BijBlauw Boutique Hotel

BijBlauw Boutique Hotel

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#5 of 33 hotels in Willemstad
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Value
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BijBlauw is a stylish boutique hotel located in the Pietermaai district, one of the liveliest districts of Willemstad where you walk within 10 minutes to downtown Punda and Otrobanda. Its a perfect location overlooking the Caribbean Sea. BijBlauw ensures maximum enjoyment on Curacao; Sleep in the unique and modern hotel rooms in the historic Curacao buildings, Shop in the concept store with modern lifestyle products, contemporary clothing and jewelery from international and local artist, all with a story. To top it off eat in BijBlauw restaurant and enjoy a dinging experience staring at the sun setting in the Caribbean sea . Let us astound you!
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Property amenities
Free public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Kids pool
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Foot massage
Street parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Plunge pool
Shallow end in pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Taxi service
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shops
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
24-hour check-in
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Room service
Safe
Separate living room
Wardrobe / closet
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Ocean view
City view
Pool view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Trendy
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Dutch and 1 more

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Pietermaai 82-84, Willemstad 0000 Curaçao
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Baso_Kloetz wrote a review Sep 2021
Bamberg, Germany43 contributions33 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We enjoyed our time (two nights) at BijBlauw very much. We were welcomed very friendly already, the reception staff was very warm hearted and always ready to help with advice. The view from the restaurant towards the ocean is extremly beautiful, and the location is very close to downtown, surrounded by a great cocktail Bar (Ochenta) and lots of good restaurants.
The only little downside was the pool, which - honestly - doesn't really deserve its name. For the whole hotel there are only to two sun loungers and the very small pool, lies directly next to the tables of the restaurant. Additionally our room was a little bit small (had to open the suitcases in the bathroom), admittedly, that might have been due to the room category.
OVerall I'd definitely recommend the hotel. If you go, you should make sure to get the breakfast of the house, which was amazing!
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Date of stay: August 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Sharon L wrote a review Mar 2020
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom638 contributions190 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Bijblauw is ideally situated in the Petermaai district. It’s a ten minute stroll to get to the downtown Punda area. Our absolute preference was to be in this area with a great selection of bars and restaurants.
The hotel is charming and chic with individual rooms as far removed from an international chain as you could get. We had the Vitamin Sea room which had a huge bathroom, lovely terrace overlooking the sea, and a supremely comfortable bed. AC and fan added to the comfort. Due to misinformation we were not made aware that breakfast could be taken on our terrace until a few nights in all you had to do was make your request via what’s app. This was the hotels’ way of communicating with the reception in the absence of in room phones. Quite unique! We tried this once but decided we actually preferred to take breakfast downstairs in the restaurant right by the sea.
A small misunderstanding was dealt with directly by the owner and manager with grace and generosity.
Ruud the owner and Thyrza the manager head up the team there to ensure you have the best time possible at the hotel.
You can also take a bit of BijBlauw home with you from their concept store.
Looking forward to seeing their expansion plans to extend into the next building.
Hopefully we will get back there one day.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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WorldTravelers wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was our first trip to Curacao and found the BijBlauw on Expedia. We had a great experience staying at BijBlauw. The staff was friendly and extremely helpful. The hotel is a beautiful boutique hotel, the room was charming and the bed was extremely comfortable. The restaurant overlooks the water and is a great place to have breakfast, dinner or just drinks (we went several times). No matter how busy they were, the staff was always attentive and willing to take the time to talk with us. Lastly, the location of this hotel in the Peitermaai district was great. Everything was within walking distance and we found some charming places to have a drink and some food. Overall, I cannot say enough about how much we enjoyed our stay at the BijBlauw. If we return to Curacao, we will definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: December 2019
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Britt v, Manager at BijBlauw Boutique Hotel
Responded Jan 9, 2020
Dear WorldTravelers2027, Wonderful words you have written for us, thank you very much for your stay and your review! We appreciate it. Team BijBlauw
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Rachel wrote a review Jan 2023
