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Talk of the Town Hotel and Beach Club

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Coffee maker in room will be helpful, shop on premises can also be helpful for miscellaneous items. Even a vending machine.

never stay there again. close to airport noisy bad manager would not meet with me

The hotel is less than a mile away from all restaurants and bars, the beach was across the street from the hotel and five minute car ride from the airport. It was easy to get around, everybody there at the hotel was very nice the place was very clean and if we need something they got it right away, very happy with the staff

It is the first hotel from the airport to the north of the island. Very nice hotel. The only thing is that you will be aware of every plane that lands and depart from the airport

after reading some of the reviews I was concerned about staying here but have to say I enjoyed it. On the weekends you do here the bikes rev going down the main road but through the week that does not happen the planes you can notice a litte but not bad enough to bother you. The pool and hot tub is very nice and the staff is friendly. If you can get the upgraded rooms the safes and rooms are niceier. Overall I would recommed this hotel to a friend. The hotel is in the center of the island so it is a drive to get to shops or some of the beaches but not bad.

Great desk people from check-in throughout the stay. Anna and Dino in the bar are great as well. Very friendly. Needed a band aid and one of the cooks went to her carand got one for me! Fantastic!

Pleasant staff, warm welcome... breakfast good value for money, get there early! Nice beach across the street & in proxinity to 3 good quality restaurants.

This hotel was perfect for the Soul Beach 2012. Nikky Beach was the concert location & it was directly across the street from this hotel. It had no curb appeal. Exterior paint was needed and lobby could have used a make-over. Upon, check-in, they had no record of my booking. I wasnt happy to hear this and they were booked full. I whipped out a copy of my reservation and waited 30 min for a room to magically appear. Breakfast was hearty with eggs, pasteries,bacon or sausage. Room could have been cleaner and floors could have used a scrub with bleach. Bar staff was wonderful ! ! Stay here if you have low expectations. 2 stars is the correct rating.

Very short distance from the airport but the taxi was still an outrageous price. Short walking distance to the beach with nice picture taking views. The breakfast was great they had free wifi the room was nice and the staff was all very friendly it was a great place to stay at.

Talk of the Town is a great place to stay. Not only is it walking distance from the center of town and right across the street from the beach, but its unpretentious, tranquil atmosphere makes it a great stay. It is the perfect environment to just sit back and relax without having to compete with the hoards of tourists in one of the larger resorts. The service is extremely hospitable and personal. You aren't just a number among hundreds of people. Special thanks to Ilidio at the front desk for not only giving us thorough advice about Aruba but for also taking the time to be a friend. I have nothing but positive things to say about this place.

The staff was excellent, the people of Aruba are very helpful and very kind.

This is an older hotel, curb appeal is lacking but the facility is clean and bug free. Staff is excellent very freindly and helpful. Swimming pool updated and very nice. Food is good

we had a wonderful time in Aruba. Except the hotel was filthy, toilet didn't work, towels were disgusting, pillows had stain. They serve watery eggs for breakfast. [...] should have never referred their customer's to talk of the town hotel. For that reason I will never do business with [...] again.

We've stayed at other hotel in Aruba with cheaper rate that was more upscale, with better service than what we paid for at Talk of the Town. The "hot breakfast" left a lot to be desired, the closet in the room had an awful, musty odor that made clothes hung in the closet reek.

We stayed there to be close to airport because of early flight out. Did not know they were having a party in the pool area just below our room. They partied hard until about 1:00 AM, I had to be at the airport at 5:30 AM, had a very hard time getting up and ready to leave. They should let you know and give you a room away from noise if you can not stay and enjoy the party with them.

hotel friendly and helpful. Beds very comfortable but room not clean.Bathroom needs updating. t.v remote not working after several requests. Breakfast ALWAYS cold when supposed to be hot .2 mins walk from a beautiful friendly beach.Weloved Aruba and the people

I needed to stay at the talk of the town hotel for one night while waiting to check into another hotel. I was a little less than satisfied when I got into my actual room. It was clean (from what I could see), but everything was so dated. There were visible signs of mildew on various places in the room and some signs of water damage on the ceiling. There was a small kitchenette area, but I don?t think I would have wanted to cook anything there. There were gaps underneath the door that could have easily let small insects into the room. One plus is that the staff was friendly and accommodating. Since I only needed to have a place to stay for one night, it served its purpose, but in hindsight I would be willing to spend a little more money for slightly better conditions, even for one night.

Our plan was late getting in, so we didn't make it to the hotel until around 12am. The staff was very friendly, but unfortunately, the bar and restaurant were already closed, as was everything else in town. The hotel was fine. I would stay there again, but would probably go somewhere else first.

Room was fine,property was fine, breakfast was fine. But, very noisy from street and no hot water.

