Wonderful friends of ours treated my husband and I to a quick getaway. We are all (hospitality) business owners in Aruba who needed some R n R..
They chose the Plaza based on its location and reviews found on trip advisor.
The location was great, walking distance to shops, bars, restaurants, and the floating bridge. The hotel was run down, our room was very clean and I give credit to our maid considering what she had to work with. Our TV was old and small. We had to stand in front of it in order for the remote to work. The bathroom only had 1 very small shelf to hold toiletries. We had to request a blow drier. The hallways were dark. The pool needs to be re done, tiles missing and cement chipped on the steps and bottom.
At check in the front desk staff was not very helpful. We were given 1 room key and told that we had to drop the key off in a drop box before leaving the property. I have never heard of anything like that before. The casino was old and dingy. I could not find the "sports bar".
Our bartender for happy hour was very nice and helpful.
This hotel has a lot of potential to be a great property but unfortunately the owners have allowed it to become run down. I read in reviews that the hotel was recently remodeled but I did not see any evidence of that unless the reviews were written in the 70s. We had a great time in Curacao but we went out of our way to spend our days outside of the hotel property. .
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bon Bini - Welkom - Welcome. The Plaza Hotel & Casino is Curacao’s most recognized hotel and a favorite vacation destination for generations of world travelers. Discover our stunning oceanfront location, breath taking views and gracious Caribbean hospitality. Built atop the historic Waterford Forte, a 1700's stronghold; the Plaza Hotel Curacao stands as the gateway to the Willemstad's shops, open air markets and local culture. Whether your visit to Curacao is for a relaxing family vacation, a romantic getaway, a destination wedding or you’re here on business, you will love our convenient location and modern comforts. And with free WIFI, a fitness center and almost a dozen great restaurants and lounges on site, there’s something for everyone to enjoy! The Curacao Plaza Hotel & Casino is close to Hato International Airport, major corporate headquarters and a few steps from great duty free shopping and the world famous floating Queen Emma Pedestrian Bridge. Plus, we’re only minutes from some of Curacao’s favorite family and dive beaches. Relax on our giant party deck, swim in our large pool and enjoy the vibrant sunsets overlooking the sea and historic Willemstad. Dine, dance and enjoy the very best of the Curacao. Feeling lucky, come test your skills in the Royal Casino, our Caribbean inspired Casino and a local favorite. Come win a fortune or have some fun playing blackjack, bingo, roulette, craps, poker or the slot machines. We look forward to your arrival in Curacao and taking great care of you at the Plaza Hotel & Casino. Come explore Curacao. Come be our guest! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Plaza Hotel Willemstad
- Plaza Hotel Curacao Willemstad