The Royal Country Inn KwaZulu Natal Hotel Accommodation in Dundee
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About The Royal Country Inn

The benefits of modern accommodation with an old-world charm. In the heart of the KwaZulu Natal Battlefields, halfway between Johannesburg and Durban, The Royal Cpuntry Inn is the ideal stopover for weary travellers, a home-from-home with every comfort and amenity, and a convenient base from which to explore the rich history of the area.

Originally known as the Royal Hotel, this inn was established in 1886, just four years after the town of Dundee was founded by a Scottish coal miner seeking his fortune and destiny. Together, Dundee and the Royal Hotel built on their foundations, growing together, and today, the Royal Country Inn stands proudly restored to its former glory. Proprietors, Daniel and Motz Bezuidenhout, have been careful throughout its ongoing restoration not to lose the original charm and historical ambience.

THE HOTEL

The Royal Country Inn has a total of 29 bedrooms - 24 hotel rooms and 5 backpacker rooms - and also boasts one of the finest old-fashioned dining room restaurants, treating guests to an ever-changing menu of hearty meals and other edible delights. Enjoy tea and scones in one of our courtyards, or if you prefer something a little stronger, join us for a drink at the resident pub – the Garrulous Griffin – dedicated to the 24th Welsh Regiment who fought so valiantly at the battle of Rorke’s Drift.

Hotel Accommodation

The hotel bedrooms all have en-suite bathrooms with showers, satellite TV and are fully serviced daily by our housekeeping staff. Our downstairs bedrooms (all with wooden floors and beautifully preserved pressed iron ceilings) open onto a peaceful garden courtyard. From the hotel reception and lounge with magnificent parquet flooring, a sweeping staircase leads guests up to more rooms, some of which have been dedicated to the recipients of the Victoria Cross at the battle of Rorke’s Drift.

Backpackers Rooms

The backpacker rooms are sold at a cheaper rate - two very clean, communal bathrooms service the 5 backpacker bedrooms. The backpackers rooms offer comfortable, affordable accommodation for those travelling on a tighter budget.

Tours

The Royal is the ideal place from which to explore the Anglo-Zulu and Anglo-Boer War battlefields, and is also in close proximity to the Drakensberg and the Itala Game Reserve. Special packages are on offer for group tours. Battlefields Tour guides are also available and can be arranged by the hotel.

Conference Facilities

A conference venue is on offer (accommodates a maximum of 50-60 delegates), equipped with all standard conference equipment, and two breakaway facilities (average capacity of 20 pax). All conference facilities are air-conditioned.

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Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Area information booklet
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom (shared)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Children: cot, highchair, etc.
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Fan(s)
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • Internet connection (dial up)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Iron / trouser press
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Telephone (direct dial)
  • Television (SABC, eTV only)
  • Television (with M-Net)

On Site

  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (off street)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Safe deposit box (reception)
  • Security (guard)
  • Smoking: in demarcated areas
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Wake up calls

Functions

  • Air-conditioning
  • Bar
  • Breakaway area(s)
  • Catering (in-house)
  • Parking
  • Standard conf. equipment

Food & Drink

  • Bar (fully licenced)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee
  • Restaurant / dining room

Internet

  • Free Wi-Fi

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Rooms & Rates

Select your check-in and check-out dates to view availability and the rates applicable.

Backpacker Rooms

Twin Beds Rooms for the budget traveller - no TV in bedrooms and communal bathrooms.

Qty: 5
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

Double Rooms

Double Rooms - The hotel bedrooms all have en-suite bathrooms with showers, satellite TV and are fully serviced daily by our housekeeping staff.

Qty: 13
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

Family Room

Family - Two adjoining rooms with an interleading door, sharing a bathroom. Each room has it's own TV. The hotel bedrooms all have en-suite bathrooms with showers, satellite TV and are fully serviced daily by our housekeeping staff.

Qty: 5
Sleeps: 4 guests (max 4 adults)
Children: from 0-12 years are allowed; over 12 years treated as adults

Twin Rooms

Twin Room - 2 Single Beds, The hotel bedrooms all have en-suite bathrooms with showers, satellite TV and are fully serviced daily by our housekeeping staff.

Qty: 9
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

Guest Reviews

3 Reviews from SA-Venues.com travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewexcellent

We had a great stay in Dundee at the Royal Country Inn. The owners had done an excellent job on the interior, very good service and breakfast, must recommend the inn's history and the friendly open atmosphere. Very reasonably priced too for the area.

June 2009

Mirna van Zyl (Johannesburg, SA)

Verified reviewexcellent

We stayed here for two nights early April 2008. Our room was on the ground floor by the courtyard. The room was very comfortable and clean and we had coffee and tea making facilities. The hotel is a wonderful place to explore and is full of battlefied memorabilia. The public rooms are kept spotless by the staff. The food was superb with very generous portions and drinks from the bar were very reasonably priced along with the wines. The owners are extremely helpful and go out of their way to make your stay pleasant, nothing was too much trouble. A great place to stay to visit the battlefields. We would thouroughly recommend this hotel and hope to return ourselves one day. Book yourself a stay now!

April 2008

Elaine Sewards (Rugeley)

Need to Know

Response timeThe Royal Country Inn typically responds to requests in 5-10 minutes.

Child policyAll ages welcome.

Check-in/-out timesCheck-in from 14h00
Check-out by 10h00

Payment methods accepted by the propertyDiners, American Express, Visa, Mastercard, EFT or secure online payment via SA-Venues.com

Listed on SA-Venues.com since February 2005

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