Kura Hulanda Village & Spa

Kura Hulanda Village & Spa

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#18 of 33 hotels in Willemstad
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The Kura Hulanda Village & Spa offers a village experience of the 17 & 18 centuries in the center of Willemstad, the island's capital city at the Otrobanda side. Only 20 minutes drive from the airport and walking distance to prime shopping, diverse cuisine, nightlife, and more. Spread over an eight-block area, this property is under renovation. The Kura Hulanda Museum is adjacent to the property open from Tuesdays to Saturdays from 9 am to 4 pm.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Pool
Bar / lounge
Evening entertainment
Shuttle bus service
Conference facilities
Parking
Wifi
Sauna
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Massage
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Historic Hotel
Business
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Dutch

Location

Langestraat 8, Willemstad 33328 Curaçao
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Grade: 91 out of 100
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Aeropuerto Hato
Flamingo Intl Airport
72.2 km
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Bryan Heerenveen wrote a review Jun 2020
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The cook was amazing. The evening food of the cook (dark woman very kind ) and the service was amazing. suriname girl of the front desk was amazing. and the lady from HR too. The mister who was the waiter and helped the gust that stayed there very good was a dark guy around 1.80m. i think ihis name was sharlon. he was an amazing guy. the rest of the people are also amazing and kind. Andneomi was ind and hard worker too.

I havo no remarks about this place.

I would go and stay again.

was amazing guys

Bryan Heerenveen
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Date of stay: June 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: It is a nice and quiet hotel
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Brian J wrote a review Feb 2020
Vancouver, Canada
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Securing a collection of two dozen historic buildings in various stages of restoration into a functional compound and running it as a hotel must be one of the greatest challenges a hotel operator could ever face. But, in our opinion, the staff at Kura Hulanda rise to the occasion. It is interesting, functional, comfortable and reasonably priced. Each room is unique. Ours was lovely. Special mention goes to Danielle at reception who went above and beyond in adjusting our reservation as our needs changed.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Book early through Booking.com to get the best price.
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H B wrote a review Aug 2020
Curaçao
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The people at this hotel make you feel at home. The hotel itself needs some maintenance but the room was comfy, and I felt as if I was at a retreat although the hotel is in the middle of downtown. Would choose this hotel again for sure. Loved the authentic kriyoyo food.
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Date of stay: June 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: room around the pool is the best.
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TravelingKornfelds wrote a review Jan 2020
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We were very optimistic about this property as we love historic settings and the combo of proximity to Willemstad and parking (so that we could explore the island) was appealing. However, the place is quite literally falling apart with chunks of furniture and bathroom tile tumbling down. The pools and grounds are poorly maintained, the wifi is non functioning, and the hot water in one of our rooms was never fixed. One of our tubs had the intimate hairs of a prior guest somehow permanently affixed to the ceramic and eight days of housekeeping did nothing to dislodge it. There were stickers in the rooms telling us not to drink the water (despite Curacao having a modern desalination plant). One can only assume that this was because the published stories of the hotel not being able to pay its water bill were true and caused it to use some alternate unsanitary source. The breakfast was mediocre and sparse, some of the staff quite unfriendly, and the AC in the rooms could not be adjusted. In summary, a beautiful setting with great potential but better avoided until new management rebuilds and refreshes it.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Nirmala P, Guest Relations Manager at Kura Hulanda Village & Spa
Responded 15 Jan 2020
Dear Guest, We thank you for your comment and are glad to hear that you love the historic setting of the hotel. Your comments regarding the grounds and Food and beverage and the employees will be addressed for proper follow-up up. We apologize for the inconvenience you experienced, regards Npanday
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Zelmia S wrote a review Feb 2020
2.0 of 5 bubbles
At first sight it was really pretty from the outside. We booked two rooms and received one on the one side of the hotel, the other on the other side, which did not make sense because it seemed very empty. We arrived early and the lady at the reception was very nice to already let us check in to our rooms, the first room we saw had a very bad leak in the aircon and we asked for a different room, which the lady again helped us with, the second room was much better. We took a little afternoon nap as we had been awake since 4am to fly to Curacao. While trying to sleep we could hear the people in the rooms above us (sounded like they were moving furniture) when we finally fell asleep, a staff member from the hotel came in unannounced and without reason, when she saw us on the bed she said oh sorry and closed the door and left again. This made us feel like it was not safe to leave our personal things in the rooms, next morning we had the buffet breakfast which was mediocre. We only stayed one night, did not use the pools because it was full of leaves and dirty. It seems like it was once a very nice hotel, but not anymore, it's a beautiful location but was definitely not worth the price we paid to stay only one night.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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John S wrote a review Dec 2020
Willemstad, Curaçao
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I was on Curacao for workation… Working remotely with my company in California. I chose this place because it seemed like a good deal and I wanted to check out the city a little bit having spent so much time on beaches. Overall, The staff was friendly and helpful… But I got to be honest this hotel is kind of falling apart. Tried to open a window and part of the window fell off. Never got hot water to come out of the shower. The rooms are really dated and old and very dark… Basically caves. I could only do a few days here before moving on. On the other hand… It’s really close to the Queen Emma bridge and really close to a lot of things to see in the city… And admittedly it was pretty cheap.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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labmom13 wrote a review Feb 2024
New York City, New York
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Walking around and visiting the shops is so enjoyable. It’s easy to get to and grab a bite also. The museum is there too. Many great photo opportunities to take advantage of too. We wandered into a store Mundo Mio. The owner was so warm and we had a nice conversation and left with a beautiful addition to our artwork from Curacao
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: It’s very easy to find. Just behinds the hotel next to the playground
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wagner c wrote a review Nov 2017
Jundiai, SP
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Take care in this hotel, there are no safety, I was robbery inside my room, two guys with guns, was very scared.

