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MVC Eagle Beach
Certificate of Excellence
South Florida
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Charming little hotel...”
Reviewed 6 August 2014

I just got back home from a 5 night stay at MVC on Eagle Beach (first time there but 8th time in Aruba) and I absolutely loved it. It's small, quiet, cozy, charming and has a very intimate feel to it that larger, busier hotels don't have. The beach is less than 100 feet away and it's just a 5-10 minute walk in either direction to some of the busier resorts such as La Cabana & The Divi Divi/Alhambra. My room (206) was slightly on the small side but was very clean and comfortable. Housekeeping was exceptional as well as the entire staff, especially Christy in reception who was always ready to assist and answer any questions. The Tulip restaurant was outstanding as well...Delicious cuisine and top notch service from the wait staff, although one waitress barely spoke a word of English which made ordering a little difficult. I'd suggest making the breakfast buffet a little more adequate by perhaps adding a hot item such as scrambled eggs or French toast. My only complaint is that I wish the the hotel had a larger pool (it's basically a kiddie pool) as well as a larger deck area with beach chairs. There's an open-air area in front of the gazebo that has about 10 small tables & chairs that's going to waste. During my five days there I didn't see a single person sit at any of those tables. They should remove half of those unused tables and put about 10 or so beach chairs out there. Just a suggestion. Another thing I liked about MVC is the fact that they don't nickel & dime you. WiFi is free as well as use of the computer & internet in the small bar area. Overall it was a great experience and I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone who prefers a quiet, low key vacation experience. I'll definitely be going back there when I can.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled solo
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7 Thank Zombo
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AMBRManager, Manager at MVC Eagle Beach, responded to this review, 18 August 2014
Hi thank your for your review and also for your suggestions. We will definitely take them into consideration. We are happy that our staff made your stay a very great one!
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2014

My wife and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary in Aruba and stayed at MVC Eagle Beach from 19 July through 23 July. It was a very nice property, and one of the best values on Aruba. The location is great, on a quiet stretch of Eagle Beach, with lounge chairs and palapas available directly across from the hotel. There is a large parking lot available in the rear of the property, and taxis and buses stop directly in front of the hotel if you would like to travel in that manner. The room was scrupulously clean, scrubbed from top to bottom daily by a very conscientious housekeeping staff. The office staff is also excellent, and went out of their way to help us with calling taxis, verifying reservations, and even staying very late one night to receive our suitcase which arrived on a delayed flight from Miami. I can't say enough about the people at MVC - fantastic!

Just a couple of small demerits, however. First, the water temperature and pressure. I know that MVC is a green property, and that Aruba is an island, but the "cold" water was no cooler than lukewarm - in fact, I showered using only "cold" water - and the water pressure in the shower was somewhat lacking. Secondly, we were inexplicably without washcloths for a couple of days, and had to make do with hand towels. Not a deal breaker, of course, but strange nonetheless. Finally, and most importantly, be aware that prices you may be quoted from certain third-party websites may not include the mandatory Aruba hotel tax of 20+%, so check the fine print carefully when comparing costs.

At any rate, I highly recommend MVC Eagle Beach for couples looking for a quiet, inexpensive hotel stay directly on Eagle Beach with a very attentive and hospitable staff.

Room Tip: Rooms on the second floor have a better view of the beach and ocean, specifically rooms 200-205.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 Thank Dan E
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AMBRManager, Manager at MVC Eagle Beach, responded to this review, 18 August 2014
Hi we want to wish you a happy anniversary and want to thank you for taking the time to write about the MVC Eagle Beach. Indeed our hotel is a quiet hotel and we have very attentive and hospitable staff. This is also what makes our hotel unique/
We want to apologies for the inconveniences regarding the water and also the washcloths. Our staff will be waiting for your next visit, come back soon!
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2014

The room is comfortable and clean. The most beautiful beach in Aruba - Eagle Beach - is just across the street. If you don't like the mess in Palm Beach, it is the perfect place to stay: it is quiet and beautiful. The people working at the hotel are very kind and help the guests with everything we need, specially Christy and Nicole at the Reservation Department and Barry, Kevin, Dayana, Diana and Theo at the restaurant. We just loved our stay at the MVC Eagle Beach Hotel and, when we come back to Aruba, we'll be at this hotel again ! Thank you for your hospitality and congratulations for the excellent service !

