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“Best beach and we like the quiet” 4 of 5 stars
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Paradise Beach Villas
J.E. Irausquin Blvd, Oranjestad, Aruba   |  
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Maine
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Best beach and we like the quiet”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013 via mobile

This is our second stay at PBV and we always enjoynthe no frills but comfortable atmosphere. A mature crowd, we dont miss the kids at all. Eagle Beach is the best and yes, get up early and claim your umbrella and chair. We never had a problem sharing. Dont bother to buy the $35 wifi upgrade as it doesnt work in your room. Save your money and use the free wifi. Reception is poor but then again, maybe it is time to unplug.

Stayed April 2013
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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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Minneapolis, MN
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

The reviews are quite accurate. We traded through Interval and requested a beach front room. We had a large 2 bedroom with a beautiful view of the beach/pool. That was important to us so we were quite happy. The room was spacious, clean, simple and included all we needed but not at all stylish or fancy. The beach is absolutely beautiful here, white sand, turquoise clear waters and quiet compared to the highrise area. We loved it! Yes, the regulars take the shade early. I would advocate for the managers to find way to ensure everyone has a chance over the week. We tended to be more active in the mornings so by the time we wanted the pool or beach chairs/cabanas were vacated. At the end of the week many had gone home so we were able to get a spot on the beach in the morning. Taking the bus or a cab was easy. If you are looking for simple, quiet beach time this is a good place to be!

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Duncansville, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

PBV is more of a retirement village than a beach vacation resort, but it is not a bad place to stay. Since most of the older people stay at the pool, there is pleanty of room on the beach. The view of the sunset is unobstructed, but don't plan on sitting on a loung chair on the beach to watch it as they lock the chairs up very early. The rooms are somewhat outdated, but they appear to be in the midst of remodleing the older rooms. The AC unit in our room was very noisy, but worked.
Our room was very damp and dark, but was clean. The desk staff was not very freindly, all businesss. The beach staff was however was very freindly. Bottom line, if you want a vacation without screaming kids and don't mind an older resort, give it a try!

Room Tip: ask for phase II, 3rd floor
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  • Stayed February 2013, 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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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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Denver, Colorado
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
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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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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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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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 #5 of 18 Specialty Lodging in Oranjestad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 7
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