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“Best Kept Secret in Aruba!” 5 of 5 stars
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MVC Eagle Beach
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   J.E. Irausquin Boulevard 240, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba   |  
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“Best Kept Secret in Aruba!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

When my husband and I stepped from the taxi onto the MVC Eagle Beach property, we were met with waving arms and shouts of hello. This warm welcome shocked us; we've stayed in Aruba seven other times (our first stay at MVC) and those related hotels do not compare at all to MVC's award-winning hospitality. Christy, the spitfire who runs MVC's day-to-day operations, is the key to its success. Before we arrived, I emailed her to request a first floor room because of my difficulty climbing stairs and also to tell her it was my husband's 60th birthday. She gave us an upgrade (more space) and on my husband's birthday she, along with other staff, presented him with a bottle of champagne on the beach. Hats off to the staff at Tulip, MVC's wonderful restaurant, and the beautiful, hardworking women who cleaned up after us each day. The rooms are very clean, the food is super delicious and the property is very quaint and quiet. Reasonable rates, too. (The pool is terribly small; for adults, it's a wading pool.) We had the best vacation at MVC and can't wait to return, IF there's availability after all the positive reviews!

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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Campbellville, Ontario, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

I found MVC after few days of looking for an afordable hotel in Aruba. I booked and my 14year old daughter and I stayed there for 7 days. We arrived April 2nd and had a fantastic time. The hotel is not fancy but our room was spotless. The service we recieved was better than some of the 5 star hotels i have visited. We spent the majority of our time on the beach or out exploring. We rented a car for two days and had a fabulous time. Took less than 1 minute to get to our room from the parking lot in the back of the hotel and the beach is one minutes walk out the front of the hotel. Begin located in the centre of Eagle beach was great too. One evening we walked all the way to the top of the high rise area and ventured into some of the 5 stars - Yes there pools blew ours away but we didnt go to swim in a pool. Thank-you to all the staff at MVC for making this trip more enjoyable than I had hoped for. Kudos to all the staff - Thank-you again - we will be back.
Ann & Janet.

  • Stayed April 2013, 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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Bergen County NJ
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

We had stayed in Palm Beach last time we visited Aruba. This time we wanted to check out Eagle Beach and not spend too much (we have a pricey trip planned for later this summer). I am somewhat fussy and was a little nervous before our arrival. We wanted a clean hotel and a great beach- we got that and more. The room has a mini fridge, safe, fluffy towels, and king bed. It was a small room, but absolutely fine. Each day it was cleaned perfectly. Great air conditioning which is very important to my husband. We could see the ocean from our room and sat outside on the chairs and small table early evenings while enjoying an evening cocktail. There is a new supermarket about a 15 minute walk away. We stocked up on some beer, wine, and snacks. The hotel has nice wine and beer glasses provided in the rooms. We stayed four nights at MVC and our only regret was that we had such a short stay! We LOVED it! The staff is outstanding. We got to know them all by name and they go out of their way to make your vacation great. Christie is a delight, she'll make reservations for whatever you want to do. She went out of her way to make our stay extra special! The beach is steps away, the road one has to cross is no big deal. There are palapas there, nicely spread out. The hotel has a man working there, he sets you up each morning. The beach is gorgeous and we were amazed at the beauty-and no crowds to deal with. The hotel is not a luxury resort. If you want a clean, well equipped hotel on a great beach, with a hotel staff that is wonderful MVC is a great choice!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Cambridge, MA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

This was our second time at MVC and it was just as fantastic as the first (Jan. 2011). It's directly opposite the most beautiful beach in Aruba (you have to cross a small street). There are beach chairs and palapas to sit under. The rooms are kept very clean and have everything you need (the small fridge is very handy). The air-conditioning works very well. The restaurant is convenient. There isn't much of a pool, but you'd be crazy if you wanted to sit by the pool when you've got Eagle Beach opposite. If you're interested in a big pool or big TV, stay at a big resort. This is a small place with an excellent location, clean rooms and a really friendly staff.

  • 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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Sanford, Maine
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

Ok I want to start off by saying that the Tulip restaurant is great....and the beach is right across the street from this place, and the room was clean that is a plus...
But the pool in the pictures is not the pool that is there, if you can get two people in the pool that is there you'd be lucky...the bathroom is very small, there is no place to put anything unless you put your stuff on the floor...the TV in the room is very small and hard to see from the bed...The winding staircase to get to the second floor was hard to manuveur with luggage...Also when we got there to check in there was no one in the office so we had to sit and wait for someone to show up to check us in....then when we went to check out we also had to wait for someone to show up to check us out....

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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AMBRManager, Manager at MVC Eagle Beach, responded to this review, March 28, 2013
Thank you for sharing this information and telling us about the inconveniences you encountered. We’re very sorry to hear your experience wasn’t what you expected. MVC Eagle Beach is a small and more budget accommodation and therefore more basic as well. Our reception office is open from 7 am till 3:30 pm, but restaurant employees will take over after this hour. During the night our security is there to help guests with checking in or out. We sorry if you found the door closed and had to wait a little for somebody to help you. We hope that despite the inconveniences, you still enjoyed your stay on Aruba.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

This hotel must be one of Aruba's secrets, the beach in front of the hotel speaks for its self. You will have space to do what you want, no stepping on people to find a space. The hotel is tidy & clean with air con, which is a must. The restaurant is called the Tulip, I enjoyed every meal, & the piña colada sauce with the Grouper, Never tasted anything like it before. The staff, Chrissy, Pauletti, Theo, & Kevin. I thank you & the chamber maids for making my stay a happy one on the happy island.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

MVC is a little gem of a place and the people who work there are jewels! I can't say enough good things about the manager Christie and staff members Theo, Kevin, Pauleti and Agnes. Everyone was very friendly and helpful and did everything possible to make our stay enjoyable. The hotel is immaculately clean and well maintained and the hotel restaurant is outstanding, with a fresh breakfast buffet and excellent lunch and dinner menus. You can't beat the location--a few yards away from one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Plus easy access to Palm Beach, Arushi Beach and Oranjestad. You also can walk to several restaurants and other attractions, such as the Butterfly Farm, as well as to a large grocery store. Best of all: the hotel is very affordable. It's not fancy--no frills. But it is very clean and comfortable and a great value for the price.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Also Known As:
Mvc Eagle Beach Hotel Palm/Eagle Beach
Mvc Eagle Beach Palm
Mvc Eagle Beach Hotel
MVC Eagle Beach Aruba/Palm - Eagle Beach
Address: J.E. Irausquin Boulevard 240, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
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Location: Caribbean > Aruba > Palm - Eagle Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#8 Business Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#9 Family Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — MVC Eagle Beach 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Friendly staff, clean, affordable, cozy and most importantly; located just across the most beautiful beach of Aruba ‘Eagle Beach’ – welcome to the MVC Eagle Beach Aruba. This charming and quaint little hotel offers you value for money, friendly hospitality, tranquility, basic yet tastefully decorated rooms and an excellent beach escape in beautiful Aruba. ... more   less 
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