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“Beach heaven!” 5 of 5 stars
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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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Providence, Rhode Island
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Beach heaven!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

We stayed here for a week in a Lanai suite. It's just a walk down from the beach and convenient location to shops and restaurants. It felt like home, there wasn't an overload of people staying there like at The Westin or a big commercial shopping center in the lobby.

We could always find space in the pool, hot tub and beach.
The kitchen was big and we put it to good use, we had 2 bathrooms and the master had it's own. I liked the layout of the building everything is accessible, we had 3 entrances, did no waiting in lobbies for elevators and there were many exits to the parking lot. The only thing this place lacks is better towels which isn't that bad, it could be worse like the musty smell at The Westin. Playa Linda had a washer/dryer and a very busy aerobics schedule. I did Zumba, pool aerobics and Pilates, all great classes but bring you own towel to Pilates. The cleaning staff was great and friendly. We stayed at The Westin the last day and their really is no comparison!

Room Tip: Ask about which side you're on to get the shortest walk to beach and best views.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Monroe Twp., NJ
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

First time at Playa Linda and we will definately return! Stayed in a 1 bedroom which was very clean and comfortable. The regular timeshare owners could not be any nicer. Always willing to give us tips on how to book our room for next year. The beach bar is the best on the Island! All the girls make you feel so welcome when you arrive. Myla is the absolute best - miss her already! Sassy you will be hearing from me. I would definately recommend this resort to anyone. We stayed at the Hyatt last year and there is no comparison - Playa Linda is so much more fun and at half the cost. The hotel staff could not be nicer and more helpful. The only problem is trying to get a chickie - I am on vacation and getting up at 6 am is absolutely crazy, they should find a solution to this problem! But thats the only thing to complain about .

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Middleton, Massachusetts
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

I just returned from a week in Aruba at Playa Linda. It is a very nice, clean and well kept hotel/timeshare unit. All was great (beach, room, location etc). The only thing that needs work is the people who have been going there for years because they own timeshare there. To say the "owners" are less than friendly is an understatement. All of the people who work there are fantastic and the location is second to none. If the people who think they own the place were a little nicer and more courteous to us "renters" we might return for another visit. Overall the place is fantastic but some of the grouchy "regulars" need to realize that they don't have to ruin a renter's fun by being a jerk. Also, some of these "people" get up at 2AM and stake out their favorite "chickie hut" for the upcoming day. How ridiculous is it to be on vacation and get up at 2AM so you can have a "chickie" in the first row at the beach. We went to the pool every day and got a "chickie" at 8AM. I would recommend the place because it has so many positive features. Simply put, the longstanding timeshare owners "stink".

  • 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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Middletown, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Our second year as owners & you can't beat it. Everything about this place is absolutely wonderful. The room, the pool area, the beach all beautiful! The beach bar & the staff are incredible, friendly people who make you feel very welcomed. I would recommend the Playa Linda to everyone. Have to give Miss Myla at the beach bar a huge shout out!!! Excellent service & always with a smile :)

  • Stayed February 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
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7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

We stayed in a 2BR/2Bath oceanfront room in the playa linda during President's week. This was our first time staying in a timeshare unit (we found the unit on the playa linda website under Timeshares for rent). I was hesitant at first, thinking that it wouldn't have a "resort feel". I couldn't have been more wrong. The grounds and common areas are beautiful. our room was enormous with a huge oceanfront balcony. I would never have been able to afford a room like this at they hyatt (if one even exists!).

Playa linda is next store to the Hyatt and in the center of all the action (stores, bars, restaurants) across the street. I would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: all two bedrooms are oceanfront
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Windham, New Hampshire
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

Playa Linda is a great place for both couples and families. During our last visit to Aruba we stayed at two places: Marriott Surf Club and Playa Linda. The Playa Linda was quaint compared to the Marriott Surf Club. The rooms are clean but we did experience problems with musty odors coming from the vent in our first room. The front desk was very accommodating in finding a new room for us immediately. Overall I found everyone (guests and staff) extremely friendly and helpful. Their beach was awesome and we also loved their onsite restaurants and bar (great happy hour). You can't beat the location. It is within walking distance to all the Palm beach restaurants, shops, and cinema. If you have never stayed at the Playa Linda, I recommend giving it a try.

Room Tip: Recommend rooms that are not directly over the parking garage. The size of a studio unit is great f...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tipton, Michigan
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

I have been going to Aruba for thirty years and would not trade it for any other place. I also visit other places to try, but nothing like Aruba. The food , drinks, people, and weather are the best. I recommend to everyone and all feel the same way.We have many friends that we meet at the same time and place every year.Now my children and grand children are coming more and more. Thank God for Aruba and The Playa Linda Resort.Also to add the new Beach Bar and Azzuro Restaurant which makes my stay complete with the great staff at all places.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Also Known As:
Playa Linda Beach Hotel Palm/Eagle Beach
Playa Linda Beach Hotel
Hotel Playa Linda Beach
Playa Linda Aruba
Playa Linda Beach Resort Aruba/Palm - Eagle Beach
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 Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#6 Family Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Playa Linda Beach Resort 3.5*
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, Playa Linda offers you all the unspoiled pleasures of a tropical island, while providing you with all the luxuries of a 5-Star resort. You'll especially enjoy the resort's swimming pool featuring a lovely waterfall and lush, tropical landscaping. ... more   less 
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