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Boardwalk Hotel Aruba
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Seattle, Washington
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“The best decision you could make while in Aruba”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2014

Due to a mix-up in flight home vs. hotel stay, my wife and I ended up with an extra day in Aruba. Turns out this accident was the best thing to happen to us. We booked a night at The Boardwalk and wished we had spent our entire honeymoon there. The rooms are clean and beautiful and comfortable. There's a hammock outside your Casita for relaxing. The staff is friendly and caring and extremely helpful. There was even free lemonade in the refrigerator! So much better than we ever could have hoped for. Cannot thank them enough for such a wonderful stay.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Brookhaven, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2014

The Boardwalk Hotel exceeded our expectations. It actually looked like its web site and the staff was great. We stayed in a studio for five days and then moved to a one bedroom for three more days. Both were clean, bright and comfortable just like the pictures of them. Each casita had its own private deck where we spent a lot of time sheltered from the sun and just enjoying the breeze. The Boardwalk Hotel is located at the end of the "high rise" strip on Palm Beach. It was a little green tropical oasis in dry windy Aruba- low scale with an old timey feel. At the same time the units were furnished in basic ikea, perfect for us. We rented a car so we could scoot down the road to snorkeling sites or go into town for dinner. We could just cross the street to take walks along the beach either along the high rise strip or further up to watch wind surfing and of course the sunsets.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Monsey
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2014

Serene and tension lowering Hotel
Feels like you are the only guest in a forest of shrubbery.
Staff is extremely friendly and helpful. Make you feel at home.
Accommodations are clean and furnished low key and pleasing.


  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Union, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2014

Where do I even begin...
When we first arrived I was a bit disappointed about the location, as it is not right on the beach and a bit of a far walk from the Palm Beach mall and restaurant area. Don't get me wrong, you can walk but especially with small children in the heat it was not the most comfortable thing.

However, I quickly got over this when we went into our Casita (#7), it instantly felt like home. Like our own little apartment in Aruba. Then we I found out how cheap it was to rent a car for the week and explore the island, I totally forgot we weren't on the beach or close to the restaurants and shops.

The Casita was wonderful, very clean and extremely spacious. We were traveling with my mother and our 2.5 year old so we got the two bedroom, two bath Casita. One room had a king bed and an en-suite bathroom and the other had two full/queen beds and the bathroom was right outside. We also had a fully equiped kitchen with dining table/chair set was were very nice I must say. In addition, in an open floor plan, a family room with TV. We also had a patio with our own hammock and a patio set with a grill that we could have used for cooking and eating outside...

I loved the hammock it was very relaxing, the only downside were the mosquitos.
The pool area and all the grounds were beautiful and private and very clean. We had cleaning service every day except Sunday. Also every day we grabbed fresh beach towels from the front desk, as well as beach chairs and toys for my daughter for the week. This was really great because we were not confined to the beach where guests have access to free chairs (Moomba Beach, by the Marriot).

Once we got the car we really explored the whole island and all it's amazingly gorgeous beaches...we were very sad to leave Aruba and the boardwalk hotel. It really felt like our home away from home and we can not wait to go back there.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2014

This was our second visit to Aruba. At the first time we stayed at a huge hotel right in front of the sea. This time, travelling with a young child, we chose this small and cozy hotel. If you're looking for a home away from home, try the Boardwalk 'Casita'. It's a short distance from Palm Beach. Rent a car, ask for chairs and just explore the island. The owner will be happy to show you the best spots.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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valencia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2014

We love it! The casita is so so so beautiful. It was clean,modern,beautiful,peaceful,comfortable,great location near everything. We are waiting to our next vacation to go to aruba,and we hope we could stay in boardwalk small hotel. We totally recommend it. Its the perfect place for rest. The girls in the lobby were great with our kid who loved playing with lola! Thank you very very very much for your services!!!

  • Stayed January 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2014

Stayed here in Casita #1. Thoroughly enjoyed the property and the owners and staff were great. I would do it again. Kitchens could use some better quality cooking pots and pans but the ones we used were ok. Coffee filters should be supplied by hotel but we had to scurry out to Super Foods to score and hopefully leave behind for other guests. Great location and again, great staff.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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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 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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