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Boardwalk Hotel Aruba
3.0 of 5 Boutique Hotel   |   Bakval 20, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba   |  
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Antwerp, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“BEST PLACE TO STAY ON ARUBA”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

I just came back form a relaxing holiday in Aruba where we stayed at the Boardwalk hotel. Beeing a hotelmanager myself I can truely say Boardwalk is quit a unique hotel on Aruba. In contrast with the high rise hotels at Palm Beacht this small boutique hotel is just what you're looking for if you want something different. Having your own casita with luxurious bathroom, kitchen and outdoor terrace, gives you the opportunity to organize a BBQ away from the crowded beach. If you do feel like going out for dinner, there is pleanty just a minute away. This small oasis is Arubas best kept secret. The casita we had was spacious, clean and easy to cool due to a very good AC system but above all charming. Just what we were looking for. I definitly come back next year.

Room Tip: My personal preference is a casita close to the pool.
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  • Stayed May 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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KimberlyRooijakkers, Manager at Boardwalk Hotel Aruba, responded to this review, July 8, 2013
Dear Christophe Ysewyn,

Thank you for your super review! We are flattered by your comments, they are a true morale boost for our entire team!

Many sunny greetings from Aruba
Kimberly Rooijakkers
Hotel Manager
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Antwerp, Antwerpen, Belgium
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

We stayed for 12 nights in the Boardwalk Hotel and wanted to stay even longer...
The room, the beautiful garden and pool, the friendly and professional staff, cute Lola (the hotel dog), the other guests, ... Everything was amazing!
We will be coming back to the Boardwalk!

Room Tip: We had the Studio-casita! One of the smaller rooms but perfectly located near the pool and with a re...
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  • Stayed May 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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KimberlyRooijakkers, Manager at Boardwalk Hotel Aruba, responded to this review, July 8, 2013
Dear Sam Peeters,

Thank you for your kind review! We look forward to have you stay with us again, hopefully you can stay even longer! :)

Sunny greetings
Kimberly Rooijakkers
Hotel Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

So , here is a list of why you should stay at Boardwalk when visiting Aruba. The location is perfect for independent travelers, 5 minutes drive to a full grocery store that even stocks fresh organic herbs, walk across the street to see an ocean sunset. Boardwalk is quiet, private, peaceful and relaxing. The amazingly helpful staff have such great suggestions for dining and places to snorkel. Our room at the Boardwalk had a comfy king size bed and a nice large shower!! We also had a lovely shaded garden patio table for alfresco dining. Boardwalk certainly made our Aruba vacation perfect!

  • Stayed May 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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KimberlyRooijakkers, Manager at Boardwalk Hotel Aruba, responded to this review, July 8, 2013
Dear MarkAsheville,

Thank you for an amazing list of great points and for taking the time to review our little oasis!

Hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon.

Kind regards,
Kimberly Rooijakkers
Hotel Manager
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Houston, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

I recently stayed at the Boardwalk Hotel in Aruba. We were staying at the Westin hotel for 4 nights and we had extended our stay for a few more nights. Before we moved we decided to go and take a look at the Boardwalk before we made the decision to check out and I am so glad we did. I work for a hotel company therefore I do have high expectations in general due to the nature of my business. The Boardwalk was nice, quiet, peaceful and relaxing. The larger hotels are just to busy and there are alot of people in general and I want to relax and not be fighting for a spot on the beach. There is a beach located directly across the road from the property. It is the last property on the island that sits across from where all of the wind surfers are. There are plenty of restaurants nearby that you can walk to. I walked to a really nice small bistro just up the road for the best breakfast one morning. And we also had a lot of fun at the Mambo beach our last day of our trip. The best part of the Boardwalk I believe was getting into the small pool that was just the perfect temp and the cats also made it so homey. AND they have really good wine that you can purchase as well. So do buy your wine here at the Boardwalk the other restaurants are not storing the wine correctly therefore most of the wine we had was bad. Cant wait to go bak to the Boardwalk! The rooms are lovely large and perfect!!

Room Tip: We stayed in the front of the property in Casita 2....it was very roomy and we loved sitting out on...
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  • Stayed April 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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KimberlyRooijakkers, Manager at Boardwalk Hotel Aruba, responded to this review, July 8, 2013
Dear Mary H,

Wow! Many thanks for your lovely review!! Really glad you enjoyed your casita, its patio, the pool and our location!

