Very nice welcome by the staff, who were also very nice as to prepare my arrival by emailing me to ask for my time of arrival. Lovely place with SWIMMING POOL, COOKING FACILITIES EN SUITE, HOMELY. Ideal for a long or short stay, probably RELATIVELY CHEAPEST AND BEST accomodation in CURRACAO of those advertised! PERSONALLY I WOULD AVOID CURRACAO WHEN TRAVELLING ON A BUDGET. BUT IF YOU MUST, THEN THIS IS A NICE PLACE! A BIT NOISIER ON WEEKENDS WITH THE NEIGHBOURING BAR AND STUDENT ACCOMODATION... BUT QUICKLY GETS QUIET AGAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT. *WHEN IMMIGRATING TO CURRACAO MAKE SURE YOU HAVE CASH ON YOU AND CREDIT CARD, AS WELL AS RESERVED PLACE TO STAY, IMMIGRATION CAN BE DIFFICULT AND IF YOU HAVE NOT ENOUNGH MONEY ON YOU OR ALL BOOKINGS DONE AND PAID FOR, YOU MIGHT BE DETAINED IN A PRISON CELL UNTIL YOU CAN BUY A TICKET OUT (WITH CASH OR CREDIT CARD ONLY)... WITH NO INTERNET SERVICES AND ONLY 2 PHONE CALL TIMES A DAY, AND NO PROPER FOOD! AS HAPPENED TO ME! YES, CURACAO IS INDEPENDENT AND NOT DUTCH TERRITORY ALTHOUGH THE LAW IS WRITTEN IN DUTCH ONLY AND YOU WILL NEED TO READ IT TO UNDERSTAND IT, FOR NOBODY WILL TRANSLATE IT FOR YOU WHEN YOU ARE BEING DETAINED AND ASKED TO SIGN A FORM OF VERBAL PROCESS AS YOU ARE TAKEN INTO PRISON!
My husband and I were stay there 2 nights. We were so happy to see this beautiful place open again. You can tell that the new management is making a lot of efforts to make this place to look like before. It is an amazing and unique little typical Caribbean village set up in a beautiful landscaping. Walking through it and specially at night, the charm of all the different little quarters will seduce you and will make you feel that you do not want to leave this enchanted place. The rooms are clean and comfortable. You are surrender by so many beautiful trees,flowers and birds that you feel like you are staying in the jungle.
This hotel must keep running and has to be saved. It is a part of Curacao and the Caribbean heritage. I hope a lot of guests will choose this charming hotel in the heart of the city!
Definitely a very pleasant experience, do not miss it!
Serge & Nadine, New York.
We stayed for night at the beginning and at the end of our cruise and had a most enjoyable and comfortable stay. The hotel is on the Otraband side, the same side on which the ship docks. We found the staff very helpful and pleasant...the room was clean...the breakfast was ample...the location was close to everywhere. The bus station was 2 minutes away and you can take the bus straight to the airport for only US $2each. We definitely recommend this place and would stay there again.
The room was much larger than I expected. I also didn't realize there was a little kitchenette with a refrigerator and microwave. I had a little trouble with the WiFi connection, but it got sorted out rather easily and was a great connection so I could email friends and family photos. I did have to get used to not having hot water! hahaha! I would definitely stay here again!!
Kiki from Houston, TX
The Ritz Studios features modern units with a fully-equipped kitchenette and a bathroom including toiletries. Each has a …More
"Great Location and Staff! Very clean and pleasant!"
Very appropriate for singles or couples needing a one-to-two nights accomodation. Staff is extremely helpful, friendly, informative and multi-lingual. Hotel is relatively new, so everything is in great condition and is clean. WiFi available in lobby area, but not rooms. Deposit must be paid in cash (US$100), returned to you immediately upon checkout. Small corridors and stairways make maneuvering luggage a little difficult. When reserving on Expedia, an airport shuttle is mentioned, but there are some specifics that are not. You must call the hotel and book the airport shuttle (for appx. US$9, o/w) at least a few days in advance. The shuttle only runs between 7am-7pm and is based on driver availability. If the shuttle is not available, expect to pay US$20-30 o/w for the five mile taxi ride to or from the airport. Although you'll clearly pay more for a taxi, most taxi services are very professional, friendly and comfortable. Restaurants within walking distance with good sizes plates of delicious Carribean food for very reasonable prices (eg: chicken, rice, black beans, plantains and beverage for ~US$8.
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