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Boardwalk Hotel Aruba
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Reviewed October 4, 2013

My stay at the Boardwalk, Small Hotel Aruba was perfection. I loved its intimate and homey-style atmosphere, as opposed to the typical, impersonal, mega-sized hotels in Aruba. Cozily located in a coconut grove, it is still close to everything, including a quick walk to some of Aruba’s most beautiful beaches, shopping and restaurants. The Boardwalk is also located across the street from the Marriott, which is convenient if you want to take advantage of its dining options and amenities.

The Boardwalk, Small Hotel Aruba has large, cheerful and beautifully appointed vacation houses, named casitas. With their full kitchen, living room, terrace, barbecue and hammock, it is like having your own apartment in Aruba. The hotel has a wonderful ambiance thanks to the attention to detail of proprietors, Kimberly, Stephanie, Alice and McCalley (SP?), who make you feel like family. They could not have been nicer or more helpful.

I plan to become a repeat guest at the Boardwalk, Small Hotel Aruba. Now that I have found perfection, I don’t need not look anywhere else.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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KimberlyRooijakkers, Owner at Boardwalk Hotel Aruba, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2013

Dear Wowvoyager,

Wow! What a lovely review! You capture our concept, casitas and atmosphere so well!
Very glad you had a wonderful stay with us and we are already looking forward to cherish you as our repeat guest!

Sunny greetings
Kimberly Rooijakkers
Hotel owner and manager

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Reviewed October 4, 2013

Staying at the boardwalk, made our honeymoon extra special. The girls running the show, Alice, Kimberly, and Stephanie, are so friendly and helpful. They helped us find some great spots to dine (white & mi boca dushi were awesome). It's located just a short walk from beautiful beaches. It has a great feel from the minute you pull into the driveway, and it's so comfortable and peaceful felling. Just a short drive to a very well stocked grocery store and great snorkeling is only 5 min drive north. We love this place and when we return to aruba we'll be staying at boardwalk! Thanks ladies, you are all awesome and adorable!!

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Thank Bedwardojer
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KimberlyRooijakkers, Owner at Boardwalk Hotel Aruba, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2013

Dear Bedwardojer,

Thank you so much for your fantastic review. We truly appreciate your kind words. Really glad to hear that you had a great Honeymoon on Aruba and here with us at the Boardwalk Hotel and that you enjoyed our local insights as to where to breakfast, dine, swim and snorkel. We hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back for your anniversary vacations :).

Sunny Greetings,
Kimberly & Stephanie Rooijakkers

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Reviewed October 3, 2013

I travel a lot because of my job and I’ve already stayed at a lot of hotels al over the Caribbean. None of them can touch the level of "feeling at home". Every guest feels himself part of the Boardwalk family, thanks to the way you are received and treated by the hospitable Boardwalk team.
The unique place, on which the hotel has its location, makes you feel if you are staying on a little oasis. Because I am a regular guest, I have stayed in most of the casita's, of the hotel, and even though none of them are the same, every single one of them, gives you that relaxed feeling, like if you were at home.
When you are planning a trip to Aruba, just book at Boardwalk Hotel. You will not be disappointed, it will give your trip a golden rim.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Gerard H
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KimberlyRooijakkers, Owner at Boardwalk Hotel Aruba, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2013

Dear Gerard H,

Thank you for choosing Boardwalk Hotel over and over again for your visits to Aruba and thank you for posting such a great review on Tripadvisor! It is great to read you loved each of our unique casitas and the oasis-like gardens. We are very happy that you enjoy Boardwalk Hotel and would love to have you to stay in your home away from home again soon!

Sunny greetings,
Kimberly & Stephanie
Hotel owners & managers

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Reviewed October 3, 2013

We just got married in Aruba and stayed at the Boardwalk!
Actually the majority of our wedding guests stayed at the Boardwalk.
Steph and Kim, who run the place did an AWESOME job! They always give everyone great service (5 star)!
The place looks beautiful as it has been recently upgraded.
They also gave us a great rate for a wedding package.
HIGHLY recommand the Boardwalk, clean, nice and private.
Will come back!!!

Room Tip: Room 1 is the best, they are all great. but this one is nice and big
  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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KimberlyRooijakkers, Owner at Boardwalk Hotel Aruba, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2013

Dear Guido R,

Congratulations firstly and thanks a million for your superb review. We loved reading your review and are glad we were able to contribute to this special event in your life.
We look forward to welcoming you back for an anniversary visit! :))

Sunny greetings from Aruba
Kimberly & Stephanie
Hotel owners & managers

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Reviewed September 30, 2013

I stayed at the Boardwalk Hotel at the beginning of September for the first time and I loved it. The Hotel really has a unique Caribbean charme that cannot be found anywhere else on the Island… the new décor is amazing and the layout of the Hotel is so special because every casita is so secluded and private.
The staff was so helpful, always open to help me with the planning of my day and there for any questions I had..
I can only highly recommend this Hotel to anyone who wants to come to the Caribbean and experience the Island life. They give me the real local Aruba experience.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Martien H
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KimberlyRooijakkers, Owner at Boardwalk Hotel Aruba, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2013

Dear Martien H,

Masha danki (thank you in papiamento) for your review! It is our ambition to give our guests insights into the true coconut life in Aruba and we are flattered to read we were able to do so by offering you a Caribbean setting to unwind in and invaluable tips for you to explore Aruba! We hope you will be back soon, because we have so much more to share :)!

Sunny greetings from our happy island!
Kimberly
Hotel owner & manager

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