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“Beautiful view, no WIFI in rooms.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Howard Johnson Curacao Plaza Hotel & Casino

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Howard Johnson Curacao Plaza Hotel & Casino
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Brionplein z/n | Otrobanda, Willemstad, Curacao   |  
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Ranked #17 of 24 hotels in Willemstad
San Fernando, Trinidad
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Beautiful view, no WIFI in rooms.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

My first impression of the hotel was a good one, reception was excellent, got wifi password and was quite contented.... that was until I was directed to my room... I had to exit the hotel lobby-that is to walk back outside- in order to access stairs/elevator. I was a bit terrified because it was my first time at this hotel and I was alone. But I did make it to my room safely and was impressed with the room. It was huge with a king bed with an old tattered couch and recliner. But what cheered me up was the balcony. I had a beautiful view of Punda and the floating bridge which I really enjoyed. The downside was that there's NO WIFI once you get to your room. Only the lobby. I asked for coffee and a coffee maker for my room and was surprised when all I got was a coffee maker and 2 cups!! Where did the expect me to get the coffee/creamer/sugar from?

The following morning, left my room and noticed the carpet in the corridors had a horrible smell. I practically held my breath! Then I had to use the rather slow and hot elevator and again exit the hotel to access the lobby and the cafe for breakfast. That's when I saw the pool. One word-disgusting. I won't even bathe my dog in there. For breakfast I was served cold eggs, watery coffee and tasty hot arepas. The nice lady at breakfast made me forget that my eggs were cold because of her warm smile and friendly demeanor. If you don't like the cafe food, just do like I did... theres KFC, Subway and Pizza Hut downstairs. Or the Mall next door with a wide variety of tasty food.
In conclusion, yes I will stay here again if i need to do business. The furniture was old and needs to be changed, but the bed was clean, view was beautiful and the staff was friendly.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Paramaribo, Suriname
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

Minus: no automatic sliding doors, which makes it difficult to move around if you have a lot a baggage, elevator is hot and closes twice on the second floor before taking you to the lobby, bad lighting in the corridors, no signs to give you direction to your room, no hot water, slippery bathtub, flickering lights in bathroom, no American power outlets, bad housekeeping, nasty looking furniture in lobby and room, dirty pool, limited breakfast choice, tripping hazard along side pool, ironing board no iron, old fridge, toilet placed too close to the toilet paper holder.

Plus: great bed, friendly receptionist (although I was told when I checked in that I did not have to pay immediately.....turned out I had to), great view (if you have a balcony.....room 224), kfc, pizza hut and subway all in the same building.......

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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San Nicolas, Aruba
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4 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

the room smells bad.. the tv is too small.. The bed was cheap not so comfortable.. didn't like it at all :S I expected more! it has wel a great view and is in a good location.. it has been the worst place I've ever stayed in Curacao!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

i think this is the worst hotel i have ever been too. moss around the pool area.breakfast staff not properly no hair nets hence hair in food.
roaches in rooms. dark corridors and bad bulbs in rooms.
on the up side the room was very spacious with new tv and comfy bed-sheets seemed clean.
bathtub was is a trap-accident waiting to happen watch yr step in and out.
good location though alth felt a little unsafe walking back to the hotel at night it is a nice central location.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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TOBAGO
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

The reception at the hotel was excellent. The hotel is situated in an ideal spot-heart of Town.
But the worst part is that they were not cleaning the rooms until we complained, and then we realise that the sheets were not being changed so we had to report that and then they will come, that's crazy. Imagine we were there for 7 nights. And i carried my niece on a suprise trip, first time out of the country and that is what i expose her too.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Medicine Hat, Canada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Very simple hotel, with a great small restaurant with awesome food and great owners.
Parking is available, but with a very limited space. Staff is very nice. Pool needs some TLC, but with all those wonderful beaches, who needs a pool???

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Scarborough, Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

The hotel was good although the pool was dirty and also there are a lot of starirs leading up to each floor. Hotel staff a courteous(mostly). It is in a great location and it offerss an exceptional view of the town from the second floor up. Rooms smell a lil bit like smoke and the fridge doesn't work so well. All in all the rooms aren't tht bad.

Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Address: Brionplein z/n | Otrobanda, Willemstad, Curacao
Location: Caribbean > Curacao > Willemstad
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Casino and Gambling Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
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#5 Casino Hotel in Willemstad
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Howard Johnson Curacao Plaza Hotel & Casino 2.5*
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