4.6 out of 5

"This is our second time staying at Manchebo, and again, it was outstanding! The staff, the rooms, the food, the beach, the spa...all wonderful. We are ... " More

By a verified traveler on Sat 27 May 2017

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Hotel Description

A romantic stay in Oranjestad awaits you at Manchebo Beach Resort and Spa. Within steps you'll find Alhambra Casino and Druif Beach within a 10-minute stroll. Highlights at this beachfront resort include 3 restaurants, a full-service spa, and an outdoor swimming pool.

All 72 individually decorated rooms feature LCD TVs with cable channels, and you can enjoy free WiFi, furnished patios, and iPod docks. Refrigerators, microwaves, and room service make in-room dining convenient. Pillowtop beds and premium bedding invite a comfortable night's sleep, and you'll find nice touches like rainfall showerheads and bathrobes. Coffee/tea makers, down comforters, and free bottled water are also available.

A day of pampering at Spa del Sol can include beachside massages, aromatherapy, and mani/pedis along with access to the spa tub and steam room. The restaurant, Chophouse at Manchego , serves international cuisine and is open for dinner. Pega Pega Cafe Beach Bar is the resort's own bar, serving drinks along with lunch. Spend the day at the beach where you'll find free cabanas, and enjoy the onsite health club and Turkish bath/hammam. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas, a free manager's reception, and a coffee shop/café. Buffet breakfast is available daily between 7 AM and 11:30 AM. There's also free self parking, along with the convenience of a free area shuttle.

Attractions within a 15-minute drive of this 4-star Oranjestad resort include Royal Plaza Mall and Alto Vista Chapel.

Deluxe Room, Garden View

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$281 per night

Deluxe Room, Ocean View

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Manchebo Beach Resort and Spa ratings based on 77 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.6 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0
5 out of 5

Best vacation ever (again)!

Pros: Clean, comfortable, environmentally friendly.
Location: On beautiful Eagle Beach, one of the largest beaches on the island. We just relaxed, but other guests we met went on quad tours and rented jet skis.
This is our second time staying at Manchebo, and again, it was outstanding! The staff, the rooms, the food, the beach, the spa...all wonderful. We are already looking forward to going back again next year.

Posted by , from Newburgh, NY on May 27, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 7, 2017 by Tamara | Guest Relations Manager

Your nice comments and your loyalty is well appreciated Shelly and it's wonderful to hear that you had a memorable stay with us. We thank you for praising our service and we can't wait to see you back next year!

5 out of 5

Wonderful hotel right on the beach

Pros: Location, great beach, intimate setting
Cons: nothing !!
I can't say enough good things about Manchebo Beach Resort and Spa. It was our first trip to Aruba and we researched all the hotels and settled on Manchebo. A quaint, well maintained facility with the best beach in Aruba. Everyone from check in to check out made us feel at home. Any request we had was taken care of immediately. Special thanks to Lucinda at the concierge desk and to Josefina for her special touches in our room. Great location with Dunkin Donuts, Baskin Robbins, a coffee shop and a Subway within a 5 minute walk. Also a market and a casino directly across the street and a hospital close by. Already planning a return trip and yes it will be at the Manchebo. If you are looking for a review to convince you to stay here, this is it.

Posted by , from Lee's Summit, Missouri on Feb 2, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 28, 2017 by Tamara Gario

Thank you for giving us a perfect rating and for recommending our hotel to other travelers Kim. I’m sure our entire hotel staff enjoyed catering to your needs as much as you enjoyed your stay. Looking forward to seeing you at your next visit!

5 out of 5

Easy accessibility to the beach, restaurants, etc.

Pros: It friendly staff, cleanliness, and the convenience to the beach.
Cons: Return policy at the gift store.
Location: Convenient location. Easy access to restaurants, casino, golf, beach, and stores.
This was our first trip to Aruba, and we cannot say enough about how much fun we had. The people were so friendly, and accommodating. Our excursions were exciting, and memorable. Looking forward to our next visit to Aruba. It truly lives up to it's name of "One Happy Island"!

Posted by , from Connecticut on Jan 15, 2017

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5 out of 5

Beautiful beach

Big beautiful beach. Very clean grounds. Food at Chop House excellent. Staff friendly and helpful,solved problems quickly. Loved grotto outside of room and the iguanas. A few problems with housekeeping. Did not agree w/pool close from 6-9:30. Quiet, peaceful.

