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“perfect ny's eve getaway...” 5 of 5 stars
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Le Chateau Aruba
Julianastraat # 14 | Mon Plaisir, Oranjestad, Aruba   |  
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BK
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“perfect ny's eve getaway...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2010

Le Chateau is located on the corner of a residential block in downtown Orangestad. Ten minutes away from the airport, a 5 min walk to the Renaissance Hotel and other downtown shops and places to eat AND the beach is right across the street! Fred, the owner, was a wonderful host! The apartment was clean, spacious, and offered a nice sized kitchen with pots, pans, plates, and utensils. Le Chateau is a beautifully built residence that has a quaint and charming outdoor space perfect for lounging and enjoying the sweet breeze that flows through the island while munching on a big bowl of cereal :)

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Edmonton, Canada
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2008

My husband and I stayed at the Le Chateau Villa in Aruba in February 2008, one week in the Junior suite and one week in a deluxe suite with a separate bedroom. We were very happy with our accomodations and thought that we received excellent value - the suites were roomy, clean and the one bedroom suite was beautifully designed, furnished and airy! We didn't even turn our air conditioning on once!The Junior suite was perfect for the two of us and fit our budget limits. The proprietor is an excellent host and will provide any information required on sight seeing or restaurants. We will definitely go back next year! We specifically didn't want to stay in the hotel zone at a 5 star hotel on the beach because we love to cook ourselves especially the wonderful fish that is available at the local markets! And the 5 star hotels are very expensive!Then when we do go out for dinner, its very special for us! I can't wait for next year, loved staying at le chateau,
Also, le chateau is very centrally located to shopping and some excellent restaurants and very safe as the building is surrounded by a fence with locked gates. Recommend renting a car to get to the fantastic beaches and giving you the freedom to sightsee the whole wonderful island!

Almost forgot, the water in Aruba is wonderful, you can drink it safe from the tap!!

  • Liked — Location, full kitchen and cost fit our budget
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Vegas
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2008

Wouldn't recommend this place to anyone. I have never seen such a dirty place in all my life. Paint missing from the walls, not to mention unfinished areas. Bathroom and kitchen infested with roaches. Air conditioning always shutting off. Pictures of what was supposed to be in our room was not there when we arrived. No beach or access for miles! Caught owner steeling our mail and signing for it.

  • Liked — Absolutly nothing
  • Disliked — Stealing, and the roaches!
  • Stayed October 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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LeChateauOceanVilla, owner at Le Chateau Aruba, responded to this review, January 20, 2010
We take pride in our property, has been hosting many wonderful and happy clients and will continue to do so, Our place is dedicated to clients who are looking for a quiet and joyful atmosphere, unfortunately in rare occasion we refuse to continue hosting clients who don’t respect other clients peace and comfort,
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Marshall, WI
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2008

We have stayed at Le Chateau for 5 years now in the Junior Suite.
We love it. We are seasoned vacationers and do not like the hub- bub of the resort areas. It is quiet and peaceful. Fred, the owner, has become a great friend to us and always welcomes us with open arms. The place is clean and in a great location in Oranjestad near restaurants and shopping. I also like the security of the place. (Guests have a key to the front gate.) We look forward to
seeing Fred every Christmas and ringing in the New Year with him! It is fun to meet the other guests from year to year and we feel like we take home more great memories with every stay.
Donnita & Steve Lazers
Wisconsin

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — There is not a pool
  • Stayed December 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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South Dakota
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2007

I wish I would have read other reviews before staying. The pictures are very decieving. You are not on the beach! The grand suite was what we booked. Planned on staying at least six months. Two weeks later and we are moving to a much nicer part of town with a pool and closer to beaches for half the price. Walls were dirty and not finished being painted. Not as clean as I would have liked it. Air conditioning always shuts off. Cable TV is fuzzy. Internet connection is so week, we constantly had to reboot our computers. No hot water!! We had no view of any ocean. We could look out to the street behind. You are more than 20 yards to the ocean, and the beach that allows swimming, that is in walking distance belongs to a resort that we don't have access to unless you use the towels that the owner has, that resemble the resorts. You are in walking distance to the shops. Thats the only positive we have for staying here. We didn't like having to ask permission to do laundry. I wouldn't feel safe walking the area at night. You do have a locked gate around the rooms though. I would recommend looking for other places to stay. There are great places for great prices. This is not one of them!

South Dakota

  • Liked — Walking distance to shops.
  • Disliked — Not as described!
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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California
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2007

We loved our stay at Lechateau because the place has a lot to offer; proximity to the airport, downtown, marina, shops and park to name a few. The idea of being on vacation with the comfort of living at home appeals to us and Lechateua has that to offer. We found our apartment tastefully and comfortably furnished with a full kitchen. And since we do not want to be prisoners of restaurants everytime, this worked for us very well. We felt safe at the place. We walked around from our apartment to downtown, park, shops, clubs and museums. Watching the sunset on the shore every afternoon was very enjoyable. The owner was accommodating and went out of his way to make our stay more comfortable. We'll be back next year.

Stayed February 2007
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Plymouth, Indiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2006

Just returned from LeChateau. It was just as expected. Very nice, large apt. very accessable to downtown. Fred is a wonderful proprietor. He lives on the top floor, which is also for rent. Anything we needed, he saw we had it. He even loaned us his Weber grill. Just know it doesn't have a pool or beach access. The beach across the street isn't swimable. If you want beaches, you'll need a car. We had a car for the week so this was no problem. I'm sure this place isn't for a lot of people. This is for you if you want to cook and have space and feel like you actually live on the island. There isn't any daily maid service. I even changed our own sheets but then I don't like having someone in our room every day anyways. Furnishing could use updating but weren't bad. The shower is wonderful.

  • Stayed March 2006
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Le Chateau Aruba

Address: Julianastraat # 14 | Mon Plaisir, Oranjestad, Aruba
Location: Caribbean > Aruba > Oranjestad
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 17 Specialty Lodging in Oranjestad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The only boutique hotel in down town Oranjestad in Arubauniquely located in down town Oranjestad, Two blocks from the Renaissance Resort, Twenty yards off the ocean and with in walking distance of the surf side Beach and vibrant center of Oranjestad, the restaurants, casinos, night clubs, shops and all exciting down town attractions and less than ten minutes drive from the air port, Specious two rooms suites fully air-conditioned with full kitchen And all luxury amenities. ... more   less 
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