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Pagaaistraat 5, Oranjestad Aruba
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Contactless check-in
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Updated 04/06/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#4 of 58 Specialty lodging in Oranjestad
Location
4.5
Cleanliness
4.6
Service
4.7
Value
4.7
Aruba's native friendly ambiance experienced in a budget and safe enviroment, we pride ourselves in our location, just 5 minutes from downtown and the beaches. We are sorunded by restaurants, supermarkets and Nightlife.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Outdoor pool
Babysitting
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Car hire
Taxi service
Concierge
Sun deck
Sun terrace
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
Express check-in / check-out
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Laundry service
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Air purifier
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Wardrobe / closet
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Residential Neighborhood
Budget
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Dutch
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David V wrote a review Sep 2021
New York City, New York18 contributions19 helpful votes
This apartment style hotel was a wonderful choice for our recent visit to Aruba. Excellent location near the airport and all major beaches and attractions with free parking and all the facilities you need for a successful independent stay in Aruba at a small fraction of the price of the larger full service hotels. The owner is a wonderful person who has been in the business for decades and always puts the needs of his guests above all else. We will return there for sure.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Jsp wrote a review Apr 2021
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It was our first time on the Island of Aruba and Samuel with his wife Laura made it very special. They took us to a restaurant that the locals frequent and it was delicious and reasonable. Stanley and Ingrid (his parents) are on site. They made sure we had everything we needed. This was also our first out of the US since the Covid issues. We felt safe and everyone we ran into were so friendly. Their place is so convenient to restaurants,grocery stores and gift shops. We definitely will return and stay here.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Apr 2, 2021
It was our pleasure to have you as our guests and friends, and hope you make many more trips to Aruba
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MJS1966 wrote a review Feb 2021
Surfers Paradise, Australia568 contributions325 helpful votes
Perfect hosts. Comfortable mattress. Great wifi. Very suitable for long term stay. 10 minute walk to town centre. 4 minute walk to large supermarket. Air conditioning worked well. Power point near bed. Outdoor seating area. Pool. Fridge. Microwave. Hot plate. Great budget option but hire a car to give you freedom to visit beaches and rest of the island. Booked one of the smaller studios but they have larger options as well.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
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Responded Feb 26, 2021
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Seth wrote a review Feb 2021
New York City, New York4 contributions
Fantastic combination of location and value. Stanley goes out of his way to help, and his dogs are friendly! The terrace is perfect for sitting at sunset and relaxing to the sounds of the residential neighborhood. My room had air conditioning and a ceiling fan; it was good to have both options. The wi-fi is fast and reliable. I do wish the shower were hotter, but it was refreshing and warm enough. The apartments are at the far west end of Pagaistraat (Google Maps has them at the intersection of Dreimasterstraat). It's less than a 10-minute walk to the heart of Oranjestad, and along the way is a row of food stalls on Dreimasterstraat with fruit shakes and snacks. There are also supermarkets close by. Would stay again, for sure.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Amber P wrote a review Jan 2020
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Ingrid and Stanley were both SO generous and wonderful to be around. This location is right in the city, making it very convenient to get to anything in Oranjestad. They are located in a quaint little neighborhood with locals all around, giving it a very authentic experience. The room has AC, a small bathroom, full kitchen, bed, and daily cleaning service. This place has everything you would need for a convenient and cost-effective place to stay. If I return to Aruba, I will definitely be staying here again.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Courtney B wrote a review Dec 2019
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Stanley and his family were SO KIND to us during our stay. They were overly accommodating with daily cleaning and even gave us directions and a ride to our first destination to learn the area. Don't be fooled by the location, we arrived and were wondering if maybe we had made a wrong decision, but in fact couldn't have chosen a better place. Please note that this is where the locals live, so there isn't luxury as reflected in the pricing. This includes lack of hot water- but due to it being so hot outside we didn't mind. I cannot recommend this location enough. 5 stars.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Focus85 wrote a review May 2019
2 contributions
Outstanding place to stay for a few days. The couple running the hotel are incredibly welcoming and giving. When I got sunburn, they assisted by picking an aloe leaf from their own plants, and also by giving me some extra sunscreen for my next day’s adventures. Such helpful gestures that did wonders for easing my grief (the Aruba sun is HOT...closer to the equator is a factor?). They were always in a super upbeat, friendly mood - this is so appreciated when one is traveling. The room was great - decorated nicely, and everything worked. I would definitely stay here again on a future trip back.
