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Aruba Beach Resort

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Corner Queensland Ave & Surf Parade, Broadbeach, Queensland 4218, Australia (Formerly Breakfree Aruba Beach)
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Wanaka, Otago, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although Aruba is a little dated it is managed by a great couple who are very helpful. The pool gets the morning sun in June and is warm and the spa is great for the evening. The bus stop immediately outside and the tram stop one block away. On the edge of Broad Beach so everything accessible. Loved it.

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Brett S, Manager at Aruba Beach Resort, responded to this review

Hello Sharyn and thank you for your kind words about us and the resort in general. We would love to have you here again all the way from Wanaka and we know many of your fellow New Zealanders also typically enjoy their winter breaks here. More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Couldn't fault this place in anyway, the gardens and rooms well looked after & the nice swim in the warm water pool, the spa was the hottest most powerful I've been in. 4 minute walk to the beach and 2 minutes to the fabulous shops & restaurants, some good places for quality beers also helped towards the experience !!

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Brett S, Manager at Aruba Beach Resort, responded to this review

We really appreciate your comments about our resort. We do heat our pool and spa in winter to make the most of our great facilities all year round and it becomes quite refreshing in winter to be able to enjoy a comfortable swim. It sounds like you enjoyed the many cafes and bars that are so close to us and... More 

Anaheim, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The resort is nicely appointed and conveniently located to the centre of the food and entertainment district of broadbeach, as well as the beach itself. Perfect for an event such as the blues or other music festivals. There is the Oasis shopping mall also close by with a woolworths supermarket. There was some noise from adjoining rooms and the stairwell,... More 

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Brett S, Manager at Aruba Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thanks Tony for your review confirming the great location we have here. You mentioned the restaurants literally across the road and other venues like the Gold Coast Convention Centre only a 3 minute walk to the west and the fantastic beach a 4 minute walk to the east makes us the best location in Broadbeach. We are very happy you... More 

Coromandel, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Found it too be very dark and had to have the lights on during the day. Abit dated and needed some attention, burn marks on bench etc. The pool area was lovely and it was in an excellent location being very central.

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Brett S, Manager at Aruba Beach Resort, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your comments. We are happy you enjoyed the location, so close to the many cafes and restaurants and across the road from the Convention Centre. It really is one of the many positives about our resort. The back rooms can be a little dark on cloudy days, but our front rooms have a lovely easterly... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

We really enjoyed our stay at Aruba Beach Resort. We stayed in one of the studio rooms - it is small but suited our needs well However I missed having a balcony to sit and relax. It has a microwave, toaster, kettle and fridge so can have breakfast in the room - there is no sink, so have to wash... More 

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Brett S, Manager at Aruba Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay at Aruba Beach Resort and we are happy you really enjoyed yourselves. I see you stayed in our studio room. You might be surprised about how close the difference in price is in staying in a 1 bedroom unit that has a balcony and full kitchen, laundry and living area. Olga and myself really... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Was perfect unforgivable holiday. Nice clean air conditioned room, nice bedding, kitchen. Swimming pool has dissent size, hot pool, barbecue and everything just awesome. Just few minutes to the beach. Jupiter Casino on another side of the road

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Brett S, Manager at Aruba Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for a 5 STAR review. Our location is really important to people on holidays. When everything is just a matter of minutes away, it really makes it an easy decision on what to do, whether it be entertainment and shows, restaurants or cafes for you to experience. All you need is enough time to enjoy the... More 

australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I stayed here with my wife and newborn girl for a weekend and it was pleasant enough. The location is super close to Broadbeach shops and only 5 mins walk to the beach. The room was basic but comfortable. Perfect for crashing somewhere after a big night out.

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Brett S, Manager at Aruba Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and your comments clearly express why it it is more beneficial to book direct with us instead of booking through another avenue. We would of gladly put you in a ground floor room if we had known your situation. We know the questions to ask when guests book direct and we make sure this way that... More 

Hervey Bay, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Booked for two nights, as a solo traveller discovering the Gold Coast to relocate. Stayed in a 1 bedroom apartment which has an oven, stove, full sized fridge and the rest. Well set out rooms if you need a bit of space to spread out. Very clean too

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Brett S, Manager at Aruba Beach Resort, responded to this review

Hi Natalia...Thank you staying at our resort and it is great to hear that you were happy with our facilities. We are always working hard to ensure your stay with us is comfortable and we look forward to hosting you again should you decide to holiday on the Gold Coast again More 

Hamilton New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Great location. Short stroll to the beach and perfect location for the restaurants in the center of Broadbeach. The choice is yours. The pool is great with shaded seating for those 33 degree days. The property managers are friendly and very helpful. Book your theme park tickets or transfer to the airport - no worries. Our room was ok. It... More 

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Brett S, Manager at Aruba Beach Resort, responded to this review

Wow what a great review. Thanks Sheryl and we did enjoy having you here all the way from NZ. I think the secret is out with a lot of your fellow countrymen enjoying their holiday with us at Aruba Beach Resort as well. It is a long day of travel to get here for a lot of our guests and... More 

Perth, Australia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

My Partner and I were looking for somewhere cheap to stay end of Dec particularly New Years Eve period and this was it! We checked in and the room wasn't even made up so that was a let down first up. When it was done the room was clean, neat and tidy, little TV with Foxtel and had a clean... More 

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Brett S, Manager at Aruba Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of your stay with us and we have taken notice of your comments on the air conditioner and can confirm it is churning out lovely cool air again. We understand that some guests arrive earlier than the advertised check-in times and we will do everything to get you in to your room as early as... More 

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