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Paradera Park
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Paradera 203, Paradera, Aruba   |  
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Zwijndrecht, The Netherlands
1 review
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“Paradera park July 2012”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

Excellent place to kick back and relax - the most relaxing holiday we have had to date.

positives
Quiet and relaxing place
friendly owners who help you in your in directions / planning for trips that you want to make
nice apartments - has everything you need.
Nice swimming pool

Not the place to go if your
want to be in a large complex amongst many people

In Aruba a hire car is needed to get round and see the island and this is the best place to relax and plan what you want to do with your time

Pictures on site give a real view of the apartments.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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North Augusta, South Carolina
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

If you want a great place to stay away from the hustle and bustle of the large hotels this is the place for you. You are made to feel at home from the moment you arrive. Our unit had 2 king beds and a full kitchen. Very clean and well maintained with free wifi around the pool or in the room for a very small charge.

  • Stayed July 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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Duisburg, Germany
2 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

We have stayed at Paradera Park Apartments twice already (last time in June this year for our honeymoon) and enjoyed our stays every single day! The apartments are very clean, nice and comfortable and you can find everything you need - fridge, freezer, microwave, small kitchen... - in there. The apartment complex is quiet and peaceful so you can have a perfect day just hanging out at the pool, reading and relaxing.

Debbie and Hank - the owners of the apartments - are always nice and helpful and can give you some good inside advice on what places to visit and where to dine.

As the apartments are not directly at the beach, you will need a rental car. Debbie and Hank provide all of their guests with beach chairs, towels and a cooling box, so you can visit any beach you like and you will not need to pay for the rental of the expensive beach chairs of the hotels at the beach.

If you are looking for a peaceful, quiet oasis to relax and get away from your everyday life, then this is the perfect place to stay on Aruba! We will definitely be back one day!

  • Stayed June 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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massachusetts
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58 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

At first I was hesitant to book this hotel, but in retrospect I couldn't have picked better. It is not on the beach which seems like a drawback, but in reality it is an asset. Most of the hotels in Aruba are concentrated on a 1/2 mile of beach, which means all the tourists are concentrated on a 1/2 mile of beach. But there are many great beaches, and we visited ones where at most there were only a few dozen people, most locals. (look at photos I posted) Because paradera park gives you beach chairs and a cooler you can go to any beach you want. We even took our chairs to the beach in front of the Hyatt one day. Because all beaches are public, you can go to any beach you want, including the beach at the hotels where the rooms are $300/night. ( We also jumped in their pool, how would they know we weren't staying there?).

At the end of a day on the beach, we looked forward to returning to the hotel and sitting around the pool where it was quite tranquil. After visiting the hotel zone twice we never went back due to the crowds.

You will need a car. We rented a Jeep from Royal Rental for $250 week. It was kind of beat up, but who cares. We just put the top down for the entire week and drove around the island. If you go you should visit: Baby beach, national park (nice isolated beaches where you can sit and dunk in water but not swim), lighthouse (there is also a nice beach with reef right before lighthouse).

Because the rooms have kitchens you can cook. We bought things for breakfast and sat on our patio each morning. We also made lunches for the beach and packed some beer. This saved us over $300 not having to eat out. If you do eat out, avoid the hotel zone. They are just chain restaurants you can eat in anywhere (Hooters, Hard Rock Cafe, etc.) Avoid Brazilian steakhouse it's a ripoff. Try Madame Jeannets (about $100 for 2) and the one we like best B55, which was about $50/2) Both are about a 10 minute drive from hotel.

In summary, if you want to stay in crowded and expensive hotel with wall to wall people go to hotel zone. If you want a more authentic Aruba experience at half the price stay at Paradera Park.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Paramaribo
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

Very nice apartments. Good service. Everything was clean, neat and comfortable. The owners and personnel were very friendly and helpfull. We enjoyed the quiet and coolnesss of the location, the swimming pool and the bbq.
With a rental car we could easily visit the whole island, and enjoyed the beautiful nature, because the Park was located centrally.
Beach chairs, cooling and beach towels were provided by the owners. Especially the cooling was great. So we made several trips and were glad to have always cool drink with us. After the morning trips it was good to be back at Paradera park en enjoy the coolness of this place and especially the pool. Around 4 p.m. we went to the beach for a walk or a swim.
If you need rest, this hotel is a great place!

  • Stayed June 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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Montes Claros, MG
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

Very nice hotel, big and confortable room with a nice kitchen with fridge, oven and microwave oven. Nice balcony. The swimming pool area is relaxing and beautiful. The owners of the hotel are extremely polite and helped us a lot giving tips on restaurants, places to visit. We rent snorkeling , beach chairs and cooling bag for free in the hotel. The hotel is located in Paradera, so no beaches close to it, but you can rent a car to visit all the nice beaches, just 10-15 minutes from the hotel. It is really an advantage to rent a car in Aruba, even though you stay in a hotel close to the beaches, so you can drive to the whole Aruba in few minutes.
There was no wireless connection in our room, but we could access internet in the swimming pool area, and a really fast connection, so it was not a big concern.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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DeborahdeWeerd, Operations Director at Paradera Park, responded to this review, June 11, 2012
Dear guests of Paradera Park,

We would like to express our gratitude to all guests who have taken the time to write a review about their stay at Paradera Park, Aruba.

Feedback from our guests, both positive and critical, helps us in deciding on efforts and investments to consistently improve accommodation, facilities and services at Paradera Park.
In nearly 20 years of operation Paradera Park’s mission is still the same:
“providing high quality accommodation and services to an international clientele at an affordable price”.

Based on the four TripAdvisor Awards and two TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence we received in seven years, it seems we’re on the right path.

Once again, thank you and we’re looking forward to welcoming you again at Paradera Park!

Management Paradera Park.
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Pembroke, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

We had a wonderful 2 week stay at Paradera Park in May 2012. It is located centrally, perfect for visiting all that the island has to offer. The accommodation is spacious, comfortable and clean and the pool area is a tropical paradise with comfortable sunloungers, gazebos and hammocks, perfect for relaxing after a day at the beach! The owners are great and always on hand to help.The hotel provides everthing you could need for an enjoyable holiday. Highly recommended!!

  • Stayed May 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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Address: Paradera 203, Paradera, Aruba
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Location: Caribbean > Aruba > Paradera
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Paradera
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Paradera Park 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A warm welcome to Paradera Park! Whether seeking a romantic escape, traveling for business or on a family vacation, Paradera Park is an intimate and tranquil island hideaway located in the heart of Aruba - a genuine place you won’t want to leave. At Paradera Park you can be assured of a warm welcome and friendly, personal service throughout your stay. Tucked away in a quiet, convenient location, Paradera Park is literally just minutes away from all of Aruba’s beaches and sights, restaurants and shopping areas. This indulging retreat is referred to as a “Tropical Oasis” with its unique and lush tropical gardens in which its guests can escape to a world of comfort and relaxation, away from the crowds, for an unforgettable island experience. Amidst these exquisite gardens lies a large swimming pool and sundecks with cushioned lounge chairs, teakwood settees, outdoor grill, shaded cabanas, secluded hammocks and terracotta pots bursting with flowers. All spacious accommodations are secluded and privately situated in the gardens with all the comforts of home. Guest services include complimentary WIFI, daily housekeeping, beach chairs, beach towels & cooler. ... more   less 
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