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Blue Residences

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The room had an absolutely stunning view. Thought the cost of the room was too high only for the view. No room service was not disclosed at booking or at check in. The property is a bit far from all locations so a car is an absolute must. Considering the constraints, the cost was too high. The service desk being shut after 6pm is a big inconvenience and only two people to help with everything were good but not efficient (probably coz they are helping all guests between two of them)

The limited people at the property, was a huge plus. We had the pool to ourselves many days. All the staff was very helpful and friendly. Down side beach was used by locals. There was construction on site which a minor distraction. This is a develping property which will be adding onsite amentities. We would go back!

This was the worst suite style property I have ever stayed at. There were several bulb missing from the light fixtures throughout the suite, an old worn out mattress in the master bedroom that rolled you to the edge of the bed, an extremely dirty air conditioning system that made my entire family sneeze, giving eeveryone a soar throat and stuffed nose when turned on, it was that or sweat. The is no lobby, and construction banging starting at 7:30AM every day from the new building they are constructing on their property. This hotel is barely a 3 star property and Orbitz 4.5 star rating is extremely disingenuous. I would never had booked this property if I knew the truth in advance.

There were several missing light bulbs throughout the suite, a horribly worn out mattress in the master bedroom that was sunk in on both sides at least 6 inches below the center of the bed. There is no lobby, the minimarket shut down. There was banging that began 7:30AM every morning from the construction of their new building being constructed on the property. The air conditioning filter and ducts were so dirty that my entire family could not stop sneezing and could not breath threw our noses. It was either that or sweat. The is barely a 3 star property and having Orbitz rate it a 4.5 star is a disingenuous rating. I was and am very dissapointed and would never stay at a place like this if I knew the truth.

I like the location of Blue Residences. I like that it is in a quiet area but it’s still close enough to walk to shops and restaurants. The staff is friendly. I would choose a condo at Blue Residences over an all inclusive resort every time.

.Quiet location, close to both Eagle & Palm Beach. Perfect location for our vacation.

This hotel is NOT on the beach. Its a 10 minute walk to the beach. The rooms are much less nice then they appear in the photos. The water was not hot for our showers. Every time we showered, the whole bathroom flooded and spread into the hall. The sink in the bathroom was stuffed when we got there and remained afuffed the whole stay. There was no housekeeping so no clean towels and basic clean-up. VERY dissapointed! Huge waste of money. Additionally, there is a resort fee once you check in which they fail to mention at time of booking. Its about $19 a night.

Nice condo with beautiful views. A bit far from grocery store and restaurants. We got quite a bit of exercise. Enjoyed the peaceful beach across from our condo.

Awesome view! and close to all... Need an additional restaurant on the premises. We will return...

The views are excellent with the windows the staff's is wonderful. And as said before if you want a hotel stay this is not for you. Comfort bed is hard and low to the floor. Sheets low thread count. Condo needs painted. Grounds are well maintained. Overall we had a great time but only used condo for sleeping. Yes you have to cross the road to get to the beach she photo.

great views from the room and a nice place to stay

What a wonderful residence to stay at during our visit to Aruba. The staff is super friendly and the condo was 1st class. The kitchen was stocked with cooking tools, plates, glasses etc. The VIEW was fantastic from the room and sunsets were great. Small beach across the street with umbrella and chairs set up for guests. A bit of coral to walk over unless you stay to the far right where there is more sand.

Excellent, centrally located apartment/condo style building sitting in between Eagle Beach and Palm Beach. About a 10 minute walk to Eagle Beach and 15 minute walk to Palm Beach downtown. Newer construction and chic design. Lovely grounds and swimming pools. Nice gym facility. Fully equipped kitchen with large fridge and stove (and nice stemware!) Best part of the apartment was the view and (for our room) sliding open window. I can't overstate the view enough! Recommend a rental car (free parking) to experience the island. ~5 minute drive to many great restaurants, beaches and supermarket. Strong WiFi included!

The hotel charges too much and is not accessible to anything: no beach, no restaurants, no shopping near-by. You have to walk because taxi is not there (have to wait long time). Bad management! Not a hotel, just a room.

