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“Classy, Comfortable & Close to the beach”

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Boardwalk Hotel Aruba
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Arlington, Massachusetts
1 review
“Classy, Comfortable & Close to the beach”
Reviewed April 20, 2013

My cousin, best friend and I loved our stay here! We had a trip planned earlier in the year but a bad storm crippled the northeast. Stephanie and Kimberley were so accommodating with a reschedule! The casitas had just been renovated so we did run into a small unexpected plumbing issue they handled professionally including offers to use a shower in another room ( our drain was slow due to bad connection). The Boardwalk has all the amenities you need for a home away from home feel and is close enough to the restaurants if you want to ignore your kitchenette. The colors are bright and cheery. We had enough room to turn the living room into an aerobics spot for an after beach workout! The beach is walking distance and there are chairs and an umbrella you can borrow. Staying at the boardwalk is like staying with friends. Heading back soon.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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KimberlyRooijakkers, Manager at Boardwalk Hotel Aruba, responded to this review, July 9, 2013
Dear MEM-Ellis,

It was a true pleasure to have you stay with us! Many thanks for leaving such a happy and cheerful review. Also, thank you for your understanding with the drain issue we experienced during your stay. Luckily this issue was professionally resolved and hasn't caused any further problems. We look forward to have you stay with us!

Sunny greetings,
Kimberly Rooijakkers
Hotel Manager
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Vienna, Austria
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Reviewed April 19, 2013

Boardwalk is a great place to stay. The nicely furnished Casitas are surrounded with a tropical garden, cosy areas around the pool and excellent service make this place a little paradise. Each Casita has its own patio and Weber Grill. Stephanie and Kimberly and the whole team are great hosts and very supportive with tipps and recommendations what to do in Aruba. The hotel is located in a very nice area of Aruba, Palm Beach is across the street and also the beautiful smaller beaches like Boca Catlina and Arashi Beach are not far away. It is the perfect place also for Kitesurfers as all the Kitesurfing Schools are at Fisherman's Hut next to Palm Beach. It is better to rent a car as Supermarkets and shops are not in walking distance.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Carmen2111
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KimberlyRooijakkers, Manager at Boardwalk Hotel Aruba, responded to this review, July 9, 2013
Dear Carmen2111,

Thanks for your lovely review and fantastic tips for the TripAdvisor community. We are very happy you enjoyed everything Boardwalk has to offer, from the BBQ grill to the tropical gardens!
We also love Boca Catalina and Arashi and the peace, quiet and amazing snorkeling it has to offer! Delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and hopefully will you come back to vacation with us again!

Sunny greetings
Kimberly Rooijakkers
Hotel Manager
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed April 18, 2013

Very nice boutique hotel. We had a wonderful time with our two young kids. The managers were wonderful and always there to help make our plans for the day. The casitas are all recently renovated, AC units are new and silent, outdoor space is large and perfect to eat outside. The island is beautiful, beaches and sea are (almost) picture perfect everywhere. Our suggestion is to rent a car and see as much as possible.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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KimberlyRooijakkers, Manager at Boardwalk Hotel Aruba, responded to this review, July 9, 2013
Dear Fr0mItaly,

Delighted to hear that you had a great time at Boardwalk Hotel! We very much appreciate your positive review! Many thanks here for and we look forward to having you stay with us again soon! We noticed you gave us 3 stars on the "sleep quality" category. As we are always eager to improve our quality we would love to hear how we could improve our sleep quality. Please feel free to contact us directly to learn more about your feedback. My email is kimberly@boardwalkaruba.com. Thank you very much in advance!

Warm regards,
Kimberly Rooijakkers
Hotel Manager
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Willemstad, Curacao
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Reviewed April 18, 2013

We live in Curacao and we stayed in the Boardwalk Hotel during the Easter Break. Already during the first phone call I was pleasantly surprised by the enthusiasm of the owners.
Boardwalk Hotel offers a range of different sized and shaped Casitas: tastefully furnished apartments. There is a small swimming pool in the garden. The owners, Stephanie and Kimberley, renovated the hotel over the past two years. They are as nice in real life as on the phone. During our stay they were very helpful, also with touristic advice. Veronica who did the daily room service was lovely too.
The location of the hotel was even better than we thought. It is walking distance from the beach, just behind one of the last high-rise hotels. Yes, the restaurants, shops and wind/kite surf rentals are all within walking distance!
We are already looking forward to visit Aruba for long weekends and stay in the Boardwalk Hotel.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Koremundu
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KimberlyRooijakkers, Manager at Boardwalk Hotel Aruba, responded to this review, July 9, 2013
Dear Koremundu,

We are so happy you enjoyed your stay at neighbor island Aruba and especially at Boardwalk Hotel! Many thanks for your kind words! We look forward to your weekend getaways at Boardwalk!

