This hotel is new, clean, and modern. There is free parking. Nice restaurant and bar. Location is great, right across the street from the Gateway Mall. Only a five minute ride to the beaches; fifteen minutes to Durban. It is designed for short term, apartment type rentals, although they also accomodate daily stays. Only strange thing is that the elevators are located on the outside of the hotel, not in the lobby.
Frank from Boston, MA
Royal Palm Hotel is an exciting new development in Umhlanga offering luxury hotel apartments directly opposite the Gateway …More
"This is a beautiful hotel in a dramatic location."
We spent 3 days and nights in Cathedral Peak and could have doubled our time there and still not have been bored. The walking is amazing to suit all ages. In addition there is leisure facilities at the hotel including golf swimming mini golf and a games room. The food while buffet service for all but lunch is excellent with a huge variety of dishes.
We loved this place.
This hotel has retained the old world colonial charm with dark wood and marble floors. This hotel has character. The staff are friendly and are well informed as to good tourist destinations. We were warned not to venture very far from the hotel due to safety issues. Visitors should be aware that this hotel is situated in the CBD area on the sea front where the 'black' population live. There is a strong police presence on the sea front. Must have a guide to visit any tourist attractions in the CBD for safety.
We were going to stay elsewhere but, having been here for 4 nights earlier, we chose to have another night here. We were welcomed warmly by Heather and her staff. It felt like coming home. This is such a delightful change to feeling processed in a modern hotel.
If we are in Pietermaritzburg area we will stay here again. Food at breakfast is plentiful and delicious, and the stir-fried vegetables with cashew nuts is a wonderful evening main course. Well done Chef Dylan.
Great hotel for families. Our room had 2 bedrooms, a great bath and shower. It was large, comfortable, clean. Our daughters enjoyed having their own room. Hotel is right next to a very large mall which was great.
Stayed on 2 separate occasions and had great experiences both times! All of our requests were responded to perfectly, and with a smile. I was traveling with friends and we had 2 rooms (4 rooms total). Each room was different, comfortable and quite luxurious! There are plenty of private sitting areas, indoors and outdoors, and great views of the city, Indian Ocean and beautiful lush foliage. Totally relaxing!