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Avila Hotel

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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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  • Troy T : New York, New York, United States
Best vacation, on a small quiet island

This was by far one of the greatest vacations we have ever had. We stayed in the Blues room where your room is literally over the blue water. I would highly recommend this room out of the rest. The wing is set to the side, very peace and quiet. Everyone in this hotel is genuine, hospitable and just overall 5 star quality. From the front desk, to housekeeping, to the servers and Maitre'Ds , everyone always has a smile on and everyone speaks Dutch, English, Spanish, which makes it easy to request anything. The two private beaches are covered with beautiful palapas and the infinity pool is actually cooler than the ocean water! Downtown is only a 10-15 minute walk and the best restaurants are actually a block away (Mosa, Fishalicious and Serafina) must try all 3. We did a romantic Dinner on the beach the last night and it was the perfect ending to a relaxing, peaceful vacation. Bravo Avila

  • gypsygirl1212 : Essex, Connecticut
Nice Room, Friendly Staff, Good Breakfast but still lacking

If you are looking for long sandy beaches and warm Caribbean blue water you will be disappointed. Unfortunately for us we had a string of rainy days. We were in Curacao for 18 days in January and it rained some every day and clouded over when it wasn't raining. This wasn't the Island's fault but it colored the vacation. The 2 beaches were sandy with a breakwater enclosing them to keep the water calm. There were ample chairs but finding shade was difficult. There were few umbrellas and 5 or 6 thatched huts, and 3 low slung cabanas. One needed the protection from the rain as well as the sun. Our room was lovely with refrigerator, stove top, and coffee maker. Remember to bring a electrical adapter to charge your electronics. The breakfast buffet was terrific with omelets, pastries, fruit, cereal, juice, waffles and a European cold cut menu. The lunch and dinner were nice but after almost 3 weeks I was looking for a different menu. The New Year's Eve dinner was overpriced for the menu (3 courses and a champagne toast) at $250 for the two of us.I can't say enough about the staff. Everyone went out of their way to be helpful and friendly. We had a relaxing time but with so many other Islands available I would recommend going elsewhere.The refinery was always sending pollutants into the air and it could often be smelled when you were outside. It is a necessity for the livelihood of the people on the Island but not for the tourists.

  • Arthur B :
good room, lovely people, place a little down at the heels

I hesitate to say too much because maybe the place is changing. The people were uniformly friendly and helpful. The room faced the water and was complete with refrigerator, burners, balcony and excellent daily service. Everywhere in the common spaces were signs of wear and needed maintenance but there were daily efforts at cleaning. The elevators were quick. The gym was complete. The beach was an artificial product of creating a groin but the water was warm and the beach was raked each day. There are outside showers, beach service, lounges, towels - it is all trying hard. Maybe the review would have been different if it hadn't been so cloudy with almost daily periods of rain - locals said it was unusual. Don't want to damn with faint praise but there are real Caribbean beaches. And then there are the 24/7 streams of smoke from the refinery that every great once in awhile send acrid air your way. The jobs are critical to the island people so...

  • ArentvanWassenaer : The Hague, The Netherlands
Still the best hotel of Curacao

This hotel offers a combination of warm and personal service, excellent amenities, very nice rooms and good food. Actually, when on Curacao, there are hardly any reasons than to look further for other beaches or facilities (unless one wants to swim with dolphins, one mile down the road). The atmosphere is great, service is great, the people are nice. Excellent value for money and a home away from home.

  • donjenks35 : Foxboro
Nice hotel, nice staff and great location

This was our first visit to CuraƧao and it was a good one. The Avila is located in Willemstad, so you can walk to other restaurants, shops or downtown. We stayed in the Blues section, room 291, and it was a great room. The room is located at the end of the pier and our balcony looked out over the beautiful Caribbean! With the balcony door open the only sound you will hear is the crashing waves.The room is a pretty common Caribbean room, king bed, dresser, closet, bathroom, but this room has a small fridge, plates & utensils, sink and a hot plate. There was plenty of room for our clothes and suitcases without feeling cramped, it was actually pretty spacious.The first night we ate at the hotel and the Boxing Day meal was very good. We had appetizers, steak and dessert while looking out over the beach.The beach bar has great frozen drinks, especially the Dushi, which was my favorite.There are two beachs and quite a few tiki huts to sit under, but as usual you have to get up early and save some beach chairs even though there are signs saying you can't save seats. We learned that the first day. The beaches are nice, with rock walls so there are no big waves. One beach is a bit calmer than the other and if you are a sea glass hunter like we are there is one beach with TONS of beautiful sea glass! The water is beautiful and although there were a lot of people on the beach we never felt crowded.The New Year's Eve dinner was excellent and the New Year's Eve party was fun.The hotel staff was always friendly and the Conceriege is amazing. I wish I could remember his name, (he got to set off the long string of New Years fireworks). This amazing gentleman helped us with our rental car; he helped us find the location and then took the keys for the return so we would not have to worry about it. He was so friendly and kind!! The ladies at the front desk were also amazing giving us tips for a great pizza place and where to find the store.We had breakfast included and it was a buffet with great omelets, sausage fruit and anything else you could want. There is always staff nearby to fill your coffee cup or take your dirty plates.Our room was kept spotless by the cleaning staff and I know there were days when there was tons of sand!! They even washed the dishes we used in the room.Our only complaint would be that this is really not a resort for children and during our stay there were quite a few children. During dinner kids would just run through the restaurant disrupting diners. We did not use the pool as there were kids running and jumping in the pool without supervision. While on the beach I was napping and a football landed on my stomach from an unsupervised boy throwing it all over. There is not much for kids to do, as the resort seems more designed for adults.The children did not ruin our stay at all, we thoroughly enjoyed the Avila!!

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.
Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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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.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

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.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules. makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice. is not responsible for any changes, errors or omissions that may occur.