Courtyard by Marriott Paramaribo
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- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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TravelPod Member ReviewsCourtyard by Marriott Paramaribo
For me, this is the only choice for a place to stay when I am in Paramaribo. The only downside is the hotel is not closer to some of the sites and tourist destinations in town. The upside includes the fact that it is a Marriott, so one knows what to expect. Another biggie for me is the staff. They are always very kind and accommodating.
I have stayed in three different types of rooms; standard, Jacuzzi, and river view. I believe my favorite is the river view. It is relaxing to go out on the veranda and watch the activity on the river.
The food at the hotel is very good.
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