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Aruba Beach Resort
3.5 of 5 Condominium   |   Corner Queensland Ave & Surf Parade, Broadbeach, Queensland 4218, Australia (Formerly Breakfree Aruba Beach)   |  
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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Very friendly managers, great facilities (the spa was lovely and the pool was always warm - perfect), clean rooms which are well upkept and looked after. Perfect location, will definitely be back! Didn't want to leave. So close to all of the best parts of Broadbeach- eateries, cafes, and it was a real treat to hear the music so clearly from the jazz festival in the streets just from sitting on our balcony!

  • Stayed August 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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Alan K, Manager at Aruba Beach Resort, responded to this review, September 9, 2013
What a great review! Thank you, Hannah, for your review. We are delighted with the positive feedback.
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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
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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

As promised in the review that we wrote in September 2012, we recently returned to Aruba Beach Resort. Again, from the moment that we stepped into the reception area until we departed three days later, Gail's and Alan's helpfulness, unfailing good humour and friendliness were exemplary. Our unit and the wider facilities were as immaculately kept as they were last year. Aruba Beach Resort is ideally located in the heart of Broadbeach which enables the local restaurants, shopping centres and other amenities to be accessed by a short walk. We congratulate Gail and Alan on their continued high standards and we give their resort the highest possible recommendation. Doug and Frances, Christchurch.

Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Alan K, Manager at Aruba Beach Resort, responded to this review, August 23, 2013
Thank you, Frances and Doug for your fantastic review. Gail and I are delighted you enjoyed your stay at Aruba Beach so much and intend returning again. It is a pleasure having guests like you who are so positive about what we have to offer.
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

I liked staying here. The room was very clean and nice looking. I think the managers are very good and they helped me a lot. I liked going to eat across the road and I will come back. I could walk to lots of interesting places.

  • Stayed July 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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Alan K, Manager at Aruba Beach Resort, responded to this review, August 1, 2013
Thank you for giving Aruba Beach an excellent rating. We enjoyed meeting you and hope you return.
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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

This is a really good place to stay at. My wife and I were given restaurant vouchers for staying here, and we got some great deals. The managers are very welcoming and the resort is well looked after. Our unit was spotless and the information provided to us was great, as this was our first time on the Gold Coast. We just loved our location and were not disappointed with anything.

  • Stayed June 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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Alan K, Manager at Aruba Beach Resort, responded to this review, July 6, 2013
I am pleased the reviewer found Aruba Beach Resort met his expectations. Gail and I enjoyed assisting him and his wife.
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Gladstone, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

My wife and I were very pleased we selected Aruba Beach. It more than met our expectations and we can see why it gets such good reviews. Our unit was very nice and spotless. The managers go the extra distance to make sure all our needs are taken care of and they are very friendly. We loved the heated pool. Dining out was great as we just had to walk across the road and we could use resort vouchers and get a free meal if we paid for one. This resort is well cared for and we would strongly recommend it.

  • Stayed June 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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Alan K, Manager at Aruba Beach Resort, responded to this review, July 3, 2013
Gail and I appreciate Stephen's review and are delighted he and his wife enjoyed their stay at Aruba Beach. Many of our guests appreciate the exclusive discount meal vouchers we provide, especially as the restaurants are just across the road.
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Adelaide, Australia
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

I was very happy staying here. The location is just wonderful with many restaurants to choose from. There are two big shopping centres not far away. Gail and Alan were cheerful managers who did all they could to make my stay as pleasant as possible. I could use the buses right outside the resort and didn't have to use my car to go anywhere. A real plus was the heated pool! For anyone thinking about going to the Gold Coast then this resort is well worth looking at.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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Alan K, Manager at Aruba Beach Resort, responded to this review, May 30, 2013
Thank you, Mary for writing a wonderful review. Gail and I are very pleased you enjoyed your stay at our resort, and, like many other reviewers, appreciated our great location. We enjoyed your company.
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013 via mobile

We spent four nights Aruba Beach Resort and the first criticism was being on the third (top) floor and having to lug suitcases up four flights, one from the basement as well, as there is no lift. As we were on an extended holiday around Australia these suitcases were rather heavy! The apartment itself was fine, although on our booking it said that we had a one bedroomed apartment with an interleading door to a studio apartment. This was not the case either, with a second bedroom leading off the lounge, not very private, and extremely noisy with the traffic on the road below. It was very conveniently situated though and the beach was two blocks away with any number of restaurants and shops just a block away. Gail was very helpful in terms of advice about all things in the area, and the free secure parking was another plus.

Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Alan K, Manager at Aruba Beach Resort, responded to this review, May 11, 2013
Thank you, Rene, for your review. Aruba Beach Resort is advertised as a three-storey walk-up and as part of the personal service we provide I am always willing to assist with carrying luggage to apartments.
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Address: Corner Queensland Ave & Surf Parade, Broadbeach, Queensland 4218, Australia (Formerly Breakfree Aruba Beach)
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Gold Coast > Broadbeach
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 34 Specialty lodging in Broadbeach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Aruba Beach Resort 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Aruba Beach Resort is the perfect location as it is situated in Broadbeach, close to Jupiters Casino, Pacific Fair shopping mall and is less than 100 metres away from the beach. The Gold Coast Convention Centre is close by as well as many restaurants and cafes in a unique village-like atmosphere. You are also assured easy access to the renowned Gold Coast theme parks. It is a wonderful holiday destination for all ages! ... more   less 
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Aruba Beach Resort Broadbeach, Gold Coast

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