For visitors from the UK especially ,at R145 pp,excluding the bottle of local sparkling wine and tip,this IS value for money.
Entrance to the Crystal Court is gained through the impressive foyer of the hotel complex leading to the vast,high-ceilinged room below.
The room itself is massive, furnished with an array of tables as well as tastefully decorated sofas and chairs with a Grand Piano maestro playing a selection of tunes to suit any preference in music.
A sculpture of elephants as part of a relaxing water feature dominates the centre with metres high sliding doors allowing fresh air to circulate on fine days.
In contrast to many similar High Teas around the world, the varied selection of eats to choose from is displayed buffet style to fascilitate choice and self-service.
I prefer this to requesting a waiter to replenish the serving trays.
The sweet and savoury eats are,to say the least, tempting to the eye and taste buds.
A well-laid out selection consisting of hot quiches,sandwiches,tartlets,scones,cakes of various types with jams,cream and custard are on offer.
The tables are decorated with a white linen tablecloth and serviettes with a selection of white,brown,multi-coloured and cube sugars.
A variety of cream,jam and custard completes the table display.
Crockery is 'Old Country Roses' Royal Albert Bone China.
There is a variety of teas to choose from, the reviewer opted for the Hot Cinnamon Spice and Tropical Cocktail. Refreshing.
A deliciously decadent indulgence.
Be warned, it appears the High Tea is not always available,so check in advance.
A varied choice of local sparkling wines as well as Champagnes are also available.
- 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