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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

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.

Covid Safety Approved: Pre-check in screening of all guests Staff temperatures checked twice a day. Staff trained and checked. SABS approved sanitisers and cleaning materials used in all cleaning, as laid out by FEDHASA protocols. Social distancing

 Sleeps 140
Type: Hotel
Check-in: 14:00
Check-out: 10:00
Reviews: 10 reviews

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alex niven, south africa
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... Read more
jacques paul, france
August 2011
Interesting hotel.
philip semmens, australia
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
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
April 2007
The rooms are basic but the friendly staff adequately compensate for any deficiencies here.


  • Wheelchair Enabled
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Satellite TV*
  • Garden
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Vitality Collection
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
  • Conference Venues
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • 24H. Reception
  • 24H. Security
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Bathroom
  • Breakfast
  • Double/Twin rooms
  • Iron and board
  • Kitchen
  • Luggage storage
  • Non smoking rooms
  • Safe
  • Shower
  • Wake-Up service

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Zulu (isiZulu)
  • Afrikaans


  • 3 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
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Royal Hotel location

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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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