This site uses cookies. Some are essential while others improve your browsing experience and allow us to advertise. For more info visit the privacy policy page.

Allow inessential cookies for:

Your preferences have been updated.

Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 22

Thread: Staying at the Westin

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    6
    Post Thanks / Like

    Staying at the Westin

    Hi:
    I will be traveling to Aruba soon for the first time ever! So excited.
    Just wondering if anyone has stayed at the Westin and has anything to suggest - personal experience, favorite nearby restaurants, etc
    Thanks!
    0 0
     

  2. #2
    Senior Member Bill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Any beach, party, bar or Casino!!!!!!
    Posts
    1,093
    Post Thanks / Like
    Welcome to our little obsession. Never stayed at the weston but just wanted to wish you a great time. Hope this is the first of many trips there.
    BW
    0 0
     

  3. #3
    Senior Member lindon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    the beaches
    Posts
    238
    Post Thanks / Like
    I've never stayed at the Westin, but it is very nice. We stay at the Raddison which is a few hotels away. We always hit the Westin at least once to gamble at their casino. There are many restaurants in walking distance of the Westin if you don't want to take a cab. I've never had a bad experience at any of the restuarants. What kind of food are you looking for?
    lindon






















    0 0
     

  4. #4
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    6
    Post Thanks / Like

    thanks for the replies

    thanks for the welcome and information.
    not particular about restaurants, really

    one more question - have you ever used De Palm Tours as transport service from Airport to hotel? Is it good option versus taxi? Seems a bit cheaper but if it takes forever not necessarily worth it...
    0 0
     

  5. #5
    Senior Member Bill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Any beach, party, bar or Casino!!!!!!
    Posts
    1,093
    Post Thanks / Like
    one more question - have you ever used De Palm Tours as transport service from Airport to hotel? Is it good option versus taxi? Seems a bit cheaper but if it takes forever not necessarily worth it...[/QUOTE]

    Never took a cab from the airport only Depalm. takes about 1/2 hour but its at the beginning of your vacation so who's in a hurry. You also get a quick look at some other hotels. I like depalm for the ride in but take a cab on the way out.
    BW
    0 0
     

  6. #6
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    6
    Post Thanks / Like

    cabs

    thanks for that

    is the taxi about $25?
    0 0
     

  7. #7
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    18
    Post Thanks / Like
    I'll be staying at the westin soon also so...

    BUMP BUMP BUMP
    0 0
     

  8. #8
    Senior Member Arubalisa's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Any Aruba beach...
    Posts
    13,142
    Post Thanks / Like
    There are plenty of suggestions on things to do at http://www.aruba.com/forum/tags/first%20time.html

    Mouse over on this map and you can see the different resort locations and their proximity to the Westin as well as the locations of some restaurants.

    There are plenty of restaurants within walking distance as well as a short taxi ride away.
    restaurants
    restaurants inexpensive
    restaurants romantic
    favorite restaurant

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Boca Catilina
    Posts
    400
    Post Thanks / Like
    I just got back in Feb after staying at the RIU, right next store to the Westin. You will love the Westin we particularly liked the Casino as it was noablt tiny, but very accomadating. The beach is beautiful. You will be fine with depalm tours . You can save a few minutes taking a cab, because you would leave the airport sooner, but depalm is very efficient, so save the extra dollars. Enjoy your vacation, you will return for a second and more.
    0 0
     

  10. #10
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Age
    72
    Posts
    19
    Post Thanks / Like
    We have been going to aruba for the last 23 years.the last 10 we have stayed at the westin you will enjoy. From tony the bellman to elvis the bartender you will be treated as royalty.make sure you eat at blossoms
    0 0
     

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •