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“Excellent Family Vacation location in Aruba”
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba

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VicEdee
New York City
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92 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Excellent Family Vacation location in Aruba”
Reviewed 28 May 2014 for a stay in March 2014

we stayed in a 2-bedroom "villa" (guest suite) that we rented on-line from a timeshare owner, with NO problems.

Check-in was too long a wait, because they didn't have enought help (or experience) at the front desk.

Room itself was very large, beautiful and well-equipped. Decent view of pool courtyard/ multiple balconies was nice. Large, modern kitchen -well equipped. Ice machine at ground floor only was a negative. Large master bathroom, and separate jacuzzi in Master Bedroom. Only negative was the pull-out sofabed in 2nd bedroom was NOT very comfortable - kids had to alternate "suffering" nights on this.

Property was very "low-key" atmosphere, which was fine. The crowd (esepcially families) was next door at the Surf Club. There is almost nothing to do evenings / at night (actually throughout Aruba). The property itself also seemed a bit "tired" and in need of an update ("sprucing up"?)

Staff was VERY very friendly and accommodating, for everything we asked.

We rented a car - near rhe airport, which we HIGHLY recommend, because Hotel's parking is FREE and very convenient, and it gives you access to entire island.

My wife and I (in our 50's) and our 2 college-age children) had a wonderful week of rest and relaxation and FAMILY-time, as wellas MANY sports/activities that we also pursued.
(water-skiing, sunset cruise, parasailing, horseback riding, snorkelling, ATV tour, etc., etc.)

The hotel pool area was very nice (make sure to locate and try the "hidden" upper-level hot tub/jacuzzi) and easy to get a chair/chaise....
However, the hotel beach was very annoying (needed to reserve a "pod" ridiculously early, so we didn't bother) the crowd out there was very "competetive about their space. We just waitied until late afternoon to take a spot. And the beach was NOT the best location to enjoy, anyway (very bland and generic - OTHER beaches throughout Aruba were spectacular)

Many excellent restaurants throughout Aruba, but NOT at this hotel/complex.
The on-site Champions Sports Bar restaurant, was mostly empty of people, and very average / generic in quality. Don't bother with this place.

Overall, a very positive experience, and we are planning to return again maybe next year!

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Liked best: Location and low-key atmosphere
Liked least: amenities were very limited. pool/beachfront bare-restaurant under construction
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Rouge_13
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Marvelous simply marvelous”
Reviewed 28 May 2014 for a stay in March 2014

We had a wonderful suite that overlooked the ocean and all the activities. The rooms were exquisite and the service was a "10".So many great restaurants within easy walking and a fireworks show twice in one week. From the beaches to the night ambiance our vacation was a wonderful, restful and convenient journey. Basked most days in the Lazy River or the Serenity Pool sipping Mojitos, reading and relaxing. I highly recommend this facility!

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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