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WAVE Hotel & Cafe Curacao
Ranked #25 of 32 Hotels in Willemstad
Reviewed 21 January 2014

The room is very basic.
Even though online booking site says "Room opens up to a balcony, has memory foam mattress and hair dryer" they only have Two rooms with balcony and bathroom does NOT have a dryer. I don't know where "memory foam mattress" idea even came from - don't ask.
When I asked at the front desk the lady said "No, we don't have any dryer."

The room I originally checked in (#56 Green floor) had a window with a view of trashy back alley, NO water pressure, hardly any hot water - just luke warm... Next morning I spoke to a gentleman at the front desk and he was able to move me to another room (#65 upstairs) with a balcony; he said the dryer had been stolen and they bought one so that the guest could use it. I was absolutely pleased to get a brand-new hair dryer still in the original box.

This room was nicer, with a balcony so you can hang/dry wet suits & dive gears (you need a key to open the window), i-pod docking station, lots of storage shelves, some hangers and a safe. Tiles in this room was nicer as well, still NO water pressure/hot water though.

Housekeeping is only every Three days, but you can exchange your towels if you like. The room was clean but I did see a few big roaches by the front desk. There is an elevator and very narrow staircase if you want to exit to the street side. Property is gated and they have security guard by the building. Hotel itself is in a kind of shady neighborhood and from the parking lot side it looks pretty scary - when the taxi driver was dropping me off I almost wanted to turn around and go somewhere else..

The staff there were friendly and helpful. You can't beat the room rate. Would be a good pick if you just need an inexpensive place to sleep. Not recommended for female traveler.

The greatest bonus is their airport transfer for only $10(USD)!!

Room Tip: Request the rooms upstairs with balcony
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 4 January 2014

Good value for the price, but nothing too exciting about it. It is clean. Great location! In the center of Otrobanda. They do not have regular cleaning room service all the time. They give blue towels that are ripped. The room is small feels like an European hostel.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 December 2013 via mobile

Stayed there for 3 weeks. The was super helpful the manager was also great and very accommodating. Great location close to every thing. Local bus close by very inexpensive way to see the island. Rooms were very clean. Staff attended to any needs we had. The maintenance person was very accommodating also. Great place to stay for long or short time. Highly recommend when Curacao will stay there again.

Stayed: January 2013
2  Thank otis94
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Reviewed 18 September 2013

Just stayed here one night. It is different, clearly an individual hotel rather than some chain. So if you do not want to spend tons of money and can handle a laid back atmosphere, I can recommend this place.

Pros:
* very attentive staff
* nice big and very clean rooms
* good bathroom
* good a/c
* conveniently located on walking distance from centre
Cons:
* surroundings looks a bit dodgy at first glance (remnants from Pelikaan days)
* no breakfast on sunday (but that was charmingly solved!)

There appeared to be no breakfast on Sunday but I booked for the night of Saturday with a prepaid breakfast for Sunday morning! Luckily, the very friendly staff solved this by opening the small café especially for us. Now that is the personal service that makes people come back!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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2  Thank NetherlandsHerb
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Reviewed 17 May 2013

I stayed in room 40 and we found a cockroach size of 4inch huge! horrendous and thats not it we call the front office and the security/nightuditor reply to me is noting i can do for you well thats not it it was 2:23am i was starving so we went outside to grab something to eat and the security was littererly was playing with us he was closed and open the gate door !! how disrespectful and mean and also in the bathroom have meldew on the tiles like seriously no housekeeping in that hotel??? and have one off the staff was extremely rude i ask for her manager name and she was like why u need her name??? i was like don't question a paying quest and offcours don't be giving attitude to a guest found cockroach in the room and meldew bathroom tiles and been devastating by the rudeness of the staff i'll mention the names who tried to make my vacation worth it is ROSE MARIE and a clearskin curly hair she is sweetheart
and the male supervisor is awesome !! nice people but i will not give suggestion to stay in that hotel stay in other hotel not in the cockroach nest!!!

....................Regards room 40

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Borbie N
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Additional Information about WAVE Hotel & Cafe Curacao

Address: Breedestraat 100-102 | Otrobanda, Willemstad, Curacao
Region: Caribbean > Curacao > Willemstad
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Casino and Gambling Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#10 Casino Hotel in Willemstad
Price Range: S$125 - S$165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — WAVE Hotel & Cafe Curacao 3*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
WAVE Hotel & Cafe is a small family owned property with 40 rooms in the center of the city, with many restaurants, shops and points of interest in the area. Room rates are excluding taxes. The Hotel serves a variety of breakfast combos in the morning. We have a casino a cafe and the bus station is 2 minutes walking from our hotel. ... more   less 
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