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Royal Hotel Durban
Royal Hotel Durban
Royal Hotel Durban
Royal Hotel Durban
Royal Hotel Durban
Royal Hotel Durban
Royal Hotel Durban

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7.6

Very good

916 reviews

916 reviews

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7.7

Very good

Location rating score

Very good location - Inside city center
Excellent for walking
Walkable places
Playhouse

100 m

Art Gallery

140 m

City Hall

140 m

Municipal Library

140 m

Dick King Statue

190 m

Popular landmarks
uShaka Wet 'n Wild

2.1 km

uShaka Marine World

2.2 km

Suncoast Casino

2.9 km

Durban Botanic Gardens

3.0 km

Big Rush Urban Adrenaline

3.4 km

Closest landmarks
Consulate of German

220 m

Main Post Office

250 m

Consulate of Portugal

270 m

Consulate of Italy

280 m

Consulate of the United States

290 m

Royal Hotel Durban

267 Anton Lembede Street, Durban City Center, Durban, South Africa, 4000 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Strategically situated in Durban City Center, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Be sure to set some time aside to visit uShaka Marine World as well as Golden Mile nearby. Rated with 4 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to massage, restaurant and spa on-site.

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Highlights

Inside city center

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transport

Excellent breakfast

Excellent view

Facilities

Transport to airport

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Front desk [24-hour]

Check-in/out [express]

Swimming pool [indoor]

Golf course [on-site]

Luggage storage

Sauna

This property is in high demand!

12 travelers have booked today.

Value for money7.7
Distance to city center1.00 Km
Location rating7.7
Nearest airportKing Shaka International Airport (DUR)
Distance to airport29.2 km

Rooms available at Royal Hotel Durban

Very good
Room comfort & quality

7.7

High Floor Deluxe Double Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Bay view
  • 1 queen bed
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Family Room 4 people
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds and 1 queen b...
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Deluxe Double or Twin Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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Executive Suite
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Bay view
  • 1 queen bed
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Queen Double Ocean View
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Harbor view
  • 1 queen bed
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Family Room with City View
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    Executive Suite (Upper floor)
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      Family Room (Low Floor)
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        Queen Bed Room
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          Family Room
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            Frequently asked questions

            What time is check-in and check-out at Royal Hotel Durban?

            Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

            How do I get to Royal Hotel Durban?

            Royal Hotel Durban is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 460 ZAR. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Durban with private transportation, the hotel can arrange taxi service.

            Is breakfast offered at Royal Hotel Durban?

            Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 178 ZAR if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hotel.

            What are my dining options at Royal Hotel Durban?

            Royal Hotel Durban features 2 on-site restaurants for your dining convenience. Light meal like coffee or tea is served using only quality ingredients.

            Can special events be hosted at Royal Hotel Durban?

            You may choose an indoor venue for your special gathering. Large events and gatherings such as weddings and private events can be hosted at Royal Hotel Durban. Small or intimate events like birthday parties and graduation parties can also be accomodated. Services for wireless internet and audio-visual equipment are offered to help your event go smoothly.

            Can business events be hosted at Royal Hotel Durban?

            On-site venues and convenient event services make Royal Hotel Durban an ideal choice for hosting corporate events. Free Wi-Fi is available to help your business event or meeting a successful one.

            What is the smoking policy at Royal Hotel Durban?

            Royal Hotel Durban does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

            What restaurants are nearby Royal Hotel Durban?

            Restaurants including The Royal Hotel Coffee Shoppe, Subway and Home of Coffees are popular in Royal Hotel Durban’s neighborhood which is known as Durban City Center.

            What popular shopping places are close to Royal Hotel Durban?

            Located in the Durban City Center area, Royal Hotel Durban is close to great shopping choices like Victoria St Market, Springbuck Art & Jewellers and Joe's Corner Shop.

            What are popular attractions near Royal Hotel Durban?

            Guests at Royal Hotel Durban can easily visit Durban Natural Science Museum, Port Natal Maritime Museum and Kwa Muhle Museum located in the Durban City Center area.

