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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

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • h2omeyer : Seattle, Washington
So glad we picked Avila

Our room had a postcard view and a nice balcony we could sit on each evening. The daily cleaning was excellent. The bed was harder than I am used to so we called the front desk and a nice pad was inserted. Can't imagine a better beach or workout room.

  • Anne M : Dartmouth, Canada
This resort has it all.

This resort has it all! It's in a great location, close to the city with excellent restaurants nearby. The resort itself has very good food. There is excellent snorkelling right outside the break wall. The resort has great public spaces which are comfortable and beautiful. The resort is very quiet with a mostly middle aged clientele and well away from the party zone. There's a Buget Rental Car agency within the hotel, which makes renting a car very easy. Also the hotel offers the option of booking various tours around the island. The hotel also has a very nice gift shop and is well stocked with a variety of items. The hotel rooms are great with comfortable beds and huge bathrooms with excellent showers. We rented a room with a small kitchenette which we enjoyed. We were very impressed with this hotel and would definitely stay here again should we return to Curaçao.

  • Jan M : Brampton, Canada
Lovely vacation

Just arrived back yesterday... The Hotel is exactly what they advertised...We went to all there restaurants. You put everything on your credit card and take care of the Bill on check out...The whole island is expensive to eat out..But once you get your head around it. You just need to splurge and enjoy. I never had a poor meal anywhere on the island the whole week we were there. If your a really foodie !! You will enjoy!! I'll be doing a separate review for the restaurants we tried.The lovely sandy beaches at the Avila were perfect..Calm for snorkeling and swimming. All the restaurants and the bar are placed in or on the Beach.. it was great sitting out at night with a lovely glass of wine at the beach bar on the beach listening to the soft background music and the waves lapping near by. We received an upgraded room in the octagon side with ocean view... Since I had mentioned it was my birthday celebration, I guess, there was a delicious bottle of wine on ice when we arrived. I really can't say enough good things about this place, or I'll end up writing a book. Perfect place if you like to walk. My husband and I are walkers and we walked into town most days. Was about 15-20 mins slowly in the heat, wasn't a problem for us.. Definitely would recommend the Avila. One reason I can't give it a five, was due to there being no place where you can get away from people smoking, it's allowed almost everywhere on the island. As Canadian we're not used to eating where people can smoke...

  • Peter K :
Enjoy Willemstad!!

Willemstad is the colourful capital of Curacao. With friendly and laidback people all over the place. Avila is a modern seaside hotel with all amenities. Beach, Pool, Gym, indoor and outdoor restaurants and bars. Excellent breakfast on the terrace! Modern (Dutch) management. Great staff. Don't miss it!

  • Deb N : South Burlington, Vermont, United States
All in One Place

This resort is strikingly beautiful and well designed. The service is great, too. Renzo, working the baggage and off-the-cuff concierge arrangements at the front door, was great!! The two cove-like beaches are peaceful and clean, and if you swim just out of the mouth of the little cove, you can enjoy some great snorkeling. There are some small, beautiful and healthy-looking reefs just beyond the beach (so please wear reef-friendly sunblock if you plan to swim or snorkel). There are several tasty, moderate-high priced food options, including a "Blues Bar" on a pier, at which you can watch the sunset, get ribs (which were okay, not falling off the bone but tasty sauce) and burgers, etc. (I got a burger with cheddar and jalapeñ was very, very good). The whole scene is not as laid back as other beaches (there's a "no flip-flops" rule at dinner on the terrace, though there are other options where you can eat good food and, gasp, wear flip-flops). If you want to be able to step out of your room to sit on a beautiful beach or get a drink by the sea or eat a yummy meal by the sea...this is a good spot. We were upgraded to a "Ocean Blues" room, which meant that we had a little balcony right over the water, where we got to commune with the impressive iguanas sunning themselves on the little sea wall. Oddly enough, the bed linens were terrible...felt like a scratchy polyester blend duvet cover. Also, the bed was springy and less comfortable than other beds we experienced on the trip. The "cable" tv was terrible (seemed like broadcast...lots of snow), but we were just browsing tv while drifting off to sleep; I doubt tv is a priority for guests at this place, since it's hard to take your eyes off the scenery outside your door.

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.