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“Our Stay at Divi Dutch Village” 4 of 5 stars
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Divi Village Golf and Beach Resort
3.5 of 5 Resort   |   Juancho E. Irausquin Blvd 93, Oranjestad, Aruba   |  
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Ranked #5 of 9 hotels in Oranjestad
Newburyport, Massachusetts
1 review
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“Our Stay at Divi Dutch Village”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

We booked the Divi Dutch Village because it was affordable and NOT all inclusive which allowed us to dine at anywhere on the island and not be forced to eat mainly at Divi restaurants. This turned out to be a great move because we found food undesirable at the Divi Tamarijn next door. The full course meal at the Red Parrott was especially disappointing with cafeteria quality food. The beef tenderloin was served with brown gravy, are you kidding me? Caesar salad with given with obviously bottled dressing served in a dish.

We’d read some negative reviews of Divi Dutch unfortunately not until after booking vacation reporting hotel dated and lack of maintenance. We found this to be true. We were expecting to be disappointed and resigned ourselves to make the best of our stay. However, we found our room very clean and were very pleased with the accommodations. Room was small studio with comfortable king bed, couch, and small kitchen with medium refrigerator, gas stove, convection microwave oven and small kitchen table. We were thrilled with the location being on the third floor with balcony facing the beach. We had view of the water over the 2 floor Tamarijn buildings in front of us on the beach. We were only a short walk, about 70 yards, to the beach, right next to pool and small bar which served breakfast and lunch. If you decide to stay here, I’d recommend room #138 where we stayed or other close to it. The only drawback to our room was that it was in building at end of Divi Village furthest away from activities at the Tamirijn. Any other rooms at Divi Village either do not have water view from third floor because the building does not face the beach. We saw some other Divi Dutch buildings that did face the beach but were a bit further away from the beach so not sure you would have a water view even from the third floor. Another advantage to our room at Divi Village with the small kitchen and refrigerator was there was small supermarket within walking distance across the street we could buy alcohol and food so we didn’t always have to eat out or buy drinks from the bar.

Do not confuse the negative comments about hotel being dated and lack of maintenance to mean the hotel being run down. It definitely is not. The hotel, rooms, and grounds are in good shape but not great shape like that of a 5 star hotel. If you are someone who may be bothered by something that may need maintenance or occasional area that looks like it could use coat of paint, then you should not stay here. For example, one of the wooden tables to a palatta by our pool was drooping because it simply needed a hammer and nail to reinforce. This was eventually taken care of a few days during our stay.

Other items to mention: there is no lobby for the Divi Village. You must check in/out at the Divi Golf resort. We did not find this to be a problem since there is always a cart shuttle to there or any other Divi resort. However, if you have any need to interact with the lobby you must call by phone or take shuttle there. Also, no elevators at Divi Village, so you must climb stairs if on upper floors. Wasn’t a problem for us though. There are no activities specifically at the Divi Village. However, you can use activities and any amenities like pools at any of the other Divi resorts a short shuttle or even a walk away. If you need towels for the beach or pool, ask anyone where to get the “green towels”.

In summary, Divi Dutch gives you best bang for your buck and you should enjoy your stay. We would stay here again ourselves.

Some restaurants to recommend if you’ve never been to Aruba:
Windows on Aruba at Divi Golf resort. Great food and view of golf course.
Chalet Suisse. Great German food.
Gianni’s Ristorante Italiano. Italian food was the best.
Aqua Grill. Great seafood, but a bit expensive.

Other tips: Great shopping downtown Oranjestad but recommend going in the morning or later in the day when cooler. High rise area great for restaurants, shopping, casinos, and bars.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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Notre-Dame-du-Nord, Quebec, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

This was an amazing Resort and was also our First trip ever! and now we have been to other place I'm having a hard time to TOP this one! We didnt care if we were not directly on the beach as the staff with the golf carts brought us to where we needed to go all the time. our room was clean and was over our expectations with full kitchen and awsher and dryer. Love the food all the buffets were wonderful The Red Parrot was great! Love that you can change it up and use the 3 connecting resorts :) close to the casino
Beach was AMAZING!!! beatuful waters and quiet area.
LOVED IT!!! and will go back
this was FEB 2012

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Caracas, Distrito Federal, Venezuela
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

In this trip to Aruba we used a timeshare trade. Divi Golf is a nice place to stay in the low rise area. Very nice looking, equiped with full kitchen (well stocked with pots and pans), fridge, dishwasher, washer and dryer --- but no all inclusive.

Very near to the beach, with two amazing pools (the infinity pool it's the best, but the main building one has restaurants around so it's practical)

However, Divi is a complex that includes other hotels and resorts with restaurants, gym, spa, tennis court, etc. You can move from one Divi to another using free shuttles from the complex. Also, you can go to Alhambra's casino using the shuttles, wich has a mini mall with convenient stores and restaurants like Fussion, Ginger, Subway, Little Ceasar Pizza, Dunkin Donuts, etc.