Warm regards
Kimberly Rooijakkers
Hotel Manager
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Olympia, Washington
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Reviewed April 18, 2013

The Boardwalk was a great place to stay: a very short walk to the north end of Palm Beach and the Vela Windsurfing rental area, but much cozier and more personable than the big high-rise hotels.
Stephanie and Kimberly and rest of the staff were very accommodating and even helped us arrange a rental Jeep for a tour of the island. We will definitely return to the Boardwalk the next time we are in Aruba.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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KimberlyRooijakkers, Manager at Boardwalk Hotel Aruba, responded to this review, July 9, 2013
Dear OlymG,

Thank you for your very kind review. Glad that you enjoyed your visit and the proximity of Boardwalk to the windsurf beach. We look forward to your next visit!

Sunny greetings
Kimberly Rooijakkers
Hotel Manager
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Holland
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Reviewed April 15, 2013

Dushi yiu! In Papiamento (the native language of Aruba) it literally means "sweet child", but is a commonly used slang phrase to describe that something is "Awesome!" or "Sweet!" That's how we would describe Boardwalk Hotel. I can honestly say that it was the best lodging experience I have ever had. My 13 year old daughter and I stayed in Casita #7 (1 bedrooom) from March 30-April 6. We were greeted with a warm welcome by Kimberly and Stephanie. The room was right next to the pool which was very convenient for a quick dip. The room was spacious, elegantly appointed, beautifully decorated and CLEAN!. It was our home away from home. Kimberly and Stephanie were such gracious hosts. They answered all of our questions, made great recommendations for dining, places to go and places to avoid. They generously loaned out snorkel gear, beach chairs, a cooler, and beach towels. We were also given chaise lounge rental certificates for Moomba Beach. (However, we preferred to drive to Eagle Beach....less crowded and fewer tourists) The free wireless was an added plus as we could keep in touch with our friends and family at home. The location was perfect. It was away from the high-rise hotels, but only a short walk to the beach. We had a rental car (highly recommend renting a car). so we were able to explore this tiny island on our own thanks to Kimberly and Stephanie's help. It was so nice to be away from the crowds but have the ability to get to where the action was when we wanted to be a part of it.

We will (and already have) recommended Boardwalk to everyone. We wouldn't even consider any other property after this amazing experience.

Thanks again to Kimberly and Stephanie (and staff) for making our vacation so memorable.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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KimberlyRooijakkers, Manager at Boardwalk Hotel Aruba, responded to this review, July 9, 2013
Dear Lisa S,

Thank you for your amazing and "dushi yiu" review and many photos! We appreciate your very positive review and can not thank you enough for recommending us to friends and family! We are really glad that you had an amazing experience at Boardwalk Hotel Aruba!

Sunny greetings,
Kimberly Rooijakkers
Hotel Manager
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level 1 Contributor
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Reviewed April 15, 2013

This was my first time in Aruba and this was a great place to stay. We stayed in the 1 bedroom apartment or Casita. It was equipped with a stove top, microwave, refrigerator, coffe maker, dishes and cooking utensils. Very clean and stylish. We had our own small patio with a charcoal grill and there was a pool right outside our door. So I took advantage of late night lounging by the pool. Stephanie and Kimberly (the staff) were absolutely wonderful. They provided us with great information about the area, provided tips on places to go and restaurants to visit. The hotel is located off by itself but is walking distance to the beach and othef larger hotels that have restaurants and a casinos. We were also walking distance from the local bus which took us to beaches further away and other locations. The buses run frequently and are the most economical way to get around. Overall, I love this place and me and my diva girlfriends are already planning a return trip.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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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 Spa Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#1 Family 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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