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Papagayo Beach Hotel
Ranked #16 of 32 Hotels in Willemstad
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Houston, TX
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31 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Good and stylish hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2013

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.

Room Tip: the beach front rooms will have intense sun in your face.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Munich, Germany
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71 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2013

We stayed one week at this newest curacao hotel. They were still in the soft-opening phase which streches out for a couple of month now. The room was very nice, comfy bed, and pull-out leather couch, huge balcony, flatscreen TV, big fridge, fast WiFi, coffee-maker and a lot of storage room. The open bathroom and walk-in shower were very nice. From the balcony you could see the caribean sea and all the way to Willemstad. The hotel itself is very new, spacious, modern and stylish and the personel is very nice and helps where it can. Adjacent to the hotel is a supermarket, a car rental a huge fitness centre and a nice sushi place. To the beach and the famous Papagayo Beach Club it´s only a short walk. We enjoyed our stay very much and would come here again. The whole complex is not completely finshed and I wonder how it will be once it is.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Andreas K
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New Rochelle, New York
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29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2013

This hotel is approximately 15-20 minutes driving to downtown Willemstad, the central shopping area. The hotel is beautiful and modern and very quiet. The rooms are spacious and well appointed with comfortable beds.
There is a very clean and well stocked grocery store connected to the property which also serves wine beer and liquor. A 4 minute walk will get you to a beautiful beach which is maintained by the property.
There is a learning curve to staying in your room however. Unlike every hotel room in the world that I have ever stayed in, you have to leave the room key in the slot to turn on the lights to your room. Also, in the the shower, there is no door to prevent water from splashing and puddling onto the bathroom floor. The pitch on the shower floor was a bit off. My wife slipped and fell in the bathroom and hurt her leg as a result.
All things considered, it was a very nice stay and we would stay there again.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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5 Thank verason
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2013

We have been staying for a week at the brand new Papagayo Beach Hotel. What is a little confusing is that this hotel is NOT the same as the Papagayo Beach Resort, although it belongs to the same owners.

2 wings of this hotel were ready and to be honest; it has great rooms; large enough for us and our 1,5 year old in a baby cot. Nice shower, nice beds, great balcony and all at a reasonable rate. It is directly to the beach with all the amenities of the Papagayo beach resort. Only little negative point that the hotel bar was not ready at the time we visited, but by the time I'm writing this review it should considered done!

Room Tip: Rooms at road side can be a litlle noisier during weekends, but that is also fun to watch from the b...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Forexkid
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Lucerne, Switzerland
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451 reviews
229 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2013

Fortunatelly we were welcomed very unfriendly by another hotel owner just nearby. So we decided to leave and look for another place. We asked for a room at the Papagayo Beach Resort. There we were told that they have also a promotion in there new hotel, just a minute away. We knew the supermarket in the hotel building, because one week ago, when we rented a house and often went to the supermarket there. The hotel is still not yet fully completed, but there is no noise from the construction side. Because they have a so called soft opening, they had a special rate. As our flight from Aruba was quite early in Curaçao, they had no rooms available yet. But they gave us a bag with beach towels for the Beach Club, just a minute away with bar, restaurant and salt pool. Also a very cool place.

Everything very modern, the rooms have a sofa bed, balcony and walk in shower, white floors, bathroom is also all white. Very friendly staff, also in the Beach Club are children welcome. We are so happy we found this place. One of the better places in Curaçao.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank xonthebeach
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Additional Information about Papagayo Beach Hotel

Property: Papagayo Beach Hotel
Address: Jan Thiel z/n, Willemstad, Curacao
Phone Number:
Location: Caribbean > Curacao > Willemstad
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Casino Hotel in Willemstad
#10 Spa Hotel in Willemstad
#11 Luxury Hotel in Willemstad
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Willemstad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Papagayo Beach Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 155
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Opened in 2013 the Papagayo Beach Hotel is the first of its kind on the island of Curaçao. Located in the vibrant Jan Thiel area, adjacent to Papagayo Beach Club this sprawling property looks out over the glittering Jan Thiel Bay, its manicured grounds in colorful contrast against its clean, white lines. The modern designed hotel has several outbuildings and a main building, which houses the lobby with an intimate bar and a colourful reception. The main building has rooms with views of the Jan Thiel Boulevard, the lobby with garden and the sea. The outbuildings are located in the beautiful garden overlooking the sea, the garden or both. The Papagayo Beach Hotel combines the comfort of spacious design hotel rooms with the services of a classic five-star hotel in an exclusive location directly by the sea. ... more   less 
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