Royston Hall Guesthouse

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Overview of Royston Hall Guesthouse

Royston Hall Guesthouse

4.0 star property
Mountain Port Shepstone B&B with outdoor pool

7.8/10 Good

12 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry facilities
Lot 949 Royston Lane Umtentweni, Port Shepstone, KwaZulu-Natal, 4235
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Communal living room
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Meeting room
  • Picnic area
Feel at home
  • Premium TV channels
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Coffee/tea maker

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In a regional park

Getting around

  • Margate (MGH) - 20 min drive
  • King Shaka Intl. Airport (DUR) - 91 min drive

About this property

Royston Hall Guesthouse

4-star bed & breakfast by the river
Take advantage of a terrace, a garden, and a library at Royston Hall Guesthouse. Free in-room WiFi and dry cleaning/laundry services are available to all guests.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • An outdoor pool
  • Free self parking
  • Outdoor furniture, smoke-free premises, and barbecue grills
  • Books
Room features
All guestrooms are individually furnished, and offer comforts such as premium bedding and laptop-friendly workspaces, in addition to perks like air conditioning and bathrobes.
Extra amenities include:
  • Pillowtop mattresses and down comforters
  • Hydromassage showers and designer toiletries
  • TVs with premium channels
  • Electric kettles and daily housekeeping


Afrikaans, English, Zulu

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 6 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 15
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • There is no front desk at this property
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; your host will greet you
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 6:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 15


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Barbecue grills
  • Private dining
  • Private picnics
  • Room service

What to do

  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Whale-watching nearby

Working away

  • Meeting room


  • Dry cleaning/laundry services


  • Built in 1902
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Communal living room
  • An outdoor pool


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Low-height counter/sink
  • Grab bar near toilet


  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Zulu

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television
  • Premium cable channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Down comforter
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Local maps
  • Restaurant dining guide

Fees & policies


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

Royston Hall
Royston Hall Guesthouse
Royston Hall Guesthouse B&B
Royston Hall Guesthouse B&B Port Shepstone
Royston Hall Guesthouse Port Shepstone
Royston Hall Port Shepstone
Royston Hall Guesthouse Port Shepstone
Royston Hall Guesthouse Bed & breakfast
Royston Hall Guesthouse Bed & breakfast Port Shepstone

Frequently asked questions

Does Royston Hall Guesthouse offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Royston Hall Guesthouse does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
Is there a pool at Royston Hall Guesthouse?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Royston Hall Guesthouse?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Royston Hall Guesthouse?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Royston Hall Guesthouse?
You can check in from 2 PM - 6:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM.
What is there to do at Royston Hall Guesthouse and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as hiking. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the bed & breakfast's other amenities, which include a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Royston Hall Guesthouse?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Casa Mia Restaurant (2.5 mi), Jaxx Restaurant (2.6 mi), and The Cellar (3 mi).
What's the area around Royston Hall Guesthouse like?
Royston Hall Guesthouse is located by the river. Popular attractions include Uvongo Beach, which is 24 minutes away by car.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

8/10 Very good

For the amount I paid for my stay it was definitely worth that. Enjoyed the bird life.
Irena, 1-night romance trip
Verified guest review

2/10 Poor

Our booking was done based on the pictures on The drive down to the house is a bit narrow and steep which was ok in the day but not so sure at night. On arrival we walked around the house to find the office and was asked if we were early. Lizette checked and said the room was ready and asked us to sign in. After doing so we were taken to our room with the first visit being to the toilet after a long drive. There were still faeces in the toilet and the bathroom had not been cleaned. Told Lizette who called the maid who apparently was new. Then found that actually the room had not been serviced, linen not changed etc. Also the glass of the door leading to the balcony was broken and she said there may be some wind noise. No offer to cover the broken glass. The area around the pool was plain concrete and the lounges rusted. The patio was dusty and generally the place needed a lot of cleaning and TLC. By this time any rustic magic was gone and we cancelled and found alternative accommodation. Lizette's comment was "oh well we will have another booking within the hour" so guess she was not perturbed !
Rosemarie, 2-night romance trip
Verified guest review

4/10 Fair

Difficult to Find
I had booked this lodging as a stopover en route to St. Francis Bay. The house is very difficult to find even with GPS, down a narrow, badly potholed lane. The room was okay, but no toiletries (e,g shampoo) provided, and the only soap had obviously been used by previous guests! The house did not provide dinner. I asked the owners for suggestions on restaurants and drove around looking for them but never fund them as instructions were so vague. Had minimal sleep as my room did not have blackout curtains and there was a bright security light outside that kept me awake. I left before breakfast. Considering the high price, I would never recommend this place.
Tim, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Absolute gem of a find!
Quite remote, which adds to its charm- a little like stepping back in time but with all the mod-cons. Very very welcoming owners and staff - would love to have stayed much longer. Magnificent views and surroundings are outstanding- tropical gardens and a birdwatching paradise. Will definitely be back !
1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Delightful retreat
We arrived at this oasis of tranquillity on the day of a family funeral. However we were greeted warmly, our room was ready and we were made to feel very welcome. We spent a lovely afternoon sitting in the grounds of the guesthouse, listening to the birds whilst we sipped our tea and read. Later on when we were trying to organise a taxi to take us to a local restaurant for supper without success; our host, Ria, offered to drive us herself and collect us later when we had finished our meal. It was an extremely kind gesture, especially considering the circumstances. The following morning we were served a delicious breakfast on the veranda. The service, food and location were perfect. Thank you!
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

An almost unique experience, but a good one
A historic house in an amazing setting.This is living in the grand style. Breakfast, served by a charming young lady, was excellent.
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

It is a very relaxing and peaceful environment with very good hosts and staff who make you feel welcome. The breakfasts were innovative and tasty as was the dinner. It is a beautiful setting and the atmosphere has been retained. .
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Historical house
Just like an english manor house with great period features. Spectacular river views. Room was delightful with period furniture and a good size. The hosts are delightful and very friendly. It was a shame we could only stay one night.
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

lovely setting and lovely old mansion; great food and service from extremely helpful hosts.
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

A lovely neat old home where hospitality comes first
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