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About Royal Hotel

The gentle elegance of a comfortable small hotel offering first class warmth and caring service, awaits you on arrival in this famous landmark.

For over 100 years, visiting members of Royal families, international and local statesmen, celebrities and businessmen have preferred to stay at the Royal Hotel, where each guest is assured of privacy, comfort and care. Nestled in the heart of the “ Battlefields Route “ the countryside is steeped in history, a history of conflict, bravery and survival, where battles between Zulu, Brit, Boer and Voortrekker shaped the history of South Africa.

The Royal Hotel has 71 elegant, tastefully decorated, air conditioned rooms that offer a harmonious combination of comfort and modernism to meet the needs of business travelers. Warm and inviting, each room has been elegantly appointed with soft fabrics and all the amenities and comforts a discerning traveler expects. Spacious bedrooms offer elegant and stylish accommodation for guests seeking that little extra.

All the Royal’s rooms contain an extensive array of facilities which include : colour televisions, tea and coffee hospitality trays, toiletries, direct dialing telephones, en suite bathrooms, internet connections & turn down service. The perfect place to mix business with pleasure, conveniently located midway between Durban and Johannesburg; being in the centre of Northern Natal makes this Hotel the ideal destination for business executives, weary travelers and tourists.

Six individual conference rooms are available, from the intimate board room to Sir Reay's where up to 200 delegates can be accommodated. The Royal Hotel offers a cost effective meeting point for combined staff training from other areas. Our different and interesting restaurants offer menus to suit your requirements, from light lunches to full dinners, and sumptuous breakfasts.

Wedding Venues: 200 people in our largest venue. We can also accommodate the buffet, and the wedding ceremony. Full catering, table napery and draping all included in the price. Full bar facilities. Off street, undercover parking.

Conference Venues: 5 conference rooms accommodating 8- 200 people. We have the following equipment available on site: Data Projectors, screens, white boards, flip charts, Internet access and wifi, PA systems, lecturns, stages and ramps.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Type: Hotel
  • Sleeps: 140
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 10 Reviews

Facilities

  • Airport Shuttle
  • Wheelchair Enabled
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Swimming Pool
  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Conference Venues
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
  • see more

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Zulu (isiZulu)
  • Afrikaans

Grading

  • 3 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
* Please enquire for further details.

Specials

20% OFF Spring Special


Stay between 01 Sep 2018 and 31 Oct 2018 and get 20% off on selected rooms.

