About The Royal Courtyard

The Royal Courtyard previously known as “The Royal Hotel” is situated in central town at 103 Main Street, Matatiele next to the Pick N Pay Supermarket. It is close to shopping centers, banks, medical facilities & adjacent to the Magistrates Courts & Municipality Offices. The older portion of the hotel was built in 1919 & the site is rich in history.

It is said that the last formal duel in South Africa took place behind the hotel. The establishment was purchased by the present owners in 2004 & has been undergoing extensive renovations, upgrading & additions.

We are the largest establishment in the area and our client base includes national and provincial government departments, ngo’s, professionals, company representatives, construction contractors, church organisations.

We offer tranquil, clean & comfortable accommodation.

There are presently 3 conference halls and 71 rooms, all of which are en-suite. Most of the rooms are self – catering with stove, micro-oven & bar-fridge. Every bed has an electric blanket, and each room has an auto-kettle, panel heaters or air-conditioner & DSTV.

We have Standard, Deluxe, Luxury and VIP Rooms. In addition our Deluxe and Luxury Rooms offer hair-dryers, shaving mirrors, ironing stations, full length mirrors, writing desks, air–conditioners and a modern wardrobe. The VIP rooms include baths, and an additional lounge room.

There is ample covered parking in a completely secured environment with access control gates. Free Wifi is available throughout the establishment. There is also an in-house restaurant.

The Royal Courtyard is proud to be the Easterns Cape Provincial winner as the best 3 Star hotel.

What our guests say

The Executive rooms were nothing like what I expected. It was out of this world. For the price you pay and the standards of the room. I will definitely being staying here again. Well Done to the Management and staff from The Royal Court Yard. You have made my stay pleasant.
Sashan Gounder - Tripadvisor Review
My family and I were in Matatiele for a weekend, Friday -Sunday and stayed at the Royal Courtyard. We really enjoyed our stay there. The rooms were comfortable, theres 24 hour security and the shops are literally within walking distance, It was very convenient. Stayed August 2016, travelled with family
LillyM - Tripadvisor Review
The owner was very accommodating, I received a personal call from him to check if i need anything. All food is Halaal and Salaah facility's are available. Aircon, DSTV, microwave and safe parking. Excellent choice.
Nadeem G - Durban
Do not be fooled by the outer facade of the building. What awaits beyond the original historic outer walls is a wonderful inner oasis. The rooms are of a standard you would expect from a five star hotel in a big city. Our experience went above and beyond what we had expected from a tiny town on the cusp of the Kwazulu Natal, Lesotho and Eastern Cape triangle. As a person who loves the finer things in life like a good bed with quality linen and bathroom with all the 5 star trimmings, this was real deal.
33guestv - Tripadvisor Review
I always book at Royal Courtyard whenever I am visiting Matatiele. It is a nice clean place and convenient for me. Service is good and even if you are going to arrive late they make arrangements with the security guard on site.
Batake - Tripadvisor Review
Check in process can be improved as each time on arrival guest details have to be re-entered. Dinning area is in need of upgrading the menu can also be improved to allow for variety of especially for the breakfastStayed February 2017, travelled on business
257guestk - Tripadvisor Review
The Royal Hotel is by far one of the best and safest hotels in the region. But it also give you that welcoming warm embrace and home away from home feeling that Matatiele as a town is about. They maintain a high standard when it comes to the quality of their service and the rooms are quite luxurious. It also works in their favour that they are close to all amenities the town has to offer.Stayed December 2016, travelled with friends
Zenande M - Tripadvisor Review
I had a great stay at the Hotel and will definitely recommend my friends, colleagues and family to stay at the hotel. The service was really good, except for the slight renovations, however it is good that the place is being upgraded.
600guestt - Tripadvisor Review
Friendly staff and amazing accommodation. Very comfortable and relaxing stay, friendly staff and all shopping needs very close by. Safe for yourself and vehicle. Though they were busy with renovations, in all it was still a great stay.
299guestb - Tripadvisor Review

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Available Services

  • 44 Graded rooms
  • Conference Facilities
  • Restaurant
  • Regret no alcohol served
  • Housekeeping

  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Facilities
  • Free WiFI
  • In Room Tea / Coffee services

  • Room Service
  • Air-con
  • Safe in room
  • TV or Satellite TV
  • Electric blankets

  • BBQ Area
  • Secure Parking
  • Restaurant
  • No Bar on site
  • Shops nearby

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