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Curacao Marriott Beach Resort & Emerald Casino
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   John F Kennedy Boulevard, Piscadera Bay, Willemstad, Curacao   |  
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Grapevine, Texas
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“A Beautiful Resort”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

This resort is absolutely one of my favorites! The food was incredible! The staff is the nicest that I have ever met anywhere. They go out of their way to make you feel at home. I loved the size of the resort! It had a fabulous pool and beach area. But one thing that made the visit so pleasant, the resort was not so huge that you it takes forever to get someplace. After a day, I felt completely at home here. We had so much fun at the authentic island dinner, festival parade, and dance on our last night! The costumes and spirit of the people were beautiful. We fell in love with the many iguanas and only wished we could have packed one in our suitcase when we left.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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jcastillo82g, Director of Sales & Marketing at Curacao Marriott Beach Resort & Emerald Casino, responded to this review, October 23, 2012
Dear Janrichwil~

Thank you for your great comments about the quality of food and the amazing service from our associates.

Your comment is 100% right, the resort offers a "welcome to your home away from home" atmosphere that engage every guest that visit us making them willing to come back again and again, We are happy to know you felt it !!

Please come back soon.

Best regards

Jose Castillo
Director of Sales & Marketing
Curacao Marriott Beach Resort & Emerald Casino
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

We stayed for 6 nights and had a great time! The grounds were beautiful, food was fantastic, beds were comfy, and the staff was friendly and accommodating. Our week was filled with delicious drinks and relaxing on the beach especially at the Boardroom with Cerita! She was so kind and welcoming - you have to visit her! The drinks were awesome. We also recommend renting the snorkel gear at the dive shop on site and snorkeling off beach. Our biggest complaint is the high island prices and additional 15% service charge. However, our honeymoon was everything we hoped for!

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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jcastillo82g, Director of Sales & Marketing at Curacao Marriott Beach Resort & Emerald Casino, responded to this review, October 23, 2012
Dear BrittVox~

Thank you for your favorable comments about your overall great experience during your honeymoon. In regards your challenges about prices, I must say that here on the island in general they are relatively a bit higher than in the US, You need to take into account that the products that restaurants and hotels are using are 100% imported and they usually have a lot of quality, It will make more sense when doing the comparison.

Once again we appreciate your great comments about grounds, public areas and our friendly and attentive staff. We are very excited to know that you enjoyed your honeymoon at our beautiful resort.

Thank you

Best regards

Jose Castillo
Director of Sales & Marketing
Curacao Marriott Beach Resort & Emerald Casino
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

Very nice hotel. Open lobby. Friendly and serviceable staff. Outstanding pool and bar service. Pool area beautiful and very well maintained. The hotel is only 3 floors high, ocean view may be obstructed by tall coconut trees. The beach is small. Don't expect long walks at the beach. The water is clear, warm with beige and soft sand. Small sea life is visible among rocks at the beach. Overall, very relaxing, beautiful, nice, friendly. I would stay gain.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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jcastillo82g, Director of Sales & Marketing at Curacao Marriott Beach Resort & Emerald Casino, responded to this review, October 23, 2012
Dear rube007~

Thank you for your positive feedback, much appreciated. Very pleasant when we hear comments such as “outstanding pool and bar service”, Nice also to hear that the stay was very relaxing, beautiful and nice and that our friendly staff took care of you.

Please come back soon, we will be waiting to welcome you one more time.

Thank you

Best regards

Jose Castillo
Director of Sales & Marketing
Curacao Marriott Beach Resort & Emerald Casino
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

I have stayed at this hotel on several different occasions for business and pleasure over the past six years and it is still one of my favourites. The location, the beachfront rooms, the welcoming, friendly staff and the overall good quality brings me back time and time again. The staff have always gone the extra mile for me and prepared a beautiful birthday cake for my niece's birthday a few years ago. Great rooms, good restaurants, nice pool and wonderful views.

Room Tip: Try the clam chowder at the beachfront eatery.
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

My husband and I just celebrated our anniversary and stayed here 10/6 through 10/13. While almost our entire stay was wonderful there were a few negatives which I will mention below. First the positives…We stayed in ocean front room # 287. It was a very quiet area and we loved it. Our bed was very comfortable and the room was large. The hotel rooms are a bit outdated based on USA Marriott standards but it is an island and most hotels/resorts are this way. Our room was clean and everything was in good working condition (it suited our needs for a week). We have also visited other islands and it is comparable. The grounds are well maintained and it is a beautiful resort.

The staff at the Marriott is wonderful!!!! We wanted to name a few people who were very helpful and provided excellent customer relations: Kurt Jackson (front desk manager), Meredith Garrido (supervisor of Portofinos) Michael Angelo who planned our romantic oceanfront dinner. The Staff is very friendly and will do pretty much anything to make their guests happy.

