Sonesta Kura Hulanda Village and Spa
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Really nicely set up, this hotel looks like a wee village rather than a hotel. It has a big main square with the restaurant and bar surrounding it, and the hotel rooms are based around the square as well as in its little streets that run off the square. A small museum is there as well and the rooms are nice and comfy. Nice hot showers (in case you'd want a hot shower...) and there is a big pool to cool down in. Great down town location and helpful staff. Definite recommendation from me if you are looking for something different downtown...
What a wonderful surprise in a prime location. It is a short walk to Rift Fort and the Queen Emma pontoon bridge into the shops and restaurants of Punda. It is a village of renovated homes turned into suites. Beautiful pool, landscaping and the best staff. Jacob Derrick has done a fantastic job with artifacts and the history of slavery found on site at the museum.
The people were so great! The place is being renovated - but didn't interfere with my stay. I hope to come back and stay more nights here! For the one night I was there I can say the service was friendly, room clean and nice, food and wine great!
We had to move from another hotel room with a spectacular ocean view, but no hot water, no phone in room and inconsistent WiFi service. The Kura Hulanda offered a charming and welcoming place for us to stay a few more nights in Curacao. A nice welcome checking-in, strolling through the streets (hotel is several small buildings along closed streets), great espresso coffee and nice pool with lush vegetation surroundings. The room was excellent: comfortable bed, charming bathroom with tub and ample sitting area in the entrance room, and chilly air conditioners to keep us out of the heat. The bathroom did have some walls that could use new paint, but it did not bother us or took away from our enjoyment.
I stayed 5 nights at the Kura Hulanda on a recent visit to Curacao. My standard room was in a building adjacent to one of the swimming pools with the exit door onto a sort of ground floor terrace looking at the pool. The room was a reasonable size but too dark with just one window that didn't give much light. It had quite a bit of heavy wooden furniture that made it look darker still - huge sleigh bed, wardrobe, unit with TV and fridge, desk and small table. I appreciated the cool floor tiles that did not get slippery even when wet. The bathroom had Restoration Hardware fittings (I know because I have the same ones in the bathroom at home) and a tub with shower over it. The tub had a strange solid wall for the first 2 feet or so which meant you had to step into it to turn on the shower. Water also quickly ran along the wall and onto the floor. I struggled a bit with the shower taps and only managed to get hot water on the 3rd day - my issue rather than any fault with the equipment. There was very good water pressure. The room also had a reasonably efficient AC unit and a safe that worked with a free credit card swipe. Definitely the best safe I have had in a hotel. The room cleaning was patchy with towels sometimes taken and not replaced and the wifi was virtually non-functional. The wifi worked well in the reception area and I sat there for access when necessary. The hotel consists of multiple restored buildings all historic and a mixture of architectural types. Some are a little tatty around the edges but only superficially and it must be a huge job to keep some many old buildings in good shape. There are 2 pools and a gym which was absolutely deserted the 3 times that I used it. The gym was reasonably well equipped and was inside the spa building. I never saw the spa open. The restaurant served an overpriced and not very good buffet breakfast. Other meals were fairly standard but the service was terrible with staff disappearing into the indoor, air conditioned part and not reappearing until hunted down and called out. One of the best features is the location right in the center of things. A very short walk to the pontoon bridge, the fort retail complex and the Punta area. I was disappointed that the hotel seemed quite empty given the work that had obviously gone into restoring multiple buildings and putting in the other hotel amenities. While I was in Willemstad there were 5 cruise boats tied up, a different one on each of the 5 days. Cruise passengers wandered in, took a few photos and headed out again and the hotel didn't get anything in return. It seems like the perfect place to offer a tour with details of the renovation/restoration of the buildings including before pictures and descriptions of the different types of architecture plus some local food and a guided visit to the on site museum. I like the Kura Hulanda and Willemstad. Both felt very safe and pleasant for a few days of rest and exploration.
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
- 82 rooms
- 2 Restaurants
- 2 Swimming pools
- Fitness centre
- Spa (fee)
- Conference centre
- Golf carts to transport guests throughout the village/complex
- A/C & ceiling fan
- 1 queen bed
- Antique furniture
- Cable TV
- CD player
- In room safe
- Mini fridge
- Tiled or wood floors
- Marbled full bathroom with bidet, hair dryer & bathrobes
- Max. occ. 2
- As above but larger with sitting area
- 1 King bed or 1 Queen bed
- Max. occ. 2
- As above but larger with 1 King or 2 Queen beds
- Max. occ. 4 adults or 2 adults & 2 children
For the Kids - Children's pool.
Resort Location Map
Sonesta Kura Hulanda Village and SpaCuracao,Curacao
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
Langestraat 8 Curacao, Willemstad 33328 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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