Het Bastion is one of the few comfortable hotels in the district of Commewijne. It is strategically located along the Suriname River just next to the New Amsterdam open-air museum. Guests can enjoy the magnificent view of the river on the pier of the hotel while enjoying a snack from their highly regarded restaurant. The home of a former district commissioner has been restored and converted into a hotel that meets all the requirements of the modern traveler. It is also the center of all art and cultural events of the area. Paramaribo and Leonsberg are just across the Suriname River.

Facilities
As one of the few hotels along the Suriname River, the Bastion has an attractive wooden pier and restaurant / cafe with associated jetty for boats. It is situated in such a way that you can enjoy a beautiful sunset. Both gourmets and experienced drinkers will be well catered for here. At the Parwabar you can enjoy delicious and exclusive cocktails and in the restaurant “Tamarinde” delicious local and international dishes are served. The cafe “de Lantaren” is one of the most cozy pubs in Suriname. With its completely wooden interior, a typical pub atmosphere has been created. The spacious swimming pool does form the most attractive facilities at Het Bastion. Furthermore, guests can make unlimited use of the wireless internet in the rooms and public areas. The modern Mangrove Meeting Room offers the possibility to host small events, meetings & congresses.

Hotel information

Property Details

Check-in time 15:00 hr Number of floors 1
Check-uit time 12:00 hr Number of rooms 9
Pets allowed Number of suites 1
Complimentary on-site parking Number of apartments 3
Smoke free policy Number of meeting rooms 1
Green initiatives Sq meter of Meeting Space 126.63 m2

Internet Access

Rooms
Public Areas – Wireless
Meeting Rooms – Wireless

Services

Guest Services

Outdoor Pool with Sundeck Cash machine/ATM
SPA Foreign exchange
Fitness Center Housekeeping service daily
Massage Center Laundry on-site

Restaurants

Laundry on-site, coin operated
Type of cuisine European, local Limousine/Taxi service
Breakfast Newspaper in de lobby
Lunch Room service
Dinner Safe deposit boxes, front desk
Inhouse dry-cleaning
Valet dry-cleaning
Coffee in lobby
Coffee/tea in-room
Complimentary local calls time limit
Evening reception
Phone calls: toll-free

Copy service
Fax service
Network/Internet printing
Overnight delivery/pick up
Post/Parcel
Secretarial service

Room Information

Room Entertainment

(may vary by room type) Color TV
General Room Amenities Cable channel: CNN
Air conditioning Cable channel: ESPN
Alarm clock Cable channel: HBO
Bottled water, for a fee Cable/Satellite TV
Coffee maker/tea service

Kitchen Amenities

Electrical adapters Water purification system
Individual climate control Water cooker
Internet browser/Web TV Ice machine
Iron and ironing board Refrigerator
Pull-out sofa bed

Business Amenities

Rollaway bed (may vary per room type)
Safe Electrical outlet: desk level

Bathroom Amenities

Phone feature: Speakerphone
Hair dryer Phone feature: Voice mail
Hot Tub/Jacuzzi

Most tour operators (like Orange Travel) list their rates in Euro.

The most advantageous way to pay is cash or by bank* in Euro.
Followed by cash in SRD or U$D, then POS in SRD * and finally a credit card payment **.

* If there are any additional bank charges, these should be paid by the customer. If it turns out that not the full agreed amount is credited to our account, the difference should still be paid before participating or checking in.

** When using POS (our machine only excepts SRD) we will use the daily exchange rate of the cambio’s. As these sometimes differ significantly from the rate your- and our bank uses, you can come out worse between 10% and 30% (in this Orange Travel has no benefit, yet influence).

*** All credit card payments are processed in U$D and a bank fee is added. The fee for Visa and MasterCard is 5% (in this Orange Travel has no benefit, yet influence). This payment method requires you to show your passport.

ING Bank Nederland

Euro Rekeningnummer: 6005013
IBAN: NL10INGB0006005013
BIC: INGBNL2A
Ten name van: ORANGE TRAVEL NV
Commewijnestraat 4
Paramaribo, Suriname

 

Republic Bank Suriname N.V.
Paramaribo, Suriname
Swiftcode: RBNKSRPA
SRD 0197313228
USD 0197313309
EUR 0197313481
In name of: ORANGE TRAVEL NV
Paramaribo, Suriname

 

Bank of America
Account number 2290 3930 8017
Beneficiary Bank ID number 026009593 (for transfer of monies into your account from within the U.S.)
Mailing Address:
3048 SW 141 ST AVE
Miramar FL 33027-3950
USA

Pay by credit card:

Het Bastion in Suriname has 10 rooms including 1 suite. Furthermore 3 apartments each with 2 bedrooms. Each room is different and all meet the requirements of the modern traveler. The rooms are equipped with air conditioning, TV, wireless internet connection and a bathroom with bath / shower and toilet. The suite is equipped with a living room, kitchen and a king size bed. Up to 4 guests can be accommodated in the suite.

Room Information

Room Entertainment

(may vary by roomtype) Color TV
General Room Amenities Cable channel: CNN
Air conditioning Cable channel: ESPN
Alarm clock Cable channel: HBO
Bottled water, for a fee Cable/Satellite TV
Coffee maker/tea service

Kitchen Amenities

Electrical adapters Water purification system
Individual climate control Water cooker
Internet browser/Web TV Ice machine
Iron and ironing board Refrigerator
Pull-out sofa bed

Business Amenities

Rollaway bed (may vary per room type)
Safe Electrical outlet: desk level

Bathroom Amenities

Phone feature: Speakerphone
Hair dryer Phone feature: Voice mail
Hot Tub/Jacuzzi

 

 

Location

The Bastion is located along the banks of the Suriname river in the Commewijne district. The hotel is right next to Fort Nieuw Amsterdam and is a 45-minute drive from the historic center of Paramaribo. The most visited sites in the Bastion area are the Fort New Amsterdam and Plantation Marienburg.

Fort New Amsterdam
Fort New Amsterdam is located at a military strategically very important point, exactly where the Commewijne River and Suriname River merge. Fort New Amsterdam was set up as a defense for the plantations that were located downstream. The fort is formed from a pentagon with 5 bastions. The contract for the construction was given by the “Geoctroyeerde Sociëteit van Suriname” which was founded in 1683. The Societeit had three partners each participated for a third part: the West India Company, the family of Aerssen van Sommelsdijck and the city of Amsterdam.

In 1734, the construction of Fort Nieuw Amsterdam started. The Society provided material, tools and craftsmen. The executive work was performed by slaves. When the fort was largely finished in 1747, the construction costs already surpassed 1 million Dutch guilders. That was double the initial budget and in the following period the costs increased much further.

Throughout history Fort New Amsterdam was not very successful in terms of its defending function. It was conquered twice by the English without a struggle. In the 19th century the Fort Nieuw Amsterdam lost more and more of its importance. In 1872, part of the barracks was set up as a prison. Until 1967 this fortress was the only prison in Suriname. On February 1, 1907, the Fort Nieuw Amsterdam was officially declared the administrative center of the Commewijne district.

Due to its strategic location, the Fort New Amsterdam was used by the Americans during the Second World War as a defense point for bauxite mining in the upper catchment area of the Suriname River.