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Reviewed 15 January 2016

The bungalow was perfect in every way! The surroundings also, very pretty, clean and jungle atmosphair. Great staff.

But the beach is a Magaluf place. Dj on the beach, late beach parties almost every night and so crowdy, invasion from both hotels, buses and cruises. Therefor, we utilized the quiet mornings and escaped to other places in the afternoon... But there were highlights as Ali, the super service minded waiter, please take advantage of his skills! Also, the food is very good, both breakfast, lunch & dinner. Before the parties & the sleepless nights ;)

I will highly recommend Cas Abo and Klein Curacao, everything you ever dreamt of, a caribbean dream ;)

  • Stayed: January 2016, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Annecy00
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TerencevdValk, General Manager at Van der Valk Kontiki Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2016

Dear Annecy,

Thank you for writing a review on your stay at Kontiki beach Resort.

Great to see that you are very satisfied with our tropical gardens and rooms and really enjoyed the food that is served at Cabana Beach. Very good that you've experienced excellent service. Thank you for your feedback on some issues you encountered. We surely will look into these and try to improve.

Hopefully we may be welcoming you once again and offer you a better experience.

Kindest regards,

Terence vd Valk
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Reviewed 14 January 2016

The gated resort has a beautiful designed tropical garden and counts a number of free standing two story villas. Each villa houses four rooms. The rooms are tastefully decorated, are large in surface and have a private terrace.The staff is friendly, professional and service oriented.
The resort has no restaurant, but gives acces to the horeca facilities at Cabana beach. The contrast between the beauty of the resort and the run down beach facilities could not be bigger. Food is allright, service as well, but you might as well go to a two star hotel and get the same quality. The beach itself is public, but there were enough beds to share.
What really annoyed us was the music that kept us awake until late. Three times a week a nearby beach organises a beach party with corresponding sound levels. Bring your earplugs is you wish to sleep! Rooms on the same floor have a connecting door. Great if you bring your kids. Not so great if you have a noisy neighbour. But your earplugs should rescue you again.

Room Tip: top floor rooms are less noisy
  • Stayed: January 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank Bart M
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TerencevdValk, General Manager at Van der Valk Kontiki Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2016

Dear Bartholome,

Thank you for taking the time and write a review on your stay.

Great to see that you've experienced luxury at the resort itself and really enjoyed our tropical garden, rooms and your private terrace. Very good that you've also experienced great service from our staff and found them friendly and professional. Unfortunately not everything was to your liking outside of the resort and your feedback on that is of great use to us.

Hopefully we may be welcoming you again and offer you an even better experience.

Kindest regards,

Terence vd Valk
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Reviewed 9 January 2016

Kontiki is an interesting mix. The grounds are flat out lovely with meandering pathways through tropical plants and flowers, over bridges and laced with interlocking salt water pools you can swim in.

The room we had was comfortable and clean. It is was not a huge room but had beds that were good, the bathroom had a shower and a large tub and the water was hot and had good water pressure. There was a nice deck with chairs and a table and a nice view of the ocean. There was also adequate storage. (I had called and asked if they had a coffee maker in the room and was assured they did but it turned out to be a hot water pot only. No good coffee... sigh...)

The staff were all very helpful and nice. A woman drove a golf cart in front of our car to show us where to park and helped us to our room. We asked for help several times in making dinner reservations and they were always very accommodating.

The only down side was mostly to do with the time of year. We were here between Christmas and New Years and there are many, many parties on the beach at this time. I don't think we would stay here again in high season just because of the noise of the bass from the beach! New Year's Eve was astonishingly noisy because the whole island is enamoured with fire crackers and they went off all night long. Thank God for ear plugs!

The last day we were shocked to receive a bill for an extra $300 US! It listed a 7% tax of some kind and a $25 per day "resort tax". We were quite taken aback because we thought we had paid the entire bill in full months before we came. It was late when we got in that night so we decided to discuss this with the hotel staff the next morning when we checked but when we stopped at the front desk early the next day, the only person there could not help us - she didn't have the authority to take payments or discuss the bill so we left to catch our plane.

