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“Convenient and safe access to Willemstad, Curaçao” 4 of 5 stars
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Pietermaai Apartments
3.0 of 5 Condominium   |   Pietermaai 51 | Pietermaai, Willemstad 000, Curacao   |  
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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“Convenient and safe access to Willemstad, Curaçao”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014 via mobile

I booked the apartment/hotel after reviewing other ones in Tripadvisor. The location is quiet convenient, about 5 minutes walking distance to the old city and harbor. It is in a safe, redeveloped area--a nice neighborhood with restaurants. The rooms are big and there are two modern swimming pools. The rooms do not provide soap or shampoo, so make sure you bring your own. The kitchen in the room is complete with ample utensils and a medium fridge. The reception staff is very friendly and helpful. They helped me book a rental car with pickup at the hotel. Driving was relatively easy around the island. It is the only way to check out the nice hidden beaches. Be sure to visit Christopher Park and the nearby seashore and cliffs-- they are on the northeastern side of the island. Amazing beaches are found on the northwestern side. It takes about two full days to explore Willemstad to give it justice. Most people speak English and the dollar is widely accepted.

Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Stayed in this beautiful, typical Colonial / Carribean style apartment for 3 weeks. Our vacation couldn't be more relaxed. The apartment in the Kalksteeg was just what we were looking for. Nice ambiance, good mix of locals, tourists and students in the area. The apartment itself is very comfortable and tastefully designed. The service is good and the area where the apartments are located is very nice and safe. The staff of Pietermaai Smal Apartments are all service minded with a smile. I would recommend Pietermaai Apartments for everyone who is interested in celebrating their holiday in Carribean style with luxury. It is great for couples, families but also when you travel alone. You have tv, great WIFI network (In room network is fast and free), good bed and nice little kitchen (with fridge). The quality of the materials used is in a good condition. Our apartment had the living and kitchen on the ground floor and the sleeping room on the 1st floor. Therefore we felt as it was our home for 3 weeks. Thank you Pietermaai Smal Apartments for the great 3 weeks! Warmest regards, Brigitte & Guus

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dresden, Germany
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

It was nice to see all renovation in historic style and a mixture with modern buildings. There is a feeling like caribic life. It`s like a little town with some nice restaurants, hairdresser and beachclub.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Helsinki, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Rooms were really nice and cozy. Kitchen was nice to have, and bathrooms were very tidy. Mundo Bizarro restaurant/bar at the backyard had really nice athmosphere. Most of the staff working in reception were nice, but we had bad experiences of one of them during our stay. She messed up our trip that we booked for one day and didn´t even apologize the mistake, overall acted very arrogant about everything, not just this one case. Despite that, very nice place to stay.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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Willemstad, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

My stay was relatively brief (4 days), I don't really like those big beach resort hotels that much so I went for Pietermaai Apartments again and didn't regret it one bit! The thing is, it's a very picturesque kind of area & hotel, sure there's some rumor from the surrounding restaurants and cafés sometimes, but in my view this adds to the bustling District. In a few days you'll feel like a part of the whole thing! The Apartments are build inside old Dutch monumental houses but are equipped in a modern way for comfort. Finally, I should not forget to mention one , or actually 2 of my favorite things about my holiday, which were Restaurant Mundo Bizarro and Café Miles... they were both around the corner from my room.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
    • 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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Huizen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014 via mobile

I like the concept of Pietermaai smal apartments which is to restore the 'old' heart of Willemstad by renovating old houses to apartments. The apartments are spread over the Pietermaai area. The apartment I had was located at the nieuwestraat between Miles Jazz café, Restaurant Sparkle and restaurant Ginger. A very vivid area between 7pm and 11-12pm. Not advisable when you looking for quietness (you better book a room at a resort). The apartment itself was furnished in a modern but warm way and had all the basic equipment. The apartment included the use the swimpool that was nearby. The staff is very friendly and helpful. I had a great time staying there.

Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
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Wilfred H, General Manager at Pietermaai Apartments, responded to this review, March 5, 2014
Beste Antoine,

Thank you for your positive and encouraging review, our goal is indeed to be the pounding heart of the renovations in Willemstad. We're glad you enjoyed the experience of the area as well as our apartments and hope to welcome you again soon!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

12 years ago I used to live in the Pietermaai street and the connection with Punda was dangerous at that time. The houses generally abandoned. The Pietermaai Smal apartments project (together with several other projects in the vicinity) extended the Punda city centre to the penstraat and created style, beauty and safety. Nowadays it's possible to eat, drink, swim, dive and relax at this beautiful part of Willemstad.
The small houses kept their (Dutch) Caribean identity and I noticed many local employees working around the pool and rooms.

Small minus: Although I paid approximately 150 dollars per night (late booking?) the company did not provide me with soap etc. And my apartment did not have a porch.

Chapeau voor de projectontwikkelaars die Curacao een stukje van zichzelf hebben teruggegeven.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Additional Information about Pietermaai Apartments

Address: Pietermaai 51 | Pietermaai, Willemstad 000, Curacao
Location: Caribbean > Curacao > Willemstad
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 60 Specialty Lodging in Willemstad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Pietermaai Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Pietermaai District, once the area of the Curacao well-to-do, has untaken a huge make-over after a long period of neglect and abatement. However, the last 2 years Pietermaai District is working hard to be the new 'Quartier Latin' of Curacao.The colorful Pietermaai Apartments are located in the historical neighborhood of Pietermaai District in Willemstad. The apartments are divided from the sea by a narrow road. The center of Willemstad is only 500 meters away. Just like the neighborhoods Punda, Otrabanda, several clubs, shops, restaurants and cinema's. The well-known Cabana Beach is 4 km. away. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Pietermaai Smal Apartments Hotel Willemstad
Pietermaai Apartments Curacao/Willemstad

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