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is just so perfect. The culture vibe in this part of the city, being able to walk to multiple restaurants in the evenings and walk back to the hotel was fantastic. There was one night, the ochenta bar next door had a party and it was extremely loud. I had a white noise app on my phone so was able to sleep through it. I thought I had paid for the breakfast ahead of time. However, it wasnt billed until the end. Had that been made clear I wouldnt have gotten it each day. They dont start serving until 8 am. Which is extremely hard when many tours start then or 9 am. You dont have time to eat and the service at all restaurants here isnt like america. I enjoyed the slow pace and experience of meals, but I wouldnt book breakfast here. They have a different menu for hotel guests. They were nice enough to package my stuff to go each morning, but it still took 30 min from start to getting the food. I would have preferred to be told the charges wouldnt apply until the end or just look at the regular menu and eat there when you dont have to rush off each morning because every morning we had something by 9 am and had to drive 20 minutes at least. Thats the only thing I would have liked to know before hand so im sharing it here. I would 100 book this place again due to the location, and people and comfort. The house keeping was top notch. Overall extremely happy. The need to have breakfast options available sooner for hotel guests or a form to fill out the night before so they have it quicker in the mornings for the added price you pay per meal. We found ourselves not enjoying the morning food and had we known it wasnt charged until the end, we would have skipped it and saved some money. The bed was comfortable, they could use a spare blanket in the room though for more warmth once you turn your ac and fan on. It was just a sheet basically to sleep. Maybe this is custom for aruba and curacao/other countries to sleep with just a top sheet. So a spare blanket in the rooms would be great. The front desk workers were fantastic and so kind. I would recommend this place for sure.
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Date of stay: January 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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A Wolfe wrote a review Aug 2023
Calgary, Canada8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing level of service! We stayed in the two-bedroom yellow suite and absolutely loved it. Our only regret was having to leave. The rooms are charming and the terrace is heavenly. All of the staff were so wonderful and conscientious, paying attention to even the littlest details. Our family of 4 will definitely stay there again.
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Date of stay: August 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with family
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Bastiaan S. wrote a review Nov 2022
1 contribution5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I've seen my share of hotels and boutique hotels but I am truly astonished that Bijblauw literally ticks all the boxes you desire of a place to spend your holiday. The rooms are stylish, the bed is comfortable, everything is clean, it's quiet, the restaurant is without a doubt one of the best on the island, the pool is intimate and relaxing, there's a great shop with a unique array of furniture and accessories and something that was seriously outstanding was the service. I am not exaggerating if I say that I've never encountered such a combination of kindness and capability. No question was too much or bothersome to them, they even helped me settle a situation with a car rental agency and even paid part of the cost as a gesture of good will. I was extremely surprised by the combination of all these factors. Hats off to an outstanding hotel! If you're wondering why to visit Curacao, staying at BijBlauw would already be a single reason to do so.
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Date of stay: November 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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historyfanatic99 wrote a review Oct 2023
New York City, New York183 contributions90 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The Bijblauw is a boutique hotel located in a very central area. It is close to many restaurants and a short walk to the Queen Anne Bridge and the center of town. We stayed in a deluxe room which was nice with a large balcony. The bathroom was huge. The shower could use more pressure and a better design to contain the water. However, given the heat it dried up rather quickly. The breakfast was very good. Staff friendly and helpful. There is no beach access and the pool is very small and right next to the restaurant. If you have a car then getting to the beach is easy. Overall we had a good experience for a boutique hotel.
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Date of stay: September 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: There is no parking at the hotel - street parking is available.
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Cindy W wrote a review Nov 2023
New York City, New York1,334 contribution356 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a wonderful 2-night stay at this hotel. The hotel was well located within walking distance to many restaurants and bars.

We booked the Deluxe Double Room with the City View - a spacious room on the 2nd floor with a large balcony overlooking the city. The room was beautifully decorated with chic designs. I wish the soundproofing would be better with blackout drapes, as the window shutters didn't work well.

We had lunch during our first day here, and the dishes were delicious (steak tartare and poke bowl). We saw many people having dinner there, but honestly, with so many great options nearby (Sal and Komi), we wanted to try elsewhere.

The view from the restraint was gorgeous. We went snorkeling on our last day at the hotel, and it was a paradise underwater.

