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 Post subject: A toll free number
PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:56 pm 
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Does anyone have a toll free number direct to the Holiday Inn.
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 Post subject: Re: A toll free number
PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:20 pm 
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GES wrote:
Does anyone have a toll free number direct to the Holiday Inn.
Thanks


The toll # that I had in the past to the Aruba H.I. no one ever answered. Better to send them an email hiaruba@ihg.com


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 Post subject: Re: A toll free number
PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:42 pm 
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I've send 3 emails to Mariana in the last 5 days..no response at all.
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 Post subject: Re: A toll free number
PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:57 pm 
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You could try

Holiday Inn Resort Aruba │ J.E. Irau
squin Boulevard #230│Palm Beach, Aruba│Phone: +297.586.3600 │Fax: +297.586.3478
'Holiday Inn Aruba - Reservations' <HIAruba@IHG.com>


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 Post subject: Re: A toll free number
PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:09 pm 
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they take awhile to respond. I've been through this a number of times


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 Post subject: Re: A toll free number
PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:12 pm 
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try this name as the reservation agent. wanethka H


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 Post subject: Re: A toll free number
PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:55 pm 
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1 877 410 6667 is just used for reservations !!!!!! They do have a toll free # 888-233-9450/ Local 855-446-6282 . The rest your gonna have to pay on there regular Aruba # 297 586 3600 . Also if you go onto the HI Aruba web site where these numbers are available they do have a chat feature also. Good luck :D


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 Post subject: Re: A toll free number
PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:06 pm 
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Calling an Aruba '297' number from your home landline will cost about $28 for the first few minutes.

There is a remedy. It is what I do before every trip I make to Aruba.
I go to my local bodega or convenience/gas station and pick up an "International Phone Calling Card". There are usually several to choose from. Read the fine print on the back and look specifically for "Central America" or at least "South America" in the list of countries served. Purchase a $5 card as it will yield about 48 minutes of talk time to an Aruban '297' or any other local Aruba exchanges.

Scratch off the covering on the PIN, dial one of the local-to-you area numbers on the back, enter that PIN when prompted, then, when prompted dial the Aruba number you need. All this on your home land line phone. You will be connected to a hotel desk or resort desk or wherever just as though you called the number directly.... all for $5.

I leave a couple of these cards for my kids to use to reach us when we're down there. Our cell phone is an Aruba cell phone with an Aruba '297' exchange. It paid off a couple times a few years ago during a family emergency.

Hope this helps.

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 Post subject: Re: A toll free number
PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:07 am 
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More a response to 'leftyjy' than the original question, but something to keep in mind.

An international calling card also works well FROM the island TO the USA...if you don't have an international phone or an international calling plan for your US phone.
Usually make do now with e-mail, but using the calling card came down to about 25 cents a minute.

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 Post subject: Re: A toll free number
PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:53 am 
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The international calling cards that I'm talking about use 617 and 781 area codes (I reside in a 781 area) to reach the 'jump' servers which forward calls made to Aruba from my home land line. I don't think these can be used to call FROM Aruba back to the US.

Using these cards over the years has made communicating with our resort from home rather easy and economical when the available TF number would NOT connect to the front desk from which connection to all departments was more reliable at least to get an answer.

I could be wrong and if so I'd be quite interested to learn how these cards can be used to call FROM Aruba.

Thank you.

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 Post subject: Re: A toll free number
PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:09 pm 
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leftyjy wrote:
I could be wrong and if so I'd be quite interested to learn how these cards can be used to call FROM Aruba.
Thank you.
Sorry for not being explicit. I am talking about a phone card bought IN Aruba. Last time we did it, it was $10 US for about 120 minutes. They be bought at gift shops etc. IN Aruba. You do call a local Aruba number from your hotel/resort. I said 25 cents a minute because our resort charges a local phone charge every 3 minutes. Thus, the cost of the phone card PLUS the resort charge come out to the 25 cents neighborhood. Hope this explains!

Again, we were NOT using a card bought in the USA! Bought instead in AUA!

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