Wonders Boutique Hotel

Wonders Boutique Hotel in Aruba

Wonders Boutique Hotel

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2 Star
Hotel Guest Rating: 8.9/10
63 Emma Straat
Oranjestad 0000

Hotel Guest Rating for Wonders Boutique Hotel in Aruba

# 3 of 56 hotels in Aruba
Based on 19 reviews from guests who stayed at the
Wonders Boutique Hotel
Overall Quality Score
user rating 8.9.0
8.9
Hotel Cleanliness
user rating 9.1.0
9.1
Hotel Staff
user rating 9.3.0
9.3
Location of Hotel
user rating 6.9.0
6.9
Hotel Dining
user rating 9.3.0
9.3
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Couple
Verified Hotel Guest from Blanchard, OK
August 28, 2014
Couple
8.0
The room was spacious with a good working air-conditioner, the owner was pleasant and accommodating. He provided beach towels and snorkel equipment for use throughout our stay. The bathroom was clean and nice.
The location is not close to the beach or to eating establishments. The area around the hotel was residential. A vehicle is highly recommended to get to the beach and eating establishments.

Alcoholic beverages were an extra charge, but you had use of the mini fridge so you could purchase your own and store in the fridge. The shower was not hot; lukewarm at best - but not a problem after a day at the beach. This place is definitively more local, so an occasional gecko in/around your room is possible. Construction is also occurring on the property, and starts around 8am. There are also dogs on and around the property that do bark, but the resident dog is very sweet. ...read more

Couple
Willard from Centreville, VA
July 7, 2014
Couple
1.0
I chose not to stay there!!
Very dangerous location. Bars on all parts of the building. Looked like a city jail.

You should remove it from your list!

Couple
Virgil from Alpharetta, GA
May 16, 2014
Couple
10.0

This guest did not leave comments about this hotel.

Couple
Verified Hotel Guest from Lombard, IL
July 15, 2013
Couple
10.0
Very clean, very quiet location away from the typical resorts. Breakfast was incredible, pool was relaxing, and the entire place was gorgeous. Can't wait to make a return trip.
Loved everything...nothing bad to say.

Charming, small, quiet hotel that makes you feel like you're at home. Perfect way to stay away from the resort atmosphere, yet not feel like you're missing anything. The staff is helpful and friendly, breakfast was delicious, and if you need anything - they are right there to help.

Couple
Tiffany from Baltimore, MD
June 3, 2013
Couple
10.0
This hotel is beautiful-- it's well-decorated and inviting. The staff there help you in any way possible, and really try to make your visit an incredible one. It really has an authentic feel to it, but you have absolutely everything you could need.
I loved everything about it. It's not an all-inclusive resort and it's located in a real neighborhood of Aruba (it isn't beachfront), but it's safe and we really enjoyed getting to see more of the "less-touristy" side of Aruba.

My main worries were that we would be too far from town or the beach to have a relaxing experience, but I was completely wrong. Gaston, the caretaker at Wonders, picks you up from the airport and runs people out to the beach (among other places) everyday. Oranjestad is just a ten minute walk down the street (you can see it from the hotel). And on top of that, Gaston will guide and help you through booking tours/boat trips/a car, making restaurant reservations, and finding popular destinations. Wonders has a real charm to it-- the lobby, pool, and garden are all decorated beautifully. Everything is clean. Breakfast costs $9-16 everyday (if you want it), but it's delicious, and fresh, and really relaxing to start your day with a meal at one of their pretty tables in the garden/pool area. It was never too crowded, yet somehow every space at Wonders felt intimate and inviting. They provided towels, snorkeling gear, and a discount card for Moomba Beach. The hotel is stocked with books and magazines for guests to use. Our room was very clean and nice. The air conditioning worked great. Unlike other reviewers, we weren't bothered by "dog barking" at night-- we could hear dogs occasionally but it was nothing more than average neighborhood sounds (we certainly couldn't hear them with the tv or air conditioning turned on) and nothing kept us up at night. The rooms are spacious, our bed was big, and though WiFi is only guaranteed in the lobby (wired internet is available in the rooms), we could get it in our room occasionally too. This hotel is great for people that want to have an authentic experience. I liked that we were in an area of Aruba where locals lived, and that locals (Gaston and crew) were advising us of the best things to experience in Aruba. We completely enjoyed every moment of our stay there. I wish there was a place as authentic and charming as Wonders everywhere I travel. ...read more

Solo Traveler
Karen from Ottawa, Canada
May 18, 2013
Solo Traveler
7.0
it is a large home with a comfortable feel, beautifully decorated, peaceful and charming. Gaston, the owner, is very professional, as are his staff. Breakfasts very good. I enjoyed chatting with other guests as the atmosphere is relaxed and informal.
The disadvatage is that it is a long way from the beaches and other attractions, activities. Bus service fair. I rented a car, failrly essential, but found the driving nerve wracking. Roundabouts everywhere and poor (absent) signage, lane markings, etc.

Ask for a room either with a balcony or on the ground floor. I was upstairs and had to constantly walk up and down with my morning tea etc. Would have preferred one of the other 4 rooms with outdoor access but wasn't given the choice. Not sure why not. It is adults only which suited me; I like peace and quiet. There is a bar fridge and a kettle in the room, but one needed to go out for dinners. Also to make or buy your own lunches. ...read more

Couple
Norman from Winchester, VA
March 25, 2013
Couple
10.0
The layed back atmosphere and the accommodating staff. Beautiful garden/pool area. Very relaxing because of the atmosphere. Excellent breakfast (European style). Only stayed 1 night and wish we had stayed longer. Good location.
Only wish we knew how lovely it was - we wish we could have stayed a couple more days. Next time FOR SURE!

Very friendly and accommodating staff. Beautiful garden/pool area. Very relaxing because of the atmosphere. Very spacious room with nice balcony overlooking garden/pool area. Excellent breakfast (European style).

Couple
Stephanie from Brookville, PA
December 13, 2012
Couple
9.0
The owner was very hospitable.
The location was poor. Take a cab.

The owner was fantastic. He personally picked us up from the airport, made us very comfortable. His sweet dog was my favorite part of our vacation... what a cutie! This was a very intimate hotel with an easy going atmosphere. He served a lavish breakfast and made sure we were having a good time. The location was poor. It was in a really dirty, residential part of the island. Make sure to take down the address because a cab driver taking you home won't know where it's located. Due to the schedules of the rest of our family, we stayed here two days on the beginning and end of our vacation. We stayed at a large resort for most of our trip, but this was a nice warm up and cool down to our vacation. ...read more

Couple
Mary from Palm Bch Gdns, FL
October 7, 2012
Couple
10.0
Very comfortable and cozy room and outdoor area. Great place if you want to have quiet time, relax and unwind.

We were staying for one night before our time share began. It was absolutely lovely and perfect. If you want a nice quiet, relaxed vacation, this is a wonderful place. The only downside is that it is out of the loop. If you have a car, like to drive to the beaches and sights, then it really is a perfect spot. If you do not rent a car then be prepared to walk and bus it. We would definitely return. ...read more

Couple
Claudia from Chicago, IL
July 26, 2012
Couple
10.0
The decor was excellent, the courtyard was lush and peaceful, and the rooms were spacious.
Gaston is very helpful, but there is no full time concierge so very needy travelers beware.
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