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Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort
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Coro, Venezuela
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“the most amazing hotel in aruba”
Reviewed 17 December 2013

The Amsterdam Manor give me the best experience in Aruba! such a clean and amazing room! My boyfriend and me have such a great time, the service was amazing, they really makes sure that you have a great time, from flowers to chocolates, everything was amazing! The beach right in front of the hotel is really nice, clean and again fruits and smiles from all of the hotel staff! An amazing experience, also? We didn't need to rent a car because the bus station is right in front and goes all around the island!

Room Tip: choose the room that you like! all of them all good for me
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 17 December 2013

This was our 3rd or 4th stay at Amsterdam Manor, and was our best. They continue to make improvements, and we're the beneficiary. For example, they've added many permanent beach umbrellas; now there are more than enough for all of their guests. Also, a huge supermarket opened a block away.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Mercer Island, Washington
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Reviewed 15 December 2013

Unlike the high rises on Palm Beach, Amsterdam Manor has character and feels homey. The two room suites are spacious and have nice, large terraces with pretty good water views. The staff is friendly and helpful. Eagle Beach is fantastic. If you like walks on the beach, you can walk all the way down Eagle Beach, to Manchebo Beach and finally Druif, with lots of restaurants along the way. We HIGHLY recommend Amsterdam Manor and will stay here again.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 15 December 2013

This was my 3rd visit to Aruba and my girlfriend's first and also our first to the Amsterdam. Overall I would recommend the Amsterdam to anyone who wants to stay out of the high rise hotel area and wants a very nice beach. The beach was excellent, big compared to the high rise area, not crowded and very clean. Even though you have to cross the street to reach the beach, it take nothing away from the Amsterdam or Eagle Beach. Our room was clean with a nice small kitchen, room service was very good and we had a nice view. One con was the water pressure, could be boosted a bit.
We gave the overall rating an Average for a couple reasons. One was the staff in general. They all could use a class in charm school. A smile or a good morning goes a long way. Some of the beach staff were just plain rude and some were just OK. The drink prices vs.the drink quality were out of line, small drinks and high prices. They also tack on a 15% service charge on every order. When we asked the bartenders if this was the tip, they indicated it was not for them but the other staff. Hmmmm, little tacky at best. This was in fact a built in tip. I always thought a tip was based on service and not guaranteed. Again, charm school seems to be in order here again. However, there are ways around that. Within in walking distance is a food market where you can purchase your beverages, food and snacks and dodge the excessive bar and restaurant charges. Even with the high prices, food from the beach bar was very good! Something we could not figure out was the pool area bar, it was always empty.....
Getting around from the Amsterdam was very easy. Right out front is a bus stop, and for $2.30 you can get just about anywhere. We never did eat dinner at Passions, but others that we talked to gave it a big thumbs up. We elected to eat at other area restaurants, all within in minutes from the Amsterdam.
Looking forward, should we return to Aruba, we probably would look at another hotel in the Eagle Beach area.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Gol, Norway
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Reviewed 9 December 2013

Our first visit to Aruba. Spent a lot of time to choose Our hotel using TripAdvisor. We wantet to avoid high rise hotel and setteled for Amsterdam Manor based on reviews and size of the hotel.
We never regret Our Choice - Perfect location almost on the Beach - not crowded as in the high rise area - always sunbeds available any time of the day. Smiling Juan and his collegues always
provided good Food and service at the Beach lunch restautant, and were good representives for "on Happy Island".
Our room facing the Beach had all neccesseties needed.
Amsterdam Manor is not a luxury hotel, but a first class hotel With atmosphere you do not find at the large Chain hotels.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Annapolis, Maryland
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Reviewed 4 December 2013

It isn't nearly as crowded as the bigger resorts and if a good beach is important, you cannot do better than this resort. I checked out several other beaches at other resorts and boy do they force their guests to pack into the small spaces available. Unlike other resorts, the beach in front of AMBR is free from dead coral heads in the water (all white sand to stand on in the water) and there is PLENTY of room. At the other resorts more people were using the pools than the beach! I think people even came from other places to enjoy the beach this resort has. Also, this resort doesn't have the "corporate" feel some resorts have, but instead has a bit of a classy flavor to it. It is actually a great looking place and you'll find yourself checking out the little details of the design. The two room suite had plenty of room with a nice kitchen and dining area. The balcony was very nice and it wasn't just a 6ft x 6ft slab like other resorts have. You will not regret staying here for your vacation.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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New York
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Reviewed 3 December 2013

This review is long overdue. When I visited last year with my 2 1/2 year old son, I said that I would love to come back with my husband. Well, I did in March 2013. We wanted an easy beach trip that didn't make us stay in a resort compound where it was dangerous to leave the premise. We decided to come to Amsterdam Manor precisely because it's really not like a compound but more of an apt feel with the ocean right in front of the hotel. The hotel is spread out and the lay out is gracious. The hotel gave us a 2 bedroom upgrade this time, and our apt was beautiful. There was plenty of space for us. Our rooms were immaculate and cleaned every day by the wonderful cleaning ladies. Many of the staff members from last year were still at the hotel and helpful as ever. Our beds were very firm, so we slept very well. AC was on 24 hours, so our rooms were very cool. There's a sign to leave the AC on.

I was able to jog to the high rise area a couple of times, and I was glad to have stayed at Amstedam Manor. High rise area is very tight in that the beach is right in front of the ocean, so there isn't much room to sun bathe. The chairs are so closely packed together on the beach that there is no privacy. While I was jogging at 6:30 in the morning, I saw people scrambling to grab beach lounges and chairs. You never have that problem at Amsterdam Manor. Chairs and lounges are always available. Even when tourists come from cruise ships, the staff at Amsterdam Manor gives priority to the hotel guests, and everyone is able to find space on the beach.

Last year, Super Foods supermarket was a bus ride away. Well, this year it's literally across the road, so preparing simple meals are very easy as all rooms are equipped with a kitchen and all accoutrements. We ate at the restaurant several times, and the food was very good.

We didn't need to rent a car since we just wanted to go to the beach every day. Wi-fi worked very well everyday and there's no extra charge.

We had a great time with our child. He loved the pool and the ocean. Amsterdam Manor is very kid friendly so if you want the glitzy night life or casino action, this hotel isn't for you. If you want peace and relaxation to get away from the rat race, this place is definitely the right place. While the staff is friendly and super helpful, they are not intrusive.

We loved it so much that we booked another trip in March 2014.

One thing about getting back to the US - one reviewer noted that the hotel person told to leave 4 hours before. Well, we left 3 hours before our flight to US. The hotel person said that was the absolute minimum time we should allow ourselves when leaving on a weekend. She suggested 4 hours also, and I thought that was a bit much, but she was not wrong. We left 3 hours earlier and barely made our flight due to the customs check in Aruba, and there are lots of line cutters because they were late in getting to the airport. So give plenty of time to clear customs, etc if you are leaving or the US during the weekend.

Room Tip: Rooms away from the pool are very quiet.
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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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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