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Reviewed August 22, 2013

We stayed for 2,5 weeks at the Boardwalk hotel with our three kids of 10, 9 and 3 years old. They simply loved the pool which a fair amount of undeep water, a big enough deeper part to swim and make tricks and the little bubble bath. When we had morning or afternoon tea at the hotel, we sat down at the kiosk, where we studied the lizards and swung in the hammock. The casitas where spacey, tidy and had airco in all rooms. The fully equipped kitchen was completed with a weber BBQ on your veranda. The beds our comfortable and each bathroom has a walk-inn rain shower. Every casita has a huge outside facility with table and chairs and a hammock. there is a garden with beautiful trees where you walk around on boardwalks, hence the name. The staff is the best: very friendly and helpful. Whenever we went to the lobby with a question, or to borrow snorkel gear, cool box, towels etc., we ended up talking with Stephanie and Tom the stagair and the kids fed Lola the cat and played with Lola the dog. On our late arrival Kimberly came especially from home (twice!) and even surprised us with toys to play with for the kids.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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1  Thank FamReus
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KimberlyRooijakkers, Owner at Boardwalk Hotel Aruba, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2013

Dear FamReus,

Thank you for choosing Boardwalk for your family getaway and thank you for sharing your experience with the traveling TripAdvisor community. We appreciate your kind words and detailed description of our amenities immensely. It is a true pleasure to read that Boardwalk delivered upon your expectations and that your kids enjoyed the gardens and swimming pool. We cater to families and couples alike and love to make sure everyone has a good time. Hence, we had to offer beach toys to our smallest guests ☺. Once again, thank you for your review. We really hope to be able to welcome your family and you back with us very soon!

Sunny greetings,
Kimberly Rooijakkers
Hotel manager & owner

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Reviewed August 22, 2013

We had a fantastic stay at Boardwalk Aruba. We loved the location, the efficiency of the staff and the colorful casita. We stayed in casita 23 which was great- we loved being on the 2nd floor and had a direct view of the (smallish) pool. We love the ocean so we actually never even used the pool. We had a 10 day stay and explored the whole island with a rental car (didnt get a jeep as we wanted bc they were out the day we wanted to rent one. Air conditioning in the casita was lovely. The free use of beach towels, snorkel gear and chairs plus a cooler was really helpful for long days at the beach. This was our vacation so all we did was go to the beach and cook out and try a few restaurants. It was the perfect setting. Stefanie and Thom were always helpful with recommendations and directions. We dont like the all inclusive thing preferring to do things on our own so this was perfect for us- the grill was great and the Super Food near by was large and enabled us to food shop and cook whatever we wanted. Highly recommend Boardwalk. Look forward to being back!

Room Tip: Casita 23 is lovely and the only room with a king size bed.
  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Monicahy
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KimberlyRooijakkers, Owner at Boardwalk Hotel Aruba, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2013

Dear Monicahy,

Thank you very much for highly recommending Boardwalk on TripAdvisor. It is fantastic to read how you enjoyed Aruba’s beautiful beaches and outdoor lifestyle! Also very glad you enjoyed the charcoal grill on your own patioWe hope to be able to welcome you back with us very soon.

Sunny greetings from Aruba,
Kimberly Rooijakkers
Hotel manager & owner

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Reviewed August 22, 2013

We had a wonderful time! The Boardwalk is quiet and private, but close to everything. It was so nice having a kitchen, and the pool was just steps away. With a private entrance and our own patio, it quickly felt like a home away from home. Our unit was modern and clean with all the conveniences. The staff was exceptionally pleasant and so helpful in helping us to get the most out of our vacation in Aruba. They offered to make calls to arrange for a jeep, gave us some fabulous restaurant recommendations and even mailed our postcards for us!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Smithktagg7
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KimberlyRooijakkers, Owner at Boardwalk Hotel Aruba, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2013

Dear smithktagg7,

We are so happy you went with the Boardwalk too! And ever happier to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and that we were able to make your family and you feel at home. Glad you enjoyed your restaurant recommendations! We are real foodies and always try to stay on top of the local restaurant scene. Many greetings from Aruba and hopefully until soon again!

Sunny greetings from Aruba,
Kimberly & Stephanie Rooijakkers
Hotel managers & owners

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Reviewed August 18, 2013

My girlfriends and I stayed here for a girls trip and had an amazing time. The hotel is at the end of the high rise district and close to the beach. Most restaraunts are about a ten minute walk down the beach. The staff here is extremely helpful! On the first day there, Stephanie helped plan everything from restaurants to local bars, snorkeling trips,helping us with a car rental. I would definately recommend renting a car for a day or two. It was super inexpensive and gave us a chance to explore the island. We checked in with Stephanie and we had our rental car in less than 10 minutes. I will definately be back to stay at this hotel!!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Jessierebels
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KimberlyRooijakkers, Owner at Boardwalk Hotel Aruba, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2013

Dear Jessierebels,

Thank you so much for your very positive review on here. We are very happy to hear that your girlfriends and you enjoyed your vacation on Aruba and your stay with us. Stephanie is happy that she was able to help you plan your holiday and help you discover the best Aruba has to offer. Although it is not necessary to rent a car (we are walking distance from everything Palm Beach has to offer) it is always so much fun to explore the island’s North shore, Arikok national park, snorkel spots, restaurants. We hope to welcome you girls back with us very soon,

Sunny greetings from Aruba,
Kimberly Rooijakkers
Hotel manager & owner

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Reviewed August 14, 2013

Excellent place to stay, very quiet and peaceful.... perfect for a romantic or family trip. The Casitas are beautiful, very clean, nice kitchen, you can buy your own food and cook which is great. The hotel is very near the high rise hotels, so it´s perfect because you can be near the action in a quiet and beautiful place, I loved it and want to come back. It has no restaurant, not even for breakfast.

Room Tip: Any room is great!
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank marielamve
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KimberlyRooijakkers, Owner at Boardwalk Hotel Aruba, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2013

Dear marielamve,

Thank you very much for your brief and sweet review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our location’s proximity to Palm Beach and appreciated it’s far from it all feel. We have very good news; from this week we are offering our guests in-room (in-casita) breakfast! Champagne breakfast is also offered! We hope to have you back with us very soon.

Sunny greetings from Aruba,
Kimberly Rooijakkers
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