I've stayed here a number of times now. Great service, wonderful food and lovely rooms (as long as you don't get a smoking room as the smell is not very pleasant!).
The thing about Montecasino is that it built in a kind of Italian style (after the original Montecasino) and the whole thing I find slightly odd as it is a little like being part of a film set. There are any restaurants in the complex outside the hotel and these can be found by entering into a 'town' which had been constructed inside with streets, night sky and stars, shops etc. there is a wide range of choice which is great and it's all very convenient but anyone looking for an authentic African experience might want to stay elsewhere.
I think it is problematic for people staying in Johannesburg to find somewhere that may allow them to wander around freely so this is definitely a safe option but for me, it feels pretty surreal being there. Having said that, I will probably stay there again with business as it is convenient, comfortable with great service but just bear in mind that you are stuck in a complex that has been manufactured for a certain type of experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Southern Sun Montecasino, Johannesburg Bold, glamorous and undeniably spectacular, Southern Sun Montecasino brings together modern convenience and old-world Venetian elegance with ease. This Tsogo Sun hotel was inspired by the 15th-century villa of Palazzo Corsini that lies on the slopes between Gianicolo and Tiber River in Italy. With a host of modern facilities and a convenient location within the Montecasino Entertainment & Gaming Complex, you are sure to be swept away from the moment you step inside the impressive lobby of this memorable hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Southern Sun Montecasino Hotel Fourways