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Just Returned Surf Club 5 nights, Marriott Stellaris 2 !!!!

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Just Returned Surf Club 5 nights, Marriott Stellaris 2 !!!!

Fabulous first trip to Aruba!!!!

Had a wonderful week 5 nights Surf Club Promo, Stellaris 2 nights!

Ocean view accomodations at Surf Club Promo, Oceanfront at Stellaris!!

Renovation at Stellaris was not a bother at all!!! Pool area/beach much less crowded than normal I've heard!!! Worked to our advantage!!

Dodged any Hurricane Dean remnants except for Saturday 8/18 thank goodness...Beach in front of all 3 Marriott Properties pretty hard hit..Couldn't put out beach loungers under palaypas, but staff worked so diligently cleaning up beach...Overcast all day sun returned by 3:00...So grateful for great weather!!

Loved the climate...the tradewinds made you feel cool!Can't wait to return next summer!!!!! Now understand why people return faithfully year after year!!

Will be posting detail review on Surf Club and Stellaris separately soon!!

Any questions, ask away! All the infor on this board helped greatly in

being prepared in advance for a fabulous trip!!!!!!!!

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1. Re: Just Returned Surf Club 5 nights, Marriott Stellaris 2 !!!!

Welcome back and glad to hear your had a fabulous trip!!!

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2. Re: Just Returned Surf Club 5 nights, Marriott Stellaris 2 !!!!

Jersey - I AM SOOOOOO happy to read this!

Welcome back and glad you loved Aruba and the Marriott.

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3. Re: Just Returned Surf Club 5 nights, Marriott Stellaris 2 !!!!

Welcome home! Glad to hear all went so well.

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4. Re: Just Returned Surf Club 5 nights, Marriott Stellaris 2 !!!!

Glad to hear that you enjoyed your time and the noise was a non-issue!

Out of curiosity, what part of the hotel are they currently renovating?

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5. Re: Just Returned Surf Club 5 nights, Marriott Stellaris 2 !!!!

Hi,

I just read about the website called Arubaplayground.com which shows the renovation plans. My God, it is certainly going to change the image of Marriotts... the plans are making it look futuristic especially in the lobby area. How can anybody walk with all of the construction out front and immediately inside? We are going there on Dec. 12 and we were assured by management that they would be done by then but I doubt it. Changing carpeting and reupholstering is one thing but re-do-ing the structure is another. How does it look so far? Was your room re-done yet? Have they begun the pool renovation yet?

Signed,

Leary in New Jersey

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6. Re: Just Returned Surf Club 5 nights, Marriott Stellaris 2 !!!!

Cant wait to here your reviews of the hotels. We are thinking of going in February and all inclusives are soooo expensive, like everyone else looking for a deal.

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7. Re: Just Returned Surf Club 5 nights, Marriott Stellaris 2 !!!!

Room was not redone yet, but still in lovely condition!!! Housekeeping excellent!!

LaVista not effected yet nor lobby!!! Buffet breakfast lovely!!!

Pool area not redone yet!!! Lucked out I guess..Only slight noise by pool..barely noticeable and none in rooms at all!!!!

I would keep on top of website during upcoming renovation, though!!!! Seems like it will be alot more extensive going forward!

Will be a gorgeous property when done!!! Hope they offer some great intro rates!!! Can't wait to return when done!

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8. Re: Just Returned Surf Club 5 nights, Marriott Stellaris 2 !!!!

Sounds nice. So was this an all inclusive resort? How was the beach? I know some of the area the beach is very narrow. Last year we stayed at the Costa Linda which is on eagle beach and it was very nice although not an all inclusive.

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9. Re: Just Returned Surf Club 5 nights, Marriott Stellaris 2 !!!!

Surf Club or Stellaris is not an all inclusive...

Surf Club has full kitchen facilities so you can prepare meals if you would like!!

Beach at Surf Club and Stellaris in my opinion is very wide!!

Funny you should mention Costa Linda..We actually went to look at Eagle Beach and wound up sitting in front of Costa Linda...Beach at Costa linda lovely and wide too!!! Key difference I found was that Palm Beach water calm..Fun to get to Eagle Beach to experience some waves!!!

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10. Re: Just Returned Surf Club 5 nights, Marriott Stellaris 2 !!!!

Sorry, a little too early.. I meant Casa Del Mar... We wound up sitting

at beach at Casa Del Mar!!!!!!