If you want to go to high rise or Paseo Herencia, you can take a cab for just $9 each way.

The room was clean and we were provided with fresh towels each day (some timeshares don't do this), and the staff is friendly and helpful.

The only down note it's the pricey wifi... we had to pay $35 for just 4 days! And was not the fastest in the world, may I say :(

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cleveland, Ohio
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

The suite we were assigned was not up to par. Refrigerator and dishwasher were corroded. Tile floors needed deep cleaning throughout. Bathrooms were very small with moldy shower tile. Furniture was badly scuffed. Staff Was FABULOUS! Especially Vanessa at the concierge desk.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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windham
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

I had read much about this property and yes I was a bit leary. Check in was a breeze, cab from airport knew just where to take us. After a very short check in we were taken to our ready room within 20 minutes, by shuttle. The room was large, cool and equiped with a full kitchen. The market was only a short walk away so shopping for our breakfast and lunch supplies was easy!
The beach was a 2 minute walk from our door and we never had a problem finding a palatta to spend our day at the beach. We had no problem at all with Divi having a taxi at our door within 10 mins. and the courtesy shuttle was just as prompt. Housekeeping was daily and perfect. This was our ninth visit to this beautiful island and we have stayed at other places, but this, I think, will be our home away for years to come! If you are looking for a 5 star hotel that would be the place to stay in your room while in Aruba, this is not it. If you come to this wonderful island to enjoy and the time in your room is for sleeping and a shower, you can't go wrong with the Divi Dutch. Not enough space here to tell you all the good about this resort and what restaurants are the best but just be sure that if you want the most bang for your buck... you can't go wrong here.

Room Tip: We stayed in bldg 13 and were closest walk to market. ( no paying for a cab!)
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kansas City, Missouri
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

We just returned from a week in Aruba (4/6/13 - 4/13/13) and stayed at the Divi Golf and Beach Resort. We had a one bedroom suite that overlooked the Infiniti pool. It's across the street from the beach which at first we thought would be a pain, but it was a pleasant short walk to the gorgeous beach. As everyone says don't worry about the weather forecast, it called for rain but we stayed a week and it was 88 and sunny every day - it didn't rain once. Weather was gorgeous every day! We loved the Divi and plan to go back!!! Great resort!!

Room Tip: We requested a room overlooking the Infiniti pool and had our own private balcony and hot tub.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fergus, ON
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

We just returned from a one week stay at the Divi Village - April 6 to 13-13. I was a little apprehensive about going due to some of the reviews posted but we had a fabulous time. We were advised to stay here vs the other Divi's on the beach as the Links has a one bedroom room which was great with kids! In summary this is what we liked best about our trip. The rooms were big, clean and updated. We did not have any issues with mold. We were on the the third floor RM 3220.
1. Great room & well kept resort! We didn't mind waking to the beach which took about 5 mins. There are shuttles available but we found it faster to walk.
2. The food at MULLIGAN's was FANTASTIC!!!!!!! We tried some of the other retaurants but we ate here probably 60% of our meals.
3. The staff was quite friendly. THe only issue we had is the resort is a time share. We found that the bartenders felt that we were hassling them when we asked for a drink
4. The resort was not too busy.Never an issue to get a spot at the beach or at the pool at the Divi's on the beach. It was a little harder to get a chair at the big family pool (with slide) at the Divi
5. THe only real issue I had is that housekeeping only comes once during the week. I tried to get it done daily but it was without success. They only brought new towels on a daily basis.

My kids both 8 &10 also had a great time! Give the DIVI a try!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Divi Village Golf and Beach Resort

Address: Juancho E. Irausquin Blvd 93, Oranjestad, Aruba
Location: Caribbean > Aruba > Oranjestad
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Oranjestad
#4 Family Hotel in Oranjestad
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Oranjestad
#5 Romantic Hotel in Oranjestad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Divi Village Golf and Beach Resort 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This beautiful all-suite resort offers guests over-sized studio, one- and two-bedroom suites with fully equipped kitchens perfect for both couples and families. Amenities include 9-hole golf course and clubhouse, 3 freshwater swimming pools, tennis courts, water sports center, 3 restaurants, fitness center, and complimentary transportation to the Alhambra Casino. A wide, white sand beach is just steps across the street. An all inclusive program is available sharing amenities with the neighboring Divi Resorts. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Divi Village Golf And Beach Hotel Oranjestad
Divi Village Hotel And Beach
Divi Village Resort And Beach
Divi Village Aruba
Divi Village Golf And Beach Resort Aruba/Oranjestad

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