Availability and pricing

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  • Double Room with Shower Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 24 Spacious double rooms offer elegant and stylish accommodation for guests seeking that little extra. All rooms are unique... see more Features:  Double beds, Local channels, Private bathroom, En-suite, Shower only, Air-Conditioning see more Double beds, Local channels, Private bathroom, En-suite, Shower only, Air-Conditioning, Television, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi
    from R705 Per Person Sharing
    • Rooms Adults
      • Twin Room with Shower Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 17 Spacious twin bedded rooms, tastefully decorated. All with tea coffee facilities, air-conditioned, en suite bathrooms.... see more
        from R705 Per Person Sharing
        • Rooms Adults
          • Single Room with Shower Sleeps 1 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 10 Elegant, tastefully decorated, air conditioned Single Bedded rooms that offer a harmonious combination of comfort and... see more
            from R880 Room rate
            • Rooms Adults
              • Twin Room with Bath Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 5 Spacious twin bedded rooms, tastefully decorated. All with tea coffee facilities, air-conditioned, en suite bathrooms.... see more Features:  Twin beds, Local channels, En-suite, Shower over bath, Shower only, Air-Conditioning see more Twin beds, Local channels, En-suite, Shower over bath, Shower only, Air-Conditioning, Television, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi, No Smoking in Rooms
                from R705 Per Person Sharing
                • Rooms Adults
                  • Twin Room with Bath and Shower Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 4 Spacious twin bedded rooms, tastefully decorated. All with tea coffee facilities, air-conditioned, en suite bathrooms.... see more
                    from R705 Per Person Sharing
                    • Rooms Adults
                      • Suite with Spa Bath and Shower Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 3 A warm & inviting suite. tastefully decorated & air conditioned. This suite contains an extensive array of facilities... see more Features:  Queen beds, Local channels, Private bathroom, En-suite, Jacuzzi, Air-Conditioning see more Queen beds, Local channels, Private bathroom, En-suite, Jacuzzi, Air-Conditioning, Television, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Wi-Fi, No Smoking in Rooms
                        from R972 Per Person Sharing
                        • Rooms Adults
                          • Family Room Double with Shower Sleeps 4 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 2 Family bedrooms offer elegant and stylish accommodation with bunk beds for the children. Comfortable, tastefully decorat... see more
                            from R705 Per Person Sharing
                            • Rooms Adults
                              • Single Room with Bath Sleeps 1 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 2 Elegant, tastefully decorated, air conditioned Single Bedded rooms that offer a harmonious combination of comfort and... see more Features:  Local channels, Private bathroom, En-suite, Shower only, Single beds, Air-Conditioning see more Local channels, Private bathroom, En-suite, Shower only, Single beds, Air-Conditioning, Television, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi, No Smoking in Rooms
                                from R880 Room rate
                                • Rooms Adults
                                  • Family Room Double or Twin with Shower Sleeps 4 Includes: B & B Family bedrooms offer elegant and stylish accommodation with bunk beds for the children. Comfortable, tastefully decorat... see more
                                    from R705 Per Person Sharing
                                    • Adults
                                      • Family Room Double with Bath and Shower Sleeps 4 Includes: B & B Family bedrooms offer elegant and stylish accommodation with bunk beds for the children. Comfortable, tastefully decorat... see more
                                        from R705 Per Person Sharing
                                        • Adults
                                          • Family Room Twin with Bath and Shower Sleeps 4 Includes: B & B Family bedrooms offer elegant and stylish accommodation with bunk beds for the children. Comfortable, tastefully decorat... see more
                                            from R705 Per Person Sharing
                                            • Adults
                                              • Suite with Lounge and Shower Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B A warm & inviting suite. tastefully decorated & air conditioned which includes a separate lounge, dining room with a... see more Features:  Queen beds, Local channels, Air-Conditioning, Television, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge see more Queen beds, Local channels, Air-Conditioning, Television, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Wi-Fi, No Smoking in Rooms
                                                from R972 Per Person Sharing
                                                • Adults

                                                  Reviews for Royal Hotel

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                                                  Alex Niven, South Africa
                                                  07 August 2011

                                                  We stayed in six places during our recent tripThe Royal in Ladysmith was the most expensive and the most disappointing:1. Small room2. Dampness on the walls.3. Non smoking room yet there was a bad smell of tobacco.4. Room had a generally unhealthy smell5. Toilet made a long and unpleasant noise after flushing.6. No sound proofing to outside courtyard therefor noise was bad.7. Mattress is well past its date

                                                  Jacques Paul, France
                                                  03 August 2011

                                                  Interesting hotel.

                                                  Philip Semmens, Australia
                                                  21 January 2009

                                                  The accommodation was comfortable; the staff friendly;the historic photos interesting and the best steak I have ever had was the Ladysmith steak. We found heaps to see in surrounding areas, Rorke's Drift , Blood River etc.

                                                  Jacqueline Hewitt, United Kingdom
                                                  16 July 2008

                                                  After having a car accident the manager of the hotel took us to hospital and stayed with us for 3 hours while we got checked out. He insisted that he stayed until he knew we were OK. The staff had the same attitude and made our stay very comfortable and made us feel at home.

                                                  Stephen Kearney, South Africa
                                                  09 April 2007

                                                  The rooms are basic but the friendly staff adequately compensate for any deficiencies here.

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                                                  Royal Hotel is 0.5km from the centre of Ladysmith (KwaZulu-Natal) , the nearest airport 186.2km (Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi Airport).
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