            What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Royal Hotel Durban?

            Royal Hotel Durban is located in the Durban City Center area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as South African Parks Reservations, Albert Park and Natal Bay.

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            What people love about Royal Hotel Durban

            • 10

              Exceptional
              Cleanliness

              "The hotel is clean The rooms are clean value for money Prices are reasonable equivalent to the standard."

              Mdu

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              April 19, 2022

            • 9.2

              Exceptional

              "I enjoyed staying at the hotel."

              Vusumuzi

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              March 28, 2022

            • 10

              Exceptional
              Staff 

              "Friendliest staff and service."

              Karin

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              March 14, 2022

            Property ranking|Compared to 1,123 Durban properties
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            Cheapest price score
            Room comfort score
            7.7/10
            Room size
            35 sqm.
            Value for money score
            7.8/10
            Better than
            99
            %
            of Durban properties
            Better than
            97
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            of Durban properties
            Bigger than
            95
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            of Durban properties
            Better than
            94
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            Overall rating:

            7.6

            Very good
            916 reviews
            Cleanliness
            7.9
            Facilities
            7.2
            Location
            7.7
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            What travelers say they love:
            A really awesome luxurious low cost experience
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            More about Royal Hotel Durban

            Royal Hotel Durban

            Get the most from an urban escape in Durban when you book a room at Royal Hotel Durban. Located right in the city center, Royal Hotel Durban saves you time and travel by letting you wake up right in the heart of the best neighborhood.
            Every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable by providing the best in services and amenities. Keep up with all your communications easily with the hotel's free Wi-Fi. Getting from and back to the airport can be easily arranged with the hotel's airport transfer services. Taxi services provided by Royal Hotel Durban makes it easy to plan your day trips, sightseeing, and more around Durban.
            Front desk services including concierge service, express check-in or check-out, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes can assist with your needs. Packing light is possible at Royal Hotel Durban thanks to the hotel's dry cleaning service and laundry service keeping your clothes clean. Feeling lazy? In-room conveniences like room service and daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your room time. For the comfort and health of all guests, smoking is not permitted anywhere within the hotel.
            Smoking is allowed only in the designated smoking areas provided by hotel.
            Designed for comfort, all guestrooms offer a range of amenities to ensure a restful night. For your comfort, some rooms at the hotel are equipped with linen service and air conditioning. In-room entertainment amenities including the television is provided in some rooms. In some select rooms, you can find bottled water, instant coffee, instant tea and mini bar at your disposal.
            It's good to know that a hair dryer, toiletries and towels are provided in some guest bathrooms.


            Dining and things to do

            Enjoy the morning bliss with a sip of good coffee at the cafe located in the hotel. A variety of convenient and tasty dining options are waiting for you at the hotel, for whenever you get hungry.
            Hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. End your days in total relaxation with a visit to the massage, spa and sauna. Spend some time relaxing at the hotel's pool. Cool off on hot days by joining water-world activities like fishing, snorkeling, diving and wind surfing.
            If you like water sports, you'll appreciate the convenience of canoes provided by Royal Hotel Durban. Engage in some easy evening fun with other guests with the hotel's golf course on site.


            Around the property

            Experience all the sights and local attractions of Durban with Royal Hotel Durban as your base. Get fanatical about the local sports team at Moses Mabhida Stadium located 3.7 km away, where you can also find team merchandise and memorabilia. Enjoy the simple pleasures of an oceanside getaway, with Golden Mile located 1.6 km away, where you can turn a good day into a great one with a sea view.


            Reasons to stay here

            Find some of the city's best deals here with rooms 99% cheaper than other options.
            Find some excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining better than 96% of the city's other accommodations.
            Guests who stayed here really appreciated the room comfort, scoring it higher than 96% of accommodations in the city.