The Blue Residences condos are in a great location, right across a small road from the beach. The views from the rooms are incredible. the grounds of the hotel is great, but would appreciate more palm trees around the pool and more cabanas or umbrellas to provide better shade. A couple of suggested improvements for the unit we stayed in (433) - more electrical outlets in the apartment would be nice, a full size wall mirror not bad to have, black out curtains not a bad idea also, upgrade the lock, more storage like an extra drawer cabinet or an extra tall closet, or extra shelving would be great, a place to put in the safe (we had to put it on the floor, which is not very comfortable to use; overall apartment is new and very modern; Another suggestion - extra toiletries (shampoo, body wash, conditioner, lotion) would not hurt too for the price of the night. Also - the numbering of the parking spaces is very weird and does not conform to any logic. The biggest minus of the place is the beach; The beach itself is very close, private, and cute, but you cannot swim there; the sea floor is covered with stones; The management of the Blue and the upcoming luxurious Azure should think of cleaning up the beach and making it more accommodating and swimmable for the guests. We used Phoenix palm beach nearby. It makes no sense at all to drive every day and rent lounges and umbrellas at the Eagle beach which is NOT a short walk away, but rather closer to a mile. Please think about that!

Apartment was very clean and jacuzzi was beautiful surprise. Pool was clean and location was convinient but still quiet Would have been convinient if there was at a minimum continental breakfast or onsite sandwich place given the nearest restaurant was 15 min walk in the morning and onsite restaurant Tabletop was just open in the evenings With kids if we didn't cook breakfast it was tiny bit inconvinience for those lazy mornings Not a deal breaker But that would have made the place a 5 star for us

We spent eight nights at the BR condo's staying on the sixth floor of the Turquois building. The condo was very clean, spacious and with a wonderful view above the two pools and to the ocean. It was essentially quiet except for the pretty consistent traffic going by between the condo and the water. That said it was a much more peaceful and significantly less crowded then either options of the high or low rise hotels. We were in the building next to the construction of the fourth building and thankfully rarely ever heard any construction noise. The pools are very large and there is plenty of chairs and chaise for everyone...no one put their towels out on either to stake their place first thing in the morning which was prevalent at other hotels that we visited. The staff was courteous for the most part. It was quite expensive for the days around xmas $550 a night not including house keeping.

Fantastic room/view/facilities. Highly recommend this place.

J.E. Irausquin Boulevard 266 Noord

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Eagle Beach and Palm Beach
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Blue Residences places you within a 10-minute stroll of popular attractions such as Eagle Beach and Palm Beach. This 124-room, 4-star condo resort welcomes guests with 2 outdoor pools, a restaurant, and free in-room WiFi.


Dining

This condominium resort is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 8 AM to 11 AM.


Rooms

Each condo is air-conditioned and features a kitchen with a refrigerator, an oven, a microwave, and a stovetop. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and 32-inch a flat-screen TV with cable channels. The bathroom offers hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include an iPod dock, a coffee maker, and a phone. Housekeeping is not available.


Property features

Built in 2014, the brand new Blue Residences features 2 outdoor pools, a children's pool, and a fitness center. There's free parking if you drive. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with concierge services and dry cleaning/laundry. Other amenities at this beach condominium resort include free WiFi in public areas, free newspapers, and a hair salon.

Room options

Suite, 3 Bedrooms, Ocean View

Full 2 | Sleeps 8

Suite, 1 Bedroom, Ocean View

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Ocean View

Full 2 | Sleeps 6

Suite Deluxe 2 Bedrooms

King 1 | Sleeps 6

Guest reviews for Blue Residences

Everyone (18) Couples (4) Family (11) Other (1)
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Partner Couples

The room had an absolutely stunning view. Thought the cost of the room was too high only for the view. No room service was not disclosed at booking or at check in. The property is a bit far from all locations so a car is an absolute must. Considering the constraints, the cost was too high. The service desk being shut after 6pm is a big inconvenience and only two people to help with everything were good but not efficient (probably coz they are helping all guests between two of them)

By on Mar 24, 2019

Review comment responded on Mar 25, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you for your time to review us. Indeed we as a vacation rental do have limited to non services and being far from the hassle crowd of the big hotels, a car to move around is recommended. All together, wish you had a good time and hope to see you back in the future. Bye and Stay Well

5
Partner Couples

The limited people at the property, was a huge plus. We had the pool to ourselves many days. All the staff was very helpful and friendly. Down side beach was used by locals. There was construction on site which a minor distraction. This is a develping property which will be adding onsite amentities. We would go back!

