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Budget Curacao Car Rental – Review

Budget Curacao Car Rental

Budget Car Rental Curacao

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An easy way to get around Curacao is in a rental car from Budget Rent a Car. Budget has the largest fleet on the island at 7 convenient locations. Maybe you came to Curacao for one of the many festivals and are looking to transport yourself. Look no more.

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Rates

You can book your car rental pre-paid on-line.
All rates are including US$ 12.00 CDW Insurance per day.

Online Rates

Daily Rate

Class

Make

Dec.1
Dec.17
Dec.18
Jan.2
Jan.3
May.8
May.9
Jul.7
Jul.8
Aug.17
Aug.18
Nov.1
ECMR Daihatsu Sirion Hatchback $35 $45 $37 $33 $37 $32
CCAR Toyota Yaris Sedan $39 $49 $41 $37 $41 $36
IWMR Toyota Corolla Wagon $49 $49 $49 $49 $49 $49
ICAR Toyota Corolla Sedan $49 $49 $49 $49 $49 $49
SFAR Daihatsu Terios $49 $61 $52 $49 $52 $48
FFMR Toyota RAV4 Jeep $56 $69 $59 $56 $59 $55
LPMR Toyota Hilux Pickup $56 $69 $59 $59 $59 $59
PVMR Toyota Hi Ace Van $66 $69 $69 $69 $69 $69

Fees

Sales Tax (OB)

5% Sales Tax will be calculated and charged on all rental charges, to be paid locally.

Airport Fee

On all rentals made on the airport location, we will charge a 12% Airport Fee in all charges, to be paid locally.

Additional Drivers

The charge for an “additional driver” is $5.00 per person per day and conditions are the same as the renter. Only the renter and the authorized “additional drivers”, which are mentioned and specified on the rental agreement, are authorized to drive the car. In case of any accident when the driver is not mentioned as renter or “additional driver” on the contract, the insurance protection is voided, and you are responsible for the full value of the damage.

Car Fleet

Class Economy (ECMR)

Daihatsu Sirion Hatchback (Manual – 4 passengers – Air Conditioning)

Class Compact (CCAR)

Toyota Yaris Sedan (Automatic – 4 passengers – Air Conditioning)

Class Station Wagon (IWMR)

Toyota Corolla Station Wagon (Manual – 5 passengers – Air Conditioning)

Class Sedan (ICAR)

Toyota Corolla Sedan (Automatic – 5 passengers – Air Conditioning)

Class Sedan (SCAR)

Toyota Avensis Sedan (Automatic – 5 passengers – Air Conditioning)

Class SUV & Jeep (FFMR)

Toyota RAV4 Jeep 5-doors (Manual – 5 passengers – Air Conditioning)

Class Sedan (SFAR)

Daihatsu Terios (Automatic – 5 passengers – Air Conditioning)

Class Pickup (LPMR)

Toyota Hilux Pickup Double Cabin 2.5 (Manual – 5 passengers – Air Conditioning – Power Steering)

Class High Occupancy (PVMR)

Toyota Hi Ace Van (Manual – 9 passengers – Air Conditioning)

Extras

Discounts

Complimentary with each rental you receive the Tropical Treasure Discount Booklet with a value of $1300 in discounts and coupons on the island. Discounts are included of over 40 establishments on Curacao and Bonaire.

Child seat

A child seat can be rented for $5.00 per day.

Requirements

Age Restrictions

The renter needs to be at least 25 years of age and at least 1 year in the possession of a valid driver’s license. Renters of 23 and 24 years of age can rent a car, but a surcharge of $3.00 per person per day will apply with a deductible of $400.00.

Drivers License

All international drivers licenses are accepted. The renter needs to be at least 25 years of age and at least 1 year in the possession of a valid driver’s license. The PAI (Personal Accident Insurance) can be bought for $3.00 per day and is not a coverage for medical costs.

Locations

Curacao Airport Terminal

Address
Hato Airport
Phone
(+5999) 839-1300
Opening Hours
Mon-Sun 6:30AM-10:30PM
 

Head Office

Address
F.D. Rooseveltweg 517
Phone
(+5999) 868-3466
Fax
(+5999) 868-0644

Avila Beach Hotel

Address
Penstraat 130
Phone
(+5999) 465-8850
Opening Hours
Mon-Fri 8:00AM-12:00PM & 1:00-5:00PM
Sat-Sun 8:00AM-12:00PM

Hilton Resort Curacao

Address
Piscaderabaai
Phone
(+5999) 462-8378
Opening Hours
Mon-Fri 8:00AM-12:00PM & 1:00-5:00PM
Sat-Sun 8:00AM-12:00PM

