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Eco Resort
Ranked #4 of 31 Hotels in Paramaribo
Willemstad, null, Netherlands Antilles
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22 reviews
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“Not that bad”
Reviewed 27 December 2012

We stayed in this hotel for 1 week. We were on a schooltrip. This hotel is just a basic hotel. It has what a simple hotel has. like a tv, a refrigarator, closet. There is no batthub in the bathroom.

The staff is friendly, but you have to ask for things to be reparared, otherwise they won't do it. They won't on their own initiative repair something, even they see it has to be fixed. Our toilet was running water for days, nobody did something, until we asked them to look at it.

They serve a basic breakfast. they got mixed cutted fruits, bread, eggs (every day a diferent style of eggs: scrambeld, boiled, cooked), dutch cheese, ham, corn flakes, a warm meal, yoghurt, 2 types of juice, coffee, tea and milk.

If you are going to suriname just to visit the place, and you do NOT worry about a nice, luxurious, 5 star hotel, you can go to this hotel.

all by all it was ok, nothing special.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
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Willemstad, Curacao
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 20 September 2012

For a long stay this hotel a good choice. The rooms are very basic, nothing fancy, so don't expect a flat screen or a bad tube. Prices are about USD 90 per night, breakfast included. The breakfast is buffet style and has hot als cold items. As this hotel is part of the Torarica group, you can use the facilities offered by Torarica, such as the fitness room and the pool. Within walking distance you have a great Chinese Restaurant: Chi Min. To go to downtown it is a 20 minute walk. By bus it is about 5 minutes, cost is about less than 50 USD cents per person, a taxi will cost you about 15 Suriname Dollars which is about USD 5.
A great place to have some drinks in the vinicity is 't Vat: good Suriname Beer (Parbo Beer) and also delicious food. For typical "Java cuisine" please take a taxi (cost about USD 7 one way) to blauwgrond. You will find there several small Warungs which are small restaurants offering Java cuisine. Warung Rena and Warung Pawiro are the best choice. If you would like to book trips to the sight seeing locations, check with Orange Tours, they have an office in front of the Torarica hotel, which is next to the Eco Resort. I would recommend you the Warapakreek tour and the Brownsberg trip.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Australia / Guyana
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36 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2012

Nothing eco or particularly special about this resort but still a good place to stay. Convenient location within walking distance of the historical parts of Paramaribo.

Rooms are average although a little tired - should really be a little cheaper but it's still better value than staying down the road at the Torarica.

Bizarrely the hotel designers chose to put the 'Riverview' wing of the hotel at right angles to the river instead of facing it. This means that only the 3rd floor rooms have a view of the river, albeit at an acute angle.

The hotel doesn't actually have a proper kitchen with food apparently brought in from the Torarica down the road. However, the continental breakfast included with the room rate is good (although it could use a little more variety).

Food and drinks served in the hotel 'restaurant' and bar are both limited, overpriced and poor quality. Because of the lack of a kitchen the meals are limited to whatever they can microwave or chuck in the deep fryer and are pretty poor as a result. So my advice is don't bother ordering any food in the restaurant and bar unless you're desperate and cant be bothered walking 300m down the road to the Shell petrol station where drinks and snacks are available at much cheaper prices.

Now having 'ho-hummed' the hotel and its facilities I will also add that staying at the hotel also gives you a free pass to use the swimming pool, gym, jacuzzi and sauna facilities at the Torarica Hotel just down the road. These facilities are excellent and this free pass is the best thing about the hotel as it gives you all the facilities without the higher price.

The hotel currently has a pool under construction and I sincerely they will not revoke this free pass to the Torarica as it was the best thing about staying at the Eco Resort Inn

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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miami
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Reviewed 2 June 2012

I have been there many times. You can compare this to a fairfield in the usa. Good breakfast. Very clean room.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Kralendijk, Bonaire
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118 reviews
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Reviewed 26 May 2012

Apart from the soap and the energy saving bulbs it was hard to discover ecological elements in this resort. However it is good value for money. So economic resort would be a better name. The staff behind the desk was okay but the bartender was excellent always willing to phone , help or give advice. A nice outdoor breakfast (no breakfast parcel for early departure) It is close to town. Free internet.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Marijke W
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New York City, New York
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39 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2012

Rooms o.k, but nothing special. AC turned on cold enough to preserve the dead. The open-air breakfast area was pleasant, and the back porch off the reception area. Otherwise, meh. If you choose to pay extra for a "river" room, don't expect to see the river, except remotely, and at an acute angle.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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Panama
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Reviewed 6 April 2012

I wanted to book a room in Torrarica hotel and casino, but the hotel was overbooked, so I ended up in the ECO resort. Everything was perfect, the transport from the airport well organized, the driver welcomes you with an ice water and friendly smile. The hotel is very local style and if you expect 5 star resorts, you should stay somewhere else. I am surprised that people are expecting super lux room for this price, it is not written on the web-site that this is a honeymoon resort, so you get what you pay for! And I belive this is the best value for the money.
However if you want to wake up from the sound of the nature this is your place.
Great staff, which I believe is the most important. Fast wi-fi, nice bar and you can use the facilities of the Torrarica Hotel and Casino.
The hotel is in very safe area of town, and the front desk can organize a taxi ride for you (ask for Geraiman- very friendly taxi driver, fast, clean car).
I would love to stay there again. Thanks for the staff for thier hard work and great hospitality!!!

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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Property: Eco Resort
Address: Cornelis Jongbawstraat 16 | PO Box 2998, Paramaribo, Suriname
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Region: Suriname > Paramaribo District > Paramaribo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #4 of 31 Hotels in Paramaribo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Eco Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 122
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
If you are looking for an eco friendly retreat in Suriname, Eco Resort Inn is the perfect choice. Located within a 5-minute walk of the historic center of Paramaribo and the tantalizing city life and rooms offering either a breath taking view of the Suriname river or a beautiful view of our lovely garden, the hotel is simply ideal for guests who wants to visit Suriname to relax and unwind. From the very moment of your arrival you will feel embraced with the warmth and hospitality that is so naturally rooted in each and every aspect of the Surinamese culture. ... more   less 
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