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Hotel California Aruba

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

When we arrived no one greeted us. The manager was in his office with other guests, but there were other guys working there that just stared at us. It was like they were trying to intimidate us. Sitting in the lobby, we heard other guests saying they were overbooked. When the manager let us in to his office 10 minutes or so later, he told us that the 2 bed room we booked was unavailable. He only had a room with a single bed. Not a problem, but the price should be lowered. By the way, his office was much nicer than our room. We went to our room, took a nap, and left to go to dinner. On our way back that night, our cab driver told us that Hotel California used to be a brothel. We got back around 9pm and the workers were still renovating a room right next to our room! It was so loud! They were using a buzzsaw and sweeping up what sounded like ceramic or brick pieces. It was so loud. When the buzzsaw was still going off at 10pm, we heard the guy in the hotel room next to us come out and talk to the workers. He said “it’s a little late for that, don’t you think?” And went back to his room. They continued with the loud sawing and sweeping! It went on until like 11:30! This was right next to our room. I get doing construction during the day. But well into the night when the hotel is fully booked? Not cool. We had booked for two nights. The next morning, we wanted to talk to the manager about lowering our rate since he gave us a smaller room than we paid for. The cleaning woman told us he should be back in 10 minutes. We waited for close to a half hour and he never came. We gave a cleaning woman our room key and found another hotel. I want to wipe this experience from my mind.

Pros: Great new A/C in the room plus large Fridge Freezer ( I asked for a Iron - and they did not have one - So the manager went out and bought one!) Cons: A small table and chair in the kitchen or in the room would have been nice. Location: Location was fine for me equidistant from the beach and the Main high street. So it is very modest - However staff were very helpful. Reception was manned by helpful Dutch receptionist plus local trainee. There was an A/c Reception Area / Bar - snacks could be bought in the morning - although local outlets existed not far away. + Supermarket. The Hotel was situated 800ms from the beach but also at the end of the main street (which was served by a FREE regular tourist trams(xSun)) and also at the end of the tram-line what became my favourite was BABYBACK GRILL - which was open from -11>11 everyday. Great portions and prices available for takeaway or eat in. PS. There was use of the hotel kitchen (Microwave+Gas Hob) which was a great bonus for the independent traveller.

Prima appartement en goed alternatief als je niet in een duur hotel wilt verblijven. Het is er netjes, goede service en leuk & behulpzaam personeel. Btw, in 5 minuten loop je naar hetzelfde strand als de mensen die wel in een duur hotel slapen :-).

Sono stato con mia moglie in questo modestissimo hotel. GiÀ sapevamo di non aver prenotato in un 5 stelle, ma ha superato di gran lunga le nostre aspettative. Camere piccole ma pulitissima, letto comodissimo e condizionatore nuovo. In camera avevamo anche un grande frigo e congelatore l'unica pecca e che la nostra camera non aveva finestre estere. Le pulizie venivano effettuate tutti i giorni con cambio asciugamani e sapone. Tutto lo staff è stato cordiale simpatici e gioviale. Per quello che costa aruba non potevamo scegliere hotel migliore. Situato al cento a pochi passi dal mare fermata bus supermercato banca. Noi ci siamo trovati benissimo

super economico, fue mucho mas de lo que espere, sencillo, pero limpio y un ambiente agradable, y una atencion especial, cerca de la playa y de los centros comerciales, llegue caminando a la playa, al centro y casino, genial porque ahorre mucho dinero en taxi...

camas comodas y lugar limpio, excelente si quieres solamente tener un lugar donde dejar tus cosas y llegar a dormir o descansar y volver a salir. es muy centrico ya que a solo un par de cuadras comienza el tren que recorre el centro y termina el recorrido en el terminal de buses, los cuales llevan a las mejores playas y tambien van hacia san nicolas.

El Hotel es tal cual muestran las fotos. Es simple, modesto y economico. Lo bueno es la antecion del personal El Gerente realmente siempre tiene buena disposicion para ayudarte en lo que pueda. Los baños son pequeños, no hay agua caliente, pero es solo una habitacon con aire acondicionado. Tiene cocina para prepararte tu comida. Es bastante tranquilo.

