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“Peaceful and Relaxing...Close to everything and away from the Midnight Boom Bomms”

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Boardwalk Hotel Aruba
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Reviewed 22 August 2014

Loved it! The Breakfast homemade bread was amazing! Our casita was comfortable, immaculate clean and extra inviting. Having access to a refrigerator to store drinks, beers and juice to take to the beach was a plus. My favorite relaxing place was the Hammock by our own private courtyard....I still can feel the Caribbean breeze...it was just lovely. For anyone trying to capture the easy going spirit of the Island, this is the place to stay...located close to everything but far enough from the loudness and the boom boom of the big hotels. It is quiet...it is peaceful .. and it is relaxing. Would I go back? Yes! 5 times Yes! The hotel has the true Caribbean flavor, so for the ones who complain on its location, please do your homework...rent a jeep...explore the island...and then come back to home at the Boardwalk.....it is not a party hotel so keep that in mind when booking. Selectiveness for this hotel is on the quality of the guest and the awesome staff. An inspiration to any writer...and a blessing to anyone in need of good sleep while in vacation. Loved it!! I can't wait to visit again.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 August 2014

I am in love with Boardwalk Hotel Aruba -- from the moment you step into the lush palm tree foliage, you feel like you have left the noise of the world altogether; all you hear is the rustle of the palm trees. Beautifully designed Casita #1 is built for comfort, with clean and bright island colors and original artwork. Sparkling new kitchen and bathroom, too. Designed by smart women, for sure! And those two smart women are Boardwalk's owners, Stephanie & Kimberly, who are hospitality at its best.They are warm and welcoming, seeing to every detail to make you comfortable. Be sure to order breakfast while there; it's amazing and beautifully presented, with fresh fruits and local flavors. I look forward to visiting again and sitting in the exotic garden. Danki, Boardwalk Aruba!

Room Tip: I traveled solo this time, but Casita #1 is perfect for couples and the garden is spacious -- it inc...
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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 20 August 2014

We stayed for 8 nights and we had a wonderful stay at Boardwalk Hotel Aruba.
Our "casita" was number 7 and it was in front of the swimming pool. The best beach in Aruba is just two minutes’ walk from the hotel.
We'll return soon !!!

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 August 2014

My husband and I took our grown kids and our son-n-law for a 'family' vacation. When we arrived we were greeted by an awesome staff, the 2-bedroom casista was beautiful & clean and the grounds were like being on our own 'Little Island' on the Island. We loved the peace & quite in the evenings and if we wanted a night out on the town we were just a few minutes walk to a lot of great places to eat, drink and have fun. We are already planning our trip for next year (w/o the grown kids) and will be staying again at the Boardwalk.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 August 2014

We just returned home from our first visit to the Boardwalk Hotel Aruba and we loved it!
We were a family of 10 staying in two separate casitas/houses - one that accommodated 6 and another for 4. And we had a wonderful vacation.

The Boardwalk is very close to Palm Beach and easy to find by car. The hotel itself is really nice and feels like a small paradise away from the busy high rise hotels. Whilst we were there they were doing some landscaping and cleaning the tall palm trees. So you know they care about their hotel.

The casitas are spacious, extremely well decorated, comfortable and have all the amenities you would expect at home like fully equipped kitchen, tv, large rooms, large bathrooms, hairdryers etc - except that you'll be in a Caribbean paradise! They are cleaned every day (except on Sundays) and the staff are extremely friendly and kind.
We had an issue with one of our hairdryers on one night and we had someone in to fix it not even 24 hours later.
The individual BBQs in each casita are really cool and make for a fun family experience. Nothing like sitting outside in our own private patio and having a bbq! Go buy your choice of meat and veg and a bbq set at the many supermarkets around and be sure you'll have a great time.

There were at least 3 friendly cats roaming around and they love popping in for a visit when you're doing your BBQ outside. They are very friendly and you can pet them but they won't bother you much.

You have free wifi throughout the hotel (two wifi networks - a pool one and a garden one). They work really well and the network only gets a bit slower at night when everyone is back to their casitas.

The reception staff are only available from 9 to 5 which might bother some people but we had no issues with it. When they're available they were helpful, super friendly and gave us great tips for restaurants and places to see.

The pool is a bit small and only has roughly 7 lounge chairs and a corner sitting area that you can use. But the beaches in Aruba are so wonderful that I doubt that you'll spend a lot of time in the pool. The hotel asks for a deposit but you can pick up free towels and snorkeling gear to take to the beach - trust me, it's worth it!

In Aruba you need to have a car to move around since it's easier so you have a huge choice of restaurants and places to see near the Boardwalk. If you want to walk all the restaurants are ~20 minutes away but you need to walk near the beach through the hotels since there are no sidewalks near the main road.

Regarding parking when the hotel is full you might have some issues getting a parking space inside the hotel itself but it's a question of luck and timing.

If we are ever back to Aruba our family will be certainly returning to the Boardwalk!

Room Tip: If you are with someone with mobility problems ask for casita number 8 which has no stairs and has m...
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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 August 2014

The Boardwalk Hotel was absolutely perfect. The rooms and grounds are beautiful, and the staff is incredibly friendly. They are happy to offer advice for restaurants and activities, and their recommendations were great. They made our trip to Aruba very special. We can't wait to go back again!

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 August 2014

We just returned home from our fourth visit to the Boardwalk Hotel Aruba. Each visit just gets better!! All of the casitas have been remodeled and are beautifully appointed with lovely and comfortable furnishings. The staff and owners are the kindest most helpful you could hope to find. We are counting the days until we can return!!
The Boardwalk is just steps off the "main drag", which provides privacy, quiet and comfort, but close enough to walk to the beautiful beach, restaurants, shopping and nighttime activities. The addition of Treasure Chests in each room gave us some new ideas for places to go and hidden treasures to search out.
We were very comfortable in our room, the casitas were well appointed and always clean! We shopped and prepared many of our meals and some picnic lunches in our casita. We also ventured out to some new restaurants and got some great recommendations from Kimberly and Stephanie.
The only possible down side of this vacation......we had to come home!! Can't wait until we can return to the Boardwalk!!

Room Tip: We travel with another couple, so select a two bedroom casita. Can't think there are any "...
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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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 On the Beach Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#2 Romantic Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#5 Business Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
Price Range: £180 - £387 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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