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About Royal Hotel

Have a memorable stay in the historical Royal Hotel in Steytlerville. Whether you are a historian or a romanticist, you will have a fabulous time at our establishment.

The Royal Hotel dating from 1897 has a tranquil atmosphere with typical old-fashioned rooms. Watching the “ activities and people” from the street facing verandah, with an ice cold drink, is a lasting experience.

Steytlerville is a gem in the Karoo, about two hours from Port Elizabeth and two and a half hours from George. It is on the way to Outshoorn and is situated between the Baviaanskloof and Addo Elephant Park.

Steytlerville nights invites you to the brightest stars that you can imagine and you can watch that from a telescope at a neighboring farm. Talk to your friends about the donkey car ride through town or visit one of the biggest Gregorian style Dutch Reformed churches in the Southern Hemisphere. Comprehend where the poet A.G. Visser got his inspiration from and do not miss a show over dinner at the Karroo Theatrical Hotel! Have a picnic at Draaikrans rotated rocks or just come and relax in the quiet Karoo.

Should you have a group to entertain, contact us to create a customized program. Whether it is for a family reunion, hiking, birthday party, hunting, biking or family getaway, we will make sure you have a weekend full of fun

Wedding Venues: We are equipped to do a wedding for up to 40 people, come and have a small karoo style wedding.

Conference Venues: Conference facilities for 60 delegates with a big screen TV

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Type: Bed and Breakfast
  • Sleeps: 30
  • Check-in: 12:00
    Check-out: 11:00
  • Reviews: 12 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Garden
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Hiking
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
  • Eastern Cape
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans


  • 3 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
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  • Standard Double Room Standard Double Room Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 4 Double rooms with en-suite bathrooms with a shower, basin and toilet.•Two of the rooms have air conditioning•Entrance... see more Features:  Double beds, En-suite, Shower only
    • Rooms Adults
      • Self-Catering Twin Room Self-Catering Twin Room Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Two twin rooms with self catering facilitiesSpacious and airy rooms each with two single beds.En-suite bathroom with a... see more Features:  En-suite, Shower only, Three-quarter beds
        • Adults
          • Family Room Family Room Sleeps 3 Includes: B & B Spacious and airy rooms each with a standard double bed and a single bed. En-suite bathroom with a shower, basin and... see more Features:  Double beds, En-suite, Shower only, Single beds
            • Adults
              • Self Catering 4 sleeper Self Catering 4 sleeper Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering Separate main bedroom with an en-suite bathroom with a basin, shower and toilet. Living area with two single beds and a... see more Features:  Double beds, Single beds
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                  • Self Catering unit 5 sleeper Self Catering unit 5 sleeper Sleeps 5 Includes: Self-catering The entrance to this unit is off the main street on the veranda of the hotel. The unit consists of two separate bedrooms... see more Features:  Double beds, Single beds
                    • Adults
                      • Twin Room Twin Room Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Equipped with 2 single beds which can be converted in King-size bed using a mattress convertor, tea/coffee facilities,... see more
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                          • Self-Catering Double family room Self-Catering Double family room Sleeps 4 Includes: B & B Room with two double beds suitable for a family of 4 sharing. Interleading shower, basin and toilet. Fully equipped... see more
                            • Adults
                              • Luxury Double Room Luxury Double Room Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Elegant double room with appointed with a modern touch including a fridge, microwave, separate interleading bathroom... see more
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                                  Reviews for Royal Hotel

                                  12 guest reviews Reviews of

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                                  ian Leach, South Africa
                                  10 January 2016

                                  I arrived at the Royal on Sunday 3 Jan and was warmly received as I was a returning guest and pleasantries where exchanged.At 16:00 I ordered and enjoyed a toasted sandwich on the front verandah as I had not had lunch yet.The young lady that was on duty that day asked me if that was to be my supper and I replied that it was just a snack and that I would return later for my supper.I returned to the verandah at 19:00 to order my dinner only to find that everything was closed and the young lady was busy locking up the bar area.She informed me that the kitchen closes at 19:00 on a Sunday.Needless...
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                                  Debra Brent, South Africa
                                  06 January 2016

                                  The Royal Hotel is not for those looking for the peace and quiet of a quaint Karoo village. Steytlerville is a lovely town to wander around and to stoep sit. Unfortunately a few issues with the Royal Hotel dampened the experience.The Royal Hotel advertises itself as a bed and breakfast. However rates do not include breakfast.Royal Hotel provided us a quote through SafariNow which we accepted after querying that it was correct. Only on our day of arrival were we informed that they had actually misquoted us and we still owed them money. Management took no interest in providing an explanation...
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                                  ian Leach, South Africa
                                  20 December 2015

                                  Clean and comfortable room with aircon.Service on the stoep a bit slow in the mornings but after 1 pm there is more staff on duty and thereafter the service is great. A wide selection of items on the menu and the food is very well prepared and tasty. No wine list available and selection a bit limited but well priced.Management and staff efficient and friendly.

                                  Russell Tickner, South Africa
                                  29 October 2015

                                  Very friendly & accommodating staff members & an enjoyable Karoo style supper was served . Interesting sitting on the front stoep with a sundowner drink , watching the residents of Steytlerville go by . .

                                  Stephen Garside, South Africa
                                  08 March 2015

                                  Delightful hotel, accommodation and dining perfect. Couldn't wish for more.Steve & June Garside, Port Elizabeth

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                                  Royal Hotel is 0.5km from the centre of Steytlerville , the nearest airport 158.6km (Port Elizabeth Airport).
                                  *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling