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PM78 Urban Oasis Curacao
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Charlotte
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“like being at home”
Reviewed 18 August 2014

The house is located in Punda, in the charming and characteristic neighborhood of Pietermaai.
It takes approx 20 min from the airport. The owners (Cindy and David) will contact you few days before your arrival to ask you for your flight information and provide you with directions (very accurate).
When you get to the house you will be welcomed by Cindy and David and they will provide you with all the info you need plus a fresh plate of fruit and a bottle of prosecco (not bad for a start).
We stayed in the junior suite room. The room is on the first floor and has a balcony with a table a couple of chairs, perfect spot to start they day or end it.
The room Is very nice and unique. It has a double sinks and large shower too.
It was very clean. Besides few mosquito we did not find any bug.
The rooms had everything we needed plus more. Just to name the most useful tools that you will find in the room:
Beach towels, plenty of towels, cups, mugs, plates, fridge, toaster, a nespresso machine with capsules (the first 4 are free, then each one is 1 naf), tv, desk with a comfy chair to work, cooler for the beach ( Cindy and David will provide you ice too), a small hanger and a safe.
The room has plenty of shelves and a wardrobe to store your clothes and empty your pockets when you get in.
It has air conditioning and a fan. They both work perfectly and without noise.
The internet connection is fast and works perfectly even if you connect multiple things.
If you have a car and there s a spot available inside the property (there are 2 spots inside ) you can park inside and you will receive the remote controller for the gate.
If you are not lucky enough to get the spot, don t worry. There s plenty of room in the road in front of the house especially during the week. It gets a bit crowded during the week end.
The reason why it gets crowded is because there are many restaurants and bar close by (walking distance). Few nice options within 3 minutes walk are Kome, Crystal, ginger, rock beach, blue bird bar, mondo bizarro..
Within 10 minutes walk you get pretty much anywhere in Punda, including the floating market where you can get fresh fruit every single day. There is also a bakery called Golden Corner on the way to the floating market. They open at 6 and they make fresh doughnuts every day!
Cindy and David are very cool and they help you out a lot with direction and recommendations. Cindy also helped us making reservations for activities (for example Klein Curacao Tour, which is incredible).
We enjoyed so much the place that next time we will be in Curacao we already know where to stay.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 July 2014

If you are weary of big name hotels or want a more authentic understanding of Curacao, you should consider staying at PM78. I stayed at PM78 a total of 17 days when I moved to Curacao this summer. My hosts, Cindy and David, have created a wonderful home and small hotel in the heart of Pietermaai. They were very accommodating (even provided me a cell phone during my stay). I stayed in the suite (perfect for my needs) and David provided me a tour of the downstairs apartment (stunning). If you are renting the suites you'll enjoy the free access to the pool at St Tropez Beach Club that comes with your stay. I have since recommended the property to people at my work. I think the only challenge will be finding a vacancy as people spread the word what a great place this is.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
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Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 5 June 2014

We absolutely loved the city apartment in Pietermaai! Cindy gave us a warm welcome and explained everything we need to know about the apartment! There was everything you need to have a great stay in Willemstad. Everything was nicely furnished and clean. We totally felt comfortable! If you have questions about the area, restaurants, things to do, etc, you can go and ask Cindy anytime which was a great help, especially with our trip to Klein Curacao. Her husband was also very nice and friendly! All in all, we can totally recommend the place and the whole area (nice atmosphere due to cool restaurants, bars and beautiful colorful houses!) You should definitely give it a go!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 25 May 2014

We've booked the Junior Suite for a week and we have no regrets that we've booked the suite. Everything was perfect: the location, the hospitality of the owners (David & Cindy) and the apartment itself of course.

The Junior Suite is the smallest of the three apartments (the other two are the City Apartment and the 5* Apartment), that are rented by Urban Oasis.
The suite has all the conveniences you need for a stay in Curaçao: excellent beds, quiet airco and fan, small fridge, warm shower, nice balcony with a view, not noisy, and of course the excellent location.
The owners have put lots of effort in the decoration of the apartment, which gives you a feeling of being at home. Of course the fresh fruit and bottle of prosecco upon arrival made it easier to feel at home!!!

The apartment is located in the upcoming neighborhood Pietermaai, which is part of Unesco's World Heritage List. We've experienced the neighborhood as safe (night and day).
As mentioned the location is excellent, with the famous pontoon bridge, historical Punda & Otrabanda, and the floating fruit market on walking distance (10-15 minutes). The fruit market is the place to buy good fruit and is definitely worth a visit when going out for breakfast!

