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Coral Reef Beach Villa and Apartments

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Savaneta 344 A, Savaneta, Aruba
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Baltimore, Maryland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed here on our first visit to Aruba. We totally enjoyed it and plan to return again. Julie, Jett and Hans welcomed us and made us feel like family - the kind you really like to be with. They were very helpful and more than accommodating. I'll agree that if you want a 5 star Hilton... More 

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California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
12 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Other reviews indicate that many guests love this property so we went with high hopes. We knew upfront that this was no mega resort with luxurious amenities and were OK with that. The concept of a small "resort" with personal interaction and a laid back style appealed to our sense of adventure. Unfortunately for us, it was a huge disappointment.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This no frills resort located in the southern part if Saveneta far exceeded our expectation. We were on a holiday with 5 our family members including 4 adults and 2 toddlers. We were greeted by friendly and hospital host as soon as we came in. We booked the 2 bedroom suite with a lanai equipped with a stove, small dining... More 

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manchester
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94 reviews 94 reviews
27 hotel reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Don't expect the usual marble reception areas, neatly uniformed staff, perfectly regimented rooms. This is more based upon the novel Robinson Crusoe. No you won't be cast adrift, but if the idea of camaraderie, friendship, homely values in an area away from the crowds is what you prefer, then this place is for you. From the moment we walked round... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

If having a swimming pool, the best modern hotel room, and closeness to the main tourist locations are vital to you, look elsewhere. I just have to get that out of the way before stating how much I adored this place. I was looking for something affordable and on the beach. My expectations were exceeded in exciting fashion. As Lilia... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
10 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Coral Reef Beach Apartments was exactly what we were looking for, and expecting. It is located in Savaneta, a small fishing town, about as far as you can get from the high-rise all-inclusive hotels on the north end of the island. The owners, Julie & Peter and Jet & Hans were so pleasant and welcoming (check-in takes place at the... More 

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New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I adore Coral Reef. It is the pure definition of a perfect holiday resort in my eyes. If you are looking for a beautiful yet laid-back, warm, unpretentious place, where you can be at one with nature, steps away from the ocean, with no noise and no fuss, look no further. My husband and I love Aruba – we have... More 

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Gouda, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

amazing place to be!!! the people there are awesome! the view is ...(speechless) , you can snorkel direct from your appartement. there are nice places to eat around. It is a place where you can be who ever you are, and do what ever you want. if it is your honeymoon, or a business trip. everybody can find that wat... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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115 reviews 115 reviews
61 hotel reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We decided to stay away from the main hotels on Aruba - it just looked too touristy. We wanted to experience Aruba's authentic side. We made our booking online - it was all very simple and fast. A deposit was required to fulfill the res via paypal, and a full payment was require prior to arrival. All communications were concise... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

We arrived and it was too far for the activities we wanted to do in downtown, Eagle Beach, Palm Beach and Divi Beach. I wanted to switch hotels the staff was so kind in letting us do so, I want to thank them so much, and also Hans and his wife for driving us to the new hotel that night.... More 

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