Royston Hall Guesthouse in Umtentweni
Royston Hall – circa 1897 – is a stately Victorian Manor House graded as ‘Superior’ by AA Tourism Grading and listed as a house with Historical Interest with the Historical Council. We are also accredited members of the B&B Association, South Coast Tourism and Southern Explorer. Nestling in its own small Private Nature Reserve in the peaceful suburb of Umtentweni, overlooking the Umzimkulu Estuary with the Indian Ocean twinkling in the distance.
Royston Hall has a rich colonial history and many stories to tell. This romantic property lends itself to a place of quiet rest: Four guest rooms, each with its own private bath/ or shower room and luxuriously furbished and appointed to enhance the Victorian style with many vintage pieces, brass beds and a 4 Poster bed. 114 year old Oregon wooden floors,architraves and panelling gleam as molten honey, complimenting the stained glass and tall sash windows in the lofty rooms.
The large swimming pool overlooks the cliff and the tall indigenous coast forest far below. The wrap around Victorian veranda is where we serve our excellent breakfasts in good weather or in the formal dining room. Our extensive Library boasts a Wi-Fi hotspot. The formal sitting room is ideal for curling up and reading or socialising.
Create loving memories by staying over in our large romantic Honeymoon suite with it’s King size Victorian Brass bed, high ceilings and open fire place. the spacious shower room en-suite has Victorian hardwood appointments and sash windows. The cozy Queen Suite with its spacious en-suite shower room has a queen size brass bed and Victorian appointments, French doors open out onto private verandas and an overhead ceiling fan to stir the mellow sub-tropical air.
The large 4 Poster bedroom offers lofty views from tall sash windows among the treetops looking down onto the Umzimkulu Estuary with a view of the Indian Ocean in the distance. This room has the option of the exclusive use of the Shower Room right next door or the exclusive use of the Victorian Bathroom on the landing and as all our guests are provided with comfortable cotton dressing gowns,
The Twin Bedroom is elegantly furnished with period pieces and affords expansive views from the huge sash windows across the valley and a balcony overlooks the large swimming pool, river and Ocean in the distance. The bathroom facilities are to the same description as for the Four Poster Room.
We offer only 4 double rooms to guests and to ensure your tranquility during your special time.
We regretfully do not accommodate children.
For Nature lovers, the Forest walks are a delight where the rambler experiences the distinct feeling of finding themselves in an open-air Aviary.
Stay for 3 and only pay for 2 nights.