Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusive

4.0 star rating

Quality accommodation with a variety of facilities and services.

    What to expect (based on 4072 reviews):

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-4

    Location

    Location-4.5

    Rooms

    Rooms-3.5

    Service

    Service-4

    Value

    Value-4

    5 most recent TripAdvisor reviews:

    Rudeness!

    Reviewed by Mary D(Niagara Falls, Canada) on Dec 09, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			3
			 out of 5

    To whom it may concern. The emotional upset over this person actions was more than I have ever encountered! Below you will find a detailed documentation of our encounter with an individual by the name of Juan Carlos who works at the Tamarijn in the food court. So today we had an incident at the resort. Now I know many resorts have some form of animals around. This is fantastic to see! On the resort we are staying at presently called the Tamarijn in Aruba, they have a couple of cats that are TNR'D. This is also great to see. They are friendly and sweet. When we came here on Sunday I noticed a bowl sitting behind a few boulders by the food court. Not in the food court as it was outside and away from it. It was obvious it had been there awhile by the dirt in it. I had a feeling it was for water for cats as we had seen some on a previous trip. We saw an employee feeding this one cat on the last trip and it made me so happy to see! Anyways, as we all know it is only salt water nearby I did not see any fresh water for the kitty. So I figured I would take said bowl and clean it first from the debris and put fresh water in it. As I was filling it up, a food court worker by the name of Juan Carlos who works in the food court comes and says the bowl is for guests and takes it away from my hands! Soooo.....I take it I'm not a guest? One who is holding said bowl that he takes it from?? Not only was he an ignorant, but completely rude about it! And what was he doing leaving his post in the food court by being vindictive towards an innocent in need of water and people that were smiling!! And he does this in front of a family of four who are petting this kitty. If he was so concerned about this bowl than why was it sitting there for the past week! I have seen water bowls through out the resort from other guests placing water in them for the kitties. This Juan Carlos needs to take a lesson in compassion and kindness towards animals! The cats on the resort are a fantastic idea! They will help get rid of mice and rats and keep the birds from in the food court. Don't even get me started on the birds dropping feces everywhere where there is being food prepared. The cats are a lot cleaner than the birds and they scare the birds away when around! The manager while nice by the name of Jorge seemed to understand where we were coming from. Now this is partly because he has to stay neutral as we are guests. At least he realized we were guests! However, this Juan Carlos needs to go back to school and learn manners in compassion towards animals. He also took a bowl from this same kitty earlier by another couple who was kind enough to put water in it. I think a feeding and water station needs to be implemented in this resort and perhaps a sign saying that this is on the resort and it is not needed to feed and water said kitties. That would make a lot of guests feel a lot better and not worry. Now that being said it was nice to see another couple standing up for this kitty with me. Thank you to them for this and your compassion. I will add that seeing animals on the resort lifts the guests spirits and puts a smile on their faces. This individual needs to be terminated or transferred to another location! I have never seen such unprofessional-ism in my life!! Date of stay: December 2019

    Individual ratings:

    Rooms

    Rooms-4

    Service

    Service-3

    Cold cold shower

    Reviewed by blaker2014(Bardstown, Kentucky) on Dec 07, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			2
			 out of 5

    My wife and I have been to Aruba 6 times, 5 times staying at the Tamarijn resort, but today she was welcomed with a Luke warm shower at best. We went to get ready for a Saturday night out on the town and cold showers were just the start of it. Idk what is going on at the resort, but cold showers were not what we signed up for. May be searching for another resort for our future stays.

    Amazing weather on a private beach

    Reviewed by 764agnesj() on Dec 04, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    This beachfront resort makes all the difference in the world. You are just a few steps from your room to a non crowded beach. Very convenient. The ocean is warm and clear. The drinks are great. Made with real coconut milk. None of that pre fab sugary stuff. You can eat outside at every meal. Amazing sunset views. I’ll definitely go back! The best resort I’ve ever been to. The temperature is always 31*C plus humidity.

    Individual ratings:

    Rooms

    Rooms-4

    Service

    Service-5

    Great Relaxing stay

    Reviewed by Jacqueline T(Brantford, Canada) on Dec 02, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    Our room was right at the beginning of the resort.so a bit a walk to the main restaurant and lobby,but I highly recommend it was so beautiful and quiet. We had the bottom room steps to the ocean,we yust loved it. Nice they give you water bottles to refill at station s .and we where able to us the joint Divi Resort also. Highly recommend every one was great loved the sunset from the Bunker bar,

    Individual ratings:

    Location

    Location-5

    Service

    Service-5

    Value

    Value-4

    Wonderful Experience and All-Inclusive

    Reviewed by joebo11(Gainesville) on Dec 01, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    (1) This is an all-inclusive beach resort. We went on vacation for the beach and the ease of access to food and drink. The Tamarijn/Divi resort met all our needs. (2) The room was perfect. It is small, sure, but we slept there and changed clothes. The rest of our time was spent exploring the island, swimming, snorkeling and having fun. We had a lovely view of the ocean outside our 2nd floor balcony. We choose the far end of the resort (2500 building) which is the last. It was quiet, the beach was not rocky and the walk to the restaurants at the Divi (the other resort you have access to) was about 20 minutes along the beach and about 7 minutes to the bar/pool/restaurants at the Tamarijn. (3) Parts of the beach are rocky (take swim shoes), but plenty of soft-sand beach is available along the resort. Water clarity is variable depending on the day. If the sea is rough, it's tough to see the bottom. If the sea is calm, the water is clear. The one thing that is constant is the warm water temperatures! (4) The restaurants have varied cuisine and you have access to 5 different restaurants on site (require reservations-dinner only) along with buffet restaurant (varied daily cuisine offerings) for breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can also order a small variety of mini-meals from the central bar. The staff are excellent and friendly. I think we had one bad waitress at the Paparazzi (we ate late and she was likely tired), but all the rest were fantastic. We especially liked Bernadette at the pool and Elvis an Andres at the buffet restaurant. The bartenders will make any drink you want including a suite of Tamarijn favorites. (5) The island is safe, easy to walk and easy to bike (make sure the bike fits you!). You can walk to downtown Oranjested/shops in about 25-30 minutes. The bus costs between $2.00 and $2.60 to get to most locations. (6) The concierge is friendly and helpful and we were able to arrange a couple of fun tours. Skip the timeshare sales pitch (they have to give it, but just say no). (7) The sunset at the pool is worth it every single night. Some of the most gorgeous sunsets ever. (8) Bring lots of $1 dollar and $5 dollar bills for tipping. The staff earns the tips and they take care of you. (9) When you leave- Make sure to give yourself 3 hours at the airport for US flights. You will go through initial bag check, Aruba passport control, security screening and then US passport control, security screening #2, pick up bags you checked, clear US customs with your bags and then recheck your bags before you finally get to the gates! (10) We loved this place and would come again. We visited the high rise region and the beaches were super-crowded and more of a circus atmosphere. The Tamarijn has lots of entertainment, uncrowded beach space and wonderful people.

    Individual ratings:

    Location

    Location-5

    Service

    Service-5