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Casa Real

 

Avenida do Dr Rodrigo Rodrigues, No. 1118
Telephone: (853) 2872 6288      
Fax: (853) 2872 6726
Email: casareal@macau.ctm.net
Website: www.casarealhotel.com.mo

 

Number of guest rooms: 381
Number of tables: 44
Number of slots: 112

(Last updated: September 6, 2017)

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS

 

Well maintained budget hotel that's a stone's throw away from the Macau Ferry Terminal.

 

Fun casino with good vibes and low minimums.

 

INTRODUCTION

 

Since May 2005, Casa Real has been controlled by Golden Resorts Group, a gaming and hotel based company operating out of Hong Kong.  It is one of two four star hotels they own, the other being Taipa Island's Grandview.  Both hotels have aged quite well and Golden Resorts should be commended for the fine job they've done restoring and maintaining them.  Casa Real looks years better than most hotels that were built in 1993, and it's probably the third best place to stay around the Ferry Terminal, behind only the Grand Lapa and Legend Palace.

 

CASA REAL CASINO

 

Casa Real is a happening little casino that probably doesn’t get the respect it deserves.  Denigrated for years as a “mainland haunt”, I’ve never understood the hate.  Always alive with action, the floor usually has a fun upbeat vibe about it, while the dealers are unusually friendly for Macau, happy to smile and banter with the players.  I actually should thank one of them because I only sat down at her table after she motioned me over to have a seat, then raised the glass window above her chips.  Attracted by her good looks I sat down and then proceeded to win about $10,000, aided strongly by a run of 17 consecutive Banker wins.  That was an incredible streak I don’t think I’ll ever experience again and I owe it all to her and Casa Real.  

Gaming takes place on 4 floors with the ground floor and 1st floor exclusively tables and the 2nd and 3rd floors all slots and Live Gaming Machines.  Baccarat, Commission Free Baccarat, 21, Fan Tan and Sic Bo are all offered, with most tables between $100 and $300.  Slots start at 5 cents and max out at one dollar while Live Baccarat is $20 and electronic Sic Bo a very pricy $50.


For VIP gamers, the first floor is home to the Golden 28 club, which returns 1.1% plus 0.05% comp allowance on buy ins over $50000, while immediate settlement is 1%.  They also give players a lot of room deals, where cheapest rooms run $700 (Sun-Thu)/ $900 (Fri) and $1100 (Sat).  Not very large, Golden 28 has 4 Baccarat tables, with minimums of $1000 and $2000.  Upstairs beside the slot hall, the club has another private room with more expensive tables.


GAMES

An OK range of games for such a small casino.

Baccarat - Minimum bet is $200.

Commission Free Baccarat
- Minimum bet is $100.

Blackjack
- 1 table, $100 minimum bet.

Fan Tan
- 2 tables, $100 minimum Fam, Nim, Kwok bet, $200 Nga Tan, $300 Sheh-Sam-Hong.

Sic Bo
- 5 different bets available, $50 minimum Big/Small, Even/Odd bet.

Slot machines
- 112 machines, lows from 5 cents to 1 dollar.

PROMOTIONS

 

Promotional chip customers receive the following deals:

1. Buy ins over $30000 return 1% cash back (immediately), or 1.15% if you play in the VIP room.
2. Buy ins under $30000 return 0.9% monthly (0.85% cash and 0.05% in hotel coupons)
3. Buy ins under $30000 return 0.8% cash back (immediately)    

A free hotel room can be had with the following buy ins:

 

 
 
The last thing available is a free buffet coupon, which requires a $3000 buy in.

 

HOTEL

I was very impressed with Casa Real when I went there to review it.  Staff all around were friendly and engaging and I got the impression that the hotel is very well run.  The 381 rooms look unbelievably good for being over 20 years old, it's clear a lot of money has been put into remodelling and redecoration.  Prices are excellent too, with rates only $784 Sunday to Thursday and around $1000 on Friday and Saturday. 

 



Prices below are inclusive of all tax and service charges:


 
If you want breakfast, add another $160 to the cost. 

As an added bonus, Casa Real is one of the few hotels that offers free internet.
 
POOL

There’s a nice little pool at Casa Real, sort of like the ones found at Landmark and Rio.  The brick wall, pillars, and castle motif look pretty cool. 

 

Hotel Casa Real Macau indoor pool deck chairs and pool at Hotel Casa Real Macau 

 

The pool has the same hours as the gym, from 7 am to 9 pm.

RESTAURANTS

The Pena Restaurant has been closed for over a year, meaning there’s now only one proper dining option at Casa Real.
 
Imperial Chinese Restaurant - Located on the 2nd Floor, the Imperial Chinese Restaurant has pricy abalone set meals for $1180 or $1480, while most other standard Chinese fare is between $88 and $238.  Vegetable dishes are $88 to $108 while soup runs $50 to $328.

Hours are from 11 am to 3 pm in the afternoon and from 6 pm to 11 pm at night.

GYM

The facilities at Casa Real are very disappointing.  There's no free spa amenities at all, while the gym is much too small.  All they have are a couple of cardio machines and not much lifting equipment.  I don’t even think you can call it a proper gym, it's that pathetic. 

Located on the 5th floor, hours are from 7 am to 9 pm.

SPA

 

East Castle Spa is Casa Real’s newest addition, opening sometime in early 2014.  It’s partnered in some way with Waldo’s East Spa Club, hence the similar names.  They’re also selling the same thing.  Full service starts from $1788 and proceeds upward to $2088, $2488 and finally $3388 for a Japanese or Korean lady.  A honeymoon deal lasts 6 hours and goes for $5488.  Door pass is $800 for 12 hours.

Located on the 4th floor.

THE LAST WORD

 

If you want to stay around the Macau Ferry Terminal (but really, why would you?) then by all means consider Casa Real, as it's an excellent budget option.


As for the casino, it's usually full of people and a lot of fun, but that’s offset by the lack of player card and promotions.  Low limit gamers and those out for a good time will probably enjoy it, while more serious players should take a pass.

 

LOCATION

One of the closest hotels to the Ferry Terminal, Casa Real is located down the road from Golden Dragon.

 

 

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