Sonesta Kura Hulanda Village and Spa
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The photos of this place do not give justice to the wonderful atmosphere and romantic ambience of the hotel. Look past the slightly shabby interior and exterior and you start to feel the history of Curacao within the village style complex. Around each corner is another little gem, pool, fountain or statue. We came to Willemstad to get married in a typically beautiful hotel by the beach, but planned to stay in the Kura Hulanda for our first 3 nights, just to experience being in the centre of the town. We fell in love with the hotel and stayed an extra night. The hotel isn't perfect and I believe it is currently being maintained in parts, though part of its charm is the rustic unmodernised buildings and we had fun peering into undeveloped and seemingly derelict rooms. Apart from the previously mentioned beauty, the staff were all very nice and friendly. On top of all this we also had the absolute pleasure of meeting Gina! Gina wears the largest smile behind the reception desk, her knowledge of the island and town is second to none and despite our wedding not being at her hotel, Gina gave us loads of help and advice on where we can find the best deals for everything.We were also very lucky in that we had our last 2 nights in one of the suites, again it had its rustic outdated charm but it was very comfy, spacious and if it had not been too late to change we would have loved to have had our wedding at the Kura Hulanda. One thing I almost forgot, they put on a free bus from the Kura Hulanda in the town to their sister hotel in west punt so that you can spend a day on their beautiful beach there. The next time we come to Curacao we will certainly be staying at the Kura Hulanda and hope that Gina is still there.
This was the perfect location for our large group to stay. We had 12 people in town for a destination wedding. Each room was different and equally beautiful- antique claw foot tubs, vaulted ceilings, 4 post beds, armoires. Charming restored historic property. The museum on site was fascinating, and I was thrilled to learn so much about the rich history of this island by staying there. The entire property is covered in treasures- statues, historic relics, cobblestone roads, and well-kept gardens and pools. The highlight of staying there was the delightful staff. From the front desk, to the maintenance people, and especially the restaurant/bar/breakfast staff- every need of our group was met in a timely and enthusiastic manner. We had a couple small issues (gas smell in our room when the generator was filled, lightbulb needed changing, wifi was spotty the first day), but the staff's rush to resolve the issues within minutes (even in the middle of the night) quickly eclipsed the concerns. Several nights a week, they offered themed dinners (mongolian wok, indian buffet) with live entertainment in the courtyard. If not for the beauty and history of the island, and the plethora of restaurants and sights within walking distance, you could stay a week here without leaving the hotel. A highlight was Michael Anthony & his drummer, who played everything from Caribbean classics to Motown to modern hits. Michael serenaded us with his saxophone and best Louis Armstrong when he heard we were getting married, and even gifted us a CD of love songs he made for his wife. They also offer a free shuttle to their other property on the beach, which is also gorgeous and well worth the day trip. We did not experience problems with electricity or accessibility that some reviews mention, but I highly recommend giving the professionals that work there the opportunity to address any concerns that may arise. We were made to feel that our comfort and happiness was their pleasure.
Full of details, we take a big room, with a beautiful old wood floor, nice antique bathtub, big wood Windows, and a really nice balcony, it's a big property very well located, because you can go on foot to town trough the bridge, The attention is good, the food is ok
I hoped this place would live up to its reviews and claims. It does not! Straight off- not for families with children or anybody with infirmities. Not because of the quaint cobble streets or staircases to some accommodations but because of the outright dangerous and neglected facilities in the complex. Broken tiles, dilapidated staircases, holes in footpaths, dodgy electricity system...need I continue? If your interested in this place for authenticity you'll be disappointed & angry. If you're interested in the museum, stay elsewhere and give up a couple of hours on your visit to Willemsted. This may have been something exciting in its day & the place has so much potential but it's just going back to the mess it was. Discounts for a reason guys! I can give you more information if you need it but - really- why? Oh, ok! Pool out of service whole time. Electricity out - evening and morning. Fitness 'suite' a load of crap...poor, poor service. Kids hiding on the grounds and jumping the fence. Dodgy security guys with tired old dog. Views of bricked up buildings and constant waves of diesel fumes poisoning the air from massive container ships parked opposite. 2 stars- One for the position near town & one for Gina the receptionist.
The ratings are promising, however this needs a lot of work, TLC and a better attitude from (or better say understanding) from the staff. With just 50% of occupancy...they managed to put you in a room totally secluded in the labyrinth of housing blocks, cobblestone paths etc. That is the unique beauty of this hotel; it is an old village center, converted in a hotel...So, you walk over cobblestones, narrow streets and small houses, which make up your hotel. Lack of true or good leadership appears to affect the service and experience you get. At breakfast (not included), the service was a 4...only after we asked for some products on the buffet that has run out, we were told that they actually would make us an omelet. Maybe because I had a meeting with a local and the conversation was in papiemento. Bathtub, shower a danger to enter and not friendly for people who have difficulty raising a leg in order to make a big step.Making mention of these observations, frontdesk person mentioned that rooms were under renovations.
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
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Langestraat 8 Curacao, Willemstad 33328 Curacao
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