Posted by , from Dayton OH on Oct 17, 2016

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4 out of 5

Excellent location

Pros: Frienndly and helpful staff.
Location: Close to public transport and fast food and other eating places within walking distance.
Without exception the staff were as friendly and cooperatve as could be . Food at the hotel restaurants was first class although a little on the expensive side

Posted by on Jul 23, 2016

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4 out of 5

Very friendly staff.

Resort right on the beach. Would definitely stay there again.

Posted by , from Iowa on Mar 28, 2015

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5 out of 5

Very Relaxing and Amazing Resort!

The Manchebo Beach Resort is an amazing place in the paradise known as Aruba. What makes the place so special is the friendly and helpful staff. They truly make your stay the best it can be and you can feel the difference in their attitude. We checked out the hi-rise area and surrounding resorts and knew that we made the best choice. The grounds are clean and spacious and you never feel like it's too crowded. The beach is the biggest of all the resorts and we never had trouble finding a spot, no matter what time you went to the beach. The rooms are close to the beach so it's very convenient. The housekeepers did a great job cleaning the room and they always accommodated any special requests. The beach service was also very good and the waitress was so nice and always gave us great service. I read some reviews that they had bad service on the beach, but this was not the case for us. The bartenders at Pega Pega were also great, and one of them gave us a free bottle of Champagne when we told him that we were just engaged! We definitely will be coming back, hopefully soon! Note: I did not see enough people tipping these hard working people. There is a service charge included on your bill, but it is very minimal and gets shared in a pool. It wouldn't hurt to tip a few extra bucks so the person serving you gets the tip.

Posted by , from New York City, NY on Sep 16, 2013

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3 out of 5

A nice place

The room was clean, the only problem I had with Menchebo was that I did not get the room I paid for, it was supposed to have a view of the ocean,  they gave me a garden view, it was take that or go home. Aruba is truly a beautiful place to visit. My wife and I will be back, just won't still there. I would recommend this place who doesn't mind not having an ocean view. 

Posted by , from Philadelphia, PA on Jul 14, 2013

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4 out of 5

Great Escape!

Pros: Free Internet, Quiet
We went for a long weekend (Wed-Mon) and had a great time. The motel is in the LowRise area...beautiful beach...lot's of room and quiet. Our room was on the first floor, facing the water...just step out the door and onto the sandy beach! Pega...was a great bar and place for lunch and breakfast was open until 11:30 by the pool. It was an easy walk on the beach to try some other places for lunch as well. Only concern is that the rooms are very small...but you are only there to sleep...weather will keep you outside all day! We will be back.

Posted by , from Boston, MA, USA on Apr 10, 2013

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5 out of 5

This smaller hotel made us feel like family (in a good way)

Pros: Close restaurants, Quiet
Cons: not kid friendly
Very friendly staff Always willing to help with anything. They even knew our names after the second day ( very nice ) l We enjoyed the quiet evenings listening to the waves instead of City Noise

Posted by , from Independence, MO, USA on Feb 27, 2013

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About the Manchebo Beach Resort and Spa

Location J E Irausquin Boulevard 55, Oranjestad,

All-inclusive Details

All-inclusive room rates at Manchebo Beach Resort and Spa are available. These rates are higher because they include onsite food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).

Gratuities and taxes
Gratuities and taxes are included. Additional gratuities at guests' discretion are accepted.

Food and beverages

  • All buffet and à la carte meals, snacks, and beverages included
  • Room service during certain hours

Activities and facilities/equipment
Lessons/classes/games

  • Pilates

Entertainment

  • Onsite live performances

Not included

  • Golf green fees
  • Use of golf cart
  • Use of golf equipment
  • Miniature golf
  • Motorized water sports
  • Sailboats
  • Scuba-diving certification
  • Scuba-diving excursions
  • Scuba-diving lessons
  • Snorkeling excursions
  • Snorkeling gear
  • Tennis lessons
  • Tennis racquets
  • Windsurfing equipment
  • Bottled wine
  • Bottled liquor
  • Minibar
  • Room service
  • Airport transfers
  • Childcare
  • Laundry/dry cleaning services
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services
  • Activities and services offered by independent operators
  • Offsite tours
  • Transportation to offsite activities

Property Features

Some rates at Manchebo Beach Resort and Spa are all-inclusive. These rates include onsite meals and beverages, and may include taxes and gratuities. Additional charges may apply for meals at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, certain beverages, and other amenities. Hit the beach and work on your tan in the sun loungers (chaise longues) or relax in the shade with complimentary cabanas and umbrellas. Pamper yourself with a treatment at the full-service spa and enjoy amenities at Manchebo Beach Resort and Spa like an outdoor pool and a health club. A free manager's reception is offered on select days. There are 3 restaurants on site, along with a coffee shop/café. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a beach bar, a poolside bar, and a bar/lounge. A computer station is on site, and both WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. Limited free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4-star Oranjestad resort.

