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)!!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- WAVE Hotel & Cafe Curacao Willemstad