A long, long time ago we used to stay at the Talk of The Town (great location for Carnival Parades!); in recent years we have stayed at La Cabana or the Aruban (now Tropicana) but this year we stayed at Oceania and plan on staying there again next year. We don't need a bar or restaurant on site to entertain us - we are very well versed at entertaining ourselves - so Oceania worked out perfectly for us.