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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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Silver Spring, Maryland
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“Just go...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Just got back from a trip with my wife, and all I can say is "go". Everything about this place was fantastic. The second we arrived, without asking, we were upgraded to a suite, the food was very good, the service was phenomenal. Really some of the nicest people that we have encountered at any hotel, anywhere.

We are people who like to travel, and we usually will not go to the same place twice without trying something new, and by our third day, we had already planned our return trip here. Hopefully you have the same experience as we did.

  • Stayed March 2013, 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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AMBRManager, Manager at Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort, responded to this review, April 2, 2013
Thank you very much for your feedback and sharing your experiences. We’re happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. We're happy you choose us as your vacation destination and we could contribute to a memorable vacation which you decided to spent with us again! We will be waiting for you.
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Morristown, New Jersey, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

Quiet area of aruba with a pristine beach. 2 good restaurants located within seconds of walking, one on the beach one by the pool, Passions and Mangos. away from all the high rises the beach is minimally crowded during the day. theres a beach bar right there. its gorgeous. the hotel room was nice very clean, neat, many amenities in the kitchen. Could have used a bigger shower, more comfy bed, and bigger pool in the hotel, so those are the biggest complaints if you wanna call them that. Great service at the hotel. The concierge lady was fantastic and helped us plan a bunch of fun things. De Palm tours were really fun also, and run well, professional and fun.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Barsinghausen, Germany
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

We spent a weekend in March 2013 at the resort. The staff was really friendly and helpful. The room was nice and clean. The bed was truly comfortable The continental breakfast was basic, but definitely sufficient and satisfying for a quick and easy breakfast. The ocean is just across the street, which was certainly a plus.
The atmosphere was perfect, quiet and peaceful. We had a wonderful time and would definitely consider and recommend it for a future visit.

  • Stayed March 2013, 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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New York City, New York
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

First time going to Aruba, I must do my research!

We went during the first week of March. After i booked this hotel, i emailed the hotel to notify them that it was our first time in aruba and we are celebrating my boyfriend's birthday! i also made reservations at Passions directly from the hotel for his birthday day. Fast replies! They quickly respond and confirm the time and dates.

When we got to the hotel, we were a bit early for our check-in which was fine. We were offered drinks, have our luggage left at the reception while we went and had lunch across the street on the beach.

HOTEL:

A-M-A-Z-I-N-G STAFFS. Always answered our questions, help made reservations and great personalities!

Baby, we got an UPGRADE to a 1 bedroom suite located RIGHT outside of the pool, ground floor..just amazing. Great apartment, full kitchen, dining area, living room, bathroom and bedroom. Everything was CLEAN and modern. 1st night they came and delivered us a bottle of FREE wine!! 2 days later we had our room cleaned and the cleaning lady gave us ANOTHER FREE bottle of wine...say whaaaa?! YEP. Sold for a good tripadvisor review!

Location:

Amazzzing as well!! We went during high season so of course everything is usually a bit
pricey $ -ier than usual/low season of course. WHY I CHOSE THIS PLACE? 5 MINUTE WALK to the super food market. everything you need and of course we cooked. we were staying for 7 days/6 nights. we spent a little over $100 at the supermarket for both our meals for the entire trip. (we only went out 4 times for dinner/lunch). I just want to add that the supermarket had the MOST AMAZING ITALIAN BREAD..i swear they were ALLL FRESHLY MADE AND HOT like the aruba's sun. they go out so quickly and cost less than $1.00 (after the price convert.) NYC cost $3 bucks for cold bread. Bring a bookbag, tote or buy a shopping bag at the store to help you carry your groceries.

BUS - Right in front of the hotel going to downtown. comes very often cost $5 roundtrip. Who needs a car?!!

BEACH, BEACH, BEACH!!!

#1 reason why i choose this place. RIGHT in front of EAGLE BEACH. Less than 1 minute walk!! Right across!! The greatest beach in Aruba. CLEAN, CLEAR, no seaweed, no rocks no nothing. JUST SAND AND WATER. We literally went EVERY-DAY. Even if it was during the late afternoon, still felt like it was 1pm. We were thinking to stay at the HIGH RISE HOTELS but I would rather stay near a beach that i would want to go everyday and not having to travel to the beach.


*Honest part, I would give 5 stars/circle/pts, whatever but.....

- We wanted to go "uptown" the highrise section, there is "supposedly" a bus stop right outside across from the bus stop going downtown. But we waited for 15-30mins. No Bus...no vans no nothing. we ended walking a big further and had a "bus van" picking us up. I've seen other guests that waited at that bus stop as well but they ended up taking a taxi.

-There are specials throughout the weekday, everyday theres special activities or dinner specials. SOO Friday they have Scuba lessons for free by the hotel pool, i think run by Red Sail Sports? But we signed up for it right away Thursday to ensure we had a spot. I WAS EXCITED. First come, first serve. Friday 4pm comes, which is the meet up time...no one shows...15 mins later i called the front desk and they said they will call and call me back...so they called me back and said the guy is on his way and just mins late. Fine. Then we decided to hang at the pool while waiting for them and then 30mins later no one shows up. At that point we gave up.

I. was. not. happy.

I know one of the policy is that they need atleast 4 people to have the lesson, so when signing up , they asked for my size and feet size. So my bf thought that maybe there wasnt enough ppl. So i said if there wasnt enough people, the front desk shouldve told us and plus the equipments and gadgets are provided by the company that is holding the free scuba lesson. So they would need to ask how many people signed up and what size are they so they need to gather the stuff when getting to the hotel. Remember the front desk said the guy was on his way.

