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Boardwalk Hotel Aruba
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Austin, Texas
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Love this place and will go back!”
Reviewed 25 July 2014

This is the perfect place to stay, if you plan on traveling to Aruba. It is a small hotel with all the conveniences of home. You have a kitchenette, so you don't have to worry about spending so much money going out to eat all the time. It is located very close to the nicest beaches on the island. There is plenty to do nearby, or you could just relax by the pool.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

"The reviews sound too good to be true," I said to my son before leaving for Aruba. Rest assured that is not the case! From the moment you pull in the driveway you feel relaxed and know you made the right decision. We had a wonderful stay at Boardwalk Small Hotel. The casita was very comfortable, super clean and the overall grounds were very well maintained.

Stephanie, Kimberly and the entire staff were very welcoming and friendly. No need to look at brochures when deciding on activities or restaurants...just go wherever Stephanie tells you to go and you'll be fine. From beaches to shops to restaurants (where they didn't hesitate to set your reservation), every recommendation was spot-on.

Will absolutely return to Boardwalk Small Hotel in the future.

Tips: rent a car asap...walking in the heat is overrated. Eagle Beach. And believe the airline when they advise to arrive 3 hours before departing.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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KimberlyRooijakkers, Owner at Boardwalk Hotel Aruba, responded to this review, 22 August 2014
Hi Michael,

Just like you we are often astonished by the many positive reviews guests post on TripAdvisor. Boardwalk is our heart and soul and every team member is part of the Boardwalk family, a strong foundation we believe contributes to making every guest feel at ease and at home. Incredibly grateful for your review here on TripAdvisor and thrilled we didn't let you down. Already looking forward to your return visit.

Sunny greetings,
Kimberly & Stephanie
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antwerp
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Reviewed 23 July 2014

10th time Aruba and 10th time The Aruba Boardwalk. Very friendly staff and splendid accommodations. Our renewed casita no.6 was even more beautiful as before. Beautiful colors that match the amazing garden and lovely pool. We will never book anything else when we visit Aruba. As soon as we can book our flights, we'll book our 2015 trip to the Aruba Boardwalk.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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KimberlyRooijakkers, Owner at Boardwalk Hotel Aruba, responded to this review, 22 August 2014
Dear Glenn & family, there is no bigger compliment than seeing our guests return. To see them return for the 10th time is fantastic! Thank you very much for choosing Boardwalk Small Hotel over and over again and for sharing your experience with the traveling community, friends and family. We look forward to have you and your family stay with us again and again.
Many greetings from the entire Boardwalk team!
Kimberly & Stephanie,
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Medina, Ohio
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

We stayed at the Boardwalk hotel for four nights; it was our first time on the island. The hotel matches the pictures and descriptions advertised on their website. The owners and employees were very kind and went out of their way to help us in every way possible! In fact, they send a wonderful E-portfolio of hand-picked activities and must-dos on the island. We used this as a guide and were not disappointed.

The casista itself was a perfect hideaway- private yet close enough to the action. The housekeeping was wonderful as well. We walked to the beach and restaurants daily. We even hiked to the Super Foods store one day (looooong walk...but great exercise).

Are only two (minor) complaints: nobody was on premise after 5pm, which is when we usually had questions or wished for a little assistance. The pool is very small and always had leaves etc. floating it in...we didn't find it relaxing.

Otherwise, it is a great hidden gem!

Room Tip: Casista #4 is the romance casista and has a very large, private patio. It also stands completely alo...
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KimberlyRooijakkers, Owner at Boardwalk Hotel Aruba, responded to this review, 22 August 2014
Hi Micha, Masha danki for your wonderful comments on the hotel, staff and Casitas. Thrilled you enjoyed the tips provided to you via Boardwalk's online concierge. We wanted our guests to have access to valuable information outside our limited office hours as well. Looking forward to host you again at our tropical paradise!
Sunny greetings,
Kimberly & Stephanie
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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2014

Hospitality plus beach access plus Ritz right on the beach for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The hotel provides chairs and beach access close by, but we found the Ritz to be best all around for meals, way more attractively priced than we would have guessed. So our take was - avoid the Ritz and Marriott room prices but get the restaurant amenities, right across an easy-to-cross street.

