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Avila Hotel - Curacao

4.0 of 5 Resort   |   Penstraat 130 | P.O. Box 791, Willemstad 130134, Curacao
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Ranked #5 of 24 hotels in Willemstad
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had our vacation here and although nothing was really wrong, there is room for improvement. What is nice is the great private beach and luxury location near Willemstad (15 min walk). The service and the older rooms (airco) can be improved.

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Aruba
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I spent a romantic weekend here in March. We live in Aruba so we know what to expect from island life, but the Avila exceeded our expectations. From the friendly greeting by Renzo the doorman to the swinging jazz evening in Blues. We loved the beach and snorkeling right in front of the hotel and Simone was... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in the Octogon section and the stay was excellent. The food service throughout the day was good. However, our meals at the Blues Club and Terrace for dinner were average at best almost institutional. The atmosphere of both restaurants couldn't have been any nicer. The food quality at dinner didn't measure up to the many good restaurants within... More

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in a room in the Blues section. I love how we had a room above the ocean and could hear the waves on our balcony above the water. Room was mediocre. Beach was nice and we enjoyed the drinks at the beach bar. Enjoyed sitting in a chaise lounge right at the edge of the water and relaxing.... More

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Tallinn, Estonia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have read the great ratings for this place and might had too high expectations.. The room was a complete disappointment. The AC smelled like mold. One of my pillows smelled like something died in there. I asked the maid to change it but she just changed the cover... Also the toilet door was made of glass and had a... More

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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came back from sailing, opened the room door & our shoes were out of the closet, room safe was open and empty. There was no obvious note on the room door or safe. Ran to the front desk in a panic told them to call the police. The Sunday Manager comes out of her office & gives us our... More

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Mimi L, Manager at Avila Hotel - Curacao, responded to this review

Dear martin r, We have learned a valuable lesson from this and will work hard on improving our procedures & communications. We understand your reaction and accept your decision, however we regret that we didn’t get the opportunity to correct this serious mistake. It is however pleasant to read that despite of this you enjoyed your visit to Curacao and... More

Kingston, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were a family of four couples and stayed a week. Overall the stay was very enjoyable: good service, pleasant staff who were mostly very helpful. But they are either very incompetent or somewhat dishonest. Not one of our bills upon checkout was correct. The overcharges, which we disputed and eventually sorted out ran to a total of over $500.00.... More

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Mimi L, Manager at Avila Hotel - Curacao, responded to this review

Dear shirley b, On behalf of Management & Staff of the hotel we apologize for your experience with the settlement of your invoice. It is our aim to have all check-outs proceed smoothly and we will surely review the procedures to avoid this from repeating. Thank you for complimenting on our staff service. We hope to see you back again... More

Nashville
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83 reviews 83 reviews
12 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When I decide to return - I will definitely have to consider this luxury beachfront resort. It's an elegant place that is contemporary and stylish as well. The servers were personable and hospitable as well as helpful. We enjoyed the food and it was worth every penny - sitting at the bar and enjoying their ocean view. Beautiful!!! Experence this... More

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Middelburg, Zeeland, Netherlands
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16 reviews 16 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

For older couples this can be a nice destination, but for the young at heart this hotel is very old fashioned. The staff is very friendly, but that does not make it a 4 star hotel. Everything here is like it was in 1980. I have seen much better....

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

My partner and I had a wonderful 5 nights relaxing at the Avila. The beach at the hotel is lovely (man made I believe, but you wouldn't think so) and being so close to Wilemstad is a bonus, just a 15 minute walk away. If we returned to Curacao, which I hope we will in the future, we would chose... More

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Additional Information about Avila Hotel - Curacao

Also Known As:
Avila Beach Resort
Hotel Avila Beach
Avila Hotel - Curacao Willemstad
Address: Penstraat 130 | P.O. Box 791, Willemstad 130134, Curacao
Location: Caribbean > Curacao > Willemstad
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Willemstad
#4 Luxury Hotel in Willemstad
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Willemstad
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Willemstad
#4 Business Hotel in Willemstad
#6 Family Hotel in Willemstad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Avila Hotel - Curacao 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Family run boutique hotel comprises the islands original governor's mansion dating from 1780. Located on two romantic private beaches, the hotel is just minutes away from downtown Willemstad. The new Octagon Wing features 68 spacious rooms decorated in sophisticated neutrals with splashes of vivid Caribbean colors and has transformed the hotel into a contemporary luxury resort & spa. Avila Hotel nevertheless continues to be a reflection of the island of Curacao. Friendly. Intimate. Understated. Welcoming. ... more   less 
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