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Lions Dive & Beach Resort Curacao
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Bapor Kibra, Willemstad, Curacao   |  
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Ranked #8 of 29 Hotels in Willemstad
Certificate of Excellence
Indianapolis, Indiana
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Nice hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I took my family here in November . We had a poolside room. I was a little disappointed in the room as it didn't give us access to the pool, we had to walk around the the building to get to the pool. It wasn't a priority as I am here to be in the ocean not the pool!
The ocean was excellent as there is a lagoon in front of the beach, it was a man made wall that the wildlife was abundant , the beach where we stayed was a little rough on the feet but other sections were fine. There is other sections of beach but they were packed and this section was closer to our room, access was more important.
The meal were filling, we got the breakfast and dinner plans and left lunch out as we got groceries. There is a shuttle that will take you there and back, get there early as the bus fills up.The meals were great and the waits are typical of the Caribbean resorts, slow but there is no rush
I am a diver and I dove with Ocean Encounters. They are basically attached to the resort . The staff there was excellent as well.
Overall the whole resort and diving was excellent, I was able to do what I enjoyed and my wife and the kids were able to do what they wanted all in one place. the staff attended to our needs and the grounds were kept in pristine shape. I would go back as there was plants to do there.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Oegstgeest, The Netherlands
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Stayed at this hotel in November 2013. Had a beautiful room with seaview overlooking the beach. The service was excellent. Breakfast very good with a lot of choice and nice location on the beach. Other meals were ok, not haute quisine! Well located for tours and visits to the Capital of Willemstad. Recommended!

Room Tip: Take a room with sea view, on the beach
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

We have been back almost two weeks from our vacation at Lions Dive. I have missed it daily and have taken to watching the live webcam of the beach there.

We had an ocean front suite which had an incredible balcony/veranda overlooking the ocean and beach and our favorite bar, the Chill!

What really MADE the stay there though were the people who made us feel so welcome. I would like to mention Dalies, the concierge, who could get you anything you wanted, the help (especially Cindy) at the Piazza restaurant where we often ordered our dinners to take back to our veranda and Najat who mainly worked the front desk but could also help you with anything.

The Chill Bar on the beach was wonderful. The two guys who seem to run it, make you feel special and serve wonderful drinks. Try the Mojitos and frozen Cappuccinos!

I would advise not to use the spa next door, The Santai Spa. The manager was the opposite of the staff at the Lions Dive. When we checked out of the hotel the Spa had billed us twice for our treatments then the next day added and extra $40.00. Luckily Lions Dive removed the extra charges from our bill.

Go to Lion's Dive! The people are wonderful!

Room Tip: We loved the one bedroom oceanfront suite. The balcony is where we lived.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We visited the hotel for the second year now and again we had a great stay. Lots of space. The rooms are great. The beach is one of the best on Curacao. Lots of palm trees for some shade. More than enough beach beds. Free beach towels. Free wifi. Twice a day a shuttle to Willemstad.
The breakfast buffet (on the beach) gives the day a great start.
All of the staff are very, very friendly and helpfull.
Looking forward to go back again.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

we arrived on a sunday after a week in bonaire and I was a little overwelmed by how busy it seemed.. Mambo beach nearby was thumping out music in the evening and I thought I had made a big mistake.. but thankfully the thumping music seems to be only on a sunday early evening.. We ate at 2 of the restaurants at Lions dive, our fave being Hemming ways. we also ate at the mexican nearby and a couple of fish restaurants a 2 min drive away. We had a run of house room for our family of four and it was fab.. newly refurbished, ground floor near the smaller pool. The location could not have been better. we had lovely balcony furniture where we ate breakfast and a couple of lunches (we went on the free supermarket shuttle to stock up as I couldnt bring myself to pay 60dollars a day for breakfast). we were near the dive school too, the beach and snorkelling was excellent with plenty of sunbeds for all.. the pools were quiet all day too. all in all we had a lovely relaxing week at Lions dive and would recommend it

Room Tip: we had room 3107 which is perfect if travelling with kids.. near the pool, icemachine and diveshop...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Loganville, Georgia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Well designed facility.. You really don't need to leave facility even though you should. 3 restaurants, dive shop, 2 pools one of which is 50 meters, gorgeous grounds with snorkeling off shore. The real plus is the staff: from housekeeping, front desk, dive shop etc We had never seen such a culture of doing what could be done to ensure a rewarding experience. Safes in every room. Only minor negative is mattresses need updating. Breakfast very expensive but free shuttle to grocery store. Would stay here again..

Room Tip: Send money for oceanview room.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

On arrival we were told that the resort was overbooked and sent across the street to Dolphin Suites -- a very nice room but the grounds are not as nicely landscaped as at Lions. (I will try to post a separate positive review for Dolphin Suites). We asked the very nice receptionist at Dolphin Suites what the normal charge was for our room and learned that it was about $22 lower than the rate we had already paid to Lions. So, Lions was prepared to pocket the difference! I marched over and asked for a refund of the price difference, which was given without argument. But I shouldn't have had to ask. Shady practice...
We were allowed the run of the Lion's Dive beach, which was pleasant.

Room Tip: Book a room at Dolphin Suites to start with!
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Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Lions Dive & Beach Resort Curacao

Address: Bapor Kibra, Willemstad, Curacao
Location: Caribbean > Curacao > Willemstad
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Willemstad
#4 Spa Hotel in Willemstad
#5 Romantic Hotel in Willemstad
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Willemstad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lions Dive & Beach Resort Curacao 3.5*
Number of rooms: 132
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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