My husband and I stayed at appartment Sono for one week. The hosts Sjaak and Marcel were already very helpful before our arrival by providing advice on car rental (you GOT to have a car if you stay here) and on Scuba dive operators (highly recommended is "Relaxed Guided Dives" only 10 minutes by car). The apartment is roomy and very well equipped and tastefully decorated, new kitchen, nice bathroom with huge shower, big terrace. We were welcomed with a complimentary bottle of wine (thank you!); the coolbox was really good to have; we used it every day. The Centrum supermarket is only a few minutes away, which is a big advantage if you prepare your own food. We ate out every second day and followed the excellent recommendations from our hosts who also made reservations for us. Try "Mangos", the food is very good. We asked for a Barbeque grill, and Sjaak and Marcel immediately brought us one. They have a very friendly, yet watchful, dog who occasionally comes to visit and get petted. The villa is strategically well positioned for divers, as you can reach the dive spots both of the Northern part as well as the Southern part without too much driving. We spent the second week at a bungalow at Coral Estate on the beach, but despite villa L'Orangerie having no sea view we would prefer it to Coral Estate. The climate in the beautiful garden is less hot and the proximity of the supermarket and Willemstad is a great plus, and of course the great hospitality of Sjaak and Marcel who were always there to help but not by means intrusive, so we had our privacy.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Villa L'Orangerie is the name of our spacious tropical getaway, where we build the elegant apartments, they have been beautifully furnished. The accommodations have their own entrance, a gorgeous view overlooking a tropical garden and swimming pool, where pleasant breezes drift from the east. The apartments are luxuriously appointed with great attention to detail, resulting in an experience much like that of a high end hotel rather than an average apartment. Villa L'Orangerie lies only 5 minutes (by car) from the airport and just 10 minutes from the historical centre of Willemstad. Because we wish to offer our guests the utmost in luxury and comfort within a tranquil and natural setting, we cannot accept children under the age of 18 years. Our apartments are well appointed with top quality fixtures and furnishings. They has an open floor plan with a living room off the kitchen, a bedroom, bathroom, and outside terrace of 2.50M x 7.50M. The apartments are equipped with 110 and 220 volt outlet connections. Also provided in these luxurious units are cable TV with BVN reception, dvd recorder, complimentary wireless internet, an in-room safe, radio/cd player, ceiling fans, air-conditioning and a sleeper sofa which may be used if there are more than 2 people residing in the apartment. The kitchen is completely equipped for all your cooking needs and has hot water. The bedroom has a queen size bed, night stands, a wardrobe, air-conditioning and a ceiling fan. The sleek tiled bathroom is equipped with a spacious shower and hot water. French doors from the living room and bedroom open to a fantastic view of the tropical garden. The terrace has a dining table and chairs and two loungers. You may park your car within the gated entrance outside your apartment. The apartments have their own private entrances. The swimming pool may be used during daylight hours. We are gay friendly ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Villa L'Orangerie Curacao/Willemstad