"I stayed only one night with my children in the Royal Cottage. They loved the old-fashioned bath and the wrap around veranda was amazing. I think we may well have been the only guests as it was mid-week and out of season, but we were warmly welcomed in the restaurant for dinner and for breakfast and..."more
"I can recommend this to anyone who enjoys awesome food, neatness and cleanliness. Beautiful decorated rooms and an awesome bath. "
"We are a family of four from NZ (2 adults, two teenagers). The Royal Hotel is out of another era, and fading a little around the edges. Rooms were at the back of the hotel, a bit of a walk to get to them but nice and quaint when you arrive.
Good hotel smorgasbord dinner and breakfast.
"Everybody was efficient and welcomimg. ÊOur (4) rooms were clean, with everything we needed and VERY pretty.
I have been looking forward to staying at the Royal Hotel for a very long time and I felt like a child on Christmas morning when I finally made my reservation.Ê The mood was however spoiled when I arrived and they knew nothing about me.Ê Luckily they had a room available and I kept the e-mails co..."more
I have been looking forward to staying at the Royal Hotel for a very long time and I felt like a child on Christmas morning when I finally made my reservation.Ê The mood was however spoiled when I arrived and they knew nothing about me.Ê Luckily they had a room available and I kept the e-mails confirming my booking and the dates etc. still on my laptop (that travels with me).Ê I had to show the front desk reception my confirmations as proof that I did indeed book.Ê The following morning, I was told that they had my booking under a different date and that's why they didn't know about me.Ê Other than this, the room was clean and I enjoyed my stay.
"Nice but too many jobless people virtually begging and hanging round hotel spoil the experience.Ê"
"We had an amazing time at the Royal Hotel. All the annexures are awesome Victorian cottages that suit the towns historical background. The staff are all friendly and knowledgeable. The food is great and the selection satisfactory."
"Excellent hospitality and service,unique and cosy historical bar, restaurant with excellent cuisine. Ideal venue and base to tour the area."
"We stayed in the cottage which is very well equipped for a reasonable price. Food was not great, geared for large tourist groups. Service was a little disinterested. Breakfast buffet was really terrible. No sign of any managers and the 'pub' is really run down. Hotel seems to think it has a captive ..."more
"Lovely and Quaint. A perfect place for a weekend away."
"We were very pleased to discover a very nice hotel with furniture like the old period. We had storm raging at hour arrival in time and the electrical black out that followed gave us a very nice evening with the candle lights in the room. Very authentic experience.
"Nice old world feel.
Average meals, and quite noisy with thin walls.
Staff were friendly.
The traders outside the hotel are bothersome and people washing cars without asking and then demanding payment a general nuisance.
Arrive before 9pm if you expect to get a meal."
"Enjoyed our stay and the breakfast was very nice."
"Every thing was perfect : the room was very cosy and really clean with all you need!
Take you dinner at the restaurant : the food is excellent and the staff really nice.
Good value for money!"
"Not what I expected but i guess itÕs better than the rest. The breakfast however was not very appetizing at all."
"Thank you for excellent service. Especialy the staff that cleaned the room; she was friendly and very helpful."
"Staying at the Royal Hotel was an experience that cannot really be felt anywhere else... you are taken back over 100 years and you feel you are a part of history by staying in the same rooms and walking the same streets our pioneers did. Rooms were clean and quaint, staff were friendly and welcoming..."more
"Such a small town but lots to do - museums, curios, horse riding, walking and many more. So charming, we really enjoyed our stay there. Only criticism - bath towels were looking a little worn."
"We had a wonderful stay at the Royal Hotel. Friendly service, excellent food and a cozy room. It was a very relaxing week end and we can recommend it to anyone."
"The best stay ever. The staff was friendly and service were excellent. The rooms were as expected, beautiful. We got a feeling of living in the late 1800's. It was a great experience."
"We liked the stay a lot. Very nice welcome and good service."
"We stayed in the annexe of the hotel. It has old-time charm. It may be in need of a little TLC, but it is a place that we can recommend. Nice breakfast and dinner."
