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“Great location near jan thiel” 4 of 5 stars
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Livingstone Jan Thiel Resort
3.0 of 5 Villa   |   Jan Thiel Baai z/n, Willemstad, Curacao   |  
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
34 hotel reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Great location near jan thiel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

I loved staying at jan thiel livingstone resort. Right next to the nice zanzibar beach location at the most beautiful bay on curacao. Tropical plants and quiet island life is best enjoyed on this safe haven on Curacao

Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Kigali, Rwanda
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Nothing special...Good for a price...The beach and reastaurants are nearby,also a supermarket is close .Apartment is large and nice...They have a very large and nice swimming pool..Diving center is located in the resort...As I said good for a price :)

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

The houses were ok nothing fancy but spacious and clean. The beach and restaurants are at a walking distance. Must say that the water they use for their plant stinks. I think they recicle the water and its very unpleasent. It's not that save since friends enter without being question by security.

Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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Saint Cloud France
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7 hotel reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

The Good:
The flat is large and clear, but only at the upper floor (those at the ground floor are dark with a smaller terrace).
- The kitchen is convenient with sufficient utensils.
- A diving center is located within the resort: Johan and Monique knows perfectly well the diving spots and can propose you taylor-made dives. If you dive, don't miss them.
- A super-market close to the resort. - A really large (25 m) and beautiful swimming-pool which allows to swim.
The Bad:
-Extremely bad management: at the reservation (mid october 2013) I have expressed my wishes: Montana flat at the upper floor and with a sea view. This was agreed upon. Early January I have been contacted by phone (which was nice) to tell me the sea view was not possible (why??) but I would be upgraded to a larger flat: I agreed. End of January, nothing was done, nobody was aware and I have spent 2 days of hard discussions, in a dark flat, before I could have a flat at the upper floor.
- The beach at the sea side is private, 200 m outside the resort, artificial, with too many people alined on lounge chairs. It is forbidden to lay on the sand and it is mandatory to pay for lounge chairs.
- No bank in the surroundings, and the only cash machine (which was located outside the resort) debited by bank account with 1500 ANG (around 1000 US$) without giving me any banknotes!

Room Tip: If you select a Montana flat, request a flat at the upper floor: the ones at the ground floor have a...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Livingstone is a ok resort with ok prices for curaçao understandings (not a cheap island) Its not luxury bud has everything what you need especially when you are with children. The beach near bye has 4 beach clubs and caracasbaai is not far away so there is plenty to do. The only advice what i give you about this resort is to take the some more expensive apartment that has a airco in the bedroom AND LIVINGROOM, It was to hot in the living room of our apartment! I see some negative reviews about the service and i can't say much about it because we only had our night rest there and the rest we did some place else (eating, drinking, sitting on the beach and enjoying the rest of the island)

Room Tip: apartment at the front of the resort so you don't have to walk up and down every day, and if you...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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51 reviews 51 reviews
47 hotel reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Let's face it, Curacao is not a cheap place to spend your holiday. So if you can find a reasonably priced apartment near the beach, the more you can spend on overpriced cocktails on the same beach. Livingstone is a family-oriented place, with several types of apartments in different price categories. We stayed in a Montana apartment with 3 pp, on the first floor. Or to avoid confusion, NOT groundfloor. Nice view over the gardens and a much larger outdoors area than the terrace below. The amenities were fine, but nothing luxurious. The right amount of supplies in the kitchen, a large bathroom, aircon in the bedroom and a variety of international channels on TV. The lack of luxury is in the details; the bath/shower leaked a tiny bit, the furniture looked a bit tired, the service is almost non-existent. We weren't bothered by this at all.

Like previous reviewers have mentioned, skip the hotel breakfast. Instead drive 15min to a local supermarket where you can buy all the groceries you need. The Albert Heijn supermarket just outside the resort is horrendously expensive.
There will be some mosquitoes in the evening, but hey this is the subtropics. We just burned some citronella candles and used a repellant.

Keep in mind that these types of midrange resorts are very price-sensitive. So do your homework upfront and compare various places and prices for the season you plan to travel. If Livingstone comes out on top, you won't regret it.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Europe
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

I have stayed at this hotel for about 5 nights, it all depends what you are looking for,
Nobody will be at the reception after 20:00 in the evening and before 8:00 in the morning,
The breakfast is also served only after 8:00 and is very poor both in service & in content,

Need help from the front desk? forget it , because the phone in the apt doesnt work most of the time.

Want a clean room? you have to fill in a sheet to ask that they will clean the room.

Dont expect any good service of this place.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Livingstone Jan Thiel Resort

Address: Jan Thiel Baai z/n, Willemstad, Curacao
Location: Caribbean > Curacao > Willemstad
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 60 Specialty Lodging in Willemstad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Livingstone Jan Thiel Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 131
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Also Known As:
Livingstone Jan Thiel Hotel
Livingstone Jan Thiel Curaçao
Livingstone Jan Thiel Resort Curacao/Willemstad

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