About This Listing
Private, Double room with a Queen size bed, block out curtains good ventilation and a ceiling fan. An additional bed can be requested. Guests can make use of a mosquito net available for every bed. The room has a lockable wardrobe and safe.
Note: Please inquire about availability even if the calendar shows us as full, we have 5 rooms available!
CENTRAL WILLEMSTAD, 10 minute walk to anywhere in town!
Constructed in 1904, this home has been restored externally to it's former glory and renovated internally to accommodate up to 6 guests. In typical Dutch colonial style Poppy Kamers Curacao boasts; high ceilings, wooden shuttered windows and doors as well as tiled roofs and floors.
There are 4 single rooms and one double room as well as a communal kitchen/dining-area and lounge. There are 2 large modern bathrooms, fully tiled with a double wash table and 220/110V outlets. Outside boasts a small, originally tiled, front porch and a partially covered back porch out back.
The neighborhood is at least 200 years old, with many houses on the street still built in the classical style. One end of the street has a beautifully maintained church and the street is frequently used for funeral and wedding processions. The street is also on the traditional Carnaval route (end Feb. every year). Just round the corner is the Bredestraat, the most picturesque and vibrant local shopping street in Curacao.
Nearby facilities and attractions (within 5-10 min. walk from Poppy) include: 2 banks with ATM, a supermarket with shopping center, bus stops, countless bars and restaurants, a free beach with great snorkeling!, the pontoon bridge and the old town of Punda to name but a few.
We aim to provide visitors to Curacao with a comfortable, convenient and price conscious stay in a centrally located and authentic setting. Please feel free to contact us with any and all questions. We look forward to seeing you in the Poppy House!
Guests have access to all common areas of the house (Kitchen, Lounge, Bathrooms and Outdoor Areas). All rooms are private and lockable.
Interaction with Guests
The host is available at check-in and check out and on-call within about 15 minutes should it be needed. Poppy Hostel is visited at least once a day by the host as well. There is a comprehensive guest manual available in every room and available virtually on request.
Check-in times: 15:00 to 20:00
Check-out times: 8:00 to 12:00
(these times supersede any other listed times and are negotiable on appointment ONLY)
Otrobanda (or: Other-Side) is a local residential community and the newest part of Willemstad. Many buildings fall under the 1998 UNESCO world heritage classification and are being restored. There are also numerous clothing, souvenir, grocery and eating/drinking places within about 5-10 minutes walk from the house.
There is a West-Bound bus stop about 2 minutes walk away and the Otrobanda bus station is about 5 minutes walk away. Free on street parking is available 24/7 in front of the Hostel. Airport transfers can be requested for US$20 per trip for up to 5 persons.
Other Things to Note
Competing offers for a similar accommodation will be entertained! Please inquire via a private message.
Respect for other guests, their property, the Hostel and staff is the "Golden Rule".
No overnight guests without permission.
Communal areas free from personal belongings.
Government tourist tax of 7% and Bedding/Towels are included the in room price.
Utility usage above US$50 per person per month will incur an additional charge (for stays longer than 1 month)
Guests can be picked up from (Hato) Airport upon arrangement for US$ 20 a trip (up to 5 passengers). After a tour of the property, explanation of house rules and the signing a rental agreement, house and room keys will be handed over. Any extra services requested by each tenant before occupancy; Wifi Internet (US$ 2 per day), Washing Machine (US$3 per wash), shall be agreed upon and paid. A tour of the property etc. will be conducted and keys will be handed over by the host.
At checkout, an inspection will be conducted by either Art in the guest's presence to determine compliance with house rules and condition of the property before a bond is released. Return transportation to (Hato) Airport is charged as mentioned above.
Famous Queen Emma bridge connecting Punda to Otrobanda, 10 min. walk from Poppy Kamers Curacao.
Excelente el sitio y su ubicación muy céntrica y accesible a todo, los anfitriones siempre muy atentos a cualquier cosa que se necesitaba, los huéspedes muy buenos.
Gracias por su estancia Ulis usted. Espero que hayan tenido una relajante estancia en Curazao y un viaje a casa a salvo.
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We spent 9 days at Poppy Kamers and really enjoyed it! Because...
... the place is spacious. in our room (we had the very last one at the back) there was a big bed, a table and a big closet with a safe in it.
... we felt safe (altough its in otrabanda)! there were 3 locks to get into our room and another two for the safe.
... everything worked out find with Arthur (emails, pick up from airport, sheets)
... we met very cool people there! and there is enough place to meet each others (kitchen, backyard, Livingroom with tv).
... it is central located. Supermarket across the street, the famous bridge in about 10min walking distance and a very delicious smalltalk bistro at the corner -> 5 fingers...
... there are free parking possibilities infront of the House.
there is no AC in the house, which is oke for us, but it can get very warm inside and there is no chance to get any air courrant in.
if we went again, we would stay there again definitively.
Helen & Dinh from Switzerland
My wife and I could not have been happier with our stay at Poppy Kamers. We do a lot of cooking at home, so we loved having the full kitchen - we cooked at least one meal a day while there. Art is a really great host. He's very responsive, incredibly helpful and just a good guy. When our flight changed so that we ended up arriving a day late, he gave us the wireless password for free and also gave us a return trip to the airport. He's also a your guide on the island, so he can tell you just about all you need to know about its history, culture, getting around, and what attractions are worthwhile. Art even invited us out for beers with some of his friends and family, all of whom were equally cool and nice. If you are traveling on a budget, this is a foolproof option - go with Poppy Kamers!
Art was a really great host!
He picked us up and drove around the neighborhood to show us the main street, bars, shopping, beaches ect, that was really helpfull! When we had a problem he fixed it really quick. The location of the house i great! Really worth the price.
Over and all we had a great time!
Thank you Art :)
Art was very helpful and gave us good tips about the island. The house is very conveniently located close to a supermarket and a bus stop taking you to the beautiful beaches on the northern west coast and it's a short walk to the center of Willemstad. The house is also in good condition and clean. The fans feel a bit noisy (but necessarily given the temperature...) at night and mosquitoes can get irritating but with earplugs and mosquito repellent you should be fine. Great value for money!
Poppy kamers is een echte aanrader. Ik ben hier, samen met mn vriend, 10 dagen geweest en we vonden het beide erg relaxed. Art was erg behulpzaam en gastvrij. De ligging was voor ons perfect. Niet midden in de toeristische gedeelte maar wel op loopafstand. Ook de bushalte en supermarkt zijn vlakbij.
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About the Host, Art
Widely traveled, cosmopolitan, liberal and inquisitive. I enjoy meeting new friends and imparting my experiences as well as listening to those of others. Curacao history and architecture fascinate me and if you come to this island they are both to be found in abundance.
As a registered multilingual Tour Guide, I delight in imparting my local knowledge on all types of Island tours. I draw on these experiences to pen original, well written and researched content on everything Curacao.
I enjoy making music and have founded my own Percussion Instrument brand on the Island: Art Beat Cajons. Film, reading and technology are some other interests and am always up for adventures (usually on a shoe-string). I hope to welcome many interesting and respectful guests to Poppy Hostel Curacao. My goal is to make their stay as interesting and informed as possible.
Bon-Bini na Korsou!