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            Amenities and facilities
            Very good
            Facilities

            7.2

            Most talked about facilities

            Breakfast

            37 mentions

            Housekeeping

            27 mentions

            Food & Dining

            12 mentions

            View

            11 mentions

            Languages spoken

            • English

            Accessibility

            • Wheelchair accessible

            Internet access

            • Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
            • Wi-Fi in public areas

            Things to do, ways to relax

            • Canoeing
            • Diving
            • Fishing
            • Golf course [on-site]
            • Massage
            • Sauna
            • Snorkeling
            • Spa
            • Swimming pool [indoor]
            • Wind surfing

            Cleanliness and safety

            • Anti-viral cleaning products
            • Body thermometer
            • Breakfast in room
            • Cashless payment service
            • Daily disinfection in all rooms
            • Daily disinfection in common areas
            • Face coverings on staff
            • First aid kit
            • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
            • Hand sanitizer
            • Hot water linen and laundry washing
            • Individually-wrapped food options
            • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
            • Protective screens in common areas
            • Rooms sanitized between stays
            • Safe dining setup
            • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
            • Shared stationery removed
            • Staff trained in safety protocol
            • Temperature check for guests and staff

            Dining, drinking, and snacking

            • Coffee shop
            • Restaurants
            • Room service

            Services and conveniences

            • Concierge
            • Daily cleaning
            • Disabled facilities
            • Dry cleaning
            • Elevator
            • Ironing service
            • Laundry service
            • Luggage storage
            • Meeting/banquet facilities
            • Safety deposit boxes
            • Smoke-free property
            • Smoking area

            For the kids

            • Family room

            Land sports

            • Golf course (within 3 km)

            Access

            • Check-in/out [express]
            • Check-in/out [private]
            • Fire extinguisher
            • Front desk [24-hour]
            • Pets allowed
            • Security [24-hour]

            Getting around

            • Taxi service
            • Transport to airport

            Available in all rooms

            • Bathtub
            • Carpeting
            • Closet
            • Complimentary drinking water
            • Hair dryer
            • Laptop safe box
            • Linens
            • Lock box in room
            • Mirror
            • Non-smoking
            • Phone
            • Shower
            • Towels
            • TV [flat screen]
            • Wi-Fi
            • Wi-Fi [complimentary]
            Food and dining
            Breakfast options
            • Full English/Irish
            Location
            267 Anton Lembede Street, Durban City Center, Durban, South Africa, 4000
            Very good
            Location

            7.7

            Airports

            • King Shaka International Airport (DUR)
              29.2 km
            • Pietermaritzburg Airport (PZB)
              65.4 km

            Public transportation

            • Berea Road
              1.3 km
            • Durban Railway Station
              1.7 km

            Hospital or clinic

            • Sparspot Pharmacy
              370 m

            Shopping

            • Victoria St Market
              1.1 km

            Convenience store

            • BP Express
              400 m

            Cash withdrawal

            • ATM
              40 m
            What's nearby

            Popular landmarks

            • uShaka Wet 'n Wild
              2.1 km
            • uShaka Marine World
              2.2 km
            • Suncoast Casino
              2.9 km
            • Durban Botanic Gardens
              3.0 km
            • Big Rush Urban Adrenaline
              3.4 km
            • Moses Mabhida Stadium
              3.8 km
            • Mitchell Park Zoo
              4.3 km
            • Umgeni River Bird Park
              5.6 km
            • The Valley of a 1000 Hills
              26.7 km

            Nearby landmarks

            • Playhouse
              100 m
            • Art Gallery
              140 m
            • City Hall
              140 m
            • Municipal Library
              140 m
            • Dick King Statue
              190 m
            • Durban Natural Science Museum
              190 m
            • Consulate of German
              220 m
            • Main Post Office
              250 m
            • Consulate of Portugal
              270 m
            • Consulate of Italy
              280 m
            Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
            Property policies
            Children and extra beds

            Extra beds vary by room. Please check each room's capacity for details.

            Minimum age of guests is: 5 year(s).