The next day we got an email from the hotel about the unpaid bill, so I wrote back and asked what the charges were and expressed our displeasure at being charged such a hugh amount without any warning. I contacted the booking agent also and a couple days later, got an email from Kontiki saying they would drop the entire extra charge because they didn't want us to have a bad impression of their hotel! Wow. I cannot say I have ever had that happen. It was a nice resolution to a troubling problem and I am very grateful for it. However, if you go to Kontiki, make sure you are very clear what their charges are. I think this "resort fee" may be a common practice and many people probably don't know about it or object to it.

All in all, Kontiki was a good place to stay and I would recommend it with the caviat of making sure about the resort fees.

  • Stayed: December 2015, travelled with family
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4  Thank Mary'n H
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TerencevdValk, General Manager at Van der Valk Kontiki Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2016

Dear Mary'n,

Thank you taking the time to write a detailed review on your stay at Kontiki Beach Resort.

Great to see that you've enjoyed the beauty of our tropical garden and natural pools running through. Very nice that our rooms were experienced as comfortable and clean and that you had a wonderful view from your private deck. That you've experience great service as well and found our staff very nice and helpful is a pleasure to read. Thank you for your feedback on some issues you've experienced and we will definitely look into this. Glad that you were satisfied in the end.

Hopefully we may be welcoming you in a different period and offer you an even better experience at Kontiki Beach Resort.

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Terence vd Valk
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Reviewed 5 January 2016

Hotel was nice, service was exceptional and the rooms where very comfortable.
the garden is very peacefull and i would for sure return to the hotel for second stay.

breakfast and beach were nice and again the service we received was very very good.

Room Tip: if you like to swim in the salt water pool ground floor is better however if you prefer your privacy move to the second floor
  • Stayed: January 2016, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank faried k
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TerencevdValk, General Manager at Van der Valk Kontiki Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2016

Dear Faried,

Thank you very much for taking the time and write a review.

I am very pleased to see that you experienced exceptional service and are describing our rooms as very comfortable. Great that you would return for a second time at Kontiki Beach Resort.

We would really like to welcome you for a second time and offer you an even better experience.

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Terence vd Valk
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Reviewed 4 January 2016

I really enjoyed my stay at the Kontiki Beach Resort. It has recently been renovated and I thought that the room was beautiful. I stayed in Hut 33, which was more by the road than by the ocean, but the resort consists of "huts" of 2 rooms on each of 2 floors. They are scattered throughout the resort with paths and swimming pools nestled in between.

The staff was very helpful, especially when I had some issues with my return to the airport (not the hotel's issue). The rooms were clean and stylishly decorated.

The only difficulties I had were related to being there on New Year's. There were late and loud fireworks all over the island on Dec 30 and Dec 31, so getting to sleep early was not an option (not the hotel's fault, again). The other issues are more related to being an American at a primarily Dutch resort: Only one set of 110v outlets under the desk (if you need to charge phones, laptops, etc) and although English is generally spoken by everyone, the understanding isn't all that good.

Meal options are at Cabana Beach which basically is the beachfront of this resort. Service is good but the menu is a bit limited. Definitely worth going to the Fri night fishmonger dinner. Delicious!

For all of the other locations that I saw on Curacao during my trip, I would definitely recommend this resort. The beach is quite nice and the rooms and location is great. Meant for adults only more than those traveling with kids (the pools are more for lounging than kidlike frolicking).

Room Tip: Higher floors are better, but limited bungalows near the ocean.
  • Stayed: December 2015, travelled solo
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1  Thank Rich T
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TerencevdValk, General Manager at Van der Valk Kontiki Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2016

Dear Rich,

Thank you for taking the time to write a detailed review and describing Kontiki Beach Resort as a Fantastic Hotel.

Great to see that you really enjoyed your stay and experienced our staff as very helpful. I am very pleased that you describe our rooms as beautiful, clean and stylishly decorated. Excellent that you are recommending Kontiki Beach Resort
and the Friday night Fish Market at Cabana Beach.

We appreciate your feedback and I'm sorry to see that you've had some difficulties during the last days of the year.

Hopefully we may be welcoming you once again at Kontiki Beach Resort and offer you an even better experience.

Kindest regards,

Terence vd Valk
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