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Scuba Lodge & Ocean Suites

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Pietermaai 104, Willemstad Curacao
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 06/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 06/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#2 of 33 hotels in Willemstad
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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!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Beach
Diving
Car hire
Baggage storage
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Snorkelling
Concierge
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Private balcony
Safe
Laptop safe
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Mid-range
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English, Dutch
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jlgnyc wrote a review 11 Jan
26 contributions4 helpful votes
Scuba Lodge is my kinda hotel! Botique, unique atmosphere, friendly staff, family vibe, not corporate, great views, close to resturants & culture life of Pietermaai. Not too busy or crowded. Good resturant (new reno/De Hereen is much better than old resturant!), nice infinity pool and city "beach". I was lucky enough to "Work from Home" in Curacao and I made Scuba my home for 2 months. Very comfortable, staff took great care of me and offered support. Some complications arise but that comes from life on an island. This is NOT the place for folks who like HOTELS, meaning hotels that are all matchy matchy like a Marriott. This is for folks who want to experance a more local feel. These are old mansions that have been renovated. It is a great starting point for adventures in Curacao. Easy drive to Mambo beach, walk to Avila, or use the city beach if you can bave the waves & rocks for close beach access. Hop in a car to expore the best beaches on the west end (you have to do this for just about any hotel anyway). Best resturants are within walking distance and you can walk to Punda or Otrobanda. I have stayed here a few times and will do it again.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Responded 5 days ago
Thank you so much for your kind words and the 5-star rating you have given us! We are honored that you have stayed with us several times before and we can't wait to welcome you again. We're proud of our historic buildings that were built in the 1800s and have been renovated without losing their historical feel and original features. Did you know that over the years our buildings have been used as residential homes, office space, a brothel, and eventually a boutique hotel? If only these walls could talk! At Scuba Lodge, heritage and hospitality go hand in hand and we're happy to know that you have enjoyed our unique and authentic atmosphere. We like that you have pointed out our location! Our guests have often mentioned that our hotel is the perfect base to discover the best of Curaçao. We're right next to the ocean (we even have our own little and somewhat rocky beach) and are just a short walk away from touristic attractions such as the Queen Emma Bridge (pontoon bridge), Plasa Bieu (Old Market), and De Handelskade. Please know that you're always welcome, whether you're looking to "work from home" or simply want to vacation!
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LaClo wrote a review Dec 2020
Antwerp, Belgium5 contributions1 helpful vote
The hotel itself it’s nice and the view from the restaurant is pretty good. But don’t go there if you expect to enjoy some fresh air or some privacy. The rooms are located one after the other with a common walkway where you could basically see inside every room. On top of it you don’t have windows but you can just slightly open the blinds on the door (from which people can look inside your room).The light inside the room are very dark and so all together it gives you a sense of claustrophobia while being at the seaside you should enjoy the fresh air and light. Not recommended.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Response from Scuba Lodge Info, Owner at Scuba Lodge & Ocean Suites
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for staying with us, and for sharing your feedback with us and fellow Tripadvisor users. We are glad to read that you enjoyed our hotel and the ocean views from our restaurant and public areas. But we are disappointed to read some of your other comments. Several of our standard rooms are indeed located next to each other, with a shared, large balcony offering a variety of seating arrangements that make it easy to socially distance yourself from other guests. But we also have standard rooms located on the ground floor (that are facing the garden pool, and have a small private porch) and standard rooms that are located on the ground and first floor of the adjacent, pink building. We would have welcomed the opportunity to rectify the problems you had in your room while you were staying with us. Due to the pandemic, we were not fully booked and we would have offered you a different room if you turned to the reception with this request. Did you know that we have 4 different room types, ranging from standard rooms to superior deluxe ocean view rooms? If you prefer more space, privacy, or comfort, we can ensure you that you would have had a better experience in one of our other room types. Our most luxurious rooms have a private balcony facing the ocean, letting in lots of fresh air and natural light. We also have 11 spacious apartments with one, two, or even three air-conditioned bedrooms, fully-equipped kitchens, and private balconies and/or porches available. We hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you on another occasion and would be so grateful if you could advise us of your arrival dates once you have booked and we will ensure that you have a lovely room!
