The Palace IS a real Palace ! Several South AfricanTravel Agents did not found Sun City as worth the 3 hours drive from Johannesburg because they found it not a real representation of South Africa. Well I can attest that, if you travel with an 8 year old boy, from near Disneyland California (23 hours travel time) going to Sun City is a real treat. 2 nights at the Palace was not enough. We were welcomed first by the valet, followed by a greeter at the 8 meter tall wooden front door, then a guest services coordinator who invited us to choose some bubbly or fresh fruit juice, then escorted us to the reception desk. He then swiftly informed the bellboy with our room number and walked us to our spacious Family room. The Palace is so huge that the guidance of the coordinator is necessary in order not to be lost in the beginning. There was fresh flowers on the foot mats near the very comfortable king size bed and the concierge ordered a "real" twin size mattress with its own box spring, since at our late arrival, I shared my concern to have my 89 year old father sleep on an uncomfortable sofa couch. Service IS Excellent. Yellow rose was offered to all ladies having dinner at the main restaurant. The buffet style breakfast has lots of choices from local dishes to crepes, ham, sushi and fresh oysters. Since the Palace is accessible for residents only, the ambiance was very serene and not so crowded and touristy hectic like the other accommodations in Sun City. It was very relaxing and soothing to swim in the heated Olympic size pool even in mid August. It felt like as if one is finally able to swim in Hearst Castle's Neptune pool. All decor is fabulous, the sculptures, the chandeliers, the Fresco's, the leopard gargoyles ... the uniforms looked all exquisite. All displaying opulence in a grandiose Palace.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Palace of the Lost City hotel in South Africa lavishes its guests with 5-star service. From the distinctive grandeur of the African Suite to the King Suite with its unforgettable maple paneling, delicately coloured ceilings and stunning views over the Lost City. Each room of this Sun City resort offers royal hospitality situated close to the Valley of the Waves and a short drive away from Johannesburg. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Palace Of The Lost City Hotel Sun City
- The Palace Of Lost City