I only spent a day at Sun City, but really enjoyed the surroundings. So I understand it, you cannot enter the Palace Hotel unless you are staying there, so it would be worth booking at lease 1 night here so you can have a look around -- it is really amazing and as other reviews claimed, really OTT, an experience unto itself.
An exceptional amount of work was done to make this place what it is, and there are no shortage of sights to take in, from the big (exceptional architecture, layout, and details, one example being the hand painted ceiling of the lobby's dome, which supposedly took 5,000 hrs complete) to the small (safari and wildlife decor everywhere -- even the pens in the rooms are shaped like tusks).
Overall, had a very peaceful and relaxing experience. I was unfortunately unable to eat at the fine dining restaurant due to lack of time and opening hours, but did try the tusk bar, where I found service to be top of the line and the lunch buffet to be absolutely delicious (despite there being a VERY small selection). I wish I had more time to enjoy this place.
- 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