Holiday Inn Resort Aruba
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- All Inclusive Features
First impressions of the room were disappointing and not at all like the photos. Nasty looking Dark brown carpet and damp smell in the room and very tired looking furniture! However the beds were extremely comfortable and the place was very clean. The hotel grounds are amazing and spread across a large area of beach which meant there was lots of space unlike some nearby hotels. Trying to find some shade is a nightmare unless you get up at 5am and bag an umbrella. The beach hut system is a complete joke with a massive queue of people waiting for 2 hours in the hope of being allocated one. Personally I'd rather spend 2pm - 4 pm in the pool than in a queue. The most Annoying thing was the number of huts with towels on the chairs and not a soul using them ALL DAY! system needs sorting! There was a couple of trees we used for shade but that meant birds crapping all over your stuff ! All in all for the price it was a decent hotel but not 4 star. Could do with updating and more shade.
The rooms are a little small but you're only in the room for short periods. The grounds are immaculate. They are constantly cleaning. Housekeeping also was great. The beach and pools also are outstanding. A shout out to Martin on the beach he made our stay even better. He should be recognized by Holiday Inn for management. The restaurants were all good as well as the service at all the bars. We enjoyed our stay and hopefully be back soon.
We've stayed here several times. We've tried other resorts but prefer Holiday Inn. The beach is great and if you're IHG platinum you have a palapa assigned to you for your entire stay (which is a huge benefit). Very clean, and exceptional staff. We will be back.
I had a great time. I don't fuss much. As long as I eat good and sleep good I'm happy. The beach was beautiful and the grounds were kept very clean. All in all Aruba is wonderful, expensive but the climate is just perfect. You can't go wrong no matter where on the island you decide to stay. This hotel is affordable and you'll still get all that the island offers. What's great also is the fact that the beaches are open to anyone and everyone ( beaches are public even if the hotels are for guests only. No matter which hotel you stay at you can cross mingle.
This was me and my husbands first trip to Aruba. For the most part the hotel was a decent place to stay. Walking into the hotel the open lobby and the views to the beach and grounds at the HI are AMAZING. They really take pride in the outdoor area but as soon as we opened the door to our hotel room it was a HUGE let down. We had booked a "Superior Resort View" and one would think this wouldn't be a view of the employee parking lot and dumpsters but it was. Yes, I could see the beach and water but I could also see that someone had thrown their leftover sandwiches on the top of the employee building below. We had a balcony with NO CHAIRS and the room was very outdated. I have to agree with all the reviews about the Palapa system. I stood in line the day before for over an hour and got assigned hut #18. Not too bad of a location. It was nice to have one to get out of the hot sun for a bit. Well, the person who had assigned the huts told us all to be there by 10:30 the next day or they start giving them away to people on the waiting list. Well, we got up super early had breakfast and I headed to my hut around 9:15am. My husband came down around 10. At 10:30 I noticed the hotel beach and pool staff taking towels off the chairs under the huts in front of me and giving them to people on the waiting list so about an hour or so later the couple that had originally reserved it showed up and said this is our palapa and the new couple sitting there told them i'm sorry but you weren't here so the beach/pool staff gave it to us. The couple then proceeded to the towel hut to complain and a staff member came out and they told him the same thing. They weren't moving because a staff member assigned it to them because nobody showed up to claim it by 10:30. Well, the staff member then proceeded to come to our palapa and asked when we reserved it and I told him that I stood in line the day before for over an hour and he then accused me of not being here by 10;30 and said they assigned it to someone else. Of course that was a total lie because I had been there since 9:15. I told him I was not leaving and I don't appreciate him accusing me of not being here when I was suppose to be. I refused to move and he walked away. Did I let this ruin my trip.? Of course not but I don't think this is how paying guests should be treated by Holiday Inn staff members. As far as check in and check out it was a Breeze and the people at the front desk were wonderful. If the Holiday Inn updated the other two towers and changed the palapa reservations system I would probably stay here again. As far as the beach it was AMAZING and Aruba is just AMAZING all around. By far the most beautiful island we've ever been to.
Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).
If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.
Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- Breakfast, lunch & dinner daily (buffet and a la carte service)
- Snacks daily
- Domestic drinks, wine & draft beer (12noon-1am)
- Theme nights
- Non-motorized watersports: snorkeling, paddle boats & kayaks
- Fitness room
- Free tennis clinic (every Wednesday & Friday - 9am-10am)
- 600 rooms
- Restaurants, including a la carte dining* (reservations required, restrictions apply based on space availability)
- Spa (fee)
- Watersports centre for PADI diving & sailing (fee)
- Lit tennis courts (fee)
- Kids' play area
- Shopping arcade
- Internet access (fee)
Hotel Rooms include:
- 1 king or 2 double beds
- Cable TV
- In-room safe
- Bathroom (tub, shower, hair dryer)
- Patio or balcony
- Maximum occupancy 4 persons
Superior Room: same as above with partial ocean view.
Deluxe Room: features same as Hotel Rooms but slightly larger with ocean view.
Kids Deal - 2 Children stay, eat & play free, 11 years & under.
For the Kids - Supervised children's activities 9am to 5pm (4-10 years), Children's activity center, and Teen game room.
Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.
Honeymoon Bonus - Honeymooners receive a bottle of sparkling wine. Reserve at time of booking. Marriage certificate required upon check-in.
Resort Location Map
Holiday Inn Resort ArubaAruba,Aruba
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
230 Je Irausquin Blvd, Palm - Eagle Beach Aruba
Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.
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Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.
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