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Reviewed 15 January 2013

i think this is the worst hotel i have ever been too. moss around the pool area.breakfast staff not properly no hair nets hence hair in food. roaches in rooms. dark corridors and bad bulbs in rooms. on the up side the room was very spacious with new tv and comfy bed-sheets seemed clean. bathtub was is a trap-accident waiting...

3Thank KI_TA2000
Reviewed 14 January 2013

The reception at the hotel was excellent. The hotel is situated in an ideal spot-heart of Town. But the worst part is that they were not cleaning the rooms until we complained, and then we realise that the sheets were not being changed so we had to report that and then they will come, that's crazy. Imagine we were there...

4Thank JUNE P
Medicine Hat, Canada
Reviewed 6 November 2012

Very simple hotel, with a great small restaurant with awesome food and great owners. Parking is available, but with a very limited space. Staff is very nice. Pool needs some TLC, but with all those wonderful beaches, who needs a pool???

3Thank Drica_12
Scarborough, Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago
Reviewed 2 September 2012

The hotel was good although the pool was dirty and also there are a lot of starirs leading up to each floor. Hotel staff a courteous(mostly). It is in a great location and it offerss an exceptional view of the town from the second floor up. Rooms smell a lil bit like smoke and the fridge doesn't work so well....

4Thank Dominique E
Reviewed 28 August 2012

To begin with the good points..This hotel is ideally suited in the heart of the city centre..close to shopping, dining and entertainment. Overall the hotel was safe enough, had electronic locks throughout. The reception was a bit offkeyed, a short walk from the hotel itself, at the entrance tot he hotel there were quite a number of young people hanging...

4Thank ramsam
Reviewed 22 August 2012

If you want to be at the center of Willemstad and don't want a very expensive hotel, this is a good choice. I was a little nourvous when I arrived at the backside of the hotel, because it doesn't look nice. But when you see the hotel from the front it looks great, it is right acros from the floating...

Thank IlonaIlona
Trondheim, Norway
Reviewed 31 July 2012

If you just need a place to sleep, then this hotel will do. Apart from rather worn-down rooms and a central location right on the Plaza Brion, this hotel has NOTHING to write home about. Staying here will NOT be a good holiday choice. There are better alternatives in Curacao than this one, and the price difference is often marginal.

4Thank oyvindei
Panama City, Panama
Reviewed 16 May 2012

When I made my reservation, I specifically asked about the internet, so when I arrived, I was surprised to be told that the internet wasn't working. Arriving after 9 pm on Sunday, I was given little help finding anything to eat. (The one suggestion - the Pizza Hut - closed at 10 pm.) Despite an ice bucket in the room,...

3Thank beardocubauk
Reviewed 20 April 2012

The location of the Howard Johnson was very good, right across the pontoon bridge in Otrabanda. The rooms were good sized. The view from our room across the water to Willemstad was gorgeous. But that's about all that can be said in its favor. The information sheet which we got from the hotel agent said that the rooms came with...

2Thank S K
Port of Spain, Trinidad
Reviewed 4 January 2012

This was our first visit to curacao and i must say we enjoyed it,from doing a little research on the internet the reviews were not so good about the hotel but seeing it for myself was the complete opposite,the staff was very friendly and accomadating our room 319 was large,great view of the floating bridge housekeeping vaccumed and cleaned everyday...

3Thank bessdress

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Internet
  • Restaurant
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Casino and Gambling
  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
EM City Hotel Stay at EM City Hotel and experience the rich history of Curacao all around you. Otrobanda and Willemstad is the home of many buildings that form part of unique historic districts. These are part of the the UN/UNESCO World Heritage list and are therefore being protected by law. Many buildings have been renovated, while keeping their original architecture form. There are various Museums in the area that will allow you to have a unique experience of the rich history of Curacao. By staying at EM City hotel you will be located in the center of it all by only seconds and minutes walk from your hotel. EM City Hotel is right in the center of it all: entertainment districts, shopping, financial district, health district, governmental district, culture and museums. ... more   less 

Additional Information about E M City Hotel

Address: Brionplein z/n | Otrobanda, Curacao, Willemstad, Curacao
Region: Caribbean > Curacao > Willemstad
Price Range: RM334 - RM508 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — E M City Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 70
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Also Known As:
Howard Johnson Curacao Plaza Hotel Willemstad
Howard Johnson Curacao Plaza Hotel And Casino
Howard Johnson Willemstad
Willemstad Howard Johnson
E M City Hotel Curacao/Willemstad
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#13 Casino Hotel in Willemstad
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“Views of the city and floating bridge”
 of 5 bubbles 214other, 10 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Get a room with a view of the bridge”
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 of 5 bubbles Spikezon, 11 Apr 2015 | Read review
“A room directly opposite the bridge is a good view.”
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  • the parking lot
 of 5 bubbles 501Sahara, 29 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Rooms on the front have nice views”
 of 5 bubbles 24ajayc, 7 Oct 2014 | Read review
“Choose rooms with a view of the ocean..excellent to wake up each morning to”
 of 5 bubbles ramsam, 28 Aug 2012 | Read review
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