Tropicana Aruba Resort & Casino
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As we always do, I search for travelers comments before going on a trip and I was surprised to read so few negative comments about Tropicana considering the price point. I only have one semi bad thing to say about the place and that is that it was extremely quiet with slim to no activities going on. We were there in October and there were quite a few retiree's there, so if you are looking for a lot of action October at the Trop may not be the place for you. Here are some random thoughts about our trip. The Aruba airport is AWESOME, extremely easy to travel thru with tons of workers there to help move you on. You can drink the tap water with no ill affects. Bring a collapseable cooler, the hotel provides ice on all floors and even outside. We found that the supermarket behind the hotel a HUGE money saver, we ate our breakfast (eggs, bagels, donuts, fruit) lunch (sandwiches, chips, etc) and for alcohol beverages, 2 bottles of half gallons of rum with mix and our total bill was around $250 for the week. We ate out for dinner and the bill was always around $30-$50. Where you can bump your expense up is paying for drinks, which at Tropicana is $7 per. We stayed completely away from buying drinks at the hotels and restaurants and we saved a ton of money. Bringing a backpack and the double handle cooler made the very short trek to the beautiful Eagle Beach very easy (chairs always available). On the beach Julio Sports offered unbelievable pricing on deep sea fishing at $375 for the boat trip, we went on a 3 hour catamaran (snorkeling trip) for $50 a person, we had an awesome time and the pricing was way less expensive than we expected but it was off season probably. A taxi ride from the airport is $22. This is a timeshare heavy resort and you will be asked in everyway possible to attend one of the presentations, we had no interest but talked to several people who thought the TS was a terrific bargain for them.The Tropicana is certainly an economy pick when it comes to the resorts in Aruba but you would have to look very hard to find anything truly disappointing about it. It was one of the most fun vacations my wife and I have ever taken. The staff goes above and beyond to be friendly and helpful, thanks Pablo for the luggage help!. Aruba is truly one of the most beautiful places on earth and well worth visiting. We will come back to Tropicana again because it offers so many unique ways to have fun in a beautiful place and still be able to watch you pennies that honestly a Hilton or Marriot couldn't offer.
Casino and restaurant are in separate building in this complex which includes paradise villa, glitz casino, Tropicana hotel and others. Across street from super foods in strip mall...quiet section in low rise...casino/restaurant was great with great waitresses. Spent several evenings there watching cubs game...breakfast at $6.49 was great and cheap for area... Omelette, potatoes and toast. Would highly recommend
My only complaint is the internet connection. It is not included in the price unless u pay extra. They do have access in the lobby and restaurants. It's funny to see everyone crowded into the Lobby accessing the free access. Overall Very nice experience with super friendly staff. I loved the pizza bar. The 2 girls who worked in the morning were so nice. They were always happy and wanted to please their customers. Room was clean and cleaned each day. The beach attendant was friendly and made sure I was comfortable.
Rudy was the greatest waiter we had. I love him and will visit again. His hospitality was outstanding. He was wonderful, he gave afraid advice on where we should visit while here. He wasn't just a waiter he is a friend.
Was very leery before coming to this resort as some of the reviews are not favorable. However when we arrived we were very pleased. We had a 1 BR renovated room on the ground floor with a nice patio. The resort is currently undergoing renovations however no disruptions interfered with our visit. The resort appearance is average but clean. Currently the lobby is an open hallway where you enter from the drive and pass through to the "courtyard" where there is Pizza Bob's bar/restaurant. The food is casual but good and the staff is very nice and friendly. There are 2 large pools one with a large slide and the other with a beautiful waterfall. There is also a swim-up pool bar. They have a small but adequate fitness center as well as a small spa. I enjoyed the laid back atmosphere because I like peace and quiet however my friends would have preferred to have more evening entertainment. Eagle beach is steps away across the street where there are beach attendants and beach service (food and drinks). We went to the beach every day and enjoyed. Even though I personally prefer luxury resorts I wouldn't mind returning here when renovations are completed.
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
- 362 suites
- 5 Restaurants
- 4 Bars
- 3 Pools
- Fitness gym room
- Squash/Racquetball (fee)
- Water sports centre
- Scuba diving available (fee)
- Beauty salon
- Shops on site
- Laundry facility
- Meeting rooms/Conference facility
- Casino on site
- Golf course nearby
- Air conditioning & Ceiling fan
- Hair dryer
- Iron/Ironing board
- 42" Cable Television
- Alarm clock radio
- In room safety deposit box
- Fully equipped kitchenette
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.
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Tropicana Aruba Resort & CasinoAruba,Aruba
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J.E. Irausquin Blvd, 248 Aruba, Palm - Eagle Beach Aruba 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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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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