$150 Avg/night
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Kura Hulanda Lodge and Beach Club

5 stars
View map of 8 Jannis Road, Westpunt,

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.2
out of 5
45 reviews
Almost perfect

I really want to give this hotel the high praise it has the potential to deserve, but... See full review

  • Paul B.
  • Feb 22, 2015
As Expected

My goal was the best snorkeling and I didn't go wrong. The location is primo as is the beach and... See full review

  • ART Wall
  • Aug 5, 2014
Idyllic Curacao beach club boasts reef, Indian caves and seclusion
Lodge Kura Hulanda and Beach Club caters to travelers seeking a unique hideaway. On the quiet, west end of Curacao, the Lodge rests on cliffs overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Snorkel above the natural coral reef or trek through ancient Arawak-Taino Indian Caves, complete with art and fresh springs. Explore 350 acres of beach, hiking and biking trails, or take the free hotel shuttle to the sister property in Willemstad for shopping. The tranquil Lodge Kura Hulanda offers 74 villas, suites, and rooms with garden or ocean views. 
Highlights
  • Great beach for snorkeling and exploration with a coral reef and ancient Indian caves on-site
  • Three restaurants with ocean views
  • Free Willemstad shuttle
  • Lodge Kura Hulanda is a member of Leading Small Hotels of the World
Rooms
74 guest rooms and suites at the Lodge Kura Hulanda and Beach Club are perched on a cliff and boast garden or ocean views. Creature comforts include 300-thread Egyptian cotton sheets, a ceiling fan, remote controlled AC and a safe. Stay connected or entertained with free W-Fi, a CD player/radio, cable TV and a DVD player. Some rooms and suites have kitchenettes with a two-burner stove, microwave, mini-fridge, coffee-maker and toaster. Some suites have large patios overlooking the Caribbean. 
Features
Located 30 minutes from the Curacao Airport (CUR), Lodge Kura Hulanda and Beach Club still manages to leave guests feeling a hundred miles away. Dive, snorkel, and explore the coral reef just off the beach and pier (rent scuba and snorkel gear from the on-site dive shop). Lounge in the freeform pool and enjoy the views or a book. Ancient Arawak-Taino Indian Caves boast both art and fresh springs for adventurers. Hit the tennis courts or work out in the fitness center on cardio machines with views of the sea. After a day of shopping in Willemstad courtesy of the free hotel shuttle, relax with a massage. The on-site convenience store provides trinkets and sundries.
Dining
Several dining options are available at the Lodge Kura Hulanda and Beach Club.The Watamula Restaurant serves local and international dishes for breakfast and dinner under an open-air, thatched roof hut with Caribbean Sea views. At Christoffel Terrace, travelers dine cliff-side for lunch with expansive ocean views. The Christoffel Sunset Lounge offers more lovely sea views with TV, drinks, snacks and entertainment. Casual Kalki Beach Bar & Grill serves lunch and BBQ dinner three nights a week. For the freedom to dine when and where you wish, the resort also offers an all-inclusive dining option.
Transportation
  • Free Willemstad shuttle
  • Hato International Airport (22.4 mi/36.1 km)
Attractions
  • Playa Lagun (5.3 mi/8.6 km)
  • Christoffelpark (6.6 mi/10.7 km)
  • Hato Caves (23.4 mi/37.6 km)
  • Playa Cas Abao (14.9 mi/23.9 km)
  • Blue Bay Golf & Beach Resort (27.8 mi/44.8 km)
  • Curacao Dolphin Academy (30.6 mi/49.3 km)
  • Curacao Ostrich Farm (32.4 mi/52.2 km)
Business
  • Indoor meeting space accommodates up to 35
  • Free high-speed wireless Internet
  • Catering, A/V equipment, available 
Policies and fees
One of the property kitchens will be closed for renovations from 06 to 13 May 2013.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Kura Hulanda Lodge and Beach Club Rooms

