Tropicana Aruba Resort & Casino
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The Tropicana had everything we could've have wanted. It is a two minute walk to one of the nicest beaches in the world where they offer hotel guests chairs and palapas. There is a huge grocery store also only a couple minutes away. The beds are comfy and huge, the AC works great, a little kitchen with everything you will need. The Dunkin Donuts and Baskin Robins and Pizza Bob's are all very conveniently located in the hotel. We had a later flight and were disappointed the hotel would only extend our check out by half an hour. We ended up having to sit in the lobby with our luggage instead of enjoying the sun. A couple of the staff weren't very friendly or helpful either. But all in all a decent deal.
We just returned from a wonderful experience staying at the Tropicana for a week. Stayed in a renovated room (we paid for it) - really nice! The room is far better than the former La Cabana All-Suites, very comfortable, nice furniture and a very good bathroom and shower. Plenty of amenities, kitchenette, refrigerator, and Housekeeping was attentive and kept the room clean, clean! The room we had was in the back and pretty quiet, especially after 10 PM. Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin Robbins right downstairs, along with a few other restaurants - a pleasure! Let me say that ALL THE STAFF WERE INCREDIBLE!! Albert, Karen and Ann especially helpful. We loved the resort and will return soon. Just wish the Casino was non-smoking. BTW, a very short walk to the beach thru La Cabana.
I have stayed at the Tropicana several times over the years. Being a timeshare owner at another resort, I always stays a couple of days longer to stretch the vacation over a fairly expensive plane ride cost. I have been put in the older units because of the low price I can usually find while planning my yearly vacation- this year was $95/night inclusive of all other charges. While older, my unit was very clean, bed very comfortable and had all I needed to cook our meals. The pools are very nice and clean, the place well kept. It is not a place for a "grand" resort experience, but it covers all of your needs at a very affordable price. The beach is an easy 5 minute walk, or they will take you over on a golf cart. Beach is beautiful-warm water, gentle waves, and lots of beach to take a nice long walk.. Palapas are available but you need to get out early to get one. Having been to Aruba many times and to different resorts there, getting a palapas is always a challenge. Some even charge for them, some require a day before reservation. I also want to add that they provide very nice grills and picnic tables if you want to cook and eat outside.
At first I was skeptical. Timeshares. Ughh. But, it was a pleasant surprise. Definitely get a room in the remodeled section, it'll cost you $55-$60 a day more but oooooh so worth it. Free wifi, which costs you $10 a day in the un remodeled rooms (but free in public spaces). Not on the beach, but walk five minutes through the La Cabana resort across the parking lot and you're at stunning Eagle Beach. This place has two pools, one with a gigantic waterfall which was soothing and seemed to be the quieter pool. The other pool had a big slide and a swim-up bar. Good drinks here at happy hour with music. They have karaoke some nights and this is generally a more "hopping" pool. Between them is Pizza Bob's, which we loved. Great pizza. Who figured you'd go to Aruba for good pizza? Trust me. Try it. The room had a kitchen and there's a HUGE grocery store walking distance from the resort so if you cook (which we do), then take advantage of it. They supply pots/pans/dishes/utensils and there's a cooktop, toaster oven and microwave as well as full size fridge/freezer. The grocery store was probably the biggest one I've ever been in. Great alcohol section with some local rums and liquors. I'll write more about that separately. So this resort is worth checking out. If you gamble, they have a casino. It also has a restaurant but we didn't eat there but saw a lot of locals with food from there so it's probably pretty good. Everything was clean and the staff courteous. I'm a freak about clean pools and rooms this place kept both very clean. There's even HBO and cable in the rooms if you need a night away from the action. Note: If you need a lounge chair at the beach then get there early it is a cluster-crap if you wait too long. Each resort has it's own color loungers and often the beach staff keep them all locked up until you ask for one. They're free, but the staff are looking for a tip to get you one. I'm fifty-fifty on the "okay-ness" of this practice. Nice palapas on the beach which help with the blazing sun.
I stayed in a renovated suite, with kitchen, living room, very nice. Location was great, not far from the beach!. Yes, I would stay there, again, Grocery store close buy, too! Perfect for families. The beach is amazing in this area.
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
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Resort Location Map
Tropicana Aruba Resort & CasinoAruba,Aruba
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
J.E. Irausquin Blvd, 248 Aruba, Palm - Eagle Beach Aruba Aruba
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