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Driftwood Gardens

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Front of property
Beach nearby, white sand, surfing, sailing
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool

Overview of Driftwood Gardens

Driftwood Gardens

2.5 star property

8.2/10 Very Good

Popular amenities

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

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationMangel Halto Beach4 min drive
  • Popular LocationLourdes Grotto7 min drive
  • AirportOranjestad (AUA-Queen Beatrix Intl.)14 min drive
  • Popular LocationGuadirikirt Cave15 min drive

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About this area

Savaneta

Located in Savaneta, Driftwood Gardens is near a metro station and on the waterfront. Eagle Beach and Arikok National Park reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include Blue Parrotfish Water Park and Donkey Sanctuary. Guadirikiri Caves 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

  • Mangel Halto Beach - 4 min drive
  • Lourdes Grotto - 7 min drive
  • Anchor in Memory of All Seamen - 9 min drive
  • Guadirikirt Cave - 15 min drive
  • Aruba Golf Club - 17 min drive

Getting around

  • Queen Beatrix Intl. Airport (AUA) - 13 min drive

Restaurants

  • The Island Shop - 8 min walk
  • House of cake - 8 min walk
  • Chris' Restaurant - 8 min walk
  • Zeerover - 9 min walk
  • Zeerovers - 9 min walk

About this property

Driftwood Gardens

Bed & breakfast by the ocean
Driftwood Gardens provides amenities like a roundtrip airport shuttle and a restaurant. Active travelers can enjoy cycling, sailing, and fishing at this bed & breakfast. Stay connected with free WiFi in public areas.
Other perks include:
  • An outdoor pool
  • Free self parking
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge), bike rentals, and smoke-free premises
  • Guest reviews give good marks for the quiet location
Room features
All guestrooms at Driftwood Gardens offer amenities such as WiFi.
Extra amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with showers

Languages

Dutch, English, Spanish

Property amenities

Internet

  • 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: USD 10 per person
  • 1 restaurant

Restaurants on site

  • G&G Pizzeria

Things to do

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

Family friendly

  • Kitchenette
  • Outdoor pool

Guest services

  • No housekeeping

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower

Food and drink

  • Kitchenette

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Check-in

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

Check-out

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

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

  • 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
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

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
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Driftwood Gardens Bed & breakfast
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Frequently asked questions

Does Driftwood Gardens have a pool?

Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.

Is Driftwood Gardens pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much is parking at Driftwood Gardens?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Driftwood Gardens?

Check-in is from 3 PM - 6 PM. After-hours check-in is not available.

What time is check-out at Driftwood Gardens?

Check-out is at noon.

Does Driftwood Gardens provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's an airport shuttle.

Where is Driftwood Gardens located?

Situated on the waterfront, this bed & breakfast is within 2 mi (3 km) of Leeward Antilles, Ser'i Alejandro, and Arikok National Park. Mangel Halto Beach is 2.1 mi (3.3 km) away.

Reviews

8.2

Very Good

Rating 10 - Excellent. 7 out of 17 reviews" "
" "10 - Excellent 41%
Rating 8 - Good. 7 out of 17 reviews" "
" "8 - Good 41%
Rating 6 - Okay. 1 out of 17 reviews" "
" "6 - Okay 6%
Rating 4 - Poor. 1 out of 17 reviews" "
" "4 - Poor 6%
Rating 2 - Terrible. 1 out of 17 reviews" "
" "2 - Terrible 6%

8.2/10

Cleanliness

8.5/10

Staff & service

8.1/10

Property conditions & facilities

Reviews

2/10 Terrible

Verified traveler

Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2019

8/10 Good

Philip

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

10/10 Excellent

Jake, Revloc, Pennsylvania

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

10/10 Excellent

John, Surinam

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

10/10 Excellent

Verified traveler

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

8/10 Good

Verified traveler

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Good place to stay for the price.

10/10 Excellent

Sergei, Oakland, NJ

Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Very unique & relaxing experience
OK folks, if you're looking for your typical "run of the mill" Ritz-Carlton, this is not it! The part of the hotel we stayed in is built from shipping containers stacked on top of each other with stairs to the upper levels made from 4' x 4' pallets. Thus, our suite was 8' x 40' with bedroom area (no door) at one end of the container, bathroom on the opposite end, and kitchen/sitting area with front door & window in the middle. There is no hot water in the room, which did not bother us much, since it is always hot in Aruba. Besides, there are 2 warm showers on the property by the pools. We were able to park our car (you do need a car to get around this part of the island) right next to our front door, which was very convenient. Also, there is no room service, as nobody but you have access to the room during your stay. This is accomplished by means of a programmable door lock, which you program with your own access code when you arrive (kinda like a safe in your typical hotel, except that your entire room is your "safe"). Wall AC unit is located in the bedroom right above the bed: it took some adjusting to get the room comfortable for a good night's sleep, but no big deal... Make sure that you like pets if you decide to stay here, as there are 3 friendly young cats on the premises, who like to socialize. And, bring plenty of mosquito repellent, as we were "eaten alive" in the common area on the evening of our arrival. Overall, we loved it & would definitely come back!!!

10/10 Excellent

Verified traveler

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Nice and plenty spacious for a room!
They always do a great job at the Club Arias resort. Breakfast is great, the Huge pool and wade in Bar are amazing. To top it off you have a great pizza and wings place built right in. Highly recommend !!!!!

8/10 Good

Ronald, Alabama RTR

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Aruba's Hidden Gem
If you want a great place to stay off the beaten tourist path, with resident owners then this is the place to stay. Bus stop. is right outside the entrance then for $2.00 You can go to Baby Beach or to the center of town. Taxis from the airport is $25.00 This will be my reoccurring destination
Master bed

4/10 Poor

joe, Boston

Disliked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Storage shed
Totally misrepresented. No WiFi in room. Dark walkways. I guess if you pay more you get the good stuff