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Boardwalk Hotel Aruba
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BERGEN COUNTY,N.J.
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1,003 reviews
59 hotel reviews
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“Beautiful Hideaway”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2011

My wife and I could not have picked a better place to stay during our first vacation to Aruba.. As we approached from the airport we were a little worried because the area surrounding the boardwalk looked a little dismal,not dangerous but not pretty-construction across the street and ugly fields behind it.Once we entered it was a whole new world,beautiful gardens,very clean pool area and a very comfortable casita.We were very happy with the service and the effort given to our every need.With the moderate rates we were able to experience more throughout the island and try some of the better eating establishments.We will be looking at dates to book our next vacation there soon.One note it is much better to rent a car to get around,if you our staying there,the taxi fares can add up.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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KimberlyRooijakkers, Manager at Boardwalk Hotel Aruba, responded to this review, November 22, 2011
Beautiful hideaway! We love the way you describe Boardwalk! We try to stand out of the crowd with our cozy atmosphere, casitas foreseen of all you need to feel at home and personal but natural service! So glad you experienced your stay this way! Many warm regards and looking forward to see you again!
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2011

We stayed there in October 2011 in casita no. 2 . It is very quiet place - only cats are visiting you. It is good for the people who do not like to stay in big resorts with hundreds of people. Our casita was equipped with everything what is needed. The staff was extremly friendly. The location of Boardwalk is also very convienient - close to Palm Beach resorts, five minutes walk to the beach and a bus stop (if you do no rent a car, you can go to with the bus everywhere - Aruba has a very good public transport). We never used swimming pool as it was too small for us to bother to get into. The only drawback was that on the last day we were to leave around 4 p.m and due to the fact that it was not possible to extend the check out time, we needed to leave our casita around 11 a.m. Of course we planned to go to the beach, but we wanted to take a shower after it before long trip. Unfortunately Boardwalk does not have any shower available for such situations (they do not have a shower at swimming pool). So we needed to take the shower at the beach... Apart from this everything was very good and we had a great stay.

Room Tip: According to us casita 1,2,3, 4 are the best one. Casita no. 8 is not really good, because it is in...
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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KimberlyRooijakkers, Manager at Boardwalk Hotel Aruba, responded to this review, November 22, 2011
Your review and tips are very much appreciated! We enjoyed having you stay with us and so did lola and the cats! We took your tip very serious and are currently in the process of installing a shower near the pool. Many warm regards!
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Belleville, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2011

We found the closest thing to Heaven in the Boardwalk Hotel. By far the best place to stay in Aruba. We loved our Casita (room) and the most friendliest staff. We usually do the All-Inclusive vacations but found out by far this was so much better. The room was well equipped, clean, cozy & the air conditioner worked great. The young and ambitious owners are doing a wonderful job updating without losing the charm and privacy the grounds and rooms provide. The location is very convienient and is close to highrise hotels, casino & beaches. We spent our time at the Moomba Beach Bar across the street and used the public transportation system which is a great value to go to Eagle Beach our last two days. The room came with beach chairs, cooler & beach towels and it was a 10 minute ride by bus. The roundtrip fare is $2.30 USD.
For us it's not if we're going to go back but when we're going back. The Boardwalk Hotel must be where Aruba got the motto "One Happy Island". We were so very happy during our stay.
Tony & Kathy
Belleville, NJ USA

Room Tip: Casita 4 was a wonderful private room. Very Comfortable
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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KimberlyRooijakkers, Manager at Boardwalk Hotel Aruba, responded to this review, November 22, 2011
We feel so lucky and blessed that we attract such amazing guests to Boardwalk Hotel Aruba! Masha danki (thank you) for your staying with us and writing this fantastic review about it!
See you soon!
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2011

Stayed for 10 days in low season. This property is quite intressting. Considering paying over 300 USd per night at he Marriott or the holiday Inn then take a chance on this one for less than half the price and we where not dissapointed. Yes this is different from an renovated room at the Marriott. but it does bring a very nice patio, BBQ and hammock. With great view on on the beach or the great garden with palm trees and (small) poo (we had casita nr 23) l. Its just a great cheaper alternative for any of the high rise hotels very near by. Yes at tthis moment the rooms are comfortable but they are not very warm ar cosy. Even with that its worth the money. It will get better over time with less tiles (they are upgrading the rooms) , better colors upgraded furniture. But all in all it all ends with the service. Leonie and the twins make a wonderful personal touch to this property. With 13 rooms you can make it personal and special and thats the value add of the boardwalk..

