Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 596
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Maples10 Great hotel
Hotel had an open concept with a beautiful view of the ocean from lobby. Very clean and friendly staff! Great location with plenty of shops nearby.
July 28, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Our stay at the Aruba Resort July 2015
This was our 6th visit to Aruba, a fantastic island with terrific beaches and guaranteed perfect weather year round. And our 3rd stay at Holiday Inn Resort. As an IHG member, I received a friendly welcome and a few extra perks which is always nice. I'm staying at one of their hotels in Key West later this year.
This was a 50th Birthday surprise for my wife and it was great to be joined by our two kids, aged 19 and 23.
We've stayed at and have explored other hotels and have to say that HI, without a doubt, is on the best stretch of beach on the island. We stayed in Sea Tower. The rooms and pool were great. The ocean is also right next to each of the three buildings...it's truly beachfront and more-so than other properties. We opted for the all-inclusive which was a great choice as all the restaurants were fantastic.
The bar service was okay. And I say that only because the island liquors that are served aren't top shelf. If you're used to JD, Captain Morgan or Kettle, you'll be disappointed. Those brands come with an extra cost as an all-inclusive guest. But, after a few days we found a decent vodka and stuck to that with cranberry or orange juice. Also enjoyed the local beer, Balashi.
As mentioned earlier, food was awesome. Had several seafood and beef dishes which everyone in the family enjoyed.
Last thing to note is the service. I was really happy with the friendly atmosphere. From front desk to restaurants and bars...everyone was awesome. And appreciated the security around the entire property. Stealthy but always on the watch.
Overall, it's always been a great experience for our family at the Holiday Day Aruba Resort. Would recommend to friends and family and hope to be visiting there again soon.
July 28, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by a loss for words rooms are poorly updated and smell
the staff and grounds are very nice, but the hotel rooms were very bad with smell like mildew
July 27, 2015