Planejar essa viagem para Aruba não foi nada fácil diante do dólar a mais de 4 reais e do fato dos gastos da ilha serem basicamente na moeda americana! Após comprar a passagem na GOL, na promoção, por R$1300,00 e sem consultar anteriormente os custos de estadia, houve uma ingrata surpresa ao ser constatato o alto valor das diárias nesse ótimo destino caribenho. Diárias que iam a até, acreditem, R$14.000,00!!! Isso mesmo, QUATORZE MIL REAIS!!! R$98.000,00 para uma semana com pé na areia e All Inclusive no Caribe? Sem chance! Surreal! A alternativa foi buscar os mais baratos, e o mais em conta deles foi o HOTEL CALIFÓRNIA! Pelas fotos e avaliações da internet, já sabia que não seria muito bom, mas é o que podia ser pago diante do exposto aqui. O hotel fica próximo ao centro de Orajestad, a cerca de 1km da praia. O terminal de ónibus da Arubus fica a cerca de 15min a pé, assim como o Renaissance Shopping, Casino Crystal e Terminal Marítimo de cruzeiros. É bem simples e conta com cerca de 15 quartos em seu piso térreo e mais alguns, no piso superior, no esquema de hostel, de quarto coletivo. Me hospedei em quarto individual, número 4, que, como os outros, conta com o essencial: TV a cabo, ar condicionado, internet wi-fi free, uma boa cama e uma mini geladeira ou frigobar. O banheiro também é muito simples e não espere água quente. Não é gelada, mas não tem aquecimento, porém não compromete um bom banho. A arrumação é diária, assim como a troca de toalhas. Não é servido café da manhã, contudo há uma cozinha comunitária, com todos os utensílios, que conta com um fogão e um microondas. Isso foi bastante favorável pois pode-se comprar tudo o que se quer, armazenar no quarto e preparar na cozinha!! Ótimo! A equipe de serviço é muito atenciosa! A equipe de limpeza e os gerentes, o casal Theodore e Iskendria, são muito simpáticos! O Theodore é um cara muito, muito gente boa e prestativo! Para resumir, para quem quer um hotel barato, com um lugar para descansar, preparar sua comida, Wifi, TV a cabo e ar condicionado, está ótimo! Mas realmente é um hotel para se recompor, já que você não vai ter uma piscina para relaxar e vai permanecer no quarto. Se você pensar assim, recomendo! PS.: Será cobrada ua taxa de 9,5% a mais no valor total, além de U$3.00 diários. Coisas do governo local! Estejam atentos...

Realmente no comprendo por que este local se hace llamar hotel. Es un burdo hostal, sin quererlo llegue a parar a este sitio, más que todo por necesidad, para hacer uso de la ducha, era super incomodo, cómicamente podía lavar mis manos sentada en el váter, las habitaciones eran bastante incomodas. Mi opinión es para que se lleven una idea de como no deben pasar su tiempo en Aruba

Me alojé en la parte del hostel. Compartí habitación con hombres y mujeres y no tuve ningún problema. Muy buena atención del personal. Aire acondicionado en la habitación, heladera. Colchón cómodo, tiene sábanas. Baños compartidos y limpios. Wifi en el lobby. Cocina a disposición. Hay una máquina de café. Es súper básico y es lógico, teniendo en cuenta el precio y que es un hostel !! Está realmente cerca del centro de oranjestad, a metros de la "peatonal" comercial y algunas cuadras de la terminal del bus, avenida principal, Surfside Beach, Renaissance Beach, bares, etc . Así que es ideal el lugar para dejar equipajes, ducharse y dormir. Anduve por la zona de noche, y la verdad es que me pareció seguro. La propia gente de Aruba le tiene un poco de idea a esta zona, es que no conocen ciertas partes de Buenos Aires de noche!

Caya G.F. Betico Croes, 152 Oranjestad

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Aruba Town Hall and Renaissance Mall Aruba
  • Free local cuisine breakfast on weekdays
  • Free in-room WiFi
  • Free parking

Aruba Town Hall is a short stroll from Hotel California Aruba, and other popular attractions like Royal Plaza Mall are within a mile (2 km). This 13-room apartment building has conveniences like free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free local cuisine breakfast, served on weekdays from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Entertain your taste buds with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café.


Rooms

Each apartment is air-conditioned and has a refrigerator. A flat-screen TV comes with satellite channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds sport premium bedding and the bathroom offers free toiletries.


Property features

Guests of Hotel California Aruba enjoy features like coffee in a common area, microwave in a common area, and express check-out. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 15.00 per vehicle one way. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with concierge services and dry cleaning/laundry. Additional amenities include laundry facilities, a TV in a common area, and a water dispenser.

Room options

Comfort Studio, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Comfort Double Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Deluxe Studio, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

40.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 21 reviews

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