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“Practically perfect in every way” 5 of 5 stars
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Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   J.E. Irausquin Blvd 252 | PO Box 1302, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba   |  
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Ranked #11 of 24 Hotels in Palm - Eagle Beach
Purcellville, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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“Practically perfect in every way”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

This was my and my husband's first trip to Aruba so we can't compare this experience to another, however we LOVED our stay at the Amsterdam. As others have said, we were greeted with a welcome drink, received an upgraded room, received a phone message that had come in prior to our arrival, and Napolean encouraging us to start our vacation right away while we waited for our room to be ready (a very short wait). The room was ideally located, but from walking around the hotel property, it appears that most of the rooms are in a great location as it is well designed so your room is close to everything. This is one of the reasons we wanted to stay in the low rise area. The beach is so close that it took no more than a minute or two to run back to the room for a cold drink when out on the beach (of course the bar is right on the beach also) Once inside our room it was very quiet. We slept so well which is a concern because we live on a farm and are used to very little noise at night. The second room we stayed in was closer to the road and a bit more traffic noise, but still pretty quiet. I had read in some reviews the bed were hard, but we found the bed very comfortable (we also switched rooms mid way through and both beds were great). The little patios off each room are great. The staff at the hotel was very friendly and very accomadating. We would most definately stay at this hotel again.

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  • Stayed December 2012, 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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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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69 reviews 69 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

We visited the Amsterdam Manor area of Eagle Beach in Dec 2012. Since the day started out rainy, we got a late start to the beach. We opted to take a taxi from the cruise port instead of the bus because of time.
We arrived at the beach at nearly 3pm. The chair wrangler charged us $15 per person for a chair. When I told him that was not the price I was quoted from the rep at the hotel, he got very aggressive and told us we were paying for a lot of services like a palm-umbrella and his personal security to watch our things. (Do you honestly think we ever saw him again???)
In a hurry to get into the water, the two reluctant husbands paid for 2 chairs each while my gal-pal and I ran into the water without looking back.
Husbands ordered a bucket of Amstel Bright for US$27. A BIG rip off. The 2nd order of beers didn't come with limes, which was one of the "bright" sides to the Amstel Bright. Not a good beer otherwise.
Our sweet waitress came by and gave us menus. It was difficult to order from her because her English was very limited. We ended up getting some nasty chicken nuggets and a good order of chicken wings. Now, the only reason we planted ourselves at this beach spot is because I had read a review of how good the wings were.
The water was cool but beautiful. The beach was clean, but we won't stop here again. It was our first time on Eagle Beach, we had been at Palm Beach in years past.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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AMBRManager, Manager at Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort, responded to this review, December 21, 2012
Thank you for sharing this information and telling us about the inconveniences you encountered. We’re very sorry to hear your experience wasn’t what you expected. The things you mentioned are addressed to the person in charge. We hope that unless the inconveniences, you still enjoyed your stay on Aruba.
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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

This is a hidden gem. We stayed at another low-rise hotel last year and it was sub-par but this one is amazing and affordable. Everyone is so helpful and friendly. We even received a free upgrade to a one bedroom suite when we arrived!!! We are bringing the family back in Sept 2013 and have decided we will be staying here again. It is within walking distance of a grocery store that has anything you need. The bus stops right out front. They have "theme" nights so if you are on a budget you can cook in your room and watch a live show or a film on the beach for FREE!!! This is night two for us and we are so glad we stayed here this time around...

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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East Brunswick, New Jersey
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

First time staying at the Amsterdam Manor in Aruba. Great all around first impressions of the place and the staff. Property and rooms are well designed and very clean with special attention to detail. Free wifi and 3 desk computers were great as we didn't anticipate the inconvenience of phoning home. Once we picked up a few things at the new Super Foods (less then 10 min walk) we were very comfortable just staying at the resort and enjoying the beach area. Food out at both restaurants there, as well as in the low rise area, were all good. We went snorkeling on the Divi tours (catamaran half day trip) and it was excellent. Special thanks to Napoleon for recommending and for helping us get around. Beautiful beach and wonderful resort accommodations equals best vacation ever for us! Would definitely love to return!

  • Stayed December 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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Billerica, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

This was our second year in a row at the Amsterdam Manor and we loved it. Awesome beach location, not too crowded so you can get a hut and beach chairs, nice beach bar for lunch and drinks (beach service most days,) great pool (especially for kids.) Nice restaurant, Mango's, on the property and you want to meet Stefan at the pool bar. Easily accessible by bus to downtown and the high-rise area. We like to return to the same place each year, so the Amsterdam Manor is definitelyour place.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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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romania
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

This is a long overdue review, I've been there in August this year :). I am a fussy traveller and I check a lot of options until I find the right one, and I am happy this hotel proved to be an excellent choice ! A very comfortable bed and I've enjoyed the i-phone dock. Starting with the room, a standard one, a little on the small size, but keep in mind we were 2 women with a lot of baggage. The small semi-private patio was a welcome respite for us, smokers :) The small kitchinette was a welcome addition, even if you eat at the hotel.
The staff was amazing, really knowledgeable and fun (especially Peter, the barman). The restaurant on the beach was great, and that’s another review. It was the best of both worlds, since the beach in front is perfect, not too crowded, has that intimate feeling that it’s only you, a lot of free chaise-longs and also a very convenient foam materasse, that you can also use as a floating device:). The bus in front of the hotel is a welcome adition when you are not in a hurry, otherwise the taxi is very convenient, it’s only 5 minutes until the high rise.

Thank you, guys for a perfect holiday !

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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Warszawa
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Lovely hotel is right across clean, wonderful Eagle Beach. Food and entertainment at the resort was very good as well.The staff is very friendly and helpful.It was nice and relaxing holidays. My first in Aruba but not last.

Anna from Poland

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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Address: J.E. Irausquin Blvd 252 | PO Box 1302, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
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Location: Caribbean > Aruba > Palm - Eagle Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Luxury Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#7 Romantic Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#9 Family Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#9 Top resorts Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 72
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
From the moment you arrive you'll feel the difference. Dutch colonial-style architecture and a Caribbean flair make the Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort a special place.....A small hideaway with the luxuries of a large resort, located on a premier beach, Eagle Beach. Warm, friendly personalized service, fine facilities and amenities create an unforgettable vacation. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Amsterdam Manor Beach Hotel Palm/Eagle Beach
Hotel Amsterdam Manor Beach
Amsterdam Manor Aruba
Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort Aruba/Palm - Eagle Beach

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