Livingstone Jan Thiel Resort3.5 out of 5.0
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Location: I was traveling with 2 teens from NYC so wanted to make sure they had a bit of independence since moist everything on Curaçao is only accessible by car and I didn't want to drive them everywhere all the time. The location is wonderful. We could walk to the Supermarket ( a Dutch Chain) right across the street, and the girls could walk to the large beautiful pool on the grounds. We could also walk to Jan Thiel Beach and swimming was great there for them, as well as their Saturday Night beach party. The apartment itself was wonderful and spacious. We shared a bedroom with 3 people and the hotel provided a normal extra bed right away (instead of the small rollaway they had at first). Kitchen had everything we needed, internet and tv worked well (Important for the teens) , the apartment was nicely decorated and clean, The porch was great for morning breakfast. I would come here again with them. The front desk personnel was friendly and helpful.
When we arrived we got an upgrade from the smaller coloured houses to a small villa with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. But the kitchen was very old and the dishwasher had a mould and when looking closer also a cucaracha inside! We asked for a new house (which is possible in May) and got a very beautiful decorated house with plants on the terras. This was so much better and we now really enjoy our stay here. But the difference between the houses can be big!
During our stay we were met with great staff and great service from the restaurant staff. Friendly cleaners with great attitudes. Great Hotel to stay with family. Pool area was nice and clean and enjoyed the shallow pool for the children.
We booked a family holiday for DECEMBER in October. We had everything booked. We bought tickets for 14 travelers (kids and babies included). We we finally arrived at the after long plane trips and a long journey in taxis, we entered this so called hotel and the ride lady that was closing the lobby (yes no lobby 24 hours in this hotel) she said "oh sorry there is no space for you. The security guard has a letter for us. The didn't respect our reservation leaving us with no beds in DECEMBER in one of the hot spots of tourism in the end of the year. We resolved the problem on our behalf. It ended up costing us a lot more. Everything because this very bad hotel. Really bad experience. Jossya@hotmail.com
We rented one of the larger villas with ocean view. It was very nice, clean, practical, and made the perfect "home" for us during our stay in Curaçao. The resort is gated, it has a very nice pool, an ok restaurant, a bar by the pool that were mostley open. But we spent most of our time at the nearby beach. Just a short walk away. As were many nice restaurants that we enjoyed. There is also a very good store nearby that has everything you need. It is simpley a great place to stay!
The accommodations were fabulous. Everything was very clean and well maintained. We were close to all of the amenities we required and staff were very friendly and helpful. The restaurant food was excellent.
We had a beautiful villa, complemented with a great porch, ample dining space indoor as outdoor, lovely lounge seats and view (slightly hampered ) over the sea. two bedrooms with separate bathroom, full kitchen. Beautiful atractive and inviting swimmingpool. Populated mostly by Dutch speaking people. Breakfast possible. very close to the beautiful jan thiel beach.
It's been a while sinds my Grandparents visited, but I still had to do this review. My Grandparents asked for a ground leveled appartement close to the entrance, because grandpa is getting older and has a lot of difficulty with walking. They landed in the evening and we arived at Livingstone resort at about 21:30. There was no one at the front office to welcome us, give us some information about the resort and the appartement, at 21:30?!?!? You would at least expect That a 4 star resort would have somebody behind the counter till 12 o'clock in the evening, especially if they know that someone is checking in. I have a friend with a lodge on the island and even she waits up for all of her check ins even if its late at night, so why can't a 4 star resort do it? The security guard gave us the key (a very friendly one i might add). And showed us where to go. We arrived at the Appartement..... Far away from the entrance and it was on the second floor! My grandpa already has a lot of difficulty walking on normale ground, let alone stairs! Next day me and my sister went to the front office to talk to the manager but she was not available at the moment. We told the receptionist what happend and she would give the information to her manager. for almost 1.5 week me and my sister went to the front office and no manager! No one ever called us or offered our grandparents some compensation for the troubles. For the price my grandparents have paid for their stay at Livingstone, the service was at all 4 star like. I would not recommend anyone to book a place at livingstone resort.
During our stay we didn't had housekeeping service and our phone in the room couldn't call the front office....but after all is a very nice place to spend your vacation nice view nice appartments love it!!!
We had a wonderful time, which was a combination of the island itself and this facility. They were very professional and supportive, we had all the amenities we wanted and expected, and the location to the beach, shopping, rental cars, etc. was fantastic.
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59% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 342 reviews