel at home. Secure parking. Good food at the restaurant. 100% would come again. Staff friendly and helpful in all aspects. Good to know there are still gems like this around.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Ruth M wrote a review Aug 2022
Queenstown, South Africa26 contributions6 helpful votes
We 4 had a lovely 2 night stay here. On arrival we asked if they had accommodation available in the main hotel as we were booked in one of the annexes. No problem, the lady at reception moved us. One staff member ran down the street following us as we left, with a pair of binoculars we had forgotten in the bedroom.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Judestim wrote a review Jul 2022
Cape Town Central, South Africa22 contributions28 helpful votes
We tagged on a visit to Pilgrims Rest, after visiting a game reserve in the area. The surrounding roads weren't great (we spent about 40 min at a road block, but at least they are attempting to improve some of the roads!), but we were pleasantly surprised by Pilgrims Rest upon our arrival. The town is quaint and the locals friendly and there has been a good attempt to keep it in period with the gold mining age. A local dog was our new friend for the duration of our stay and we enjoyed a drink in one of the local pubs and eateries. The hotel room itself was lovely - clean and decorated in the period. Our lounge area smelt a little musty, perhaps the rooms can be aired before occupation. We had plenty of hot water for our bath, but our travelling partners were in a different annex and only managed a luke warm bath. Otherwise all good!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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tonyguthrie wrote a review May 2022
Clarens, South Africa4 contributions
We had not stayed in Pilgrims rest overnight and decided to do so on our way to the Kruger. It was worth the detour. Friendly staff and quaint rooms all decorated in time period theme. Hopefully tourist start arriving again soon as it would be a shame to lose this colourful history.
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citrusdal32 contributions3 helpful votes
So, right outside the entrance there are people who wash your car without asking and then demand money. I brought this up with reception who said, 'They won't ask for money'. They did and will. This left me with a bad taste and I shall not visit again.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Hugo V wrote a review Apr 2022
Den Bosch, The Netherlands30 contributions28 helpful votes
Very oldschool town and hotel, very unique Bathroom & bath is awesome The hills, people and surroundings are magnificent Bed, for my 1.93m it is to small as are many beds in South africa...(we got a double this was not long enough) Unfortunately there was nothing to do in the village around our time.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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IntTravler wrote a review Apr 2022
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Staff lied about ongoing powercuts when we arrived, saying it was loadshedding. Rooms are not linked to the generator and theres low or no cell service in rooms. NO free wifi and NO private parking as advertised. Not a family friendly or safe environment. Restaurant staff got our order wrong and we ended up having to pay for the most expensive dish on the menu due to a ‘mistake’. Worst travel experience of my life.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Matt_Sa_12 wrote a review Apr 2022
White River, South Africa186 contributions29 helpful votes
he rooms are in good condition - fresh and clean despite the hotel being quiet for so long and still recovering from the fall-out of Covid. The staff were pleasant and helpful. The barman (Ken) entertained our group well and made for a fun evening with our friends. Parking (secure) was easy and spacious and covered. The coffee provided in the room could be of better quality but was not a problem. We didnt eat at the hotel but our friends staying with us couldnt finish their breakfast, so this clearly requires attention.
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PieterGenis wrote a review Apr 2022
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Friendly staff, fantastic breakfast. Clean, well kept facilities. Highly recommended for a day visit when exploring the Panorama Route. Please support the businesses in Pilgrims and Lower Pilgrims on your next visit. You will not be disappointed.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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$73 - $97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Royal Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Royal Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Alanglade House Museum (2.9 km) and Ponieskrantz (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Royal Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at The Royal Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Royal Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Royal Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pilgrims Pantry, THE VINE RESTAURANT, and Scott’s Cafe.
Is The Royal Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 km away from the centre of Pilgrim's Rest.