Curacao Avila Hotel ★★★★

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$272
avg/night
Rate based on
Check-in: Feb 15, 2016 Check-out: Feb 17, 2016
4 /5
Overall score
89%
Would recommend
Amenities:
4.2
Cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.3
Comfort:
4
Location:
4.3
Value:
3.9
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Room types

Show Prices Octagon Superior
  • Size: 322 sqft
  • Occupancy: 2
Show Prices Octagon Deluxe
  • Size: 494 sqft
  • Occupancy: 2
Show Prices La Belle Alliance Deluxe Room
  • Size: 322 sqft
  • Occupancy: 2
Show Prices Non Refundable La Belle Alliance Deluxe Room
  • Size: 322 sqft
  • Occupancy: 2
Show Prices Non Refundable Octagon Superior Room
  • Size: 322 sqft
  • Occupancy: 2
Show Prices Non Refundable Octagon Deluxe Room
  • Size: 494 sqft
  • Occupancy: 2

Overview

Built in the 18th century, Avila Hotel originally served as a governor's mansion and former home of Venezuelan liberator Simon Bolivar. Today, guests at this 4-star Curacao resort sunbathe on private beaches, swim in a freshwater infinity pool, and dine in romantic, breathtaking spaces. Whittle off calories in the high-tech gym, indulge in treatments at the Santai Spa or listen to live Jazz at the open-air Blues bar at the end of a weathered pier. Walk to the shops of downtown Punda and explore more of Curacao with help from the on-site tour desk.

Dining

Each morning at the Avila Cafe, guests feast at the breakfast buffet. Later, the cafe serves sandwiches and salads. Open-air Belle Terrace overlooks the Caribbean and features Taste of the Region cuisine with health-focused regional specialties, often with live music. Open-air live jazz lures guests to the end of a pier, where the Blues Bar & Restaurant serves a variety of Pincho offerings. At the pool bar, sip tropical libations or head to the Schooner Bar for one of the best happy hours on the island. Cafe Barista serves gourmet coffee and sandwiches.

Rooms

Avila Hotel's 150 rooms are streamlined with chic European touches and modern, bright vibes. Refreshed La Belle Alliance rooms include king or two full or queen beds, a flat-screen TV, mini-bar, coffee-maker, safe and Internet access. Choose a room with a balcony and ocean view or a terrace with garden view. King rooms offer a kitchenette. 

Octagon Superior rooms offer combo garden/ocean views, king or two twin beds and shower, plus a balcony, Frette robes and free high-speed Internet access. Spacious Octagon Deluxe rooms additionally feature combo garden/ocean or town views, king or two queen beds, tub, shower, balcony, and kitchenette. 

Property features

Travelers staying at the Avila Hotel enjoy two private beaches and a freshwater infinity pool. Guests and locals congregate at the on-site music hall for live classical music. The Octagon Museum chronicles Venezuelan liberator Simon Bolivar's Curacao adventures, while a gift shop, ATM, salon, car rental, and tour desk complete the resort experience. Work out with high-tech TechnoGym machines and Kinesis Wall. The steam room, sauna, and massage treatments at the beautiful Santai Spa soothe sore muscles. The downtown shops and cafes of Punda are within walking distance. 

Highlights

  • Two private beaches and a freshwater infinity pool
  • Variety of sumptuous dining options and bars, including the romantic, open-air Belle Terrace and Avila Cafe
  • Classical musicians spin aural magic at the on-site music hall 
  • On-site car rental, tour desk and Octagon museum
  • LGBT-friendly

Nearby attractions

  • Punda (1.4 mi/2.2 km)
  • Curacao Dolphin Academy (2.1 mi/3.4 km)
  • Curacao Sea Aquarium (2.1 mi/3.4 km)
  • Curacao Golf & Squash Club (4.3 mi/7 km)
  • Hato Caves (7.6 mi/12.3 km)
  • Curacao Ostrich Farm (7.8 mi/12.6 km)
  • Christoffelpark (23.2 mi/37.3 km)

