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“Great Place for a Getaway” 4 of 5 stars
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Paradise Beach Villas
J.E. Irausquin Blvd, Oranjestad, Aruba   |  
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Staten Island
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Great Place for a Getaway”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Paradise Beach Villas delivered what it was supposed to. It was clean, had all the necessary room essentials, pools are really nice. The rooms are a bit outdated, but we were not there for the room, but the great ocean, 100 yards from the property. A few tips: If you are going to use the pools, GET UP EARLY and claim a Palappa(umbrella) and chairs by placing towels, etc. Same for the beach. If you do not do this, you will have absolutely no shade and it gets pretty hot. The chairs and Palappas are gone by 7 AM. The sunset view from the beach or balcony is something to see, and you can great some pretty pictures. Temperature is a constant 80 degrees, and the ocean was a bit chilly. Be prepared for the wind. This is the windiest island I have been on.

Room Tip: If you use the pool, get a ground floor so you can run out in the AM and claim a Palappa and chairs...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Denver, Colorado
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Great location halfway between Oranjestad and Palm Beach. Mostly ate in Oranjestad and shopped/gambled in Palm Beach. Renovated rooms are well appointed. Half our party of eight got renovated rooms (overlooking the parking lot) and half didn't (overlooking the pool). Full kitchen with all the pots, pans, plates, glasses, and utensils you need. Cooked out on the fully accessorized grills one night. Two pools and two hot tubs but they close at 9pm. Short walk across the street to the beach. Towels and lounge chairs provided. Franklin, the bar tender, will keep you in stitches. The downside is they continue to renovate rooms. The jack hammers started at 9am every weekday morning. If you are a night owl, like us, this was very annoying.

Room Tip: They are renovating so make sure you ask how close you will be to this.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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des moiones, ia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

I was worried about the rooms reading the reviews. Not to worry as far as I could see the remodels were complete. Our suite number 228 was great. Balcony looking out to the ocean, just had the traffic of the main road to deal with which was not bad at all. It seemed pedestrians were given the right of way so traffic was pretty slow. We had great room service every day.

The Tikki Bar was great Franklin and Rueben were great. The pools were awesome and we really had no problem getting chairs aroung the pool.

Check in and out went great. Thanks to all of the staff who I believe were great.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Berwick, Maine
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

The room was great I loved the fully appliance kitchen and multiple fans. The room was also equipped with an additional humidifier which brought great pleasure.

Staff was pleasant and didn't bother us with anything.

Down sides: Hotel being renovated inside. Missing lighting fixtures, paint and rom numbers on doors. It was very unattractive. One of the pools was being refinished. I am not sure how it is done in the US but the people fixing the pool were torching the liner and it was a terrible smell that went on and off for the entire duration of our stay.

The beach had a limited number of chairs and they were all taken when we wanted to hang out.

Room Tip: If you want a chair on the beach go to a different resort.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

Paradise Beach Villa is looking a little tired these days, good news is they are slowly renovating the rooms and after renovation they are quite nice. Not sure I would stay here again though, this was our 2nd time and not as great an experience. Construction was going on on one pool which is understandable it has to be done but we were not informed when we booked that one pool was out of commission. Also the method of construction made it impossible to go out on our balcony because of the smell. Additionally the room we had had an air conditioning system on the roof and was very loud.

Room Tip: Don't stay on the 4th floor.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Oxford, NJ
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

The ratings that are bad say that its because there is mold, or its wet or, that the jacuzzi tub is annoying. I went to the members meeting and they said that they are in the process of removing all the jacuzzis. also there problem of moisture and mold is that it gets humid with the a/c so they install dehumidifiers in the rooms. This is good since there is no water collecting on the walls and since the a/c can run without the moisture problem it is to cold for mold to grow in a non wet environment. I do believe that there was a review that said the beds were not comfy too; so I will tell you that i believe that most if not all rooms got a bed update. So it seems that Paradise Beach Villas has listened to the complaints and worked to improve the hotel.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

We very much enjoyed our stay at PBV. The staff was friendly, the grounds, pool and beach area were well maintained. The unit was a bit dated in decor, but clean and equipped for preparing breakfast and lunches. We dined out for dinner at various restaurants every night. If you are used to a soft bed, be prepared for a very firm mattress. The poolside cafe was good, reasonable, and convenient. We didn't dine at Carabas which is on site.

It is always windy in Aruba, so sometimes the beach is not so comfortable with sand whipping around. The beaches and water are beautiful though and took many nice swims in the ocean. The beach at PBV is very quiet and we usually were able to get a palapa. Baby Beach is worth the drive, bus ride, or tour stop. It is a gorgeous beach!

We spent quite a bit on taxis before we realized that the bus service is so convenient and much cheaper. Because PBV isn't around a lot of restaurants, we often went to the high rise area or into town for dinner.

Took a jeep tour to the wild side of the island. Stopped at the California Lighthouse, bat caves, natural bridge, gold mine ruins, and baby beach. It is amazing how different the other side is!

The weather was hot and dry, except for 2 one minute downpours one day. If clouds roll in, they are blown away by the wind very quickly.

Room Tip: We were on the second floor 2 bedroom which had a view of the pool and beach. I think the studios d...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Paradise Beach Villas

Address: J.E. Irausquin Blvd, Oranjestad, Aruba
Location: Caribbean > Aruba > Oranjestad
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 18 Specialty Lodging in Oranjestad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 7
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