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Marriott Aruba Resort & Stellaris Casino
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   L.G. Smith Boulevard 101, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba   |  
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Toronto, Canada
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“Great Hotel in Aruba”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

We planned a trip to Aruba from New York, as we were visiting there to see relatives we decided to make a 4 day break and get some sun at the beach. Unfortunately, hurricane Sandy was beginning to form and affected the weather in Aruba with a small amount of rain and cloudy overcast sky everyday we were there. Well cannot really complain, as there has been a lot of damage done by Sandy, and we were very fortunate to not be severely impacted by the storm.The beach is gorgeous and there is enough space between the palapas to give everyone some privacy. Walked down the beach, and you will realise that the Marriott has a nice quite stretch compared to the others along the way. The food at the beach served at the Marriott was very good, we had the Grouper fish sandwich and fish tacos on different days and it was fresh, tasty and I would not hesitate to eat there every time for lunch. The hotel is very clean, the rooms are large and the cleaning staff are excellent. We were booked for a garden view, but as a Marriottt member they upgraded us to a pool partial oceanview when checking in and we were completely satisfied with the room and soft bed to sleep on. The sushi bar has great tasting sushi, we went there for a snack after playing at the casino. No smoking restriction at the casino, so when you come out you will have to take a shower to get the smoky smell out. The breakfast buffet is standard Marriott fare that is served everywhere, nothing really unique. The front desk and concierge was very helpful in making reservations for dinner at off site restaurant. Highly recommend Amazonia (Brazilian Steakhouse) and Aqua Grill (Seafood), but avoid Le Petit Cafe unless you want lousy food and bad service. The only issue I have was with the doorman, who seem to think that if you were not asking for a cab and only taking the shuttle to the Marriott Timeshare area that you are not worthy of being greeted the same as others were who were asking for a cab. Just a reminder to this individual, who was a elderly gentleman, that you cannot judge an individual by the way they look and should not assume that they are not worthy of the same service as others, shame on you. Anyways it was a great hotel in Aruba, so do not hesitate to stay here.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Lisse, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

This is a great hotel, we had a big room with sea view, it was just like an appartment so big, great bathroom, lovely bed and a very large balcony. The room was perfectly clean and the people in Aruba are very nice and warm. We felt immediately welcome.
The breakfast is very good, fresh and a lot of choise.
At our last day, after checking out, we could use a room for showering and storage our suitcases, as we left in the evening. This was for free. ;-)

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Birmingham Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

My husband and I spent 7 nights at the Marriott Stellaris back in September and really enjoyed ourselves. The resort itself is beautiful, the flowers, wildlife, waterfalls-it made for a very pleasant stay. The resort staff was outstanding. The front desk did their best to upgrade us after we were put in a room that didn't quite fit the "ocean view" standard that we were expecting when we booked. They moved us to a room with one of the best views at the hotel! It was amazing! Here is a list of the pros and cons we encountered on our trip.

Pros:
-The grounds are well kept at all times. All of the pools are well maintained and clean, and the landscaping is truly beautiful. The iguanas were quite entertaining as well!
-The staff at all of the bars were friendly and made the experience a lot of fun.
-The cleaning staff were wonderful. Our room was spotless when we would return from the beach each day. They really went the extra mile!
-We ate at all of the restaurants onsite and we didn't have a bad meal the entire time we were there. They are ALL expensive, but we expected that going in. We rented a car so we had a few cheaper meals outside of the resort.
-The casino was not crowded during the time we were there. It was bigger than I expected and they had a live band that played on certain nights, which was fun. Drink service was top notch at the tables! They would bring another drink before you finished the one you had. They were not as attentive at the slot machines, but that's any casino.
-We had no problem getting a palapa. We would go the day before at 4pm and were able to choose which one we wanted. The line was never long, but that could be the time of year we were there.
-We never heard any noise from the construction going on at the new Ritz Carlton. This was a concern after reading several reviews.

Cons:
-The beach was very pretty, however the water was a little dirty.
-The food is VERY expensive everywhere you go-but it is good.
-Depending on the side you stay on, you will be harassed by the Marriott TIme Share sales people every time you get on the elevator. They were terribly annoying.

Overall, this is a great place to stay. We really enjoyed ourselves! I would recommend it to anyone and I hope we get to return soon!

Room Tip: Request a room with a view of 7 mile beach. These are the best rooms!
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Oh my god, what a vacation. my wife & i had a most wonderful holiday at the marriott stellarios. everyone was WONDERFUL. weather was good, food GREAT, and most of all all the the staff were wonderful. . our room was cleaned to perfection every day.our cleaning lady was ursurla, she was super. very accomidating ! went to dinner at ruth chris where the food was excellent, the lobby bar was top shelf. WOw ! the ladies, sandra, alex, jana were all outstanding. hard workers, great attitudes, always smiling, very accomidating at all times. my wife & i would highly recomend the marriott in aruba to anyone who reads this review. thanku all for making our vacation first. class.

. we will be back,

mike & sally

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

I have been to several hotels in aruba and i must say that the marriott stelaris is one of the best in aruba. The beach is beautiful and since it is on the far side of the beach strip it is not as crowded. Service, location and food were superb. The sunday brunch is incredible, one of the best ive ever had

Room Tip: Garden view room has pretty much the same view as the other rooms
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Just returned from a week vacation at the Marriott and have nothing but accolades for this hotel. The service from check-in to check-out was outstanding. The hotel is extremely clean, nicely landscaped and a great value.

The only negative is the lack of wireless in the guest rooms (but this is supposely being currently updated to allow wi-fi in the guestrooms in the near future). Also, the Marriott was without any Internet service on one day, and we were advised that the entire island was without Internet service on another day so it was impossible to log-in and print boarding passes for depature the day before the departure.

The food and drink is somewhat pricey but it seems to be that way throughout Aruba since they need to import just about everything. I can say, that notwithstanding the price, we were satisfied with the quality of food.

Room Tip: All the rooms have decent viewa and balconies but the higher you are, the better your view of the se...
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  • Stayed November 2012, 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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Monroe Township, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

Presently, this hotel is the last hotel at the end of high rise district of Palm Beach. This is allows you to feel like you are away from all of the busyness of the high rise district. It also means that you needed to walk a distance to get off the property. It neighboring hotels are the other 2 Marriots. This is a place mostly for adults.... although there are some children. More services are available for children at the other Marriots. Everyone could not do enough for us.... they are always smiling and friendly. This is a place mostly for adults.... although there are some children. More services are available for children at the other Marriots. Everyone could not do enough for us.... they are always smiling and friendly.

The negative aspect of this hotel was the mushiness of the sand in the water... If you are squirmy - bring water shoes.

Room Tip: Ocean front at the higher levels.... you probably don't need to pay the extra money for the Trad...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Address: L.G. Smith Boulevard 101, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
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Location: Caribbean > Aruba > Palm - Eagle Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#1 Casino Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
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Hotel Class:4 star — Marriott Aruba Resort & Stellaris Casino 4*
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