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Overview of Driftwood Gardens

Driftwood Gardens

2.5 star property
Waterfront B&B in Savaneta with outdoor pool and restaurant
8.2 out of 10 Very good
8.2/10 Very good

17 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Airport transfer
  • Free parking
  • Internet access
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
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123-K Saveneta, Savaneta
Main amenities
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Airport shuttle
  • Surfing/body boarding
  • Bike rental
Feel at home
  • Kitchenette
  • Private bathroom
  • Free self parking
  • Outdoor swimming pools

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • On the waterfront
  • Baby Beach - 19 min drive
  • Renaissance Island - 17 min drive
  • Aruba Town Hall - 13 min drive
  • Renaissance Mall Aruba - 13 min drive
  • Divi Golf and Beach Resort - 18 min drive
  • Manchebo Beach - 21 min drive
  • Hyatt Regency Casino - 18 min drive
  • Eagle Beach - 22 min drive
  • Palm Beach - 22 min drive

Getting around

  • Queen Beatrix Intl. Airport (AUA) - 13 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

Restaurants

  • Zeerover - 9 min walk
  • Flying Fishbone - 13 min walk
  • O'niel Caribbean Kitchen - 5 min drive
  • Charlie's Bar - 6 min drive
  • Tia Rosa Snack - 3 min drive

About this property

Driftwood Gardens

A great choice for a stay in Savaneta, Driftwood Gardens features an airport shuttle. The outdoor pool is a great spot to take a dip, and guests can grab a bite to eat at G&G Pizzeria, which serves international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The nice bathrooms and location get good marks from fellow travelers.

Languages

Dutch, English, Spanish

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 6 rooms

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 3 PM - 6 PM
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • There is no front desk at this property
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • WiFi in rooms*

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge) each morning 8 AM–10 AM
  • Restaurant

What to do

  • Sailing
  • Surfing/body boarding
  • Fishing
  • Beach nearby
  • Ecotours nearby

Services

  • Bicycle rentals

Facilities

  • An outdoor pool

Room amenities

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only

Stay connected

  • WiFi (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Kitchenette

Special features

Dining

G&G Pizzeria - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • WiFi is available in guestrooms for USD 5 per day (rates may vary)
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately USD 10 per person
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Policies

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher on site.
This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

Driftwood Gardens B&B Savaneta
Driftwood Gardens B&B
Driftwood Gardens Savaneta
Driftwood Gardens
Driftwood Gardens Savaneta
Driftwood Gardens Bed & breakfast
Driftwood Gardens Bed & breakfast Savaneta

Frequently asked questions

Is there a pool at Driftwood Gardens?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Driftwood Gardens?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Driftwood Gardens?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Driftwood Gardens?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Driftwood Gardens?
You can check in from 3 PM - 6 PM. Check-out time is noon.
Is there an onsite casino at Driftwood Gardens?
No, this bed & breakfast doesn't have a casino, but Wind Creek Seaport Casino (13-min drive) and Alhambra Casino (18-min drive) are both nearby.
What is there to do at Driftwood Gardens and nearby?
Have fun with onsite activities like sailing, fishing, and surfing. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. Driftwood Gardens also has an outdoor pool.
Are there restaurants at or near Driftwood Gardens?
Yes, G&G Pizzeria offers international cuisine.
Does Driftwood Gardens have self-catered rooms fitted with kitchens or kitchenettes?
Yes, a kitchenette is available in every room.
What's the area around Driftwood Gardens like?
Driftwood Gardens is located on the waterfront, a short 1-minute walk from Leeward Antilles. Travelers recommend the bed & breakfast for its quiet location.

Reviews

8.2

Very good

8.2/10

Cleanliness

8.5/10

Staff & service

8.1/10

Property conditions & facilities

Reviews

2/10 Poor

3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Unique experience in low key hotel
Unique experience in converted shipping containers. The place is clean but could use some additional maintenance. The room itself did not have hot water, showers are solar heated, i.e. lukewarm at best. The grounds are a work in progress, the caretakers are busy working but looks like it'll be a while before everything is updated. Random trash lying around on the ground around the exterior common areas was a disappointment. The food is just as expensive as restaurants around Aruba, but of lower quality. Tried different breakfast and dinner meals, would not recommend their food. The swimming pool is maintained well. Bottom line - good accommodations for the money spent ( substantially cheaper than the hotels in the resort areas), just don't expect too much. Overall, we enjoyed our stay.
Philip, 5-night romance trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