            Children 5-11 year(s)
            Stay for free if using existing bedding.
            If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
            Guests 12 years and older are considered as adults
            Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
            Others
            • When booking 6 or more rooms, special policies may apply.
            Some helpful facts

            Check-in/Check-out

            • Check-in from14:00
            • Check-out until11:00

            Getting around

            • Airport transfer fee460 ZAR
            • Distance from city center1.00 Km
            • Travel time to airport (minutes)35

            Extras

            • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)178 ZAR

            The property

            • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
            • Number of bars/lounges1
            • Number of floors16
            • Number of restaurants2
            • Number of rooms 204
            • Room voltage220

            Parking

            • Daily parking fee75 ZAR

            Reviews of Royal Hotel Durban from real guests

            Provided by verified guests of Agoda
            7.6
            /
            10
            Cleanliness7.9
            Facilities7.2
            Location7.7
            Room comfort and quality7.7
            Service7.8
            Value for money7.7
            High score for Durban
            Rating
            9+ Exceptional (146)
            8-9 Excellent (79)
            7-8 Very Good (106)
            6-7 Good (46)
            <6 Below Expectation (135)
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            Mar - May (116)
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            9.3
            Exceptional
            Victor from United States
            Business traveler
            Stayed 1 night in March 2010

            Royal Review”

            Clean, convenient, fine dining, friendly staff
            None

            The Royal hotel in Durban is conveniently located in the center of the city. From the hotel, you can walk to the harbor. You can take a stroll at the square featuring the city hall. You can also take the people's mover bus to the major attractions throughout Durban. There is a business center where you can gain access to the internet. There are a couple of fine dining restaurants within the hotel where you can enjoy food. The staff are friendly and arranged my breakfast to go next morning when I have to leave early to catch a flight. My stay was pleasant at Royal.

            Reviewed April 09, 2010

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            8.7
            Excellent
            Gregory from South Africa
            Business traveler
            High Floor Deluxe Double Room
            Stayed 1 night in September 2012

            Still a Wonderful Place to Stay”

            Location, Old World Charm

            The Royal is a Durban icon, which unfortunately has not been able to maintain its status as one of South Africa's premier hotels. However, it remains a lovely reminder of more glorious days; while having become somewhat dated, the rooms are still very spacious, comfortable, and the harbour views are spectacular. The staff are outstanding. Sadly, the famous Royal Grill not serves buffet meals rather than the haute cuisine of days gone by. All in all, the Royal has become my hotel of choice for business stays, for its location, great staff, comfort and value for money.

            Reviewed September 20, 2012

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            9.7
            Exceptional
            Matamela from South Africa
            Family with young children
            High Floor Deluxe Double Room
            Stayed 3 nights in August 2014

            My best holidays ever”

            Friendly staff, affordable rates and clean rooms

            my stay at Royal Hotel was very fabulous, i enjoyed each and every moment there, and i even went to an extent of extending my stay. i would go there again if i decide to visit Durban. what i like about them is their friendly staff, they made me feel like am at home.

            Reviewed August 19, 2014

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            9.0
            Exceptional
            Ian from Australia
            Couple
            High Floor Deluxe Double Room
            Stayed 7 nights in May 2014

            A wonderful hotel, not too expensive, great views,”

            Central location, friendly and efficient service, safe and comfortable

            We spent a week at the hotel and didn't want to leave. The room was spacious and comfortable, with a sweeping view over the port of Durban. The location was central, making for an easy walk to a large shopping mall, the city's historic sites and only about one kilometre to the beach and the Comrades Marathon expo. Check in/out was quick and efficient. We got a good room rate by paying upfront a few months early. Breakfast was excellent and available from 6.30 to 10 am. What was especially welcome for me was the staff putting on a very early breakfast for Comrades runners from 2 am on the morning of the event. All in all it was a very pleasant stay and we've love to return.

            Reviewed June 11, 2014

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            10.0
            Exceptional
            Mlungisi from South Africa
            Business traveler
            High Floor Deluxe Double Room
            Stayed 1 night in December 2012

            Lovely City View”

            Location

            The staff is very friendly and helpful. You immediately receive a sense that you are a welcomed the minute you set foot in the hotel. The rooms are stylishly furnished and airy. The city view from the deluxe room balcony is one of the best city views a Durban hotel can offer.

