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Hotel California Aruba

G.F. Betico Croes 152, Oranjestad Aruba
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#13 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Oranjestad
Hotel California Aruba is a three stars ⭐⭐⭐ Bed and Breakfast accommodation located in the main street, downtown Oranjestad the capital of Aruba. It is the ideal destination, since it ensures easy access to all areas and the center of Aruba, either you are on a business trip or on holidays. Our combination of affordable rooms, amenities and outstanding customer service makes our hotel the best accommodation for your vacation. On behalf of all of us, We Are Looking Forward to Your Arrival!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Baggage storage
Laundry service
Breakfast available
Non-smoking hotel
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Lauren S wrote a review Jan 2018
Boston, Massachusetts21 contributions4 helpful votes
When we arrived no one greeted us. The manager was in his office with other guests, but there were other guys working there that just stared at us. It was like they were trying to intimidate us. Sitting in the lobby, we heard other guests saying they were overbooked. When the manager let us in to his office 10 minutes or so later, he told us that the 2 bed room we booked was unavailable. He only had a room with a single bed. Not a problem, but the price should be lowered. By the way, his office was much nicer than our room. We went to our room, took a nap, and left to go to dinner. On our way back that night, our cab driver told us that Hotel California used to be a brothel. We got back around 9pm and the workers were still renovating a room right next to our room! It was so loud! They were using a buzzsaw and sweeping up what sounded like ceramic or brick pieces. It was so loud. When the buzzsaw was still going off at 10pm, we heard the guy in the hotel room next to us come out and talk to the workers. He said “it’s a little late for that, don’t you think?” And went back to his room. They continued with the loud sawing and sweeping! It went on until like 11:30! This was right next to our room. I get doing construction during the day. But well into the night when the hotel is fully booked? Not cool. We had booked for two nights. The next morning, we wanted to talk to the manager about lowering our rate since he gave us a smaller room than we paid for. The cleaning woman told us he should be back in 10 minutes. We waited for close to a half hour and he never came. We gave a cleaning woman our room key and found another hotel. I want to wipe this experience from my mind.
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Date of stay: December 2017Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Theodore E R, Manager at Hotel California Aruba
Responded Aug 18, 2018
Dear Lauren S, Thank you for taking the time to complete a online review regarding your recent stay at our hotel. On behalf of our entire team, I would like to apologize for failing to exceed your expectations. Your satisfaction is important to us and we will be using the feedback you provided to make improvements to ensure we offer an exceptional experience for our guests in the future. I hope that you will consider staying with us again so that we can have another chance to provide you with a superior experience. Sincerely, Theodore E Richardson General Manager
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Pauldeswardt wrote a review Feb 2017
Brno, Czech Republic107 contributions31 helpful votes
Pros: Great new A/C in the room plus large Fridge Freezer ( I asked for a Iron - and they did not have one - So the manager went out and bought one!) Cons: A small table and chair in the kitchen or in the room would have been nice. Location: Location was fine for me equidistant from the beach and the Main high street. So it is very modest - However staff were very helpful. Reception was manned by helpful Dutch receptionist plus local trainee. There was an A/c Reception Area / Bar - snacks could be bought in the morning - although local outlets existed not far away. + Supermarket. The Hotel was situated 800ms from the beach but also at the end of the main street (which was served by a FREE regular tourist trams(xSun)) and also at the end of the tram-line what became my favourite was BABYBACK GRILL - which was open from -11>11 everyday. Great portions and prices available for takeaway or eat in. PS. There was use of the hotel kitchen (Microwave+Gas Hob) which was a great bonus for the independent traveller.
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Date of stay: February 2017
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Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Theodore E R, Manager at Hotel California Aruba
Responded Aug 18, 2018
Dear Pauldeswardt, 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.
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$69 - $85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel California Aruba
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel California Aruba?
Nearby attractions include Renaissance Mall (0.7 miles), Wilhelmina Park (0.6 miles), and Surfside Beach (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel California Aruba?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel California Aruba?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel California Aruba?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel California Aruba?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel California Aruba?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fred Restaurant, Carte Blanche Restaurant, and The Pastechi House.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel California Aruba?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Bushiribana Gold Mill Ruins (4.2 miles), Fort Zoutman Historical Museum (0.6 miles), and Old Dutch Windmill (3.4 miles).