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SukiSmiles wrote a review Nov 2020
Utrecht Province, The Netherlands99 contributions17 helpful votes
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We stayed here for a week and everything was perfect! The amazing staff. The convenient location, 10min walk to the famous ponton bridge and plasa bieu. We had a beautiful spacious room with modern fully equipped kitchen. A Squeaky clean room everyday we returned to our curaçao home after a day of sightseeing and scuba diving! It’s super convenient to have in-house scuba diving facilities! Not to forget the amazing infinity pool to view the sunset with your loved ones. Thank you Dalis & Daan for making our holiday super special. We hope to come back again😁👍🏻danki
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Scuba Lodge Info, Owner at Scuba Lodge & Ocean Suites
Responded 28 Nov 2020
Thank you so much for your kind words and 5-star rating! We are so happy to read that you had a perfect stay with us and felt right at home. The service you experienced is exactly what we aim to deliver all guests. We hope to welcome you back again some day. You are always welcome here! Dalies, Daan, and Team Scuba Lodge
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raymondmottawa wrote a review Sep 2020
13 contributions1 helpful vote
We had to cancel our trip a few times because of covid-19. They did everything to adjust to our changes in our plans. Finally we had to ask for a refund (of a non-refundable rate). We will do everything to, one day, go there. Their integrity and honesty is very valued. Good luck Raymond
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Response from Scuba Lodge Info, Owner at Scuba Lodge & Ocean Suites
Responded 24 Sep 2020
Hi Raymond, Thank you so much for your kind words. This means a lot to us, especially during these uncertain times when many of our reservations are being postponed or cancelled. We are disappointed that we haven't been able to welcome you yet, but we look forward to the day that you can safely and stress-free travel to Curaçao to stay with us. Until then, stay safe and healthy! Oh, and please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or reservations requests you might have. Your friends at Scuba Lodge
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quintvd wrote a review Aug 2020
Hillegom, The Netherlands284 contributions52 helpful votes
We stayed in scubalodge for 12 days. The lodges are verry big and verry nice. You feel the history of the building in every room. The infinity pool has a beatiful view. Everything is superb and the hostes and staff is so friendly and helpfull. We were treated like kings and queens. This is the best place to stay on curacao!!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Scuba Lodge Info, Owner at Scuba Lodge & Ocean Suites
Responded 21 Aug 2020
Thank you so much for your kind words, Quint. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us—and we agree, our host Dalies is truly a gem to have on our team! We count ourselves lucky for guests like you. We hope to welcome you back to Scuba Lodge in the future. You're always welcome here!
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PRICE RANGE
US$140 - US$219 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
the scuba hotel willemstad, the scuba lodge and suites
LOCATION
CaribbeanCuraçaoWillemstad
NUMBER OF ROOMS
42
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Frequently Asked Questions about Scuba Lodge & Ocean Suites
Which popular attractions are close to Scuba Lodge & Ocean Suites?
Nearby attractions include 27 Bar & Terrace (0.2 km), Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral (0.2 km), and Historic Pietermaai District (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Scuba Lodge & Ocean Suites?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Scuba Lodge & Ocean Suites?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Scuba Lodge & Ocean Suites?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Scuba Lodge & Ocean Suites?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Scuba Lodge & Ocean Suites?
Conveniently located restaurants include Caña Bar & Kitchen, The Wine Cellar, and Mosa.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Scuba Lodge & Ocean Suites?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Scuba Lodge & Ocean Suites?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Scuba Lodge & Ocean Suites?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Dutch.
Are there any historical sites close to Scuba Lodge & Ocean Suites?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fort Nassau (1.4 km), Landhuis Bloemhof (3.3 km), and Fort Amsterdam (1.0 km).
Does Scuba Lodge & Ocean Suites have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.