Manchebo Beach Resort and Spa

4.0 star rating

Quality accommodation with a variety of facilities and services.

    What to expect (based on 3124 reviews):

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-4.5

    Location

    Location-5

    Rooms

    Rooms-4.5

    Service

    Service-4.5

    Value

    Value-4.5

    5 most recent TripAdvisor reviews:

    Third time was a charm!

    Reviewed by Stephanie R() on Oct 22, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    We just got back from our third stay at Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa. The hotel pool was completed and open this time around and is very nice. The hotel was immaculate and the rooms were very clean. We did have a room with what seemed to be a newer bed. The bed was firm and I tend to lean towards a bed that falls into the medium support vs firm but overall, much better then a really worn out bed. The staff was delightful and the food was delicious. My only recommendation would be to bring some bug repelent. The gnats on the beach were horrible. They would swarm you all day long and your beach towels would be covered in them if you got up to go for a swim. It did put a damper on the beach experience for us this year because they were so annoying. I did notice more people chose to do the all inclusive package at this hotel. They had on green wristbands. This was new for us to see. In previous years I have never noticed any wristbands worn by the patrons.

    Individual ratings:

    Rooms

    Rooms-5

    Service

    Service-5

    Value

    Value-5

    My favorite place!

    Reviewed by Toni C(New York City, New York) on Oct 21, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    We have stayed here about 5 times. I love Aruba and I think a big part of it is because of this place. It's the employees, it's the service, it's the food, it's the atmosphere. It isn't the fanciest place but that's what makes it so comfortable; it feels like home. We have always been the kind to try new places but I never felt that need here. It may not be everyone's taste but it as long as it stays the way it is, we will be, one of many, many loyal returnees.

    Good not great

    Reviewed by noreenm206(Stamford, Connecticut) on Oct 17, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			4
			 out of 5

    Two words -- beach shoes!!! The ocean has a dip which isn't bad but it's full of shells and rocks and is painful almost impossible to get out. Thankfully my husband had loafers which he wore in the water every day so he could help me out. We fell a few times and my husband cut up his arm and leg. Eagles Beach is rougher than Palm Beach but the beach itself is huge and beautiful. Manchebo is a lovely resort but it is older so it you are looking for the glitz of the newer hotels, this place is not for you. If you want a quieter more mature resort which has EXCELLENT staff who are so friendly and accommodating, then you have found the right place. I have never seen staff who clean constantly, and I mean ALL THE TIME! The place is spotless. Nice room; good drinks and pretty good food. My other complaint, not mentioning names but there is one mature woman who works at the Pega Pega bar and seems to be in charge who is not as nearly friendly as the rest of the bar staff. The beach boy who gets your chairs and seems to run the place (sorry I forgot his name) is just AWESOME!! He made our trip. Overall after 6 trips to Aruba all in the high-rise area I'm not certain that I'd go back but our vacation was enjoyable. Another point to consider, a cooler, a fridge, and microwave were a huge plus especially for heating up leftovers and keeping your drinks cold. Big shout out to Joan our lady who immaculately cleaned our room every day!!!

    Needs Improvement

    Reviewed by Emily B() on Oct 17, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			3
			 out of 5

    My husband and I spent our honeymoon at the Manchebo with the All Inclusive Package. The views and location of the Manchebo is phenomenal! We loved getting to read under the cabanas and the water was perfect for swimming. The beach is also beautiful and great to walk down in both directions. Our main frustration with our stay related to the all inclusive package they offered. Upon arrival, all inclusive guests are given wrist bands and coupons to use towards the spa day, beach dinner, dinner off-site, etc. We were not able to book any of these activities before our arrival, and it ended up causing up to cluster all of our activities to the end of the trip. Additionally, we found out our Sunset Sail excursion was a one-way transfer upon arriving to the boat, and then had to figure out how to get back to the hotel afterwards. This would've been good to know ahead of time! Another frustration we had was not receiving explanation of how they do things with the all inclusive package, as well as not the best system of doing it. Anytime you had a drink or went to dinner, you had to sign your name for their records. But it still shows the actual price of what you ate/drank, so it leaves you worried that you're going to be charged additionally at the end. At other all inclusive resorts I have stayed at, there was not this kind of system, more of a system where you give your room number and that was it. Overall, the resort itself was beautiful with friendly staff. I would not recommend the all inclusive package. If the Manchebo could increase the information given to guests and make it easier to understand, I think that would have improved our stay tremendously.

    Individual ratings:

    Service

    Service-3

    Value

    Value-3

    Loved this place!

    Reviewed by richandpj(Media, Pennsylvania) on Oct 15, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    Wonderful place to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary! Had a great week! Beautiful beach and pool! Friendly staff. Nice accommodations! Great food! Everything was clean; nothing run-down. Staff was very helpful.

    Individual ratings:

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-5

    Location

    Location-5

    Service

    Service-5