We stayed at Sunset Beach Studios for three weeks in November 2013. It was wonderful to stay at a place where the staff and owners were friendly, helpful, and made us feel welcomed throughout our stay. The studio units would fall into the category of "value" accommodation and our rating is based on that premise (this is not the Ritz-Carlton... it's just down the road at ten times the price!). We stayed in Garden 3 and it was comfortable, clean, and equipped with the basics to cook some of our own meals when we chose to do so. The complex itself was nicely laid out with a small swimming pool and hot tub. The the covered seating area was a great place to relax in the shade and feel the Aruba breezes. The complex is nicely decorated with numerous trinkets and extensive vegetation. There are only 13 units and the Studio's clearly appeal to people who want a quiet relaxing vacation away from the crowds of the high rise area. A car is almost necessary, since the location is some distance away from restaurants and services. One opportunity for improvement would be to upgrade the grills and some of the kitchen appliances (toaster, frying pans, etc....), since they have clearly seen better days.
Overall, this was a great place to stay and we would have no hesitations to stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sunset Beach Studios combines Caribbean beauty and tranquility with Dutch hospitality and cleanliness. 10 studio style units and 1 Oceanview house (w/2, 3 or 4 bedrooms) are set around a flowering tropical garden with swimming pool and jacuzzi, each with its own patio area. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Sunset Beach Studios Hotel Malmok Beach
- Sunset Beach Studios Aruba/Malmok Beach