Mucho cuidado con este hotel, no hay cualquier seguridad, he sido atracado dentro de mi habitacion, dos chicos armados, fue terrible.
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Date of stay: October 2017
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from yoycegoilomendez, Manager at Kura Hulanda Village & Spa
Responded 07 Feb 2019
Dear Guest, thank you for your feedback. I was disappointed to read that you did not have a pleasant stay experience and can assure you I will be personally investigating the matter.
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Todd R wrote a review Apr 2015
Washington, Indiana
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I booked a last minute (booked two days before departure) trip to Curacao to do several days of warm water diving. I needed a hotel and with no family or friend's recommendations for the island, I took a chance on this hotel. Some of the reviews reflect a mediocre experience, and I beg to differ.

I wanted something that was near restaurants and shops and would not require a rental vehicle or reliance on the exorbitant taxis. This hotel is in the Otrobanda (Dutch for "the other side") district of Willemstad and is a collection of wonderfully-restored houses that have been converted into a gated hotel community. It almost has an apartment complex feel as the rooms are not arranged in a traditional hotel style (floors upon floors stacked). There are one, two, or four rooms in each building. My room had a foyer controlled by an RFID room key as well as the door to my individual room with its own RFID lock. Double security was a nice feeling given this was my first traveling experience outside the us alone.

The room was not five-star clean, to be perfectly honest. The bed sheet had an ink stain, the caulking around the tub had mold stains (though the mold was gone) in a four-inch section near the water spout, and the lamp shades had some sort of dark discoloration in spots--it would appear to be something akin to mold from storage in a damp, dark, warm location. Again, the mold was gone, but the shades were discolored in a few small spots. The rest of the room had some areas on the walls which need to be re-painted, and there was a light green discoloration on the paint below the air conditioner as if water had dripped from the copper coils and stained the wall.

