Sonesta Kura Hulanda Village and Spa

5 stars
Langestraat 8, Willemstad, -
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.2
out of 5
21 reviews
Loads of Charm, a Little Rough on the Edges

Really enjoyed our stay - would recommend it and would return. There were a few issues to be aware... See full review

  • Jon in Miami
  • Aug 4, 2014
Wonderful Location in town

We wanted to be in town, not on the beach, so we could walk and enjoy the city. We were not... See full review

  • Stephen senior citizen
  • May 15, 2013
Luxury Curacao resort with spa, casino, free shuttle and Wi-Fi
Travelers flock to luxurious Sonesta Kura Hulanda Village and Spa in central Willemstad, Curacao. The boutique resort overflows with culture and history in the form of sculpture gardens, fountains, cobblestone pathways and Museum Kura Hulanda, which houses thousands of African works of art. A member of Leading Small Hotels of the World, Sonesta Kura Hulanda Village and Spa boasts four restaurants, three bars, a cafe, fitness center, spa, two pools, conference center and casino. Shops, cafes and nightlife are within walking distance.
Highlights
  • Several on-site restaurants and cafes
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout hotel
  • Free Blue Bay Beach Club shuttle
Rooms
Sonesta Kura Hulanda Village and Spa offers 80 guest rooms and suites with king or two double beds nestled in hand-carved mahogany or teak wood frames. Each accommodation is uniquely styled with antiques, art, bathrobes, fine linens, CD players, flat-screen TVs, premium toiletries, marble bathrooms and free high-speed wireless Internet. Suites offer more space and Mansion Executive Lounge access, featuring a host of extras.
Features
Sonesta Kura Hulanda Village and Spa guests swim in the eco pond pool surrounded by lush greenery. Guests relax with a book in peaceful Bol?var Gardens by a second pool. A pool for children keeps little ones happy. Guests catch the free shuttle to the Blue Bay Beach Club for sunbathing and watersports. On-site, guests shop at the newsstand, jewelry store, museum shop, salon and art gallery. The casino offers gaming daily. Travelers whittle waistlines in the fitness center with cardiovascular machines and weights. The spa offers body treatments, massages and more.
Dining
Sonesta Kura Hulanda Village and Spa guests dine at happy-hour favorite Jacob's Bar and Terrace, where drinks and tapas are served for dinner, with live music four nights per week. The News Cafe serves continental breakfast staples each morning. Kura Hulanda Museum Restaurant offers open-air lunch and dinner. The Astrolab Observatory Restaurant features breakfast buffets daily. Jaipur Asian Restaurant cooks up Indian and Asian cuisine overlooking the eco-pond pool. The Sculpture Garden Restaurant creates fresh fish and beef specialties.
Transportation
  • Free Blue Bay Beach Club shuttle
  • Hato International Airport (7.2 mi/11.6 km)
Attractions
  • Punda (1.7 mi/2.7 km)
  • Curacao Dolphin Academy (4.7 mi/7.6 km)
  • Curacao Sea Aquarium (4.7 mi/7.6 km)
  • Blue Bay Golf and Beach Resort (4.8 mi/7.7 km)
  • Curacao Ostrich Farm (9.1 mi/14.6 km)
  • Hato Caves (14.2 mi/22.9 km)
  • Christoffelpark (21.8 mi/35.1 km)
Business
  • Offers 2,821 total square feet of meeting space
  • Conference and business centers on-site
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout hotel
  • Catering, audiovisual equipmentavailable

Sonesta Kura Hulanda Village and Spa Rooms

Resort Superior Rooms
Room offers 1 Queen Bed. Room feature antique furniture, remote controlled air conditioning, 27 inch remote controlled cable TV, CD Player, 2 telephones (one portable) and data port, desk and chair, tiled or wood floors, marbled bathrooms with hairdryers, bathrobes and upscale amenities. Complimentary Wireless Internet. All Rooms are Non Smoking.
Resort Deluxe Rooms
Room offers 1 King Bed. Rooms feature antique furniture, remote controlled air conditioning, 27 inch remote controlled cable TV, CD Player, 2 telephones (one portable) and data port, desk and chair, tiled or wood floors, marbled bathrooms with hairdryers, bathrobes and upscale amenities. Rooms are larger than a standard and feature a sitting area also. Complimentary Wireless Internet. All Rooms are Non Smoking.
Family Suites
Room offers 2 Queen Beds or 1 King Bed. Rooms feature antique furniture, remote controlled air conditioning, 27 inch remote controlled cable TV, CD Player, 2 telephones (one portable) and data port, desk and chair, tiled or wood floors, marbled bathrooms with hairdryers, bathrobes and upscale amenities. These are the largest rooms in the hotel and feature a sitting area. Complimentary Wireless Internet. All Rooms are Non Smoking.
Kura Hulanda Suite
Room offers 1 King Bed. Suite feature antique furniture, remote controlled air conditioning, 27 inch remote controlled cable TV, CD Player, 2 telephones (one portable) and data port, desk and chair, tiled or wood floors, marbled bathrooms with hairdryers, bathrobes and upscale amenities. Rooms are very large and feature a large sitting area with couch and chairs. Complimentary Wireless Internet. All Rooms are Non Smoking.

