Ladysmith serves as a gateway to the central and northern Drakensberg, the peaks of which form an elegant backdrop to the town, particularly in winter when a light blanket of snow graces its pinnacles.

Royal Hotel
The gentle elegance of a comfortable small hotel offering first class warmth and caring service, awaits you on arrival in this famous landmark. For over 100 years, visiting members of Royal families, international and local statesmen, celebrities and businessmen have preferred to stay at the Royal Hotel, where each guest is assured of privacy, comfort and care.

Nestled in the heart of the “Battlefields Route “ the countryside is steeped in history, a history of
conflict, bravery and survival, where battles between Zulu, Brit, Boer and Voortrekker shaped the history of South Africa. The Royal Hotel has 71 elegant, tastefully decorated, air conditioned rooms that offer a harmonious combination of comfort and modernism to meet the needs of
business travelers.

Warm and inviting, each room has been elegantly appointed with soft fabrics and all the amenities and comforts a discerning traveler expects. Spacious bedrooms offer elegant and
stylish accommodation for guests seeking that little extra. All the Royal’s rooms contain an extensive array of facilities which include : colour televisions, tea and coffee hospitality trays, toiletries, direct dialing telephones, en suite bathrooms, internet connections & turn down service.

The perfect place to mix business with pleasure, conveniently located midway between Durban and Johannesburg & being in the centre of Northern Natal makes this Hotel the ideal destination
for business executives, weary travelers and tourists.

Six individual conference rooms are available, from the intimate board room to Sir Reay's where up to 200 delegates can be accommodated. The Royal Hotel offers a cost effective meeting point for combined staff training from other areas. Our different and interesting restaurants offer menus
to suit your requirements, from light lunches to full dinners, and sumptuous breakfasts.


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