Golden Era Hotel

Hotel in Oranjestad

Set over two stories, the 20-room Golden Era has certainly seen better days, although there are some aspects to recommend it, including the Lower Town location and large waterfront swimming pool. Rooms, however, are little better than hostel standard, with worn furnishings, but all have balconies. Singles come with fridges only, but doubles have kitchenettes and overlook the water.

Opening hours for its restaurant, serving Creole and Caribbean cuisine at oceanside and poolside tables, vary seasonally (as does the quality of the food).