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Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

This colorful and cheerful hotel has a great young and enthusiastic staff. Rooms are spacious and cool. The food at the downstairs restaurant is really good. Fresh ingredients, interesting dishes and great watermelon mojitos. We could borrow snorkel gear directly at the hotel. The location is great in Pietermaai with a lot of restaurants and bars in the near vicinity. You walk to Willemstad in 10 minutes.
The whole look and feel of the hotel is nice and family-like. Next visit to Curaçao we will definitely come back here!

Date of stay: December 2017
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Scubalodge, Public Relations Manager at Scuba Lodge & Ocean Suites, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2018

Thanks for your review! We take great pride in our team who consistently provide world class service to our clients every day.
On behalf of the entire team, I'd like to thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us and I hope to welcome you back to Curaçao in the near future!

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Reviewed August 6, 2018

Living in a private atmosphere surrounded by the garden direct to the waterfront. Nice rooms with aircondition and little pantry with a nice balkony - our appartement names "Valentine Suite" was modern designed. The service was kind and courteous.
The restaurant was good but a little overrated.

Room tip: ocean view is a must! - Valentine Suite
Date of stay: July 2018
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Philipp B
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Carin K, Public Relations Manager at Scuba Lodge & Ocean Suites, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2018

Hi Philipp,

Thank you for sharing your experience with us and fellow travelers. We're happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. We're pleased to read you felt our staff is kind and courteous, as our friendly service is something that we are most proud of. If you have more detailed feedback regarding our restaurant, we'd be happy to hear from you per mail.

Warm regards,

Team Scuba Lodge

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Reviewed July 31, 2018

I’ve visit Curaçao 3 times and had stay at Scuba Lodge twice. No other hotel beat their perfect combination of views, laid back ambiance and their great hospitality. Their staff is amazing, I traveled with my father, which has Parkinson’s disease, and they accommodate all our needs for him to have a great vacation. Adrianne and Eugene at the front desk, they rock, always with a smile and great suggestions on what to do or where to go. Melanie at the restaurant such a nice person. The hotel staff makes this hotel more special than any other. On my next trip to curaçao I'll definitely stay at Scuba Lodge.

Room tip: First floor rooms has easier accessibility.
Date of stay: July 2018
Trip type: Traveled with family
Thank rommelp96
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Scubalodge, Public Relations Manager at Scuba Lodge & Ocean Suites, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2018

Dear Rommel,

Thank you so much for your kind words! We shared your review with our entire team to honor their hard work. Adrienne, Eugenia, Melanie and the rest of the team send you their love. Your kind words are very inspiring and encouraging to all of us. It's great that we could offer you and your father such a great holiday and help you where needed!

We look forward to welcoming you back to Scuba Lodge for a 3rd time in the near future!

Team Scuba Lodge

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Reviewed July 29, 2018

Pros:
View -- can't be beat
Sound -- the sound of the waves hitting the rocks and lulling you to sleep
Bed -- super comfortable and you CAN get a comforter if you request it
Staff -- Friendly and accommodating
Pool -- plenty of chairs, infinity pool overlooking the ocean
Location -- walking distance to town -- you do NOT want to drive in Curacao. We had a car but it's really hard to drive there.
Grounds - Lovely. It will be hard for us to find a hotel with such nice grounds in the future.
Room -- large -- 2 bedroom apartment. Not super fancy inside but just perfect for the price and who spends that much time in the room anyway? Air conditioning in bedrooms worked great. 3 TVs, 2.5 bathrooms.
Beach -- they don't have one on premises but there's a public beach right next door, Beach 88, which is small but not crowded ever. After visiting other beaches that were attached to hotels, I was happy that we had no beach at the hotel. We felt like we were in our own little oasis.

CONS:
Oh Scuba Lodge -- we loved it there so much we would have loved to give 5 stars, but this is where you fell really short.
The Restaurant -- Food, not great. We ate dinner there our first night as it was late and we didn't know where else to go. Just ok. Thursday night, we booked the barbeque as we were told how great it was. The American view of what makes a good barbeque is quite different from the Dutch one. Chicken on a stick, a dried out piece of fish in foil (really it was inedible), a slider (I think they thought it was a hamburger but again, in the U.S. it was a slider) not on a bun with some spices I couldn't eat, and then a small piece of filet mignon (which was very good). add in a very odd assortment of food in the buffet, and that was what you got for $25 per person. We should have known the price was too good.

Service in restaurant: Terrible. I think this is a Curacao thing as we faced this in a lot of places but there seemed to be no management of the restaurant staff. Who was in charge? We'd be seated for 15 minutes with no wait staff and then the waitress comes up to us and say "are you seated here?". Not sure what that meant but the funny thing was, it happened to us twice!

Honestly, we'd go back to the Scuba Lodge in a heartbeat -- would not eat in the restaurant again and would make sure to have the kitchen stocked with breakfast foods especially so we didn't need to rely on the on-premises breakfast. But other than that, this is a fantastic place!

Room tip: get a room facing the ocean -- there's nothing better than that sound!
Date of stay: July 2018
Trip type: Traveled with family
1  Thank 11AliceK
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Carin K, Public Relations Manager at Scuba Lodge & Ocean Suites, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2018

Hi Alice,

Thanks so much for sharing this review with us. We feel proud knowing that our team has been able to raise the bar for your future vacations and that you think of us as 'a little oasis'. We have shared your kind words with our team and we all hope that we get to welcome you back in the future. It would be a pleasure having you as our guests again!

Regarding our restaurant; we have forwarded your feedback to our Restaurant Manager and she would like to thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We always strive to learn, grow, and better our services with the comments provided by our guests and you've given us some pointers that we will definitely take under consideration.

If you return to Curaçao in the future, please drop us a message. We would love to welcome you back to Scuba Lodge and would really appreciate a chance to show you what our restaurant is capable of offering!

Sunny regards,

Team Scuba Lodge

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Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

Scuba Lodge was the perfect down to earth hotel for our trip . The ambiance was laid back but beautiful . The bedroom was comfortable and clean with no needed frills . The staff is amazing - special hello to Adrienne, Calvin (i think )and Eugenia ! So helpful and so sweet !The location is perfect as everything is in near walking distance . The food and drinks were great as well ! Thanks Scuba Lodge!

Date of stay: July 2018
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Scubalodge, Public Relations Manager at Scuba Lodge & Ocean Suites, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2018

Thank you for your kind words and for the shout-out to Adrienne, Kelvin, and Eugennia! We are glad to know that our team was able to offer you the perfect hotel for your trip to Curaçao.

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