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Plaza Hotel Curacao
Ranked #28 of 32 Hotels in Willemstad
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“Good hotel”
Reviewed April 5, 2006

The hotel was very beautiful! Very beuatiful lobby, beautiful restaurant, view, nice pool. The room was above my expectation. We had two double beds, while we ware just with the two of us. We also joined the Caribsche avond, the food was normal, but the show was very nice. We also did a sunset boat trip with the hotel, this was great! nice music and amusement, good snacks, free drinks, beautiful view of the coast and Spaanse water!
The view from our room was great, we could see the whole city and the sea!
The only thing was that there was a problem with the airco, because of that we had a wet floor in the bathroom.

  • Stayed April 2006
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tavernier,florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 20, 2006

we had a great time food was exceltent rates are good and service was nice we had a great timme and will go bace again p.s. love the island

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Reviewed March 12, 2006

This "hotel" is a disgrace.

The staff is mostly unhelpful and / or rude

The rooms are outdated, the water system is deficient (water goes from cold to boiling in a matter of 5 seconds - pleasant in a shower) and all taps leak.

I could notice that the quantities of food at the breeakfast buffet were lesser every day of the week. Which easily leads to conclude that new food is put once a week. You also get charged something like 12$ / day for a breakfast.

Giving a local(!) call from the hotel lobby will cost you over 1$ / minute.

On my first day of stay, there has been no room service.

The airconditionning system is so noisy, that you may want to turn it off to sleep (the thermostatic control unit seemed inoperative for me, I just had the choice "on / off")

I wouldn't even recommend this hotel for a cheap vacation, as it is overexpensive for what you get.

The only positive point I could find is that you get a nice view of the ocean if in the right room, but through dirty windows.

  • Stayed March 2006, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 6, 2006

I took a trip to "La Gran Sabana" (located in the rainforrests of South America), and I stayed at a little hotel, where there were roaches, spiders, electricity wasn't always available, and water was somewhat scarce.... and I loved it, because that's the kind of place I wanted to go ; however, when I arrived in Curacao I wanted to relax, I wanted to be in a clean place, with water an electricity 24/7, and A/C. That is not what I found in the Plaza, instead they had one (not 2 like they promissed) bed, a dirty bathtub, cold water, a dirty ice bucket, brown-looking water, dead insects in the lobby, and a somewhat helpful staff. the location however was very convenient, you could walk to the shopping areas in just a matter of minutes, a place called TUTU TANGO is just about 15 minutes away, and within walking distance. I think the worst part of the hotel was the fact that I had to leave before 6 am, and even though I told them that when I checked in, they failed to inform me that they do not allow check-out before 6:30 when the staff arrives.

  • Stayed March 2006, traveled on business
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Reviewed January 4, 2006

-We had to pay airporttransport arranged by the hotel upon booking, costs 19 dollars (16 Euros)pp. It was an old vehicle, we were put in with 9, there was only place for 6, very dangerous. Total revenu 170 dollars for 10 miles transport! No welcome drink, as offered in the cataloque and had to wait 2 hours to check-in, only 2 persons (1 was trainee) at the reception. Very old fashioned hotel, without any warmth, old swimming-pool, dirty old bath-tub. Windows weren't cleaned for years, very cheap, simple and unattractive breakfast-buffet with worse coffee, etc...... Booked several trips which were cancelled.

  • Stayed December 2005
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Holland, Europe
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 346 helpful votes
Reviewed May 31, 2005

I have no positive thing to write here.

The hotel is part of the Van der Valk chain of motels from Holland. They have mainly mediocre hotels, but this one must be their worst.

Rating it 1 star would be positive.

It is located in the center of Willemstad (capital of Curacao). So everything in the town is within walking distance. But if you go here for a caribbean treat holiday, you will be dissapointed. The pool is filthy and the beach... there is no beach! You will be transported in busses to a beach. Wow! What a dreamholiday!

The food is of a very low quality. Management is lacking in all respect. This hotel should be avoided at all cost.

Rooms are not clean and maintenance is needed several years ago already. Think before you book this hotel!

  • Stayed December 1999
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Monaco
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed April 6, 2005

As our flight was cancelled, our airline put us up in this hotel. Boy, what a place. This hotel was decorated (and last maintained) when Frankie Goes To Hollywoord was still topping the charts.

Don't be fooled by the posh looks of the lobby, or the friendly staff. This hotel is a dump.

- Isolation between rooms and hallway is horrible. You need earplugs.
- Interior is not only outdated, but also in dire need of thorough cleaning (respiratory problems due to fungus)
- Mattresses have dust elephants beneath them.
- Sewage system in hotel is outdated. Water drains slowly or bubbles up.
- One PC with Internet, for the entire hotel.
- Cheap looks, but not cheap rates.
- 60's office architecture with long, dark hallways
- 2 trapped and caged parrots in Mezzanine smell up the entire lobby.

+ checking out is early (11:00) so you don't have to stay longer than necessary.
+ you can have a good laugh to see what a 1-star hotel looks like.
+ location is good (central)
+ nice view from rooms, although windows don't open and needed cleaning.

It is a mystery to me that this hotel is allowed to dominate the Punda (Willemstad) skyline, with its big tower. My advice: look at the room yourself before you book, or go elsewhere with your money. This place needs to be replaced by a decent hotel. It is not worthy of Willemstad.

  • Stayed April 2005
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Property: Plaza Hotel Curacao
Address: Plaza Pair, Willemstad, Curacao
Location: Caribbean > Curacao > Willemstad
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#11 Casino Hotel in Willemstad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Plaza Hotel Curacao 3*
Number of rooms: 240
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bon Bini - Welkom - Welcome. The Plaza Hotel & Casino is Curacao’s most recognized hotel and a favorite vacation destination for generations of world travelers. Discover our stunning oceanfront location, breath taking views and gracious Caribbean hospitality. Built atop the historic Waterford Forte, a 1700's stronghold; the Plaza Hotel Curacao stands as the gateway to the Willemstad's shops, open air markets and local culture. Whether your visit to Curacao is for a relaxing family vacation, a romantic getaway, a destination wedding or you’re here on business, you will love our convenient location and modern comforts. And with free WIFI, a fitness center and almost a dozen great restaurants and lounges on site, there’s something for everyone to enjoy! The Curacao Plaza Hotel & Casino is close to Hato International Airport, major corporate headquarters and a few steps from great duty free shopping and the world famous floating Queen Emma Pedestrian Bridge. Plus, we’re only minutes from some of Curacao’s favorite family and dive beaches. Relax on our giant party deck, swim in our large pool and enjoy the vibrant sunsets overlooking the sea and historic Willemstad. Dine, dance and enjoy the very best of the Curacao. Feeling lucky, come test your skills in the Royal Casino, our Caribbean inspired Casino and a local favorite. Come win a fortune or have some fun playing blackjack, bingo, roulette, craps, poker or the slot machines. We look forward to your arrival in Curacao and taking great care of you at the Plaza Hotel & Casino. Come explore Curacao. Come be our guest! ... more   less 
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