            Reviewed March 06, 2013

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            8.0
            Excellent
            nischol from Trinidad & Tobago
            Business traveler
            High Floor Deluxe Double Room
            Stayed 3 nights in September 2014

            value for money”

            spacious comfy bed and room, breakfast layout and the city location

            Our stay was great. You have to pay for parking but thats with most hotels around and witin city. The staff was very friendly and hospitable. The wifi is very fast and reliable although you must have a local south african number to send code to get through to internet.This does not go well with international guest who have no access to south african number . The hotel itself is nice and being upgraded from the last visit. Breakfast is great. The area itself (durban city on the whole) is not recommended to walk outside with valubales...watch,phone,purses....u can and will get robbed. Sobbe very careful of your environment. So all in all i highly recommend if you want to stay in city area. If you get a reasonable price go for it. However, umhlanga is the best area if you are looking for luxury,shopping, restaurants, and nightlife.

            Reviewed September 18, 2014

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            9.7
            Exceptional
            Salminah from South Africa
            Couple
            High Floor Deluxe Double Room
            Stayed 2 nights in March 2015

            Perfect”

            Friendly staff, Clean Rooms and Affordable

            It was a perfect stay. My partner and I really had a wonderful time. next time we visit Durban again, we will definitely stay at The Royal Hotel again.

            Reviewed March 26, 2015

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            8.0
            Excellent
            Edward from Australia
            Business traveler
            High Floor Deluxe Double Room
            Stayed 5 nights in June 2011

            Good location and comfortable hotel”

            location, size of rooms, helpful staff

            while the royal hotel is a little less glamorous than it swebsite suggests, it is a comfortable and quiet place to stay in durban. rooms are large with wifi access; there is a coffee shop, gym and pool area. the hotel is located opposite teh city square and close to banks. the staff were very friendly and helpful.

            Reviewed June 24, 2011

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            9.0
            Exceptional
            Gregory from South Africa
            Business traveler
            High Floor Deluxe Double Room
            Stayed 1 night in September 2012

            A Durban Icon”

            Location

            A Durban landmark. Although it has an air of faded glory about it, the hotel retains is charm and beauty. My room was comfortably furnished and had a magnificent view of the yacht harbour. there was nothing to fault about my stay.

            Reviewed September 06, 2012

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            9.0
            Exceptional
            Doug from South Africa
            Business traveler
            High Floor Deluxe Double Room
            Stayed 1 night in February 2014

            Why service trumps location - everytime”

            Friendly and attentive staff, spaciousness and style, easy access to City and beaches

            All of the staff I dealt with at The Royal really went out of their way to be friendly and efficient. The previous week I had checked in at another hotel on the beachfront: their sea views and a great breakfast could not compensate for poor service and unfriendliness. The Royal by comparison is a very comfortable and welcoming space that is ideal for the business traveler but not too stuffy for families either. The rooms have lovely harbour views and the City centre area is well lit and much quieter than you would expect at night.

            Reviewed February 25, 2014

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            8.8
            Excellent
            Irah from South Africa
            Couple
            High Floor Deluxe Double Room
            Stayed 5 nights in December 2019

            Great holiday experience ”

            The hotel is neat, nearby all durban attractions and the breakfast was superb. We were treated like royalty and big up to all the staff. Definitely coming back

            Reviewed December 23, 2019

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            9.6
            Exceptional
            mpilo from South Africa
            Business traveler
            Deluxe Double or Twin Room
            Stayed 2 nights in September 2019

            The hotel has improved a lot.”

            The hotel has jerked up their wifi offering, as well the hotel has improved all in the front desk with Front desk staff like Eric, and others. The check in process is very quick and hassle free. The tidiness of the rooms and common areas is still the best. This hotel is now becoming the Royal Hotel of yester years. Well Done!!!

