by Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
Situated in the center of the city overlooking Anna Bay Harbor — a UNESCO World Heritage Site — Otrobanda Hotel & Casino is located within walking distance of historical sights, museums, restaurants, bars and shops. Accommodations are modern and affordable and many rooms have views of the bay. There are several suite types available, including one with two double beds and a sofa bed for added occupancy. All rooms have air conditioning, wired internet and flat-screen televisions. Connecting rooms and rollaway beds are available upon request. Children under the age of 12 stay free.
The property has a swimming pool and sundeck, a restaurant specializing in seafood and steakhouse fare and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as a casino. Laundry service and room service are also available. Parking and Wi-Fi are offered free of charge.
Our Editor Loves
- Swimming pool
- Connecting rooms
- Onsite dining
- Connecting Rooms
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
This review is overdue, but important to post. I booked my stay at the last minute, traveled in January 2019. All of the good (and economical) Airbnbs were booked up, so I settled for the Otrobanda due to its "rave" reviews on the location. I can tell you now that the location and "free" parking are the ONLY benefits to this place. I've never described a hotel hallway as disgusting (I'm an avid traveler), but this was officially disgusting. Its a very old building and they've attempted to give the rooms a tiny makeover but its basically just a bandaid. I was terribly disappointed at the quality of the room and glad it was tile. The A/C was noisy, the hot water was a joke, the carpet in the hallways looked like someone had been dragging dirt and mud across it for days. Staff was inattentive at the front desk, to the effect that I felt there must be a huge cultural gap in customer service. I asked about the water pressure and the LACK of hot water in my shower (it was lukewarm at best). They said they couldn't help me, nor could they offer a discount for the lack of quality. The breakfast "buffet" was nothing to be excited about, very minimum standards. The restaurant staff were very kind, I can at least say that. I would highly recommend you spend your dollars somewhere else until they do a complete renovation. Curacao is working hard to change its atmosphere downtown, to give it a facelift. Your best bet will be Airbnbs until the hotels can improve.
* Close to the shopping area
* Friendly Staff
* Good for if you are on a budget
* The Maintenance Crew are on point they fixed our AC without us even telling them
* Really Unique room
They need to ensure the food is fresh (had a fungus in one of my desert items for breakfast)
They need to ensure that all garbage in the room is taken care off as my wife and I found food in the ice bucket.
Certain parts of the room need some painting and maintenance.
All Inclusive package needed.
In all my wife and I was just staying there 1 night as we just came back from a cruise so this really short stay in our opinion was average and enough.