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Avila Beach Hotel
Ranked #7 of 32 Hotels in Willemstad
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 30 July 2014

This was a nice hotel. It wasn't fancy, but the views were awesome. We had a deck that we sat out on in the mornings and watched hermit crabs and iguanas in the breeze. Our rooms was at the end of the property, leading out to the ocean. They had pretty good restaurants and the hotel was a 15 to 20 minute walk to downtown or a quick cab ride. The only bad thing was it wasn't in the best neighborhood, I wouldn't advise walking to/from at night. You should be ok in during the day. They did have free wifi and provided outlet converters for our electronics.

Room Tip: as for rooms on the exterior of the property, facing or on the water for the evening views.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

Beautiful resort with little own beach. Very very nice staff and service. Excellent food. Restaurant above the Caribbean Ocean. What a great view to start a day. Loved the bungalow we stayed at, loved this holiday.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank KatjaKM
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

I've been to Curacao 4 times and I always stay at the Avila. Just a beautiful and relaxing hotel with fantastic amenities. Lush landscape, great snorkeling, marvelous view, pool, spa, gym, restaurants within the hotel as well as walking distance, centrally located and more importantly the people throughout the hotel are wonderful, always greeted with a smile and very helpful. Fantastisch!

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 20 July 2014

This is by far one of the best hotels in the world. Interestingly affordable too! The service, the views, the food, the atmosphere - truly amazing. Breakfast on the beach everyday. They have an amazing jazz/reggae club that sits on top of the water in their private beach. The music is jamming. You never even have to leave the hotel to explore the rest of the island. We did, and enjoyed it, but in truth we never needed to... Already planning a return trip. Also, the dollar is strong there. FYI, the dutch royal family stays here!

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 July 2014

Recently we made our first trip to Curacao. After researching locations on line we decided to stay at the Avila. We loved the resort. The location was beautiful, the beaches were great. The Avila staff was outstanding. They were all very friendly and helpful. The Avila provides a nice shuttle into the city, twice a day. But if you decide to stay in town to watch the sunset, boat traffic and the Queen Emma Bridge light up it is a reasonable walk back to the hotel. The Avila offers 4 restaurants for guests to choose from. Our favorite dinner was at the Blues on their Blues/Jazz night with live music. The food was outstanding and the atmosphere was great. We also ate at the Pool Bar a couple of times and the food was also very good. If you want to go to a local restaruant you can take a short walk to Rozendale's just down the street. Not only was the location outstanding, the amenities were great, the staff was wonderful but we also really enjoyed the other guests. People were friendly and kind. We would definitely stay at The Avila again.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Octagon Wing room 411. We had a nice view of the ocean & garden. The Blues Wing...
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

I stayed with my Cuban-american family last month for 2 weeks in Curacao, at the Avila the hotel has a very cozy feeling,not too big and very classy, The staff which speaks at least four languages is the best asset of the hotel, professional, friendly and very helpfull specially when you are travelling with kids. It has a very tranquil and clean and social atmosphere.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 July 2014 via mobile

We took a last minute deal from Europe and stayed at Avila for 6 nights over Easter.
We had a wonderful stay and the weather was magnificent. The staff was welcoming and helpful. The room was in the old wing, with some ocean view, quiet, clean and an ok size. The 2 hotel beaches were the best part of the facility, gorgeous, clean and calm, traveling with a 4-yr old, this was the best part of our stay.
We also used the gym during our visit and loved the spectacular ocean view from the treadmills.
Our ONLY complaint was the food. Tasteless and unexciting with a base consisting of french fries and bread. We did however find that the island as a whole lacked real culinary experiences, so maybe choose another destination if you are a real food lover.
This (the food) is the only thing that would keep us from returning to Avila, everything else was definitely worth the travel.

Stayed: April 2014
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Additional Information about Avila Beach Hotel

Address: Penstraat 130, Willemstad, Curacao
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Region: Caribbean > Curacao > Willemstad
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Willemstad
#3 Spa Hotel in Willemstad
#4 Romantic Hotel in Willemstad
#5 Luxury Hotel in Willemstad
#5 Family Hotel in Willemstad
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Willemstad
Price Range: £124 - £291 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Avila Beach Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 150
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

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