Royal Hotel - Steytlerville, Karoo Hartland

Bed and Breakfast
Steytlerville Accommodation
Steytlerville, Karoo Hartland

Royal Hotel

Steytlerville, Karoo Hartland - Accommodation

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Royal Hotel in Steytlerville

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

Facilities & Activities nearby:

Facilities available at Royal Hotel,Steytlerville, Karoo Hartland

  • Available Next Weekend
  • Available This Weekend
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Hiking
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Room Service
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Winter School Holidays
Activities Nearby
  • Big 5
  • Big 7
  • Bird Watching
  • Camping
  • Game Drives
  • Horse Riding
  • Walking

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GPS Co-Ordinates: 24° 20' 38" E / 33° 19' 37.2" S

By Car / Driving

Driving to Royal Hotel in Steytlerville, Karoo Hartland

Departing: Port Elizabeth Airport
Address: Port Elizabeth International Airport (PLZ), 21 Boeing Street, Port Elizabeth, 6011, South Africa
Distance: 0.1 km / Duration: 2 hours 7 mins
1.Head east0.4 km
2.At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Allister Miller Dr
Go through 1 roundabout
1.4 km
3.Turn left onto Forest Hill N/B Rd0.8 km
4.Turn right onto Walmer Blvd/M90.6 km
5.Turn left onto Settlers Hwy/M4 (signs for R75/Grahamstown/Uitenhage/City)6.1 km
6.Take exit 751A to merge onto N2 toward M8/Kempston Road/Cape Town2.5 km
7.Take exit 748 for R75/Commercial Road toward Uitenhage/Ibhayi0.6 km
8.Slight right onto Commercial Rd/Uitenhage Rd/R75
Continue to follow Uitenhage Rd/R75
13.4 km
9.Slight left onto R75102 km
10.Turn left onto R32952.9 km
11.Make a U-turn at Middleton St
Destination will be on the left
0.1 km

Nearest Airport & Flights

Port Elizabeth Airport - Port Elizabeth

+ FIND FLIGHT TO Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth International Airport was established in 1929 and each year it has more than one million passengers making it the fourth busiest airport in South Africa.

Port Elizabeth International Airport is three kilometres away from the city centre or a ten-minute drive and is close to the South Eastern side of Algoa Bay. Its former name was the H. F. Verwoerd Airport.

Reviews for Royal Hotel

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My family enjoyed a lovely lunch here. The Restaurant is neat and cosy with a relaxing atmosphere. Friendly service. I would definitely go back there.

review by Tania Owen

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Comfortable rooms, food fine. Nice atmosphere, very friendly staff. Nice stay.

review by Bart McLea

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Absolutely loved staying at the Royal Hotel. Very friendly staff who certainly know how to keep travellers happy. Food is brilliant. A little bit of something for everyone. Undercover parking. Braai facilities available to order, Fresh clean linen every day. Delicious coffee. Certainly affordable. Wi-Fi available 24/7. Bikers welcome too.

review by rochelle myburgh

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Stayed in a guest house and had dinner at the hotel. Went into the bar to find service for the restaurant. They allow people to smoke in the bar and I could smell it in the restaurant. Ordered a curry from the menu, which they did not have. The lamb stew was great. After getting my food the waitress disappeared and I could not get the Malva pudding I was looking forward to. I was the only patron there. Appalling service.

review by Peter Barnes

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A very different experience. Worth a visit. Nice to go in a crowd.

review by Megan Williams

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Quaint little village. Hotel staff very polite, coffee and muffin good.

review by wendy hardy

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A magnificent hotel situated in Steytlerville, the decor inside hotel is very impressive indeed, the service we got at Hotel was very good and food is also very good. The Theatrical show that we attended happens every Saturday and is excellent Well worth a trip to Steytlerville Loved every minute of it and Jacque and Mark known as the Steytlerville Follies are most definitely worth a watch The only complaint i did have is because of the high ceilings inside Hotel ... it is freezing, (winter) so be sure to take along some warm clothing . Enjoy if ever you go along to The Steytlerville Hotel

review by Cindy Lou Connachan

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Only place to have a rest. Slow and not so committed service. Food not to be sent back. Overall....the best alternative, if any

review by Lionello Giovannetti

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Highly reccommended. Stayed the night on an unscheduled stopover. Extremely helpful staff. Clean and well appointed. Great atmosphere.

review by Andre Dutoit

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Cold beer when the road gets too long and the kids too busy. Perfect break!

review by Lydia Karstel

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Nice place to pay a visit Nice food Thanks

review by Andre van der Merwe

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Nice warm and friendly staff. Feels like home. I'll come back again.

review by Abrie De Klerk

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A beautiful old hotel. A standard stop on er for bikers traversing the Baviaanskloof as well as the normal traveler. Service is the usual country standard, so don't be in a hurry. The rooms are decent if you want to stay over. It can get exceptionally hot here so be prepared. The food is hearty and you won't leave hungry.

review by Robert Falkner

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Very neat setup with friendly staff and good food. Nice Oasis in the Karoo on a hot day

review by John Potgieter

"Sunday shock"

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 to say I was flabbergasted and she was very apologetic and offered to whip something up for me.I respectfully declined as I was not certain what sort of a dish a waitress/barmaid would be able to prepare in a "closed" kitchen.What annoyed me even more was that when I related the story to the manageress the following morning, no apology or explanation was offered.To top it all, there was no bacon in stock in the kitchen for breakfast.A total disappointment after my first visit to the Royal which I enjoyed tremendously

review by ian Leach, South Africa


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 for the misquote or taking responsibility for their error.Royal Hotel advertise WiFI which in fact is not available for guests.Our satellite connection on the room TV was lost. Despite reporting this to management they were not interested in attending to the problem.A group of families renting out the self containment units would braai and socialise outside the Hotel rooms, using chairs meant for our room and made it difficult to access your room or have any privacy.

review by Debra Brent, South Africa

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