  • 72 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 6 buildings
  • 3 dining venues
  • Built in 1966
  • Bar on the beach
  • Bar by the pool
  • Bar or lounge
  • Manager's reception (free)
  • Coffee shop
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Cabanas on the beach (free)
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Cabanas by the pool (free)
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Charging station for electric cars
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Library
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Computer for guest use
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Bellhop
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Free area shuttle
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Babysitting or childcare
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Parking

Free self parking , Parking (limited spaces)

Transport

  • Airport: Oranjestad (AUA-Queen Beatrix Intl.) (8 km / 4.9 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free area shuttle and casino shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Manchebo Beach Resort and Spa offers 72 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature iPod docking stations and laptop-compatible safes. Rooms open to furnished patios. Each accommodation is individually decorated. Pillowtop beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets, down comforters, and premium bedding. 32-inch LCD televisions come with premium cable channels. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include showers with rainfall showerheads, bathrobes, designer toiletries, and complimentary toiletries. This Oranjestad resort provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and hair dryers. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

  • Private patio (furnished)
  • Pillowtop beds
  • IPod dock
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Egyptian cotton linens
  • Down blanket
  • Shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique decor
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

The resort hosts a free manager's reception on select days.

Chophouse at Manchego - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves dinner only. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Ikes Bistro - This poolside fine-dining restaurant specializes in Mediterranean cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Pega Pega Cafe Beach Bar - This beach bar specializes in international cuisine and serves lunch only. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

Omakase Sushi Bar - This restaurant specializes in sushi and serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required. Open select days.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Entertainment

The resort hosts a daily happy hour with live music at the Pega-Pega Bar. Live piano music is also featured most evenings at the French Steakhouse.

Nearby Activities

Guests at Manchebo Beach Resort and Spa may book either an All-Inclusive plan or a Room-Only plan. Please note the following recreational amenities may not apply to all guests (scroll up to the All-Inclusive Plan Details section for more information).

The four hectares (10 acres) of powdery sand beach are dotted with more than 40 widely spaced thatched-roof shades for reading and napping. A pool provides freshwater swimming. The resort's health spa offers yoga, Pilates, and meditation classes (surcharges).

Motorized water sports are barred from the section of Eagle Beach fronting the resort, but a wide variety of water sports, including parasailing, deep-sea fishing, snorkeling, and scuba diving, are available from independent operators farther north on Eagle Beach, which extends about 2.5 km (1.5 miles). Golfers can book tee times at a nine-hole golf course across the road or at the 18-hole Tierra del Sol golf course, five km (three miles) away.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the resort; fees may apply.

  • Water skiing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Volleyball on site
  • Beach volleyball on site
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Pilates classes on site
  • Beach yoga on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby

Spa Services

Overlooking the turquoise blue sea you will find a Caribbean-Balinese style spa retreat. Teakwood furniture, chanting birds, and soft music in the spa’s outdoor massage cabanas overlooking the beach stimulate waves of serenity.

A selection of individualized treatments, including relaxing, hot stone and shiatsu massage therapy are available. Spa del Sol also offers a variety of body scrubs and wraps, and a variety of honeymoon packages and couples treatments.

The resort offers weekly complimentary yoga classes on the beach with a combination of low impact exercises and styles.

  • Number of treatment rooms 5
  • Outdoor treatment areas
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Massages on beach
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Spa tub in spa
  • Steam room in spa
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 1 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Free rollaway/extra beds!
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets: USD 200 per accommodation, per stay
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 1 per room (weight limit: 25 lb)

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

To reserve a room with a patio or balcony where smoking is allowed, guests must contact the property directly. The property's contact information is provided on the confirmation notice received after booking via this Web site.

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve a crib and/or rollaway bed. Please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Service animals exempt from fees/restrictions
  • No elevators

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: USD 20 per person (approximately)
  • Pet fee: USD 200 per accommodation, per stay

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

You should know

  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the resort before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Globe, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

  • This property is affiliated with the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) and welcomes lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) guests.

Promotions

Honeymoon special:
Honeymooners booking a reservation via this Web site receive one bottle of house champagne.
Marriage certificate may be required at check-in to qualify.
Must write "Honeymooners" in the Special Requests box at the time of booking to qualify. When indicating "Traveler and room preferences" during booking, click on the link that says: "I have a special request".