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Gift shop
Internet
Free internet
Parking
Free parking

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Hotel Map

12.1089 -68.9358
Area served
Willemstad.
Nearby airports
Curacao International Hato Airport.(CUR)
Area description
The Kura Hulanda Hotel & Spa is located in the Heart of Willemstad. Walk to many local restaurants, arts and crafts, the World's Oldest Synagogue in the Western Hemisphere, the Fort, many Museums, shops and the Queen Emma Bridge floating bridge.

Nearby points of interest

  • Fortplain: 0.4 mi
  • Independance statue: 1.6 mi
  • Curacao sea aquarium: 3.2 mi

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
The Kura Hulanda Hotel & Spa has over 7,000 square feet of meeting space.

Dining

Kura Hulanda Museum Restaurant
An open-air restaurant serving light lunches with Soups and Panini's in a uniquely comfortable and historic setting. The restaurant is open daily from 11:00 am - 5:00pm
Jacob's Bar and Terrace
Overlooking the Village Square at Hotel Kura Hulanda, Jacob's Bar and Terrace is named for the visionary who created the Kura Hulanda complex - Jacob Gelt Dekker. This is where the action is; meet your friends for breakfast, lunch, dinner or drinks. Breakfast is served daily from 7:00 until 11:00 am .Open daily from 7:00 a.m. until Midnight. Live entertainment 2 nights per week.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

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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Guest Reviews (21)

Ratings and reviews for Sonesta Kura Hulanda Village and Spa

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
21 out of 21
Amenities:
4.3
Room cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
4.1
Room comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.8
Value:
4.1

90% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Sonesta Kura Hulanda Village and Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jon in Miami
Business
Miami, Florida
Aug 4, 2014

Loads of Charm, a Little Rough on the Edges

Really enjoyed our stay - would recommend it and would return. There were a few issues to be aware of though -- the room we were in was a "deluxe" room which only had one, shuttered window, and did not have sufficient light (natural or otherwise). The room was relatively clean, and the grounds are extremely charming. We did not stay anywhere else in Curacao to compare it to, but the room itself would be akin to a two or three star room elswhere -- but the grounds and location make up for it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Sonesta Kura Hulanda Village and Spa

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Stephen senior citizen
Business
Arlington, VA
May 15, 2013

Wonderful Location in town

We wanted to be in town, not on the beach, so we could walk and enjoy the city. We were not disappointed. You couldn't get much closer to the center of things. The Hotel itself, is lovely, with wonderful gardens, restaurants and strolling avenues as well as pools. A few nights a week the restaurant has live music, which was excellent--first rate. The staff was outstanding and so very friendly, they learned our likes and dislikes very quickly and were so accommodating and cheerful. Our only problem had nothing to do with the hotel, the temperature and humidity was a bit warmer than we like, but otherwise the stay was perfect.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Sonesta Kura Hulanda Village and Spa

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
SJAustin
Business
Saint Joseph, MO
Feb 6, 2013

Absolutely Wonderful!

It was everything advertized and so much more! I can't imagine a better hotel or staff.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

The boat trip to klein curacao can be arranged through the front desk for a day trip. Worth every cent! Bounty adventures has the very best staff and the food was incredible! You even get to swim with sea turtles for the day!

Review of Sonesta Kura Hulanda Village and Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Biffo
Business
West Sussex, UK
Feb 26, 2012

Great location for capital

Stay lasted only 3 days but great location to walk to all capital city . Slight faults in room put right within 2 hours by helpful reception. Staff in Village Square not exactly dynamic but it is laid back CuraƧao ! Would have liked tea maker in room .... We are English!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Try and go during carnival ... Great experience

Review of Sonesta Kura Hulanda Village and Spa

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Happilyretired
Business
USA
Jan 26, 2012

Great location, wonderful ambiance, barely adequate room

I loved this hotel's location -- just off the vibrant waterfront -- as well as the Dutch-village design and courtyards, which are unique and give it European ambiance. The staff was courteous and helpful, especially the attendant at the front desk, who was invaluable in planning my excursions. However, my room, admittedly a Super Saver, was barely adequate. It was small, musty and had little storage space. It was nothing like the one shown on the Web site. There had obviously been a major water leak, as evidenced by stains on the curtain top and the ceiling, and the top of bathtub drain came off and never did go back on properly.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Dining alongside the Queen Emma Bridge is decent and reasonable, especially if you want to have a drink and linger for an hour or two. It is fun to watch the massive cruise ships entering and leaving the narrow harbor entrance. Ocean-front dining is pricier but generally worth the added cost.

