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Reviewed June 4, 2014

Great location right on Palm beach (which is very developed but nice) and close walking distance to the strip restaurants and tacky stores. Nice sized balconies on which to hang-out and read. My understanding is that normally there are lots of noisy kids running around (Aruba seems very kid friendly and safe) but during our stay (end of May) there were very few. I'm sure what it was like before the recent renovation but our room, the grounds and lobby were pretty attractive and well-maintained. The best thing was probably the very helpful and friendly staff members. Quick tip: renting a car or jeep isn't necessary but I'd get one for a day or two to explore the Island.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank MonkeyBoy57
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HIResortAruba, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Aruba - Beach Resort & Casino, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2014

Dear MonkeyBoy57,

Greetings and thank you choosing our resort for your recent stay and also your invaluable feedback. So glad to hear that you had a relaxing and peaceful vacation and our team associates looked after you well. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Kind Regards,
Management Team.

Holiday Inn Resort Aruba-Beach Resort & Casino

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Reviewed June 3, 2014

Just got back late last night from this resort. Anthony and Edward at the pool was made our stay.... Would certainly go back again but not stay in the party tower on the north side of the resort. Casino atmosphere is not good even though I won.... Overall, nice resort.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Crixis A
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HIResortAruba, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Aruba - Beach Resort & Casino, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2014

Dear Crixis A,

First let us thank you for choosing our resort for your recent vacation on our Happy Island. We will pass your kind comments onto Anthony and Edward our pool associates whoose dedication helped make your holiday all the more enjoyable. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Kind Regards,
Holiday Inn Resort Aruba-Beach Resort & Casino

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Reviewed June 3, 2014

My boyfriend (now fiance...he proposed to me on this trip!) stayed at this hotel during our second trip to Aruba. His father and stepmother came on this trip and this was not only the first experience to fly on a plane for them both (they're in their late 50's) but also their first experience outside of North America. They were blown away by this hotel and Aruba. This hotel in particular was amazing. We all LOVED it. The upgrades were a huge surprise and plus to us and the location on the beach was perfect. It's centrally located in proximity to all of the shops and the mall, just steps away. Even the rooms were pleasant and comfortable. When we go back to Aruba, which we are hoping to make a yearly habit of, I can guarantee we will be staying here again.

Room Tip: Try to request a ground-level room with no balcony facing either the pool or the beach. These rooms are so much more convenient with beach access!! Trust me!
  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with family
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HIResortAruba, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Aruba - Beach Resort & Casino, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2014

Dear Rick_and_Nicole,

First of all congratulations on your engagement! We are so honored that you chose our resort for this special event and also for being the hosts of your Fiance's father and stepmother's first trip outside of the USA. It is so wonderful to hear we are part of these unforgettable experiences in our guest's lives! We are happy to hear you had a great stay and enjoyed our newly renovated resort and location. We hope to see you back soon again ! (Hint wedding, honeymoon or anniversary maybe?)

Warm regards from sunny Aruba,
Management Team
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Reviewed June 3, 2014

The Holiday Inn Resort Aruba is a huge property that fronts on a couple of hundred yards of beautiful blue water and white powder beach on the Palm Beach resort strip. The facility recently underwent a multimillion dollar renovation. Rooms are nice and well appointed. Hotel staff are friendly and helpful.
This would be a great place to vacation for a few days or a week or two with the family. The resort features several restaurants and bars, several pools, an in-house casino, shops and all of the amenities one would expect from a large resort hotel. All-inclusive is offered for $96.00 per day per person.
Regulated cab fare to/from the airport to the Palm Beach area is $25.00. Cab fare to/from the cruise ship terminal or downtown is $11.00. Local bus transportation on clean new buses is available at a stop located right outside the resort. Numerous bars and restaurants are located across/down the street from the resort. Crime does not appear to be a problem in the area and it is safe to walk around the streets in the resort strip area day or night.
A steady breeze blows almost all the time. Because of the breeze and the fact that Aruba is basically a dessert island, bugs are not a problem. It rarely rains in Aruba. Be sure to lather up with sun block because you can become sunburned before you realize it.
Adult beverages tend to be expensive in Aruba, even in package stores. Take advantage of the two for one happy hours at local establishments and at the resort Tiki Bar. Beware that most bars and restaurants in Aruba (including Holiday Inn venues) automatically add a 10-15% service charge to your tab. If you are not careful you can be passing out 35-40% tips without realizing it and thinking, "My God it is expensive down here".
If you want to unwind and de-stress and have a great time in a beautiful location for a reasonable price, the Holiday Inn Resort Aruba would be a good choice.

Room Tip: Be sure to request an oceanfront or ocean view room. The view of the water at sunset is worth the price of staying there. Besides, it is not too pleasing to go out on the balcony and look down into the resort dumpsters or an undeveloped lot.
  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank Amaboskcus
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HIResortAruba, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Aruba - Beach Resort & Casino, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2014

Dear Amaboskcus,

Greetings, thank you for taking your time to make your valued comments. So glad to hear that your stay with us was up to expectations and our beautiful beaches, blue waters made your stay memorable, thank you for choosing our Resort for your vacation. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Holiday Inn Resort Aruba-Beach Resort & Casino for de stressing and unwinding on our Happy Island.

Kind Regards,
Management Team,

Holiday Inn Resort Aruba-Beach Resort & Casino

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Reviewed June 2, 2014

Right on the beach, Close walking distance to bars n restutants. When we got there, there was a part of the hotel getting worked on, so that tower was closed. They put us in a old room which was not worth the money. My Wife did some talking while i was on the beach and next thing I know we where in a brand new room, Top floor, Great Ocean View in the Sea Tower. Ask for the Sea Tower when booking. Bring a cooler with you and go to the store at Playa Linda which is the next hotel over ( more stuff there and a little bit cheaper) so you can save money on drinks and food if you feel like making your own stuff. No kitchen in the rooms but they don have a fridge. They do have an all inclusive option but they never told us about it when we check in. It was about $97 US per person per day.
Over all I would go back if I got the same room.

Room Tip: Ask for the Sea Tower, we had the room 7629. Top floor great ocean view.
  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank DKells
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HIResortAruba, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Aruba - Beach Resort & Casino, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2014

Dear DKells,

First let us thank you for choosing Holiday Inn Resort Aruba-Beach Resort for your recent stay on our Happy Island, your comments are very much valued. We where so happy to hear that our location and powder sandy beaches suited your needs, and our newly renovated Sea Tower met your expectaions. We look forward to welcoming you back soon for more relaxation on our sunny Island.

Kind Regards,
Management Team.

Holiday Inn Resort Aruba-Beach Resort & Casino.

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