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The Ritz Studios

3.0 of 5 Condominium   |   Scharlooweg 25, Willemstad, Curacao
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Paramaribo, Suriname
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014 via mobile

Cheap ikea furniture. Pictures are not representative. Rooms are hot and ac is back in a corner. bedsheet as a curtain!!!! cleaning lady was very nice. no soap for the shower no outlets for hairdryer and no hair dryer in the bathroom very low ceiling. If you are 5.6 " can touch the ceiling.

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Ritz-studios, Owner at The Ritz Studios, responded to this review

I'm sorry you had a less than satisfactory stay at the Ritz. Indeed we do have Ikea furniture, as shown in our photos. Normally there is soap for the kitchen and bathroom, I apologize if this was overlooked on your stay. I have checked the functionality of the air conditioner in your room, as it should cool the entire space.... More

Waterloo, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

I'm so glad we found The Ritz, a small family-run hotel a short walk to downtown Willemstad. It was once Curaçao's ice cream factory and has been restored into loft-style studios that retain hints of their industrial past. The accommodations are basic but comfortable and clean, the entire complex is alive with the colour of Willemstad, the pool is the... More

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Ritz-studios, Owner at The Ritz Studios, responded to this review

Thanks! I'm so glad you got to experience a great trip in Willemstad and at the Ritz! We pride ourselves on our staff and really are a little family! Hope to see you again at the Ritz! More

Kralendijk, Bonaire
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We only stayed 2 nights, cause we were just over for a short break. There are a lot of things that are in favor of the place like; nice and spacious room, quiet location, nice and helpfull staff, a swimming pool, free and fast wifi. Also on site there was also a car rental and a mini-market. It is not... More

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Ritz-studios, Owner at The Ritz Studios, responded to this review

Glad to hear you had a great time at the Ritz and in Curacao! Sounds like you got to appreciate Curacao even in your short stay! Indeed we coach our guests on "normal" travel precautions and on the best routes to walk after dark. Many of my staff live here at the Ritz, and I do too! As well we... More

British Columbia, Canada
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75 reviews 75 reviews
37 hotel reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We stayed on Curacao for a total of 9 nights, and wanted to spend some time in Willemstad, and some on the beach. We decided for a budget option in Willemstad for our first 4 nights. The Ritz was in a good location for the proximity to the centre of town. That said, more nervous travellers may find the neighbourhood... More

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Ritz-studios, Owner at The Ritz Studios, responded to this review

Glad to hear you had a great stay at the Ritz.. We have done a check and added full length mirrors to rooms that were missing them. I'm glad you got to experience our fantastic staff. The vast majority of our staff are with us long term and we trust them completely. It was very nice of you to tip... More

Dublin, Ireland
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

It was a nice place, with interesting history. They had kept the original look in same way. Location was nice, easy to walk to waterfront. Staff was friendly and helpful. There's fast wi-fi and small swimming pool.

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Ritz-studios, Owner at The Ritz Studios, responded to this review

Thanks for coming to the Ritz, glad you had a great time! More

Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in a "Superior queen room" and it attended us very well. The Ritz is very well located - walking distance to the Centre in a quiet area. Safe and large Parking area. The room was basic, but really large, good air conditioning, and a small but very convenient kitchen, we he had our meals during the entire stay.... More

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Ritz-studios, Owner at The Ritz Studios, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! We have assessed our pillows and made replacements where needed. Glad you had a great time in Curacao and at The Ritz. Hope to see you again! More

Espoo, Finland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Me and my gf chose this hotel based on the reviews here on Tripadvisor. We were looking for an affordable room in Curacao as we couldn't afford to pay over $200 per night for a fancy beach resort. Also we wanted to be located within a walking distance to restaurants, because neither one of us wanted to be the designated... More

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Ritz-studios, Owner at The Ritz Studios, responded to this review

Thanks for choosing The Ritz! We are glad you enjoyed your stay despite a couple of issues. Many of the things that you mention are exactly the things we strive to provide our guests and areas we are working on to improve. The bathrooms are given a quick clean daily and a deeper clean after three sleeps and in between... More

Charlotte, North Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013 via mobile

I cannot say enough positive things about my stay at Ritz. The rooms are clean and stocked with enough kitchenware to cook small meals and store food for multiple meals on the go. The owners are fantastic - super friendly and helpful, more than willing to go out of their way to answer questions and make your stay even more... More

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Ritz-studios, Owner at The Ritz Studios, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! Your experience at The Ritz is exactly what we try to provide for our guests! We are here to serve you and facilitate the best vacation possible! I'm glad we had a cooler to lend you! Hope to see you again at The Ritz! More

Trinidad & Tobago
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

All staff very helpful and friendly. Floor and curtains of our room were not attractive at all. This created a bad first impression as you enter the room. Short walk to reach shopping, bus station etc. Economical. I will return.

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Ritz-studios, Owner at The Ritz Studios, responded to this review

Thanks for staying at The Ritz. I'm glad you experienced our great staff and customer service. I know exactly the building you stayed in and can assure you that I have ordered new curtains and they should be on the island within a couple of weeks! Next time you stay at The Ritz, there will be some positive changes! See... More

Miami, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

It's going thru major remodelings. All rooms are clean furnished with Ikea with new flat tvs. The only down fall is that there isn't any hot water in the shower. Prepare to shower with cold water. It's always hot so the water is not freezing cold. It's clean and staff is very friendly. I don't understand why there's hot water... More

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Ritz-studios, Owner at The Ritz Studios, responded to this review

Thanks for staying at The Ritz! I' m glad you enjoyed our rooms and excellent staff. In fact you are correct that there is hot water. In order to maintain our budget prices, we have chosen this. Many people in Curacao live without hot water as the water naturally heats during the day, this is what you experienced in your... More

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Address: Scharlooweg 25, Willemstad, Curacao
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Location: Caribbean > Curacao > Willemstad
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Hotel Class:3 star — The Ritz Studios 3*
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
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The Ritz Studios is situated in the historical district of Curacao on walking distance from the main centers Punda and Otrobanda.The Ritz is the former Ice Cream Factory which has been restored into a charming hotel-studios complex.The Ritz is an ideal hotel for people who want to explore Curacao nd do not want to pay premium for a room at a resort.The Ritz is like a little village, complete with restaurant, minimarket, laundrette, and intenet cafe. a car and scooter rental are also on the premisses, which means: departure in 5 minutes!Rooms are very spacious (300sqft) with airconditioning, kitchenette and large LCD Tv with 42 international channels.The whole Ritz complex has wiFi and it is free.The Ritz os building a pool which will be operational as of september 15th 2013.Parking is on site and free. ... more   less 
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