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“Perfect for business travelers too!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of PM78 Urban Oasis Curacao

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Pietermaai 78, Willemstad, Curacao   |  
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“Perfect for business travelers too!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

If you are weary of big name hotels or want a more authentic understanding of Curacao, you should consider staying at PM78. I stayed at PM78 a total of 17 days when I moved to Curacao this summer. My hosts, Cindy and David, have created a wonderful home and small hotel in the heart of Pietermaai. They were very accommodating (even provided me a cell phone during my stay). I stayed in the suite (perfect for my needs) and David provided me a tour of the downstairs apartment (stunning). If you are renting the suites you'll enjoy the free access to the pool at St Tropez Beach Club that comes with your stay. I have since recommended the property to people at my work. I think the only challenge will be finding a vacancy as people spread the word what a great place this is.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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English first
Hamburg, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We absolutely loved the city apartment in Pietermaai! Cindy gave us a warm welcome and explained everything we need to know about the apartment! There was everything you need to have a great stay in Willemstad. Everything was nicely furnished and clean. We totally felt comfortable! If you have questions about the area, restaurants, things to do, etc, you can go and ask Cindy anytime which was a great help, especially with our trip to Klein Curacao. Her husband was also very nice and friendly! All in all, we can totally recommend the place and the whole area (nice atmosphere due to cool restaurants, bars and beautiful colorful houses!) You should definitely give it a go!

  • Stayed May 2014, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We've booked the Junior Suite for a week and we have no regrets that we've booked the suite. Everything was perfect: the location, the hospitality of the owners (David & Cindy) and the apartment itself of course.

The Junior Suite is the smallest of the three apartments (the other two are the City Apartment and the 5* Apartment), that are rented by Urban Oasis.
The suite has all the conveniences you need for a stay in Curaçao: excellent beds, quiet airco and fan, small fridge, warm shower, nice balcony with a view, not noisy, and of course the excellent location.
The owners have put lots of effort in the decoration of the apartment, which gives you a feeling of being at home. Of course the fresh fruit and bottle of prosecco upon arrival made it easier to feel at home!!!

The apartment is located in the upcoming neighborhood Pietermaai, which is part of Unesco's World Heritage List. We've experienced the neighborhood as safe (night and day).
As mentioned the location is excellent, with the famous pontoon bridge, historical Punda & Otrabanda, and the floating fruit market on walking distance (10-15 minutes). The fruit market is the place to buy good fruit and is definitely worth a visit when going out for breakfast!

Although the suite has no kitchen, this is compensated more than enough with the numerous restaurants in the area. Most of the restaurant are on 10-15 minutes walking distance. It's no problem to have dinner at a different restaurant each night. Cindy and David can give suggestions where to eat.
Night life is very various, so there is no need to be bored. Whether you like to go out for a drink, or want to see & hear live music: it's all there! Just check the (weekly) K-Pasa for the things to do at night.

In case you don't have rental car for one or more days, its pretty easy to go to the beach by (mini) bus. It takes less than 15 minutes to get to Mambo Beach, or Wet & Wild. The bus stop is at the opposite of the apartment and buses run very frequent.
In case you want to visit other beaches (and that is the case), a rental car is then very convenient. Cindy can help you with arranging a rental car (value for money, good cars, drop off at the apartment).

In case you like the more quiet beaches, than the east side of the Island is the place to be. Beautiful beaches you don't want to miss, are Grote Knip, Kleine Knip and Cas Abao (our favorite). These are local beaches, however that can be crowded during the weekends (especially on Sunday).

If you have enough of the beaches (for a while), then visiting the Shete Boka National Park (amazing cliffs) and Hofi Pastor (800 year old kapok tree) on the northeast side of the island is a perfect alternative.

We had a very good time on Curaçao, thanks to David & Cindy, the good weather and beautiful beaches :). Definitely a place that I would recommend!

