Holiday Inn Resort Aruba
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- All Inclusive Features
Palapas are free for guests, but you must wait in line to be assigned one the day before it is actually used. After careful observation for seven days, I find the time spent in line for shade is madness.Instead, chase the shade each day at the resort. Most lounge chairs are not assigned.Get to the beach by nine and set-up chairs in front of a palapa on the beach side.You do not need to be under the neighboring palapa or intrude on occupants.You will have shade until eleven and a great beach location near the water.If you wish to stay after eleven, follow the shade the rest of the day by moving your lounge chair. After 3 pm you will find many palapas abandoned for the taking. These cabanas were most likely given up so those getting in line to reserve palapas for the next day's reservation. Stop the shade madness. You can find great shade locations outside the cover of palapas.
My friend and I went during school vacation which is probably one of the busiest week. The room was clean, but a very average room(the carpet was dirty) and older furniture. It was alway cleaned perfectly each day! I found the staff was not very friendly....there were a few here and there that were, usually you're greeted with a good morning, but very rarely had that. We did have a very nice greeting from a woman who I think was the manager on the day we left, but not really much from most staff....for such a happy island the staff we not. Getting the beach huts were ridiculous...waiting in line for over an hour and still not getting one! I'm not sure why such a large hotel chain would not offer free umbrella's and not have to rent them for $20-35 a day! The food and drinks were average. The location of the hotel is fabulous with may dinning choices across the street and other hotels within walking distance. There were very few trash barrels on the beach and were only emptied once at the end of the day which were over flowing on the ground and trash blowing around the beach. The hotel was well kept which helped make our stay enjoyable.
We stayed at this hotel Feb13-18, very nice beachfront hotel , clean rooms, beautiful lobby it look more like a Hilton, this is not typical Holiday inn, we had a huge balcony with ocean view, room had everything we needed, super nice staff, receptionist are super friendly, security all helpful, i cant imagine better hotel at this price range, we booked last minute for Valentine day , it was not cheap, but we are glad we stayed at this hotel, P.S **2 years ago we stayed at Marriott Stelaris.. and we like this hotel more. It's so central ,super duper location, by the way Pizza on a beach is very tasty,Thank you Holiday inn for making our vacation even more enjoyable***
Fantastic Accommodations and plenty of activities for kids and adults! We enjoyed the location since it was walking distance to some of the best restaurants and shops on the island. We prefer Aruba over many of the other Caribbean islands as it is generally safer for travel anywhere on the island and has a better variety of restaurants away from the hotel/resort.
Where to start?My husband and I had our wedding here, and stayed at the hotel with our 40 guests. Everything was perfect! Eliana was our wedding planner, and couldn't have outdone herself. From the moment she sent us the initial email 10 months in advance she was in constant contact with us, even after the wedding was over. Our wedding was on Friday, we arrived the Tuesday before. The hotel was a showstopper. As soon as we walked in we knew we had made the right choice. The lobby was open to outside and you could see the ocean as soon as you walked in. While checking in you can smell the ocean air, and feel the cool breeze. The check in process was quick, and everyone at the front desk was so cheerful. We got up to our suite, which was perfect. An massive oceanfront balcony, 2 bathrooms (one equipped with a jacuzzi tub), and a sitting area with couches. We met with Eliana on Wednesday and she took us around the hotel showing us where everything would be taking place, and even showing us where we would be incase of rain. We had a quick rehearsal with her on Thursday night, and all day Friday she was in constant contact with us. We had the wedding on the beach, the cocktail house on the beach, and the reception was on the pool deck. Everything went on without a hitch. The food - incredible. We did not get to eat much of the food during cocktail hour because we were taking pictures, but everyone told us they were delicious. I manage to snag a crab cake, which were to die for!! The dinner was delicious. There was plenty of food for everyone, and everyone kept raving about how good the food was. Eliana sent me a couple pictures for the cake and I specified what we wanted and it came out beautifully. We brought our own topper which made it perfect!The officiant - This guy was incredible. His words were perfect, and exactly what we were looking for. He wasn't religious about it (we specified we didn't want this), and his words were truly beautiful. I couldn't have wrote it better myself. The DJ - great! Eliana gave us a DJ form a month before to fill out with what we were looking for in terms of music, and he nailed it! Everyone was dancing all night long. The bar - we had an open bar, so the cocktail servers kept the drinks coming all night. The bar on the pool deck was just for us, and a couple days later we found out we drank them dry of tequila. After the wedding ended, most of us ended up at the bar in the lobby. Which was so much fun! It was seriously the most memorable experience, and we are so happy we did it this way instead of having a huge wedding at home. After the wedding we stayed at the Holiday Inn for 2 more weeks, and most of the guests a couple more days. Even after the wedding, everyone at the hotel was still so attentive. The bartenders at the lobby bar, and the oceanside bar started to recognize us and remember our drink orders, like we were regulars. All of our friends and family that attended said this was the best wedding they have ever been to. I highly suggest this hotel and destination wedding site to anyone!! We can't wait to go back!!There are so many actives right near the hotel. We went on the pirate booze cruise, the pelican adventures sunset cruise, and the tour of the natural pools and natural bridge. The hotel is also across the street from an outdoor market with plenty of restaurants and shops. The area is extremely safe. This is the best hotel to stay in for location and activities.
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.
Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.
Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
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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