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Littledavid Guesthouse
Ranked #4 of 12 Oranjestad B&B and Inns
Nashville, TN
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2 reviews
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“Absolutely Wonderful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

If you want “commercial” this is not your place. If you want a very clean, safe place to be yourself and enjoy the culture of Aruba and others, this is the place. The owners have recommendations for dining, exploration and shopping to experience all that Aruba has to offer. From the fabulous tile work to the native vegetation to clothing optional pool, the facility is Aruba with a splash, and sometimes a sash!! There is no A/C during the day, only at night for sleeping, and there is no hot water in the bathrooms; it’s Aruba! There’s an outdoor kitchen and grill to cook what you catch, if you want. A midnight skinny dip is great. Loretta the parrot likes potato stixs. Each time I go it is the most relaxing vacation I have ever had.

Room Tip: Love the shower in the suite, its huge, and duel sinks. Room 2 and 3 have the best cross ventilatio...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Sidney, Ohio
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72 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

This was our first time staying here. We were greeted by the owner as soon as we walked in. This is a quaint little place with 5 rooms. It is a little out of the way of downtown but worth it. It was quiet and nice. It is located about 5 minutes from a wonderful restaurant and about a minute further is Jimmys Place. The owners treated us with wonderful and warm hospitality. They bent over backwards to make our stay enjoyable and memorable. They suggested great places to eat and visit. we can't wait to go back to see Noud & Frans again. This time we will be staying our entire stint there instead of a hotel.

Room Tip: Back of the house because of the sun in the morning.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Seattle, Washington
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48 reviews
32 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

My friend and I just returned from a trip to Aruba where we stayed at the Little David B&B. The B&B is off the beaten track and can be difficult to find if you are unfamiliar with Aruba. Once you arrive you are very much welcomed to the location and the atmosphere is very nice. They no longer serve food at this location. So if you are looking for a B&B you will no longer find it. Instead it is only a bed with coffee. That was dissapointing. During our stay there was only one other couple there and a lady who worked in town, so there was no noise issues or too many people. Overall the experience was very good but, I do agree, with another comment that the air conditioning needs to be on all day long. Immediately when the AC is turned off, the room is too hot to enjoy.

Room Tip: All the rooms are good but perhaps ask for the one with the biggest bathroom.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Flair4GoldBranin
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012

A nice place with a clean pool.The owners are very nice and Noud & Frans are always ready to help with places to go and directions.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Ridgefieldus
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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2011

We stayed in the guest house for 8 days and it was our first trip to Aruba. Each morning at breakfast, we were given a list of suggested sites to visit for the day and directions. That was very helpful considering, many addresses are not marked and roads are not named. The pool was very nice and clean..as was the room. There is no A/C during the day, but the room had a ceiling fan and there was a good breeze most of the time. The majority of the day we were at the beach or pool, so didn't miss not having it. The accomodations are rather simple, but very nice. We hope to be able to visit again soon. Aruba is a great place to see and this place made it even better!

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2009

When you first get to Little David, the place looks nice; however, after a few hours, you will feel like you should have stayed somewhere else.
1. the owner turns off the a/c in the morning and does not turn it back on until the evening hours. You get really really hot during the afternoon. Regardless of the time of the year, the owner always to this and it makes you feel unwelcome.
2. the owner has a very very bad attitude if you disagree with him and it could be the smallest things. Then, he basically declares war on you until you have no option but to leave.
3. Little David is not really all that gay, other than the owner and his boy slave, whom he treats like he is just a piece of property. We my partner and I went, we were the only gay guests and felt a bit uninvited by the straight clientele.
4. For the money, you could stay close to the beach, which was exactly what my partner and I ended up doing.

  • Stayed May 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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Washington, DC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2009

Little David guesthouse is a nice place to unwind for a few days. Little David offers a full breakfast every morning. It's in the Seroe Blanco section outside Oranjestad proper, just off the road to Paradera. It's a bit off the beaten track, but you won't find more genial hosts than Noud and his partner Frans. The rooms are spacious and comfortable and come with private baths and a stocked fridge. There's a supermarket within easy walking distance. But you won't need to eat again until evening due to the huge, delicious breakfasts. Noud will give you a sightseeing itinerary, but you'll want to come back early to enjoy the pool. Walking to town is possible, but taxis or a rental car are recommended to get around and to go to the beaches, shopping, restaurants, etc., since there is no bus line. The pool area is clothing optional and the guest house has a mostly gay clientele.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Property: Littledavid Guesthouse
Address: Seroe Blanco 56L, Oranjestad, Aruba
Location: Caribbean > Aruba > Oranjestad
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Ranked #4 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Oranjestad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Littledavid Guesthouse 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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