Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort Hotel

, Oranjestad, Aruba
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Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort Hotel

, Oranjestad
J E Irausquin Blvd 252 - Oranjestad - Aruba Hotel Website | 587/1492
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Charming European ambience

from A TripAdvisor Member
After touring many of the other hotels on the island which were either too glitzy or overcrowded, we are both so happy with our choice of the Amsterdam Manor. It made our trip to Aruba a wonderful experience. The hotel is nicely landscaped. It is charming, cosy, uncrowded as well as very European in ambience. We enjoyed having our kitchenette for casual meals overlooking the pool. The staff was always very helpful. Our only complaint was the jet ski rental on the beach made it noisy. The views of the bird sanctuary and sunsets from the beach were especially memorable.

Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort = PERFECTION!

from A TripAdvisor Member
Well, got back from our first trip to Aruba and the one thing I am left with is this: We have found perfection! :)

Upon our arrival at the Amsterdam Manor, we were in awe of how it was set up. It was like a little Dutch Wonderland. Everything there, from the time we arrived to the time we left, was perfect. The food at Mango's was terrific and the bartender (Filo) was hilarious. 5-6 and 9-10 Happy Hours with 2 for 1 drinks saved us some money! :) We didn't do the all-inclusive, but we did have a few breakfasts and a few dinners there. The room was great. We got a one-bedroom suite that was like an apartment. We were on the far end of the hotel, and we had our own HUGE patio. 2 chaise lounges, one table with a hut umbrella over it and one table without...and 4 chairs for each table. The room was immaculate, fully equipped with pots and pans and anything you need to use the kitchen.

The beach there (Eagle Beach) was so beautiful and quiet and perfect. It was literally like 10 steps from our patio. I was worried when I was told there was a road in between our hotel and the beach, but it was a small road and it was not even a big deal or small deal at all. The Amsterdam Manor provided rafts to float in the water with while at the beach, which was nice and relaxing as well.

We were there for 2 days before half the staff was calling us by our first names. Anna, Cristy, Julio, Filo and the girls at Mango’s were terrific to us. We will be going back there next year…either for our honeymoon or just for a vacation.

Best place to stay!

from jillmo
We finally got to go to Aruba!. We went in July 2004 and stayed at the Amsterdam Manor Hotel. I had read reviews about it and it sounded nice, and the price was very reasonable. When we arrived everyone there was police, helpful and friendly. The public areas were very clean and attractive.
Our room was a surprise. We stayed in a efficiency..it had a a kitchen with everything you would need. The bathroom was large and all the furnishings were great! We had a lovely patio overlooking the ocean where we had breakfast each morning...nothing could be better than that!
The staff could not have been more wonderful. The Amsterdam Manor is the place to go if you want a European experience in Aruba. No long lines..no elevators..just lovely surroundings and helpful staff!
When we return to Aruba this is where we will go...I highly recommend it!!!
Jill and Gary Moeller

excellent and relaxing...highly recommend!

from A TripAdvisor Member
Amsterdam manor was just wonderful! the staff was great, pool was clean and the rooms were just right. i had a great time here with my family and its a great place to bring your chidren. they have little shows at night which is very nice, but not disrupted to your room which is great. The staff is just great...they are so friendly and warm. Any room you chose, you have a great scenery...great price....the only thing that was quite dissapointing was the restuaruant...for a family of 6 it was verrry expensive..good food but in my opinion not worth it...the shopping was wonderful...right near the town.....i highly recommend it to any family looking for a great stay at Aruba!

Nice Surprise

from A TripAdvisor Member
Just returned from a one week stay at the AM resort and wanted to say that it was a pleasant surprise. The property is very well kept and the staff is most helpful. We wanted a smaller slower paced location and that was the case....but all needed items were there ie bar,pool,great beach,
store etc and the bus stops right at the resort. We were very happy and will return.

EXCELLENT!

from A TripAdvisor Member
What a great hotel!. I travel all over the world for my work and I did'nt know what to expect but it turned out just great! The hotel are probably the best I have ever encountered. Sooo nice! The rooms were extra clean and the security of the hotel was fantastic. The only setback was the prices of the food and booze. When I return I will buy all of my booze at the store in town and probably food as well. It is just not the hotel that was expensive, as far as the food and drink was concerned, but everywhere on the Island. I suggest you stay here. Who needs the crowds at the higher end hotels......ENJOY!!!