Cons-We had an issue at check in, which was resolved but it is a very important issue to keep in mind when reserving this resort. The Marriott will charge you UP FRONT $100.00 a day for anticipated charges at the resort. So with a 7 day stay that meant $700.00 charged to our credit card which we may or may not have spent at the resort. Since we were not planning on eating there each day and were planning on using our credit card for spending money instead of cash it posed a slight problem for us (thankfully we had enough cash to do most of the things we planned). Everyone may not be that fortunate so this should be explained prior to booking so people can plan accordingly. Most places will hold your card but not charge anything until you check out.

The food was ok at the restaurants there, definitely not worth the amount of money they charge, I do not mind spending over 30.00 a plate for dinner but I do expect an outstanding meal. The quality/quantity does not match the pricing. There is also a 15% service charge added to all the food bills which is not the tip for your server. It is a tip they give out twice a year to those who do not serve? I do not think that charge should be our responsibility, it should be the Marriotts responsibility to pay their own employees. So on top of very expensive meals and the service charge, then you are supposed to give an additional 15% to the waiter/waitress. You do not have to but it puts you in a difficult position because now you feel obligated to give your server a tip. I do have to say the breakfast at Portofinos is very good and worth the 23.00 for the buffet, you will also meet TJ there who is very friendly and helpful!

There are no laundry facilities, you can have your clothes washed by I am guessing an outside source but it is very expensive. It would be nice if they provided washers and dryers for their guests.

Again, overall I rate this resort high marks. Although some negatives but mostly a positive experience and we would definitely stay there again. If there were any issues, they were resolved to the best of the staff’s ability.

Room Tip: Room 287 Ocean front room, quiet area of resort
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles, Ca
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

We only stayed at the Marriott for 2 days before heading West to Lodge Kura Hulunda. The Marriott was a good surprise, and we had a great time. I try and write my reviews to help you decide where you want to stay, because that it what I read them for. Here our my opinions, hope they help: (just a note... We went to Curacao for the snorkeling and a little diving so that is where I base my perspective).
Marriott staff was great, rooms were nice, in fact the whole resort was great. Beach was nice, although water was a little rough, which may have just been the time we were there. Snorkeling was a nice surprise, make sure to go outside the jetty to the left and there's a nice little stretch of amazing sealife (Found an eel, lion, trunk, porcupine, even a 5 foot Tarpon, along with all the standards. Marriott is close to Riffort and waterfront (10 minutes) which is a plus. I will say that the food and drinks are very expensive, so stop at the market on the way from the airport. The pool is a nice hangout, as well as a drink or 2 at "The Boardroom" down the beach. We did get an upgrade to a beachfront, sometimes all you have to do is ask. I will say, of course it depends on why you travel, but I would suggest staying 2-3 days at Marriott so you can do Williamstead, thgen "Go West Young man". In my opinion the best beaches are West. You could hit them all from the East end but Westpunt is a much better base for your adventures.
TIPS: Definatly stop at the market, everything is expensive. Beer drinkers BEWARE....beers are mostly served in 7oz bottles. If you love o snorkel buy a "Franko" map and don't be afraid to swim out to the deep reef, (also for some reason along the right side of each beach seems to be best). Although we never tried Mambo's I will say Pirate Bay, which is close to Marriott, was fun on a Sunday night.
I will also post a Review of Lodge Kura Hulunda.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

I drove myself crazy reading reviews of all the different hotels and resorts on Curacao. This hotel is 100% the best hotel on the island. Perfect balance of beach and relaxation and then a short cab ride to Willemstad.

We rented a car for two days and drove all over the island. My boyfriend and I both said each day we were so glad to come back to this hotel after seeing all the others. Staff was friendly, helpful and laid back. The Marriott was busy enough that you didn't feel secluded and the restaurants, bars and casino were fun, but you can always find a chair by the pool, a spot at the bar and space on the beach.

Another decision that was tough was to do all inclusive or not. We didn't and we were very glad we did not. Unless you are huge eaters/drinkers it would not be worth it. We were glad to have the freedom to go to different areas of the island to try different restaurants and when we were feeling lazy there were plenty of reasonably priced options at the hotel. Also the casino does free drinks while you are gambling!

Room Tip: We upgraded to the ocean front room and it was worth it!
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: John F Kennedy Boulevard, Piscadera Bay, Willemstad, Curacao
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Location: Caribbean > Curacao > Willemstad
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Casino Hotel in Willemstad
#3 Spa Hotel in Willemstad
#3 Luxury Hotel in Willemstad
#4 Romantic Hotel in Willemstad
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Willemstad
#5 Family Hotel in Willemstad
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Willemstad
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Hotel Class:4 star — Curacao Marriott Beach Resort & Emerald Casino 4*
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The Curacao Marriott Beach Resort & Emerald Bay Casino are located directly on a private beach in Willemstad, Curacao. Spend your days basking in the sun at our resort pool or beach, or experiencing all history and adventure Curacao has to offer through our on site Tour and Car Rental desk. Once the sunsets, you will experience amazing dining by sea at our beachfront restaurant Seabreeze. ... more   less 
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