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Aruba: Marriott Ocean Club or Marriott Stellaris?

Aruba: Marriott Ocean Club or Marriott Stellaris?

Oct 23rd, 2006, 06:55 AM
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Aruba: Marriott Ocean Club or Marriott Stellaris?

We have an option to stay at either the Marriott Ocean Club or the Marriott Resort with the Stellaris Casino. The room we would have at the Ocean Club would be a time-share lock-off...so essentially, a standard hotel room which is the same we would get at the Marriott Stellaris.

I know the properties are right next to each other, but being that I won’t be in a villa at the Ocean Club (no kitchen, etc), I am having a hard time deciding between the two. Does anyone have any thoughts on either of these properties?
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Oct 23rd, 2006, 09:04 AM
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I believe the timeshare lock-off will have a kitchenette so if it's an advantage to you to have a refrigerator, etc. you might choose the Ocean Club. Otherwise, I would choose the Hotel -- more restaurants, shops, casino, a nice lobby bar, overall more facilities without the walk. Both are very nice.
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Oct 23rd, 2006, 09:06 AM
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We stayed at the marriot stellaris and loved it. Would go back in a heartbeat. The rooms are very big, airy and have beautiful views of the ocean. The ocean club was beautiful as well (we visited the timeshare rooms there), however I think you would be better off at the hotel in terms of space and getting a nice view.
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Oct 25th, 2006, 12:38 PM
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We stayed at the Ocean Club and loved it. We did use the Stellaris pool most of the time. Either one is great!
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Dec 1st, 2006, 08:01 PM
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I may be very late jumping in here, but I have stayed at both the Hotel and the Ocean Club. There is no question that the Ocean Club offers much more living space. You will have a full kitchen with fridge, microwave, oven, dishwasher, washer/dryer, dining table and living room and separate master BR. You can just walk over to the hotel. Hands-down much better choice. Hope you had fun!
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Dec 9th, 2006, 07:49 AM
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Kissy - Are you aware that Mazey is asking about the time-share lock-off room?
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Dec 11th, 2006, 04:46 AM
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I decided to book the Ocean Club. I was told the time share lock-off still had a balcony and a small kitchenette, so I was sold! It just doesn't have a separate living area, it has a couch next to the bed. That is fine by me, as I don't plan on hanging out in the room much.

Thanks for the help!
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