  • Stayed May 2014, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Porcupine Plain, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Having visited Curacao in the past and had to drive into Wilemstad this junior suite in the center of the city was what we wanted in our return visit to the island. Cindy and David were both so friendly and would stop to have a wee chat whenever we chanced to meet. Cindy provided all the extras - the fresh fruit and Prosecco when we arrived, the arranging of tours and the suggestions of great places to eat within walking distance - we especially enjoyed the food at Kome. Urban Oasis was close to the downtown area, unique buildings, shops and a small grocery shop .

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Oakville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We took a chance on staying at the 5* apartment instead of an all-inclusive and we can honestly say that it was the best decision we made. Cindy and David were so welcoming and helpful, yet they still gave you your privacy.

The apartment is everything we could have hoped for. The view was simply beautiful and the sound of the water was very soothing, I had my morning coffee on the little patch of sand right by the water every morning.

We originally looked for a three bedroom place since we are a family of five (three teenagers), but when we saw the 5* apartment pictures (that view! the pool!), we really wanted it to work for us, and Cindy helped make it work! She put an extra bed in the one bedroom so we were able put the kids in there.

The apartment is in a great and upcoming location (UNESCO site) with a lot of great shops and things to see and do. We ended up cooking a lot of our own meals, there is a great floating market for fresh produce, but there are fantastic places to eat within minutes (and also next door). We recommend Ginger! just down the street.

We would also suggest renting a car to get around, you can see much more that way, and there are private parking spots at the apartment to keep your rental car secure if you are concerned.

The previous reviews and pictures of the apartment didn't lie about what a great experience there is to be had. We can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed March 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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Danville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Our stay at the 5* apartment was perfect! As a family of 4 we found the apartment spacious with a perfect layout for living and accenting the phenomenal view. Our trip Dec through New Years was a unique and wonderful celebration to experience!
Fabulous location; easy stroll to Willemstad, restaurants, yet very private and quiet. If you have a rental car, the private off street parking is a huge bonus. Great complete kitchen for cooking in and dining on patio overlooking the pool and ocean. Very private patio and pool.
Owners Cindy and David are very thoughtful and accommodating.
Cheers to gorgeous sunsets and lovely Willemstad,Curacao; a UNESCO site. We highly recommend the 5* apartment!

Room Tip: AC worked well but we used fans. Twin beds together are comfortable. Our young adults didn't...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Brussels, Belgium
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Hello,
In the Pietermaai 78 you are not a hotelroomnumber. A warm welcome by Cindy, fresh fruit and a bottle of Prosecco.
Very quick assistance when you need information or help.
Whe had the studio app (21 Feb- 5 Mar 2014), clean, everything you need, even a road map, and quiet at night even in this carnavalweek. And very near to Punda (10' nice walk). Even excellent restaurants at Pietermaai such as Papa's next door and Ginger. Cocktails at Mundo Bizarro....
We had our breakfast on our balcony or at the Avila-, Scuba Dive-, St Tropez- or the Carnival hotel.
Don't forget to use your free acces offered by Cindy and David to the pool of the lounge club Saint Tropez at 150m.

Ideal place to stay for couples that want to discover the beautiful Curacao.

Johan, Keerbergen, Belgium

  • Stayed February 2014, 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: Pietermaai 78, Willemstad, Curacao
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Location: Caribbean > Curacao > Willemstad
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 65 Specialty Lodging in Willemstad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
PM78 is located in a new townhouse with a monumental look and feel. The seaside of the building has a luxurious and quiet apartment with a private pool (only to use by guests of the 5* Apartment). Via the private beach area you can reach the sea via stairs. On the second floor street side you will find the City Apartment and the Junior Suite, which both have a view of the inland water 'Het Waaigat'. You could combine these apartments to extend the sleeps till 8. (More information about these apartments you will find on our website). PM78 is a romantic, relaxing and comfortable holiday accommodation that will not be easily forgotten. This charming city villa is in the historic city centre of Willemstad in the district Pietermaai, which is on the Unesco World Heritage list. ... more   less 
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PM78 Urban Oasis Curacao Willemstad

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