If you don't like the crowded feeling of big beach hotels, and if you prefer to be a bit off the known beaten tourist routes, this hotel is perfect for you.
It is located about 15 minutes by car from the centre of Willemstad, but in a road that leads to scenic beaches further up the coast. Rent a car, and drive around, it is worth it.
The Hotel's beach is a 5 minute walk away, crossing a big road. It shares the beach with the Hilton Hotel. But the side where most of the Floris guests are, are not as crowded and rowdy as the main Hilton beach. The beach is small, private and there is enough swimming and snorkeling possibilities.
We stayed for almost 3 weeks in Floris. Although we really enjoyed our stay, it would be unfair and impossible to give the Hotel 5 stars. What count in this hotel's favor, is the design and layout of the hotel, the mostly friendly staff ( a special mention has to be made about the bar staff, Roknai, Robeirto, Tanusi, Sherika ). The hotel lobby, bar and restaurant is complete open plan, decorated in white. It creates a very relaxing and pleasing atmosphere. As do the pool and garden.
The suite we had was really spacious, as was the bathroom. We could really stretch out and relax. It was relatively clean when we arrived, but it got progressively worse during the 3 weeks of our stay. A whole family if dust bunnies settled under the bed and floated around the room at night, the shower floor and door hardly ever got cleaned.
The fitness room or gym was a big disappointed. The room is nice and large in comparison to what one often get at hotels, but most of the equipment is broken. It has never been fixed or bothered with in the long time we stayed there. And it hardly ever really gets cleaned, dust in the corners, on the free weight stands, sticky floor, etc.
Don't register or pay for breakfast at the hotel, it is dreadful and overpriced, and the service is bad. Either use your kitchenette in the room to prepare your own, or go to town for something tastier than overlooked egs and dry white bread, and a few chips of fruit that should constitute a fruit salad.
On Friday evenings the hotel offers a nice relaxing cocktail happy hour to which some locals also come. It is a great opportunity to meet people from the island.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Floris Suite Hotel-Spa & Beach Club is for guests 18 years and older and has a refreshing blend of comfort and contemporary design. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Floris Hotel Willemstad
- Hotel Floris Suite
- Floris Suite Willemstad
- Floris Suite Hotel - Spa & Beach Club Curacao/Willemstad