By on Mar 5, 2019

Review comment responded on Mar 5, 2019

Thank you for your review. Glad you are having a good time at our properties. Keep enjoying.

1
Families Family with small children

This was the worst suite style property I have ever stayed at. There were several bulb missing from the light fixtures throughout the suite, an old worn out mattress in the master bedroom that rolled you to the edge of the bed, an extremely dirty air conditioning system that made my entire family sneeze, giving eeveryone a soar throat and stuffed nose when turned on, it was that or sweat. The is no lobby, and construction banging starting at 7:30AM every day from the new building they are constructing on their property. This hotel is barely a 3 star property and Orbitz 4.5 star rating is extremely disingenuous. I would never had booked this property if I knew the truth in advance.

By on Feb 23, 2019

Review comment responded on May 3, 2019

Dear Anonymous, We are sorry to hear of your less than satisfactory experience at Blue Residences and hope you will accept our sincerest apologies.We could have tried to make it right if we knew before. Hope you had a wonderful time in Aruba otherwise.

1
Everyone

There were several missing light bulbs throughout the suite, a horribly worn out mattress in the master bedroom that was sunk in on both sides at least 6 inches below the center of the bed. There is no lobby, the minimarket shut down. There was banging that began 7:30AM every morning from the construction of their new building being constructed on the property. The air conditioning filter and ducts were so dirty that my entire family could not stop sneezing and could not breath threw our noses. It was either that or sweat. The is barely a 3 star property and having Orbitz rate it a 4.5 star is a disingenuous rating. I was and am very dissapointed and would never stay at a place like this if I knew the truth.

By on Feb 23, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 30, 2019

Hello …..We are sorry to hear of your less than satisfactory experience.Blue Residences is a vacation rental, where we rent out the owners apartments. Wish you could let us know the rmno. in order to fix mentioned things. Wish you had a good vacation after all in Aruba.

5
Families

I like the location of Blue Residences. I like that it is in a quiet area but it’s still close enough to walk to shops and restaurants. The staff is friendly. I would choose a condo at Blue Residences over an all inclusive resort every time.

By on Feb 17, 2019

Review comment responded on Feb 18, 2019

Dear Guests. Thank you for taking the time and review us. Glad you are having a good time at one of the Blue Aruba properties

5
Everyone

By on Jan 27, 2019

Review comment responded on Jan 28, 2019

Thank you much for your time in reviewing us. Hope to see you soon back at one of our properties.

4
Families

.Quiet location, close to both Eagle & Palm Beach. Perfect location for our vacation.

By on Jan 4, 2019

Review comment responded on Jan 8, 2019

Thank you for your review. Indeed quiet location and very relaxing. Wishing you all the best Thank you

5
Everyone

By on Dec 26, 2018

Review comment responded on Dec 27, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review us. Glad you like our property. Enjoy your stay.

2
Everyone

This hotel is NOT on the beach. Its a 10 minute walk to the beach. The rooms are much less nice then they appear in the photos. The water was not hot for our showers. Every time we showered, the whole bathroom flooded and spread into the hall. The sink in the bathroom was stuffed when we got there and remained afuffed the whole stay. There was no housekeeping so no clean towels and basic clean-up. VERY dissapointed! Huge waste of money. Additionally, there is a resort fee once you check in which they fail to mention at time of booking. Its about $19 a night.

By on Sep 7, 2018

4

nice views

Everyone

Nice condo with beautiful views. A bit far from grocery store and restaurants. We got quite a bit of exercise. Enjoyed the peaceful beach across from our condo.

By , from mitchell, sd on Jul 23, 2018

Review comment responded on Jul 26, 2018

Thanks for your review. We are glad to read you enjoyed your stay and peaceful beach :) Looking forward to your next booking.