Avila Beach Hotel

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Overview

Amenities include two private beaches, an infinity pool and a spa
Standard room rates are not all-inclusive

For more than 200 years, the Avila Beach Hotel has welcomed guests to its elegant, Dutch colonial-style property standing over Curacao's southwestern shoreline. Guest rooms and suites feature wooden furnishings and neutral color schemes with colorful accent linens and chairs, plus amenities like free Wi-Fi access, walk-in showers, minifridges and balconies or terraces. Despite the hotel's minimalist style, guests say the Avila flaunts an intimate atmosphere with romantic touches. Visitors highlight the cozy, torch-lit dinners for two on the beach as a memorable part of their stay. For other meals, the Avila offers three eateries and two bars. Plus, optional half-board and all-inclusive meal plans are available. After satiating their appetites, couples can visit the tour desk to sign up for dolphin or hiking excursions. Or, stay on-site to take a dip in the infinity pool, unwind at Santai Spa or lounge on one of two private beaches. Don't forget to carve out some time for exploring downtown Willemstad, which is accessible via the hotel's free shuttle.

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Location
Willemstad
Hotel Class
4.0-star
Property Type
Hotel, 150 rooms
Primary View
Ocean
Style
Traditional, Historic
Best For
Business travelers, Couples, Families

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  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating

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Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • Frommer's Very Highly Recommended

Oyster.com

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This upscale oceanfront resort, opened in 1949, is the longest continuously open hotel on the island of Curacao – and over its history it has maintained roots by preserving the refurbished original mansion and the quaint Dutch colonial architecture. Today the 150-room hotel blends history with modern luxury, offering updated rooms with flat-screen TVs, a sleek infinity pool, an excellent gym, business facilities, two small beaches, and three restaurants.

Fodor's

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Even though it's been around for over six decades, beautifully restored Dutch colonial architecture and a lively contemporary vibe keep this legendary complex from ever feeling dated. A spacious infinity pool attracts families and couples alike, while two private beaches offer guests a soothing spot to enjoy surfside pleasures.

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Lonely Planet

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The Avila Beach Hotel occupies the magnificently restored 18th-century home of a Dutch governor, along with several modern wings of luxurious accommodation. The elegant grounds include two private beaches and a gorgeous infinity pool.

Other Awards

  • Frommer's Very Highly Recommended

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 1602 have reviewed the Avila Beach Hotel, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1602 reviews 4.5 (based on 1602 reviews)

Guest Rooms

The Avila Beach Hotel's accommodations are spread throughout three sections. Standard rooms are housed in La Belle Alliance part of the hotel, which is one of the original parts of the property. Rooms in this wing feature blue and yellow decor and balconies with garden and partial ocean views. In the Octagon section of the hotel, travelers will find neutral color palettes with pops of pink and blue, plus tile floors, wicker and dark wood furniture. And in the Blues area of the property, which was designed by Florida architect Dan C. Duckham and is part of the hotel's beach pier, guests will find more square footage and rain showers. Standard amenities include flat-screen TVs, minifridges, walk-in showers and coffee makers.
  • All accommodations have balconies or terraces
  • Free Wi-Fi access

Standard room sizeNone square feet

  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

The Avila Beach Hotel, which resides in an 18th-century mansion, is the oldest continually operating hotel on the island. The property sits alongside two private beaches, and several restaurants can be found nearby. To get to central Willemstad's shops and restuarants, guests can take the hotel's complimentary shuttle. Other areas of the island are accessible by car, which can be hired at the on-site car rental desk.
  • Less than 8 miles southeast of Curaçao International Airport
  • Within a few miles of the Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge, the Kurá Hulanda Museum and Riffort Village
  • 24-hour valet parking
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service (with fee)

Within walking distance of:

  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping
  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach

Dining

The hotel houses three eateries, as well as two poolside and beachside bars. Avila Café serves a buffet breakfast daily. The Pen restaurant offers upscale fare influenced by the Caribbean, and at the open-air Blues Bar & Restaurant, diners can savor Caribbean dishes named after iconic blues artists.
  • Private dinners on the beach (fees apply)
  • Live blues and jazz music available at Blues Bar & Restaurant on Thursdays

Number of restaurants3

Cuisine TypesBuffet, American

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast

Pool

The Avila Beach Hotel has an infinity pool, which is located near the Octagon wing. Lounge chairs, umbrellas and towels are available on the pool deck. Beachgoers will appreciate the hotel's two private beaches. One beach is sheltered from the wind, making it an ideal place to swim or snorkel. The other is accessible only to La Belle Alliance guests.
  • Both beaches have free chaise lounges and towels
  • Outdoor Jacuzzi at Avila Wellness Club
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Seasonal
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor/outdoor combo
  • Pool bar
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas

Spa

The hotel's Santai Spa features a variety of Eastern-style spa treatments inspired by the natural elements of air, water, fire and earth. Specialty spa services include lava stone massages, Vichy shower treatments and water-based prenatal massages. Facials, nail services and hair removal treatments are available as well.
  • Spa open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; reduced hours on Sundays
  • Sauna and steam room located in Avila Wellness Club

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna

Kids

The hotel does not have a kids club, but travelers with kids will find several spacious accommodation options suitable for families. Plus, the property boasts a kid-friendly pool and two private beaches that are protected from the wind, resulting in calm water for year-round swimming.
  • Tour desk can assist with off-site excursions like swimming with dolphins and submarine rides
  • Kids club
  • Cribs
  • High chairs

Fitness

At the Avila Beach Hotel, guests have access to the Avila Wellness Club, which features floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the ocean. Inside the fitness center, travelers will find Technogym cardio and weight-training machines, as well as free weights, exercise balls and a Kinesis Wall. Personal training sessions are available for a fee.
  • Cardio equipment has built-in TVs
  • Fitness center open Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 8 or 9:30 p.m.; limited hours on weekends
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles
  • Tennis
  • Guided runs
  • Paddle boats
  • Motor boats

Business

The Avila Beach Hotel's business center offers computers and printers for guests to use. A variety of indoor and outdoor venues are also available for business functions, including four meetings rooms and a boardroom. The hotel's restaurants and beaches can be used for events as well.
  • On-site catering services

Number of meeting rooms5

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available

Wedding

Couples can tie the knot at the Avila Beach Hotel: The hotel has more than 5,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space available, including the property's Octagon Museum and beaches. Up to 200 guests can be accommodated for receptions. An on-site wedding coordinator is available to assist with ceremony and reception planning.
  • Couples can arrive at ceremonies in a 1926 Rolls Royce Landaulet convertible
  • Wedding and honeymoon packages

Maximum wedding guest capacity200

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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