Street parking was plenty right outside the hotel.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Larisa C wrote a review Mar 2021
Bucharest, Romania327 contributions107 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
First thing we did when we got to Curaçao was to come at BijBlauw, this cool place in Willemstad. I was simply amazed by the cool design combined with the old wood pieces all over our apartment. They have also a lot of straw baskets and linen details that give you that cozy island vibe. My favorite place from the hotel was the bar/restaurant area, especially in the morning during breakfast. It was such a delight to start my day there with a nice view to the blue ocean. The table setting looked so dreamy and each of their breakfast options were so incredibly delicious. I’ve tried them all and my favorite was the Açai bowl.
I also liked the view from our apartment as it had the most colorful view in the city center. So, as I have told you Curaçao is a must see island while in the Caribbbean and if you are looking for a dreamy place to stay, I most definitely suggest you the amazing boutique hotel, BijBlauw [pronounced beiblau] :P
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Date of stay: July 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Skebenga wrote a review Jun 2023
Ljubljana, Slovenia17 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
An intimate oasis, unpretentious and romantic, nice breakfasts, good food, important for me, as a tour guide: you knew all the time you were in Curacao, as opposed to staying in big hotel resorts, because the hotel in in the centre in those wonderful colurful, typically Willemstad houses, everything is near and you can chose a new beach to go to every day. Dutch Caribbean vibe at its best. And the best sundowners.
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Date of stay: June 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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ALPEI1 asked a question Mar 2023
Charlottetown, Canada8 contributions2 helpful votes
Hey! Just wondering what the voltage was at this hotel?
Answer from pacpol
Montreal, Canada20 contributions36 helpful votes
Same voltage and same plug type as in Canada.
Answer from BijBlauw
Willemstad, Curaçao
Hi Lara, Most rooms are provided with a sitting area with chairs, also beach towels are provided. You can take the bus from the hotel to various destinations in curacao. Yet we recommend to rent a car, this has to do with safety and security. Sunny regards, Anne | BijBlauw
Answer from smholst
New York City, New York103 contributions106 helpful votes
It's relatively close to nightlife but is simple lodging. I believe there are better choices to select that are more contemporary, especially in light of your 30th birthday celebration,
Answer from firecrackes
Toronto, Canada13 contributions4 helpful votes
It is really easy to park int he area around. and yes. the hotel is perfect for a birthday...there are lots of lovely bars and restos very close...and the restaurant at the hotel is perfect. Gorgeous outdoor setting with waved crashing, great service and wonderful food. Getting a car is very easy...and very easy to park. There are fantastic beaches 1/2 an hour away on the west side--well worth the excursion a few times at least if you are there for a week.
Scenic27409902540 wrote a tip Apr 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Breakfast & dinner are delicious here Rent a car "
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historyfanatic99 wrote a tip Oct 2023
New York City, New York183 contributions90 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"There is no parking at the hotel - street parking is available. "
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Patrick M wrote a tip Nov 2022
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Fiddler on the Roof is super fun!"
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Marcel Vt H wrote a tip Aug 2022
Utrecht, The Netherlands1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"One of the double rooms has a bathroom with a glass door. No problem for a couple, but maybe not so nice when you want a bit more privacy."
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Fam-boof wrote a tip Mar 2022
Valencia, Spain6 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Room nr 10"
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$122 - $159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
13
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Frequently Asked Questions about BijBlauw Boutique Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to BijBlauw Boutique Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral (0.2 miles), Historic Pietermaai District (0.10 miles), and Street Art Willemstad (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at BijBlauw Boutique Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at BijBlauw Boutique Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at BijBlauw Boutique Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at BijBlauw Boutique Hotel?
Yes, free public parking nearby and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to BijBlauw Boutique Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Wine Cellar, Kome, and Serafina.
Are there opportunities to exercise at BijBlauw Boutique Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does BijBlauw Boutique Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, BijBlauw Boutique Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at BijBlauw Boutique Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at BijBlauw Boutique Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, and Dutch.
Are there any historical sites close to BijBlauw Boutique Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Fort Nassau (0.9 miles), Fort Beekenburg (4.9 miles), and Fort Amsterdam (0.6 miles).
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