We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Oceanfront Balcony is Sublime” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Casa Del Mar Beach Resort

We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this hotel, but we can search other options in Palm - Eagle Beach
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Casa Del Mar Beach Resort
Save
You added Casa Del Mar Beach Resort to your Saves list
L.G. Smith Boulevard 51-53, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba   |  
Hotel amenities
Moretown, Vermont
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Oceanfront Balcony is Sublime”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Situated at the end of the "low-rise" beachfront neighborhood, Casa Del Mar serves up exactly what sun-starved people crave: plenty of beautiful beaches, aqua water, breezes galore, and welcoming staff. Big, roomy condos provide plenty of space to spread out and relax, though only the "master suite" has ocean-front views (in ocean-front condos). The second bedrooms do not have exterior windows. A minor quibble, because how much time are you really going to spend inside. You are in Aruba!

Room Tip: Oceanfront condos are the way to go!
See more room tips
  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Bob_Curtis, General Manager at Casa Del Mar Beach Resort, responded to this review, April 14, 2014
Dear Snowyknoll,

First of all, I have to tell you that I love your profile name. Being from the northeast I love the sight of a field of fresh snow.

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay with us. I am glad that you were able to get away from the snowy knolls of Vermont and get your fix of the beaches, sun and breezes of the Caribbean. Our ocean-front units are steps away from the beach and to sit on your balcony and listen to the waves on the beach and watch the sun set is something everyone should experience.

We hope you return to Casa del Mar in the near future.

All the best,

Bob Curtis
General Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

260 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    153
    72
    24
    5
    6
See reviews for
111
60
4
Business
0
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (93)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Portland, Maine
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

A perennial favorite vacation destination. We fell in love with Casa del Mar on our first visit to Aruba 20 years ago and came back that same year and bought our timeshare at Ambassador. This is truly our home away from home and we can't wait to return each year.

Because CDM is located in the low rise area, it is much less congested and that is a big plus for us. The staff at CDM is friendly and welcoming; our timeshare is always spotless; and over the past several years there have been numerous improvements to make it even more comfortable...this year new bedding, furniture and drapes. As a bonus, we have one of the best casinos on the island (Alhambra) right in our back yard.

Over the years we have brought friends and family with us, and have recommended CDM to many people who also think this is a wonderful place to stay. If you are considering a trip to Aruba, I highly recommend Casa del Mar as your place to stay.

  • Stayed March 2014, 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Bob_Curtis, General Manager at Casa Del Mar Beach Resort, responded to this review, April 14, 2014
Dear SteveCarolMac,

Thanks for taking the time to write a review of your latest visit to Casa del Mar. I am glad that you consider Casa del Mar to be your home away from home; it is truly a special place. I think the time share resorts in this area offer the best value and vacation experience of any area in Aruba. The beach and water here are fabulous; more pristine and, as you state, less congested than other areas.

We look forward to welcoming you back for your 21st visit. Bring your friends and they will be hooked for life.

All the best,

Bob Curtis
General Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Casa del Mar has been our Home Away from Home for many years and we always have a great time there with the other guests! It has a great location near downtown, shopping, dining, beach, golf and casino. One of the island's best beaches is right there and one of the islands best casinos is too. Best of all, it has a wonderful staff that attends to guests from check-in to check-out. As a bonus, there is a car rental booth in the lobby so you can taxi from the airport and rent a car for less once you're settled. There are also several convenience shops off the lobby and nearby for most needs. Matthew's restaurant is top notch, but there are several other restaurant choices within east walking distance. All in all, Casa del Mar is a great choice for a Caribbean vacation!

Room Tip: The Presidential suites are 2-BR that sleep six and are on the beach. Ambassador rooms are 1-BR suit...
See more room tips
  • Stayed March 2014, 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Bob_Curtis, General Manager at Casa Del Mar Beach Resort, responded to this review, April 10, 2014
Dear Carl R,

Thanks for taking the time to write a review of your stay at the Casa del Mar Beach Resort. We love the fact that most of our guests are long-term visitors and feel such a love for the Resort. Our employees take the responsibility for providing our guests with an experience that improves year after year very seriously and take pride in keeping the Resort well maintained and beautiful.