We look forward to your next stay already!

Warm greetings
Stephanie Rooijakkers
Hotel Manager
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Zwolle, The Netherlands
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

The staff was really friendly, and it was very close to the beach, restaurants, and shopping malls. The rooms were very clean which made my girlfriend very happy. Aruba is a very safe destination which can be different in other Caribbean islands. This hotel is great value for money. We already booked our next stay.

  • Stayed May 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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KimberlyRooijakkers, Manager at Boardwalk Hotel Aruba, responded to this review, July 8, 2013
Dear Joost R,

Thank you for your short but sweet review. Look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Kindest regards
Stephanie
Hotel Manager
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Oshawa, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

My wife and I decided to not do the all inclusive this trip and we were very pleased. Aside from feeling like you are always in a crowd, lining up for breakfast or trying to get the dinner reservation you want, you felt like you were at home at the Boardwalk. We rented a car for 10 days, went to all of the beaches of Aruba (eagle beach is amazing), dined out if we wanted to or had our own bbq dinner with fresh steak, shrimp, corn on the cob and amazing baked potato! The place is very laid back (except for the guy who complained about my amazing music) and very CLEAN! We would definitely return however we plan to go to bonair next so hopefully we will find a place similar to Boardwalk! Thanks Stephanie!

Room Tip: We had casita #7 which was right in front of the pool. Casita #11 is very nice as well as all of th...
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  • Stayed April 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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KimberlyRooijakkers, Manager at Boardwalk Hotel Aruba, responded to this review, July 8, 2013
Dear Bob M,

Thank you for your lovely review! Hopefully we will get another chance to look after you again the next time. But Bonaire is wonderful as well!

Warmest regards,
Stephanie
Hotel Manager
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Clarksville, Maryland
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

We chose the Boardwalk for our first trip to Aruba. It is a delightful small hotel that is like more like staying at a cottage in a tropical garden. It is just across the street from the crowds and construction going on in the high-rise hotel district that is Palm Beach, but feels like a world away. Our 1BR unit with kitchen was spacious and comfortable, and our hosts Stephanie and Alice (Kimberly was on holiday) could not have been more helpful. From fantastic restaurant recommendations to the loan of a cooler, chairs, and snorkeling equipment for the beach, to the reminder to get to the airport in time to get through US customs - they were truly top-notch. Definitely rent a car - while you can walk across the street to the beach - we much preferred prettier & quieter beaches that were short drive away but too far to walk. Same for restaurants. We also enjoyed doing a little exploration in the interior of the island. It's fun to get lost driving on back roads in Aruba!

Room Tip: We liked Unit 23. Upper floor with patio overlooking pool, but bedroom in the back overlooking a qu...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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KimberlyRooijakkers, Manager at Boardwalk Hotel Aruba, responded to this review, July 8, 2013
Dear Decoy_13,

Thank you so much for leaving such a top-notch review on TripAdvisor! We are super happy you had such an amazing stay with us and already look forward to your next!

Many greetings!
Stephanie
Hotel Manager
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Address: Bakval 20, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
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Location: Caribbean > Aruba > Palm - Eagle Beach
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#1 Family Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#2 Romantic Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#6 Business Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Boardwalk Hotel Aruba 3*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The boutique-style Boardwalk Small Hotel offers 14 spacious casitas spread out in the peaceful gardens of a historic coconut plantation, just steps from popular Palm Beach. All 14 casitas are tastefully decorated in fresh Caribbean colors and feature a large living room, fully equipped kitchen, modern bathroom, separate bedroom(s), private patio equipped with your own hammock and BBQ grill, TV, full air conditioning and free WIFI. Daily breakfast service is available. Other perks and privileges include daily housekeeping services, complimentary beach towels, beach chairs, cool box and snorkel gear. The owners of the hotel, fun twin sisters, offer concierge services and excellent recommendations, providing you with the local scoop. The boutique-style Boardwalk Small Hotel with palm-fringed gardens and cozy swimming pool offers the ultimate setting for a relaxing and romantic vacation in Aruba. Couples of all ages as well as young families will truly enjoy this hidden gem in Palm Beach, Aruba. ... more   less 
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