Caribbean Palm Village Resort3.5 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
This year we were unfortunate to be placed in a different area & room because the pool was completely in construction. We normally have first floor facing the pool. We were placed at the other side second floor but at least facing the pool. Quite inconvenient bringing our food from shopping up a flight of stairs to the room. Being a woman, I was more inconvenienced than my guy. Every time i wanted to cool off at poolside had to go down the hall, down the stairs (or elevator) around corner. Bathroom --up to room. At first the stove didn't go, it was repaired. Not having the restaurant there, no drinks only ours. I didn't enjoy as much as in past. Many other guests felt same way. The new section is open now, we missed it.
We stayed here for two weeks. The apartment was good and we were not bothered by the construction at all. The shuttles to the beach were great as the apartment is a long walk to the beach. We would definitely come back but would recommend a rental car
Only reason I gave my own resort 4 stars is because it is off the beach & high rise strip by about a 15 minute walk. Other than that, the rooms are comfortable and staff is very helpful/friendly. Construction going on in older pool area - will be completely redone by next month (just missed for me!) and looks like it will be fantastic with pool bar. Peppers restaurant is closed now, so no where onsite to grab a drink or snack, but they are working on another restaurant going in shortly for the winter season. Love coming down and we'll certainly be back next year for the resort's 31st anniversary.
I have been going to CPVR for over 10 years, they call it you home away from home, we stay for 2 weeks every other year and every time we return, we are treated as family. This resort is not on the ocean beach it is about 1.5 kilometers in land. The resort has the amenities of larger resorts, with out the hustle bustle. This truly is an example of Aruba being one happy island. The staff has been with the resort for many years and tend to very loyal. We have been going to Aruba for about 26 years, and settled on the CPVR as our home away from home.
We were originally to be on another island, due to Hurricane Irma that didn't happen. Aruba was the only place we could find, leading us to stay at Caribbean Palm Village. No problems checking in and getting to our room. The rooms were a little dated but okay. No restaurant on site due to them just moving out. One pool under construction at the time we visited. The bed and pillows were awful though. Our room was located on the first floor with the birds right outside! What a noise! The pool area was nice, but I did wonder what the large black stain was on the floor that appeared about half was through our stay. The resort is in the local area, thus more traffic and having them have locks on the doors entering the hallways! Makes you wonder if you really are safe with the rent-a-cop walking around. It is close to many great restaurants, grocery stores and to the beach.
This resort is off the beach area by 10 minutes, quiet, family friendly and the pool is always available..no crowding. The staff is warm and welcoming. They have free shuttle service to 3 of the major beaches. One of the pools is under construction and should be ready in November....per the plans it is going to be beautiful with pool side bar and big screen TV outside.
Bathrooms were updated. 3 new lamps, and new couch does not reflect updated rooms. Single light bulb over table and you're lucky if you can see. The outside of fridge was filthy, ground in dirt. The dishwasher was loose even when resort was notified. The drawers on dressers in living room and bedroom have been there since I was there in 99. Yep-18 years. Rooms should have been updated the correct way years ago. Doing things halfway seems to be their motto. The grounds have gone down hill. Lack of lighting on entrance. It seems that rooms are rented to residents which is ok but having several or more in room? Seen it many times over the years and security and resort could care less. Shame, resort has gone down hill and a new pool won't change the overall poor condition of resort. SHAME
Still love this place even tho part of it is under reconstruction and in the process of being remodeled. It has been open 30 years and we have been owners for 25 of them. The previous board let the place run down, but the new board is remodeling it, it just takes time to accomplish anything on the island, as everything moves at a slower pace, that is why it is the best place to vacation, no stress at a slower pace.
We had to change our original vacation from ST Martin to Aruba due to Hurricane Irma and this was the only one bedroom with a kitchen available. Wish I had gone elsewhere with an efficiency. First this property is celebrating its 30th anniversary and looks every day of it. It has that 80's look but built with 70's materials and appliances. The Kitchen is very dated, Cabinet doors are loose. Closet doors are broken, Walkways have loose or sunken bricks and stones with some broken concrete. Be careful where you walk at night the lighting is poor. The back entrance to the property was well lit yet the main entrance was so dark people were using cell phones to see at night. The property advertised 2 pools, Tennis courts and a restaurant, however they failed to mention that one pool is being rebuilt with construction equipment working sun up to sundown everyday except Sunday, they were kind enough to move us to a new room not overlooking the project, however that took 2 days to happen. The tennis courts are being used for all the construction equipment and supplies to park on. The restaurant closed in August and they are renovating this for a new operator. The location is about a mile from the High Rise area, streets are dark at night and busy around the property. I won't be going back
Our experience was very good in booking our apartment. Mr. David was very helpful in assisting us in making our bookings for our apartment. Can’t say the same for checking out, we were asked to make an additional payment on the basic of some mistake at checking in, so disappointed. Our apartment contained 2 bedrooms, 2 wash rooms, kitchen, living room and a small dining area which was comfortable and spacious for 5 adults and 1 child. Our apartment was on the 3rd floor which was easily accessible by stairs or elevator. Our first preference was pool side but I must disappointed when we got the garden view which was good for someone like us who didn’t want to miss a thing. There are rooms for those who prefer to lock themselves away. The house keeper was helpful only for language barrier. Amenities was in place except for this one time we asked for a larger basin to mix bread and a pressure cooker for softener some meat, which was promised to be delivered to us, we returned home still waiting for them. In all we got through, free gym, shuttle service every day to and from the beach, public transportation easily accessible. Our stay was very pleasant, accident free and I would definitely go back there. I recommend Caribbean Palm Village Resort for anyone thinking of visiting to Aruba.
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72% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 578 reviews