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Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort
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Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
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“Great hotel on the best beach!”
Reviewed 28 April 2013

This was about the 10th time my husband & I have returned to Amsterdam Manor Beach resort & once again had a wonderful trip. If you are looking for peace & quiet on the prettiest beach on the island this is the place for you. It's a small hotel with a lot of charm. The rooms are big (even the studios). We like the 1 bedroom suite - It's great to have a kitchen for some snacks & Balashi's! We love it because the location is great, their restaurants are excellent and their staff is the best! It has become our home away from home & can't wait to return.

If you are looking for a lot of action this is not the spot for you - if you want to relax, enjoy the beach & read a book I would highly recommend this hotel.

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Oranjestad, Aruba
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Reviewed 25 April 2013

The Amsterdam Manor is a unique, beautiful and intimate resort at the best location. We have visited several times and have never ever been disapointed. The beach is stunning, offering the best sunsets and the longest stretch of white powder sandy beach you can imagine. Excellent for long beach walks/runs.
The rooms are elegant, comfortable and foreseen of a kitchenette. Especially handy is the new gourmet supermarket which opened up around the corner. Passions restaurant has super tasty food, a better restaurant on the beach is hard to find. All in all, Amsterdam Manor has it all for a pleasant stay on Aruba!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2013

This hotel was fantastic and we loved it. It might not be the most *posh* resort in Aruba (the amenities definitely get the job done, but are not the best), but this boutique-type hotel is wonderful. It is situated on its own beach - which is easily the biggest and quietest beach in Aruba, without hesitation - and has just about the friendliest staff at any hotel I have ever stayed at. They have great happy hours too and are far enough away from the main strip of hotels in Aruba that you have plenty of peace and quiet, if you want it. If not, the 'strip' is within walking distance and has everything you could want from activities and excursions to restaurants and bars. Not all of the rooms have the best wi-fi access, so be sure to ask for that if you really need it.

Room Tip: All the rooms are great, but you might want to ask for a room close to the pool, which has full inte...
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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Wind Gap, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 22 April 2013

My husband and I spent a wonderful week at the Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort last April and enjoyed it so much we returned in April this year. We another great vacation there this year. The hotel is clean and friendly. The atmosphere is very laid back and easy going. The staff is very helpful and always happy and smiling. Our only disappointment this year was, a very different bartender this year. Last year Peter ran the bar and he was bright and cheerful and he just made you want to hang out there. He was replaced this year with a new person who may be in the wrong line of work. Everyone has bad days at work and perhaps we hit his one bad day. We had just spent the better part of the day in an airport and a 5 hour flight to get there and we just wanted to relax, kick back, have a snack and enjoy a drink. The front desk had given us two cards for complimentary drinks as a welcome so we were using them. What we witnessed was a temper tantrum, and the drink I received was a complete mess after watching him literally slop it together and throw it into a glass. I wasn't sure I wanted it after that. He totally messed up our food order that we weren't about to dispute after his temper tantrum. Then he tried to charge us for our complimentary drinks after taking our cards. To be fair, maybe we caught him on a bad night but that is the last thing you wish to experience after travelling all day and you are ready to experience an awesome vacation. Needless to say we did not return to the bar all week and just took note that not many people went there throughout the week either. So that was the only disappointment to what was another awesome week at the Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the front side of the hotel for the beautiful view of the beach and ocean.
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Trumbull, Connecticut
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28 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2013

This really is a nice hotel for a family; the two bedroom is perfect for a family of four, and you get a nice size porch. One problem we found with our second floor room was that there was large building trim at head level, so I was always warning my family to watch their heads. I read another review regarding the bugs….we never saw one, thank god. The location is very good, as the beach was not crowded at all. I am not sure if that is because we went in mid-April. One should realize that the hotel has a very small pool, and the beach is actually across the street……because you feel relatively secluded, these things are easy to overcome. I read somewhere that the there is a grocery store walking distance from the hotel…..this really is not true; it is close, but you really need a car.
This has nothing to do with this hotel, but I wish I knew this before I booked my trip. The wind is consistent and very strong. During our trip the wind was 20 plus mph….everyone said this was normal in April and May. While we really enjoyed the vacation, I would have chosen someplace else for our April vacation.

