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Boardwalk Hotel Aruba
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Litchfield, New Hampshire
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10 reviews
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“A Hidden Gem!”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

Pulled in and there was a note waiting for us on the office door (they are closed on Sunday) directing us to our Casita. The key was right where they said it would be and a bonus there was a cute little kitty waiting to greet us as well. She as well as another little friend lives outside the hotel and they were visitors of our patio all week which helped me miss my two kitties at home a little less. Our room had a full kitchen, living room, king sized bed, very large bathroom and a private patio with hammock and bbq. It was very quiet and we were right next to the pool. It was perfect for us. Across the street from the Marriott and the new Ritz Carlton but just far enough from the noise, exactly how I like it. The owners, Stephanie and Kimberly (sisters) were the sweetest girls and couldn’t have been more helpful! Gave us great info when we needed directions and also serve rum punch and snacks every Friday at 5 near the pool.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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KimberlyRooijakkers, Manager at Boardwalk Hotel Aruba, responded to this review, September 20, 2012
Thank you for staying at Boardwalk and writing such a detailed trip report. It was wonderful to meet you and to have you as our guests. You really made the most of your holiday in Aruba and we are very happy that Boardwalk did not disappoint you! We really hope that your husband will have more luck fishing next time you are here. The BBQ's will be around then as well! Many sunny greetings from all of us!
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Reviewed August 29, 2012 via mobile

We really enjoyed our stay here, the sisters are great hosts and can help with anything you require. Rooms are spacious and soon to be renovated. Fully self contained even with a BBQ on the verandah! Wish we had another week here in this relaxing little hotel.

  • Stayed August 2012
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KimberlyRooijakkers, Manager at Boardwalk Hotel Aruba, responded to this review, September 14, 2012
Thank you for your review! We would love to have you stay with us another week as well! BBQ's add to the Aruba experience don't they?! Many sunny regards from all of us!
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California
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Reviewed August 28, 2012

Have stayed at the Boardwalk the past 20 years! It is like our 2nd home! Such a friendly staff, and rooms are clean, cool, and relaxing. Perfect place to come back to after a long day at the beach. Short walk from the beach-so convinient! :)

  • Stayed July 2012
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KimberlyRooijakkers, Manager at Boardwalk Hotel Aruba, responded to this review, September 14, 2012
You and your family are such a big part of Boardwalk. We hope to keep that for years and generations to come! Thank you for posting and we cannot wait to see you again.
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Reviewed August 27, 2012

We stayed for 2 weeks from 10th August, me, hubby and two kids in casita no.3 and grandad and cousin in casita no.2.

What a beautiful quiet place, very green and oasis like. The two girls, Stephanie and Kimberley were very helpful and friendly and the cats that visited every day were lovely too.

The casitas were a home away from home, the beds were large and comfy and the living area was very satisfactory, spacious and bright.

Our maid Carmen worked very hard in the casita and always had a pleasant smile and a hello.

The Boardwalk is an easy stroll away from the beach. Walk down to the Moomba bar as it's much quieter than in front of the Marriott Hotel.

The people in Aruba are some of the friendliest we have ever encountered and we have been all over the world, the drivers are the most polite we have ever come across!

The beaches are to die for, the sand white and the sea blue, what a lovely relaxing place to go on holiday.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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KimberlyRooijakkers, Manager at Boardwalk Hotel Aruba, responded to this review, September 14, 2012
Aruba, one happy island. The slogan does not disappoint! Thank you for writing. It was a pleasure to have you as our guests! Say hi to everyone, from all of us!
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College Station, Texas
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Reviewed August 26, 2012

Fabulous Stay at the Boardwalk for 10 days!!
Exciting changes and renovations will make this truly a Boutique Hotel. Stephany and Kimberly could not be more friendly and helpful. Short walk to Palm Beach and all kinds of activities. Short drive to Arashi Beach for great snorkeling. I like the quiet atmosphere versus the large and crowded hotels. Spacious casitas and patios make it enjoyable to just sit, relax and listen to the breeze through the Palm Trees. Returning in January and already looking forward to it.

  • Stayed August 2012
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KimberlyRooijakkers, Manager at Boardwalk Hotel Aruba, responded to this review, September 14, 2012
Close to it all convenience, yet far from it all tranquility! Thats us!! Thank you for sharing that! The renovated rooms are looking fabulous. They will probably the most spacious and relaxing apartments/suites available for vacationers on Palm Beach! See you soon! Sunny regards
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed August 26, 2012

It's a cool place - a much more personal and intimate experience than a chain hotel.

The casitas are really your own little house, with full kitchen, living room area, and bedroom, also patio, hammock, table and chairs, BBQ grill.
The kitchen is stocked with silverware, cups, grill tools, plates, etc. The king size bed in the casita is really nice.
The beach is about 2 minutes walkin.

The owners of the Boardwalk are extremely friendly and lovely girls, and helpful with things you need both at the hotel, and around the island. They also let you borrow any equipment you want from their office, including snorkelling, fins, etc.
They me get a cheap deal on a rental car for the week (much appreciated and very convenient), and gave advice on best beaches for snorkelling, swimming, en restaurants etc.

The property is safe and quiet, has security each night after 6PM.
So, Give it a try - you won't regret it! I want to go back!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed August 26, 2012

This place is beautiful and in the best location. My son and I originally planned on staying for 5 days but ended up for 8. Upon arrival we were greated by Stephanie whom was so friendly and upgraded us since the 2 bd casita #6...which was much more then we every expected. The walk thru the garden to our oasis was very inviting. Our casista has it own private porch with full table to enjoy our meals outside while we grill. There is also a hamock on each casitia. Our casita has everything. The master bedroom complete with full bathroom. The second bedroom has two full beds and bathroom next to it. The kitchen is fully stocked and also utensils for the BBQ. The large livins room has the comfort of home. There is a small pool but we didnt use it since we had the beach right down the road.
The boardwalk Hotel supplies beach towels, snorkel equipment, cooler, and beach chairs for the stay. You can return them whenever you want...so useful! The location could not be better down the road from high rise hotel so your not in the hustle of all the tourist.
One more shout out to the The Boardwalk Hotel the sisters were so accomadting and every suggestion they made was the best. They just started renovations while we were there and can not wait to return to see them.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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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 On the Beach Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#2 Romantic 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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