"We enjoyed our stay at The Royal Pilgrims Rest Hotel with friendly staff, a beautiful clean room and delicious meals."
"The accommodation was adequate but the ventilation in the room was non existent. Dinner in the restaurant was excellent value and the staff singing at the end of the evening was the cherry on the top. The variety for breakfast was first class. "
"Friendly, comfortable, clean. So nice to see a piece of history so well maintained. Would definitely go back!"
"Our stay was pleasant and the staff very kind. The rooms were nicely decorated and clean, however the bathrooms did not have enough hot water and the hand showers were not working. The food at the restaurant was very nice.
Overall it is a nice and simple hotel and I would stay there again.<..."
"We had a very enjoyable stay at this quaint establishment. The bar has a lot of character and should not be missed. It's a pity it was so quiet during our stay."
"Pleasant stay. Helpful hotel staff. Neat room. "
"Our time at the Royal Hotel was absolutely wonderful, the children loved it. From reception to our Victorian Home to the restaurant, everyone was helpful and very very friendly. The buffet at night and the breakfast buffet was delicious. Thank you very much. We will visit again!"
"Our stay was most enjoyable and excellent value for money. A most special experience. We have visited Pilgrim's Rest quite a number of times in the past. This was the first time we stayed over. It gave a completely different dimension to our visit!"
"Nice and quiet, although in the bank house alone I was never quite sure about the security of the place."
"We were welcomed at the Royal Hotel in Pilgrims Rest by friendly and professional staff. The requested rooms were changed both quickly and courteously to meet our requirements. We were a little sad when our visit ended. Lovely and interesting stay, and the 'Ghost Tour' was a must. Thank you all.
"Pilgrim's rest is a nice town, the hotel is clean and nice. It recalls the old style of the pilgrims."
"Our stay four years ago was completely different from this years stay. While four years ago the atmosphere in the restaurant was relaxed and friendly it was different this year. While we were eating we were always watched by staff and management as if they were scared we would pinch the knife and fo..."more
"It was a pleasant experience"
"We arrived a little later than we anticipated... too many wonderful sights on the way!. Our rooms were at one of the annexes of the Royal Hotel. A power outage caused us some concern ,,, it was getting close to tea-time and we wondered if we would get a hot meal. However, we chatted with some of the..."more
"It was a nice experience to stay at the Royal hotel, we liked it , and had a good time, the food was excellent, service very good with friendly staff, next time we will opt for the small houses, with 3 children it will cost less.
Keep it up."
"Great - we really enjoyed it!"
"We enjoyed our stay as much as possible!
Very nice atmosphere, nice bar, nice restaurant with the singing Staff at the end of the evening and of course very nice stay in the half Way House! "
"The rooms are lovely and the food was excellent. The staff was very friendly and helpful and we felt safe and relaxed."
" - lovely rooms, very good food, a relaxing bar and a good measure of hospitality in an environmental setting where time appears to stand still since the gold-rush. Something to be repeated !"
"It was like stepping back in time! The hotel was very quiet but we still enjoyed excellent food, helpful staff and great gin and tonics! We felt well rested after our one nights stay."
"Perfect place to stop over and recall history, having a beer or two - it oozes. Not to be forgotten 'the locals' - thinking of people having to do with golfing - sorry guys I forgot your names, but you are what makes South African hospitality "
"Very enjoyable and interesting. Food good and staff helpful"
"It was very nice, the rooms absolutely wonderful and the service good. It would be nice with safes in the rooms though.
Thanks for some nice days.
"How can you NOT stay over at The Royal? It's a unique experience & my tour group of 8 people - comprising of 5 different nationalities all enjoyed their stay. The food was truly excellent, staff were very friendly & the accommodation comfortable. Detail has been spent in keeping the Royal as 'old ti..."more
"It is really very nice"
"Lovely rooms and the hotel has been able to keep the ambiance from last century with the comfort we can still expect."
"We were accommodated in a bungalow separated from the hotel with 2 comfortable rooms and the tranquility was remarkable.
We appreciated the decoration and the chocolates.
Scones in the breakfast is a delight.
"We enjoyed our stay tremendously and we wish to come back again next year with another group of enthusiastic painters. The place is absolutely wonderful."
