great hotel. very nicely appointed rooms. We had an ocean view room on the 3rd floor. However even being so high they were palm trees obstructing some of the view, but that's not the hotel's fault.
Checkin was a little slow, we arrived early at 9am and got our room at 4pm.
Very convenient starbucks right by the pool.
We had lunch a couple of times at the pool, and the food was good.
The man-made beach was nice too and very easy to get chairs.
The location of the hotel was great with lots of restaurants right in the fort Riff area and across the bridge.
Now here are some of my issues with the hotel:
- smoke from the casino into the main lobby, this would be very easy to remediate, just build a glass door at the entrance of the casino to the lobby and you would block that nasty smell.
- i found that the lobby, casino and stairs and all the common areas of the hotel were kept way to cool. I checked and they had they AC set at 19C. Now if this was a business hotel and you're walking around in a suit I would understand, but most people in this hotel are tourists and when walking back from the pool/beach with a wet bathing suit it wasn't pleasant at all. They should really crank up the temperature by a few degrees.
- although the man-made beach was very nice, after visiting some of the real beaches in curacao, you just can't compare. But nothing that the hotel can do about this. they still built a very nice beach/pool area.
As for curacao overall, i loved the island and i have visited many islands in the caribbean. This is definitely one of my favorite island.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in Curacao's capital city of Willemstad, in the heart of the Dutch Caribbean, the Renaissance Curacao Resort & Casino offers experiences and activities for any traveler seeking the ambiance of authentic Caribbean charm combined with European sophistication. Featuring a private beach club, this Curacao resort is built around the historic setting of the Rif Fort. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Renaissance Curacao Hotel Willemstad
- Renaissance Curacao Resort And Casino
- Renaissance Curacao Resort & Casino Willemstad