I know it is not the hotel fault since its not run by the hotel but yet the Red Sail Sports company.

Overall.................................Would return back to this hotel :)

  • Stayed March 2013, 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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AMBRManager, Manager at Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort, responded to this review, March 20, 2013
Thank you very much for your feedback and sharing your experiences. We're happy you choose us as your vacation destination and we’re even happier to hear you enjoyed your stay. Although not in our hands, we’re sorry you had to wait for the public transportation that never came and your free scuba lesson never showed up. But we’re happy we could contribute to a memorable vacation and birthday. We will be waiting to see you again soon and are more than happy to help you get your dive!
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Charlotte NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Chill started at check in with Juilio serving up rum punches and continued right through checkout. The place is clean & low key. Service was just right for us- Unobtrusive and friendly. Rooms are comfortable, furnishings were simple and functional. Pool and poolside bar uncrowded. Hotel provides lounges, cabanas and towels-- no need to rush. Unlike highrises, no pressure, no worries.
Crowd during our stay was mostly Dutch & European, late 20's to 60's-- couples and families. About 5 min drive from the "bar scene" for college crowd, 15 min drive to downtown, cruise ships and jewelry shops.
Hotel Restaurants - Mango- casual outdoor dining -reasonably priced breakfast buffet-- made to order eggs, fruit, juices, french toast, cheeses, yogurt, continental lunch and dinner. The best breakfast we had on the island. Passions at the sea- Romantic dinner on the beach, nice selection of seafood & continental dishes-- among the best food on the island. They also serve a nice light lunch on the beach or at the pool.
On premises coin laundry. Grocery 5 min walk for snacks /liquor. Happy hour on the ocean view deck in your room or at the bar overlooking pool and ocean. Rental car/ driving is manageable, free parking behind hotel. Free wireless internet. Adequate gym in hotel next door, $15/day or $40/ week. Glitz casino also in adjacent hotel.
Concierge was extremely helpful-- while many speak English, Myra spoke 3 languages while arranging dinners for us. We had a car which we really enjoyed, but major places are acessible by cab or bus. Myra will arrange anything from dinner to skydiving. There is a place to learn kitesurfing- which I plan to do next visit.
The beach was pristine clean white sand, just a few steps across a quiet road. Water was typical caribbean clear. Manor staff brought fruit & drinks to guests on the beach. All reasonably priced. Aruba beaches are all public, but hotel provides plenty of resources for guests. We felt safe and comfortable at all times.
Beds are standard euro fair, not in the US hotel "bed competition" but comfortable with summer weight comfortor and nice pillows. In the double room, 1 King in master, whirlpool tub, 2 singles in back room with walk in shower. Common area with table, kitchen. 1 TV in each BR and 1 in the common area. (I don't know if there was cable, we didn't turn em on.) Kitchen adequately equipped- coffee maker, blender, pots, dishes etc.
I'll be back. For the college break scene- high rises down the beach have more action. For a beach getaway, honeymoon, anniversary or time to enjoy family and friends, this is the place.

  • Stayed March 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wichita
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85 reviews 85 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Amazing week at Amsterdam Manor. Our 2 bedroom suite was well-appointed and very clean. We did have a few problems with our safe, but fixed immediately with a call to the office. Moyra the concierge stood out to us for her excellent recommendations and personal service. The entire staff was delightful. The location on Eagle Beach was perfect---we think that this beach IS the best on the island to stay. Although the hotel was full, it never seemed crowded. (Although the bar was crowded one happy hour for the Captain's "welcome".) We thought the pool was a fine size. This is a comfortable, relaxed place for all ages, but doesn't have the organized youngster activities as the all-inclusive/larger resorts. We weren't looking for action-- quite the opposite. Our favorite restaurant, Passions, had wonderful food both evenings and is the most romantic on-the-beach restaurant we found. We enjoyed a breakfast and a dinner at Mangoes, both very good. Staff everywhere were superb. Looking forward to our next visit.

  • Stayed March 2013, 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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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Stayed here with my girlfriend for 5 days, 4 nights in March 2013. Staff were very welcoming and I was delighted to hear that we were being upgraded from our initial choice of Standard room to the 2 Bedroom Suite with jacuzzi and outdoor patio. Great room overlooking the pool with ocean-side view. You have to cross a street to get to Eagle Beach but it wasn't an inconvenience at all. One bedroom was the master and the other had 2 double beds - seemed perfect for a family vacation. Had a fully stocked kitchenette with appliances, pots/pans, plates, etc...

Eagle Beach was amazing. Large and quiet, not too crowded. Finding a spot was never a hassle. Rooms were clean and spacious and they have wifi (though signal varied depending on location in the room). Location of the resort was not too far away from sights and downtown, though we cabbed it everywhere (there is a bus stop right outside for those that would want to use it, we saw many tourists using the bus). Large grocery store/market like 10 min walk away. There is also a small convenience store on the resort grounds.

The staff give very honest opinions about where to drink, eat, play. The resort has 2 bars: one on the beach and one overlooking the pool with daily and twice daily 2-for-1 happy hours respectively. No spa unfortunately. Every night there is dinner set up on the beach called Passions (you have to make reservations). The quiet, low-key atmosphere was perfect. Great experience, would definitely go again.

  • Stayed March 2013, 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
    • 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 Family Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#9 On the Beach 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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