Avila Beach Hotel

4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 Stars

Penstraat 130, Willemstad, Curacao, 130134, Caribbean

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Satisfaction Very Good
Excellent
50%
167
Very Good
27%
90
Average
11%
38
Poor
6%
20
Terrible
4%
15

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    Charming Colonial Hotel on the Beach

    by

    We spent 6 days here at Avila, a restored Dutch Colonial style mansion, just 5 minutes from the capital Willemstad. This photo shows a view from one of the private balconys...you can see Avila's own beach on the left where you can swim, order food or drinks from the bar, or simply lounge around all day in one of thier chairs.

    Following the pier to the right, is a resturaunt, the Blues Bar, with excellent seafood and a great jazz band on Thursdays and Saturdays. Many locals were enjoying the bar and music the night we ate here.

    Unique Quality: Right on the beach with great views and a very accomodating staff.

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    Perfect location, Great Staff

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    During a visit to Curacao, we initially stayed at another property about 15 minutes away which was a typical all-inclusive, crowded, run-down money trap. The Avila was none of the above.

    The staff are, like a good ref in a hockey game (sorry for the analogy), so good you hardly notice them. They’re friendly but leave you alone when you wish, to enjoy all they have to offer.

    One of the cool things about the hotel is that all rooms are not alike. Make sure you check on exactly what you are getting. This does not mean that any rooms are below standard but there is a wide variance. The property is fairly large so while I was there I never felt cramped (it takes approx 5-6 minutes to walk end to end).

    The rooms were clean, bright and well-appointed. Beds were not superb, but comfortable enough for a good nights sleep. TV channels were minimal, but who goes to Curacoa to watch TV?

    The food was served in an open tented area, so you can choose to eat on patio or under shade. There was a wide range of foods available, slightly above average. It does not stand out in my mind as a big selling point, but was certainly tasty. The atmosphere & view of vast expanses of white sand & blue water made up for any lack of excellence.

    The best part of the Avila is the beach & pier. The beach is fairly small, but white sand abounds and the water is crystal blue and warm. There are larger waves, as I recall losing my bathing suit momentarily in the surf - all part of the fun.

    The pier is very cool. At the end sits a cabana bar/restaurant where many guests spend their evening. It sits on 2 levels, and the ambiance is unforgettable as you can sit & enjoy cool evening breezes, surrounded by the ocean, under a starlit sky, sipping your favorite cocktail.

    All in all it is in the top 3 hotels I have stayed at in the Caribbean. I have to say above all it made me feel special. Many resorts leave you feeling like a number but the Avila’s gave attention to detail and was sufficiently un-crowded to make you feel like a true "guest.

    Unique Quality: Beach area, cabana bar at night

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There is quite a divers choice...

by MichelG

There is quite a divers choice for accommodation Personally I prefer to be around the center of Willemstad, which is the capital of the island, but it is definitely worthwhile considering to be further away where you can find some more recently build parks with bugalows. This is also influenced by the kind of transportation you have access to....

The following hotels have their pro's and con's and are therefore always within my scope of choice:

Plazahotel:
right in the center, cheap, no beach.

Avila Beach Hotel:
classical and pleasant surroundings, private beach, good restaurants.

Lionsdive:
Never stayed there but I have understood this is also a good choice. Nice environment with many plants, on the beach, private swimming-pool.
www.plazahotelcuracao.com


Plazahotel is relatively cheap. You can stay there for US$60 per night per room. Don't expect the most fancy room, but it is good enough...

Avila is among the more expensive hotels, but I still think it is reasonably priced for the quality you get.

Lionsdive is also not among the cheapest. However they are very active with special offers, therefore it is always usefull to check their site.

Wonderful French food!

by scuba44 about LaRousse

Larousse is in an historical Dutch house in Punda just down from the Avila Beach Hotel. It has fabulous French food, and personable hosts-the husband and wife team of Marjolein and pim. Everyting I had there has always been good, but the terrine du canard is marvelous-served with a miniature glass of port.

Is This Over Yet???

by Ophelio

If you book a riding trip while here in Curacao, (we booked ours through Avila Beach Hotel) maybe you could request a horse not indigenous to the island.
Sherman started out riding Chopin, because our guide thought being a man he was better equipped to handle this big beast. I laughed watching Sherman bopping up and down and offered to switch horses because I took lessons once as a kid! (uh huh)
Our guide then told us that the other horses had been imported, but Chopin was a local ruffian!

This is pretty much the view at the end of our tour...hmmm...bumpy horses..and a "view".

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Address: Penstraat 130, Willemstad, Curacao, 130134, Caribbean