Proclaimed as a National Monument in 1986, Pilgrims Rest has succeeded in preserving the quaint atmosphere of yesteryear. Trapped in a time warp, the lounge reflects an epoch of time honoured hospitality and elegance so typical of the late Victorian era. Upon entering the Royal Hotel, visitors are immediately taken on a nostalgia-filled trip into the past. The reception walls are lined with the most interesting photographs and artefacts providing vivid glimpses of Pilgrim's Rest's history. This theme is carried throughout, including our infamous "Church Bar". Why not have an ice-cold drink at the Church Bar before settling down to select one of the many sumptuous home-cooked meals available on the menu at our exquisite Peach Tree Creek restaurant.
The Royal Hotel bedrooms are truly in a different class. Fifty en-suite bedrooms are spread over a number of annexes to the main hotel and all of them radiate extreme character. Each room is furnished with genuine antique brass beds, wash stands, wardrobes and other period furniture. Visitors cannot help but be transported back into history. Rounding off this atmosphere are authentic Victorian baths, sanitaryware and fixtures. In these surroundings, electric shavers, driers and other equipment seem so out of place.
- Street: 267 Anton Lembede Street
- Postcode: 4001
- City: Durban
- Province: KZN
- Country: South Africa
- Telephone: +27 031 333 6000