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“cozy and eco friendly” 4 of 5 stars
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Trupial Inn
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Groot Davelaarweg 5, Willemstad, Curacao   |  
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Ranked #17 of 29 Hotels in Willemstad
Paramaribo, Suriname
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“cozy and eco friendly”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

It is in a good neighbourhood. On walking distance you have zuikertuin and bloempot mall. The hotel is nice, lovely rooms. In the morning you can hear birds, which i liked alot. They have a cozy spot with dim lights and a red sofa, romantic you can say. They have this not so big but still cool pool with swimmingpool bar. The casino is not really attractive. The staff is friendly and yes i would come here again with pleasure.

  • Stayed June 2014, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Don't know why all the bad reviews.....great place, good service, great bar. Yes, no really hot shower, but so what, was sun burned anyway. Casino, was a little Janky, but everything was great!
Did not eat here, but food looked good. Great pizza oven, cold Amstel Bright.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 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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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

For some research my daughter and i went to this hotel. It is a bit far from Punda and Otrabanda. There is a shuttle that can bring you to the centre of Willemstad. But it is only 2 times a day. In the morning at 08.30 and you have to make a reservation for it at the desk. And at 13.30. It can pick you up at 13.30 In Punda or at 16.30. There is no shuttle to the beach, and this is really a bit far. Public transport is horrible in curacao. The staff from the hotel is very helpfull and the room is clean. Only no hot water to shower, glad the temp outside is warm so it is not a big deal. The cleaning is also good. THe coffee maker is small but will do. There is also a refridgerator. But what is missing was the plates and knifes. So bring them for yourself if you have a regulair home. The car hire at the reception is ok. They only bad thing about this hotel is the huge amount of mosquito's. It is not soo strange because there are plants everywhere.
The pool is small but nice. The restaurant has a small cart but is good enough. Only the pasta was not our favorite. You can also order from the restaurant and they will bring it to your room. Breakfast is good but a bit expensive for what you get. Overall i would certainly go back, because this hotel is also located near the ring from willemstad, and therefore enough parking space and the possibility to go out. And the AH grocery is not far from the hotel. (not walking)

Room Tip: we had room 13 but there are a lot of mosquito's. this one was close to the parking place . But...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Willemstad, Curacao
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

I travel for a living with my job and this was a work trip. My stay was from Nov 11 to Dec 11. As such I do not expect many luxuries. However I do expect a certain level of service and cleanliness. The bed is very firm and if you like firm mattress then this is a minor issue. There is no breakfast in the hotel that is worth the price they charge. I am aware this is an island and as such all food is imported, however due to the over priced menu for what was given I found it easier to just eat at the local McDonald's. The location of the hotel is central and for a work stay it is in a good location for this specific job however for any leisurely stay I would not recommend this hotel. It is a 15-20 min drive to the beach, there is claim to have a shuttle but it is not a shuttle, instead it is a bus that leaves in the morning and returns at night.

Major down sides
• Restaurant prices are overpriced for the quantity and quality of food provided.
• Cockroaches found in general area in room and two in my bed.
• Mosquitos are an issue inside rooms and outside.
• Showers in various rooms do not drain properly leaving for standing water.
• Service is slow when responding to a room issue
• Service is unhelpful when finally responding and are sometimes condescending.
• No beach access
• No fitness center
• Limited outlets in rooms, no outlets near bed

Upsides
• Centrally located next to a mall and a pharmacy.
• 20-30 min drive to the airport
• Rooms are spacious

Room Tip: Some rooms are lower (elevation) than others. the ones that you have to step down to seem to be more...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Curacao
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Very poor and staff is unwilling to assist. No electrical outlets by the bed - so you cannot sit in bed with a device plugged in. Restaurant is full of flies - mosquitos in the room... pillows are flat

Room Tip: Very poor and staff is unwilling to assist. No electrical outlets by the bed - so you cannot sit in...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Helmond, The Netherlands
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50 reviews 50 reviews
27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

I stayed here for 6 nights during a business trip.
The rooms are recently renovated and functional.

Bathroom with large shower but no hot water unfortunately, just barely lukewarm.
Clean towels every day. (could get replaced by newer towels, some are a bit greyish)
Sleeping comfort was good; good quality matrass, quiet, air conditioning in good position.
Too small and filthy hairdryer. The cleaning lady should take the dust of things as well!!!
Services: free WIFI in room and outside
Daily cleaning was sufficient.

Service front desk:
One morning, when it was raining for hours, I called reception and asked for an umbrella. They told me they would bring it over as soon as it would stop raining or I could come get it myself….????? What's the use of an umbrella when the rain has stopped or when I'm already wet because I have to come get it myself??? It illustrates the working mentality in Curacao unfortunately.

I asked them to arrange check in at the airport for me and print the boarding pass. Instead of taking care of this for me they offered me their desk and computer to do it myself, which I appreciated but I'm used that the front desk takes care of this for me.

There was major construction going on outside (pool bar and restaurant) but this didn't bother me to much because I was away most of the time. If it would be my holiday destination I would be very unhappy with this. The pool is too small and there are no sunscreens.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Booked through travel agency for 1 week. First thing, when i checked in they charge me the whole stay, they did not give an invoice. Because of my type of job i had to check out 2 days early, so i gave reception the appropriate advise. To my surprise they told me they do not refund money to reservations booked made by travel agency. Had to speak to the manager which did not do anything to help me out because hotel policy. Very unprofessional staff...limited restaurant offering.first time and last time staying in that Hotel.

Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Address: Groot Davelaarweg 5, Willemstad, Curacao
Location: Caribbean > Curacao > Willemstad
Amenities:
Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Casino Hotel in Willemstad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Trupial Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 74
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Also Known As:
Trupial Hotel Willemstad
Trupial Inn Curacao/Willemstad

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