Oceanfront One Bedroom Suite
Large patios, second level, all overlooking the ocean with breathtaking views of the sea. The One Bedroom Suite features a master bedroom with a king-size bed, separate living room has a sleeper sofa, kitchenette with dining table for four, large bathrooms with tub and shower, tile floors, remote controlled air-conditioning, remote controlled cable TV, entertainment system with DVD player, direct dial phone, clock radio, personal safe and many other amenities. Equipped with outdoor shower also. Accommodates up to 3 persons.
Garden View Room
With patios, all located on the ground floor in each of the 10 free standing two story houses (2 in each building) - all with views of the gardens. Lodge Garden View Guest rooms have a king-size bed OR two double beds, mall sitting area, bathrooms with shower, tile floors, remote controlled air-conditioning, remote controlled cable TV, direct dial phone, CD/clock radio, personal safe, small refrigerator and many other amenities. Accommodates up to 2 persons.
Superior Garden View Room
With balcony, all located on the 2nd floor in one of the 10 free standing two story houses all with views of the garden. Lodge Garden View One Bedroom Suites all have an air conditioned master bedroom with a king-size bed, open air living room with balcony, full kitchen, bathroom with shower, tile floors, remote controlled air-conditioning, remote controlled cable TV, direct dial telephone, CD/clock radio, personal safe and many other amenities. Accommodates up to 2 persons.
Oceanfront Terrace Suite
All Suites are located on the ground or upper floor all overlooking our second large swimming pool. All Suites have 1 king bed in a separate bedroom with door. Separate Living Room has a nice sitting area with sofa, coffee table and chairs, dining table for four; large bathroom with tub and shower, tile floors, remote controlled air-conditioning, remote controlled cable TV, entertainment system with DVD player, direct dial phone, clock radio, personal safe and many other amenities. Accommodates up to 2 persons.
Poolside One Bedroom Suite
Large patios, second level, all overlooking the ocean with breathtaking views of the sea. The One Bedroom Suite features a master bedroom with a king-size bed, separate living room has a sleeper sofa, kitchenette with dining table for four, large bathrooms with tub and shower, tile floors, remote controlled air-conditioning, remote controlled cable TV, entertainment system with DVD player, direct dial phone, clock radio, personal safe and many other amenities. Equipped with outdoor shower also. Accommodates up to 3 persons.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
General
Concierge
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Spa
Tennis
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Services
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Gift shop
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking

Dining

Watamula Restaurant
The resort's main restaurant features local and international specialties, Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests dine under an expansive, open-aired, thatched roof hut while enjoying tropical cross breezes and sweeping views of the sea.
Christoffel Restaurant
Dining Cliffside with a panoramic view of the ocean offering international and local fare for lunch and dinner - located next to the Christoffel Sunset Lounge. Enjoy the best sunsets on the Caribbean here.
Kalki Beach Bar & Grill
The Bar & Grill is opened daily for lunch and dinner, offers a relaxing beachside atmosphere and a splendid view of the sea. Guests dine on light, casual lunchtime fare while dining on the sandy beach. Also a great place to enjoy your favorite beverage while sun bathing.
Christoffel Sunset Lounge
Situated at the western most point of the Island, and long hailed as the Island's best spot to watch the sunset, the Christoffel Sunset Lounge is located adjacent to the Watamula Restaurant and the swimming pool. A casual lounge featuring panoramic unobstructed ocean views, refreshing drinks, snacks, entertainment and big screen TVs to watch your favorite sports.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (45)

Ratings and reviews for Kura Hulanda Lodge and Beach Club

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
45 out of 45
Amenities:
4.1
Cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.2
Comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.6
Value:
4.2

89% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Paul B.
Business
Yonkers
Feb 22, 2015

