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Review of Lions Dive & Beach Resort Curacao

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Lions Dive & Beach Resort Curacao
Ranked #6 of 33 Hotels in Willemstad
Certificate of Excellence
Cordoba, Spain
1 review
“I love this property”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2013

What a great place to stay. I came with my family for 2 weeks in january and it was amazing. The hotel is a beautiful place and my kids loved the beach and the big 50 meter pool. The food from the restaurants was good, i only miss some spanish dishes on the menu!
I am a good english speaker but for the kids it was great that a lot of the people working in the hotel also could speak spanish. Nothing bad to mention about this hotel! i will recommend it to my friends

Room Tip: We stayed in the apartment at the big pool. We had a kitchen, 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and a great...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Istanbul
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44 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2013

Lions Dive

There’s so much to say about this amazing hotel. First of all it has a fair price for the beauty it is offering. Arriving in the hotel we have been warmly welcomed. We didn’t want to wait for the bellboy so we decided to carry our luggage to the second floor, which was of course not a very good idea. But we were so eager to see the beach that we didn’t want to wait.

Arrived in the room we saw that we had a beautiful view to the beach, although we booked a room without view. So I would say it was luck =))

Our room number was 1305 which was located above the lobby. Before arriving we read a lot about the noises, but I have to say that we haven’t heard anything. Our room was clean, no bed bugs or something.

Our vacation started at the Heminway bar, which belongs to the hotel. I wouldn’t say it was the best cocktail I’ve ever had, but they were good.

Jet lagged as I was I woke up very early the next day and went to the beach to see what’s going on. The staff was preparing the breakfast buffet and some others were cleaning the beach.

The breakfast, which we decided to have the first day, was a little expensive for that buffet, therefor we decided to go to the supermarket. The shuttle of the supermarket is picking up the people from the hotel twice a day. We bought all we need and had our breakfasts in our room.

Heminway is open the whole day, so we found some snacks that supported our breakfast. The frites (French fries) are really good and for dinner I had the homemade chicken skewer with peanut sauce twice. They were really delicious.

The Piazza restaurant which is open for lunch offers some Pizzas which wasn’t that good. And is located at the big pool without a view to the beach, so it wasn’t really interesting for us.

The resort is located at the sea aquarium so you have a pretty good snorkeling experience here. The Sea Aquarium & Dolphin Academy is located in 3 min. walking distance. The dive shop of the resort the Ocean Encounters was also very helpful, but this is another review ;))

I would say the resort is a family friendly place, not really interesting for single travellers ;)

There is only one thing to mention negatively; the service at the Hemingway is really slow, it seems like they are much more interested in chatting with their friends than serve you something. We recognized this especially when a trainee starting working at the beach. She was running up and down to serve people their needs, I think her name was Lissi. The days before the service was sitting at the beach and was playing on her phone. But this is only for the restaurant side. The bar is fast and the guys behind the bar are really kind. Especially John =)

Finally I would highly recommend the Lions Dive & Beach Resort =)

Room Tip: Higher floors have a view to the beach
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sebnem S
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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

This resort will teach you how to slow down and relax. Dining takes a long time, from ordering your food to paying your bill no one is in a hurry. In fact many times I thought I'd put on my "can't see me suit" and had to check that indeed I was wearing a t-shirt and shorts.

Room Tip: Ask not to be anywhere near the Pelican Boat.. drunks come and go all hours of the night and no one...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2013

Even though we don't dive, the Lions Dive Resort was a fantastic place to stay. Booked an ocean view room and we are overlooking the pool and the ocean. Staff were very helpful and friendly, and the room was kept very clean. The beach was well equipped with chairs and lots of shade from palm trees. We will be back.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Ramonthepoolboy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2013 via mobile

Excellent service-staff is very friendly. Dalies and CJ are excellent workers at d reception. Highly recommended for divers who wants to dive, tour n relax. D divemasters in Ocean Encounters are very good-especially Danko.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank scubamasterdive
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013

This was our second stay at the Lions Dive and our third trip to Curacao. The Lions Dive is a good location if you want to stay at an ocean front hotel in Curacao but still be close to Wilemstaad. Generally we had a very nice stay. The rooms were clean and the view was terrific. The staff was nice and we had some great meals at both on site restaurants. They do play music until later into the night and it is definitely a family resort so there are a fair number of children. They are still doing more construction (this time next to the hotel) which is good for the economy but not so great for guests trying to relax. The new pool looks great and the hotel has been kept up very well.

The only thing that was disappointing was the quality of the water and reef. It was clear that the man-made reef had trapped years of swimming residue which had polluted the water. On our first stay approximately 4 years ago the water was nearly clear but this time I could not see anything until I left the blockade. There was a thick layer of sunscreen residue on top of the water. It still looked pretty from a distance but up close the damage was clear.

The beach and water bothered me so much that we decided to go visit other beaches in the area. That's a great thing about this resort - it's close to a lot of stuff yet you don't need to leave if you don't want to.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank chelseagrrlx
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South Riding
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2012

We stayed at Lions DIve for 5 nights. We arrived on a Sunday and were happy to find a Cuban band at Hemingway that night, and a huge dance party with a live band down the beach at Mambo's, The rest of the nights were very quiet however, which is its own sort of nice. We loved the beach, the Mohitos at Hemingway are the best, and dinner at Nemo's was excellent all three times we ate there. The staff was friendly and helpful, and we will be going back again with our kids next year.

Room Tip: We chose the ocean view, and would definitely do so again. The sunsets are fantastic.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jonathan B
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Property: Lions Dive & Beach Resort Curacao
Address: Bapor Kibra, Willemstad, Curacao
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Location: Caribbean > Curacao > Willemstad
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Willemstad
#4 Luxury Hotel in Willemstad
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Willemstad
#5 Family Hotel in Willemstad
#6 Romantic Hotel in Willemstad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Lions Dive & Beach Resort Curacao 4*
Number of rooms: 137
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located at the longest white sandy beach of Curacao, just minutes away from the picturesque Dutch colonial city of Willemstad, is sportive 4* Lions Dive & Beach Resort. The resort offers every desired accommodation; a stay in a comfortable hotel room, with your family in a large apartment or a romantic stay in a suite or penthouse. For the sportive guest, the resort has a lot of opportunities: train in the 50 meter sports pool, discover the underwater world with diving school Ocean Encounters or a workout at Body Beach Wellness Club. Of course Lions Dive is also the place for a sun, sea and beachy holiday. Have a massage on our private beach or relax in the Santai Spa. Enjoy our culinary features at the 4 bars and restaurants in the resort. Or just walk to the next-door boulevard with various shops and restaurants. With the personal touch of management and staff, we will give you a real Caribbean Experience. ... more   less 
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