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The only beachfront Hotel in Willemstad, the Avila Hotel is an historic hotel set in the former Governor's Mansion dating from 1780.
Location: 5 minutes from historic downtown Willemstad; 30 minutes from Curacao Airport

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  • LimeyFlorida : Florida
Hotel with historic wing on beach, outside of town

My husband and I stayed at the Avila for a week in October. We stayed in the older section of the hotel, the old governors mansion, which appeared to be much quieter than the newer sections. We had an ocean view with a balcony, which was amazing. I would highly recommend getting an ocean view. The weather was partly sunny and windy. I had visited before in June and do not remember it being quite this windy. I would assume fall is a windier time of year. 10 to 25 mph winds at times. The hotel had a shuttle to town that ran a couple times a day. This was convenient. You could walk to town, about a mile and a half, we chose to take the shuttle. The hotel was clean and the staff, for the most part, were very friendly. Eager to communicate and everyone spoke english as well as 2 or 3 other languages. Most of the guests were either Dutch, German, British, or from South America. Only a couple Americans, that we noticed. The food at the restaurants was expensive for the quality. The breakfast was $21.00 per person buffet, basically an English fry up. Not worth it, but there are limited options for breakfast near the hotel. Beach area was nice and you can snorkel right off the beach and see some beautiful fish. Overall we had a really nice. I would highly recommend going to downtown Willemstad to visit the water front. If you are traveling on a budget this is not the place for you. Services and food are pricey.

  • nancyh63 : Mount Holly, North Carolina
Fantastic week at Avila Beach Hotel

Just came back from a 8 day trip to Curacao. We stayed at the Avila Beach Hotel. Exactly like the pictures! Right on the beach. Has 2 lagoons for swimming and snorkeling. We stayed in the La Belle Alliance wing - 4th floor room 409 and had an ocean view from our large balcony. The room has a small refrig. and small stove top, coffee pot and sink. We really loved the large bathroom and walk in shower (doorless) also the bath tub that is located outside of the shower area next to larger closet. The staff was wonder - all spoke English and were very helpful. Pool is great and pool bars even better! The first day we were there, we took a walk on the pier by the rooms that look over the water. Within a few minutes, Patrick, from hotel security came over to talk to us and we told him we just checked in. Made me feel good that security is looking out for guests. The location is good. Some reviews stated you could walk into town. It is walkable but I would not recommend with children or elderly as the sidewalks are narrow, doesn't exist or extremely in bad condition and very little street lights at night. We rented a car which gives you the ease to go anywhere you would like.

  • scubatigerfl : florida
Beautiful Caribbean getaway

This was our first visit to the Avila, but it will def not be our last. The facility was beautiful, with 2 private tidal swimming lagoons on a very nice beachfront. We only ate dinner there once (the Sat night BBQ buffet), and it was outstanding. Far more than just ribs & baked beans. Grilled fish, shrimp, tenderloin - really delicious. We stayed in the LaBelle Apartments, which were extremely nice and newly renovated. All European, hi-end fixtures, with great balconies. Very quiet and restful. It is fun, but not the place to go if you are looking for a raucous, party atmosphere. The staff could not have been nicer or more accommodating. Everyone was extremely friendly and courteous. I have to give special nods to Anouk and Lisveth, who took super care of us! Thanks Avila - we will be back!

  • Bill D : Brooklyn, New York
Great Beach! Horrible Museum!

I didn't stay at the Avila hotel but I did purchase a day pass for the beach and enjoyed a few cocktails The day pass for the beach is cheap and definitely worth it if your hotel doesn't have a beach. It's very nice and relaxing. The hotel staff is friendly and hospitable. I really enjoyed myself that day.The Octagon Museum must be the worst museum in the western hemisphere and I'm only saying that because it never actually seems to be open. I've been to Curacao two times and on my last trip I attempted to visit the museum three times and all three times it was closed, even when the museum website said that it was open. If they need someone to run the museum, I'm happy to do it. I know more than enough about Simon Bolivar and I'd keep it open 24/7 voluntarily unlike now, which is never. That being said the Avila Beach hotel is really nice and if I visit Curacao again I would certainly try to stay here for my vacation, if I'm not employed as the museum docent!

  • PinayEyes :
Awesome Vacation!

Stayed at the blues wing, couldnt be happier! I asked for a certain room when i booked our getaway package thru Jetblue. I even emailed the hotel and tripadvisor, no reply tho. But nevertheless, they gave me the room when we checked in. My husband was so impressed that we got a room like that. Sitting on the balcony during the day, watching my husband snorkel in the ocean, seeing different types of fish through the clear torquoise water, gazed by the sunset in the afternoon then watching the lights from the cruise ships at night...Priceless! Our anniversay trip wouldnt be the same if we hadnt stayed here!One disappointment would be the pool, its open 7am-7pm. I think thats too early to close. Being in the caribbean weather, guest should be able to use the facilities even at night.

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature

Included Features:
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Fitness facilities, tennis
  • WiFi
  • Use of Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room
  • Use of beach and pool chairs and towels
  • Shuttle service to downtown Willemstad, Monday through Friday, leaving hotel at 9am to 2pm and returning from Willemstad at 11:30am to 4:30pm
  • Breakfast daily (with Breakfast Plan)
  • 150 rooms
  • 2 a la carte restaurants
  • Snack bar
  • Avila Cafe
  • 3 Bars
  • Infinity pool
  • Fitness Centre
  • Tennis court
  • Beauty salon
  • Gift shop
  • Meeting facilities
  • Tour desk
  • Mini-mart
  • Santai Spa
  • Free Wifi in public areas
  • Parking
  • Currency Exchange
  • Concierge service
  • Car rental service
  • Complementary coffee
La Belle Alliance Deluxe Room Queen: (Does not include kitchenette)
  • Located in La Belle Alliance Wing 
  • 2 Full Size Queen Beds
  • Newly renovated room
  • Air conditioning
  • Flat Screen Television
  • Telephone
  • Private Bathroom with a large walk in shower with modern furnishings
  • Balcony and Garden View
  • Coffee Maker
  • In room Safe
  • Internet Connection
  • Voice Mail
  • Hair Dryer
  • Small Refrigerator
  • Maximum Occupancy: 4
La Belle Alliance Deluxe Room King: (Includes kitchenette)
  • Located in La Belle Alliance Wing
  • 1 King Size Bed or 2 Twin Beds
  • Maximum Occupancy: 2
Blue Wing Deluxe Room:
  • Located in Blues Wing
  • 1 King Size Bed or 2 Full Size Queen Beds
  • Large balcony
  • Full Ocean View
  • A 1 person bathtub with whirlpool jets and shower
  • Kitchenette
  • Maximum Occupancy: 4
Kids stay free -  Under European plan only, no meals. Applies to all children 12 years and under when sharing room with parent and using existing bedding. Maximum room occupancy restrictions apply.
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Avila Beach Hotel
Penstraat 130, Willemstad Curacao

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

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Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

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