Almost perfect

I really want to give this hotel the high praise it has the potential to deserve, but unfortunately, it's lacking in a few key areas. The location is, without a doubt, second to none on the island. It's absolutely a gorgeous setting, with an idyllic beach and beautiful resort layout. It's small - something like 70 rooms total - so you'll feel as if you're staying at an exclusive location, especially while wandering the winding garden paths near the cliffs. The rooms themselves (we stayed in the garden villas which were quiet and well-appointed) are clean and in generally good condition, but slightly dated and could use some improvements to launch this resort into 4 and even 5 star territory. But what really suffers is the service. For the most part, the employees don't seem to be very responsive or, in some cases, don't seem to be working at all. The first day we were there, someone had to go and "find" a bartender for the lounge/pool bar. When she did show up ten or so minutes later, she didn't "know" if they served food. None of the employees were in uniform or wore nametags they seemed to be milling about without focusing on their jobs. I don't expect to be fawned over like some celebrity, but I'd like a waitress to give me a menu without having to ask for it 15 minutes after sitting down. I also The bar/restaurant manager (whose name I didn't get) was excellent in dealing with customers and making apologies for his lackadaisical staff. He should be commended. The chef, too, who managed to make buffet food actually enjoyable. Which brings me to another area which could be improved upon, namely, the food. To put it bIuntly, the food isn't worth the money they charge, and there aren't many options. The bar/grill area near the beach seems to be staffed by locals who are more interested in chatting with their co-workers than serving, and the offerings there were hit and miss one day, everything was done perfectly, and the next, the food was overcooked and boring. Plus it closes at 5. The main restaurant offered only buffet-style dinner and breakfast for three out of the four days we went there, and while the selections varied, a menu option would have been nice as well. The aforementioned pool bar served food, assuming there was a bartender present at the time. Overall, it seemed as though they were understaffed by a factor of three, and some of the people that were working, shouldn't have been in the first place. A better option for dinner is to check out the local places within walking distance of the resort (furthest one is about a mile away) and make reservations yourself, as 50 of the time, the front desk "forgot" to do so. Overall, this is a three star resort crying out to be five star, and definitely could be with some changes to staffing and food/beverage decisions.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
ART Wall
Business
Kura Hurlanda Lodge
Aug 5, 2014

As Expected

My goal was the best snorkeling and I didn't go wrong. The location is primo as is the beach and adjacent dive shop. The hotel is trying hard to recapture its glory. the staff was nice. They are still a little short on the infrastructure and maitneance (i.e a little painting, fixing some things, upgrading buildings etc), but it had no affect on my experience. I didn't eat at the hotel but bought groceries from the Centrum market in town after leaving the airport. We ate out one meal a day. Recommed: highly Fishalicious, second best Trio Penotti, next best Sol Food. Jaanchies was not very good food but great atmosphere. Since it is a "talking menu" ask for the price upfront. Got the iquana even though we didn't ask for it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Kura Hulanda Lodge and Beach Club

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
totozft
Business
Asheville, NC, USA
Oct 14, 2013

Nice gateway, but...

... pretty much agrees with most of the other reviews. The hotel is remote which is what we were looking for. Great spot. Quiet. Beautiful. Fantastic skies. The most beautiful beaches with top world snorkeling/diving reefs - not too far with a car. Food and drinks are average and expensive. Staff is sub-average, unfortunately, and I don't have high standards. Even after a week there, with the same it was difficult to get a smile sometimes. Reception staff was very helpful though. Loved the wildlife there, but you may not... Birds all around, iguanas crawling everywhere. I even found a scorpion in my suitcase :-# Underwater is amazing: see horses, turtles, octopusses... did I mention fishes ? Anyway, get a car to stay there. For food, I'd recommend going to Sol Food #short walk) or the Bahia at Lagun Beach.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Sol Food restaurant

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Review of Kura Hulanda Lodge and Beach Club

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
teamY
Business
LA, CA
Sep 19, 2013

property and staff are great, but don't eat here!

