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Playa Linda Beach Resort
3.5 of 5 Resort   |   J.E. Irausquin Boulevard 87, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba   |  
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Toronto, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
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“Perfect vacation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

For one week my family had a wonderful vacation. The Playa Linda is a family friendly resort with a competant and friendly staff. The grounds, pools and units are very well cared for. If you want a perfect vacation this is the place to stay!
Close to the resort are restaurants and shopping and the beach is absolutely pristine.

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  • Stayed November 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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  • Rooms
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Lebanon, New Hampshire
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

We spent a week on Druif beach then a week at Playa Linda on Palm Beach. This beach is louder with more going on. If you are looking for tranquility don't stay up on Palm Beach! But having said that we loved our room at the Playa Linda. 509 has a double sized balcony so we lounged and read and soaked up the sun away from the crowds.

Room Tip: Owe were on the "inside" closer to the pool. I would look for an outside room next time to...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Roswell, Georgia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

I have been coming to PLBR for over 10 years with my family and this was the 3rd year that my husband and I have come together. This resort keeps getting better. With recent unit renovations, property upgrades and restaurant changes, this resort never gets old. It's like coming home every year-- regardless of time of year, staff remembers you, the beach is always lovely and relaxation/decompression abounds. Even if you stay outside of your regular 'week', people are always friendly & welcoming.
Room renovations were just upgrading & modernization but great to see. The way the property is built, every unit has a view of something nice to look at AND the bedrooms do not line up with your neighbor-- no crying babies in the middle of the night, night owl neighbors coming home or anything else that you can hear.
New additions include a beach restaurant on the western side of the property, Carlito's Beach Bar (where the bocce courts used to be), a new grill on the eastern side of the property- Scotts Brats (TRY IT!! you won't be disappointed!) and beach waitstaff from 12-6. There is also a Carlito's bar annex near the convenience shop in the lobby.
As the title of the review states, we will only stop coming when this property closes. We won't stay anywhere else in Aruba.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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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palm harbor
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

This place is great,we had a 2 bedroom 2 bath suite on the 4th floor with a full kitchen and a large balcony.We had a great view of the beach and the pool.we would go there again.( Warning ) Stay away from the Le Petit Cafe i had steak and lobster and it was so salted down that you could not taste the flavor of the food,

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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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Lake Ronkonkoma, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Have been going to PlayaLinda Beach Resort for more than 20 years! This is a time-share property, but units (studios, one bedroom and two bedroom units, as well as three bedroom townhouses, all on the beach) are available for rent through the PlayaLinda Beach Resort bulletin website: www.playalinda.com
The staff is VERY friendly and helpful ... having been there so many years, I am treated like an returning friend ... as is everyone!
First, this island is so safe ... it is not a poverty-driven island ... a single woman can feel safe returning from casinos late without problems. The beach is wonderful, especially at PlayaLinda, and the units are very well maintained. I stay in a one bedroom overlooking the Caribbean ... beautiful sunsets from my balcony!
The one bedroom unit has a fullly equipped kitchen with serving equipment for five people. The living room has a daybed (very comfortable) and a sleeper sofa. The bedroom has a queen-sized bed. You can walk to everything from PlayaLinda which is located on Palm Beach, between the Hyatt and Holiday Inn hotels. There are at least five casinos in walking distance, tons of great places to eat and a mall for shopping.
PlayaLinda has a a number of eating facilities on premises: Azzurro's - a beautiful open-air restaurant (once used for the World Poker Championship), three beach places for burgers, wings, etc., a new facility on the beach - Scott's Brats - just opened and doing a great breakfast/lunch business, and Dunkin'Donuts and Baskin Robins. Staying for three weeks, I had no use or need to drive ... This is a GREAT PLACE!!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 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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Los Angeles, California
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8 hotel reviews
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

We bought here the same year we bought La Cabana. Playa Linda is in the hi-rise hotel section of town. It is really in the thick of everything but you would never know it once you get into the resort. They definitely have the least crowded beach on Palm Beach. The rooms are smaller (2 burner stoves in the studio) but it is quaint. Normally you have great customer service. We had the exception this year. They have one of the most comfortable beds out of all the resorts. Suites were recently renovated. This a great place to stay if this is your first trip to Aruba.

Oh they have Aqua Fit- Aqua Zumba!

Room Tip: If you like to sleep late do not get a room facing the pool. Pool workout classes have loud music.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

I have been to Aruba 8 times and this is my first time staying at the Playa Linda. Check in was relatively fast and my room was ready about 1 hours early. I rented a 2 bedroom/2 bath unit which has huge balcony and a smaller one off the MBR. Views from everywhere which was a nice touch! The room was clean, housekeeping everyday, bed was super comfortable, plenty of storage. The cons: small elevators, little cramped in kitchen area. The beach was beautiful! Downside is getting up at 6 am on vacation to reserve a "chickie", I was NOT happy about that. By the way, no rental fee for chickies. Food & bar was reasonably priced, had drinks 2 for 1 happy hour early in the day, didn't have to wait till 4 pm like other resorts and they are only $ 8. Ate on the beach from the azurro restaurant, delish panninis. Had a computer area downstairs in lobby and I wanted to print out my boarding passes but was told to go to internet cafe across the street to print them out because printers weren't working. Didn't appreciate that. All in all definitely a nice stay...

  • Stayed October 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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Additional Information about Playa Linda Beach Resort

Address: J.E. Irausquin Boulevard 87, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
Location: Caribbean > Aruba > Palm - Eagle Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#3 Spa Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#4 Romantic Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Playa Linda Beach Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 214
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Playa Linda Beach Resort offers you all of the unspoiled pleasures of tropical island vacationing at it's best. Situated directly on World renowned white sand Palm Beach one of Aruba's finest and overlooking six miles of breathtaking Caribbean coastline. You'll especially enjoy the resort's swimming pool featuring a lovely waterfall and lush, tropical landscaping. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Playa Linda Beach Hotel Palm/Eagle Beach
Hotel Playa Linda Beach
Playa Linda Aruba
Playa Linda Beach Resort Aruba/Palm - Eagle Beach

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