Holiday Inn Resort Aruba
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- All Inclusive Features
Location is a five star. You cant beat it. You are close to pool,beach,bar,shops,restaurants all in walking distance. This is the perfect place to stay if you dont care about the "fluff " of a hotel. When we checked in we had to wait in line about 10-15 min. Staff doesnt care if there is one person in line or ten. They move at one pace....slow! When we arrived at our room (in the renovated bldg) we were greeted by this horrific odo r! It was a musty mold smell. I called the front desk right away and they moved us to the main building. (there was no rooms left in the newer bldg)This bldg had not been updated. The A/C didnt work in the elevators. It smelled BO everytime you got in . The hallways were cool not cold. And the rooms were "ok". Again its a Holiday Inn not a Grand Floridian! We barely were in the rooms during the day so it was ok. You cant beat the location of this hotel to the ocean. It is feet away from the palapas. (the huts on the beach). This is a one star ordeal. You wait in line the day before at 4:00. (people start lining up around 3:30) You get a ticket. Then at 4 o clock they put all the numbers in a bingo barrel and randomly pull the numbers. If your first in line to get a ticket it doesnt matter...you could be last called to pick your palapa. RIDICULOUS!!! A hour of Aruba time daily you will never get back!! Bottom line if your looking for a great location to stay in Aruba for an inexpensive as Aruba gets price this is the place to stay! If you want to feel welcomed and special as you stay at your resort pick another place. I felt the staff didnt care one way or another if you were there!!!!
This hotel was perfect. Set right on the beach and in the middle of everything. From restaurants to shopping, it had it all! Will be back! The restaurants were delicious. The beach was gorgeous! We had a oceanfront room in one of the tower buildings.
Can you tell that the location here is perfect by the title of my review? It's across the street from a mall and also there's a strip with all kinds of restaurants just walking distance up the street. There's a breakfast place called Dushi just a little ways up on the right which was terrrific...I will review that later....Holiday Inn has 3 pools and the beach is right there near the pools. Beach sand is perfect and beach is beautiful! Pools are great except for the larger pool near the newer section-I think it was called the Seatower, had some leaves and "gunk" in it in an area near the ladder and no one was rushing to clean it... we were in it (not near the leaves and "gunk") for a few hours and it was still there when we got out. But it was gone the next day. This pool had a few trees with a little shade and the others were completely in the sun whenever we were in them which was most of the day back & forth from beach and pool.The hotel itself was clean and I was in the new section (the Seatower) and maid service was very good. A/C was great! Bed comfortable and pillows very comfortable.Nice bathroom. Rug looked like it was a little worn.When we walked into the hotel, we were greeted with cold towels to wipe our faces or put around our neck to cool off as it was so hot! This was a nice touch. There were also 2 water coolers with lemons and 2 with oranges. You could help yourself to either one which was another nice touch! Check in was ok... when we got there, we were 3rd in line, and when we got to the front, an elderly woman with gray hair, who was checking people in just walked away with us just standing there waiting to be next! I thought this was very rude. Don't know why she didn't check us in, and then leave, she gave no explanation...just walked away. We had to wait about another 5 mins for one of the other people (there were 2 others), to wait on us. The woman who waited on us was ok, but certainly not overly friendly and when you are welcoming people to your hotel upon check in, I would think they would be more personable and welcoming. There are a few restaurants on premesis, we did not do all inclusive as we wanted to try other restaurants in Aruba.We did eat at the outside restaurant,The Seabreeze I believe was the name. I had a Greek salad the first day for luch when we got there and it was very good. Margaritas were very good also.Got a pizza at night- it was just ok. They also had a breakfast buffet and an Italian restaurant which we did not try either of these.We stayed here 2 years ago and I would stay again.
First: The location was absolutely perfect. We stayed for 4 nights and we didn't want to leave. Right on the beach, withing walking distance to the shopping plaza, tons of restaurants and nightclubs. The room was clean and neatened up everyday, not a thing was left out of place. the entire staff was extremely nice and accommodating at every turn. Security was always on site, especially at night so we felt really secure. Over all best value for pricing and stay.
Stayed here for 3 nights after staying at Marriott Surf Club for a week. It didnt start off great as I booked my room on expedia and did get a great price so wasnt expecting a fabulous room. However it was listed as a Superior room. So checked in which was easy and got room 6208 in Ocean Tower. The room was absolutely horrible. Old musty and when we opened the doors to balcony there was a 5 foot concrete wall that was even with the roof line and not even chairs or a table..not like anyone would want to sit out there but still should have it. Anyway went down to front desk and explained to woman the situation. I wish I remembered her name because she was great. Within minutes gave me new room in Sea Tower 7427 which looked exactly like the ones you see in the pictures. Location of hotel is awesome. The beach palapa reservation system is fair and much easier than other places Ive stayed where you need to get on line at like 6am. Kids club was awesome. I have a 10 year old son who had more fun and made more friends in 2 days there than a week at the Marriot . I loved the areas near the lobby and courtyard. My wife and I enjoyed a bottle of wine while my son chilled on the hammock. Beach is great and not crowded. After spending a week at the Marriott that felt honestly like work rather than vacation the Holiday Inn totally relaxed me. I definatley will be back to Aruba and def Holiday Inn will be my choice. Dont change anything. except room 6208. That was really bad. And also casino. I know its not operated by Hotel but that was pretty lame too.
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- 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.
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Holiday Inn Resort ArubaAruba,Aruba
- Hotel Contacts
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230 Je Irausquin Blvd, Palm - Eagle Beach Aruba
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