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The Ritz Village Hotel
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

I cannot say enough positive things about my stay at Ritz. The rooms are clean and stocked with enough kitchenware to cook small meals and store food for multiple meals on the go. The owners are fantastic - super friendly and helpful, more than willing to go out of their way to answer questions and make your stay even more enjoyable. They even lent us a cooler to take food to the beach one day!

The best part of this location is that there are many other down-to-earth travelers from all over. We were able to meet friends from all over the world and explore the island together by going to happy hours, dinner, beach, hiking, etc.

I would more than recommend this hotel to a traveler looking for a location that is not a resort, is located within walking distance to many fantastic attractions in Willemstad, and wants to meet new people. I would absolutely stay here again!

Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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Ritz-studios, Owner at The Ritz Village Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2014

Thanks for your review!
Your experience at The Ritz is exactly what we try to provide for our guests!
We are here to serve you and facilitate the best vacation possible!
I'm glad we had a cooler to lend you!
Hope to see you again at The Ritz!

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Reviewed August 10, 2013

All staff very helpful and friendly. Floor and curtains of our room were not attractive at all. This created a bad first impression as you enter the room. Short walk to reach shopping, bus station etc.
Economical. I will return.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank cyd_ola
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Ritz-studios, Owner at The Ritz Village Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2014

Thanks for staying at The Ritz.
I'm glad you experienced our great staff and customer service.
I know exactly the building you stayed in and can assure you that I have ordered new curtains and they should be on the island within a couple of weeks!
Next time you stay at The Ritz, there will be some positive changes!
See you in Curacao!

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Reviewed July 29, 2013

It's going thru major remodelings. All rooms are clean furnished with Ikea with new flat tvs. The only down fall is that there isn't any hot water in the shower. Prepare to shower with cold water. It's always hot so the water is not freezing cold. It's clean and staff is very friendly. I don't understand why there's hot water in the kitchen but not in the shower. I don't know if it's something thats going to change.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank mamia823
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Ritz-studios, Owner at The Ritz Village Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2014

Thanks for staying at The Ritz!
I' m glad you enjoyed our rooms and excellent staff.
In fact you are correct that there is hot water.
In order to maintain our budget prices, we have chosen this.
Many people in Curacao live without hot water as the water naturally heats during the day, this is what you experienced in your kitchen. We always recommend showing around dinner time, it's nice and warm then! Besides it's too hot in the Caribbean for hot showers anyways! Lol
Hope to meet you again in curacao!

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Reviewed May 19, 2013

My room at the Ritz Studios was simple and had a feel that I might describe as Modern European Student Tourist. It had a small kitchenette and the furniture tended to be Scandinavian. It was functional, comfortable and generally perfect for someone who wants a room to use as a base for their outings in Willemstad. It did lack some amenities that Americans have come to expect, like televisions and telephones.

The location is very nice as well in the highly renovated Scharloo district which features a number beautiful large homes owned by Jewish business men. It is about half a mile from the Punda area so it is close enough to be an easy walk but far enough to be quiet.

The office staff is all Dutch and as you'd expect with the Dutch working in the tourism industry, they are fluent is several languages. I found them to be very friendly and always willing to do that little bit extra when you needed help. Willemstad can be a confusing place to get around but the Ritz staff was willing to go the extra distance to explain to me how to get places.

Room Tip: Try to get a ground floor room.
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Stephen K
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Ritz-studios, Owner at The Ritz Village Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2014

Thanks for staying at the Ritz!
I'm happy to tell you that's nice your stay we have added flat screen tv to every room and we also have built a pool!
I'm glad our outstanding staff were at their best for you!
Hope to see you again!

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Reviewed April 5, 2013

The Ritz studios do not live up to their name ! An old ice making factory converted into Ikea furnished studios. The rooms are clean but the floors have not been redone which leaves an unpleasant dirty garage like feeling. Be aware there is no hot water.Also access is not easy for some-one walking with a stick as the steps are uneven. Sharon the manageress is very professional and after the first night she had her staff telephone around to find us another hotel. Thank you Sharon. Re situation, it is a litlle bit off the beaten track and we were warned not to venture on certain nearby streets at night. Probably a great place for young people and students.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Patricia I
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Ritz-studios, Owner at The Ritz Village Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2014

Thanks for your review.
The Ritz is a heritage property on Curacao, that was an ice cream factory for 70 years that has been converted into the studios.
This ice cream factory was called The Ritz. In homage to this we keep the name, Ritz, even though we are budget option studios. The floors are painted concrete and many of the structures at the Ritz are original. It is a heritage property and we try to keep it's integrity.
Since you stayed with us we have added a pool and flat screen Televisions. In order to maintain our
Budget price we will choose not to heat the water but suggest you shower around dinner time, when the water has warmed naturally through the day. We also continue to direct our patrons on the safest walking routes for nighttime in Curacao!
Thanks for your review!



Sharon is no longer with us, but you will find the new manager more friendly and capable!

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