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Jason Elliott

Monday April 25 2011 07:50:44 pm

We recently stayed in Curacao at the Plaza Hotel & Casino and had a wonderful time. Our suite was superb, the views awesome and the staff most helpful. We enjoyed our dinner at Scampi's and playing in the hotel's casino, but most of all we enjoyed walking to the shops and sites in Willemstad.

This was our first trip to Curacao, although we have been to Aruba several times. We will gladly return to Curacao.

Jason & Annie Elliott

Jason Elliott

Tjerk Maas

Sunday May 22 2011 09:54:00 am

We were in Curacao in april 2011 as well.
Accomodations we recommend: Bahia Apartments (Lagun) and Scuba Lodge (Willemstad).

We DO NOT recommend the Dolphin Heart House in Lagun! It's unsafe and dirty...!

3 burglaries in one month, unsafe electricity, bad cleaning, and not homy. That is the summary when we think back to the Dolphin Heart House on Curacao. We wish others a happy en untroubled holiday, and recommend to look a bit further for other accommodations.

A short list of some of our disappointments:
- De studio is a bit TOO scarse: nothing on the walls, mouldy kitchen cabinets, mouldy bed sheets, moist bathroom and incomplete inventory
- No cleaning materials, but enough vermin (like a lot of ants). When we left it was cleaner than when we arrived… because we cleaned it.
- The stairs to sea is been broken. The way it has been ‘fixed’ is very unsafe and clumsy, we didn’t dare using it., neither did our neighbours. Too bad, because it was an important charm of the house, and reason to rent it. Apparently the sign ‘use at own risk’ is there for a reason.
- Electricity problems; the ground fault switch kept switching off. Unfortunate when you have a full freezer and fridge. In stead of repairing the cause of the disorder, the ground fault switch was taken out. Later that week a transformator melted (which was in our studio 2 days before), with luck without severe consequences.
- Complete lack of understanding by the owners after the burglary, en no compensation of the extra costs after we decided to leave, to finish our holiday on a safe and untroubled location, with better burglary prevention (like a window-frame that is attached with more than 4 little screws – see photo)
The positive sides of the Dolphin Heart House are the view and the tranquillity. That’s it. The booking agency ‘Klein en Sfeervol’ (Little and Cosy), can better change it’s name in Klein (‘Little’), because cosy had nothing to do with the inside of the studios.

But if you want to enjoy your holiday in the same area, we would recommend Bahia Apartments, in the same street (it’s where we ended up after we ran away from the Dolphin Heart House, accepting double expenses). Nice apartments, good view and great service, for the same price. And even better: it’s safe.

Have an untroubled holiday, and DON’T book at the Dolphin Heart House!

Dolphin Heart House? Onveilig en vies!

3 inbraken in 1 maand, onveilige elektriciteit, vies en ongezellig. Dat is de samenvatting als wij terugdenken aan Dolphin Heart House op Curaçao. Voor een onbezorgde vakantie, zoek vooral verder!

Korte opsomming van de tegenvallers:
- De studio is wel ERG karig: ongezellig kaal, muf, vies en incomplete inventaris.
- Geen schoonmaakspullen, wel ongedierte (o.a. veel mieren).
- Trapje naar zee is levensgevaarlijk en nauwelijks bruikbaar. Er staat blijkbaar niet voor niets bij dat gebruik voor eigen risico is.
- Elektriciteitsproblemen; aardlek bleef eruit knallen. Ipv van de oorzaak verhelpen werd de aardlek eruit gehaald. Bij de aangrenzende studio is vervolgens een transformator doorgebrand.
- Compleet gebrek aan begrip van de eigenaren na de inbraak en over andere ongenoegen. Slechte inbraakpreventie; bv een kozijn dat aan 4 schroefjes vast hing – zie foto.
Enige positieve: uitzicht.

Gun jezelf een onbezorgde vakantie, boek GEEN Dolphin Heart House!

John van Duin

Tuesday February 14 2012 04:21:41 am

Hello we a family with 2 small kids stayed at a villa with privatepool and luxury garden.
We had a great vacation it is close to best beaches like porto marie in 7 minutes and cas abou. The caretaker was also very nice and assisted us with all the things we needed.

we can recommend to everyone
greetings John