I look forward to meeting you on your next visit to Aruba.

All the best,

Bob Curtis
General Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
MA
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Our stay was just as I expected after reading the reviews. This was our first stay at the Casa Del Mar. It was a timeshare exchange for us. The unit was very nice and comfortable,not so much for the living room furniture. Beds were very comfortable.We had a fabulous ocean view from our balcony.Morning breakfast outside is wonderful.What a nice change from the northeast weather.The beach is beautiful,great for long walks. The ocean is more calm as you walk north.Just a few bits of information. There is no dishwasher, this was a surprise. The housekeeping people will do your dishes.I am not one to leave dishes in the sink and I like the idea that hot water is cleaning my eating utensils, just me.You can find free wifi from Matthews and at the Aruba Beach Club on the terrace. I agree with another reviewer that the front desk staff were not very friendly. Maybe they need a refresher on the "one happy island" attitude. We would definitely return here someday.

  • Stayed March 2014, 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Bob_Curtis, General Manager at Casa Del Mar Beach Resort, responded to this review, April 8, 2014
Dear Stsdeb,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay with us. I am glad that you enjoyed your vacation and the reprieve from the weather in the Northeast. The Casa del Mar rooms are arguably the nicest in Aruba due to their size and the close proximity to the water. You are literally steps from the Caribbean and, as you mention, the beach is wonderfully pristine and uncrowded. I find that, due to the fact that the Resort has only 147 rooms, it is easy to have your private space in which to unwind. The shopping and restaurants at the Resort and neighboring casino and shopping mall add to the wonderful amenities available here.

We hope that you decide to return to Aruba and the Casa del Mar Beach Resort and look forward to welcoming you back.

Sincerely,

Bob Curtis
General Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Stamford, Connecticut
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

May favorite vacation spot!! I have been coming here for about 5 years straight now and i cannot say enough great things about it. This year we purchased a time share and I cannot wait until we can go back next year! Matthew's is one of the best restaurants on the island!

  • Stayed January 2014, 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 11
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Bob_Curtis, General Manager at Casa Del Mar Beach Resort, responded to this review, April 3, 2014
Dear GetRiehl,

Thank you for the wonderful review of Casa del Mar Beach Resort. I am glad that you enjoyed your time here so much that you bought a week. Now that you are an owner we will see you every year.

I look forward to meeting you on your next visit to the Resort.

All the best,

Bob Curtis
General Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Atlanta, Georgia
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Has no idea what to expect so was pleasantly surprised at this facility. Staff was incredible, lots of "events" and very, very clean. Very convenient with shops/restaurant/casino across the street. Matthew's (connected) was exception with exceptional staff. It was lots of fun, very relaxing and I highly recommend!

Room Tip: No bad rooms!!
See more room tips
  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 10
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Bob_Curtis, General Manager at Casa Del Mar Beach Resort, responded to this review, April 8, 2014
Dear Wortman70,

Thank you for writing such a nice review of the Resort and for the rating of five. I am glad that you had such a pleasantly surprising stay with us. It is always nice to find a hotel or Resort that exceeds expectations and in my opinion that starts and ends with Cleanliness and Service. Our room attendants take great pride in their work and all of the employees love this Resort. Thank you as well for the nice comments on Matthews Restaurant. The food quality and service at Matthews is top notch and we are proud to have them as part of the Resort.

We hope you return again,

Sincerely,

Bob Curtis
General Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Albany, New York
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

We were guests of our friends time share. We had a great time. The beach was unbelievable. The condo was clean and fresh and housekeeping did a great job every day. The front counter staff were not so pleasant though-my only complaint.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 7
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Price Your Stay

Been to Casa Del Mar Beach Resort? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Casa Del Mar Beach Resort

Address: L.G. Smith Boulevard 51-53, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
Location: Caribbean > Aruba > Palm - Eagle Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 Spa Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#6 Top resorts Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#8 Family Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#11 Romantic Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 147
Also Known As:
Casa Del Mar Beach Hotel Palm/Eagle Beach
Casa Del Mar Aruba Beach Club Resort
Casa Del Mar Beach Resort Aruba/Palm - Eagle Beach

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Casa Del Mar Beach Resort, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.