Overall: Polite staff. Good beach. Relaxed environment. Good food, but slightly overpriced, and just as requested, we had a clean second floor room in the Blue Wing with a King size bed and a great view.
Surprise #1: We didn't realize that almost everyone gets dressed up for dinner at this hotel as well as most local restaurants . Men wearing long sleeve shirts and slacks with dress shoes. The ladies are wearing dresses, shawls and high heals.
Surprise #2: Willemstad is an easy 15 minute walk, but only in the daytime. We were warned on numerous occasions that it's a bad idea to walk after sunset. However, you can still get downtown for a $10 taxi ride.
Avila was good value for the money.More