Room Tip: Rooms on the second floor have the most beautiful view of Eagle Beach.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 Thank Diego541
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AMBRManager, Manager at MVC Eagle Beach, responded to this review, 18 August 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are happy that you had a fantastic trip and that you liked our staff. Please come back soon!
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Albuquerque, NM
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136 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2014

We loved everything about our stay at the MVC Eagle Beach. If we had to find ANY negative at all it would have to be that the breakfast buffet did not live up to our hopes... but it would most likely be good for others. We got a room on the 2nd floor. Spiral staircase was not that difficult, only had to carry the luggage up and down it one time each way. The view of the ocean from our room was wonderful. The bed was comfortable, the pitcher in the mini fridge was awesome - we always had cold water when we got back to the room. The shower took some getting used to so we didn't get water all over the floor, but we finally got the hang of it. Sink basin was large, great for both of us brushing our teeth at the same time. The toilet took some getting used to, not because of the dual flush system but because no matter how we flushed it, the TP never went down. All of the staff on the property had superb customer service and truly seemed to care. Never had a problem with noise or parking, both were adequate. Pool is small but the world's pool is right across the street so didn't care how small the artificial pool was :) Breakfast consisted of OJ, coffee or milk; bread, cheese, ham, salami, hard boiled eggs, fresh cut fruit, yogurt and cereal. The last couple of days we were there we supplemented our breakfast with items purchased from the Super Foods. They also ran out of watermelon which was so very tasty. I can't state loud enough what a good value this hotel is. I would not hesitate in recommending it to anyone who asked me and would stay here again if we return. Value, Service, Location, Sleep Quality, Cleanliness... all 5 stars in my book.

Room Tip: Room 211 overlooked the water
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 Thank Midnitesun3
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AMBRManager, Manager at MVC Eagle Beach, responded to this review, 25 July 2014
Thank you very much for your time your took to write the review and for your recommendation. Also we appreciate that you have liked our service, cleanliness, location, quality at the MVC. We do our outmost best to make your vacation the best vacation. We hope we see you back soon.
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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2014

This place is not why you go to Aruba. After you have spent your money to fly there, you should at least expect some quality room to stay in. Spend a few extra dollars and go somehwere else. This place will not give you pleasant memories. It would probably rate as one of the worst motels in your area back home.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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4 Thank pennstfan
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AMBRManager, Manager at MVC Eagle Beach, responded to this review, 15 July 2014
Although we do not share your comments as we have recently renovated our hotel we're very sorry to hear your stay with us wasn't what you expected. We hope that despite the inconveniences, you still enjoyed your stay on Aruba.
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212 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2014

We don't really get the "Very Good" and "Excellent" ratings of this property. Perhaps it is the value formula or perhaps some are easily satisfied. The property IS less money than others in the area and to be honest, we have not visited other hotels in the area. There is nothing particularly wrong with the property, but there is little privacy and romance... the rooms are small and very close together. Neighbors are seen and heard unavoidably. The room was acceptably clean but certainly not sparkling. Condition of the floors, walls, and furnishings are ok, not much more (in our part of the US, this would be an $80 room). Much of the bathroom was homemade by the maintenance staff...the sink was cracked, plywood countertop, mismatched faucet handles, no way to open the shower door from inside, etc. Overall, this property is a two level motel...a step away from being converted to seasonal employee housing. The continental breakfast was initially nice, but we noticed things as the week wore on...the large pitcher of milk was topped off but never emptied and cleaned so the milk smelled and probably was sour...same for the fruit bowl. The pool is useless for anyone over the age of four. Checkout time is 10 AM !!! (most flights out are in the afternoon). And...the beach out front is surrounded by the largest public parking at Eagle Beach...the noise from car radios is deafening nightly.

So here it is...If you can only afford this, consider a less expensive island. If you can spend maybe 20% more, look elsewhere. But if you do decide to stay here, I hope this helps prepare you for what to expect. The island is beautiful and good food abounds. Christy (manager) will do her best to assist you and you probably won't spend too much time in the room anyway.

Room Tip: Second floor less noisy, probably cooler...the best rooms have distant and partially obstructed ocea...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 Thank travelmansam
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AMBRManager, Manager at MVC Eagle Beach, responded to this review, 15 July 2014
We're very sorry to hear your stay with us wasn't what you expected. Our hotel has been recently renovated and our staff received training constantly to provide the best service, however we do take your comments seriously and are addressed to the person in charge. The beaches in Aruba are public beaches, nevertheless Eagle Beach is one of the most beautiful beach in the Caribbean. We hope that despite the inconveniences, you still enjoyed your stay on Aruba.
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Greenfield Center, New York, Usa
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2014

We loved this hotel. Perfect location. Beach across the street. The staff was very nice. Grocery store is walking distance. The hotel down the street (La Cabana) has shops, dunkin donuts and a pizza place that you can go to. You can catch the bus downtown to the cruise dock area. The hotel was very cozy. We felt like we were at a family's house. So if you want a cozy, friendly place to stay, this is the place for you. Also, be on the lookout for the Iguana the catches sun on the roof for The Tulip :)

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank superfunm0m
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Property: MVC Eagle Beach
Address: J.E. Irausquin Boulevard 240, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
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Region: Caribbean > Aruba > Palm - Eagle Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#7 Romantic Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#16 Family Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — MVC Eagle Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Friendly staff, clean, affordable, cozy and most importantly; located just across the most beautiful beach of Aruba ‘Eagle Beach’ – welcome to the MVC Eagle Beach Aruba. This charming and quaint little hotel offers you value for money, friendly hospitality, tranquility, basic yet tastefully decorated rooms and an excellent beach escape in beautiful Aruba. ... more   less 
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