Although the suite has no kitchen, this is compensated more than enough with the numerous restaurants in the area. Most of the restaurant are on 10-15 minutes walking distance. It's no problem to have dinner at a different restaurant each night. Cindy and David can give suggestions where to eat.
Night life is very various, so there is no need to be bored. Whether you like to go out for a drink, or want to see & hear live music: it's all there! Just check the (weekly) K-Pasa for the things to do at night.

In case you don't have rental car for one or more days, its pretty easy to go to the beach by (mini) bus. It takes less than 15 minutes to get to Mambo Beach, or Wet & Wild. The bus stop is at the opposite of the apartment and buses run very frequent.
In case you want to visit other beaches (and that is the case), a rental car is then very convenient. Cindy can help you with arranging a rental car (value for money, good cars, drop off at the apartment).

In case you like the more quiet beaches, than the east side of the Island is the place to be. Beautiful beaches you don't want to miss, are Grote Knip, Kleine Knip and Cas Abao (our favorite). These are local beaches, however that can be crowded during the weekends (especially on Sunday).

If you have enough of the beaches (for a while), then visiting the Shete Boka National Park (amazing cliffs) and Hofi Pastor (800 year old kapok tree) on the northeast side of the island is a perfect alternative.

We had a very good time on Curaçao, thanks to David & Cindy, the good weather and beautiful beaches :). Definitely a place that I would recommend!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Porcupine Plain, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 22 April 2014

Having visited Curacao in the past and had to drive into Wilemstad this junior suite in the center of the city was what we wanted in our return visit to the island. Cindy and David were both so friendly and would stop to have a wee chat whenever we chanced to meet. Cindy provided all the extras - the fresh fruit and Prosecco when we arrived, the arranging of tours and the suggestions of great places to eat within walking distance - we especially enjoyed the food at Kome. Urban Oasis was close to the downtown area, unique buildings, shops and a small grocery shop .

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Oakville, Canada
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Reviewed 10 April 2014

We took a chance on staying at the 5* apartment instead of an all-inclusive and we can honestly say that it was the best decision we made. Cindy and David were so welcoming and helpful, yet they still gave you your privacy.

The apartment is everything we could have hoped for. The view was simply beautiful and the sound of the water was very soothing, I had my morning coffee on the little patch of sand right by the water every morning.

We originally looked for a three bedroom place since we are a family of five (three teenagers), but when we saw the 5* apartment pictures (that view! the pool!), we really wanted it to work for us, and Cindy helped make it work! She put an extra bed in the one bedroom so we were able put the kids in there.

The apartment is in a great and upcoming location (UNESCO site) with a lot of great shops and things to see and do. We ended up cooking a lot of our own meals, there is a great floating market for fresh produce, but there are fantastic places to eat within minutes (and also next door). We recommend Ginger! just down the street.

We would also suggest renting a car to get around, you can see much more that way, and there are private parking spots at the apartment to keep your rental car secure if you are concerned.

The previous reviews and pictures of the apartment didn't lie about what a great experience there is to be had. We can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Danville, California
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Reviewed 9 March 2014

Our stay at the 5* apartment was perfect! As a family of 4 we found the apartment spacious with a perfect layout for living and accenting the phenomenal view. Our trip Dec through New Years was a unique and wonderful celebration to experience!
Fabulous location; easy stroll to Willemstad, restaurants, yet very private and quiet. If you have a rental car, the private off street parking is a huge bonus. Great complete kitchen for cooking in and dining on patio overlooking the pool and ocean. Very private patio and pool.
Owners Cindy and David are very thoughtful and accommodating.
Cheers to gorgeous sunsets and lovely Willemstad,Curacao; a UNESCO site. We highly recommend the 5* apartment!

Room Tip: AC worked well but we used fans. Twin beds together are comfortable. Our young adults didn't...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Property: PM78 Urban Oasis Curacao
Address: Pietermaai 78 | Curacao, Willemstad, Curacao
Region: Caribbean > Curacao > Willemstad
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 91 Speciality Lodging in Willemstad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Exclusive $ Personal + Boutique style & luxury PM78 Curacao is located in a new townhouse with a monumental look and feel. The seaside of the building has a luxurious and quiet 5* apartment with a private pool (only to use by guests of the 5* Apartment). Via the private beach area you can reach the sea via stairs. On the third floor you find the beautiful Ocean View Loft Apartment with 100% privacy. On the first floor street side you will find the City Apartment and the Junior Suite, which both have a view of the inland water 'Het Waaigat'. These last 3 apartments uses the luxury pool area of the neighboring ocean club. You could combine these apartments to extend the sleeps till 10. (More information about these apartments you will find on our website). PM78 Urban Oasis Curacao is a romantic, relaxing and comfortable holiday accommodation that will not be easily forgotten. This charming city villa is in the historic city centre of Willemstad in the district Pietermaai, which is on the Unesco World Heritage list. ... more   less 
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