Even though we wouldn't go back to Papagayo Design Hotel, It's a good hotel. Our main problem was how we slept each night. The A/C feels good in the room if you are lounging, but it wasn't good enough for sleep. It struggled to cool at night after a hot day. You have to ask the front desk to lower it and they did to the lowest setting, but the room never reached the setting it was on. We had to sleep with most of the covers off. The vent is right above you also, and it would leak water on our face every night as we slept.
The bed and the linens were very comfortable otherwise.
There is TONS of storage space which we loved, but no place to hang towels to dry. There is a fridge that is good enough to keep drinks and small stuff that came in very handy for us. We used the hot water pot to make oatmeal for breakfast each morning with yogurt and few other things we bought at Centrum Market. The hotel does have a small supermarket downstairs, but we found better prices and selection at the Centrum.
The shower doesn't have a door or anything to stop the water from going into the bathroom. The water drained real real slow and the toiletries were a bit pathetic for this nice of a hotel (think Budget hotel)
The staff was super friendly.
The Beach Club is very nice!! We lounged one day (We hopped the island beaches daily). the Infinity pool looks nice, but it has a serious algae problem.
The Casino on the property had a $5 dollar blackjack table with 3:2 payout which we did well on during our stay.
Overall, the hotel is probably one of the better options on the island, but for our needs and the location of what we did the whole time (best beaches are far out on the west), we probably won't be staying here again.
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- Also Known As:
- Papagayo Beach Hotel Curacao/Willemstad