Room Tip: The two bedroom rooms are perfect size for a family of four, and they are all located on the front o...
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Lynn, Massachusetts
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36 reviews
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Reviewed 20 April 2013

Amsterdam Manor is awesome.It is very clean,confortable, best beach, food is delicious, service is excellent.We will definitely go back and stay at the same place.All inclusive is the right thing to do.They are not joking when they say all inclusive, you can order everything and anything you want. Menu is awesome and drinks are great.You have to try their frozen drinks.Hope you have a chance to meet Juan,Elenor,Jennifer and Napoleon, they will make your stay even more enjoyable.One happy Island! The happiest Island. You can take a 5min cab ride and you will be able to enjoy Cassinos, shopping and live music. We also enjoyed our "private" Passion's bar at the beach til midnight :)!!! Amsterdam Manor in Aruba is our favorite destination now!!

Room Tip: Ask for Ocean view! The balcony facing the ocean is AWESOME!!
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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Porter ME
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Reviewed 19 April 2013

We spent nine glorious days at Amsterdam Manor the first week of April. My husband and I had never been to Aruba and finally went on our first real vacation. Let me just say that I work in a very nice hotel in North Conway NH, so as a long time hotel employee, my expectations of service is high! Until you work in the hotel industry, you never know what it's like to be on both sides of the counter, bar, or menu! I'm a server and bartender and have worked in housekeeping so I have a lot of the positions covered in a resort. Let me tell you, Amsterdam Manor is fabulous ! We got there early and our room wasn't ready, no biggie, just go to beach and have a drink and relax. We went all inclusive for the simple fact that we were going to spend a lot of R and R right there, so eat, drink, and be merry and we did! Food was outstanding, the drinks well made and the service was great! Juan was so funny and cheerful in the morning that he just made you so welcome! Stephan our hotel bartender was great! Always remembered our names and what we drank. Entertaining us with card tricks and laughs, and island information! These people work a lot and hard, but they seem to truly enjoy there jobs, and we made sure to reward them with extra gratuity that I know from experience is always welcomed! Nathley was a complete delight she always had a warm smile and made it a point to say hello and how was our day! Our housekeeper Gloria made sure our room was spotless every day, and we truly appreciated it, leaving soft music on the radio daily that just relaxed you and was inviting when you got back to your room. Dinner at Passions on the beach was fantastic, food and service just stellar ! We had set up a renewal of our wedding vows on the beach that was carried through by Anne from the sales department when Lizzy couldn't be there due to an injury. She stepped right up and made sure that our "special day" was going to happen and it did! Above and beyond is what it's all about! We plan on coming back to Aruba and will most defiantly stay with the friendliest staff we meet in Aruba at the Amsterdam Manor! Go there, stay and be prepared to truly enjoy your stay, these people really do make you feel special! Other employees we like to recognize is all of the beach bartenders, all of the beach servers, and Humphrey who made sure our reservations were always made top priority as hotel guests. You should be very proud of the employees that work for you, they made our stay that much more special! I'm sorry I didn't get all there names but they all were great and deserve a big thank you from supervisors and owners they are the ambassadors of your property and they are the reason we had such a great time and will be sure to rebook our next Aruba vacation back at the Amsterdam Manor!

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AMBRManager, Manager at Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort, responded to this review, 20 April 2013
Thank you for sharing this great information with us and others. We're very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and we could contribute to a perfect (first) Aruba vacation. Make our guests feel at home is exactly what we want to achieve, so thank you for letting us know you did feel that way. Your comments are forwarded to all staff members and for sure we are all waiting for you to welcome you again, hopefully in the near future.
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Property: Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort
Address: J.E. Irausquin Blvd 252 | PO Box 1302, Palm - Eagle Beach 00000, Aruba
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Region: Caribbean > Aruba > Palm - Eagle Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#6 Romantic Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#8 Family Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 72
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
From the moment you arrive you'll feel the difference. Dutch colonial-style architecture and a Caribbean flair make the Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort a special place.....A small hideaway with the luxuries of a large resort, located on a premier beach, Eagle Beach. Warm, friendly personalized service, fine facilities and amenities create an unforgettable vacation. ... more   less 
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