|By Kevin Hardy (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #1) on Thursday, November 25, 2004 - 12:41 am:|
|By George Blanchard (BonaireTalker - Post #42) on Thursday, November 25, 2004 - 12:30 pm:|
We have stayed over night at a motel directly across the road from the airport. It is not fancy but it is reasonable and clean. The Manager is most gratious and let us stay past check out without charge. They have a small restaurant on the premises for breakfast or lunch. It is a 20 minute walk to town. There is also a bar/lounge on site. I am sorry I do not recall its name but it is the only one across the road.
|By Kevin Hardy (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #2) on Thursday, November 25, 2004 - 6:23 pm:|
Thanks for the tip George. I emailed the Aruba airport info address to see if they had the name and phone for the motel.
|By Carole Baker (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #4376) on Thursday, November 25, 2004 - 9:19 pm:|
Would that be Talk of the Town, George? It's been a while since we were on Aruba and I can't recall how far Talk of the Town is from the airport...it used to be the closest one to the airport but we have not been on Aruba since 1998...now we hit Bonaire instead! Ohhh...Joe tells me it was a Best Western and the restaurant was the Talk of the Town....hmmmm.
|By George Blanchard (BonaireTalker - Post #44) on Friday, November 26, 2004 - 2:13 pm:|
Kevin, Carole has it. It is the Talk Of The Town motel. I don't think you could go wrong with this establishment. We were very pleased.
|By gregg brewer (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #661) on Friday, November 26, 2004 - 2:19 pm:|
|By Carole Baker (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #4382) on Friday, November 26, 2004 - 4:08 pm:|
Gregg, I just went to the Aruba site and did a search on Talk of the Town Beach Club but the site but it is not working right now. Here is what came up:
|By Carole Baker (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #4383) on Friday, November 26, 2004 - 4:09 pm:|
I was not very clear...the Talk of the Town Beach Club website is not working right now...the Aruba link should be OK. cb
|By Kevin Hardy (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #3) on Friday, November 26, 2004 - 5:17 pm:|
Ok, here's there actually web site:
|By Bob Birk (BonaireTalker - Post #25) on Friday, November 26, 2004 - 6:03 pm:|
I remember staying there in the mid 80's on a business trip. Seems to me it wasn't on the beach, more like across the street. Back then I had a little room, no air conditioning, just a big wobbly fan above the bed. I would have to assume it has been upgraded in the last 20 years.
|By Carole Baker (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #4384) on Friday, November 26, 2004 - 10:52 pm:|
Bob, you are correct...it is across the small street (but busy street) from the water.
|By Carole Baker (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #4385) on Friday, November 26, 2004 - 10:53 pm:|
Can anyone address the second part of Kevin's inquiry regarding time to catch his other flight? Carole
|By Bob Birk (BonaireTalker - Post #26) on Saturday, November 27, 2004 - 10:12 am:|
That street was not too busy when I was there. One thing that sticks in my mind after all these years was the restaurant, where I first tasted a cheeseburger made with gouda cheese. A great delicacy. I tried hunting one up in the Netherlands, no luck. Also no luck on St Maarten. Did have one in Bonaire, but it wasn't as good. Maybe my memory just built it up. Oh, well, I will look again when we return to Bonaire in Feb.
|By Susan Taft (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #407) on Saturday, November 27, 2004 - 7:53 pm:|
Kevin -- regarding the second question. The two hour layover should be enough IF things go smoothly. Last summer we had scheduled a three hour layover in Aruba but due to a plane shortage with BonairExel we were delayed in Bonaire, rerouted to Curacao and missed our flight back to the states. Also, keep in mind that when you arrive in Aruba on your way home you will need to go through customs and immigration, gather your luggage, check in at Continental and go through security, also with your bags. If you are even a little delayed on BE it could be very tight so you might want to check ahead and see when the next flights on Continental might be. If you need to get back home on that exact flight because of work or whatever you might want to at least know when the next possible flight is. We were fortunate to have a very understanding USAir agent who was used to BE passengers missing connections and she was able to get us out on a later flight. We knew that there might be problems so tried to remain "on island mode." Even with the delays I would like to add that the folks at BE were all very pleasant and helpful and when we used BE for a quick 3 day trip from Bonaire to Curacao had no troubles.
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