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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KimberlyRooijakkers, Manager at Boardwalk Hotel Aruba, responded to this review, October 24, 2011
Thank you very much for sharing your experience with new and repeat guests! We love the intimacy we can offer our guests and are working on making this the coziest and most intimate place on Aruba! Many sunny greetings from all of us.
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2011

My son, cousin and I stayed at the Boardwalk in June 2011 duirng a week of windsurfing. Once again we could not have been more pleased by our stay. The Boardwalk is under new ownership; the owners, two sisters, are already busy making improvements. We spent each day windsurfing, then returned to Boardwalk for desalinization and beers in the pool. Dusk was spent listening to music (Billy Currington), more beer, on the patio of our casita and discussing which of the many great Aruba restaurants we'd visit that evening. Important to us is the kitchen kit, which is very complete, for these evenings we chose to cook up a gourmet feast. Sleep quality was excellent.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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Thank disappskier
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KimberlyRooijakkers, Manager at Boardwalk Hotel Aruba, responded to this review, October 24, 2011
Thank you very much for the kind words. Happy you had a wonderful stay at Boardwalk and enjoyed the freedom which renting a fully equipped house offers! Looking forward to your 4th visit already! Warm regards from all of us!
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2011

Just finished 7 nights at the Boardwalk in the Palm Beach area of Aruba. It was a wonderful
experience-our Casita was clean, spacious and well equipped. The owners, Kimberly and Stephanie, as well as the rest of the staff were very helpful. The short walk across the street to the beautiful beaches was always a pleasure. There are many wonderful restaurants in Aruba and the weather was the best. Would not hesitate to recomment the Boardwalk to friends or to stay here again. It's a tremdous value!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank Nickquenum
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KimberlyRooijakkers, Manager at Boardwalk Hotel Aruba, responded to this review, October 24, 2011
Hello! It was wonderful to have you stay with us. Many thanks for the nice review! Sunny greetings!
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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2011

My sister, daughter and I stayed in a one-bedroom casita last week and congratulated ourselves several times for having the good sense to stay at the Boardwalk. The casita was well-designed and equipped with every amenity. With a full kitchen, we were able to enjoy a leisurely breakfast while making our plans for the day, which always included a brief visit to the office, to chat with the girls (who were full of good advice) and play with Lola, the gregarious little dachsund. We enjoyed our lovely patio, the small but perfectly apportioned pool, and free parking for our rental car. We enjoyed our proximity to the beach and the big white egret that fished every morning in the canal across the street. Our stay couldn't have been better and we'd go back in a heartbeat!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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Thank Paula N
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KimberlyRooijakkers, Manager at Boardwalk Hotel Aruba, responded to this review, October 24, 2011
Thank you so much for the lovely description and advice. It is often difficult to describe what you can expect when staying at Boardwalk Hotel Aruba and therefore appreciate your review a lot!
Many greetings, also from Lola!
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Property: Boardwalk Hotel Aruba
Address: Bakval 20, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
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Location: Caribbean > Aruba > Palm - Eagle Beach
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#1 Spa Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#2 Romantic Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#5 Business Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Boardwalk Hotel Aruba 3*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The boutique-style Boardwalk Small Hotel offers 14 spacious casitas spread out in the peaceful gardens of a historic coconut plantation. The hotel is located just a 3 minutes walk from popular Palm Beach where you can enjoy our NEW cozy beach area, providing shade and lounge chairs. All 14 casitas are tastefully decorated in fresh Caribbean colors and feature a large living room, fully equipped kitchen, modern bathroom, separate bedroom(s), private patio equipped with your own hammock and BBQ grill, TV, full air conditioning and free WIFI. Daily breakfast service is available. Other perks and privileges include daily housekeeping services, complimentary beach towels, beach chairs, cool box and snorkel gear. The owners of the hotel, fun twin sisters, offer concierge services and excellent recommendations, providing you with the local scoop. The boutique-style Boardwalk Small Hotel with palm-fringed gardens and cozy swimming pool offers the ultimate setting for a relaxing and romantic vacation in Aruba. Couples of all ages as well as young families will truly enjoy this hidden gem in Palm Beach, Aruba. ... more   less 
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