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“Dolphin Heart House is the best” 5 of 5 stars
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DolphinHeart House Accomodations
Lagun A 16, Willemstad 0000, Curacao   |  
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“Dolphin Heart House is the best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2011

We loved our stay at Dolphin Heart House!
We had a fantastically breathtaking view from our own terrace over the Caribbean Sea and a couple of times we spotted a group of dolphins.
Dolphin Heart house is located on a quit spot, is clean and the apartments are provided with everything you need.
The pleasant owners, Marian and Erik and their hostess Teresa are always ready for you to make it as comfortable as possible.
We will certainly come again next year and many years after! We really loved it and recommend Dolphin Heart House to everyone!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Wolvega, The Netherlands
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2011

If you love snorkeling/diving and swimming in the caribbean sea this is a perfect place to stay!
Enjoyed the brilliant sunsets from the terrace and the ever changing seas...Stayed in one of the studios downstairs for 6 weeks. There are 2 studios next to each other so you will have neighbours but there is enough room to sit privately.Upstairs is the mainhouse with it's own wide porch and the same beautiful oceanview! Our hosts - Erik and Marjan and their assistants Theresa and Doran did everything to make our stay a pleasant one! In which they succeeded for more than 100%. We felt it as a safe place to stay and will surely return in the near future!
Small note - you do need a rental car as you are situated about 35 minutes drive away from Willemstad and to go siteseeing / and to beaches.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Voorburg, The Netherlands
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2011

We stayed one week in one of the two studios. The accommodation is located directly on the Caribbean Sea and as said by others the sunsets were beautiful. There is a chance you can see dolphins swimming by. There is a lot a space to sit and relax. You can just take the stairs into the water and you can take a shower after swimming in a separate shower. Erik and Marian were really helpful, you can just ask them anything about the Island and nice restaurants and beaches. It’s a quiet place to stay, we slept really well. Marian and Erik thanks for everything! Marielle and Wouter

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2011

We just want to say in one word, PERFECT. Everything you can image, such as beautiful sunrises, nice atmosphere in the small and quiet village, dolphins when being lucky and of course the seeview and the beach at the Lagun, it is fabulous. We stayed at the mainhouse and the interior was good. The terrace was brilliant with a lot of seats were you can relax.
Erik and Marian are friendly and hospitable and they will make your stay complete.
Do not believe the overly negative reaction about the burglary.

The only thing we can suggest as negative is that staying with young childeren is not recommended because of safety matter. Enjoy your holiday at dolphin heart house because otherwise we will do it again!!

  • Stayed September 2011, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2011

3 burglaries in one month, unsafe electricity, bad cleaning, and not homy. That is the summary when we think back to the Dolphin Heart House on Curacao. We wish others a happy en untroubled holiday, en recommend to look a bit further for other accommodations.

A short list of some of our disappointments:
- De studio is a bit TOO scarse: nothing on the walls, mouldy kitchen cabinets, mouldy bed sheets, moist bathroom and incomplete inventory
- No cleaning materials, but enough vermin (like a lot of ants). When we left it was cleaner than when we arrived… because we cleaned it.
- The stairs to sea is been broken. The way it has been ‘fixed’ is very unsafe and clumsy, we didn’t dare using it., neither did our neighbours. Too bad, because it was an important charm of the house, and reason to rent it. Apparently the sign ‘use at own risk’ is there for a reason.
- Electricity problems; the ground fault switch kept switching off. Unfortunate when you have a full freezer and fridge. In stead of repairing the cause of the disorder, the ground fault switch was taken out. Later that week a transformator melted (which was in our studio 2 days before), with luck without severe consequences.
- Complete lack of understanding by the owners after the burglary, en no compensation of the extra costs after we decided to leave, to finish our holiday on a safe and untroubled location, with better burglary prevention (like a window-frame that is attached with more than 4 little screws – see photo)
The positive sides of the Dolphin Heart House are the view and the tranquillity. That’s it. The booking agency ‘Klein en Sfeervol’ (Little and Cosy), can better change it’s name in Klein (‘Little’), because cosy had nothing to do with the inside of the studios.

But if you want to enjoy your holiday in the same area, we would recommend Bahia Apartments, in the same street (it’s where we ended up after we ran away from the Dolphin Heart House, accepting double expenses). Nice apartments, good view and great service, for the same price. And even better: it’s safe.

Have an untroubled holiday, and DON’T book at the Dolphin Heart House!

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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about DolphinHeart House Accomodations

Address: Lagun A 16, Willemstad 0000, Curacao
Location: Caribbean > Curacao > Willemstad
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #27 of 65 Specialty Lodging in Willemstad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
DolphinHeartHouse is a Unique OceanFront AccomodationExperience the peace and beauty of simply magical sunsets and impressive Caribbean night starry skies.Be enchanted by the waves and the sound of the Caribbean Sea in all her colorful beauty....and perhaps (the) Dolphins passing by. Dolphin Heart House is a free-standing house located directly Oceanfront at the Caribbean Sea Coast in the idyllic and authentic fishing village 'Lagun'.It's the perfect location for those seeking peace and rest (stillness) in a natural environment, far away from everyday hectic living. The Dolphin Heart house comprises of the Main House, suitable for six to seven persons and 2 studio's each suitable for 2 persons. ... more   less 
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