my husband and i actually wandered through a lot of the resorts on the island, out of curiosity, and as far as the property and ambiance are concerned, definitely felt we made the right choice with KH Lodge. reasons to choose: - you prefer some quiet on the sand to being surrounded by masses of humanity at all times. - artful rather than cheesy decor - spacious rooms are actually suites rather than generic this-could-be-anywhere plastic spaces - staff are very accommodating and professional. but i'm docking the KHL 3 stars for its food, which is: 1. exorbitantly overpriced, bland fare. $15 US for bread, cheese, and a couple of slices of tomato that had barely turned a pale orange-pink. so tasteless, even famished i could do no more than pick at it, and left 3/4ths of it on the plate. that was the worst offender, but the rest of the food did not rise much above that level. 2. the 12% service charge. this fee is added to all food ordered at the hotel, and it looks and sounds like tip, right? in fact, where tip is included at other restaurants on Curacao, it's 12%. but nope. the "service fee" is actually a resort fee. the money goes to the HOTEL, NOT to the staff. which means: a. the food is 12% MORE EXPENSIVE THAN THE PRICE ON THE MENU, and b. what's even worse, this misleading labeling means that i bet a lot of people mistake the 12% for tip, and either leave nothing more or very little extra. that means the KH IS SHAFTING ITS WAIT STAFF OUT OF THEIR TIP SYSTEMATICALLY. we verified this information with the front desk, and were subsequently mortified to learn that we'd therefore only been tipping a couple dollars each time, as opposed to the 15-20% we thought we'd been doing. so, while on the basis of the property and (shafted) staff, i'd rate the KHL a 5, on the basis of its a) terrible & overpriced food and b) dishonest & unethical labor practices, i'd give it a 1. if you do decide to stay here, try the restaurants nearby instead: Sol Food, Jaanchie's... you'll eat much better, pay much less, and maybe even rest better.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
BMJR
Business
New York, New York
Mar 25, 2013

Sandton Kura Hulanda Lodge

We spent three nights and found the location to be amazingly spectacular. The resort is well laid out and the staff are friendly and helpful. We thought the food was a bit limited. My partner has dietary restrictions and we made it work but this is something that could be worked on given that the resort is secluded and not near much and a cab to downtown is some $60 (USD). All in all we had a great time and would certianly consider a return visit.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Shanny22
Business
Massachusetts
Mar 1, 2013

Quiet secluded beach getaway

Love it here. If your looking to enjoy a nice beach vacation with snorkeling right from the hotel beach, this is your place. Beautifully manicured grounds and nice accomodations.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Green Bay Michael
Business
Green Bay, WI
Feb 19, 2013

Perfect honeymoon

The most relaxing, luxurious vacation we've ever had!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Not Applicable

Rent a car!

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Review of Kura Hulanda Lodge and Beach Club

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
KalleKalle
Business
Alabama, USA
Jan 9, 2013

Just OK!

The hotel complex is very nice. Nice landscaping and location, awesome beach and ocean. The rooms are a little dated. A lot of dings on the furniture, worn out beds, dead bugs squashed all over the walls, broken shower head and an old TV. All acceptable, but not for a 5 Star Resort. The service was the problem. Upon arrival, we were booked into a Garden Villa far away from the ocean, despite having paid upfront for an Ocean view room. Only after complaining and long waiting did we get an Oceanfront room. About half of the staff was wonderful, very nice and helpful. The other half was the complete opposite: Unhelpful and seem to not care about the guests at all. This was apparent on some days in the restaurant. It was a hit or miss and you had to look out for who was working that day.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Kura Hulanda Lodge and Beach Club

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Pianissimo
Business
Caribbean
Dec 23, 2012

Fantastic destination for relaxation

I wanted to stay somewhere with high service quality and mostly be able to relax and enjoy a vacation and that is exactly what I got by staying at Lodge Kura Hulanda. The room and view were amazing and the resort itself gives you the outdoorsy feeling while still having the luxuries you desire. Great choice...

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Kura Hulanda Lodge and Beach Club

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
phgmmg
Business
Warwick, Rhode Island
Oct 25, 2012

Snorkeling Paradise

Definitely not a 5 star experience, but location for divers/snorkeling is outstanding. Had several inconveniences such as no pool 3 days, poor internet service (which makes booking trips/dives problematic). Maid service could have been better, had to request shampoo and towels on a couple of occasions. Light was out on side of building which was hazardous, but it was never replaced after 3 notifications (gave up). Food is good, but service lacking. Also several items missing when meals arrived, etc.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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