Upon arrival it rained in Aruba.
Our room was flooded. The staff responded with a smile and very helpful with our new room. After dinner we returned to a bottle of chilled wine, soft drinks and 2 T-shirts.
We enjoyed our stay and will return to the Divi Dutch for our next vaction in Aruba.
Highly recommend the resort and praise for the staff.
Vicki from Dallas Texas
The soft white sands of Druif Beach are 30 m (33 yd) from this resort in the Low-Rise Hotel district; complimentary shuttle …More
I read a lot of reviews about this hotel before I booked it. I am so glad I chose this hotel. The Divi Phoenix and staff exceeded by expectations. I had asked for a high floor in the beach tower – suggested by the reviews. Not only did we get a suite in the beach tower, but the very top floor! Every night we had an amazing sunset that we watched from our balcony with a bottle of wine.
The staff, and basically everyone on the island, were the nicest and happiest folks I have ever met. The waiters would ask us our names and the very next day still remember our names. The rooms were super clean and spacious.
I love Aruba and the people that live there and would not hesitate to book at the Phoenix again for my next visit.
What a great place!! It is the perfect blend of privacy and access to everything fun! We loved the lush surroundings of the hotel and the peace and quiet that came with it. The hammock was awesome, I am honestly going to try and find one for my house!! Alice (one of the owners) was so friendly and welcoming, and gave some great recommendations on both food and places to see (which we followed and loved). I would recommend to everyone that if you want to go to aruba, skip the big hotels/resorts, stay at the boardwalk, you won't be disappointed!!!
leslie from southern new jersey
An intimately unique all-suite small hotel with 13 spacious and beautifully decorated 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom apartments …More
only stayed for one night, but when i check in, the staff was waiting for my arrival at 7pm.
they sent me a welcome email at 7am in the morning the day i flied in, which is very warm.
good location of the hotel, and wendy's is in walking distance, 3-5 mins.
very safe location.
A/C is strong, and the room is neat and nicely decorated.
Overall, very satisfied. The nicest feature about the complex of 10 units was the somewhat small, round, pool. It is shaded by a huge tree, as well as a shading canopy. So with the typically constant breeze, it is a very comfortable place to relax. The water was clean, with only minimal tree debris on the bottom. It is maybe 30 feet in diameter, with a maximum depth of about 5 feet (but minimum maybe 4 feet). There is a tiered wooden deck, with a number of new chaise lounges, also typically in the shade for most of the day. There also is an outdoor grill near the pool (not used).
I believe all the units differ from each other. Mine (#8) suffered from a cramped hallway / emtry arrangement for the entry into the bedromm, the shower room, and the toilet rooms. The air conditionong unit is mounted in the bedroom. For it to effectively cool the LR, kitchen, dining area, a floor stand fan is needed (supplied) to force cool air into that room.
The main cautionary advice I can give is that a car is absolutely required. It is located miles from the beaches, the hotel areas, and downtown. The "White Beach" in the name is rather misleading. The closest white beach (Eagle Beach) is probably 4 miles away. There reportedly is no, or very limited, public bus service on the nearby main road. I don't believe that the Google map on the website gives you a clue about this. The location is very quite; except for the roosters announcing day break.