Business

  • Indoor/outdoor meeting space can accommodates 12 to 600 guests
  • Wi-Fi Internet access (fees may apply)
  • On-site business center and car rental

Transportation

  • Hato International Airport (8.5 mi/13.7 km)

Policies

  • Check-in is at 4 p.m. and check-out is at 12 p.m.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Dining

Avila Cafe
Charming patio restaurant serving a buffet breakfast and sandwiches, salads, and pastries between meals. Max. seating capacity 120 persons. Daily Breakfast 07.00-10.00 h. (Sundays 07.30 -10.30 h.)
Blues
Open-air restaurant and jazz bar at the end of a weathered-wood pier. Floor-to-ceiling windows facing the Caribbean Sea. Bandstand on platform above bar. Friday night tapas and live jazz on Thursday and Saturday nights. Max. Seating Capacity 80 persons Open daily 19.00-23.00 h. (Closed on Mondays) Thursday (19.00-22.00 h.) & Saturday (21.00-23.00 h.) : Live-Jazz music Succulent lobster-dishes as well as international dishes.
Schooner Bar
Casual beachfront bar designed like a half-buried wooden sailing ship. White sail-like canopy. Open mid-morning to late night for beer, tropical drinks, snacks and light dishes.
Pool Bar
Tropical refreshements and healthful snacks served throughout the day. Wednesday: Managers Cocktail Party 18.00-19.00 h.
Belle Terrace
Romantic open-air dining terrace shaded by a giant Royal Poinciana (Flamboyant) tree. International, Danish, and local dishes. Spectacular setting with ocean view. Dinner has European inspired dishes, fresh seafood, and salads. Local traditional food and music on Wednesdays and grill night on Saturdays. Max. seating capacity 80 persons.

Recommendations for you

Guest score 4.3 / 5
$180
Guest score 3.8 / 5
$184
Guest score 3.8 / 5
$223
Guest score 4.3 / 5
$132
Guest score 4.2 / 5
$153

Amenities

Featured

  • Free internet
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities

General

  • No smoking rooms/facilities
  • Concierge
  • Elevators

Activities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness center or spa
  • Fitness Center
  • Spa
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant

Services

  • Business center
  • Childcare Service
  • In-Room Safe
  • Tour desk
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Barber/Beauty shop
  • Conference facilities
  • Doctor on call
  • Gift shop
  • Currency exchange

Internet

  • Free internet

Parking

  • Free parking

Accessibility

  • Accessible Rooms/Facilities
  • Accessible facilities
  • Wheel chair access
  • Accessible parking
  • Public areas wheelchair accessible for disabled
  • Wheelchair accessible elevators
  • Ramp access to buildings

Reviews

4 /5 Overall score

89% Would recommend

  • Amenities: 4.2/5
  • Cleanliness: 4.2/5
  • Hotel staff: 4.3/5
  • Comfort: 4/5
  • Location: 4.3/5
  • Value: 3.9/5

Awesome hotel

Would recommend Sun, Apr 26, 2015
Eventhought I went for business, I wasvery pleased that the hotel was in very well conditions preserving its style and the rooms in the Octagon building are modern and confortables. All the staff is very kind and talk 4 languages! The carpaccio and picanha at Blue's are delicious! Beautiful sightseeings from my room

| Mexico Business

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Private beach!

Would recommend Thu, Oct 2, 2014
The Avila hotel was the perfect location. It was a 20 minute walk to downtown. It is safe to walk at night. The beach is perfect and you can walk in and snorkel. Beach chairs and umbrellas available at no charge located next to the bar.

Dining

Rosendales and Ginger are both great and a short walk.

| Providence, RI Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Couples Getaway

Would recommend Mon, Jun 23, 2014
Great hotel, we stayed in one of the Octagon suites and have no complaints.

