I read the reviews very very carefully before a large spend like this, as many would. Now, this is listed as a 3.5 star hotel, not 5 star with gold taps and silk sheets! . Only 4 % of reviewers give a terrible review. A very small few. Having just returned I understand now there are always those who like to whine and moan about any old thing for the sake of it - this is life! If a room is poor, why not ask for another? I am glad I ignored the minority moaners and whingers in this case!
The hotel does need a spruce up in the rooms, a lick of paint maybe. ( - Even then there are some who would complain about the colour!) But no one who is sane goes on holiday to look at the walls of their room and watch tv all day every day?! Our room had a fantastic view, everything worked, It was cool, the bed was very comfy and spacious, all was clean and in order. We only slept and showered there and drank a glass or two on the balcony looking at the beautiful beach view and sunsets in the evenings. The staff cleaned regularly, and all hotel staff were friendly, helpful and attentive. Once I had no chair for myself at one computer in the internet access room, and a hotel manager brought one to me within a minute!
The food was very good and always available in large quantity with fantastic choice, the drink was flowing freely whenever you required, with nice large measures and some fantastic cocktails! We ate at the 'red Parrot' too - also very good indeed, - this you need to book beforehand. The fresh baked to order pizza and 'help yourself' ice cream station were quality and highly recommended. The live acts each night were very good if you are not going out.The beach is stunning, the turquoise water warm, the hotel grounds excellently maintained.
There is a free shuttle to the tamarijn and all facilities there can be enjoyed also! The casino is next door. The hotel has great access to all facilities and buses. I booked a thompson holiday and the rep Sandra was superb, a real star who is always there to help in any way!
Aruba is a beautiful gem of an Island, safe and friendly. We will return, and It will be to this hotel.
In all my wife and myself have probably had the most relaxing and restful holiday we have had! Read and believe the majority of reviews is all I can say! We are glad we did!
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