The construction is old and tradition has been maintained. Do not expect an ultra-modern, plush room. The ceilings were over 15' tall (4.5m) and were of exposed, painted wood. There was a chandelier for main room light as well as a ceiling fan to help circulate the air from the mini-split air conditioner. There were lamps at either side of the bed as well as the desk.

In terms of those worried about electricity: They have a small number (two in my case of three-prong Edison-style outlets at 127 volts (albeit 50Hz-not the US-standard 60Hz) located under the desk. Beware plugging in appliances with heaters or motors as they may not work properly at the lower frequency and may present a hazard to the user. There were no US outlets in the restroom, which may present a problem for some, however a hair dryer was located in the wardrobe with appropriate European plugs. The majority of the plugs in the room were European-style at 220V/50Hz. The front desk does provide converters per their guest book, however I did not know that fact until I was glancing through the book on the day of my departure.

Expect a room with a four-post bed (no box springs) that is plenty comfortable (albeit a bit hard for some folks' taste), sufficient pillows with extras stored in the wardrobe, and plenty of natural light. My room had six windows plus two doors with windows leading to the patio with eight-foot (2.4m) stucco walls. Every window had curtains and I was able to sufficiently darken the room to allow sleep. Never once did I hear the couple that reserved the room next door nor any disturbing sounds from outside. I did hear the cruise ships sound their horns to signal departure from the Mega Pier at Rif Fort, as well as some of the local birds singing their songs at sunrise (~6:30 AM AST).

I ate at the hotel restaurant (Jacob's) three times. Once was for a very late dinner after my delayed arrival. In their defense, it was 15 minutes from closing time. My hamburger, though the taste was sufficiently good, was rare in the middle. For steak, that is perfectly fine, but for ground meet, I was a bit disappointed after asking for well-done. The accompanying fries were good, however and was a nice break from airport food that I ate for most of the day. I also ate breakfast at Jacob's twice. They served a buffet-style American breakfast with scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage links, and an assortment of pastries and bread. There was fruit and a variety of yogurt toppings available. The price was around US$25, which I thought to be a bit pricey given the fare, however that included the 15% gratuity. I ventured over to the Renaissance by Marriott at Rif Fort for breakfast during the remainder of my vacation and was happier with their buffet selection at a lower price (they had an omlette station). I also felt that I got a bit better service.

As far as location and access to shopping and other attractions are concerned: Just outside the museum gate (east end of the property) and to the right is a Subway and Pizza Hut for those that want a fast, Americanized meal. I recommend walking a bit farther toward the water and venturing into Rif Fort and the Renaissance Mall. There are a variety of restaurants to suit any fare and have both a local flare as well as standards such as burgers, fries, and steaks. There is also a great little ice cream shop (Don's) that makes for a great after-dinner dessert stop. You can also take the free ferry or walk the Queen Emma bridge across the inlet to Punda and have a vast variety of restaraunts and bars with just about anything you need. There is also a grocery store as well as a pharmacy for any need you may have.

As I sit at Hato International Airport awaiting my departure flight back to the US, I am looking forward to my next trip to Curacao. I believe I will again book the Kura Hulanda Village Hotel. It has a great balance of price point and comfort as well as safety and service. I walked through a couple of other area hotels and it just felt like I was at another American city staying in a familiar Marriott property. The Kura Hulanda provides a local flare and you will know you are in Curacao when staying there.

