Renaissance Curacao Resort & Casino
What We Love
- The island’s only infinity pool beach, overlooking the Caribbean
- The unabashedly eccentric and colorful interior design
- Free WiFi access throughout the resort, including rooms and suites
- The resort's historic Willemstad location
What To Know
- A 23.05 percent service charge and room tax per room per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- Popular with cruise ship daytrippers, who flock to the casino and shops
- Xquisit is closed on Sundays
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
A jaunty pastiche of Curacao’s candy-colored harborfront, the sprawling resort is like a Crayola explosion, both inside and out. Bright gabled buildings, towering palm trees, high-end boutiques and cozy seating areas dot the grounds, while the public spaces embrace the more-is-more maxim with gusto, favoring chandeliers and clashing fabrics and textures wherever possible.
Bed and Bath
As you’d expect from the Marriott chain, the rooms are uniformly dressed and meticulously clean, but won’t excite design buffs. The clashing color scheme extends from the carpets and walls to the curtains and bedding, and ocean-facing guestrooms add a shock of Caribbean blue through the floor-to-ceiling windows. All rooms have flat-screen TVs, fierce air conditioning and colorful tile bathrooms with over-tub showers, Aveda toiletries and vanity mirrors.
From the much-hyped infinity beach pool and the stretch of boutiques (including Mont Blanc, Armani Exchange and more) to the five bars and restaurants and the on-site casino, the Renaissance Curacao excels at brain-off-bliss-out entertainment. On the dining front, it’s high Americana at the Infinity Beach Bar, where all good things come in a basket, while the Xquisit is upscale European, with one of the most extensive wine lists in town. Learn about the real pirates of the Caribbean at the 19th century Rif Fort— a UNESCO World Heritage Site ideally situated on hotel grounds.
How to Get There
My wife and I spent five nights at the Renaissance Curaçao and the reports previously posted are true, everyone is very friendly. From the doorman to the front desk to housekeeping everyone has a smile and is most helpful. We enjoyed the oceanfront balcony overlooking the infinity pool. Nightly housekeeping and turn down service with fresh new bottles of water and chocolates was most appreciated. We did visit at the breakfast buffet one morning but other days just went to the Starbucks in the hotel. We visited the bar at the pool several times and found the beverages of great quality. One evening they were grilling chicken, beef, and seafood that was outstanding. The service at the bar area was wonderful too. We are already planning our next winter visit to the Renaissance Curaçao.
The Renaissance hotel is located adjacent to the cruise ship pier. It has a beautiful man made simulated beach with an infiniti pool, a pool restaurant/bar (service on the "beach"). The Carnaval casino is within the hotel. There is a lobby bar (Blue Bar) and Nautiluis restaurant with both a la carte and buffet food options. The fitness room is without any windows so you can totally concentrate on your workout. To my dismay, they also have guest rooms that do not have exterior windows, so be careful when you book a room with "no view". The hotel is adjacent to the RIF Fort with it's dining and shopping options. Just outside the Fort is the crafts market leading to the Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge. All said, this full service hotel is convenient to everything in Willemstad. If you want a beach/diving vacation, however, this is not the location for you.
Just back home from a well deserved vacation in Curacao and Aruba. Renaidsance is the cleanest hotel we ever stayed at. Locsted in the down town of willemstad. Close to everything and easy to get the taxi to visit the beaches. We love bandabo. The hotel is rich of friendly people. We would like to thank Piet and Wereline for the best service at Nautilus and our compliments to all the chefs of the dinner buffet. This hotel is our best choice.
We arrived on a cruise ship and when we had finished looking around the town we noticed what looked like an infinity pool. We went into the hotel and enquired whether we could use it and we could for 2o dollars a day. we decided it was worth it rather than paying for a taxi to a beach and also sun beds and we were only a 10 min walk from the ship. We thoroughly enjoyed it and would definitely recommend.
My husband and I vacationed in Curacao last month. Our stay at the Renaissance was wonderful. The entire staff from check in to check out was outstanding. Our room was wonderfully maintained during our entire stay and the housekeeping staff were all very friendly and helpful. We had an unfortunate incident with our car and were unable to get help on our cell phone. We drove back to the hotel and the head bellman Roland immediately noticed our car was not working correctly. He came right over and stepped in and offered assistance. He let us use his phone to contact the rental agency and assisted with arrangements to get a new vehicle. He really helped to make an aggravating situation not so bad. He went above and beyond to ensure our delay was as short as possible. The entire bell staff were outstanding. Someone always wished us a great day when we left and offered a welcoming smile and a cold bottle of water on our return. Riangalo at the Navigator desk was so helpful. He laid out a plan for us to see as much of the island as possible and had wonderful suggestions on places to visit or dine. The poolside restaurant was great. The food was very good and the service was outstanding. I would recommend this hotel as a great place to stay and the location is excellent. You can easily walk to the downtown area and all that it has to offer.