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About Royal Hotel Pilgrims Rest

The Royal Hotel Pilgrim’s Rest is situated in this historic and unspoiled gold mining village. Proclaimed as a National Monument in 1986, the village has succeeded in preserving the quaint atmosphere of yesteryear. Composed of authentic buildings dating back to the 19th century. The Hotel was built in 1894 celebrating its 105th birthday this year. The gracious Victorian accommodation boasts brass bedsteads and sumptuous ball and claw baths.

The hotel consists of six suites and 44 double or twin bedded en-suite bedrooms in the main hotel and adjacent cottages, still carrying their historical names. The hotel features a stately lounge with fireplace where you can relax and enjoy a sun downer or night cap. The Church Bar originally a school chapel was brought to Pilgrim’s Rest by ox wagon and erected adjacent to the hotel. The hotel also offers an informal theme restaurant known as Diggers Den and the Peach Tree Creek where formal meals and functions are held.

The facilities offered in the area are a nine hole golf course, horse riding, trout fishing, gold panning and hiking trails. A choice of charming museums and curiosity shops are available for the less energetic. The hotel is paraplegic friendly and children are welcome. Situated close to unequalled venues such as the Blyde River Canyon, Kruger National Park and the Panoramic Route.

  • Response Rate: 87%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Type: Hotel
  • Sleeps: 70
  • Check-in: 14:00
    Check-out: 11:00
  • Reviews: 75 Reviews

Facilities

  • Wheelchair Enabled
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Hiking
  • Wi-Fi
  • Vitality Collection
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Cosy
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Zulu (isiZulu)
  • Xhosa (isiXhosa)
  • Afrikaans
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                  • Montague - Twins Montague - Twins Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 2 Late Victorian Elegant Decor with Brass Twin Beds and en-suite Bathroom with Ball 'n Claw bath. Sharing Lounge in Annexe... see more
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                          • Royal Cottage Royal Cottage Sleeps 4 Includes: B & B VIP Suite. Lounge. Separate Toilet & Bathroom with Ball 'n Claw Bath. 1 x Room with Double Brass Bed. 1 x Room with... see more
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                              • Bank House - B1 Bank House - B1 Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Late Victorian Elegant Decor with Lounge, Separate Bedroom with Brass Double Bed and en-suite Bathroom with Ball 'n Claw... see more Features:  Twin beds, Private bathroom, En-suite, Mountain views, Fan, Tea and Coffee Facilities see more Twin beds, Private bathroom, En-suite, Mountain views, Fan, Tea and Coffee Facilities, No Smoking in Rooms
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                                  • Bank House - B2 Bank House - B2 Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Late Victorian Elegant Decor with Brass Double Bed and en-suite Bathroom with Ball 'n Claw bath. Honeymoon Suite with... see more Features:  Shower over bath, Shared bathroom, Mountain views, Fireplace, Garden views, Fan see more Shower over bath, Shared bathroom, Mountain views, Fireplace, Garden views, Fan, Heater, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer
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                                      • Bank House - B3 Bank House - B3 Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B
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                                          Reviews for Royal Hotel Pilgrims Rest

                                          75 guest reviews Reviews of

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                                          Madeleine Nel
                                          22 December 2020

                                          Lovely town, we enjoyed our stay.

                                          Tiaan immelman
                                          16 December 2020

                                          The whole atmosphere, friendly staff and great service, with a lovely breakfast.Would recommend for any one, beautifull town.

                                          Danie Jansen V Vuuren
                                          03 February 2020

                                          The only problem was the supper, you can improve on that.It was not very good. its about a 2 out of 10

                                          Michelle Mans
                                          01 January 2018

                                          I can recommend this to anyone who enjoys awesome food, neatness and cleanliness. Beautiful decorated rooms and an awesome bath.

                                          Renthia Roodt
                                          04 March 2017

                                          They can upgrade the towels and bedding. Car washers in the area is an absolute nuisance!!!

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                                          Royal Hotel Pilgrims Rest is 0.7km from the centre of Pilgrims Rest , the nearest airport 65.1km (Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport).
                                          *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling