Tamarijn Aruba Beach Resort
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I would certainly hope no families with young children to visit this resort !!! The grill was scorching hot and it burned his fingers. Please don't ask me why he touched the table (or in this case is a grill table). The host never explain to us or care to explain to caution us about the hot grill table until we were about to be seated. But at that point it was already too late. The manager on duty Yee Ting Ng walked to us gracefully as if she was a model and shown up in her cold face. Rather than being compassionate and look into the issue, she turned her back on us. According to her, it's not the resort fault. The kids shouldn't have touch the grill - The grill was a metal table that we were gonna eat on. It would only take someone to be careless to slip and land their face on the grill table. All the grill tables were turned on before it was even occupied. Thankfully the security was kind enough to get us a taxi to the nearest hospital to get his fingers treated. Thankfully his injury was minor and he was ok after a few hours. But I would strongly suggest to shun away from this resort at all cost. Never felt so vulnerable ever as a tourist !! Worst feeling ever and no families with young children should ever have to go through that.
I’ve just returned from a 2 week stay here and had a great time. The beach is a key point for me and the Tamarijn had some of the whitest sand I’ve ever seen and the water is just lovely – warm and not too choppy. Plus, unlike the high rise hotel areas, you have a huge stretch of beach and sea to yourself. I would choose to stay here rather than in any of those hotels for this reason alone! We found that we had to be up and out by 6:30 in order to reserve a sunbed outside our block each day but there were plenty of other blocks with spaces still at 9/10am, so if a lie in is important to you, you may have to walk a few steps further - not the end of the world. We were in block 23 which was a welcome stroll away from all of the restaurants, entertainment and noise. They do also have a beach bunker bar half way to the main area though so you can still easily get drinks throughout the day. The food was great. I’m not normally a fan of a buffet but was pleasantly surprised not only by the variety, but by the quality of the food – there was always steak and fish on offer and usually something carved too, like beef wellington. We ate in the restaurants most nights – Red Parrot and Paparazzi were by far the favourites, but all were nice. The vast majority of the staff here were always great – Diego and Carmen at the bars in particular were always very chatty and friendly. The pizza per tutti bar always seemed a little understaffed, so we just opted for the other bar in that area. I found the concierge was extremely unhelpful and verging on rude, my family had similar experiences when dealing with this particular lady. That said, there was another lady who was considerably kinder. The room could use some TLC. The metal shower rail and the door latch both broke during our stay. Just simple wear and tear but I get the feeling it could use some renovation. That said, the room was clean and suited us fine. You can use their floats, bikes, kayaks etc. There is no dive centre at the hotel, but I used Dive Aruba. They’re based in Oranjestad and will pick you up and then drop you off afterwards – recommend this company for any divers visiting. Overall would stay here again if I visited Aruba again.
Me and my husband wanted totally relaxation and that's exactly what we got. Beautiful huts on the beach, golden sand that was so clean and next to the crystal clear waters. Was amazing! Most beautiful place we've been too. Great for honeymoons, this hotel gave us A free honeymoon meal on the beach. Great setting and watched the sun set. Food is lovely and fresh with many restaurants to book, although had to queue early to get a specific one and time.
The Tamarijn All Inclusive was a wonderful hotel if you need to relax. The food was delicious, the rooms were clean, and the bartenders were excellent. If you stay here make sure you see Diego at the bar. He is one of the best!
We've just returned from two weeks at the Tamarijn. We've had an amazing time, the location of this property could not be beaten, but the attitude of the staff could! The hotel itself is located right on the beach, we were in an upstairs room which we were glad about or there would be even more sand in our room - this wasn't a problem, just an observation. We did have to get up early every morning to save a beach umbrella and sunbeds which was a shame, as some people were reserving them and not using them all day which was really annoying. The room itself was dated but perfectly functional and clean. It was strange having a fridge in the room but it was empty. When we've been all inclusive before there has been water bottles put in the fridge each day, along with alcohol including wine and beer which might be something that the Tam would like to start doing? There was also a coffee machine in the room, but we got to the point where were gave up asking for extra coffee pods and milk as they never came, so used to take milk from the buffet at breakfast to use in our morning tea. If I was being really picky it would have been nicer to have larger towels in the shower room, the beach towels that were provided were really big, but the shower ones were not big enough.I have never been to a hotel where the staff are so miserable! Aruba sells itself as 'one happy island' - I guess this never got through to the staff here! It wasn't just the Tam, staff at the Divi were just as bad. The only ones who seemed happy were staff at the Ginger restaurant, who were all lovely. All bar probably about 3 members of staff were downright miserable, the woman on the Concierge desk could even be described as rude. I got the impression that they were all overworked and possibly underpaid - the bar in the middle of the Tam got extremely busy and did not have anywhere near enough staff to handle it. I waited 40 minutes for a club sandwich one day, when I asked after about 30 minutes where it was as the other order made at the same time had already been received and eaten, the bar tender told me they took 3 hours to make....All the restaurants were lovely, particularly the Red Parrot where we had the best steaks we've ever had, but we waited far too long for our meal at Pure Lime, it took 40 minutes for us just to receive drinks!We nearly didn't book this hotel as so many people complained about the rocks by the water. I really don't know why people moan about these, if they weren't there the beach would be washed away. They really weren't a problem and were easy to step over to get to the beach. We stayed in block 11 which had none outside anyway.Overall the had an amazing holiday, but I cannot understand the people who come back year after year, there is a big wide world to see - go and see it!!!
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
- All meals & snacks (buffet or a la carte)
- Theme nights
- Domestic and limited international drinks 11am-1am
- Day and night tennis
- Snorkeling and lesson in pool
- Beginner's windsurfing clinic
- Fitness area
- Beach volleyball
- Funbook with coupon for nearby Alhambra Casino
- Supervised children's activities 10am-3pm (ages 5-12)
- Activities and entertainment
- Service charges
- Swimming Pools
- Lit tennis courts
- Fitness room
- Watersports centre
- Shopping Arcade
- Casino nearby
- Wireless internet (fee)
- 1 queen bed or 1 king bed or 1 queen bed and 1 double bed
- Satellite flat screen TV
- Wireless internet access (fee)
- Full bathroom with hairdryer
- Ironing board/iron
- Mini fridge
- Balcony or patio
- Max. occupancy 4
Resort Location Map
Tamarijn Aruba Beach ResortAruba,Aruba
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
J.E. Irausquin Blvd #41 Druif Beach, Oranjestad Aruba
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