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    Emerald Resort & Casino

    777 Frikkie Meyer Blvd, Vanderbijlpark 1900, South Africa
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    • Excellent42%
    • Very good32%
    • Average15%
    • Poor7%
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    Reviewed 5 April 2017

    We recently stayed at Emerald Resort for one night in the self catering chalets. The first chalets we were given keys to we rejected - the bathrooms were dreadful - no shower curtains, the bath looked as though it was 100 years old and had...More

    1  Thank Lesley B
    Response from Laurent P, Manager at Emerald Resort & CasinoResponded 18 April 2017

    Hello Lesley B Thank you for your review. Your comments are noted. I apologise for your experience at River Resort. As you have noted we are currently in the process of renovating this area, there are however still glitches that need to be ironed out...More

    Reviewed 31 March 2017

    This is the second time we have stayed at the Emerald and it lived up to our high expectations. The rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable, and there is plenty of common areas to relax. We ate at both the Breeze and High Stakes restaurants...More

    Thank Kevin S
    Response from Laurent P, Manager at Emerald Resort & CasinoResponded 5 April 2017

    Hello Kevin S Thank you for your review and rating us the full 5 stars on TripAdvisor. You have nailed it on the head! Just a mere 45 minutes from Johannesburg and you enter the adventure filled world of Emerald Resort & Casino. I am...More

    Reviewed 16 March 2017

    Had a very relaxing 2 hour boat cruise with well prepared and tasty buffet lunch, good service plus singing entertainer. Will definitely recommend the Liquid Lounge boat cruise, which is inside the Emerald resort, but operate totally independant.

    4  Thank judim965
    Response from Laurent P, Manager at Emerald Resort & CasinoResponded 22 March 2017

    Thank you judim965 As you mentioned Liquid Lounge is an independent business that operates from our property on the Vaal River. We are pleased that you enjoyed it! We hope see you at Emerald Resort & Casino soon. Adventure Awaits!

    Reviewed 14 March 2017

    Emerald Resort and Casino was absolutely amazing! The hotel and facilities were excellent, the staff were extremely helpful and the ambiance was relaxed! I would highly recommend anyone to take their whole family to the Resort. The aquadome was brilliant - please take your family...More

    Thank kath-kameleon
    Response from Laurent P, Manager at Emerald Resort & CasinoResponded 22 March 2017

    Hello kath-kameleon Thank you for your review and rating us the full 5 stars on TripAdvisor. Thank you so much for highlighting our good points and your recommendations, we really appreciate it! I’m pleased you had a great time and that our staff were available...More

    Reviewed 6 March 2017

    The streets need to be fixed, especially the ones heading towards the animal world and the safari resort. The potholes are extremely unbearable. You should also consider having a restaurant at the resort.More

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    Response from Laurent P, Manager at Emerald Resort & CasinoResponded 7 March 2017

    Hello 266jpm Thank you for rating us so highly on TripAdvisor. Your comments are noted. I apologise that certain sections of the road leading to and within the property are a bit worn. Although very welcome, the rain has not helped, but the internal road...More

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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
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    • Bar/Lounge
    • Free Parking
    • Room Service
    • Spa
    • Breakfast included
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    • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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    • Meeting Rooms
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    • Shuttle Bus Service
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    • Breakfast included
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Business Centre with Internet Access
    • Concierge
    • Banquet Room
    • Babysitting
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    • Air Conditioning
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    • Pool
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    • Bar/Lounge
    • Outdoor pool
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    • Casino and Gambling
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    • US$75 - US$194 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Number of rooms
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    • Location
    • South Africa >
    • Gauteng >
    • Vanderbijlpark
    • Also Known As
    • Emerald Safari Hotel Vanderbijlpark
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    selvaganthievijaym
    14 March 2017|
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    Response from X3962GBlaurentp | Property representative |
    Hello selvaganthievijaym Thank you for the question. The reviews on TripAdvisor are from a personal perspective and experience. Although there are some negative reviews (as all service orientated organisations have), the... More
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    6 March 2017|
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    Hello Geoff, unfortunately, due to health and safety, we do not allow pets at the Resort.
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