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Emerald Resort & Casino
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Vanderbijlpark
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karachi
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“nice place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2012

very nice place . clam and quite at the resort and decent crowd at the casino. staff is quite cooperative. breakfast quite ok. they need to make a dine in facility at the resort rather than at the casino.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Doha
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2012

Stayed here during a business trip and it seems to be the best available in the area. The rooms are good and the breakfast is good. The casin, while small, is worth visiting and there are a couple of nice restaurants in there.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Paul V
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2012

We stay at hotels frequently.We run away here for a mini-break.We stayed at the Bush Lodges
this time.Big,beautiful modern.Large living room,separate,full kitchen and dining room.The bedroom,and it's walk in closet beautifull.Full Victorian Bathroom.The whole complex is run so well,not one thing was missed,as far as cleanliness,maintenance,even security present,but not
obtrusive.They run mid-week/off season specials that include full breakfast buffet at the Hotel.
If you want a discount option, the little cabins are reasonable as well, with braais(barbeques).

Room Tip: Bush lodges,and hotel(upstairs rooms)the best.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank mattata1
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Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2012

Stayed for 3 days. weekend break with friends while travelling for business. Nice place with nature all around. Nice pools, lovely restaurants and service and a great casino!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank HugoRSLoureiro
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2012

This is an excellent establishment and has something for everyone. There is a 4 star hotel, 4 star bush lodge area and chalets some distance away for people with a smaller budget. There are fabulous retaurants as well. There is a casino, heated pool area as well as a little zoo with endangered species. There is also a huge boat on which you can travel for 2 hours and have a meal and wine tasting. This is really a great place to visit.
I have stayed in the hotel rooms before but decided on the Bush Lodge this time. It was a great experience. Peaceful and the unit has great facilities. A kitchen area, bathroom, lounge and in-house dining facilities. There is a place for barbeque as well, on the outside.

I will definitely be back!

Room Tip: Both the Hotel and Bush Lodge are 4 star. Choose a room at the Bush Lodge for Peace and Tranquility
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Dezign99
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Benoni, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2012

Stayed for 2 nights in a 2 bed chalet. Clean & neat but perhaps a bit overpriced for what you get. Wildlife Park interesting & enjoyable. Aquadome is always fun early morning until the crowds rush in. Casino is terrible - can't believe they still use tokens and as luck would have it every slot machine cashout (even for R50) will result in a slot short for which an attendant must do a hand pay which can take up to half an hour.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2011

After hearing about Emerald Safari Resort and Casino through friends and media, decided to give it a try during the festive season. Surrounding area is beautiful (river and roads, etc) but extremely disappointed with the facilities (everything seems old and worn-out). Food options, during this festive season especially, were limited and unexciting. The worst part of the experience were the staff who were either unfriendly or unhelpful and some were even downright rude. Can safely say I will never return and will discourage anyone else from doing so either.

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Emerald Resort & Casino
Address: 777 Frikkie Meyer Blvd, Vanderbijlpark 1900, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Vanderbijlpark
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Vanderbijlpark
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Emerald Resort & Casino 4*
Number of rooms: 77
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
When you come to the Emerald Resort & Casino - part of the world famous Caesars Entertainment Group based in Las Vegas - you come on an adventure. Situated on a lush private estate on the banks of the Vaal River, just 45 minutes drive from OR Tambo International Airport, perfect for short breaks, finest dining and the up-close drama of a game drive at our Animal World. Our conference facility is the only venue in the area with the ability to seamlessly host sessions for anywhere between 3 and 3000, the only venue to be trusted to host an event for the United Nations. Our magnificent estate gives us the ability to offer and deliver an unrivalled range of three and four star accommodation and teambuilding activities. We are your premier entertainment and business destination in the Vaal. ... more   less 
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