Marriott Curacao Resort
Very Good Big Chain Resort
Believe or not I had never stayed in a big chain beach resort in the Caribbean before I visited Curacao. I guess it was not something that I figured to be my "scene". Generally I do not like to stay in the hotel too much during my stays abroad. This is the first time I spent nearly half of my time in the hotel itself while visiting a tourist destination. On a whole I liked but not without some minor reservations some of which I anticipated in advance. I thought that the services and food in the hotel were overpriced. This was too be expected. Unfortunately the hotel is a little far from the town of Willemstad. It was a forty minute walk or a $15 cab ride ($20 after 11pm). The room itself was large but nothing really special. For the most part it was quiet.
the worst until now
stayed for ten days had to change rooms because of moist.
in the next room we were atacked by bedbugs.
beautifull beach rooms very dated service is ok
customer service is bad they just excuse for problems but not solve them.
Unique Quality: ?
A Great Place to Stay in Curacao
The staff could not have been nicer. There was an small oil spill occurred about 2 weeks before the beginning of our stay. The hotel notified us by email before our stay and were great at providing information to assure us that our stay would not be affected. They even said that we could come, spend the first night and if we didn't want to stay, they would help us find another hotel. It turned out the oil was a non issue but that type of attitude is typical of the hotel.
Unique Quality: The pool is very nice and has a great swim up bar and restaurant. The snorkeling was great in front of the hotel. The dive shop was excellent. My two daughters, aged 16 and 22, and I did four dives with the shop. Very competent and helpful. We had a car so we did not eat a lot of meals at the hotel but the ones we had were good. The Marriott is west of Willemstad which is located about in the middle of the island. The Marriott is only about 20 minutes from the far west end of the island which is good if you want to explore some of the small beaches to the west.
Directions: A easy 10 minute drive to Willemstad. The Marriott is west of Willemstad and it is only 20 minutes to the far west end of Curacao. A great location.
Marriott Standards Upheld
We were greeted upon arrival with a smile and a small cup of juice. Our room was not quite ready so we were invited to look around the pool and beach area. After about 45 minutes our rooms were ready and the accomodations were accurate for our reservation - 2 rooms one king and one with double beds side by side. Beds were below Marriott USA standards - too lumpy and hard but the rest of the room was as would be expected. The first day our hot water did not work but that was corrected on day two. The AC worked fine and the rooms were clean. The room has a cooler but it is not a refrigerator - it will keep fruit from spoiling but not cold enough for milk or beer.
The guest services desk was staffed by very inexperienced personnel. They frequently recommended restaurants later to find out they had never eaten there - and the food/service was not very good. Interestingly enough, they did not know where many of the attractions were located on the map though they apparently live on the island.
Food at the hotel is very limited and very expensive. The Portofino Italian restaraunt might as well be in Portifino, Italy. The prices were so high ($80+/person), we refused to eat there even though we wanted a fine dining experience. The sports bar is also pricey and the food is mediocre - mostly burgers and fries. The Voila snack shop has excellent coffee drinks at Starbucks prices and offers sandwiches, salads, and pastries to go at Starbucks prices. We tried the Indonesian buffet at the oceanside restaraunt (Seabreeze) on Sunday evening - the food is over rated and typical of what you might get in the Food Court of a US mall - overcooked and on display too long (price $30/person plus drinks).
The best dining news about the Marriott is that Hooks Hut is next door at the Hilton and offers the best food for the money on the island. Hooks serves sandwiches, wraps, salads, seafood and steak in large portions at a fair price.
Unique Quality: The grounds were very well maintained including bug spray to keep the insects away. The pool is nothing great but it is clean and appropriately sized for a small hotel. The two outdoor hot pools were larger than expected and very clean.
Curacao's best hotel
We had just came back from Curacao and stayed at the Marriott during our stay there.The service was impeccable,the beach phenomenal and and the food served in the restaurants/grill simply delish!We were totally spoilt.Oh and the view is spectacular,especially at sunset.Something not to be missed.
Unique Quality: The Marriott is home to some huge iguanas lurking around in the gardens.I am really terrified of lizards but my husband loves them.They have iguana feeding time daily.Do check at the front desk for more information.
Directions: Right next to the Hilton.
Curacao's best stay
Wonderful place to stay. Rooms are very nice and comfortable. Good restaurants but breakfast is the best. Everything is available, just sit and enjoy.
Swimmingpool is great and the bar next to it serves the best chicken wings. It's als a perfect spot for drinks, especially at night.
Service is good but not friendly.
Unique Quality: Everything is first class.
Directions: Not far from the airport
Other than the overly expensive restaurant this hotel is awesome. One of the best beaches on the island and an awesome staff. Amazing how they all speak 4 languages! Make sure you have a car and you can enjoy the some great local restaurants. A great place for romantic walks on the beach with hammocks that are great for star gazing.
Best choice in Curacao
The Marriott is a fine resort with a nice pool and one of the best beaches in the island. Rooms are large, nicely decorated and have incredibly comfortable beds. Lobby area could be larger and better. They have programmed activities but never saw people taking part of them. The hotel in general is very (too) quiet. Perfect place for couples on a relaxing trip. Not a place to party.
Unique Quality: The beach has the best snorkel we found on the island
All Inclusive package at the Marriott.
The hotel was nice and the staff was friendly. We did the all inclusive package which covered all our meals and drinks (including alcohol). We felt it was a good value. There are only 3 or 4 restaurants to eat at there but the food was pretty good at all of them so it wasn't a problem. The service there is a bit slow but I think that's just an "island thing" so get used to it and relax and have some cocktails cause they're on the house.
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Marriott Curacao Resort
We've found that other people looking for this hotel also know it by these names:
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Address: Piscadera Bay, Willemstad, Curacao, Caribbean
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Amenities at Marriott Curacao Resort
- Swimming Pool
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Room Service
- Fitness Center
- Free Parking
- Business Services
- Kids Activities
- Free High Speed Internet
- Bar / Lounge
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