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Scuba Lodge & Suites
Ranked #2 of 32 Hotels in Willemstad
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 13 September 2017

I stayed at the Scuba Lodge primarily to do some diving. The dive operation is first rate with all of the instructors and dive guides being very personable and concerned with your safety and seeing a nice undersea environment. All of the diving is shore entry. I am an older diver with rickety knees. The dive staff helped with my gear on each and every dive and made it possible for me to have a wonderful diving experience. The reefs are very healthy and we got to see lots of fish, eels, and turtles. I also saw the biggest barracuda I had ever seen. Usually dived with 2 or 3 other divers and a guide. Very nice! The dive shop hosts a weekly Happy Hour where I met divers from all over the world.

The hotel has around 20 rooms so it is a very manageable place. Starting with the reception staff and all of the servers, bartenders. etc. I found the Hotel personnel to be very pleasant, engaging, professional, and interesting to talk with. The clientele was very international with Europeans, South Americans,Canadians and USA folks. This was a highlight of my trip---so many nice people. I had a standard room and it was perfectly adequate, comfortable, and well-maintained.

I loved the restaurant/bar. It is located right on the shore about 10 feet above the crashing surf. Wonderful location with truly spectacular sunsets virtually every evening. The food was excellent. They had a nice menu augmented with nightly chef specials. I had almost all my meals there and had some truly great dishes.

Lots to recommend this place. While a few of the other guests were also divers, many were just there to relax and do some sightseeing. Really hope to be able to return.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled solo
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1  Thank Mike P
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Scubalodge, Public Relations Manager at Scuba Lodge & Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2017

Hi Mike,

We appreciate you taking the time to write such a complimentary review of your stay with us! We're a small boutique hotel with 28 rooms and 11 apartments, and therefore we can offer our guests a personal homey feel you won't get from a chain hotel. We are so happy to know that you received the service we strive for and pride ourselves on!

We welcome both divers and non-divers to our hotel, couples and solo travelers, families and groups of friends. And it's fantastic to read that you met people from all around the world here.

Our team at the Dive Center are very passionate about diving and they love to show the underwater world to everyone interested. It's great to read that you enjoyed your shore dives with us and that you got to see a lot of marine life. Anything that they can do to help make your diving experience better, they will strive to do!

We will make sure to pass on your compliments to our team at the dive center, the restaurant and kitchen, the housekeeping, and the front desk. We would all love to welcome you back at Scuba Lodge if you return to Curaçao in the future!

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Reviewed 12 September 2017

Everything about my experience with Scuba Lodge was great. They responded to my emails in a timely manner and answered all my questions. We were only there for 3 nights so the smallest room size worked just fine. I think the mini kitchen and additional space would have been nice if we had been there longer. I worried a little that the place would be very scuba diving oriented (we aren't divers) and while they do have a mini dive center, the hotel itself was a perfect place to relax and getaway. We spent most of our time lounging by the pool. The restaurant had good food - we had dinner one night and lunch another day. We also had the hotel arrange a massage onsite and we joined the intro to diving class. Like I mentioned - we are not divers - but it was a fun and convenient activity and we had a great time.

The hotel's location was perfect - we were able to walk to town and to restaurants/bars. We never took a cab and if we had stayed longer probably would have rented a car to explore the other end of the island.

I truly cannot recommend this hotel enough and if I go back to Curacao I will definitely be staying here again!

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Anntekla
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Scubalodge, Public Relations Manager at Scuba Lodge & Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Thank you for this review, we're absolutely delighted to know that you had a delightful stay with us! It is always our pleasure to provide our guests with the best service possible and we are glad to know that you experienced just that.

We offer four different types of rooms ranging from comfortable standard rooms to our superior deluxe rooms with a kitchenette and a private balcony overlooking the ocean and the infinity pool. We are happy to read that you liked the room you were given.

Both divers and non-divers are welcome to stay with us. Scuba Lodge is ideally located if you are looking for a base to discover the best of Curaçao! We're right next to the ocean and just a short walk away from the city center of Willemstad.

We thank you for your stay and we hope to welcome you again when your travel brings you back to Curaçao!

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Amazing hotel! Within walking distance of the city's main attractions - Queen Emma Bridge, Plasa Bieu, Fort Nassau, Handelskade, etc. The staff was super friendly! From the moment I booked to the moment I left they did everything they could to make my boyfriend's birthday special! The pool is perfect and the rooms are cozy. Definitely try BBQ night on Thursday. The food was great! I highly recommend the Scuba Lodge!!

Room Tip: The two bedroom apartments are AMAZING
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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Scubalodge, Public Relations Manager at Scuba Lodge & Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Hi Erin,

Thank you so much for this kind review! We're really glad to know that you and your boyfriend enjoyed your visit to Curaçao and your stay at Scuba Lodge. It's good to read that you enjoyed our restaurant, central location, and hotel facilities.

It was our pleasure having you two as our guests, and giving you the authentic, friendly and personal service experience we pride ourselves in. We're happy that we were able to make your boyfriend's birthday a special and memorable one.

It would be our pleasure to welcome you back for another incredible stay when your travels bring you back to Curaçao!

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

We stayed 2 weeks at scuba lodge, very relaxing holiday, the entire staff is very friendly, helpful and always smiling. Relaxed atmosphere at the restaurant, very high food quality at a reasonable price level, even good choices for vegetarians on the menu!

Room Tip: Room towards seaside at ground floor offer short access to the pool and the higher floors maybe a b...
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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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Scubalodge, Public Relations Manager at Scuba Lodge & Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Thank you for your kind words! We are happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you received the service that we strive to provide.

A little over a year ago, we added several vegetarian options to our menu and we're currently working on adding some more vegan options as well. We would love to welcome you back in the future so that you can try some of our new dishes!

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

We spend 1 week in Scuba lodge and it was amazing, I can't find anything negative even if a search very deep. Customer service top! Apartments very clean, a lot of space with full equipment.
Common spaces like pool, restaurant great. I loved it and would be very happy if I could go back.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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Scubalodge, Public Relations Manager at Scuba Lodge & Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Thank you for choosing Scuba Lodge as your home away from home while in Curaçao!

We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. We're delighted you were pleased with our spacious, clean, and fully equipped apartments. And of course, that you enjoyed our swimming pools and our oceanfront restaurant.

Thank you for your kind words regarding our friendly and informative staff. We take pride in the quality of service we provide, and are proud that you would love to come back in the future. We look forward to welcoming you again soon!

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Additional Information about Scuba Lodge & Suites

Address: Pietermaai 104, Willemstad, Curacao
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Region: 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: $157 - $353 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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