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Portland, Oregon
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

Stayed one night and had a fabulous view of Willemstad, no complaints there get odd numbered rooms starting at 01-11 preferably on floors 2-3. Front desk is helpful and make sure to give :30mins for a cab early if the need arises, and if you rent a car, maybe not the safest place, but the police are normally within eyeshot... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 February 2016

The picture hanging in the hotel room photo says it all , attention to anything was non-existent. Room smelled of mould and smoke , everything was old and run down , lobby furniture looked like it had never been cleaned , elevator was broke down no one doing a repair , we wouldn't use the shower. There is no restaurant... More 

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Trinidad
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2016

This is my second time in Curaçao. This island has many interesting sites. The shopping is a bit high but there are also some shops that you can find a bargain Or two. The floating bridge is quite interesting an the view is beautiful. There is Also a sea aquarium and an interesting market.

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2015

This was a really bad area that we were forced to stay in when our flight was cancelled. I felt unsafe and would not walk at night around this otrabanda side of town. The place smelled musty and it just felt gross to us, although it did'nt appear dirty. We took the ferry across to go to the Punda. The... More 

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Punto Fijo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

Conveniente if you like downtown and shopping center. Good price too. You get out the hotel and you are downtown. I enjoyed my 2 dollars coffee every morning at the restaurant. You can reserve from your country and you pay at check-in when you arrive.

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53 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2015

I picked this hotel for a one night lay over. Wrong decision, noisy, dirty and poorly maintained. Perfect location if you want to see the worst of. Curaçao. Pictures speak more than a thousand words, is that how it goes? See my photo from the hotels shower room. 101 on April 10, 2015. My wife slept in her clothes afraid... More 

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2015

Stayed there two nights before and after catching a cruise. Nice location right on the waterfront in Otrobanda. Rooms were clean but had a smoky odour. Staff were very pleasant and helpful. Breakfast as well as the service in the cafe was first class.

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Arima
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 March 2015

The hotel looks rundown. Although it has a good view of the bridge and the room was clean, in our first room the window could not close and we were moved to another room. There the lamp could not be turned off. For breakfast we had to wait very long for the food and it was not tasty.

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Champ Fleurs
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 6 March 2015

I stayed just two nights in this hotel while I picked up a cruise in Curacao. The first thing that hits you is the terrible odour of the rooms, the carpets are stained and dirty and I believe that this is what contributes to the smell of the rooms. I stayed in two different rooms ,one the night before the... More 

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Happy Valley, Oregon
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Reviewed 29 December 2014 via mobile

Hotel overlooks queen Emma bridge, nice feature. But... Room service is non existent. Cafe is OK. Rooms are dirty, smoke scented, stained bed linen. Also no hot water available in the shower. Front staff were helpful in most situations. Important note: electrical sockets in the rooms are British style and require adaptors for use of electronics with american style plugs.... More 

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Casino and Gambling
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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: $111 - $160 (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
Hotel Style:
#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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