We recently spent a night at the beautiful four star Southern Sun Montecasino hotel, and were blown away by the beauty of this Tsogo Sun Property.

Echoing the Italian theme that Montecasino is well known for, the hotel is inspired in it’s design by the 15th century Palazzo Corsini villa in Italy’s picturesque mountain region of Gianicolo, and you would be forgiven for thinking you had slipped back in time to an old-world Venetian era.

Of course the hotels services and amenities are anything but old world and bullet speed Wi-Fi is always a huge plus in our world, and they delivered it.

From a speedy check in, to pre-dinner drinks on the pool deck to efficient and attentive service in the onsite Punchinello’s restaurant our stay was a pleasure from start to finish.

Punchinello’s offer a buffet breakfast and lunch (which are healthy and plentiful too) as well as an a la carte dinner menu, and the open plan kitchen allows you to watch the hustle and bustle from the team too.

We greatly enjoyed our dinner – for starters the Saganaki which is a cumin spiced grilled halloumi served with lemon and tzatziki and our dining partner’s Lamb rib tortellini were absolutely beautifully presented and tasty.

For mains our Barramundi (fish) fillet with orange infused celeriac was a huge hit, and sadly we did not have enough space to tackle the dessert menu, however the Tuscan sunset – Peach and amaretto tart sounded so tempting that we know that we will have to go back to enjoy this one all on it’s own.

Ideally located across the road from Montecasino, a short walk will find you in the well known gaming and entertainment complex, with access to the theatre, movies, casino and some of Joburg’s top restaurants.

Our Pivot piazza facing room was beautifully appointed, we love the louvered sliding door that separates the bath from the bedroom – why not run a bath, sip on bubbles and admire the view through the open balcony doors? Sounds heavenly to us…

The Southern Sun Montecasino hotel recently received a coveted Certificate of Excellence from leading travel authority site TripAdvisor, and is close to a number of Johannesburg’s top attractions – ideal for tourists, but locals like ourselves find it ideal for date night spoils and we also adore their ‘Show and Stay’ packages which include theatre tickets for some of the top shows on at The Teatro – like Chicago, which is heading our way in April as well as dinner and accommodation discounts.

If you join the Rewards programme offered by Tsogo Sun, you can qualify for the Best Rate Guarantee, an exclusive member discount applicable to online bookings.

Find out more about The Southern Sun Montecasino online here…

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