Dining

Food is expensive but there are many great restaurants at Blvd Beach.

| NYC Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 2 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Just missed on so many levels

Would not recommend Sun, Feb 2, 2014
For a top hotel with top pricing, this hotel just didn't quite get customer service. The only person that cared about us was the man that looked after our suitcases until our room was ready at 4pm. I know we arrived much earlier in the day, but we were hot and tired.. offer us a glass of water or if we wanted to sit by the pool a towel. The room was small and borderline clean. The list goes on, all in all Stay somewhere else.

| chicago Couples

2 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 2 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 3 /5
  • Value: 1 /5

Great Staff, Nice Hotel, Over-Priced

Would recommend Mon, Jan 13, 2014
The staff members with whom I spoke--at the reception and in the restaurants and bars--were all wonderful. Also the food and drinks I had were all very good--even a weird vegetarian pasta with carrots(!) in it. Somehow it worked. I also enjoyed the Thursday evening jazz evening. The room cleaning staff, though, need more supervision. My room, especially the bathroom, was never thoroughly cleaned, and there was usually crud and sand in the corners and I could see unidentifiable stuff on the walls that hadn't been wiped down. Also, while the bathrooms look nice, they're hazardous. Water from the shower leaks out onto the floor and the whole room becomes a slippery pool--and there's also the risk of running into the glass shower divider, if you're not paying attention. (I didn't, but staff hung a towel there to alert me.) Further, cleaning staff never ensure you have the same number of towels each day. I also had a problem in the first room I was assigned (Belle Alliance) because it was near the parking lot and way too noisy. Staff kindly changed this for me. I was disappointed that all of the historic charm was gone from the rooms (except the antique air conditioner that was sometimes loud). I usually turned off the air conditioner, but sometimes I returned to the room and the system had been set on high--nearly flash freezing me as I entered the room. Overall I liked the hotel and I found the staff members really friendly and nice, but the hotel is expensive, so I expected to be more comfortable in my room--and I worried about injuring myself in the bathroom. I also did not appreciate the temperature adjustments.

Dining

There are lots of restaurants a short walk (for me) from the hotel. It's safe to walk at night in pairs, but when I walked alone I asked a security guard (there are several in the area) to accompany me. By day there were no problems.

| Washington, DC Singles

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 2 /5

Couple vacation

Would not recommend Mon, Sep 30, 2013
Private small beach, take lots of money, Food not good.

Dining

Rosendals is excellent!

| N. Carolina Couples

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 3 /5
  • Value: 2 /5

great beach location!

Would recommend Tue, Jul 9, 2013
rooms are updated and roomy. could use a bit more comfort in amenities, i.e. area rug, more comfortable bed, better pillows, in-room furniture upgrades. all in all we were very happy with the location and size of the room. also included nice size patio with marvelous ocean view. beach front was awesome with plenty beach chairs. i would suggest renting/offering sports activities (i.e. snorkeling equipment, paddle boards, sail catamarans, etc. need to improve beach side menu and lower prices. cafe closed too early. staff was friendly.

Dining

great restaurant 5 min. walk from hotel.

| san jose, ca L.G.B.T.

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 3 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

Wonderful location

Would recommend Mon, Dec 24, 2012
Great for a quiet getaway at the beach, great beach, wonderful ocean, hotel food choices were OK, town is walkable but further than you may want.

| Philadelphia L.G.B.T.

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

vacation

Would recommend Sun, Aug 26, 2012
great location to the downtown area. it's right on the beach which was so convenient! several restaurants to choose from on the grounds and all of the staff are accommating and friendly.

| kansas city, kansas Singles

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Great staff makes for Great Vacation

Would recommend Wed, Feb 22, 2012
We enjoyed everything at Avila - but, a true standout was the effort made by the staff to accommodate all requests. In particular, Alice, the head of the housekeeping staff, checked with us multiple times to assure that we were having a successful and comfortable visit. We were!

| Ocean Pines, MD, USA Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

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Nearby points of interest

Fortplain 0.8 mi
Independance statue 0.8 mi
Curacao sea aquarium 2.1 mi

Hotel Policies

  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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