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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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  • JuliaEdgewater : Edgewater, New Jersey
Very pleasant stay at Avila Beach Hotel

The hotel is located on historic property, that add more charm to the hotel. Pros:- modern hotel but with special historic glamor and charm- beach is a lagoon style (block with huge rocks) that makes it perfect for swimming and snorkling- there is a pool (not a pool person)- kids friendly- close to the center (20 mins) walk, but they have shuttle couple times a day- close to nice restaurants (Rozendaels - did not like it despite the good reviews, Fishalicious - MUST visit, Serafina - did have a chance to eat there and Mosa - delicious)- Pool Bar for lunch: Donna is amazing cook!!!! She is making every dish in front of you with Jamaican specialties. Yummy!Cons:Service is slowNot recommend walking during the night timeRestaurants on the property were just ok, nothing special (enjoyed only Donna's cooking) - would not stay for dinner. Blues Bar is nice place for live jazz on Thursday, but only for drinks.Have the best red snapper (whole fish deep fried) at Perla del Mar! Del Toro is good too.Planning already the next trip: will rent the car and explore the island, it's so much to do and to see. 5 days were not enough :)

  • : Gloucester, Virginia
Relaxing hotel with breathtaking views.

Great stay at a fabulous hotel! We would definitely return if ever in Curacao.The staff was helpful. There were many food options on site. It was a quiet and relaxing place to stay for vacation. The hotel was in close proximity to many of the activities that we chose to do.

  • jemcc77 : Oregon Coast, Oregon
Amazing honeymoon in Curacao

We chose the Avila Hotel after some online research as the location for our honeymoon. We could not have been more pleased with our stay! The hotel is clean, the staff friendly, and the location is beyond amazing. We enjoyed the hotel property so much, we spent most of our time there and explored the island only on two of our six days. A couple staff members that made our stay even better were Sasha, Alexander, and Gary. As former bartenders and servers ourselves, we are both understanding of the job and also expect great service. While all of the staff at Avila were good, these three provided amazing service and great tips for sightseeing around the island. We will definitely be returning to Curacao and staying at Avila as well as recommending it to all our friends and family!

  • Debbi S : New York City, New York
Lovely hotel, but may be better for Europeans than Americans

This is a lovely historic property, with a number of different room types in buildings of varying ages and features. We stayed in the Octagon Wing - very modern, and with ocean views. The room was a little on the small side, but well-appointed, with a lovely bathroom and toiletries, and a balcony. The room has Wi-Fi, a refrigerator, coffee-maker, hairdryer and a safe. Please note that this wing has 220 outlets, which can be safely used with American electronics, but you will need an adaptor to plug in - and the number of available outlets is somewhat limited (we were constantly unplugging something to plug in laptop or charger). Unless you are laid-back and not looking for many services, Americans may not be totally satisfied with this hotel. The property has a pool (4' deep except at entry/exit steps) and 2 small public beaches - both are lagoon-like, chest-deep up to the seawall, but once past the wall you can swim or snorkel in the open sea. Note that there are NO lifeguards on duty at either the beach or pool. There is no kiddie pool or Jacuzzi. And poolside service is very spotty.There are several restaurants on the property - a café that serves only buffet breakfast, plus lunch; a pool bar that opens at 9 and offers breakfast items, lunch and snacks, Blues Bar is casual and has live jazz on Thursday nights, Belle Terrace is fine dining. Food is solid, but not anything special and service is slow and a little spotty. The gift shop (which has snacks, water and soft drinks among other things) is open 9-12:30 and 1:30-5PM - so after that, you can't get a quick snack or dessert. Though the area around the hotel is a little rough, hotel security is excellent - even on the street outside the hotel property. There are 4 restaurants only about a block or so from the hotel (Rozendaels, Fishalicious, Serafina and Mosa) that can offer you variety within reach (if you don't have a car or don't want to call a cab). No problem walking to any of them. The one problem with the tight security is that as soon as the sun goes down, the gates providing easy access to your room from the parking lot are locked and there is no key access - you have to walk all the way to the lobby and through the buildings from the inside to get to your room.While the staff does try to give good service, it falls a bit flat. Service was very slow both times we ate at the hotel. Also, we had asked the front desk to book a reservation at a restaurant for that same night, but until we checked back with them, we were not advised that it had not been made. The agent told us the restaurant was closed and recommended another in Punda. When we went to this 2nd restaurant, IT was closed. We found somewhere else to eat, but when we drove back to the hotel, we passed the restaurant which we had originally asked them to book for us - it was open and we could have gotten a much better meal there.Overall, we had a nice stay, once we decided not to expect much in the way of services. If you are expecting relaxation and would not be bothered by the hotel's limitations, you will have a wonderful stay. But if you are expecting the type of services available at American hotels like the Marriott or Hitlon, you might be a bit disappointed.

  • windsufa : Alpine, California
Wedding Reception

Our perfect location for an important event in our lives. Zatessa was my heaven sent wedding planner. The patience she had for my precise requests and yet uncommitted plans, made it all the more reason a seamless experience. The beautiful surprise of our honeymoon suite was exciting and breathtaking! Our children were very much a part of the whole journey and experience. and the food, amazing!!!! My decorator Gina and her team were so much fun to play with my ideas and the cake decorator, David impressed me with his work.....exactly as I requested. The band, little Garden and DJ Boogieman had great music especially for mi amor. Kathy & Johnny with our families, thank you for a very special moment in our lives and an evening that will last forever!!!!!

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.