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“A little piece of paradise”

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Scuba Lodge & Suites
Ranked #2 of 32 Hotels in Willemstad
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Blowing Rock, North Carolina
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65 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“A little piece of paradise”
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
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Reviewed November 18, 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
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed November 14, 2013

Me and my girlfriend stayed in Scuba Lodge in September 2013.
We had a great holiday, and the hotel was excellent.

1. Room
We had one of the cheapest rooms, but it was very big, and had shutters to block out the morning sun (nice for lazing).
The aircon was very cool as well. Shower was good, and the room was cleaned every day.

2. Restaurant
We only ate here for the bbq (which was very tasty) and the breakfast, which was huge but a bit expensive for us. It was always busy and outdoor seating was nice.

3. Overall
I really liked this place. The neighbourhood is up and coming, but don't let it put you off. There are some great restaurants nearby.
It's not really a place to sit by the pool all day, but why would you when there's so many great beaches nearby.

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Zurich
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Reviewed November 13, 2013

The Scuba Lodge is different.. sort of.. As many said, no front desk, just go to the bar to do the check in. All are friendly, helpful and a great place to stay.
Diveshop and bar melt together into one.. We a 2 bed room apartment with kitchen and a view to the ocean. Breakfast each morning with a view and some unfriendly guests ;-) the bite you empty in the morning and in the evening, so be prepared.
Never the less, 15 minute into the city centre and lots of nice local restaurants from french to local cuisine.
You can jump into the sea directly from the hotel "beach" and even diving is done directly from the hotel. Guided dives are cheap as the include all rental too.
The hotel & suite complex consist of 4 colourful houses, if I counted right, in the old dutch style. Just like most houses on Curacao.
We loved the place for 9 days......

Room Tip: take lots of insect repellent with, you will need it!
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Victoria, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed November 11, 2013

No front desk to speak of, you check in at the bar. Staff were very friendly, so much so that I was actually taken back. Room was fantastic, not too big, but not small. Broken closet bar was fixed while we were out for the day with out even notifying the front desk. Prices at the hotel restaurant were better than some of the other placed we went. Views from the pools were fantastic. I'd return to the scuba lodge again, no question. Thanks for a great time.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Netherland
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

A warm welcome to the Scuba Lodge by Tom and the team of young, friendly and well motivated staff. A nice authentic Governors house was our home for a week. Design kitchen with great equipement, three huge bedrooms with bathroom en suite. A porch with shadow cover, lounge set and dining area. Every morning a fantastic breakfast served on the seaside. Top place to stay on walking distance to the towncenter.

Room Tip: Green downstairs is a 4 room suite.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

We stayed here for 7 nights in September. Our room was on 1st floor and very nice - unfortunately we had to wait over 2 hours for it to be ready after we arrived ( which was mid-afternoon). We dived with the hotel & the diving was great and we were taken some sites they do not usually visit - however some mornings it was a lttle bit disorganised.

The staff are very friendly and relaxed and it is a great atmosphere

We ate in the hotel a few times and the BBQ evening was great.

Its only a short walk to the center of Willemstad - i would say 10 to 15 minutes but there are bars and restaurants closer

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: 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 On the Beach Hotel in Willemstad
#2 Family Hotel in Willemstad
#3 Romantic Hotel in Willemstad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Scuba Lodge & Suites 3.5*
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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