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Any suggestions on a low-rise or small hotel/ resort

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Any suggestions on a low-rise or small hotel/ resort

I have not been to Aruba in for 14 years. I would always stay at the Divi/Divi. I remember the beach was GREAT, the pool was small and the rooms very basic, but a great lowkey place, I was able to go to the beach to my room no big lobby or elavater to deal with. The casino was next door.

Any sugestions for a low rise or small hotel/resort. Thank you :)

I wanted to try something other than the Divi for a change..

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1. Re: Any suggestions on a low-rise or small hotel/ resort

My three favorite hotels in the low rise area:

Amsterdam Manor (72 rooms)

Manchebo (71 rooms)

Bucuti (approx. 130 rooms)

All have their pluses and minuses...just depends on what you like/need and your budget.

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2. Re: Any suggestions on a low-rise or small hotel/ resort

Thank you Amy . I do not know much about the Amsterdam Manor, would you say luxury or budget hotel? I will have to check out the website. I always thought of the Manchebo and Buciti as budget hotels and have a small beaches.

Any thoughts on smaller hotel/resort?

Thank you again.

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3. Re: Any suggestions on a low-rise or small hotel/ resort

Manchebo & Bucuti actually haved some of the largest beaches, and very un crowded!

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4. Re: Any suggestions on a low-rise or small hotel/ resort

I would say that the Manchebo and Amsterdam Manor are a good value for your dollar. The Bucuti has different types of rooms and if you choose the Tara Suites then it is a bit more like a luxury hotel.

All 3 hotels are on Eagle Beach which I think is the best beach in Aruba - wide and uncrowded.

Did you want a hotel smaller than 71 rooms?

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5. Re: Any suggestions on a low-rise or small hotel/ resort

The only smaller hotel that is on the beach (well, not really ON but just across the street) is called MVC Eagle Beach. It's only 19 rooms, mostly Europeans stay there, the rooms are very, very basic (but inexpensive) and there is a small restaurant (Tulip) and bar on site. It is definitely a "no frills" place but it's cheap for being right across the street from Eagle Beach.

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6. Re: Any suggestions on a low-rise or small hotel/ resort

Amy I am going to read more of your previous postings, you sure know ARUBA. I just started to plan my trip for late September. I guess I like the smaller places but love the big luxury, pool , spa etc. LOL Thank you again. I will get back to you later this week with a for more questions, if that is OK.

Also, Twcrea thanks for the beach information.

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7. Re: Any suggestions on a low-rise or small hotel/ resort

Unfortunately, the smaller hotels in Aruba also have small pools - no big, luxury pools. You'll only find those at the larger hotels in the high rise hotel area.

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8. Re: Any suggestions on a low-rise or small hotel/ resort

Karin:

my vote goes for Manchebo. here is a link to my recent review with some pics

tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g147249-d150…

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