Wonders is the perfect place to relax and enjoy. Gaston, the owner, picked me up at the airport. I was very happy with room 2 on the ground floor. I was glad I paid a little extra for this spacious room which has its own patio overlooking the garden (type Superior). The garden is a little paradise with beautiful flowers, exotic birds, iguana’s and butterflies. There are tables, chairs, loungers in every corner of the garden to everyone’s need for sunshine or shade. The atmosphere created by Gaston is great. At night there are lights in the garden and candles on the patio and in the lobby.
Breakfast on my patio did wonders. The blueberry bagels are really delicious. Gaston was the perfect host. He will answer your questions about Aruba, places to see, where to rent a car, etc.
The rooms have facility to make tea or coffee and there is a normal size fridge. Room 9 is located in the garden and is a kind of studio with a small kitchenette. The prices for the snacks and drinks in your room are very reasonable, no need to go to the nearest supermarket, because they will charge you the same price.
The neighbourhood looks a little run down and some people might not enjoy the 20 minute walk from town in the evening. However as a woman alone I never felt unsafe walking there. The walk to town through Kerkstraat is a good alternative to walking through Emmastraat.
The restaurants I can recommend are Yemanja Grill (try the grilled vegetable salad) and Barefoot. The latter has the perfect view, don’t forget to make a reservation is you want a table on the beach. The beaches I can recommend are the Eagle Beach in front of Amsterdam Manor and Arashi beach just before the light house. Both can easily be reached by the local busline 10 (hotel area).
Even though this hotel is not located on the beach nor is it the most comfortable, it was the perfect place for me for a one week stay on Aruba. Gaston thanks for being a perfect host.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The wonder of WondersEscape in elegance, rejuvenate in style and relax at your leisure at Wonders, the boutique hotel on Aruba which combines the easy comfort of a Bed and Breakfast with the excellence of a star-studded hotel. Wonders is an adult-only concept with the focus on the personal touch. Breakfast is a luxurious awakening of the senses; optional packages go from pampering to spoiling; they include breakfast in bed and more. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Wonders Boutique Hotel Aruba/Oranjestad