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Review of Buffam's Tropical Haven

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Buffam's Tropical Haven
Jersey City
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4 reviews
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“Wonderful Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2009

We stayed here for most of our first trip to Aruba. We loved our stay. Rick and Sherrie are great hosts and it was always fun recapping our activities with them. They shared great tips and live a short distance from Eagle Beach which was our favorite beach. Our stay was truly enjoyable.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank Kmas2006
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2009

First timers to the island and what a wonderful stay we had with Rick and Sherrie! We felt like family from the first day. All of our many questions answered even if it was the same question. Each day we had breakfast together (Sherrie's a great cook!) and coffee was always quick as soon as we sat down .Rick even got into our rental car and gave us a tour of the island so that we could relax and not worry about getting lost. All reservations were made for us, they new exactly who to call. By the end of the week we were calling Rick and Sheerie "mom and dad" because they would be waiting for us when we returned at night to talk about our many adventures in Aruba. I was sad when I had to say goodbye but cant wait to bring my children back next year.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank arubaMass
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Curacao
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2009

Living in Curacao and wanting a weekend getaway from our partners, a girlfriend and I (28/42 yr s) were looking for a place to stay but wanted to be out of the main touristy part of Aruba.
We were fortunate to find Buffams Tropical Haven on-line. So after reading the reviews we decided to go ahead and book.
We couldn't be happier in the choice that we made.
Rick and Sherrie undoubtedly made the break awesome, they go so far out of their way to make your stay relaxing and very enjoyable.
There really is no need to look any further when deciding where to stay when visiting Aruba this is the place!!!.. Great for all the family.. Being situated reasonable close to many amenities (including water park, restaurants,beaches.. it is just a perfect bit of paradise a real hidden gem!!
The rooms have every thing you may need for your vacation and are extremely clean and very comfortable.
It really is a Haven.. .The only down side from our point of view is that we did not stay longer .. but we will be back!!
Thank you Rick and Sherrie x From Rush and Laura xx
We will certainly be coming back to stay at Buffam's Tropical Haven!

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ne14abj
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Linn, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2009

The only negative we have to say is: we only had 8 days as guests of the Buffam's Tropical Haven. The accomodations were exceptional, their hospitality something to write home about and the service Sherrie and Rick provided far beyond any expectations. We felt like we stayed with family. We felt like we became part of their family the minute we entered the front gate. It was comfort at its finest at a price that was well within the enjoyment of any traveler. The location was within easy reach of any destination on the island. Sherrie & Rick, we were honored to be your guests for eight days. Should the opportunity arise for us to return to Aruba, Buffam's Tropical Haven will be our choice for accomodations. We will certainly extend this recommendation to anyone who is planning a trip to Paradise Island. I certainly can understand why so many former guests return to you.
Thanks for everything.
Dieter & Brenda Palmer

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank dieter-brenda
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Phoenix, AZ
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2009

Karin and I stayed with Rick & Sherrie Buffam at Buffam's Tropical Haven for our third visit. In our opinion, this is the best value in Aruba. Comfortable accommodations, very clean, extremely friendly hosts, and a great location 5 minutes from Eagle Beach make the Tropical Haven a real find. The only way you could feel more at home in Aruba would be to buy your own place. This is a quiet neighborhood setting far from the glitz of the high rise hotels where you get a real feel for Aruba. We recommend Tropical Haven for a totally relaxing visit to Aruba.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank expataua
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Seattle
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2009

We stayed at the Tropical Haven for 6 days in June of 2009 and found the place to be PERFECT!. Quiet and convienent to grocery shopping, hotels and beaches. With the complimentary breakfast thats included, and the hospitality Rick and Sherie offer, its the perfect place to unwind and relax , without the cost and crowds of a major hotel . Now that weve experienced first hand the Haven hospitality , we will always come back on our future visits. Rick and Sherie were great! It felt like we were staying with friends. I would highly recommend staying at the Tropical Haven. And did I mention that the beds were very cozy. We sleep like KIngs!

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank salsadog
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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33 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2009

3rd year in a row my husband and I stayed with Rick and Sherrie. We stayed with them both before and after our time share stay this year. I'm so glad we did. They seem to have a becan on their roof that only allows interesting fun guests. The conversations are lively, the bed devine, the shower relaxing and the breakfasts Sherrie makes are a bit of a religious experience. For a relaxing night don't forget the grocery stores are near by and the grill is next to the pool... you can vacation in Aruba on a budget and have a GREAT time!
Can't wait to email them with reservastions for my next visit!

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MP G
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Additional Information about Buffam's Tropical Haven

Property: Buffam's Tropical Haven
Address: Pos Abao 34, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
Region: Caribbean > Aruba > Palm - Eagle Beach
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Palm - Eagle Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tropical Haven is conveniently located near Aruba's finest beaches, shopping, casinos, supermarkets, golf courses, and restaurants. Close to the action yet far enough away to allow you to retreat to calm relaxation at the end of the day. Our apartments are situated in the residential area of Pos Abao, offering you an authentic Aruban experience. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Buffam`s Tropical Haven Hotel Palm/Eagle Beach
Buffam's Tropical Haven Aruba/Palm - Eagle Beach

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