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Aruba Beach Resort
Certificate of Excellence
Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“I recommend this place”
Reviewed March 3, 2012

Just loved staying here- the location was great, so close to everything we wanted to do and see. The resort was well looked after and the managers were friendly and so helpful. Excellent value for money.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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western australia
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Reviewed November 30, 2011

Stayed for two nights in a one bed apartment, the central position is great as you can walk everywhere in minutes. Really helpful managers who kept the whole site in immaculate order.
Parking underneath the building close to the apartment which was reached by one or two flights of stairs (no lift) The apartment was well equiped with flat screen TV Austel sport and films, washer and drier also iron and ironing board. Small rear facing balcony.
The apartments are privately owned and ours was in need of some updating although clean and acceptable.
We were given a discount voucher to use on our next visit ( we will return to Broadbeach)
There is a bus stop right outside for Surfers or Sea World.

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed November 19, 2011

We have recently stayed at the Aruba Beach Resort and found it to be very clean and tidy. The place is in a great location near restaurants and bars and just outside you can catch the bus to Sea World. We stayed on the 2nd floor overlooking the park across the road. We are not used to traffic noise but after the first night it was ok. We spoke to the owners before we left from Perth to find out if there is a hair dryer in the room and he said he would provide one for us and sure enough when we got there it was there. The pool and spa were excellent very clean and the spa temp just right. We often had breakfast just across the road at a restaurant called Sage during the week a full breakfast will only cost you $8.95, and just a short stroll away you are at the beach. We used to walk along the beach to Surfers Paradise which will approx take you 40min, when you get there right on the beach front there is a cafe where you can get a full breakfast for wait for it $5. It was such good value. I actually prefer broadbeach to surfers paradise but I can see the appeal for the young. All in all cannot fault the apartment and would certainly recommend you try.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Kaikoura, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 29, 2011

This place can't be matched for location-bus outside, surrounded by cafes and restaurants, shopping malls close by and the beach across the road. The resort is very well maintained-the pool and spa were just the perfect places to relax and unwind. There is even a poolside barbecue for your use. Hosts were helpful and friendly, advice on best places to shop and the correct buses etc. We will be back.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 29, 2011

Very reasonably priced for such a great location. Room was immaculate and suitedus well. Hosts couldn't have been more helpful.
Shame about the weather, but we will be sure to come back.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed October 23, 2011

Although the resort is well maintained, well kept, do not assume the units are equally the same. *** Units are individually owned *** . Our unit showed signs that it was hardly cleaned. The edges around the bedroom has layers of dust and dirt. Even found some rubbish under the couches ! I will not trust the dishes and cutleries either. Give them a good clean using the dishwasher before using them. Guests are expected to clean these and if you trust previous guests to wash these properly . . . well, your choice. Did I mention that our sugar sachets were all stale ? In my opinion this place lacks quality control. Apart from these and as per previous reviews, great location and hosts are friendly. I'm torn between poor and excellent hence average rating.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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AlanGoldCoast, Manager at Aruba Beach Resort, responded to this review, October 28, 2011
We set high standards of cleanliness and do regular spot checks to ensure this. This room clearly didn't conform and we regret that we weren't informed as immediate action would have been taken. I am surprised about the sugar sachets being stale as we order new stock on a monthly basis.
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed October 2, 2011

Aruba Beach Resort is situated conveniently close to the action- shopping, restaurants, bars, Jupiters Casino,the beach, and public transport at the door. However none of these attractions impinge on the resort as a quiet place to stay, with the friendly owners ensuring you are provided with an attractive, clean and tidy environment. We loved the warm pool, being Kiwis! We will be back and will bring others with us!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Aruba Beach Resort
Address: Corner Queensland Ave & Surf Parade, Broadbeach, Gold Coast, Queensland 4218, Australia (Formerly Breakfree Aruba Beach)
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Gold Coast > Broadbeach
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 36 Specialty Lodging in Broadbeach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Aruba Beach Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 41
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Aruba Beach Resort, in the perfect location close to The Star Casino, Gold Coast Convention Centre and the Pacific Fair Shopping District and is less than 200 metres away from the Beach. Aruba Beach Resort is across the road from the vibrant heart of Broadbeach's Restaurants, Bars & Cafes in the Newly Renovated Village Precinct. You are also assured easy access to the renowned Gold Coast theme parks with public transport with buses and the tram very close nearby. It is a wonderful holiday destination for all ages! ... more   less 
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