D'Oreale Grande at Emperor's Palace

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Located conveniently close to O R Tambo International Airport and just 20km east of Johannesburg, D'Oreale Grande offers world-class hotel accommodation at Emperor's Palace, a premier casino resort designed in the style of Las Vegas' Caesars Palace. From the Roman-inspired interior and the beautifully decorated suites to the world-class service and gourmet cuisine, the hotel offers its guests a genuinely glamourous experience.

Spend some time at Emperor's Palace where round-the-clock fun and entertainment are offered right on your doorstep. Dine at one of the hotel's many restaurants and spend the rest of your evening watching a show at the Circus Maximus Theatre or the Colosseum Showbar, followed by an all-night dance party at Monsoon Lagoon.


  • Premier casino resort & 5-star hotel
  • Complimentary shuttle to & from airport
  • Casino, gym, spa & non-stop entertainment
  • Gourmet dining, family restaurants & bars
  • Fantastic spa facilities at Octavia's Sensorium Day Spa


  • Day tours
  • Live music & entertainment


Deluxe Family Room

Deluxe Rooms comprise non-allergenic eco-friendly king-size or twin beds augmented by a sleeper couch, writing desk, easy chair and marble-topped coffee table. A Business Panel and direct dial telephones will appeal to the business traveller. The en suite bathroom has a shower over the bath and a spacious vanity.

Classic King Room

All the 196 rooms at the D'Oreale Grande at Emperor's Palace are beautifully decorated and have en suite facilities. Standard features include air conditioning, a room safe, stocked mini-bar, international direct dial telephone, satellite television, wireless high-speed internet access, tea and coffee-making facilities and 24-hour room service.

The hotel offers Classic, Superior, Deluxe, Executive and Premier Rooms as well as two luxurious Presidential Suites. Smoking and non-smoking rooms are available, as are two Special Assistance rooms.

Classic Rooms have non-allergenic eco-friendly twin or king-size beds and feature a writing desk, easy chair and marble-topped coffee table plus a Business Panel of electric and telecommunications points. The en suite bathroom has a shower over the bath and a spacious vanity.

Club Superior Room

Superior Rooms are exquisitely decorated rooms comprising a non-allergenic eco-friendly king-size or bed, a sleeper couch, lounge area set into a bay window, writing desk, easy chair, marble-topped coffee table, Business Panel and direct dial telephones. The en suite bathroom has a shower over the bath and a spacious vanity.


As might be expected from a world-class establishment, the range of facilities at D'Oreale are extensive.

Guests can meet and socialise at the hotel's cocktail bar and lounge or relax at the pool bar after cooling off in the hotel's swimming pool. You may decide to have a workout in the 24-hour gym or unwind at the Octavia's Sensorium Day Spa and choose from a wide range of treatments.

The hotel also has an art gallery and business centre plus complimentary wireless internet access in the lobby, business centre and all rooms.

Secure parking is available as is a complimentary shuttle service to and from O R Tambo International Airport.


Start off by relaxing at Neptune's Pool Bar where you can enjoy your favourite drink while appreciating a Johannesburg sunset and deciding on dinner.

Many guests head for D'Oreale Grande's house restaurant Aurelia's - named after Julius Caesar's mother - and a fine dining restaurant featuring alfresco breakfasts, romantic candlelit dinners and contemporary South African meals - all with a global influence.

You can also choose from no fewer than nine other restaurants at Emperor's Palace - seafood, Asian, Indian and Italian are among the choices - where you are sure to find something to suit your taste.

General facilities

  • Bar
  • Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Secure Parking
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wi-fi available


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Dates Board Price
2022-01-01 — 2022-12-31 Bed & Breakfast $120
2023-01-01 — 2023-12-31 Bed & Breakfast $140

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Traveller Reviews

D'Oreale Grande at Emperor's Palace

Pam Humphreys

"D'Oreale Grande was super too."

John Cote

"We can see why you put us in Emperor's Palace (I figure convenience and security) Not sure where else would have worked for such a tight timeline."

Pamela Mehra

"The hotel d'Oreale was perfect for our flight home. We enjoyed the casino and shopping mall across the street."

Neil Williams

"The D'Oreal Hotel was very nice and very convenient to the airport."

Molly Quackenbush

"The D'Oreale was a great way to close the trip. They gave us a late check-out. All of these hotels were very clean, comfortable, and gave excellent service."

Gerben Kuijper

D'oreal was ok, probably we would take the Intercontinental next time, which saves time to get to and wait for the shuttlebus. All of us were too tired to make use of the casino at the d'oreal, dinner the last evening in the restaurant was served ver y efficiently.
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Marcelle Delannes

"Our stay in Joburg (D'Oreale Grande) was very relaxing : a very good point for the hotel (well located, practical and high level services) and also the tours (safe and friendly)"

Judy Willis

"The D'Oreale Grande reminded us of Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas. We had our first game meal (ostrich, warthog, kudu) for dinner and it was delicious."

Wendy Lee

Last but not least, the last night stay at the D'Oreale Grande at Emperor's Palace was definitely worth the trip! What an elegant hotel! The casino was grand and when dinner came, we couldn't decide what to eat because of the amazing selection of res taurants all in one place! We went to Nelson Mandela House and visited the town and some museums. It was a very educative trip and some stories were very moving!
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Emmanuelle Poli

"I can't say that staying at the D'Oreale Grande is very exiting in this remote suburb, but at least the hotel is good and it is convenient to come from or to go to the airport."

William Saunders

"The D'Oreale Grand Hotel was very nice. A bit busy and noisy with the casino and shopping right there. Good location being close to the airport. Good for a one night stay."

Diana Cunha

Regarding the D'Oreale the hotel was really good and the kids loved the "casino" for children and the restaurants. For us, it was not exactly our type of hotel because we like smaller hotels. But we do understand that it was near the airport and to e ntertain the kids was the best.
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David Larsen

"Everyone we came across on our journey to the bush, from the staff at the D'Oreale in Jo'burg, to the drivers for RNS Tours were all very nice to us. We have never had a trip that went so smoothly, without even the littlest of trouble."

Lynda Coomber

D'Oreale was also a good choice as it was so convenient for our airport connections - hard to imagine the actual physical location of the place when you are inside of it and on the grounds. We were pleasantly surprised that the cost of things for us was very reasonable. We got a late checkout (3pm) at D'oreale and the cost was about US$30. It was far better than leaving at 11pm when the plane departed at 7pm so that was a good outcome.
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Jon & Vicki Delgado

The hotel in JNB turned from comfortably adequate to absolutely fabulous, as they upgraded us to the 'Augustus' Grand Suite, which was truly grand. We ended up taking it in fully with a bath, Jacuzzi, sauna, and an 8 showerhead shower (all in suite). After a nice breakfast, we reluctantly headed back to the airport to begin our 'real' journey through Africa. Really nice and attentive staff all around.
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