We stayed at the Peermont as a one night stopover in Johannesburg. It is only 10 mins from the airport and there are shuttle buses that run between the hotel and airport but we had a private transfer organised. When you step in the lobby, you realise this is a bit flashier and baroque than your normal hotel. The front desk were very professional and swiftly ensconced in our room. The rooms are a good standard but the bathrooms are rather poky and having to have a shower in the bath is rather old fashioned for a modern hotel. It is worth noting that the rooms only have the south african plug which doesn’t work with any of the standard international adaptors but fortunately the conceirge were able to lend us a couple. We had WIFI included in our room rate and it was very fast. The pool area and pool looked excellent (large and clean) but as we arrived late we were unfortunately did not have time to try it out.
Although we did not stay in the hotel to go to the casino, we could not resist having a look around and the hotel is directly connected to the casino through a walkway decorated with reproductions of ‘old masters’. It is worth going to the casino just to watch, as entertaining as the safari we had just been on. Linked to the Casino is a food court with a number of different cuisines - Portuguese, Indian, Sushi, Chinese, Steakhouse, Fast Food etc. Therefore you can access all these without going outside and there are plenty of security around for the casino. We ate at ‘Tribes’ and had an excellent steak.
The breakfast buffet is plentiful and there are options from around the world - options include szushi, India, waffles, full English including 3 different types of sausages. You need to ask for toast though.
If you are looking for an ‘african’ experience, this is not the hotel for you. If you are looking for a safe, convenient stopover close to the airport to freshen up after safari with the added interest of people watching in the casino, this is a winner and we would return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Peermont D'oreale Grande at Emperors PalaceDiscover untold luxury and regal comfort...The 5-star Peermont D'oreale Grande hotel at Emperors Palace is conveniently located next to OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. The hotel features 192 elegant rooms and suites all lavishly furnished in superior style and the exclusive Club Floor and Lounge on the 5th Floor offers superior concierge services. The opulent surroundings are complimented with state-of-the-art facilities for added ease and comfort. Dine at the elegant Aurelia's restaurant, indulge your senses at Octavia's Sensorium health and beauty spa or sip on a cocktail while watching the African sunset kiss the earth goodnight at Neptune's Pool Bar. Guests also have access to the casino, dining and entertainment facilities of the resort. Emperors Palace. The Palace of Dreams ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Peermont d`Oreale Grande At Emperor`s Palace Hotel Kempton Park
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