- Tranquil location, with numerous restaurants and stores in walking distance
- Guest rooms with private terraces and kitchenettes
- Large outdoor pool and appealing sundeck
- Some rooms offer separate living areas with larger kitchenettes
- Free buffet breakfast includes a mix of cold and hot items
- Computer available for guests' use and laundry facilities
- Free Wi-Fi throughout
- Free self-parking
- Nearest beach a 25-minute walk away
- Guest room decor needs a refresh
- Some guests complain of cleanliness issues
- Reception hours can be inconsistent
The Coconut Inn is a two-and-a-half-pearl hotel set in a quiet neighborhood in Noord, Aruba. All 40 rooms include kitchenettes with hotplates, cookware, and mini-fridges, but the decor is dull and in need of an update. Dining options are found within walking distance, but most are fast food chains. With the nearest beach a 25-minute walk away, the hotel’s location may be too far from the action for some. The nearby Beach House Aruba also offers an outdoor pool and guest rooms with kitchenettes, plus there’s a beach directly across the street.
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Aging, apartment-style hotel geared toward budget travelers
The Coconut Inn makes a charming first impression with its curved pastel archways and terra-cotta-roofed buildings. Unfortunately, its interior fails to live up to the standards set by the cheerful, inviting exterior. The property has been open since 1974, and it appears that the guest room decor hasn’t been updated much since then. Guests, most of whom are budget travelers, generally stick around in the morning to take advantage of the hotel’s free breakfast before heading to the beach. The pool is nice enough, but the property is virtually deserted during the afternoon with guests returning to the hotel only to sleep.
Secluded back-street location near plenty of shops and restaurants
The Coconut Inn is set in a residential area of Noord, Aruba. A number of supermarkets, restaurants, banks, and shops can be found within a five-minute walk away along Route 3. With few proper attractions within walking distance, however, the hotel is best suited to guests with their own transportation or those who don’t mind relying on the bus system. Palm Beach and Paseo Herencia Shopping Mall can be reached in under five minutes by car, and Eagle Beach is a 10-minute drive away. The hotel is a 15- to 20-minute drive from Oranjestad and Queen Beatrix International Airport.
No-frills guest rooms with kitchenettes with hot plates and cooking utensils
Guest rooms at the Coconut Inn are past their prime, decorated with dated bedspreads and plain tiled flooring. Dark-wood furniture and flat-screen TVs look slightly more modern, but the decor is still drab overall. Closets are large, and many have both shelves and racks with hangers. All rooms include private terraces, most of which are furnished with lounge chairs. Units also offer kitchenettes with microwaves, hotplates, and cutlery. Most are outfitted with coffeemakers and toasters as well. Many terraces face toward the hotel’s pool and sundeck. One-Bedroom Apartments feature separate living spaces with full-size fridges, larger kitchenettes, and small sitting areas. Bathrooms are utilitarian, offering old-fashioned fixtures, basic showers, and off-brand bars of soap.
Outdoor pool, free breakfast, and guest laundry facilities
As a simple beachy property, the Coconut Inn has a handful of features that cover the basics. A free buffet breakfast of cereal, toast, coffee, and a few hot items is served in the hotel’s small restaurant. The uninspiring restaurant is dominated by a clunky unused bar, with seating offered at simple wooden tables and chairs. The restaurant overlooks the hotel’s pleasant pool and sundeck area. The rectangular pool is surrounded by a concrete deck furnished with plastic lounge chairs and a picnic table. A few large palapas provide much-needed shade. There's free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, and a PC is located in the lobby for guest use. The hotel also offers guest laundry facilities and free self-parking.
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Rental Car Service Desk Onsite
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