Which is really better? Hilton Curacao or Hilton Barbados resort?
May 26th, 2020 | Original: March 31st, 2016, Posted by travelwith2ofus
Nikki and I have similar tastes when it comes to hotel rooms. However, one of the major selling points is a bathtub and preferably one with water jets, known as a whirlpool tub.
Mine, on the other hand, is a tasty inclusive breakfast and preferably a kitchenette.
However, we both agree that there is nothing like a clean bathroom, a made bed, and a hearty breakfast. Yes! There is a point! Read on!
We stayed at the Hilton Curacao in 2014. The hotel has since been rebranded and is now known as Dreams Curacao Resort, Spa & Casino.
We stayed at the Hilton Barbados Resort in 2013. Now you're probably wondering why we chose those two hotels? Because both have breathtaking views, and the prices are reasonable
For weeks we've been listening to radio advertisements announcing Rihanna in concert in Barbados.
We got our tickets online as soon as they went on sale. We were excited because we always wanted to attend one of her performances, and we thought it was ideal to do it in her home country.
Unfortunately, the show got canceled, but we had already made plans and paid for our flight and Hilton Hotel booking. After a short conversation with Nikki, we decided that we would go to Barbados as planned.
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Who wants to have to hustle to get breakfast?
The entrance to the Hilton Barbados Resort is beautiful. Anyway, we got to the front desk, and checked-in was pretty quick. We got up to our room, and it was the standard Hilton room with all the amenities.
When we stay at Hilton, we choose the option with breakfast included. I think it is a good idea. I mean, who wants to have to hustle to get breakfast first thing in the morning, when you can sleep a little later, but know that it's there waiting for you.
Party, submarine dive, bedridden, but some soup will do!
So, we settled in and unpacked. We were pleased with the room and the interior color scheme. The room was clean, and we were happy. However, when we pulled the blinds, the view took our breath away.
From our balcony, we were staring into the turquoise water of the beach at Needham's Point.
We were so overwhelmed by the beautiful scenery that we used a photo of that scene as the cover picture on our home page on our travel website.
During our stay in Barbados, we attended a couple of parties and went to the beach a couple of times.
We also took a cruise on the Jolly Roger boat around the island and took an underwater tour aboard the Atlantis submarine.
It was one of the highlights of the trip, the other being the Jolly Roger cruise. We had a blast on that cruise.
Unfortunately, on one of the days, Nikki fell ill. She came down with a virus of some sort and was bedridden for a day or so. I was a bit worried but not in panic mode. I asked if she wanted something to eat, but she replied with a faint voice in the negative. Maybe some hot soup, I thought?
I headed down to the restaurant and met one of the serving staff, and she asked me for Nikki. Yes, we are friendly, so people remember us.
I explained that she was a little under the weather and if there was anything they can do. She thought for a while and then said, “The kitchen is about to close, but I can make some hot soup for her.”
Remember I told you it would get better? And that is what good service is. At that moment, I felt special and happy, knowing that she was willing to go out of her way to help. About thirty minutes later, she brought the hot soup, and Nikki was delighted she got it.
The next morning, Nikki was feeling a little better, good enough to try to have breakfast. We met another member of the serving staff, and she asked Nikki how she was feeling.
She replied, "a little better." The staff member then offered to make a cup of her special brew, using ginger and a couple of other ingredients.
A couple of hours after drinking the concoction, Nikki was on her way to a full recovery?
That act of kindness, the bathtub, and the great view is some of the reasons that Nikki and I enjoyed our stay at the Barbados Hilton. Oh, and the killer rum and rum cocktails we had at the bar were a bonus.
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Hilton CuracaO (Rebranded and now called Dreams Curacao Resort, Spa & Casino)
We arrived in Curacao a couple of hours before check-in time at the Hilton. We were a bit tired and wanted to get up to our room immediately.
We had requested early check-in online a couple of days before our arrival date. When we got there, it was busy at the hotel, but the front desk clerk was hilarious, had us laughing all the time, and said he would try to get us in the room ASAP.
What I appreciated about this guy was the fact that he was honest. He said they were preparing the room, and as soon as it was ready, he would give us a shout.
He suggested we have a couple of drinks at the bar or maybe get something to eat. Of course, it's never too early to have a couple of cocktails with the beautiful turquoise Curacao sea as your backdrop while the golden rays of the Caribbean sun caress your face. Bliss!
We were in Curacao because we were going on our first cruise, and that was the boarding port we chose. We decided we would go to Curacao a day in advance to check out the island. Curacao, we love you!
Chocolate, wine and a great view. Thank you! Oh and Cocktails
After a short wait, some tasty wings, and a couple of cocktails, the clerk brought our room keys, and we were in the elevator in a flash heading to our room.
As we entered our room at the Hilton Curacao, we fell in love with its Caribbean feel and decor. Just like the Hilton Barbados, when we pulled the window shades, we were overwhelmed by the beautiful view from our balcony.
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After we left the balcony, we came into the room and saw a box of chocolates and a bottle of wine. We were astonished, excited, and soon gulping wine and eating chocolates. To this day, we don’t know if that was part of a promotion or something else. But, if it was, Hilton Curacao, thank you! OK!
This amazing view facing into the ocean
The entrance to Hilton Curacao is not as beautiful as the one in Barbados. It's a bit drab, but boy, do they make up for that when you get to the back of the hotel.
Its beachfront view is breathtaking, with rooms on that side of the hotel facing the beach and looking down into the beautiful coconut palm-lined pathway to the swimming pool, bars, and access to the beach. Priceless!
So, the hilarious clerk, chocolate and wine, and the breathtaking view are some of the reasons why Nikki and I enjoyed our stay at the Curacao Hilton. Now, to answer the question, is Hilton Curacao or Hilton Barbados better?
After we discussed it over and over and over, Nikki chose Barbados.
After she made her decision, I looked at the photos and videos we had over and over and tried to remember how I felt at both hotels.
Eventually, I came back with a verdict. I Loved the Curacao Hilton.
So, it's a draw.
Which one do you like, Hilton Barbados or Hilton Curacao?
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