The Royal Hotel - Pilgrims Rest
, situated in Pilgrim`s Rest, was impeccably restored, to reflect true late Victorian style.
It is perhaps one of South Africa`s best-known hotels. This national monument is famous for its atmosphere and world-class service and facilities.
Composed of ten authentic buildings dating back to the latter part of the nineteenth century, the hotel offers charming en-suite bedrooms.
Declared a goldfield in 1873, Pilgrim`s Rest became a cosmopolitan centre of activity in South Africa. Today it stands as a legacy to these pioneers. The town was proclaimed a National Monument in 1986.
Trapped in a time warp, the lounge reflects an epoch of time honoured hospitality and elegance so typical of the late Victorian era. Upon entering The Royal Hotel - Pilgrims Rest
, visitors are immediately taken on a nostalgia filled trip into the past.
The reception walls are lined with the most interesting photographs and artefacts providing vivid glimpses of Pilgrim`s Rest`s history. This theme is carried forward into the lounge as well as the very famous public bar.
The restaurant is informal and serves hearty old-fashioned meals in a historical atmosphere in keeping with the rest of the Hotel. Enjoying a meal outside while taking in the scenery, is an experience worthwhile. The Royal Hotel - Pilgrims Rest
is the centre attraction of Pilgrim`s Rest. From here visitors can plan all daily excursions and then come home to a relaxing evening of Victorian comfort. Accommodation at The Royal Hotel - Pilgrims Rest:
The Royal Hotel bedrooms are truly in a different class.
Fifty en-suite bedrooms are spread over a number of annexes to the main hotel and all of them radiate extreme character.
Furnished with genuine antique brass beds, wash stands, wardrobes and other furniture, visitors cannot but be transported back into history.
Rounding off this atmosphere are authentic Victorian baths, sanitary ware and fixtures. In these surroundings, electric shavers, driers and other equipment will seem out of place.
Our second stay at Pilgrims rest, once again a very enjoyable stay. Stepping back in time in quaint accommodation. With very friendly staff, who are always happy to help.
As per my comment in the actual guestbook: it was a wonderful stay, unfortunately, only for one night; to be set back in time in such an authentic location was truly a memorable experience. The staff's efficiency and friendliness should be taken as an example by other establishments !! You can only be proud of them. Hopefully, you are able to keep the Royal Hotel on the map for many more years to come !! Well done !! Regards Stefan & Moira Pflocksch with 2 German visitors. (P.S.: Please check again, whether you found a light-grey leather-jacket, which could have been left behind !! cell: 082 920 9351
The accommodation was awesome and our two little girls loved the family unit, the staff were fantastic and the service exceptional. We thoroughly enjoyed the stay. Thank you.
The staff were wonderfully accommodating with my family of four. Absolutely loved the clash of yester-year meeting with the modern needs of clients. Loved my time there and one night passing through was not enough.