Probably the best place to stay in Aruba

from A TripAdvisor Member
My family spent ten days at the AM in February '04, we mostly had a terrific time. If you have any hestitancy about the hotel's appearance, or whether it is "up to snuff," forget it. The AM really is a true "hotel," the staff could not be nicer, location is great and, it is across from a beautiful beach. Distance to beach is much closer than at any high rise. 100 feet across a little traveled road, very similar to European hotel setups. In fact, that is likely the single biggest impression of the AM, a small European type hotel. Many Dutch, few Americans. Although there is no "official" room service, the hotel has everything else (I am told the restaurant will send food to your room, if asked). Food at Mango's was OK, nothing more. Nice Bkfst buffet.
Good hamburgers, though. We had a very large two bedroom with a huge balcony overlooking the beach - terrific. Much space. A fully equipped kitchen and, even though we never cooked a real meal, it was great for snacks and breakfast. If you prefer "large resort hotels" this isn't the place for you. We do not and were very pleased. As one reviewer said, at the Hyatt et al you could just as easily be in Key West. And, the crowds and screaming kids at such spots is the last thing we wanted (and we have two children). Every person we met staying at those locales told us the same beach chair story: up at 7 a.m. or so, place a towel and/or fall asleep on the chair. Ridiculous. Free internet access at the hotel is also great. For those interested, medical care on Aruba is way beyond most other islands. I had the pleasure of visting the Hospital's ER, I broke my foot. Quick and competent care. In and out in 90 minutes, on a Sunday. Total bill: about $70. Also, Aruba is a very developed island and is not the "getaway" I was likely looking for.
While I knew that in advance, it was still somwhat disappointing. Food across the island was not impressive, and mostly expensive. Everything is flown in, everything. Most restaurants try to recreate some kind of Continental cuisine, poorly. Best to stick to local food. One caveat: Thrify Rent a Car at the airport was the worst experience on the island. A very long story short is that they produced a car that was shaking and leaking and, when we asked for "any other car," were told, "we have no more." "May I speak to the Manager?" The agent then called her head office, spoke in Papapmiento and would not let me speak - literally, would not hand me the phone, although I pleaded. We ran for another rental and, luckily found one at a local agency (we were there during February break and all cars had been reserved). When we returned 10 minutes later for our credit card slip, we were told we would be charged. Why? "You had the car." "You told me take it or leave it, it never left the spot you put it in - you can see where it has leaked oil for the past ten minutes; if you are taking that position then give me the car." "Sorry, we just rented it." "Then how can you possibly charge me?" "you are being charged." "Pls let me speak to your manager." "No." "What is your name?" "I'm not telling you, so you can complain?" That was about veratim our conversation. We were, of course, charged. I called the GManager from the AM and, he responded promptly and apologized. The charge was canceled. Nevertheless, it left the worst possible taste in our mouths. We travel extensively and such a thing has never happened. The cookie topper? Thrifty is the same price as all the others. I wouldn't rent from Thrifty ever again, even if the only other option was a skate board and roller blades for my family. In sum, AM was a great place to stay, enjoy. Say hello to everyone at the front desk.

Simply wonderful

from toothpro
We just came back from our trip to Aruba. We stayed at Amsterdam Manor in one bedroom suite for 6 nights. It was simply wonderful. Hotel is not luxurious by any means but very clean and comfortable. This hotel has the best spot on the Eagle Beach. Trust me, I checked the entire area of Eagle Beach as well as Palm beach area ( were all the high rise hotels are located).We were not impressed with the Mango restaurant but we only ate there twice. Try King ribs on the main road you can eat in or take out. We don't like to cook very much so we used take out quite a bit and King ribs was the best place. As far as restaurants try Le Petit Cafe in the High rise hotel area. We do recommend to rent a car.
Aruba is very easy and interesting to explore. It is very buitiful and different . Definetly go to the Baby Beach if you have children or not a very good swimer, the water there is very clean, calm and not deep.We are definately going back to Aruba.

Amsterdam Manor review as well as Aruba overall

from Aminah
We stayed at the Amsterdam Manor 3/18-21. Overall we enjoyed our short stay in Aruba. We were quite surprised with the 2-story resort and at first we were a little nervous about staying on the ground floor (Junior Suite) and were concerned also with the potential noise issue being close to the front desk area (rm. 113a) but thankfully neither were an issue at all for us. We only really slept in the hotel and ventured out to the beaches, dive trips and just overall stayed out mostly. Mangos at the Manor was not impressive at all but we only tried breakfast so can't comment on lunch/dinner. Lack of service there but everyone else we came in contact with gave good service and was helpful. It's windy right now in Aruba (Jan-Mar it's windy) but the sun going in and out still tanned us :-) Divers should try Mermaid Divers - Dive Master/Bero (from Croatia) was EXCELLENT. Food: stay away from Charlies Pizza (?) across from a casino - if you are looking for fast service but if you can stand the wait you will like their pizza - actually overall service is slow most restaurants. Amazonia (Brazillian) and Valentino (Italian) were wonderful! Higher priced at the Italian but not bad for the Brazillian buffet. There are alot of resorts there - if you like smaller layed back type spots you will be fine at the Manor.

very pleased!!

from joanlouise
we spent a week here in February. we had a room that opened onto the courtyard, and we could see and hear the ocean. we loved that the beach was right across the street (very unbusy street, easy to cross anytime). the beach was absolutely gorgeous, very clean except when guests left their trash behind. also, some guests would take the yellow floats early in the morning and hoard them all day; no sign of any employees making sure only hotel guests were using the floats and lounge chairs, but we always managed to procure some chairs and set up our own camp. the property was extremely clean. lots of plants and bushes and palm trees. the room was a good size, except the king-size bed took up a lot of space! the bathroom was as big as the bedroom, so we kept our luggage rack in there and used it as our dressingroom. the kitchenette had everything we needed, and we did a lot of our shopping in the mini-market; prices and food choices were just about the same as at the supermarkets. transportation could not have been more convenient - you could catch a bus right in front of AM going in either direction; you could be downtown or in the highrise area in less than 15 minutes, $2/roundtrip!! another nice feature - two computers stationed outside the office where you had free internet access; best to try later in the evening when the kids are done playing on-line games! we would definitely stay here again, esp. after checking out the "name" hotels in the highrise area - you could have been at any Hyatt or Marriott in the world, no feeling of being in Aruba. did I mention the wonderful sand and water, and lack of crowds, at Eagle Beach?

Top Local Tips for Oranjestad

Rental Cars are Easy! Easy way to get around the island. We watched people going on tour buses and were so thankful we had chosen to do it on our own by renting a jeep. We saw exactly what we wanted to see on our own schedule. It was a day to remember.

Rent a jeep Go to the Beaches off the resort. They are amazing

Fun in the sun! We had beautiful weather in April. It was very warm with lots of sunshine. Remember the sunscreen!

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  • Address: J E Irausquin Blvd 252 - Oranjestad - Aruba
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