THE TALK OF THE TOWN in Aruba was very comfortable.We arrived at night little late but the staff were very friendly. In the morning breakfast was very nice. The best thing was big marketplace was near. IT WAS a long walk but very pleasant. The hotel was very clean. We enjoyed two nights stay there.

L. G. Smith Boulevard #2 Oranjestad

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Royal Plaza Mall
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Talk of the Town Hotel and Beach Club places you next to Surfside Beach and Cas di Cultura Theatre and Cultural Center. This 3-star hotel has 61 guestrooms and offers an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Beth Israel Synagogue and Guillermo Prospero Trinidad Stadium are a short walk away.


Dining

This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 7 AM to 10 AM.


Rooms

Talk of the Town Hotel and Beach Club's 61 air-conditioned rooms provide balconies or patios, microwaves, and refrigerators. Guests can expect free WiFi and 32-inch LCD TVs with cable channels. Free newspapers, hair dryers, and safes are other standard amenities.


Property features

Talk of the Town Hotel and Beach Club features an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room. If you drive, take advantage of free parking. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. This beach hotel also has free newspapers.

Room options

Superior Room, Pool View

Full 2 | King 1 | Sleeps 4

One (1) Bedroom Suite

Full 1 | King 1 | Sleeps 4

Two (2) Bedrooms Suite

Full 2 | King 1 | Sleeps 6

Guest reviews for Talk of the Town Hotel and Beach Club

Everyone (3) Couples (8) Business (1) Family (3) Other (4) Friends (2)
3

cosy hotel close to the beach

Couples

Coffee maker in room will be helpful, shop on premises can also be helpful for miscellaneous items. Even a vending machine.

By , from Brooklyn,New York on Mar 30, 2017

2

band was to laud played to late to noisy

Everyone

never stay there again. close to airport noisy bad manager would not meet with me

By on Mar 19, 2017

5
Everyone

The hotel is less than a mile away from all restaurants and bars, the beach was across the street from the hotel and five minute car ride from the airport. It was easy to get around, everybody there at the hotel was very nice the place was very clean and if we need something they got it right away, very happy with the staff

By on Oct 17, 2016

5

nice hotel

Everyone

It is the first hotel from the airport to the north of the island. Very nice hotel. The only thing is that you will be aware of every plane that lands and depart from the airport

By on Jul 24, 2016

5

aruba getaway

Couples

after reading some of the reviews I was concerned about staying here but have to say I enjoyed it. On the weekends you do here the bikes rev going down the main road but through the week that does not happen the planes you can notice a litte but not bad enough to bother you. The pool and hot tub is very nice and the staff is friendly. If you can get the upgraded rooms the safes and rooms are niceier. Overall I would recommed this hotel to a friend. The hotel is in the center of the island so it is a drive to get to shops or some of the beaches but not bad.

By on Sep 17, 2013

5

great business traveler hotel

BusinessTravelers

Great desk people from check-in throughout the stay. Anna and Dino in the bar are great as well. Very friendly. Needed a band aid and one of the cooks went to her carand got one for me! Fantastic!

By on Jul 21, 2013

3

talk of the town...well kept secret!

Couples

Pleasant staff, warm welcome... breakfast good value for money, get there early! Nice beach across the street & in proxinity to 3 good quality restaurants.

By on Feb 17, 2013

2

soul beach

Singles

This hotel was perfect for the Soul Beach 2012. Nikky Beach was the concert location & it was directly across the street from this hotel. It had no curb appeal. Exterior paint was needed and lobby could have used a make-over. Upon, check-in, they had no record of my booking. I wasnt happy to hear this and they were booked full. I whipped out a copy of my reservation and waited 30 min for a room to magically appear. Breakfast was hearty with eggs, pasteries,bacon or sausage. Room could have been cleaner and floors could have used a scrub with bleach. Bar staff was wonderful ! ! Stay here if you have low expectations. 2 stars is the correct rating.

By on May 30, 2012

4

nice place to stay

Singles

Very short distance from the airport but the taxi was still an outrageous price. Short walking distance to the beach with nice picture taking views. The breakfast was great they had free wifi the room was nice and the staff was all very friendly it was a great place to stay at.

By on Mar 11, 2012

5

spring break trip

GetawayWithFriends

Talk of the Town is a great place to stay. Not only is it walking distance from the center of town and right across the street from the beach, but its unpretentious, tranquil atmosphere makes it a great stay. It is the perfect environment to just sit back and relax without having to compete with the hoards of tourists in one of the larger resorts. The service is extremely hospitable and personal. You aren't just a number among hundreds of people. Special thanks to Ilidio at the front desk for not only giving us thorough advice about Aruba but for also taking the time to be a friend. I have nothing but positive things to say about this place.

By on Mar 9, 2012