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Torarica Hotel & Casino
Ranked #3 of 31 Hotels in Paramaribo
Miami
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“good enough”
Reviewed 4 April 2013

good rooms, good bath, very small tv (why?), decent wifi, ample gardes, nice swimming pool, sufficient services, very good location. Certain things may need a bit of remodeling, but overall it is a safe bet in Paramaribo, and it does have a very convenient shuttle service for the red eyes that land at an airport one hour away from the city!

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled solo
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Coral Springs, Florida
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226 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2013 via mobile

The only reason I stayed here is because at 2am coming from a red eye flight my guesthouse over booked.

I paid $145USD for Room 113. Ill get the positives out if the way because there are few: Clean room, hot shower, great AC.

Now for the bad.

WiFi is atrocious in the rooms. Actually it's a nightmare everywhere because one you get on, it logs you right off. It was a lost cause so I stopped trying to use it.

Noise in the early morning made you feel like you should put on a hard hat and go to work. Maybe I have the worst luck in history, but the 1 night I needed sleep was this one after walking to this hotel at 2am trying to sleep at 3am then being awoken by hammers next door at 6am! FML

I asked locals and the hotel is always under renovation.

Front desk staff acted like they really didn't want to help me. Maybe because I only stayed one night? I don't know but she says she called Regle Taxi and it took 25 minutes to get there.

Guess what? The 1 day I'm there, the pool was closed. Aww, too bad. Some guy was cleaning it and doing repairs.

Breakfast is sub par. Could of had the same spread at a guesthouse for a fraction of the cost.

The surrounding area is pretty with the Suriname River and the pier. Other than that, go somewhere else.

This place was a horrible experience for me.

  • Stayed March 2013
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2013

During our last visit to Paramaribo in may 2012 we stayed at this hotel. The service was good and the staff kind. But this trip we have encountered a lack of service. The reception staff is kind and helpful. But the service during breakfast is unpleasant. I hope and expect changes as soon as possible. The have also renovate the rooms. But the bathroom in some rooms are surrounded with "frosted glass". Its not recommended to have visitors in your room while taking a shower.
But back in Paramaribo, we will be back at the Torarica hotel.

Room Tip: Ask for a NOT renovated room
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Level 6 Contributor
286 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2013

This is a very well placed hotel with very friendly service at a good price. I always feel at home in Torarica. Very nice staff. Every employee is pleasant. The hotel has a nice pool and garden and is located with easy access to the historic center of Paramaribo so good location!!!

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled solo
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Szentendre, Hungary
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2012

Pool, gym, massage ... there is a lot of activity in Torarica if you are into an active holiday under the tropical sun. The interior is being reconstructed: I stayed in both an old and a new room, and there is a big difference. The modern ones are good standard, clean, and with a modern shower/toilet area. The beds were very comfortable and the size of the room is good - although I was alone in a double room, but there was plenty of space.

The best part of the hotel is the garden. The pool area is pretty, the hut-style gym/massage facilities looked attractive, although this time I did not have the opportunity to actually try them - will bring equipment next time! They have organised rumba/yoga/aerobics classes, which seemed well attended. The tennis courts are also well kept. I particularly enjoyed the country house and Pier by the Suriname river - a really peaceful and scenic spot. The country house seems a bit run down and underutilized, but this really was the attraction for me: a great place to wind down, enjoy the scenery, or even get some work or reading done in silence and quiet.
Food is OK - it does offer a bit of variety, but after a week or so you have seen it all... Service is good and helpful - in general, people in Suriname are very kind, helpful and good - natured. For first-time Europeans, the pace may seem slow at the beginning, but after a few days most pick up the 'speed' and take things easy!

The gardens are well kept and looked after. They are pretty much my idea of what a relaxing tropical garden would look like!

Since I did not visit the casino, I have no comment on that. The location of the hotel is good, although if the construction works inside the hotel and in the area are finished, it will be even better. The sights and restaurants / cafes are close Paramaribo is a walking town anyway, almost everything is easy to get to .

There are several trips organized to the interior and Torarica offers a tour service: most mornings the service desk is manned and helpful staff will guide you to the trip of your choice.

The cash machine and gift shop inside were also good service. One more positive point: all the staff speak fluent and good English. Since the majority of visitors come from Holland, Dutch is the primary language but English gets you by perfectly.

All in all, relax and enjoy your stay - I certainly did!

Room Tip: Garden view is more beautiful, though street side may be cooler, and less air-conditioning required.
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled on business
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Wichita Falls, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
148 reviews
102 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2012

This was a choice of my host. I would have picked the other one with the similar name. I cant imagine why they chose this hotel because I got a room on the first floor having to walk through a construction site as almost all the nearby rooms are out of service and under full construction. But the room itself was fine. Everything worked perfectly from A/C to Satellite TV, to the included internet, and the price was great. The breakfast was very limited but you can work with it. Nothing bad to scale down. I hardly interacted with any staff after check in. This place is going to be fine after renovations are done, so I have no qualms recommending it. But for now, consider the other nearby options.

Room Tip: Maybe ask for a newly renovated room while somehow avoiding the construction area.
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled on business
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2012

Based on the reviews, I requested from the local coordinator to book for us two single rooms at the "Royal Torarica Hotel", but somehow the local coordinator in Suriname decided to make the reservations at the "Torarica Casino Hotel". At first we though that there is not going to make much of a difference as both hotels are owned by the same group and they are one next the other, but as it turned out we were wrong…. there is a huge difference between the two hotels, and now I can categorically say that the Royal is at least two levels better than the Casino (and at the same price). Not only regarding the premises but also in service.

Besides the fact that the hotel is now under renovation, I was at first given a room facing the main busy street….. with lots of cars and noise coming to the room.

Overall I can say that the front desk staff at the "Casino" hotel is NOT very friendly nor very helpful if you "dare" to ask for something like changing the room or calling to request towels when the housekeeper is not available. Just the opposite to the reception staff at the Royal hotel.

In conclusion my recommendation is to try the Royal Torarica, however if you still go to this hotel, then try to avoid the rooms facing the main street – odd numbers from X01 to X27 (X representing the floor – 1, 2, 3)

Room Tip: Try to avoid the rooms facing the main street – odd numbers from X01 to X27 (X representing the floo...
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled on business
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Property: Torarica Hotel & Casino
Address: Mr. L.J. Rietbergplein # 1, Paramaribo 411682, Suriname
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Region: Suriname > Paramaribo District > Paramaribo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 31 Hotels in Paramaribo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Torarica Hotel & Casino 3.5*
Number of rooms: 132
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With over 50 years experience in accommodating guests and catering to their every need, Torarica Hotel & Casino is the most famous and renowned hotel in Suriname. Located along the Suriname River, near the very heart of the bustling city life and historic center, Torarica Hotel & Casino is the ideal location for business, relaxing getaways and family holidays. With 132 comfortable and elegantly furnished rooms equipped with all modern conveniences, a restaurant offering cultural culinary experiences, a richly decorated and relaxing lounge area and bar, the hotel offers everything the modern traveler looks for in a perfect holiday experience. ... more   less 
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