Review of Sonesta Kura Hulanda Village and Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
wout
Business
utrecht holland
Jan 10, 2012

managment could improve

Sta ff is very helpfull, but could ge beter trained. Newscafe is not what it suggests. No news, unless you pay extra .breakfast is average for 12 star price.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Breakfast at wilhelminacafe.4 min walk saves you at least 10 dollar

Review of Sonesta Kura Hulanda Village and Spa

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Northern Indiana
Apr 9, 2011

Exceptional and unique

This facility resembles a small village located within the city of Willemstad because it is a wonderful restoration of a former residential area. It is quaint with a definite Old World look and feel. It has a natural outdoor ambiance in spite of its 'urban' location which is convenient for exploring around the harbor, shopping and dining in the Otrabanda and Punda areas. Many amenities including multiple restaurants, pools, gardens, museum, live music, spa, etc are located within the hotel-village. Rooms (houses) are unique, varied and individually furnished. We experienced top quality service with friendly, professional, well trained staff. This is a great place where we would love to stay again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Although it's nice to dine at some of the waterfront restaurants for their location, we ate at two of the hotel restaurants and found them to be high quality and good value.

Review of Sonesta Kura Hulanda Village and Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
South America
Mar 14, 2011

Great Hotel in center of town

Hotel was made of local traditonal style buildings and so was the furniture. Not the best chair and desk if you need to do work in your room. Sauna facilities where great, but are closed on Sunday. Standing under the waterfall in the eco pool is an experience you will never forget. Left the Hotel room open to enjoy the fresh air; within no time the musquitos came flying in. Hotel is located in the center of Otrabanda and when comparing the price of this Hotel with adjacent Hotels you get much more for just a little more money. When walking outside to town at night you need to go 50 meters through a street that is not well lightened.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Go across the floating bridge and walk in the center of Punda. Nice to walk in the walkstreets, also vist the market and buy some fresh fruit.

Review of Sonesta Kura Hulanda Village and Spa

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
loladog
Business
Laurel, MD
Mar 8, 2011

Beautiful locale

The location and design of this hotel are spectacular and not to be missed. Every corner is loaded with detail - you feel like you've entered colonial era Curacao. Our room was fine (we did not opt for the high end price). The food was excellent everywhere (in the hotel and other restaurants as well). The service was very accommodating - I was fascinated by how the staff could switch from Dutch to Spanish to English to Papamientu effortlessly. The island itself is different from others in the Caribbean in that it is dry - cactus and beaches together! The people are warm and friendly and you felt welcomed at all times. Since this a country that does not function by tourism alone - it is more interesting than other places we've been. One very small note - The service could be a bit slow at times - as is customary in non-U.S. countries - but nothing we couldn't deal with. We did ask for one discount at our hotel, due to a meal that we felt we were overcharged for...we ate at a buffet and there were no choices left so all we had were eggs. When my husband complained to the concierge - they deducted the charge with no problems. What did we do? Swam in 6 different beaches! Explored the fascinating Punda and Otraband sections of Willemstad, ate wonderful food went to Carnaval which was great - much more family oriented than Mardis Gras in New Orleans. And lucky for us - my daughter-in-law's best freinds from college live there and showed us around - so perhaps we got to see more than some other tourists might.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

From our hotel - Kura Hulanda in Otraband - one can walk to cafes and terraces. It's easy to get to restaurants, cafes, bars, stores - both high end and touristy in a very short and pleasant walk.

Review of Sonesta Kura Hulanda Village and Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
New York
Mar 4, 2011

Kura Hulanda hotel

The staff is slow, but the hotel itself is really unique and overall experience is enjoyable. The hotel did provide a shuttle to the beach, but: 1)the shuttle was not always on time; 2) it was a small van that could accommodate not more than 6-7 passengers; 3) there were just a couple rides a day. Nice restaurants on the hotel grounds, but there is a variety of them outside the hotel as well. Be aware:there are a lot of mosquitos!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

The Sculpture Gargen and Jacob's

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