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holidayinn Sunspree

My family and I justed booked a week in Aruba staying at the HolidayInn Sunspree. We have two boys ages 17 & 15. Has anyone stayed there? I have heard pros and cons. Any comments would be appreciated.

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i have stayed there 3 times &most recently in november2005.good hotel for the value,great beach food is good breakfast is great alot of

variety&they have only 1 alacarte restaurant for dinner Miramar its quite good nice variety but try some other fab restaurants in the area.Decent rooms nothing to brag about very average (who cares)you dont go to aruba to stay in your room all day,as far as entertainment not much however they have a casino in the hotel.the staff has always been

friendly.good property

The last time i was there however happened to be during their renos so i encounterd a few problems i believe the construction is now done .let me know if you need any other info.activities or dining out??

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Just north of the Marriott hotel they rent sailboard and give lessons if ur boys are interested. Rental was 2hours for 40$ or all day for $165 there are prices inbetween. if they walk further north there are other sailboard places , this is were they do most of there real sailboarding , walk towards the reck u see in the ocean.Theres jetski rentals and tubing all along the beach. We did the Sea world underwater exploxer , it was worth the price......info at Pelican peir by HI. Depending on the weather check be for doing any snorkling tours, u want good visibility.

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Thanks for the information. Any suggestions on what we can do with the boys in the evening. Also, how is the palm bean area?

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We stayed here in October 2005 and were pleasantly surprised. IMO, this hotel sits on the nicest stretch of Palm Beach. Water sports abound by day so the boys should have a blast. We enjoyed our lunches at the beach restaurant daily and checked the dinner buffet nightly before deciding to dine in or out (we were on the AI plan at a steal). The area in front of the Holiday Inn is chock full of cafes, pub style eateries, patios, ice cream parlors etc... You can walk and visit the other hotels either along the sidewalk or the beachside boardwalk. The hotel was the first to be built on Palm Beach (maybe explains why the beach is the nicest...they had first choice LOL) and is therefore older. While I was there, the pool renos were ongoing and I have since read positive things about the new pool. Our room was fine. It was clean, large, decent size full bathroom that was very clean IMO. The rooms were equipped with a coffee maker, fridge and iron / board. It is not, however, have a "resort-like" feeling, most likely due to it's age.

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Nakkie, I see you are from Canada and I take it you did the all inclusive at the HI. Do they now include non-motorized water sports or sports equipment on the all inclusive program?

The reason I ask, is that when we were there a few years ago, there was absolutely no non-motorized water sports or any sports equipment included in there all-inclusive program at the HI and I was wondering if that has changed over the years.

Thanks.

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Yes FlyGirl#2 or Onzco They do have Non- motorized water craft now. At the pier on the left away from the Marriott.

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Nakkie, Thanks so much for you input. We are also on in AIC, for the price it's a steel. We thought spending less for a holtel we could spend more on other things. I hope we made a good choice. No matter what, I'm sure we are going to have a good time. Thanks

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Thanks Jerry43 for your answer, but are the non-motorized watersports now included in the all inclusive price?

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Hey flygirl#2!

I'm not sure about now but when we were there we thought the "floaties" were included and tried to get two for about one hour. Hubby was informed of the cost (which was outrageous IMO) so we did not bother. We normally do not take advantage even if included but it was just one of those spur of the moment things. Later at the desk I asked about the nature of the AI plan with regard to non-motorized activities and was informed that the floaties had to be rented. That was 2.5 years ago so unless anything has changed you will most likely have to pay in addition.

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10. Re: holidayinn Sunspree

Flygirl Yes they are We were there last August and did not pay anything for them. I am going back in February will let you know.

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