            Reviewed September 28, 2019

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            8.0
            Excellent
            Mama from South Africa
            Couple
            High Floor Deluxe Double Room
            Stayed 3 nights in April 2017

            Very good”

            Royal Hotel is a beautiful hotel, with all their intent and purposes to get the hotel to its famous previous status, they still need to take care of minor things, for example the first room I was allocated one face basin was not working and one had the water release jammed and were stuck and not able to release dirty water our room was not cleaned and the responsible cleaner we was very nasty I was allocated another room ( not a Deluxe room) which is what I paid for, and I could not use the bath tub as it had not water stopper also no fridge. All in all managing and reception staff was very good including coffee shop staff beside those little inconveniences , I will still use Royal Hotel and maybe get a better room next time

            Reviewed May 02, 2017

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            8.8
            Excellent
            Kruben from South Africa
            Solo traveler
            Deluxe Double or Twin Room
            Stayed 2 nights in October 2020

            No hot water”

            I love the Royal hotel. It has such an abundance of character and history and is absolutely beautiful. I got up this morning though to no hot water when taking a shower and got saddled with drunks next door in an inter-leading room. Otherwise I do love the hotel and will go back. Fix these problems and inform guests on check-in, particularly if you are giving them an inter-leading room

            Reviewed October 03, 2020

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            9.2
            Exceptional
            Thandile from South Africa
            Family with young children
            Deluxe Double or Twin Room
            Stayed 2 nights in July 2019

            Best affordable Hotel in the City Center”

            Whenever I visit Durban I always prefere Toyal Hotel they best breakfast ever!

            Reviewed October 15, 2019

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            8.8
            Excellent
            Riley from South Korea
            Couple
            Deluxe Double or Twin Room
            Stayed 12 nights in February 2020

            Old World Elegance”

            Decor was Old World elegance~posh dining room~breakfast buffet was fantastic~hot water shower and separate tub~downtown city center location~ Cons: could not connect to hotel wifi~but wifi available thru phone SIM card~ South Africa is now a third world country~the government cannot keep electricity on~"load shedding" turns off electricity 2-3 times a day: no lights, aircon, ATM macine, or credit card use~

            Reviewed February 19, 2020

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            8.3
            Excellent
            Nishal from South Africa
            Couple
            High Floor Deluxe Double Room
            Stayed 1 night in December 2013

            Fantastic”

            luxury, friendly staff, awesome breakfast

            it was Awesome, i enjoyed the roof top swimming pool which has excellent views of Durban harbour & the City. friendly staff with all smiles.

            Reviewed December 18, 2013

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            9.2
            Exceptional
            Christopher from South Africa
            Solo traveler
            High Floor Deluxe Double Room
            Stayed 1 night in June 2019

            Royal hotel it's royal really, excellent. ”

            Reception staff is so friendly and warm, ready to assist. I only experienced unpalatable welcome by the security personal at the boom gate for car parking. These guys were not friendly even not willing to assist me, I had to go back to the receptionist to assist as it was my first time to be a guest at Royal hotel.

            Reviewed June 03, 2019

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            6.3
            Good
            Dyah from Indonesia
            Business traveler
            High Floor Deluxe Double Room
            Stayed 6 nights in December 2013

            it is an old hotel and located in the city center ”

            large room, clean, nice staff

            The hotel is located in the center of Durban city, just across the City Hall and near the sea/beach, the view from my room is marvelous. But the hotel is an old one,the elevator creates a funny sound, but the room is okay and clean and the staff is quite friendly..eventhough the breakfast is not much variation.

            Reviewed December 24, 2013

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            8.4
            Excellent
            John from South Africa
            Solo traveler
            High Floor Deluxe Double Room
            Stayed 4 nights in June 2019

            A grand old dame”

            It is common cause that The Royal is the best place to stay for the Comrades up run. You walk from the lobby into your starting pens. The Royal has a long a glorious past. Though this beginning to show. Some of the facilities are not quite at the level one would expect. The plumbing system struggled to provide hot water to a full house. Some of the staff were obviously new and were easily flustered by a full house. The catering is limited by modern hotel standards, but the food was of high standard. The bar is a glorious place for a drink, but the beer selection was once again a little limited with nothing on draft. However for its faults, the staff were generally outstanding and I could be more effusive in my praise for them. A very good stay at a very fair rate.

            Reviewed June 12, 2019

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