As an aside: I recommend taking a few hours to browse through the slavery museum on the property. It is quite extensive and if you closely examine each artifact, may take all day. It truly is an experience that one must have if staying so close. For me, it made a great way to spend a few hours of my morning the day of my departure. The fee was Naf17.80 at the time of my stay and helped me burn a few of the guilders I wasn't planning to bring back as souvenirs.
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Date of stay: March 2015
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Get the deluxe room rather than the standard--the extra space is nice to have and the...
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EllieWharton wrote a review Nov 2016
Panama City, Panama
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I am a single female who recently traveled to Curacao and stayed at Sonesta Kura Hulanda Village. I had a wonderfully pleasant experience. I loved being steps away from the heart of the action, however, upon entering the hotel property the environment was peaceful and I felt removed from all of the hustle and bustle. I loved the cobblestone walkway throughout the village, which offered an old-world charm. I especially appreciated the fact that there were no hallways to navigate. Each room had its own entrance directly off of the walkway. My room was large, clean, and wonderfully appointed with hardwood furniture, VERY comfortable four-poster bed with high-quality linens, cable TV, in-room safe, mini-refrigerator and coffee/tea maker. The marbled bathroom was very spacious and stocked with great soap, shower gel and robes. My only concern was regarding the footed tub/shower which was quite high to step into. An older person or someone with mobility concerns could have an issue entering and exiting the tub safely. The staff was on point, never missing an opportunity to provide fantastic service. The restaurant offered a wide variety of dishes, although I found the cost of meals here, and throughout Curacao, to be very pricey. There was plenty of outdoor and indoor restaurant areas. The village is home to one of the best slave museums I have toured. It is a UNESCO Heritage site and is well worth the $10/person entry fee. I treated myself to a soothing spa treatment and was not the least bit disappointed. The spa area is clean, serene and the service was top-notch. I would definitely return to this village and would recommend anyone who enjoys a city-based hotel to give this property strong consideration.
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Date of stay: October 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Kevin I asked a question Nov 2018
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What's the best room in this hotel?
Answer from samantabrux
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Any room you stay in is beautiful. It will depend on how many people are stying in the room. I stayed in the area of the Bolivar Pool in a room that has a canope bad. I think it was a superior room.
Answer from yoycegoilomendez
Curaçao
Hi... we dont have shuttle from the hotel. But you can take a taxi from the airport.
marosari00 asked a question Mar 2017
56 contributions26 helpful votes
What is the size of the bed?
Answer from Christine A
Georgina, Canada37 contributions42 helpful votes
Ours was a queen size bed.
Answer from EllieWharton
Panama City, Panama45 contributions42 helpful votes
I was not in the least bit worried about trespassers. The locals seem to know that they are not to venture onto the property. I am a single female and there was not one moment that I felt unsafe.
Answer from Sofia B
38 contributions1 helpful vote
It's secure, just in case don't leave anything in the car. We were there with a rent car and the place is really nice. Enjoy your stay! The place is really beautiful. And the island is amazing!
labmom13 wrote a tip Feb 2024
New York City, New York247 contributions121 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"It’s very easy to find. Just behinds the hotel next to the playground"
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Anique M wrote a tip Dec 2023
Zug, Switzerland185 contributions101 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Did not stay at this hotel only visited the square."
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H B wrote a tip Aug 2020
Curaçao3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"room around the pool is the best."
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Bryan Heerenveen wrote a tip Jun 2020
Amsterdam, The Netherlands13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"It is a nice and quiet hotel"
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Brian J wrote a tip Feb 2020
Vancouver, Canada63 contributions33 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book early through Booking.com to get the best price."
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R 3,916 - R 4,587 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kura Hulanda Village & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Kura Hulanda Village & Spa?
Nearby attractions include Copperstone (0.4 km), Island Treasures Gifts and Souvenirs Curacao (0.4 km), and Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Kura Hulanda Village & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Kura Hulanda Village & Spa?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Kura Hulanda Village & Spa?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Kura Hulanda Village & Spa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kura Hulanda Village & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bodega Siete Gotas, 5 o'Clock Somewhere Bar & Grill, and Ocean House 19.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Kura Hulanda Village & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Kura Hulanda Village & Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Kura Hulanda Village & Spa offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Kura Hulanda Village & Spa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Dutch.
Are there any historical sites close to Kura Hulanda Village & Spa?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fort Nassau (1.2 km), Fort Amsterdam (0.4 km), and Plantation House Rooi Catootje (3.9 km).
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