I booked the LeChateau based on their website and pictures. It is deceiving as it does not really look out to the ocean. I opted to upgrade to the one-bedroom when I arrived as the one room I had rented was in the basement with only a window. The room had obviously been empty for some time as a thin layer of dirt was on all appliances and counters and the floor.
I had a nice balcony but it overlooked the street behind it rather than to the ocean. There was a dog left outside all night right next door, and of course it rained and the dog barked and barked until finally the owner I think let it in for a short time. My sleep was ruined.
The owner is very nice and lives on the top floor, in what I think is advertised as one of the rooms for rent. He told me I could use the Renessance beach before I came so I assumed he had an arrangement with them. Turns out he only has towels that match their's and you cannot go out on the island.
I left after 4 nights and paid him a $200 penalty as it was too isolated for me and I need a beach.
I would recommend to others but be aware there is no beach, its a little pricey for what you get and no maid service. The one bedroom is large and you have a front window so you can leave it open all day
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The only boutique hotel in down town Oranjestad in Arubauniquely located in down town Oranjestad, Two blocks from the Renaissance Resort, Twenty yards off the ocean and with in walking distance of the surf side Beach and vibrant center of Oranjestad, the restaurants, casinos, night clubs, shops and all exciting down town attractions and less than ten minutes drive from the air port, Specious two rooms suites fully air-conditioned with full kitchen And all luxury amenities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Le Chateau Aruba Oranjestad