Driftwood Gardens

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Beach nearby, white sand, surfing, sailing
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool

Overview of Driftwood Gardens

Driftwood Gardens

2.5 out of 5

4.1/5 Very Good

Guests rated this property 4.1/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Restaurant
  • Kitchen
  • Breakfast available
123-K Saveneta, Savaneta

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationLourdes Grotto7 min drive
  • Popular LocationMangel Halto Beach7 min drive
  • AirportOranjestad (AUA-Queen Beatrix Intl.)10 min drive
  • Popular LocationGuadirikirt Cave15 min drive

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About this area


Located in Savaneta, Driftwood Gardens is near a metro station and on the waterfront. Arikok National Park and Arikok National Park Visitors Center reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include Blue Parrotfish Water Park and Donkey Sanctuary Aruba. Donkey Sanctuary and Aruba Ostrich Farm are also worth visiting. Take an opportunity to explore the area for outdoor excitement like ecotours. Guests appreciate the bed & breakfast's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • Lourdes Grotto - 7 min drive
  • Mangel Halto Beach - 7 min drive
  • Anchor in Memory of All Seamen - 9 min drive
  • Aruba Golf Club - 12 min drive
  • Guadirikirt Cave - 15 min drive

Getting around

  • Queen Beatrix Intl. Airport (AUA) - 10 min drive


  • G&G Pizzeria — 1 min walk
  • The Island Shop — 8 min walk
  • House of Cakes — 8 min walk
  • Chris' Restaurant — 8 min walk
  • Zeerover — 9 min walk

About this property

Driftwood Gardens

Waterfront bed & breakfast with restaurant and outdoor pool
This smoke-free bed & breakfast features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and free self parking. WiFi in public areas is free. All 6 rooms offer kitchenettes, WiFi, and showers.
Driftwood Gardens offers 6 accommodations. Accommodations all include kitchenettes.

Bathrooms include showers. In-room wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge.

Recreational amenities at the bed & breakfast include an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: WiFi (USD 5 per day)
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily 8 AM–10 AM: USD 10 per person
  • 1 restaurant

Things to do

  • Bicycle rentals
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor pool
  • Sailing
  • Surfing/boogie boarding

Family friendly

  • Kitchenette
  • Outdoor pool

Languages spoken

  • Dutch
  • English
  • Spanish


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Shower

Food and drink

  • Kitchenette

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Check-in from 3 PM - 6 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: USD 10 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 5 per day (rates may vary)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher

National rating

This property does not have a Aruba Tourist Board rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our rating system.

Property is also known as

Driftwood Gardens B&B Savaneta
Driftwood Gardens B&B
Driftwood Gardens Savaneta
Driftwood Gardens
Driftwood Gardens Savaneta
Driftwood Gardens Bed & breakfast
Driftwood Gardens Bed & breakfast Savaneta

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Overall score and ratings


Very Good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 7 out of 17 reviews
5 - Excellent 41%
Rating 4 - Good. 7 out of 17 reviews
4 - Good 41%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 17 reviews
3 - Okay 6%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 17 reviews
2 - Poor 6%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 17 reviews
1 - Terrible 6%




Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

1/5 Terrible

Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2019

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Unique experience in low key hotel
Unique experience in converted shipping containers. The place is clean but could use some additional maintenance. The room itself did not have hot water, showers are solar heated, i.e. lukewarm at best. The grounds are a work in progress, the caretakers are busy working but looks like it'll be a while before everything is updated. Random trash lying around on the ground around the exterior common areas was a disappointment. The food is just as expensive as restaurants around Aruba, but of lower quality. Tried different breakfast and dinner meals, would not recommend their food. The swimming pool is maintained well. Bottom line - good accommodations for the money spent ( substantially cheaper than the hotels in the resort areas), just don't expect too much. Overall, we enjoyed our stay.
Stayed 5 nights in Feb 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
A great place to get away from the high-rise, low-rise tourist congestion further down the island in Savaneta for an awesome "living it" island experience. Driftwood Gardens is an extension of units for the economically minded. Beautifully done efficiency units perfect for a couple or singles and complete access to the grounds and benefits of Club Arias, complete with a full bath, a kitchenette, a nice little bedroom with a comfy bed and sheets, and a long bar top perfect for eating and planning out your day. The adjoining grounds of Club Arias are beautiful and immaculate, but really makes this place special is how attentive Arias, Alfonso, Gabriel and Gloria are to doing their jobs of making you feel like you're always welcome in Aruba and part of an island family. I found this place by very happy accident 5 years ago and have stayed there in both the Club Arias suites and the Driftwood units every year since, and wouldn't think of being anywhere else. This place is special, unique and what I consider my second home in Aruba.
Stayed 7 nights in Jun 2018

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Nice hotel,very friendly staff
This hotel has a great setting,nice and different ,with actual driftwood being used to decorate...very cool! Complimentary pastry and coffee in the afternoon! Clean rooms and good A/C. Great outdoor pool and setting,very relaxing!! A must to visit when in Aruba!
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2018

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Bargain, great for a certain type of traveler
This is a storage unit that has been converted into a motel room just on the side of Club Arias which is listed as a bed and breakfast but I would call it a motel with very nice suites. The room has a comfortable bed, a TV that works, a fridge, a toaster oven and a microwave, a good size bathroom with a full shower and sink. No hot water, the water is warm. The location is quiet and peaceful and very close to Savaneta Beach and Mangel Halto Beach. You have the pool and the hot shower and the garden to enjoy at Club Arias. The room is very private which I love! The staff is very friendly. The owner seems nice enough, we had very little interaction with him. We ate dinner in the adjacent Restaurant one night and the owner was dining there. He was loud but obviously loves Aruba. My only disappointment was the second wading pool being filled in with sand. The big pool is great but the other pool is a big sand box. A lot of the pictures were of the gorgeous wading pool and adjacent hot tub which are not longer there. However, we did not spend one second in the pool so it was not a big loss. There are also no bike rentals anymore. An amenity update is in order for the booking listing. In summary....Loved it, if the listing was more accurate I would have never missed what was missing. I love Savaneta and I will return here as soon as I can and stay at Driftwood Gardens. Perfect for me.
Stayed 7 nights in May 2018