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“Just awful - what has happened to the place?”
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Sun City Hotel
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Sun City
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“Just awful - what has happened to the place?”
Reviewed March 2, 2008

Being a expat South African, I used to spend many a weekend at Sun City both as a child and an adult and I've stayed in every hotel at Sun City.
I even recently purchased the vacation club timeshare as it's just so lovley.
This time around we decided to say at the Sun City Hotel as all the other hotels were booked up. We arrived at a room - it was filthy and it stank, I dont think it had been vacumed for months, toliet wasnt even flushed...it was simply revolting.
I went to speak to the managment to agreed to give us aother room and so called "upgraded" up to a larger, nicer room. It was certainly better but I would rate it as a 1 star. The sleeper sofer was so thin and mangy that you couldnt sleep on it. My 4 year old niece even cried after trying to sleep on it and ended up sharing the bed with her mom.
Even the breakfast - I felt like I was back at "veldschool" or in the UK they would liken it to "school dinners"...queuing for horrible food, flies all over it...we just had to leave and go somewhere else for breakfast (Gary play country club does a lovley breakfast - thats more than edible).

Now WHAT has happened to this hotel...I've stayed here many times, years ago and it's gone from a really top luxuary hotel to one that I would now not stay in if you even paid me £100 a night to stay there - NO WAY! This hotel was dirty, in desperate need of a make over and completly overated!

  • Liked — The moment I left
  • Disliked — EVERYTHING
  • Stayed January 2008, traveled with family
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Property: Sun City Hotel
Address: Sun City Resort | Pilanesberg National Park, Sun City 0316, South Africa
Location: South Africa > North-West Province > Sun City
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Sun City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Sun City Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 340
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the heart of the bushveld, overlooking valleys and surrounded by mountains, lies South Africa’s Sun City Hotel. With spacious rooms and exotic cuisine in any of the themed restaurants, this hotel embodies perfect luxury. Try a Big 5 safari, let the Sun City Casino dazzle you with its exciting slot machines and tables, take a ride with spectacular shows in The Sun City Theatre or travel the short distance to Johannesburg. ... more   less 
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