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We thoroughly enjoyed our stay with Scuba Lodge. My boyfriend and I visited Curacao for New Years' Eve and fell in love with the island. Although we visited during the pandemic we were able to enjoy the beauty of the country. Scuba Lodge was perfect. I can't say enough good things about our stay. The location is perfect for walking and taking in the historic area of Wilemstad. The rooms were clean, airy, and comfortable. The food at the hotel restaurant is amazing. Really authentic Dutch Caribbean cuisine. And the view! To die for! Finally, the staff are some of the sweetest most hospitable I've encountered. Overall, Scuba Lodge made our visit to Curacao one of our fave trips together so far. If you're thinking about visiting Wilemstad, please stay here. You will not regret it.

My review would be 5 stars across the board if it weren't for the restaurant/bar staff and service. We were there for 8 days and never received a hello or smile from any staff there. Reception and Scuba Center - 5 stars all the way!

All staff members are very friendly, kind and polite!! I will stay there again Nehru I will visit!! Also, I arrive late due to the flight time but they have 24 hours security. Do not worry if your flight is late or early:)

Friendly staff, great view, good food. No complaints at all. Would definitely recommend

Single room and the bed was very uncomfortable. I thought it had a queen or a double bed. what it had was 2 single beds pushed together. crack in the middle made the bed very uncomfortable. Also if it's called Scuba Lodge, they should be more clear about the limited group diving and they do not have boats, only shore diving. I do not like that like boats for diving. It is not mentioned clearly and had to go to another dive shop with boats. Extra early commute. Otherwise facilities are nice and staff very good.

We stayed at Scuba Lodge for a week and have nothing but good things to say about them! We chose them based on their reviews on multiple sites and were not disappointed at all. Pros: * Location - about a ten minute walk into downtown Willemstad, Queen Emma bridge, etc. This is a nice distance because you're out of the main downtown area, but close enough that you can just walk over if you decide to do some shopping or want to try one of the restaurants overlooking the main waterway. More importantly to us, Scuba Lodge is right in the middle of the best restaurants on Curacao (very few of which are downtown). * Amenities - the restaurant has a perfect Caribbean beach feel to it, with seating choices either on the sand next to the seawall, or under the roof in the open-air portion. The menu is diverse and everything is available all day. Check the beer fridge for choices that change almost daily, in addition to what's on the menu, and try the bitterballen! The infinity pool is beautiful, and we also loved running into the hotel cat Coco as we walked through the property. The on-site Dive Shop is also excellent. All four of the guys there are friendly, outgoing and patient. My wife got her open water certification while we were there and I dove on four separate days - can't say enough good things about the experience! * Staff - another win here. Without exception the staff is friendly and welcoming, without ever seeming overbearing.

Everything about this hotel was amazing!!! We booked a room and due to an error with our booking were giving an upgrade beyond compare our third day. Dalies definitely went over and above to make sure we had a room that superceded our expectations. Thank you to all the restaurant staff that made our stay worth every Guilder we spent. This hotel is located minutes away from beaches and the local town. The setup is so relaxing my husband and I spent a few mornings and afternoons just hanging by the pool or on our patio. We will definitely return with friends to enjoy this hotel again!!

They have some pretty ladies working here. Great atmosphere, location and very friendly. Only thing that I would suggest is to expand the food menu. I liked the large bathrooms.

Pietermaai 104 Willemstad

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • 2 outdoor pools

Located in Pietermaai District within a short walk of Handelskade, Scuba Lodge & Ocean Suites is within 2 miles (3 km) of other popular sights such as Queen Juliana Bridge. This 39-room, 3.5-star hotel welcomes guests with 2 outdoor pools, a restaurant, and free in-room WiFi.


Dining

Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service. Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7:30 AM to noon.


Rooms

The 39 individually decorated rooms feature 2 bathrooms. Plasma TVs come with digital channels and DVD players, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. IPod docks, refrigerators, and coffee makers are also standard.


Property features

Guests staying at Scuba Lodge & Ocean Suites enjoy 2 outdoor pools, free WiFi in public areas, and a terrace. If you drive, take advantage of free parking. Front-desk staff can assist with tours or tickets, dry cleaning/laundry, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach hotel include laundry facilities, barbecue grills, and a garden.

Room options

Standard Room

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Superior Room

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Superior Room Deluxe Ocean View

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Superior Room Deluxe

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Scuba Lodge & Ocean Suites

Everyone (8) Couples (1) Family (1)
5
Partner Couples

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay with Scuba Lodge. My boyfriend and I visited Curacao for New Years' Eve and fell in love with the island. Although we visited during the pandemic we were able to enjoy the beauty of the country. Scuba Lodge was perfect. I can't say enough good things about our stay. The location is perfect for walking and taking in the historic area of Wilemstad. The rooms were clean, airy, and comfortable. The food at the hotel restaurant is amazing. Really authentic Dutch Caribbean cuisine. And the view! To die for! Finally, the staff are some of the sweetest most hospitable I've encountered. Overall, Scuba Lodge made our visit to Curacao one of our fave trips together so far. If you're thinking about visiting Wilemstad, please stay here. You will not regret it.

By on Jan 9, 2021

Review comment responded on Feb 1, 2021

Wow, thank you for these very nice words. It was our pleasure and we truly hope we may welcome you again sometime!

4
Family

My review would be 5 stars across the board if it weren't for the restaurant/bar staff and service. We were there for 8 days and never received a hello or smile from any staff there. Reception and Scuba Center - 5 stars all the way!

By on Apr 8, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 15, 2019

Thanks for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback!