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
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Karla B wrote a review Mar 2019
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We were there for 7 nights with my 2 year old and we loved it! We were not only treated as part of the family but my son was getting spoiled by Ingrid, they became really good friends 😍😍😍 The place is close to the bus station (about 5 min walk) which it was good for me since I didn’t have a rental, and we were able to go everywhere to include baby beach only by using public transportation. The place is also about 3 min walk from a mini market and about 10 min walk from one of the best Restaurants in town called Sillas (delicious Caribbean buffet). We will definitely come back.
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Feb 26, 2021
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Vivi12d wrote a review Feb 2019
New York City, New York15 contributions1 helpful vote
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I was in Aruba Feb 16 - 23 2019 with my 5 year old daughter. I had rented the Large guest room and at 1st was a little nervous about staying here. The reason being that I had booked a previous location through airbnb which was canceled 3 days prior to my trip. Then I came across this lovely gem. I really felt like I was with family. I felt right at home here. My daughter and I both fell in love with this place. Other people wrote reviews about not having hot water. But honestly all you have to do is let it run a few seconds and it warms up enough for a shower. It's not boiling hot, but good enough for myself as well as my 5 year old who didn't complain once. And we r from NYC where we love boiling hot showers and baths. The space we rented was like a studio apartment with 2 queen beds, kitchenette, and bathroom. The AC was nice and cold. The owners are so sweet and caring. I can't recommend this place enough. It's about a 7 - 10 min walk to the central bus station, which is across the street from the cruise terminals. 10 min walk from the central shopping area, the free trolley rides, food, drinks. There are PLENTY of supermarkets within walking distance. Safe neighborhood. Colorful place. Only thing I would say is the pool is cold but once your in there its comfortable. It's very quiet as well. The 2 dogs are very Friendly at well.
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Feb 25, 2019
Thank you so much for your detailed review with pictures Vivi12d, I am so glad you enjoyed your stay with us!!!
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Marcolino1 wrote a review Feb 2019
6 contributions14 helpful votes
I’ have been 8 days with Stan and Ingrid and they let me feel like at home The b&b is 5 minutes walk from the port and from the bus station, from where you can get all the beaches It is clean Thy have me a complimentary coffe Thank you
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
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PRICE RANGE
$69 - $78 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
CaribbeanArubaOranjestad
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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Frequently Asked Questions about A1 Apartments Aruba
Which popular attractions are close to A1 Apartments Aruba?
Nearby attractions include Gemani Jewelers Aruba (0.3 miles), Kukoo Kunuku (0.3 miles), and Artistic Boutique (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at A1 Apartments Aruba?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at A1 Apartments Aruba?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at A1 Apartments Aruba?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at A1 Apartments Aruba?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to A1 Apartments Aruba?
Conveniently located restaurants include Carvel/Cinnabon, Bochincha Container Yard, and Crosta Pizza.
Are there opportunities to exercise at A1 Apartments Aruba?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool during their stay.
Does A1 Apartments Aruba have airport transportation?
Yes, A1 Apartments Aruba offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at A1 Apartments Aruba?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at A1 Apartments Aruba?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Dutch.
Are there any historical sites close to A1 Apartments Aruba?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Bushiribana Gold Mill Ruins (4.8 miles), Fort Zoutman Historical Museum (0.7 miles), and Old Dutch Windmill (2.6 miles).