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Torarica Hotel & Casino
Ranked #3 of 31 Hotels in Paramaribo
Reviewed April 13, 2012

Ordinary rooms in the 3- to 4-star range surround a 5-star garden area featuring a pleasant pool, spacious patios, plenty of free-standing massage huts, a palapa fitness area with whirlpools and much more. The massages are very good value by U.S. standards. The grounds, especially around the docks and landing areas, are grand for evening strolls.

Suriname is very Dutch, but there is always an English speaker at the front desk. Most of the guests here are from the Netherlands – they regard Suriname as “tropical Holland” – but most of them also speak English.

A bonus of all that Dutchness is the availability of excellent Dutch pancakes in a pannekoeken café less than one block away. A short taxi ride away is a large and very popular Chinese place. Breakfast buffet at the hotel was standard hotel breakfast buffet. The hotel's menus and indoor restaurant areas looked unappealing, so we ate elsewhere for lunch and dinner.

Strange experience: In the middle of the night a maid tapped on our door and said she'd come to change the pillowcases?!?

Room Tip: Ground floor rooms put you steps away from the garden area and have larger patios.
  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 2, 2012

Stayed here in February and March 2012 on business trip. Rooms are tired-looking and some include cheap plastic (formica) based furniture and need painting. The breakfast was disappointing with very little fresh fruit. Evening meal in the restaurant was expensive. The hotel has a nice pool and garden and is located with easy access to the historic center of Paramaribo.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed January 5, 2012

I was here for a business trip for almost a week. The rooms are a bit disappointing but luckily they are in the process of refurbishment. Breakfast is OK but not very special, and is every day the same.
The location however, close to the Suriname River and Fort Zeelandia, is splendid.
The garden is the real gem of the hotel, with its relaxed atmosphere and a beautiful pool. The staff is very friendly and helpful.

Room Tip: Gardensite is more quiet en has better view
  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled on business
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2  Thank joseph59
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Reviewed November 26, 2011

Had lunch here and had to wait for an hour. The 'surinam specialty bbq' was just two pieces of chicken, white rice and beans. Would not recommend to eat here.

  • Stayed: November 2011
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Reviewed November 12, 2011

Quality is not the best in Paramaribo, but atmosphere is nice and if you have a renovated room is it nice and clean.

Bars, restaurants and historical buidlings on walking distance

Room Tip: Make sure you have a new, renovated room. Those are clean and modern, while the old ones are terribl...
  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 11, 2011

The staff of the Torarica Hotel can't be beat. They are so friendly and helpful that they somewhat help overshadow rooms that are old and badly in need of a good cleaning and renovation. Also not a lot of soundproofing between rooms so it can be noisy depending on who is next door. Parts of the hotel are currently being renovated, so request one of those rooms if you are coming here. The hotel has a great pool, gym, sauna area and other services. It is also within walking distance of wonderful restaurants if you choose not to eat here. The restaurant serves good local and Dutch food and the breakfast buffet shouldn't be missed. All in all, this is our third time here and we would come back again - hopefully in a renovated room.

Room Tip: Request a renovated room on the pool side.
  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 15, 2011

This is the best hotel in town for the overall package. It is actually a resort, not just a hotel. We stayed there for a long time (almost a year so far) while working on a project. The staff is good, the location is within walking distance of restaurants/bars, and the room was great.

There are other hotels but they all have drawbacks (location, price, smell, etc).

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Torarica Hotel & Casino

Address: Mr. L.J. Rietbergplein # 1, Paramaribo 411682, Suriname
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Location: Suriname > Paramaribo District > Paramaribo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 31 Hotels in Paramaribo
Price Range: $119 - $221 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Torarica Hotel & Casino 3.5*
Number of rooms: 132
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With over 50 years experience in accommodating guests and catering to their every need, Torarica Hotel & Casino is the most famous and renowned hotel in Suriname. Located along the Suriname River, near the very heart of the bustling city life and historic center, Torarica Hotel & Casino is the ideal location for business, relaxing getaways and family holidays. With 132 comfortable and elegantly furnished rooms equipped with all modern conveniences, a restaurant offering cultural culinary experiences, a richly decorated and relaxing lounge area and bar, the hotel offers everything the modern traveler looks for in a perfect holiday experience. ... more   less 
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