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Talk of the Town Hotel & Beach Club

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L.G. Smith Boulevard # 2, Oranjestad Aruba
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#6 of 8 hotels in Oranjestad
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The Talk of the Town is a very special, charming and intimate place with a rich history and is Aruba’s oldest operating hotel. The Talk of the Town has enjoyed a tradition of hospitality and casual atmosphere and holds many fond memories for its many guests over the years. We invite each of our guests to relax and enjoy their stay and encourage everyone to take the opportunity to explore Aruba and all Aruba has to offer. There is so much to see and do, not to mention all the great restaurants and fun places to eat and drink. Enjoy with style all the benefits and relax of the happy island with the best location in this inviting and vibrant boutique hotel distinguished by its Caribbean lounge atmosphere.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Canoeing
Diving
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Car hire
Free public parking nearby
Parking
Free internet
Wifi
Public wifi
Internet
Hot tub
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Horseback riding
Snorkeling
Fax / photocopying
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
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English, Spanish, Dutch
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Aruba is a great sun destination...it's less likely to get hit by hurricanes than other Caribbean destinations, and there are many large high-rise resorts on the island. Many of these are all-inclusive and tend to be pricey. We were looking for a decent place to stay, without breaking the bank. We had stayed here two years ago and thought it was just right for our needs and budget then, so we booked it again for this trip. The good: the staff is very friendly and responsive. The hotel is clean and easy to get to as it is near the airport. (We rented a car so transportation was not an issue.) Food is served at a dining area off the pool area and we liked the quality of the food. They do offer a breakfast, either with the room, or separately at $15 per person, which we thought was high considering the limited selection of food. Wi-fi service worked well. Cable TV service had many channels including U.S. networks. Digital alarm clock had USB and extra electric outlets built in. Because the hotel is not as fancy as more expensive options, some things were lacking: no tissues or washcloths in the bathroom, shower control took awhile to figure out (the "warm" setting was hotter than the "hot" setting), furniture showed wear and age. Refrigerator wasn't cooling properly, and was promptly replaced. TV picture didn't fill the screen, but after 30 minutes of adjusting with the other-brand remote control, I got that corrected. Air conditioner not easy to control, the thermostat is next to the air conditioner itself, high on the wall and you have to stand on a chair to adjust it. The controls are not very intuitive either. The two hot tubs didn't get hot when turned on, and the water jets didn't work well. One of the hot tubs was very noisy, sounded like it needed some repairs. Our standard room had two double beds and would have otherwise been fine, but it was on the main street side of the building, and weekends there are bars across the street that play loud music past midnight and there is lots of car racing going on, or so it sounds.Unless you plan to join the party, you may want to grab a room further away from all the noise. The staff was helpful and relocated us to a quieter room. Overall, we like Talk of the Town, and would stay there again. It's a nice place to stay at a reasonable price.
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We needed a place to stay in between our time share weeks. Talk of the Town Hotel & Beach Club was our pick and we really enjoyed our visit. The rooms were very clean and comfortable and the staff was very accommodating. Enjoyed the pool and it was a short walk into town and to area restaurants.
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I'm very big on trip advisor reviews so naturally I read the reviews of TOTT before I booked. (Always read ALL the reviews) I've stayed at Brickell Bay and The Mill (aka the Courtyard Marriot), although Talk of the Town is not located in the Palm Beach tourist hub, the TOTT's outstanding service, room quality, management and staff made up for it. Its directly across the street from the beach and restaurants, a 10 min walk down the street from the Shopping Mall. The comfortable bed and especially the soft pillows and yes, an OPERABLE AND COLD AC, were the icing on the cake:) To me, sleep quality is the most important amenity a hotel can offer. There WAS soap and shampoo in the bathrooms, just be sure to pack your own conditioner if you're petty about little things like that. I won't take my chances staying at other hotels again. I'll be back TOTT!
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Response from ELYP-GM, General Manager at Talk of the Town Hotel & Beach Club
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Rae, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. I am very pleased to hear that our staff made your stay pleasant. Do checkout web pages for promos that you might be interested in and special rates or contact us directly. Looking forward to seeing you again soon.
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I like to rate hotels based on a point system because this is how I think of it in my head. What goes into the point system is my past experiences at other hotels, and the expectations that the hotel sets when I book but before I arrive, they have to match. Cleanliness: 4.5 out of 5 Services: 4 out of 5 Pool and facilities: 4 out of 5 Food and Drinks: 4.6 out of 5 My overall review would be a 4.5 star out of 5, I was happy and I would think about coming back here again yes.
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Response from EduardoY193, General Manager at Talk of the Town Hotel & Beach Club
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Lisa, Thank you for your review and for choosing our hotel. I’m happy that you enjoyed your stay and I’m looking forward to having you again as a guest in our hotel. Next time you’re here, you should try our new and uniques cocktails by the pool. Sincerely
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This is an older hotel with hotel rooms closer to the Airport. Our first room the AC did not work and they immediately put us into a different room. The staff was super nice here. It is a ten minute walk to downtown so no cabs needed. They give you a ticket to go to the beach across the the street for lawn chairs. You have to pay for the umbrella but it is only six dollars per day. For the price I would definitely recommend Talk of the Town as an alternative to the hustle and bustle of Eagle Beach and Palm beach!
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Response from EduardoY193, General Manager at Talk of the Town Hotel & Beach Club
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Dave and Gale, Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding your stay! I am glad that we were able accommodate a room move for you. We were pleased to read you liked hotel but were sorry to hear there were some issues with AC, and very glad that the team found a room with an AC working. I appreciate that we cannot get it right all of the time but would hope that when we make a mistake, we really try to rectify it during the guests stay, to ensure that they leave us feeling happy and relaxed. Hope to see you back at Talk of the Town soon
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$81 - $277 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Talk of the Town Hotel & Beach Club
Which popular attractions are close to Talk of the Town Hotel & Beach Club?
Nearby attractions include Renaissance Island (0.6 miles), Surfside Beach (0.1 miles), and Wilhelmina Park (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Talk of the Town Hotel & Beach Club?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Talk of the Town Hotel & Beach Club?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Talk of the Town Hotel & Beach Club?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Talk of the Town Hotel & Beach Club?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Talk of the Town Hotel & Beach Club?
Conveniently located restaurants include Carte Blanche Restaurant, Bistro De Suikertuin, and Wilhelmina Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Talk of the Town Hotel & Beach Club?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Talk of the Town Hotel & Beach Club?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Dutch.
Are there any historical sites close to Talk of the Town Hotel & Beach Club?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Bushiribana Gold Mill Ruins (4.6 miles), Fort Zoutman Historical Museum (0.8 miles), and Old Dutch Windmill (3.9 miles).
Is Talk of the Town Hotel & Beach Club accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.