With contemporary interiors, a colonial shell, and a world-famous beach just a stone’s throw away, the Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort looks good inside and out.
This bijou-sized hotel looks just like Aruba’s Dutch colonial buildings – expect bright-yellow walls, gable fronts, and white-frame picture windows. The interiors, however, have had a 21st-century makeover.
The hotel is just across the road from Eagle Beach, a powder-white stretch that’s been rated among the world’s best. A five-minute bus ride will take you to the heart of the colourful capital, Oranjestad.
With Continental and American breakfasts in the mornings, and international dishes come the evenings. Plus, there are live cooking stations and themed evenings including French, Mexican, Asian and barbecue.
Amsterdam Manor is extremely well maintained. Our suite was spotless and beautiful. The view from our terrace was breathtaking. All the staff was so friendly & well trained. Everyone asked us to come back soon. Looking forward to that someday. If you need to relax and enjoy yourself, this is the place for you!More
This was the perfect hotel for us. We were celebrating my husband's 40th birthday, and he wanted to go somewhere tropical. When we settled on Aruba, we considered the high rise area, but when we saw Amsterdam Manor, we knew it was perfect. First the location was perfect. It sits right across from a pristine beach that was never crowded. There were always plenty of lounge chairs and shade. The water was warm and clear. If you are not a beach person, they also have a nice size pool at your disposal. The room itself was great. We had a studio, and it was located along the back of the hotel in the courtyard. It was nicely furnished and had plenty of room. It even had a small patio area in front just for us with chairs and a table. It was very peaceful. Even though we saw families around, we were never disturbed. The staff was very friendly. The concierge even arranged a jeep rental for us. Last it was directly in front of a bus stop, so we had no trouble getting to and from town or the high rise area four like $4 each way. I have and would highly recommend this hotel.More
Jami H, Arlington, Texas, United States
Very cool small hotel
It was great -- just what we were looking for in Aruba. There are so many large hotels and it was hard to find something my speed. But I'm glad we did! I had no complaints and no problems during my stay. They made wonderful drinks and had a nice beach. If I ever return to Aruba, I'd stay here!More
alpo78, Chicago, Illinois
Limited experience review
I booked at this top 10 resort through Travelocity ( which was probably my downfall) 3 months prior to our vacation only to arrive at the resort and be told that they were "full" and were moved to Paradise Beach Villas. Since this is a review of Amsterdam Manor I will only say that our alternative accommodations at Paradise Beach were terrible at first but the manager and staff at Amsterdam were kind and helped us out the best they could even though I was given a vague cookie cutter answer as to why I was relocated when I booked with them way in advance. To make up for their failed booking they did give us coupons for free breakfast with them every morning of our vacation and gave us towel cards for their beach. The breakfast buffet was delicious with lots of choices and friendly staff and the beach was beautiful. The sand was soft, plenty of tikis and chairs to lounge in with a bar and restaurant on the beach. I cant speak for the room qualities but the pool area was nice and clean with a bar and restaurant in the pool area as well. The only way I'd stay here again would be if I could choose my room and be guaranteed my reservation wouldn't be canceled without me knowing.More
Jennifer F, Junction City, Kansas, United States
amazing time, great hotel
Having never traveled to Aruba before I wasn't sure what to expect. The ride to the hotel was a quick one from the airport. Upon arrival, check in was smooth and while our room wasn't quite ready, we only had to wait a couple of minutes (we were early). Our room was near the lobby in the front on the first floor and it could not have been a better location. The hotel is beautiful and extremely well maintained. We always saw staff cleaning and tending to the property. It is right across the street from a beautiful beach and we had no trouble finding palapas and chairs to spend lazy days at the beach. There is a bar if you want drinks and/or food and it wasn't crowded. It was perfect. We were so happy with the decision to stay here. We took the bus, which is right in front and only $2.40 each way pp in either direction), to the high rise district which seemed a lot more busier and crowded. It was fun to visit that part of the island but being at AM was perfect for us. The pool was never crowded and it was a great place to relax. The room was very clean and tended too everyday and we are already planning our next trip back and this is where we intend on staying. It was a great get a way and AM was the perfect choice.More