Just like to say that we had a great stay (23 Sept to 7 Oct) at the Amsterdam Manor. The staff have been very friendly and helpful showing a sense of service that makes us wonder whether we should ever stay in large hotels again.
The beach in front of the hotel was terrific. Quiet and relaxing...just the way we liked it. Aruba has been a nice surprise as one has heard some horrific stories from the West Indies when it comes to service and safety. So thumbs up Aruba and the Amsterdam Manor. We'd definitely put your hotel on our short list of hotels if we'd decide to visit the island again.
If one may put in a casual suggestion or two ... the beach can do with a raking every now and again to get rid of the cigarette ends and loose branches from the trees. A shuttle to Oranjestad would also be appreciated by those non driving guests like us.
Still, these were minor hiccups that didn't not spoil our stay in any major way.
Herman and Marie (Stockholm, 11th Oct., 2002)
Amsterdam Manor bedankt!!!
Nog maar net thuis van onze Aruba trip maar wij wilden toch even kwijt dat het gewoon top was bij jullie, onze vakantie was gewoon maximaal. Heerlijke omgeving, relaxe sfeer, goede services, aardige mensen, leuk voor kinderen. In 1 woord fantastisch! Wij komen zeker weer terug in de future.
I went 2 times to this wonderful hotel. My parents went there too, and recommended this Hotel...
Wel...The first time i went there with 2 friends, people there where very very polied, and the rooms where wonderfull, espesialy the room with seaview.....This Hotel is about 40 meters from the beach...that's what i like the most...after the lovely breakfast, you can walk to the beach, to take a sunbath, after that you take a dive in the swimmingpool, and you take a nice cocktail at the bar near the swimmingpool.
It is a great place to be...and...in november i come back for sure...because this place is my place for a holiday....try it! and you will agree with me......see ya in november............!!
I saw on your webside that you started a guestbook. So I take the opportunity to once again thank you for a wonderful time.
Our family has travelled to many places of the world and will continue to do so.
But not without wanting to also return to the Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort, an oase among all other posibilities.
We visited the Manor last year.
Still after all these months our children are nearly weekly asking:
"When will we return to Aruba and could we stay in the same place again? Why do they ask?
Well it's simple. The only thing they want is two relaxing parents for themselves and beautiful Eagle Beach just outside the door. Considered one of the ten best beaches in the world. The stay gets even more complete when the great service of the Amsterdam Manor surrounds us, and it is never far away.
As a family, we felt very much at home.
Believe me, we will come back! It goes without saying that we like to repeat this warm feeling of the manor on Aruba again and we highly recommend this lovely place.
And this winter we will return with some friends. We are already counting the days!
Lennart and Gloria de la Parra Norgren with children
Sweden, July 2002
Amsterdam Manor Resort
We stayed at the Amsterdam Manor Resort to celebrate our 3rd anniversary during the week of July 5-14, 2002. Our travel agent recommended the resort and guaranteed us it would be a perfect fit for our vacation desires. The resort is conveniently located near the airport, Oranjestad, and several attractions on the island. When we checked in on July 5th, the first thing we noticed was the warm reception we received from the staff. They were friendly, patient, and knowledgeable. The staff kindly provided us with information about the resort including all its amenities and services. The resort offers an on-site restaurant, pool, upper deck bar with happy hour, mini mart, laundry service, and unlimited Internet access free of charge. Our studio was spacious and spotless and even had an ocean view! The balcony was an excellent venue for breakfast and our daily afternoon snack of wine and cheese. The mini mart is an excellent amenity! We could get postcards, the daily news, and groceries without leaving our resort.
Amsterdam Manor is located on Eagle beach, which is a perfect place to relax. It is both quiet and family friendly. The white sand beaches and clear blue waters stretch for miles. Parasols, lounge chairs, a snack bar and various water sport activities are available. It was so convenient to be able to walk out of your room and down to the beach in a manner of minutes. When we decided to explore the island, the staff at the Amsterdam Manor assisted us with renting a car and locating interesting attractions. Throughout our stay they were also able to recommend snorkeling sites, rent us the necessary equipment, assist with booking a horseback riding trip, and choosing restaurants. They were both friendly and informative and allowed us to make all the final decisions about our activities. We snorkeled at several different beaches, explored the island by car, and visited the caves, the natural bridge, the ruins, the California Lighthouse, and Alto Vista.
The Amsterdam Manor provides tourists with all the necessities for a safe, enjoyable, and relaxing vacation. The staff?s personal touch made us feel very comfortable and left us with a very positive impression of resort itself as well as Aruba!
Aruba and the Amsterdam Manor Resort are unique in many ways, definitely a place we plan to visit again. Aruba and the Amsterdam manor Resort truly represent Caribbean hospitality.
Eddie en Kelly van Schaick
The accomodations were excellent. We especially enjoyed the balcony overlooking the white sandy beaches. The staff was all VERY friendly. And the recommendations for tours were excellent. BUT...some suggestions would be 1) have more beach towels...we had a difficult time getting clean towels. 2) my daughters would have liked to have some beach floats...either to rent or borrow. 3) more activities for the evenings...i.e. thursday evening get together, and friday bbq...since we were a long way from any restaurants, and/or other activities. Overall we had an excellent stay, and would highly recommend this hotel to our friends/family. Thanks!
My stay at Amsterdam Manor was wonderful! Everyone is so polite and helpful. I would definitely come back to stay here again. ARUBA is AWESOME!
We visited Amsterdam Manor for several years. Every time we come back we enjoy our visit even more as the last time. If you ever want to go to Aruba and need a fine hotel we strongly recommend Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort. it?s worth every dollar and it has the best beach we ever did see just in front.