Overall, very satisfied. The nicest feature about the complex of 10 units was the somewhat small, round, pool. It is shaded by a huge tree, as well as a shading canopy. So with the typically constant breeze, it is a very comfortable place to relax. The water was clean, with only minimal tree debris on the bottom. It is maybe 30 feet in diameter, with a maximum depth of about 5 feet (but minimum maybe 4 feet). There is a tiered wooden deck, with a number of new chaise lounges, also typically in the shade for most of the day. There also is an outdoor grill near the pool (not used).
I believe all the units differ from each other. Mine (#8) suffered from a cramped hallway / emtry arrangement for the entry into the bedromm, the shower room, and the toilet rooms. The air conditionong unit is mounted in the bedroom. For it to effectively cool the LR, kitchen, dining area, a floor stand fan is needed (supplied) to force cool air into that room.
The main cautionary advice I can give is that a car is absolutely required. It is located miles from the beaches, the hotel areas, and downtown. The "White Beach" in the name is rather misleading. The closest white beach (Eagle Beach) is probably 4 miles away. There reportedly is no, or very limited, public bus service on the nearby main road. I don't believe that the Google map on the website gives you a clue about this. The location is very quite; except for the roosters announcing day break.
Wooly from Orange County, CA
This family-friendly apartment is located by the ocean, close to Old Windmill, Butterfly Farm, and Bushiri Karting Speedway …More
What a great place!! It is the perfect blend of privacy and access to everything fun! We loved the lush surroundings of the hotel and the peace and quiet that came with it. The hammock was awesome, I am honestly going to try and find one for my house!! Alice (one of the owners) was so friendly and welcoming, and gave some great recommendations on both food and places to see (which we followed and loved). I would recommend to everyone that if you want to go to aruba, skip the big hotels/resorts, stay at the boardwalk, you won't be disappointed!!!
leslie from southern new jersey
An intimately unique all-suite small hotel with 13 spacious and beautifully decorated 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom apartments …More
This is a very nice and quiet place. We found everything that we needed. The pool area is very relaxing and nicely ornamented with tropical foliage and beautiful flowers. Paradera Park has a very good internet connection as well as chairs, beach towels and cooler available for you to take to the beach. They were very welcoming to me and my entire family.
Mariana from Valencia, Venezuela
Situated near the airport, in Paradera, this aparthotel is close to Casibari Rock Formations, Aruba Ostrich Farm, and Gold …More
We were more than delighted upon our arrival at the Tamarijn! Quick and easy check-in. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect beach location. We literally walked 15 steps out of our lower floor room onto soft, white sand and another 20 to the Sea. Bathrooms have all been upgraded with granite and large tile. Perfectly comfortable rooms with plenty of closet/armoire space. Food was fabulous everywhere and the convenience of having so many eateries on the premises was a bonus.
Can't wait to go back!!!
Heidi from Batavia, NY
Facing the Caribbean, 2 km (1 mi) west of Oranjestad, this resort is set in Aruba's low-rise hotel area, across the street …More
only stayed for one night, but when i check in, the staff was waiting for my arrival at 7pm.
they sent me a welcome email at 7am in the morning the day i flied in, which is very warm.
good location of the hotel, and wendy's is in walking distance, 3-5 mins.
very safe location.
A/C is strong, and the room is neat and nicely decorated.
Tony from fremont, ca
This family-friendly apartment is located in Oranjestad, close to Saint Franciscus Church, Philip's Animal Garden, and San …More
Located a significant distance from the capital (city center) the area around the property is well maintained. The staff is friendly and helpful. The apartment itself is basic , clean , functional. The best part of this property is the swimming pool. It's a good size and it is well maintained. You must rent a car to make this location work for you.
It is a good deal for the price.
Situated by the ocean, this apartment is close to Notorious Ranch, Palm Beach, and Hadikurari Beach. Also nearby are …More