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Alberton, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I booked three chalets but could only use the hand shower in one of them as all the baths were in a very bad state or just so old the were no longer white, in fact all the baths were brown and had marks and scratches, which gives the impression of unhygienic conditions . The outside was well kept with... More 

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Vanderbijlpark
1 review
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Facilities are very busy with Day Visitors over the weekend. Service can be slow at times at the hotel. Shuttle Service can be very slow. Good breakfast Generally polite staff .. but can sometimes be slow. Nice comfortable Rooms.

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Laurent P, Manager at Emerald Resort & Casino, responded to this review

Hello Dr J We’re sorry you found some of our services slow during your visit. We are into our busiest season but that’s no excuse for any drop in service levels you experience. We are pleased though that you enjoyed our rooms and hotel breakfast which is so very well known throughout the Vaal. We look forward to welcoming you... More 

Vanderbijlpark
1 review
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Everything was perfect for me and my friends and we planning to come again soon with our kids for them to swim. we really like the Dome. The Rooms where nice and neat. The ladies at reception where so nice to us.

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Laurent P, Manager at Emerald Resort & Casino, responded to this review

Hello busi888 Thank you so much for your kind words, we’ll make sure its passed on to the team. I’m sure your kids will be delighted to join you on your next visit, especially to the Aquadome which is a highlight for so many of our younger guests. I’m sure you’ll also enjoy our other family attractions Animal World, Pins... More 

Vanderbijlpark
1 review
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When its no noise it should be kept that way.Why must our holiday be spoilt because of some people that cannot behave.The security should be more strict and everybody will be able to enjoy themselves.

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Laurent P, Manager at Emerald Resort & Casino, responded to this review

Hello 291charleenb Please accept our apologies for what seems to be elevated noise levels from some of our guests. In future, may I request that you raise a complaint to the management staff on duty as they will address the relevant guests directly. We do of course want all our guests to have an amazing peaceful time when they’re on... More 

Vanderbijlpark
1 review
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I would recommend this hotel and resort to family and friends. I think also, the security level in the casino area needs a little more attention. For me and my family there were too many loiters around, with more security present it would have made us feel a more secure when gambling at night,

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Laurent P, Manager at Emerald Resort & Casino, responded to this review

Hello A4802ETcc Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback to us. We’re pleased that, overall, you had a great stay at the Hotel, I’m sure that your family and friends would enjoy themselves too, given the opportunity to visit. Thank you too for your note on casino security, this is a matter we’ll discuss internally with our staff... More 

Vanderbijlpark
1 review
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Location and the outside enviroment was excellent enjoyed being there. My issue was the bathrooms, baths very small and didn't look clean and you could use with new appliences in the kitchen and 1 more couch.

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Laurent P, Manager at Emerald Resort & Casino, responded to this review

Hello mv454 Thank you for your feedback. We are currently in the process of making improvements around the property but due to the size of the grounds we do need to do this in stages. I’m sure that on your next visit you’ll notice a positive improvement to River Resort. We would welcome your feedback on your next visit. More 

Vanderbijlpark
1 review
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

An overall enjoyable stay. Those smoke alarms are a little sensitive to steam and Braai facilities are not undercover and quiet a challenge in the rain. The main attractions though were quite enjoyable for the kids.

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Laurent P, Manager at Emerald Resort & Casino, responded to this review

Hello 161mik Thank you for review and feedback of your stay at Emerald Resort & Casino. I am pleased that your stay with us was enjoyable, especially for the kids. I apologise for the sensitive alarms, but safety is a priority at the Resort and the safety equipment is checked and maintained regularly. I will however ensure that the alarms... More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The resort is everything that I expected and more. The staff are friendly and eager to assist. The grounds are very clean and it is noticible from the moment you enter at the security gate out front. They have excellent venues for conferencing and weddings/parties. There is a dam where the boats moors and one can have dinner on board... More 

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Laurent P, Manager at Emerald Resort & Casino, responded to this review

Hello Megan R Thank you for your very comprehensive review and rating us so highly on TripAdvisor. Situated just a short 45 minute drive from Johannesburg, Emerald Resort & Casino is indeed the place to visit to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. With all the amenities that you have mentioned (and others like Animal World,... More 

Roodepoort, South Africa
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Emerald overall is the most awesome fantastic place to come as a couple and for a family its relaxing, fun, exciting, the hotel is great lovely awesome i never want my stay to end. Casino is exciting. if i had my way i would come once a month. Emerald i love and keep up the awesome work.xxxxxxx

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Laurent P, Manager at Emerald Resort & Casino, responded to this review

Hello 38jtk Thank you for your review and rating us the maximum 5 stars on TripAdvisor. Thank you too for your wonderful feedback, it's always great to hear that our Resort is performing well and living up to all the expectations of our guests. I hope that you also managed to experience some of our leisure options in the form... More 

Pretoria
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The overeall staff service is exceptionally good,excellent buffet breakfast and very good overall restuarants,the facilities are very tidy and caters for all ages sporting codes.The invoroment is suitable for all likes of ethics groups and it provides the well managed animal Zoo or Kingdom.

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Laurent P, Manager at Emerald Resort & Casino, responded to this review

Hello 680daveym Thank you for your review and rating Emerald Resort & Casino the maximum 5 stars on TripAdvisor. As the premier leisure and business destination in the Vaal we certainly cater to everyone’s tastes whether they’re culinary or entertainment focused. The Hotel breakfasts have achieved legendary status and thank you too for your comments regarding our restaurants and staff.... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Casino and Gambling
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Laundry Service
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
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 

Additional Information about Emerald Resort & Casino

Address: 777 Frikkie Meyer Blvd, Vanderbijlpark 1900, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Vanderbijlpark
Price Range: $108 - $221 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Emerald Resort & Casino 3*
Number of rooms: 77
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Emerald Safari Hotel Vanderbijlpark
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