A great place to get away from the high-rise, low-rise tourist congestion further down the island in Savaneta for an awesome "living it" island experience. Driftwood Gardens is an extension of units for the economically minded. Beautifully done efficiency units perfect for a couple or singles and complete access to the grounds and benefits of Club Arias, complete with a full bath, a kitchenette, a nice little bedroom with a comfy bed and sheets, and a long bar top perfect for eating and planning out your day. The adjoining grounds of Club Arias are beautiful and immaculate, but really makes this place special is how attentive Arias, Alfonso, Gabriel and Gloria are to doing their jobs of making you feel like you're always welcome in Aruba and part of an island family. I found this place by very happy accident 5 years ago and have stayed there in both the Club Arias suites and the Driftwood units every year since, and wouldn't think of being anywhere else. This place is special, unique and what I consider my second home in Aruba.
Jake, 7-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Nice hotel,very friendly staff
This hotel has a great setting,nice and different ,with actual driftwood being used to decorate...very cool! Complimentary pastry and coffee in the afternoon! Clean rooms and good A/C. Great outdoor pool and setting,very relaxing!! A must to visit when in Aruba!
John, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Bargain, great for a certain type of traveler
This is a storage unit that has been converted into a motel room just on the side of Club Arias which is listed as a bed and breakfast but I would call it a motel with very nice suites. The room has a comfortable bed, a TV that works, a fridge, a toaster oven and a microwave, a good size bathroom with a full shower and sink. No hot water, the water is warm. The location is quiet and peaceful and very close to Savaneta Beach and Mangel Halto Beach. You have the pool and the hot shower and the garden to enjoy at Club Arias. The room is very private which I love! The staff is very friendly. The owner seems nice enough, we had very little interaction with him. We ate dinner in the adjacent Restaurant one night and the owner was dining there. He was loud but obviously loves Aruba. My only disappointment was the second wading pool being filled in with sand. The big pool is great but the other pool is a big sand box. A lot of the pictures were of the gorgeous wading pool and adjacent hot tub which are not longer there. However, we did not spend one second in the pool so it was not a big loss. There are also no bike rentals anymore. An amenity update is in order for the booking listing. In summary....Loved it, if the listing was more accurate I would have never missed what was missing. I love Savaneta and I will return here as soon as I can and stay at Driftwood Gardens. Perfect for me.
7-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Good place to stay for the price.
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Very unique & relaxing experience
OK folks, if you're looking for your typical "run of the mill" Ritz-Carlton, this is not it! The part of the hotel we stayed in is built from shipping containers stacked on top of each other with stairs to the upper levels made from 4' x 4' pallets. Thus, our suite was 8' x 40' with bedroom area (no door) at one end of the container, bathroom on the opposite end, and kitchen/sitting area with front door & window in the middle. There is no hot water in the room, which did not bother us much, since it is always hot in Aruba. Besides, there are 2 warm showers on the property by the pools. We were able to park our car (you do need a car to get around this part of the island) right next to our front door, which was very convenient. Also, there is no room service, as nobody but you have access to the room during your stay. This is accomplished by means of a programmable door lock, which you program with your own access code when you arrive (kinda like a safe in your typical hotel, except that your entire room is your "safe"). Wall AC unit is located in the bedroom right above the bed: it took some adjusting to get the room comfortable for a good night's sleep, but no big deal... Make sure that you like pets if you decide to stay here, as there are 3 friendly young cats on the premises, who like to socialize. And, bring plenty of mosquito repellent, as we were "eaten alive" in the common area on the evening of our arrival. Overall, we loved it & would definitely come back!!!
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Nice and plenty spacious for a room!
They always do a great job at the Club Arias resort. Breakfast is great, the Huge pool and wade in Bar are amazing. To top it off you have a great pizza and wings place built right in. Highly recommend !!!!!
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Aruba's Hidden Gem
If you want a great place to stay off the beaten tourist path, with resident owners then this is the place to stay. Bus stop. is right outside the entrance then for $2.00 You can go to Baby Beach or to the center of town. Taxis from the airport is $25.00 This will be my reoccurring destination
Master bed
Verified Travelocity guest review

4/10 Fair

Storage shed
Totally misrepresented. No WiFi in room. Dark walkways. I guess if you pay more you get the good stuff
Verified Orbitz guest review