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“A walk back in time”
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The Royal Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Pilgrim's Rest
Reviewed 17 June 2014

Splendid decor, well located, delightful accommodation and privacy in cottage, value for money, ambiance - just delightful overall, could have stayed longer and a MUST return establishment for exploring the many beautiful sights in the area! Loved the garden and verandah!

Room Tip: The Royal cottage is highly recommended for the old world charm.
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 June 2014

We stayed for one night at one of the cottages at the end of May this year as we needed wheelchair access.The staff had obviously gone to great lengths to try and make the cottage and Hotel as accessible as possible, and we were delighted with the décor and furnishings and ease of access in the cottage. We were to have breakfast in the Hotel itself, across the road and it was here that we had some difficulty getting there, due to the road surface and a very steep incline to the main road. We realise that Pilgrims Rest is a very old and rather unique village, so there would be limitations on what could be done to improve the road surface for wheelchair users. It was lovely for just the one night and well worth a visit.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

This really is a living museum. We were in a house a little way from the main hotel and we had no problem getting around in the wheelchair. An overnight stop is probably not long enough if you are interested in the history of the area. Perhaps a return visit in the future is called for !

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 January 2014

We stayed in a family suite and loved the period detail in the room, v impressed with how clean and comfortable it was. The food is good value but v old fashioned and plain.Good place to stop off at en route elsewhere, not really worth spending more than a night.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 December 2013

Stayed for one night in December. Place is very traditional built of corrugated sheets, Rooms were comfy with baths and generally clean and tidy. Decor is straight out of the English Africa of the 1900 s. Staff were really nice and a very good breakfast was served. Only let down was the bar which was old and presented well but the staff were not really interested in serving us. Went across the street to a bar run by a South African and we were made to feel. Like old friends and the conversations were great. All on all a good place to stay for one night !!

Room Tip: All the rooms seemed to be the same , do t expect modern luxury bug if quaint and old fashioned is y...
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 21 December 2013

I stayed in the cottage with my partner's family and it was unlike any accommodation I've stayed in before - it was as if we had stepped back in time. Lovely lodgings, however given the age of the furnishings, the bed was very squeaky if I moved at all. Lovely view from the porch and I would stay here again if I happen to be in Pilgrim's Rest again.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 November 2013

After flying to Johannesburg we drove a cuople of hours to this hotel. It is part of a historical museum to the gold panning years in S Africa.
The hotel 'house' was a replica of a historical house but had really comfortable beds, a kettle for a cup of tea/coffee and was really spacious.
The restaurant and bar which is next to the hotel offered great food and drinks.

It was a really good first night in S Africa.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Address: Main Road, Pilgrim's Rest 1290, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Pilgrim's Rest
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Pilgrim's Rest
Price Range: £56 - £70 (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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Also Known As:
Royal Hotel Pilgrims Rest
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