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Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort, Curacao

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Big and beautiful resort but a little old, you can notice some things deteriorating. It's far from the centre and most tourist attractions however there's plenty to do inside the hotel. Private beach. Rooms are clean. Staff is rude with few pleasant surprises. Wifi is U$ 15.90 per day. I checked in at 1 A.M after a 20 hours journey...

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SBRGeneralManager, General Manager at Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort, Curacao, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent stay with us and for taking the time to send us a review. I am disappointed to hear that we did not exceed or meet your expectations during your stay. I can assure you that your comments has been addressed with the concerned departments regarding your general comments about the facilities, staff rudeness, incorrect room...

Trumbull, Connecticut
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

Decided we needed a change of pace after mega-multiple trips to Aruba! Staying here in Curacao for a week after the holidays worked out perfectly. The resort and its grounds are very pretty, clean and friendly. We rented a car for the week and that was a good idea. We were able to take in a festive day in Wilemstadt...

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SBRGeneralManager, General Manager at Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort, Curacao, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review your recent stay Janine. Guest feedback is very important to us and we are happy you enjoyed your stay in Sea Traditions and dinner at Shore Restaurant. We are looking forward to welcoming you back at Santa Barbara in your next travel to the island. Sincerely, Darren Law General Manager

Krefeld
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

alcoholic drinks and breakfast too expensive, no mineral water on the room, too many and very noisy event groups, air condition on the guest room not stoppable and adjustable, no shuttle Service to Airport or Willemstad (70 USD/40USD each direction)

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SBRGeneralManager, General Manager at Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort, Curacao, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent stay with us and for taking time to send us a review. I am disappointed to hear that we did not exceed or meet your expectations during your stay. I can assure you that your review has been addressed with the concerned departments concerning your price value, noisy of groups, air conditioning and shuttle service...

Connecticut, USA
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great time at the resort. I worried because it seemed to good of a deal and all the weather forecasts showed rain every day. 185 per night including breakfast. We did get an occasional shower, which they say is unusual. We were at the resort for four days and played three days of golf. The course is...

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BHIGeneralManager, General Manager at Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort, Curacao, responded to this review

We thank you for the review and the recommendation. We believe in our hidden gem and are pleased you enjoyed your stay. Come back soon to visit us in our slice of paradise. Regards, Darren Law General Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago

Our stay at Santa Barbara Resort was amazing! The private is great with white smooth sand and clear turquoise water with various types of fish; the food is delicious and always fresh; colourful birds singing and flying around; tame iguanas; super friendly staff everywhere (Jaymy at the Splash Bar and beach can give you great hints about the resort, the...

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BHIGeneralManager, General Manager at Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort, Curacao, responded to this review

We could not be more pleased that you enjoyed your stay here. We loved having you and cannot wait till you come back and join us again. Regards, Darren Law General Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Here is the precise, objetive review of this resort. Used to be a Hyatt and was built to that hotel chain's excellent standards. The grounds, setting, landscape, and beach are beautiful. It is a secluded location perfect to unwind. Calm, lagoon like beach with plenty of chair and trees and umbrellas for shade We (a group of 17 family members)...

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SBRGeneralManager, General Manager at Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort, Curacao, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review your recent stay. Guest feedback is very important to us. Your comments have been addressed in detail with our management team and they will be used to ensure that we consistently meet our high-standards for guest service. I do hope that you give us another opportunity to welcome you and your family again...

Reviewed 1 week ago

I love my room, the wooden accents helped make the worm cozy feeling I got, it was very spacious and the sliding door by the restroom allowed for total privacy. I believe that the tub may be a bit too high but that is about the only thing that may need improving in the room. The ambiance is wonderful and...

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SBRGeneralManager, General Manager at Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort, Curacao, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review your recent stay Carvel. Guest feedback is very important to us and our staff was excited to hear your comments. As soon as you get the chance, we will be more then happy to welcome you back at Santa Barbara Resort. Sincerely, Darren Law General Manager

Chicago
Reviewed 1 week ago

The property and rooms were very nice. The wifi was probably the best I'd ever experienced as far as signal strength; I could sometimes connect as far away as the beach. I would recommend getting a breakfast plan; they have a nice buffet and do made-to-order eggs, and since the resort is off on its own, there are not really...

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SBRGeneralManager, General Manager at Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort, Curacao, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback regarding your previous stay with us. it is nice to read you had a great time on property and enjoyed our facilities. We hope to welcome you again on your next visit to the island. Sincerely, Darren Law General Manager

Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a very nice stay at this resort beautifully situated on the East end of Curacao. High points: very pretty, great pools, varied amenities and programs, nice rooms, earnest staff. No such high points: service for lunch very slow, food ok not great; housekeeping spotty (rooms not cleaned before 4 pm); equipment easily ran out for snorkeling; didn't always...

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SBRGeneralManager, General Manager at Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort, Curacao, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments regarding your stay at Santa Barbara Resort Michael. Guest comments are very important to us in order for us to improve our services. I am disappointed to hear that we did not exceed or meet your expectation in certain areas during your vacation. We appreciate your business and we always ensure our guest have a...

Toronto
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at this resort from December 21-28, 2016. Best vacation ever! The resort is amazing! Friendly staff, clean rooms, excellent facilities, beautiful beach, the property kept very well! We celebrated our wedding anniversary there, I let them know before we came and were very surprised when we entered our room! Thank you very much to Darren Law, General manager...

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SBRGeneralManager, General Manager at Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort, Curacao, responded to this review

We are delighted to read that you had a wonderful time with us celebrating your wedding anniversary. The staff always thrive to provide the best experience to our guest, thus it gives me great pride knowing that they exceeded your expectations. See you on your next visit! Darren Law General Manager

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Golf Course
  • Tennis Court
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort captures natural Caribbean charm and delivers it with an international elegance and sophistication. Just 35 miles from Aruba and served by a modern international airport, escape to paradise and embrace Curacao’s magical sea, sky and sun on 27 acres of rare natural preserve. At the same time, feel that every need is provided for, with exceptional service and refinement. Enjoy superior amenities like the Pete Dye designed golf course, a luxurious spa, resort pools with Caribbean views, an alluring white sand beach with a swimming lagoon, and sophisticated dining. Relax with the rare luxury of privacy on a secluded island within an island sequestered from the hustle and bustle of town center, and explore unlimited diving, snorkeling, boating and geo adventure right outside your door. Whether you are seeking an intimate retreat, or a lively and invigorating amenity-filled vacation, the resort creates a truly magnificent opportunity to experience the best of both worlds, and create your own. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort, Curacao

Address: Santa Barbara Plantation | Porta Blancu, Nieuwpoort, Curacao (Formerly Hyatt Regency Curacao Golf Resort, Spa and Marina)
Region: Caribbean > Curacao > Nieuwpoort
Price Range: $253 - $576 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort, Curacao 4.5*
Number of rooms: 350
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Hyatt Regency Curacao Golf Resort, Spa And Marina Hotel
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“Look to the open sea instead only to the lagoon (room 2250 for example)”
 of 5 bubbles drhorstb, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The property is large. The farther out rooms are more of a walk but are quieter. The closer rooms can have sound from the outdoor patio.”
 of 5 bubbles ChicagoM, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Facing the garden is very nice.”
 of 5 bubbles aileen44, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Love ground level rooms since you can just walk out. Rooms located over near Shore Restaurant have beautifully planted atrium. ”
 of 5 bubbles Triperific, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room closer to the pools. The hotel is very spread out and it can be a long walk if you have a room at either end of the resort.”
 of 5 bubbles JerilynP, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
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