Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusive reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 Very Good

  • Cleanliness 4.0
  • Location 4.5
  • Rooms 3.5
  • Service 4.0
  • Value 4.0

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TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Excellent All Inclusive Resort at an affordable price.

Gendy2014 (Santa Clarita, California) on Jul 05, 2022

Excellent All Inclusive Resort at an affordable price. Tamarijn All Inclusive Resort exceeded our expectations. We are a family who enjoys going to Riu Palace resorts. We wanted to try something new. This time, we decided to stay at Tamarijn All-Inclusive Resort in Oranjestad, Aruba. We had a totally different experience. Pros: 1- We stayed in Room 1403. Our room was directly on the beach. 2- Room 1403 had its own private beach. The waters were clear. 3- The buffet was excellent. A la carte made to order food. Unlike other all-inclusive buffets at other resorts, where they cook huge batches of food and we serve ourselves. 4- Food Quality was superior. 5- The grill station is amazing from Chicken, steaks, and fish grilled by order. 6- I personally enjoyed the seared ahi tuna from the grill. 7- Pasta station was great 8- Soup station was awesome 9- At Breakfast, there is a fresh juice station. Fresh squeezed orange juice, carrot juice, red beets juice, and many fresh squeezed mixes juices including melons, pineapple, strawberry, and banana. 10- Unlike other all- inclusive resorts, the bars served real undiluted alcohol. The mixed drinks were great. 11- Customer Service was amazing. Especially by the front desk. Gladys at the front desk was the best. She always greeted us with a smile. She always made funny comments. She really made our stay at Tamarijn very special. Thank you Gladys. We will never forget you. I’m attaching a picture of Gladys. She is the one in white shirt and black pants. 12- Every 10 minutes, a golf cart shuttle goes back and forth to the sister resort Divi All-Inclusive. 13- Pointer: Divi has a better sand beach and a better pool. Cons: 1- We experienced a storm in Aruba. The resort crew placed aluminum barricades at our patios for safety. Those barricades obstructed our view. 2- Food made to order at the buffet took very long as it is made to order. They need to hire more manpower at the restaurants. 3- Water bottles were not provided. The front desk provides one empty bottle per guest. We had to fill our own water from water stations. 4- In Room refrigerator was empty. No drinks or snacks in room or refrigerator. 5- The beach at Tamarijn has sea shells and rocks at the shore. Once you cross your knee height in the beach, no more rocks or shells. Conclusion: Excellent experience. Will revisit in the future.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 4 out of 5

Lovely Resort

skut820 (Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania) on Jul 03, 2022

My husband and I had a very rough trip to Aruba given that we had the first week of bad weather in years there, and some travel issues. However, the resort was truly a bright spot in a less than ideal trip. Check-in was so fast and easy, we had a fantastic room with a spectacular view. The room really was nice, which was great especially considering how much time we ended up spending in there because of the rain. Getting seats on the beach by our room (2102) was easy and it was a peaceful spot to send the days (when it wasn’t raining). There was not one bad experience with any of the workers at the hotel. They were extremely kind, ready to help with any need you may have. This is not a resort where they wait on you hand and foot. They do not offer staff bringing drinks and food to you on the beach, which was more than fine with us, but I know people complain-so just know that going in. Most important, make sure you bring a Yeti, because one of my favorite aspects of the resort is that they have fresh, cold water and ice stations all throughout the resort. This was truly the most eco-friendly resort we have ever stayed at. You can only get as many towels, as people in your party and can only exchange them once a day, which is actually really smart and efficient. As for food, we ate off-site two nights (Madame Jeanette-ok and Elements (great). We did enjoy the red parrot (divi side) and paparazzi was our favorite. The buffet is okay, as most resort buffets are. It was nice that they had different options so you can eat something different for lunch and breakfast if you want. Nightly entertainment was cute and fun. Overall, it was a very relaxed vibe and a beautiful place to stay. I am thankful that we had such a great experience at this resort despite having such a negative experience in Aruba. Oh one last important factor!!!! BRING ADVIL OR TYLENOL if you need it!!! I forgot to pack mine and there in none available at the hotel!!!! Just something called Agri-kind which didn’t work for me at all!

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Best vacay with family

IpsitaA7 (Ardsley, New York) on Jul 02, 2022

Excellent in all respects - location, service, hospitality. The staff was very courteous, looked after us especially the kids with one of our kids being special needs - everyone was extremely considerate and helpful. Special shout-out to the front office staff - Rishma and Gaddy's they were wonderful! Thank you and will hope to visit again soon!

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Great secure place

Camillecamo (Brooklyn, New York) on Jun 29, 2022

Safe clean healthy place to stay Five stars for checking we arrived late after our flight was delayed About 2 am they were there To check us in and even kept something for us to eat . Great location we were in 1906 central to every thing . Close to Bunker bar I would like to send thanks and great appreciation for the workers at Tamarijn . The people at the cooking station especially from Dominican Republic. The cleaning service you are the best I wrote names down sorry I can’t remember Nightly entertainment great and funny love how they got the crowd involved Love the beach a few stones or rocks but beautiful water Other guests were very friendly Great place for families and couples

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

First time in Tamarijn!

GP-AZ18 (Phoenix, Arizona) on Jun 27, 2022

Bon bini! I stayed here for 11 days in June. I was traveling with a family of 4. From check in to check out everything was very smooth and easy. The location was perfect, view from the room was amazing. (We stayed on the second floor in the 1500 building). The hotel was always kept incredibly clean and tidy. It was never too crowded on the beach, there is plenty of space for everyone. Near the beach were pool and ping pong tables, and bike rentals were included which was awesome! The nightlife is very active. Every evening there was a different show and live music at the stage by the pool. If you want to get to the Divi resort for restaurants, etc, just catch a shuttle and its a short smooth ride from the Tamarijn. Personally, our favorite restaurants were Paparazzi and Red Parrot. I would recommend going to the buffet for breakfast and lunch, not so much for dinner. If you wish to eat at a restaurant for dinner you can make the reservation only two days ahead. We didn't swim in the pool at all because we were exploring all of the beaches that Aruba has to offer. But the pool was busy all of the time. Casino was great as well! There is a Hertz rent a car station by the concierge desk. Thank you so much to Gladys for an amazing check in/out during our stay, and for providing us assistance for anything we needed in and off the property. If you decide to go to Red Parrot, I would highly recommend to request the server Yaldo. He was incredibly top notch and provided us with absolutely amazing service. Also a big shout out to Ron from the bar, his personality and service was really awesome. And to Miguelina and Nelson from the Cunucu Terrace. Thank you guys for your positive energy, smiles, and good service. You made the beginning of our days very bright. We are definitely planning to come back very soon in the future. Overall, it was an amazing stay, great positive people, and generally a great atmosphere. Pasa un bon dia!

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