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Diamond Casino/Holiday Inn


Rua De Pequim No 82-86
Tel: (853) 2878 3333
Fax: (853) 2878 2321


Table Games - 43
Slot Machines - 0
Rooms & suites - 323

(Last updated: September 5, 2017.)






Retro casino turns back the clock with $100 minimums.




Most Westerners have probably stayed at a Holiday Inn at least once in their life, so this hotel hardly needs any introduction.  Cost effective, clean, and family friendly, it’s everything you’d expect from a Holiday Inn, with the only outlier being that it has a casino.  Run on the SJM license through a third party operator, I don’t know when Diamond Casino opened exactly, but it has to be one of Macau’s oldest gaming halls, possibly even pre-dating the handover in 1999.



Baccarat - Minimum bet is only $100.  They also offer Live Baccarat gaming for only $20.

Blackjack - Minimum bet is $100.

Pai Gow
- Players can't bank.  Play is conducted at all times versus the Dealer.  Minimum bet is $200.

Sic Bo - 5 different bets are available.  Big/Small minimum bet is $100.



Diamond’s only promotions are related to VIP gaming.  Their extremely disappointing Dead Chip program returns 0.7% on buy ins of over $10,000, while immediate settlement is 0.5%.  As for free rooms, they're available at these numbers:

Diamond's 5th floor belongs to an independent junket that returns a dreadful 0.5% (monthly) or 0.4% (immediate settlement), by far the lowest commission in Macau.



There are two Holiday Inns in Macau, this older one on the Peninsula and a new one in Sands Cotai that opened in 2012.  I'd definitely recommend the one in Sands Cotai first, because I think this one is overpriced by about $200 Mops.

Unlike most hotels in Macau, rooms on the weekend are not difficult to get.  Advanced booking online guarantees the lowest rates, which are the figures I've used below.   

Prices are listed in HK dollars, exclusive of all tax and service charges.


Holiday Inn has a small pool located on the 9th floor.  I'm not sure why it's partitioned in two, it all looks rather weird to me.  There's also a hot and cold tub side by side, for those who like to experience both pleasure and pain.


Holiday Inn Macau indoor pool hot and cold tubs at Holiday Inn Macau

The pool is open daily from 7 am to 10 pm.



Holiday's Inn's spa is completely legitimate and offers a wide range of massage and beauty treatments.  Most of the services stay between $480 and $1380, while hotel guests get around 40% off.     

Tree Top Spa is located on the 9th floor and keeps hours daily from 3 pm to 2 am. 



Oskar's Bar - Oskar's Bar has a fairly comprehensive wine list, with labels from all corners of the globe.  Full bottles are mostly $200 to $450 while glasses of house wine are only $48.  Other drink prices are all around market rate with beers $58 to $68, cocktails $58, and hard stuff $48 to $58. 

As for food, they have two different snack menus with standard pub fare like onion rings, chicken nuggets, and chicken quesadillas $38 to $88.    

Happy Hour runs daily between 5 pm and 8 pm with all drinks 50% off.

Oskar's Bar is located in the lobby and stays open daily from 1 pm to 12 am.


If you stay at a Holiday Inn in Macau, definitely choose the one that's at Sands Cotai.  It's kind of made this one on the Peninsula totally inconsequential.



Holiday Inn is located on Rua De Pequim, the same street that also has the Rio and Lan Kwai Fong.