We almost turned around and left when we first arrived at Club Arias. It is VERY far from the most beautiful beaches and areas of the island. The club is in an area surrounded by poverty, abandoned homes/businesses, and little else. Despite what they say, there is nowhere to get a hot shower- inside or outside. They have no phones in the rooms and you must try and track someone down to use their personal cell phone to make a local call for reservations. The reviews indicating that the Club is well decorated and pool area beautiful are correct. However, you can stay at a northern, low-rise resort for the same price and walk out your door and onto the most beautiful beach in the world (Manchebo or Eagle beaches). They have rooms that are equally as beautiful and have gorgeous-relaxing pools and spas, hot showers (IN YOUR ROOM), and phones in your room...plus all the other 'amenities' Club Arias offers. I would NEVER stay in the Savaneta section of Aruba again. The daily travel to and from the better beaches and areas of Aruba proved to be very tiring. We stayed for one week and only saw the owners 2 or 3 times. They never spoke to us or anyone without you seeking them out, which could be a real challenge. (There is no front desk or area to go to for help or information.) "Chef" Gabriel is really more of a short order cook. His breakfasts are just standard meals that you could get anywhere- scrambled eggs, pancakes, waffles, oatmeal... It is nice that they are included but they are nothing to rave about. The afternoon pastries seemed to be store bought and were mostly just cookies. They have a young man working in the kitchen too, he was the friendliest person we met at Club Arias and cooked a great pizza. All-in-all, the reviews on Club Arias are very surprising to me. I caution anyone considering staying here to rethink it. We have traveled extensively in the caribbean and oversees and this is NOT a 5-star bed and breakfast! Stay in the Manchebo or Eagle beach area of the island, Club Arias is just not worth the money.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to our Club Arias Bed & Breakfast. My name is Arias Schwarz and own a bed and breakfast in Savaneta, Aruba with my wife, Flory. We first discovered the enchanting island of Aruba 20 years ago, and we were so taken with the island that we made it our annual vacation destination. On one vacation, we ventured to the southern part of the island and found Savaneta. Within Savaneta we found many treasured jewels, which included the culture and real beauty of Aruba. The beaches on the resort side paled in comparison to the beaches we found in Savaneta. The cuisine was mouth watering, welcoming and very affordable. And the people bore the true heart of the island. Savaneta was such a positive experience for both of us that we were inspired to create Club Arias Bed & Breakfast to share our new world. We want our guests to know all of the island's beauty and take in all of its charm, and we always strive to make it as affordable as possible. Our mission is to give our visitors a personable vacation that cannot be obtained from the typical hotel resorts. Our haven is a family run business. Our two daughters have a real passion for our business, and you will see them from time-to-time greeting our guests upon arrival or wishing them well upon departure. When you visit us, we want you to feel like you are part of our family and we hope to engage you with our love for this island and our love for its people. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Club Arias Bed And Breakfast
- Club Arias Hotel Savaneta
- Club Arias B&B Aruba/Savaneta