Maven Meter: Fortuna Casino & Hotel
(Last Updated: May 20, 2020)
HOTEL FORTUNA INTRODUCTION
In operation since 2005, Hotel Fortuna is battling the President for budget traveler business on the Southern end of the Amizade Strip. Home to all manner of illicit delights, it’s notable for its sex sauna and strip club full of Eastern European dancers.
As for the casino, it’s strictly a mainland haunt, offering only Baccarat and Sic Bo tables.
Hotel Fortuna Photo Gallery
FORTUNA CASINO GAMES
The Fortuna casino is a useless Baccarat Hall, offering next to nothing for both serious and casual gamers alike.
Baccarat – Minimums of $300.
Commission Free Baccarat – Minimums are also $200.
Sic Bo – 5 different bets, Big/Small minimums of $100.
FORTUNA CASINO PROMOTIONS
Fortuna still doesn’t have a player card, but they offer a dead chip program. Amounts rolled in excess of $1,000,000 receive 1.1% cash back, while amounts under that number receive 1.0%.
A free buffet is the only other thing available, which can be had with a $10,000 buy in.
Throughout the casino there are a few displays showing the items available for redemption, which can either be purchased through cash or hotel coupons. To my trained eye, all the goods have been marked up by at least 50%.
Fortuna room rates are among the cheapest on the Amizade Strip, with Superior rooms currently going for $875 MOP Sundays to Thursday and around $1150 on Friday and Saturday.
If you need an extra bed, that costs $230, while breakfast is available for an additional $50 per person.
Rates below come directly from the Fortuna website, and include all tax and service charges.
Word to the wise: check out Agoda or Trip.com first and it’s probably possible to save around $300 per night.
Because no one, and I mean absolutely NO ONE, ever wants to stay at the Fortuna if they don’t have to.
HOTEL FORTUNA DINING
Abalone Ah Yat Restaurant – The highly renowned “Chef of the Century” Mr. Yeung Koon Yat runs this restaurant. I showed up at lunch and it was packed, indicating that it definitely meets the approval of locals around town.
The Dim Sum list is extensive, and comes in five different sizes, which range in price from $23 to $48.
The rest of the menu can be either fairly affordable or out of this world, although the one dish that cost $22,100 is no longer available. And to think I’ve been saving money for ten years just waiting to try it!
Rice/Noodles: $118 to $208 Roasted Meat: $98 to $920
Vegetables: $88 to $188 Poultry: $118 to $508
Soup: $78 to $420 Beef and Pork: $118 to $370
Stir Fried: $88 to $138 Marinated and Dried Seafood: $148 to $1638
Birds Nest and Abalone: $750 to $5000
Abalone is open daily from 8 am to 3:30 pm and again in the evening from 5:30 pm to 11 pm.
Fortuna Court – Fortuna Court does a mix of Eastern and Western cuisine at very reasonable prices. Appetizers run $78 to $108, while salad is $78 to $98 and soup $38 to $68. Sandwiches and burgers are $42 to $68, while rice dishes are $78 to $108 and noodles $78 to $88. For main course seafood and steak, they’re only $138 to $228, while Chef’s Recommendations are $88 to $248.
Fortuna Court also does different set breakfasts with prices between $60 and $80.
Hours are from 7 am to 1 am daily.
Fortuna Japanese Restaurant – Very popular with locals, Fortuna Japanese restaurant just might be Fortuna’s best restaurant. Prices are excellent for a Japanese joint with appetizers $38 to $118, salads $45 to $168 and rice and noodle dishes $88 to $168. Sashimi runs $60 to $180 while sushi is $25 to $270 and combo platters $328 to $1188. Teppanyaki runs $58 to $888 while tasty looking barbecue dishes stay between $58 and $398 range. For a review of my lunch there, click here: Fortuna Japanese restaurant.
Fortuna Japanese restaurant keeps hours from 11:30 am to 3 pm in the afternoon and from 6 pm to 11:30 pm at night.
HOTEL FORTUNA SPA
Supreme Sauna – Supreme Sauna offers a wide range of services that use different code words. For those that don’t know what they mean, a Shanghai massage ($665) is straight up massage while an oil massage is one with a happy ending ($1132).
Supreme massage ($1799/$2465/$2846) moves into full service territory, and the reason why it’s so cheap (comparatively speaking) is because they just have Vietnamese and Thai girls.
If you just want to use the facilities, the door pass is good for 15 hours and costs $598. Again, most places in town are double the price.
HOTEL FORTUNA ENTERTAINMENT
Fortuna Night Club – The Fortuna Night Club is actually a strip joint with live sex shows, mostly employing Eastern European performers. It costs $780 to get in which comes with 2 free beers. Hotel guests used to get a tiny discount so be sure to inquire if you made the mistake of staying at the Fortuna.
The sign above the door is hilarious and tells it exactly like it is: Foreign Girls Specialty Shop.
Hours are from 7:30 pm to 3 am.
HOTEL FORTUNA BARS
You can barely call it a bar, but I suppose it’s better than nothing.
Lobby Lounge – Fortuna’s little Lobby Lounge serves snacks for $50 to $65, while beers are only $25, and harder drinks and cocktails $33 to $45.
THE LAST WORD
Hotel Fortuna is a smutty little budget option best avoided for obvious reasons. If you want to stay in this part of town but still do so on the cheap, spend the extra $40 US a night and try the Grand Lapa down the road.
Leave the Fortuna to their principle clientele, the mainland Chinese, and let them revel in it.