Jan Thiel Beach

Address
Jan Thiel Beach (opposite Chogogo, Papagayo & Livingstone) at Zanzibar
Phone
(+5999) 747-3465
Opening Hours
Mon-Fri 8:00AM-12:00PM & 1:00-5:00PM
Sat-Sun 8:00AM-12:00PM

Bookings

Online Bookings

Bookings only possible thru the prepaid bookings site, go to the page reservations via the link to make a reservation:

Curacao Budget Car Rental Reservation Form

Prepaid rates

Prepaid rates are lower compared to the rates if renting on Curacao upon arrival.
Prepaid bookings only with a minimum of 1 day rental and minimum 3 days in advance of your rental pickup date. Some periods request a minimum of 2-5 days rental or more.

Payment

The booking has to be made at least 3 days in advance of your rental pickup date. Payment via our Online Pre Paid Bookings site is only possible with MasterCard/VISA. Within 3 days of the reservation date, Budget Rent a Car will charge your credit card for the pre-paid charges. Any additional charges have to be paid locally. On the rental date, before your rental pickup, you will need to sign a rental agreement at the Budget Location.

Cancellation

Before 2 weeks of the rental date you can cancel the reservation and will be entitled to 50% refund of the pre-paid charges. A cancellation within 2 weeks of the rental date or less, you are NOT entitled for a refund. For bookings within 2 weeks of the rental pickup date you are not entitled to a refund.

Changes in the reservation

For each change in your existing reservation a US$ 10.00 will, be charged. Changes have to be made in written (fax or e-mail) and need to be made by the person who made the pre-paid reservation.

Voucher

Within five days after the booking, Budget Rent a Car will charge you the pre-paid rental amount. You will receive an e-mail with your rental voucher. You will have to show this voucher when renting your car. This voucher is a proof of pre-payment. All details of your reservation are mentioned in this voucher.

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6 thoughts on “Budget Curacao Car Rental – Review”

  1. Tyson F. Gautreaux - Car Leasing

    I Need to get myself a replacement vehicle sharpish, my vehicle’s roof is leaking and I got moist on the way to the shops. But hey, as I work for a vehicle leaisng firm I can get whatever I want on Monday! Talk about perks of the job eh?

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  2. STAY AWAY FROM BUDGET CAR RENTAL !!! We secured a 9-day car rental through Expedia in October. The price was guaranteed at ANG 499 ($285 USD), but when we arrived at the airprot desk and presented the Expedia printout the girl at the desk totally disregarded the Expedia price and proceeded to charge me $712. When I refused to sign the slip she told me I couldn’t have the car. Since I declined the insurance, I had to pay for an insurance waiver at $12 per day. That’s $108, included in the $712. The car that we got was a very worn-out Diahatsu Sirion with badly worn tires. After the 7th day one of the tires blew-out, so I took it back to the airport and they exchanged the car for a nicer one of the same model, but when we took the car back on our departure day the woman at the desk told me she couldn’t close the contract until I PAID FOR THE TIRE THAT BLEW OUT!!! Luckily, we took several photos of the tire, along with copies of all of the documentation, which we scanned in preparation for sending to Budget’s US Corporate office along with a full explanation of my experience. If they don’t correct the situation I will contact VISA, who I made the payment thru, and cancel the entire transaction. Let them come after me. My only advice to anyone renting a car in Curacao is STAY AWAY FROM BUDGET.

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    1. Thank you for the review Steve. I believe these points of view are very important to share with people in Curacao so that it is understood how important quality of service is for tourism on the island. As you can see from the ratings on TheCuracaoIsland.com, other people agree with your poor assessment of the company. There are many other good car rental services on the island and until Budget Car Rental can respond positively to your experience, these should be privileged. Good luck with your reimbursement. Let us know if we can be of any help.

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  3. Greetings everyone,
    Has the service improved since these comments a few years ago? I am planning on visiting the island in the coming weeks, and doing some research before deciding.

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    1. Hi Trevolta,

      Let me check with my friends from Seaside Curacao. They should have some recent feedback on the state of car rental on the island.

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      1. Hi Trevolta and Victor, We always lead our guests to using local professionals instead of the larger corporations. Edgar at Just Drive Curacao is a great option. Also, please try Michel Car Rental or D & D Car Rental. All 3 are local, professional and trusted to do right with guests that stay at our villas and cottages. Have a great time on dushi Curacao and certainly let us know if we can help with anything else at all. Enjoy! Seaside Don

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