Room Tip: Cannot go wrong.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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KimberlyRooijakkers, Owner at Boardwalk Hotel Aruba, responded to this review, 22 August 2014
Dear Filu, thank you for your review of Boardwalk Small Hotel. Glad you enjoyed the hotel's proximity to nearby hotels and beaches. We hope to host you again soon.

Sunny greetings,
Kimberly & Stephanie
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Northport, Alabama
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2014

This is a very nice small Hotel. Exact that what we were looking for.
Family friendly, we stay there with two Kids ( 4&1 )
Everything needed was there. Highchair, baby crib, some pool toys also toys for the beach.
My 4 year old son feels at home there, we too :-)
He adopted the Cats which lives there, and he was also happy about Stephanie's dog "Lola"
The casitas are so beautiful as the picture shows, also really clean.
The hotel helps me before we arrive, to reserve a table at a restaurant and also to find a Babysitter for our anniversary. And they have a surprise for our anniversary:-) thank you so much for everything. It couldn't be better
All there are very very friendly and helpfully.
We have nothing to complain, we were just happy and relaxed.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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KimberlyRooijakkers, Owner at Boardwalk Hotel Aruba, responded to this review, 22 August 2014
Dear Kerstin,

Masha danki for sharing a tripreport of your family vacation at Boardwalk in Aruba. We are thrilled you and your family enjoyed your time and felt right at home. Hopefully we get to welcome you again soon.

Sunny greetings,
Kimberly & Stephanie
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Sutton, Massachusetts
2 reviews
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Reviewed 17 July 2014

We enjoyed our first stay at The Boardwalk last year we couldn't wait to come back and we weren't disappointed. This year we stayed our first night in a single bedroom casita and then moved to a two bedroom. We were thinking this might be a little bit of an inconvenience but the staff at The Boardwalk moved all of our luggage while we were out at the beach. Kimberly, Stephanie and everyone could not be nice or more helpful. I suppose you could stay at a huge chain hotel but why would you want to? The casitas at The Boardwalk are a step above any hotel rooms on the island and the friendliness and personal service the Boardwalk provides is awesome. With all of the beaches on the island being open to the public there was no reason to stay at one of the big hotels. Another really nice thing is if you have any questions about where to eat, where to snorkel or anything while you're in Aruba the staff is incredibly knowledgeable and helpful. After two visits to The Boardwalk we can't wait to come back because there may be bigger hotels but there aren't any better ones.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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KimberlyRooijakkers, Owner at Boardwalk Hotel Aruba, responded to this review, 22 August 2014
Thank you Maggie for your return visit, it is a true honor to have you as a repeat Boardwalk guest! And thank you very much for your incredible review here on TripAdvisor. Your words mean the world to us and we are very glad you enjoyed the casitas and staff's recommendations.
Many sunny greetings from Aruba,
Kimberly & Stephanie
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Property: Boardwalk Hotel Aruba
Address: Bakval 20, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
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Region: Caribbean > Aruba > Palm - Eagle Beach
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#1 Family Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#2 Romantic Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#5 Business Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3 star — Boardwalk Hotel Aruba 3*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The boutique-style Boardwalk Small Hotel offers 14 spacious casitas spread out in the peaceful gardens of a historic coconut plantation. The hotel is located just a 3 minutes walk from popular Palm Beach where you can enjoy our NEW cozy beach area, providing shade and lounge chairs. All 14 casitas are tastefully decorated in fresh Caribbean colors and feature a large living room, fully equipped kitchen, modern bathroom, separate bedroom(s), private patio equipped with your own hammock and BBQ grill, TV, full air conditioning and free WIFI. Daily breakfast service is available. Other perks and privileges include daily housekeeping services, complimentary beach towels, beach chairs, cool box and snorkel gear. The owners of the hotel, fun twin sisters, offer concierge services and excellent recommendations, providing you with the local scoop. The boutique-style Boardwalk Small Hotel with palm-fringed gardens and cozy swimming pool offers the ultimate setting for a relaxing and romantic vacation in Aruba. Couples of all ages as well as young families will truly enjoy this hidden gem in Palm Beach, Aruba. ... more   less 
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