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“Laid back retreat!” 5 of 5 stars
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Scuba Lodge & Suites
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Pietermaai 104, Willemstad, Curacao   |  
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Ranked #3 of 30 Hotels in Willemstad
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sweden
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Laid back retreat!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

We had been looking forward to our stay for months and the Scuba Lodge delivered, big time!

We stayed in the President suite which was a 3 bedroom/3 bath apartment (Yellow Building). This apartment is flawless. Top modern kitchen/living room and bedrooms. We even had a washing machine, which came in handy.

We loved hanging out in the big patio overlooking the gardens and the ocean. This will be your favorite spot.

If I would give any feedback to the hotel it would be installing an AC in the living room/kitchen (Ac is only provided in the bedrooms).

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Panama City, Panama
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

If you are looking for a big impersonal hotel, this is not for you. This is however a 5-star experience for anyone looking for: unique location, personal attention, home-like comfort, and great food (and drinks, of course). All rooms are cosy, though we spend little time in there. Why should you when the courtyard is literally sitting on the ocean. The villas are superb and very reasonably priced. The Scuba Lodge staff is so friendly that it is more like you are staying with friends. For those who like to dive, and there are many, the dive instructors and divemasters are outstanding in the provision of personal attention and care. And the food is some of the best on the island, with very accommodating chef and managers who go out of their way to make the customer happy. This place is just great and we are definitely coming back.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Helsinki, Finland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

I and my friends had a great holiday stay in ScubaLodge. Curacao itself is an oasis of Europe in the Caribbean. ScubaLodge staff members were very easygoing and helped us a lot. Once we returned back from town late night and guy from the evening staff gave our room key to the security guard, who recognised us in the darkness, was very polite and friendly and passed us our room key. Breakfasts were delicious and not pricey. Dinner menu list is not long, but very convenient - something for everybody. Pietermaai is a nice colourful area, very relaxed though. Just a 10 minute walk from Punda and Otrabanda. We would definitely stay again here, when in Curacao.

Learn some dutch, before going there - everybody will be happy to hear you trying to speak it

Room Tip: If possible, choose and book the ocean side lodge rooms close to the ocean terrace pool. Amazing vie...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 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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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

Arrived at Scuba Lodge late at night because of a cancelled flight, after having spent a week's holiday at Avila Beach. Were looking for a place to stay and our daughter had heard that SL was a nice spot. The staff was very welcoming and offered us their last beds, which were situated in one of their apartments. It was a pity we hadn't found out about this treasure before we booked our holiday to Curacao, otherwise we would definitely have chosen to stay there.
As I said earlier the people working there are very friendly and go out of their way to make you feel at home, offer great service and think pro-actively. Our dinner was delicious, a hamburger freshly grilled on the BBQ on the beach. Breakfast is a treat, served in a picknick basket.
I'd recommend this place anytime!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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nashville
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79 reviews 79 reviews
49 hotel reviews
Reviews in 54 cities Reviews in 54 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

The 4 of us loved our apartment over looking the infinity pool and ocean. We also enjoyed meeting the friendly staff and especially Coco the cat. Very laid back, beautiful and convenient place to stay!

Room Tip: Loved the apartments. They are spacious and well designed for 2 couples. Favorite part was the balco...
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  • Stayed December 2013, 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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Tallahassee, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Stayed for a week in a two bedroom/bath apt. on top floor of the green building - huge. Wonderful balcony overlooking the ocean. Can't say enough about the staff - amazing group of young people who know the island well and go out of there way to help you. Great bar and restaurant. Walking distance to town. Love this place!!!

Room Tip: Spend a little bit more and get an apartment - great privacy views.
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  • Stayed November 2013, 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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langdorp
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106 reviews 106 reviews
38 hotel reviews
Reviews in 58 cities Reviews in 58 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Splendid location, 10 minutes from town, on a small artificial beach where you can enjoy breakfast, drinks or dinner. All three of them are excellent and not overpriced as in many hotels. Staff is young but they take well care of you in their own laid back way.Room had a good bed, nice furniture but bathroom could do with some updating, wall of shower e.g. and I hated the ugly squeegee !
Don't go there if you are looking for nearby beaches because there aren't any public within walking distance.
I fully recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Scuba Lodge & Suites

Address: Pietermaai 104, Willemstad, Curacao
Location: Caribbean > Curacao > Willemstad
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Willemstad
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Willemstad
#4 Romantic Hotel in Willemstad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Scuba Lodge & Suites 3*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Scubalodge is the premier ocean front boutique hotel in Curacao. Made of in total 5 monumental buildings, every room and apartment are different! And so is the staff! With a very relaxed and personal atmosphere guests are like staying with friends! Relax in one of the two swimming pools, in the ocean in our house riff and enjoy a cocktail at the Ocean Bar. Scubalodge has a PADI Dive School and shop and the well known breakfast basket and weekly barbecue! Laid in the "quartier Latin" of Curacao, many restaurants and bars are walking distance, as is the city centre, the cruise terminal and all musea and shopping center. Explore the real Curacao in Otrabanda, the "pontjes brug" and the fruit and local market. Or take your rental car and explore the Island and all of its 70 beaches!!! Scubalodge, welcome! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
The Scuba Lodge And Suites
The Scuba Hotel Willemstad
Scuba Lodge & Suites Curacao/Willemstad

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