"Very charming! We brought my mother who is visiting from Denmark and she was very impressed. We all had a wonderful time... We would definitely like to come back. "
"Everyone was very helpful and pleasant. We thought we had travelled back in time for 50 years but this only added to the charm of the place."
"This accommodation was a real stunner - a most charming, lovely decorated cottage. Beautiful living room, two extremely charming bedrooms,a patio to enjoy the morning sun, set in a beautiful garden. A security guard even accompanies You from the restaurant to Your house,don't know if this is really..."more
"Nice place. Right quality
"We loved our stay in the historically restored village cottages, pretty and very spacious. The evening buffet was an interesting spread. For breakfast our table was not reserved as the restaurant was booked for an outside party. This was odd, but the food was of high standard."
"We spent only one night at the Royal Hotel in Pilgrim Rest, but we really would like to stay there longer next time. It's a dive in the past in a very nice accommodation with all the comforts and kind hospitality. Great historical atmosphere and natural simplicity. We liked it a lot and we intend to..."more
"Excellent service and great value for money. Dinner and Breakfast were superb and the staff friendly at all times. The family suite (Royal Cottage) was quaint and provided an excellent end to the holiday."
"Many thanks for a very comfortable stay."
"The hotel and food - brilliant. The friendliness of staff excellent as well. I would definitely recommend it to anyone wanting to get away from it all, no TV and no room telephone. Which is great, you can relax and get back to nature in some ways! "
"Enough to enjoy the traditions and decor of the hotel, an exceptionally comfortable cottage, and excellent dinner and breakfast. "
"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, so much so that we would like to return."
"We enjoyed our stay at the Royal Hotel very, very much! Your staff is very pleasant and helpful. Your rooms are a pleasure to stay in(very pretty). We found your shops to be very interesting. Breakfast and dinner we enjoyed very much.
Just a bit dissapointed in how the general s..."
"It was a most memorable experience being able to go back in time for a few days. On arrival one could sense that this heritage site was embedded deep into the rock of history. Had a most memorable peaceful and relaxing vacation."
"The Royal Hotel was a quaint place to stay in historic Pilgrim's Rest. The accommodation was good, and the food was excellent."
"A very typical hotel and bedroom which offer charm.
A restaurant - very good cooking at reasonable prices"
"We enjoyed our stay at Royal Hotel and also the catering in this historic building "
"The most memorable stay I can remember for my family with excellent service and excellent rooms and excellent food in restaurant. The hotel was offering some accommodation specials which was not passed on to us by safarinow.com and was charged more. anyway I will still recommend the hotel for all to..."more
"Great room in a historical cottage, excellent beds and bath and very quit during the night. Good practice of restoration and usage of monuments by private company, thus uplifting the socio-economical situation of the town. Organise the hawkers and put victorian style market place for them, the town..."more
"Overall my stay at the Royal Hotel was good. The room was charming and clean (cleanliness is one of the most important factors to me when staying at a hotel). The hotel, cleaning and bar staff were very friendly."
"Enjoyable stay ~ excellent service. Pilgrim's Rest village does need to review attraction."
"Absolutely loved the experience! Rooms lovely and staff very friendly. The meal in the restaurant was very nice as well. Would definitely recommend staying overnight and exploring the little town."
"I had a pleasant stay at The Royal Hotel. It was clean and the staff were really friendly. I will go there again in the future."
"Arriving at the hotel you just go back in time. The staff are so friendly and smile, are very helpful. A person has just gone back in time.
The rooms are exactly as you could imagine them being in the old mining days.
Food was good. Will definitely stay there again.
"We had a nice quiet stay and enjoy our evening/night there. "
"The Royal Hotel was a great experience, a very special atmosphere and a wonderful staff really made our day. After dinner the kitchen staff sang and danced for us, unforgettable!
The breakfast buffet is something you don’t want to miss when staying at The Royal Hotel….
In other words: Highly..."
"This wonderful place took us back in time. We felt like rich Victorians and had a thoroughly fantastic time.
The staff were friendly and welcoming and very efficient."