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The Palace of the Lost City
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Sun City
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 9 April 2011

Although the service is outstanding in all rooms, staying in one of their four suites is a notch above the rest and well worth it. Staff is friendly and helpful. The variety and quality of food superb. Activities in and out of the Palace are plentiful and great for the entire family. The water park is awesome especially for the kids. The golf is one of the best in the world both the Gary Player and the Lost City course. And definitely take advantage of the experienced caddies to improve your game. High Tea served afternoons is a must to try for anyone who wants to simply enjoy a relaxing cup of tea or coffee while being serenaded by a pianist or for those that want to indulge their sweet tooth, the dessert selection is immense. The Italian Restaurant in the Palace should be included in your stay with both superb food and service - a wonderful dining experience. In all, there is nothing to complain about. The Palace staff made our trip there the best -- 'one of a lifetime!"

Room Tip: Definitely try one of the 4 grand suites!
  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 7 April 2011

My husband and I had an amazing stay at the Palace hotel. The entire welcome reception felt like being a royal and the staff was amazing! The Executive Floor Manager was always one step ahead of us and saw to our every need to perfection! We had some minor problems with the television reception but the maintenance staff were efficient and attended to the problem until it was repaired.
Breakfast was special... we were treated to a huge buffet of the freshest fruit, sushi, delectable waffles and pancakes, and the best omlettes ever tasted.
What amazed me the most, apart from the BEST breakfast and welcome reception experienced... is the fact that the Palace Hotel rallied to show that it was united in its commitment to a sustainable future, taking part in Earth Hour 2011. Its not very often that you get establishments that join forces in saving the earth that we all treasure...so thank you to all the management at the hotel...well done!
A visit to the Palace Hotel and the Sun City resort is a must when travelling to South Africa.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 April 2011

Renting a suite is all about service and comfort and the fullfillment of any other needs. Three busy grand children remained happy and smiling and we could relax. The breakfast spread is exceptional.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 April 2011

The hotel entrance is breathtaking, the welcome cocktail, chocolate strawberry and reception were smooth and professional. Our room smelt damp, so Savita Vig, Bernard and the staff moved us rapidly and treated us with great repect and service throughout our 4-day stay in Sun City. The pool is fabulous, the Valley of Waves and gym at the Golf Club were 1st class, free wifi much appreciated and the breakfast was the best we have ever had (and we've had a few!), no question. Couldn't recommend it more highly.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 April 2011

Upon arrival the bellsaff nearly ripped the bags out of my hand. The hotel is very dated. Carpets, fixtures, paint, etc. are all showing their age. The tiles on the shower floor poked at my feet; the shower head leaked on two sides; the cold water never got truly cold. This 'five star' property does not have broadband connection; there were three different types of of recepticles in my room. It took the staff two attempts to find a proper converter. One of them suggested that a suitable plug was located underneath the desk in the room, only to discover that there was no desk in my room.

The bathtub in the bathroom was tiny.

The 'king' bed in my room was two small beds pushed together.

The nature and grounds around the hotel are spectacular.

I was going to describe the food as army food but then it would be insulting to the army. To be fair, the breakfast buffet is pretty good. Lunch and dinner are terrible. They simply do not know how to cook here. Save for the breakfast, the food ranged from mediocre to outright disgusting.

The hotel is very disorganized in little details. For instance, on two occasions the lobby bar did not have napkins (I stayed for four nights so that's half the time). Not a tragedy, but still unprofessional. Once they ran out of one type of beer and a fresh keg was apparently 'being deliverd any minute' (they had two types on tap). I saw several times employees use the bathroom and not wash hands.

The price (equivalent of US$530/night) can be charitably described as outrageous and completely not worth it.

I will avoid as much as possible having to stay at this awful place again and do not receommend anyone visit it.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 28 March 2011

If you are looking for a truly wonderful, romantic, luxurious weekend away then the Palace is a definite MUST! It was our first wedding anniversay and the staff were wonderful, friendly, extremely helpful and the service was outstanding. We were treated like royalty and we came away planning our next trip back to the Palace - a truly awesome experience!

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 March 2011

Gorgeous and Luxurious hotel in every sense. Beautifully and artistically decorated Hotel. Unbeatable champagne brunch ever with great variety of food and excellent taste. Big rooms with luxurious bathrooms and great scenery. Went in the month of June therefore could not use the water park as it was closed for annual maintenance..so please check before going.

Golfers paradise...beautiful golf course. ...hotel for the rich.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Palace of the Lost City

Address: Sun City Resort off the R556, Sun City 0316, South Africa
Region: South Africa > North-West Province > Sun City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Sun City
Price Range: $353 - $705 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Palace of the Lost City 5*
Number of rooms: 335
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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