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San Marco Hotel and Casino
Ranked #24 of 32 Hotels in Willemstad
Reviewed 27 December 2017

We thought they renovated the hotel but that was not the case. The rooms were too small and old. The water pressure was to low and no hot water if you plan to take a shower after 8 o'clock. The cleaners will not let you sleep in the morning because of all the noise they made in the corridors. And the front-desk employee where to slow and still do check-ins on paper. You can also forget about the breakfast is you want to eat something good in the morning.

I only recommend this hotel if you are on low budget.

Room Tip: When you check in ask them that you want to stay on the 6th floor. Those are the renovated rooms.
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  • Stayed: December 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Sigmar S
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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

I liked the hotel, it is placed in Punda with nearby good restaurants. Breakfasts are rather simple but good enough, some improvements can be made, adding some choices of cold breakfast, ham or cheese for example

Stayed: October 2017, travelled on business
Thank Miguel M
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Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We booked six nights at the San Marco hotel, because of its centered place at Willemstad. Boy were we wrong. People at the desk were slow and didn't speak English very good.
Room was little and very outdated (definitely not newly renovated as they claim!), bed was terrible!!! We rolled towards each other at night, because of the worn down mattress. Room wasn't clean. Sheets had stains on it, multiple days. Towels also had stains. Shower was small, temperature settings worked badly: either freezing cold or cooking hot. Faucet leaked and dripped water all day long, the air conditioner did too.
Breakfast is fine for one time. It's the same every day and contains toasted bread, cheese, ham and eggs. We had breakfast three days somewhere else, just because it was basic and always the same.
Only reason we didn't left the hotel is because we've spend all of our time outside at beaches and only came back to sleep or shower. If we return to Curacao we would seek a hotel outside the city center and we would rather pay a bit more for a better room and hotel.

Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Joëlle B
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Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

The San Marco hotel is on a top location downtown has a good price range according tot the value they deliver. The hotel feels a little bit cold and there was no click with it. I don't mind because I just want to stay there for one night. But if you are a traveler and traveling alone this is not a hotel where you find easily new friends or getting contact with others. The hotel is located down town and just step out the hotel and there are several nice restaurants. I would recommend this hotel if you have a quick stop over in Willemstad and you want to have the ease access to the city center. About thirty minutes from the airport taxi fee around 50 dollar at night or early morning.

Stayed: December 2016, travelled solo
Thank Wim C
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Reviewed 16 January 2017

If Inselair left you hanging at the airport, and the only option for a night of sleep is the San Marco, go for it. For any other reason, avoid this place. It is a cross over between Faulty Towers and the creepy hotel in Barton Fink. The bread at breakfast tasted like paper, the waitress... Oh, there wasn't. But I must say that there are CLEAN SHEETS !

  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Rodrigo M
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Additional Information about San Marco Hotel and Casino

Address: Columbusstraat 7, Willemstad, Curacao
Region: Caribbean > Curacao > Willemstad
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Casino and Gambling Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Casino Hotel in Willemstad
Price Range: $85 - $109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — San Marco Hotel and Casino 2.5*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
San Marco Hotel has been recently renovated to satisfy our guests that come to experience the beautiful island of Curacao, especially the ones who come to shop or admire the stunning historical buildings located near our hotel in the middle of the city. Our hotel consists of 80 rooms all with private bath, central air-conditioning, cable T.V. with more than 40 channels and FREE wireless Internet in every area of the Hotel.Downtown casino located of the ground floor of the San Marco building has also been remodeled and has more than 200 machines, roulette, poker and black jack tables and with happy hours and prizes given each week. ... more   less 
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San Marco Hotel Willemstad
San Marco Hotel And Casino Curacao/Willemstad

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