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.
These 1-bedroom apartments can be found in the main building. Your room can sleep up to 4 people with a king-size bed and a sofa-bed suitable for 2 people. Outside you'll find a terrace where you can take in the fresh air and the sea view. Inside there's air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, a kitchenette with a fridge and you'll have facilities to make a coffee too. Plus you'll also find a TV and a safety deposit box.
These smart superior studios in the main building can sleep 2 people. Outside there's a terrace to aid your relaxation and you'll also have views of the sea too. Your room also comes with a Jacuzzi®for that little bit of added luxury. You'll also have a well-equipped kitchenette with a fridge - plus there's Wi-Fi so you can stay connected - and a TV. You'll also find a safety deposit box and facilities for making tea or coffee.
The rooms were immaculate! Clean, modern, well stocked with dishes and things (not that we used them). We stayed in a superior studio with Ocean view. My parents got a free upgrade to a one bedroom suite! So pretty and truly felt like a home.
The staff members were great! We were there for our wedding, 14 people in total, and did not encounter one issue.
The food on the beach was great for lunch. Sandwiches and drinks. Two different happy hours throughout the day. The beach chairs and huts were plentiful. They also offer large, foam lounge rafts for use. The beach was pristine and quiet. It was not overcrowded one bit. The water is amazing! You have to walk about 50 feet to the beach, I did not find it to be inconvenient at all.
The pool area was also immaculately kept. The pool is small and open 24 hours. I witnessed staff scrubbing the entire area down daily. There is also a tiny toddler pool.
The restaurant in the resort was tasty and affordable. The room service is also reasonable and tasty.
Big shout out to Jennifer at the front desk. She assisted with everything! She was an absolute pleasure!
Juan at breakfast was pretty funny too! He got all of us hungover bums to laugh out loud!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! Overall experience was A+ super friendly, food was great, super clean, great place!More
This place is a gem!
As a family who is used to staying in a well known chain resort we were hesitant to make a change. We are so happy that we did! This resort is quiet and charming. The staff are so friendly and helpful. This resort is close to any shopping and activities we want but not right in the fray of it. More
Clean Happy Beach Resort
We just stayed with AMBR for a friends wedding and it was beautiful. Before arriving I saw the beach was across the street and was worried. Turned out to be a small st where cars yeild to you and a short short walk the clean beautiful beach. The choice of food was minimal but still delicious. The prices were reasonable. The pool was clean. The first thing I smelled when walking into the room was lysol and everything was very clean. Down fall was you cannot turn the air down due to the hot weather so prepare for cold night. The staff was extra polite and friendly. Overall great experience and would highly recommend this resort to my friends and family.More
Nice Eagle Beach Resort
Standard resort right across the street from beautiful Eagle Beach. Room was very comfortable, good AC, and clean. Restaurants were decent. Ate lunch 2x at "Passions"- very good but beware of birds and insects flying everywhere throughout your lunch. Had breakfast only one morning at "Mangos", and was extremely disappointed. We must have gotten there after the rush (around 10 am) and there was barely anything left and no one working the omelette station. Pretty much paid almost $15 pp for boiled eggs and toast. Ordered room service one night and it was tasty, but not many options. Glad we didn't do all inclusive. Service was a hit or miss- remember you're on Aruba so they do go at a much slower pace than back in the US. Eagle beach is definitely much nicer than Palm beach. One of the main reasons why we chose this location. No casino on resort but there is one right next door at the neighboring resort-4 min walk. Rented a jeep one day. Best way to see the island, but you can probably see the whole island in one day so not worth renting it more than that. Downtown Oranjestad had a nice mall, many restaurants and shops, so went there a lot to eat and walk around when we needed a break from the beach. Overall, would probably stay at Amsterdam Manor again, but definitely will stay on Eagle Beach. If you don't want to stay at one of those commercial type-high rise hotels on Palm beach, and prefer something a little more Lowkey,basic and access to a beautiful beach, then stay here!
Great place to stay. Palapas available every day we were there even if we slept in.Excellent housekeeping. Excellent bartender. Happy hours.Beautiful beach.Beaches at the high rises are narrower and more crowded. Grocery nearby. Small pool but never crowded. Skirt steak on Mexican night was excellent.Very friendly staff. More