Santa Barbara Beach And Golf Resort
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Big and beautiful resort but a little old, you can notice some things deteriorating. It's far from the centre and most tourist attractions however there's plenty to do inside the hotel. Private beach. Rooms are clean. Staff is rude with few pleasant surprises. Wifi is U$ 15.90 per day. I checked in at 1 A.M after a 20 hours journey and they put us in the wrong room (we were 3 adults, they gave us a one bed room). Everything was solved by 2:15 A.M. There was no room service available (and the frigobar was empty). The next day, they sent us a letter telling a wedding would take place near our room and there would be noise until 2 A.M. It didn't bother us though. Next day a beach party happened close to our room as well (from 11 A.M to 4/5 P.M). Breakfast is from 6-10:30 A.M but one day I tried to go at 10:26 A.M and was told - very rudely - that if I would like to eat, I should go elsewhere (there was a lot of people inside - including my family members - and still plenty of food). At check out I found out that the credit card I gave as a guaranty (I paid in cash) was charged (U$1300) and it would take at least 5 days to cancel it (there was another guest complaining about the same thing). I understand that is every hotel policy but usually takes 24-48h to cancel the authorization and they inform at check in the amount required. Taxi usually take 30 min to get there. Unless you like golf (and that is the purpose of your trip) I would not recommend it. There are better hotels at the same price range in Curaçao.
Decided we needed a change of pace after mega-multiple trips to Aruba! Staying here in Curacao for a week after the holidays worked out perfectly. The resort and its grounds are very pretty, clean and friendly. We rented a car for the week and that was a good idea. We were able to take in a festive day in Wilemstadt and enjoyed two great restaurants in Caracasbei, just 15 minutes off Santa Barbara campus. Recommend a Sea Tradition bungalow if you'd like a quiet pool and your own patio. Stay away from main restaurant at Santa Barbara and head for The Shore or the delightful Italian trattoria instead.
alcoholic drinks and breakfast too expensive, no mineral water on the room, too many and very noisy event groups, air condition on the guest room not stoppable and adjustable, no shuttle Service to Airport or Willemstad (70 USD/40USD each direction)
We had a great time at the resort. I worried because it seemed to good of a deal and all the weather forecasts showed rain every day. 185 per night including breakfast. We did get an occasional shower, which they say is unusual. We were at the resort for four days and played three days of golf. The course is challenging with spectacular views. Bring plenty of golf balls. The resort was quiet which made our stay a pleasure. The staff were all very helpful. Our room had a phenomenal view of the Caribbean. The swimming area is protected and they pool is lovely. We went off premise for most dinners two nearby- Portuguese and El Gaucho. It is a half hour drive to town - went to fishalicious- great fish. Our non golf day the four of us rented a 28 foot sailboat with a captain. Much better than a group party boat. Bottom line - we enjoyed the food, the view, the golf, our room and the price. We would be happy to return.
Our stay at Santa Barbara Resort was amazing! The private is great with white smooth sand and clear turquoise water with various types of fish; the food is delicious and always fresh; colourful birds singing and flying around; tame iguanas; super friendly staff everywhere (Jaymy at the Splash Bar and beach can give you great hints about the resort, the island and surroundings; Angela at the Medi Dinner is a joyful and funny woman who made us laugh a lot). Location on the island is a little bit remote, but this is made up by the wonderful views on the ocean and vessels passing by from/to the marina. I totally recommend it :-)
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).
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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
- 350 Rooms
- 3 Pools
- 24 hour Fitness Centre
- Spa (fee)
- Tennis Courts (fee)
- PADI Scuba Dive Centre (fee)
- 4 Restaurants
- 2 Bars
- Internet access (fee)
- Golf, 18 Holes (fee)
- Meeting Rooms available (fee)
- Safety Deposit Box at Front Desk
- Concierge services
- Car Rental Desk
- Gift Shop
- Tour Desk
- Day and evening shuttle service to Willemstad and Jan Thiel area offered at a nominal fee.
- 1 King bed or 2 Double beds (King bed is always on request)
- Furnished Balcony
- Ceiling Fan
- Hair Dryer
- Safety Deposit Box
- Iron & Ironing board
- Wi-Fi (fee)
- Tea maker
- Deluxe bath amenities
- iHome stereo with iPod docking station
- Flat Screen Plasma Television
- Maximum Occupancy 4, Maximum Number of Children 2
Resort Location Map
Santa Barbara Beach And Golf ResortCuracao,Curacao
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
Santa Barbara Plantation Porta Blancu, Nieuwpoort Curacao
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