My partner and I stayed at Avila Hotel for one week in September and it was the best week we've ever spent. We chose Avila after reading several reviews on Avila and the competition. To help make my decision, I emailed the hotel to ask a few questions. They responded quickly and were extremely friendly! Upon check in we were greeted with a smile and had just about the quickest hotel check in process I've ever experienced. A Bellman was called to gather our suitcases and show us to our room. Along the way to the room our Bellman gave us a very detailed tour of the property. Upon entering our room (I'll speak more about that soon) our Bellman showed us how everything worked, which switched controlled what, the air conditioning controls and even the balcony door controlled A/C. He was GREAT! Now to room 216. WOW! I've stayed at many nice hotels and many of them were beach front. This hotel room was simply breathtaking. The clean, spacious layout was perfect. The separated rooms was a treat. The bathroom was spacious and our balcony overlooked the pool and the ocean. I wouldn't have traded rooms for anything! Avila had a welcome card and a complimentary bottle of wine chilled and ready for us. We opened the wine while we unpacked for our vacation and then went to the private beaches on property. The water was warm, the beaches were clean and the Schooner Bar was ready to help us celebrate our arrival. After swimming in the ocean a bit we went to one of the on site stores and bought snorkel gear. I couldn't believe how many beautiful fish hang out right there at the beach hotel. BEAUTIFUL. While staying at Avila we ate snack food at the Schooner Bar (spicy wings) and have several drinks. The evening staff was amazing! We went to Burger Night at the Blues Bar & Restaurant and had the best service I've ever experienced, thanks Kenneth! We also had breakfast at Belle Terrace Restaurant and it was the best breakfast buffet with several options including an omelet bar and delicious fresh fruit. I recommend all three to you! The hotel is within walking distance to downtown Willemstad which you can make one or two days worth of activities out of, but I recommend renting a car and driving around the island because there are some really beautiful parts of Curaçao worth exploring. Cas Abou Beach and Knip Beach are both worth a visit. Our room service cleaned our room and made sure we had fresh linens and towels daily, they did a great job and even let us sleep in. This hotel is so focused on creating a positive experience that they even left a Happy 30th Birthday card in the room for me. WOW!!! There are many beautiful resorts and hotels on the island, but I couldn't have been happier with Avila. My partner and I went and visited some other properties during our trip and always left saying, "I'm glad we chose Avila!" Thank you for making our Curaçao trip and my 30th Birthday so memorable. I feel like I left a piece of my heart at Avila Hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Family run boutique hotel comprises the islands original governor's mansion dating from 1780. Located on two romantic private beaches, the hotel is just minutes away from downtown Willemstad. The new Octagon Wing features 68 spacious rooms decorated in sophisticated neutrals with splashes of vivid Caribbean colors and has transformed the hotel into a contemporary luxury resort & spa. Avila Hotel nevertheless continues to be a reflection of the island of Curacao. Friendly. Intimate. Understated. Welcoming. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Avila Beach Resort
- Hotel Avila Beach
- Avila Beach Hotel Curacao/Willemstad