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Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort, Curacao

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Santa Barbara Plantation | Porta Blancu, Nieuwpoort, Curacao (Formerly Hyatt Regency Curacao Golf Resort, Spa and Marina)
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Bottom line: lovely property but very isolated. The food and service were mediocre. Room had some cleanliness issues. I wanted a luxurious hotel for my trip to Curacao and Santa Barbara was beautiful on the surface. The room was well appointed and the hotel grounds were immaculate. However, the room hadn't been properly cleaned. There were stains on the bathroom... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We spent 7 days at the Santa Barbara Beach and Golf Resort in Curacao. The property was beautiful and very well kept. The employees were very nice! Everyone from check-in to departure were excellent! The room was nice and a very comfortable bed. We had a full ocean view which was gorgeous everyday! Room service was a bit sporadic at... More 

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SBCuracao, General Manager at Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort, Curacao, responded to this review

Angela, Thank you for sharing your kind words! We're so happy you had a good experience at our resort! We're glad you were able to experience some of the different activities we have to offer during your stay. We hope to host you again on your next visit to Curacao! Best, Darren Law, General Manager More 

Saratoga Springs, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We just returned from 6 nights in Curacao where we stayed at the Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort. After booking through an online package (flight+hotel), we were hesitant because of the negative online reviews regarding the distance of this resort to Willemstad and the lack of amenities around it. We were VERY pleasantly surprised when we arrived. Although the... More 

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SBCuracao, General Manager at Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort, Curacao, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback; we appreciate your kind words! We're happy to hear that you were able to enjoy a relaxing stay during your visit--we love the hustle and bustle, but appreciate having a serene place to return at the end of the day. We hope to see you again very soon! Cheers, Darren... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our forth trip to Curacao and the Santa Barbara Resort. From the moment we walked in until our departure we were greeted with a friendly and helpful attitude of the Santa Barbara team. By the beach and pool we always had the excellent services of Ludy (Mamlet Matrix) and Naomi who went above and beyond to make sure... More 

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SBCuracao, General Manager at Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort, Curacao, responded to this review

Hunter, Thanks for taking the time to leave your kind feedback. We're so glad you were able to enjoy a relaxing vacation with your family--we hope to see you on your next visit to Curacao! All the best, Darren Law, General Manager More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Getting to the Hotel and traveling the Island. First off, yes it is kind of a hike from the Airport. About 40-45 minutes but the Airport is located on the north side of the Island and most hotel is on the south side so at best your going to have a 30 minute trip at any hotel. We arrived in... More 

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SBCuracao, General Manager at Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort, Curacao, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind, and detailed review of your experience at our property! We value reviews for feedback, and for giving potential visitors a picture of what a stay at our property is like. We're glad you made the most of your visit to the island and explored a bit! We hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Darren Law,... More 

Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place will leave a mark on your heart....and so will the people! The service is impeccable without being stuffy! Paying extra for the all-inclusive is worth it, and the food is not the run-of-the-mill fare. Sure, you can get burgers, sandwiches, nachos, etc., but the buffet is incredible! So is the menu at the sit down restaurant, Shore! The... More 

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SBCuracao, General Manager at Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort, Curacao, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave your kind feedback! We're glad you enjoyed the property, restaurants, and our amazing staff members! We hope you will be back to visit us very soon! Cheers, Darren Law, General Manager More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Many of the reviews extolling the loveliness of this property are true! We loved it their. We had intended to do some touring but found the beach and water so inviting we did not want to leave! Plenty of choices at breakfast and dinner.

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SBCuracao, General Manager at Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort, Curacao, responded to this review

Thanks, Paul! We're glad you enjoyed the property and touring--we hope to see you again very soon! Best Regards, Darren Law, General Manager More 

Milano
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Curacao is a small island at the bottom of the Caribbean Sea, it is a flat island so also during the wet season the clouds are often swept away by the wind. On the extreme south east of the island inside an ancient plantation you can find a Pete Dye Golf Course and a fabulous resort, with a quite white... More 

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SBCuracao, General Manager at Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort, Curacao, responded to this review

Matteo, Thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback on your stay--we're glad you were able to relax while visiting our peaceful property. We hope to see you again next time you visit the island! All the best, Darren Law, General Manager More 

Curacao
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just came back home, from a quick weekend getaway with the family (wife and toddler daughter). Where to start.... what a beautiful property well take care and well managed. Food wise, we were very happy, no one complain, from room service to an amazing breakfast buffet "MEDI" was a pleasant treat. We had a delay on room service at lunch... More 

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SBCuracao, General Manager at Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort, Curacao, responded to this review

Rodrigo, Thanks for your kind words and for taking the time to leave a review! We're glad you enjoyed our on-site restaurants and the beautiful, shallow water. Thanks also for your kind words regarding our cleaning staff and manager--we love to hear about great service! We'll see you next time! Cheers, Darren Law, General Manager More 

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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we have been to curacao many time, my husband was born there. this trip was to attend the wedding of our friends son. Since our friend was staying here, we decided that it would be nice to stay there as well. The long drive from the airport, it took 45 minutes. Then once you reach the gates to the resort,... More 

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SBCuracao, General Manager at Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort, Curacao, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback! We appreciate your kind words regarding our staff and resort. We understand your frustrations regarding our rural setting, but we enjoy the serenity our location affords. We hope you enjoyed your stay! Cheers, Darren Law, General Manager More 

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