5
Everyone

By on Nov 7, 2018

Review comment responded on Nov 14, 2018

Thank you for this 5-star rating! We appreciate this a lot :-)

5
Everyone

By on Sep 8, 2018

Review comment responded on Sep 12, 2018

Thank you for your 5-star rating!

5
Everyone

All staff members are very friendly, kind and polite!! I will stay there again Nehru I will visit!! Also, I arrive late due to the flight time but they have 24 hours security. Do not worry if your flight is late or early:)

By , from Toronto on Aug 23, 2018

Review comment responded on Aug 29, 2018

Thanks so much for your review! It was a pleasure having you stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back. Our front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM but our security guards Jimmy and Andrey are here all night :-)

4
Everyone

Friendly staff, great view, good food. No complaints at all. Would definitely recommend

By , from north carolina on Apr 6, 2018

Review comment responded on Apr 9, 2018

Hi Kym, We're so happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. It's reviews like yours that make what we do worthwhile! We hope to see you again in the near future.

4

bed and diving

Everyone

Single room and the bed was very uncomfortable. I thought it had a queen or a double bed. what it had was 2 single beds pushed together. crack in the middle made the bed very uncomfortable. Also if it's called Scuba Lodge, they should be more clear about the limited group diving and they do not have boats, only shore diving. I do not like that like boats for diving. It is not mentioned clearly and had to go to another dive shop with boats. Extra early commute. Otherwise facilities are nice and staff very good.

By , from New Jersey on May 6, 2017

Review comment responded on May 9, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences with us. All of our rooms feature king-size beds; they are indeed two single beds but they aren't just pushed together. They come with a foam topping so you don't feel the divide in the middle. We often receive compliments about our mattresses and we’re sorry to hear that you weren't as comfortable as you could have been. If only you would have mentioned this during your stay, we would have happily offered you a solution. Our Dive Center is located right next to our hotel and based just next to the ocean (and our pretty house reef!). We have about 50 dive sites to choose from and we’d happily drive our guests to all the spots where we have easy entries and exits. We only offer shore dives since most dive sites on Curaçao are easily accessible from shore and because the island is consistently rated one of the best shore-diving locations in the world. As soon as you mentioned that you were hoping to do some boat diving, our Dive Instructors contacted one of our competitors to see if they could fit you in. They are located less than 10 minutes by car from Scuba Lodge, so we were thinking this wouldn’t affect you schedule to much. We always dive in smaller groups (approx. 4 people per instructor) to ensure un-crowded reefs, personalized attention, minimal waiting and an overall more pleasant experience. This is actually one of our unique selling points, that is broadly advertised on our website and social media accounts and for which we actually receive many compliments on review websites. We appreciate your feedback and suggestions, and will use it to improve our guest experience.

5

relaxed and welcoming

Everyone

We stayed at Scuba Lodge for a week and have nothing but good things to say about them! We chose them based on their reviews on multiple sites and were not disappointed at all. Pros: * Location - about a ten minute walk into downtown Willemstad, Queen Emma bridge, etc. This is a nice distance because you're out of the main downtown area, but close enough that you can just walk over if you decide to do some shopping or want to try one of the restaurants overlooking the main waterway. More importantly to us, Scuba Lodge is right in the middle of the best restaurants on Curacao (very few of which are downtown). * Amenities - the restaurant has a perfect Caribbean beach feel to it, with seating choices either on the sand next to the seawall, or under the roof in the open-air portion. The menu is diverse and everything is available all day. Check the beer fridge for choices that change almost daily, in addition to what's on the menu, and try the bitterballen! The infinity pool is beautiful, and we also loved running into the hotel cat Coco as we walked through the property. The on-site Dive Shop is also excellent. All four of the guys there are friendly, outgoing and patient. My wife got her open water certification while we were there and I dove on four separate days - can't say enough good things about the experience! * Staff - another win here. Without exception the staff is friendly and welcoming, without ever seeming overbearing.

By on Apr 27, 2017

Review comment responded on May 17, 2017

Thank you so much for your kind words. I've shared your review with our team and they were thrilled to hear about your experience with us. We're both happy and proud to hear that we were able to make your vacation on Curaçao pleasant and memorable! On behalf of entire staff, I hope to welcome you back to Scuba Lodge in the near future!

5

perfect place to stay!

Everyone
Infinity pool Patio view Breakfast basket

Everything about this hotel was amazing!!! We booked a room and due to an error with our booking were giving an upgrade beyond compare our third day. Dalies definitely went over and above to make sure we had a room that superceded our expectations. Thank you to all the restaurant staff that made our stay worth every Guilder we spent. This hotel is located minutes away from beaches and the local town. The setup is so relaxing my husband and I spent a few mornings and afternoons just hanging by the pool or on our patio. We will definitely return with friends to enjoy this hotel again!!

By , from Bronx, NY on Mar 1, 2017

Review comment responded on Mar 3, 2017

We're very happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for sharing both your experience and your vacation pictures with us :-) We have shared your compliments with Dalies and the rest of our team, who were all glad to hear that they were able to make your stay not only enjoyable but "worth every guilder" - as you said it yourself. We look forward to welcoming you and your husband back to Scuba Lodge in the future!

4

great place to stay for the money.

Everyone

They have some pretty ladies working here. Great atmosphere, location and very friendly. Only thing that I would suggest is to expand the food menu. I liked the large bathrooms.

By , from Atlanta on Dec 25, 2016

Review comment responded on Feb 13, 2017

Hi Brian, Thank you for staying with us! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that our staff were able to help make your vacation on Curaçao a memorable one! We now have 45+ dishes on our menu, so something to suit everyone's taste. We hope to see you again!

Scuba Lodge & Ocean Suites

Pietermaai 104, Willemstad,
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