Hyatt Regency Aruba
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My husband and I traveled to Aruba 12 years ago. I can't believe it took us this long to return. Loved, every minute of our trip for Thanksgiving with the kids. Staff was so friendly, there was a brief mix up with our rooms when we first arrived but it was quickly resolved. Rooms are fine, plenty of space, quiet. The big surprise were the beds/pillows, I can usually never sleep in hotels. Most comfortable I have ever slept on (including Four Seasons, Mandarin, etc.). The hotel is very nicely maintained. We had breakfast included which was a huge buffet, omlet station, etc. Great selection. They even packed if for us to go one morning. We actually had a trip planned for last Thanksgiving, but changed at the last minute to the Turks because of the endless complaints about chairs, reservations, etc. we read on Trip Advisor. We had no issues. They allow you to book online ahead of time for a small fee, which I suggest you do, otherwise you have to book every day at 4:00 for the next day. Every day when we came down we got our palapa number, grabbed our floats and our towels and chairs were already set up. Service on the beach was great. The beach is crowded, but I think that's the case everywhere in Aruba, so we made sure we booked a palapa close to the water. The pool was great for the kids and the water slide was a huge hit. We loved the open air feel of the lobby and the outdoor bar. We chose to leave the hotel several times, but tons of dining if you want to stay close. Hyatt is in a great location so easy to walk to other hotels. Make sure you negotiate if you do water sports (not affiliated with the hotel). We walked down in front of the Hilton and kyak was half the price so we came back and told them and they gave us a deal when we went paddle boarding the next day. I found the prices to be reasonable, much more so than other islands. Be warned there is a 15% gratuity included in everything at the hotel, it was explained to us that it was a tip to be split by the staff and that we were welcome to add to it, but I did hear a woman ask a server on the beach if it was a tip and she said no.
The hotel and property are beautiful and meticulously maintained. The staff couldn't be nicer. The deal about reserving huts on the beach -- it doesn't mean anything to me, because if I'm at the beach, I either want to be in the ocean or sitting in the sun. Why would you go to the beach to sit in the shade all day? The beach here is gorgeous. The staff, the locals, and the other vacationers are so friendly. There is shopping right across the street. The rooms have a mini fridge. If you want pop or water, go to one of the mini marts -- there are several within a 5-minute walking distance.
Very friendly staff. Rooms are large and conveniently located in good location no matter where you stay. The beach is amazing and probably the prettiest one around. Came here for a conference and very impressed with our stay thus far. This has everything you would need. Even has a Starbucks! My only complaint is probably that even the simple lunch costs us over $150. Very expensive food. It's delicious but not worth that much. Overall a great hotel and would stay here again.
Hyatt not as nice as before. Hotel getting very dated compared to a couple of years ago. Rooms very average for what we paid.Staff was very good overall and helpful.Restaurants average at best and very expensive.Aruba has great restaurants especially the Gianni's group .
We recently returned from a one week stay over the Thanksgiving holiday. We are diamond members and only stay at Hyatt properties, for your frame of reference.When we checked in on Saturday afternoon, there was only one person checking in guests. Access to what should have been an expedited check in at the diamond desk or concierge level was not available (the concierge level is only manned from 11-4pm daily), after traveling 12 hours, it would have been a nice touch.Our first night an ocean/garden view (pool side) was not available, so we had a view of the north side of the island, ocean included. The shower was dirty, with hair and used soap still in the bathtub. Day two brought us a nicer room, much better view. No issues further with the room. We do highly recommend getting a room far from the elevators though.The Pool... where to start. First, it is in major need of renovations, the reservation system for chairs cannot handle the daily traffic, so you are either left standing on line for 45 minutes every afternoon, or super early to get desirable locations at either the beach or pool. All of the "poolboys" were great, friendly, and super helpful. The food servers though... were practically non-existent. Most days, we ended up going to the bar and ordering our food, and it was extremely inconsistent. One day your fish tacos will be perfect, the next they will be served cold and with 1/2 the amount of fish. Be prepared to pay as well, $18 for a tuna sandwich, is a bit high... even for a hotel.The grounds of the hotel are beautiful, it's too bad the pool wasn't as beautiful as the grounds. But that is neither here nor there.We had other issues at the hotel, which were worked out. Oh, and Pauline the concierge at the front desk was fabulous. I would only speak with her, if I were you! Overall, the food at the hotel is extremely expensive for what you get (we expected high prices based on all previous reviews), and we don't mind paying for quality, but we don't enjoy paying high prices for inconsistency and lack of quality. You will be much better off walking off property for better meals.
Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).
If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.
Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- 360 rooms
- 4 A la carte restaurants (Pan-Asian, Italian, Spanish, and international fine dining)
- 1 BBQ/Grill Snack bar
- "Pampered in Paradise" Private dinner in a Private tent on the beach. (Reservations required)
- "Sunset Service" located on the beach serving a selection of hot gourmet hors d'oeuvres and fine wine
- 4 bars, including: Lobby bar, Beach bar, Casino bar, and Piet's Pier Bar
- 8000 Sq.ft., 3-level pool complex with cascading waterfall, 2 storey waterslide, 2 whirlpools, tropical gardens and a 5000 Sq.ft. freshwater lagoon stocked with tropical fish and wildlife.
- Fitness Centre
- 2 Tennis courts on-site (hard court)
- Basketball court
- Beauty salon
- Gift shop
- Meeting facilities
- Business centre
- Internet access (fee)
- Casino on site (Copa Cabana)
- Red Sail Sports, Aruba's premier water sports company (offering complete scuba diving programs for certified divers, instruction for beginners, sail cruises, and a full range of watersports toys for the family)
Guest room, Gardenview, Poolview, or Partial Oceanview:
- 2 double beds
- 1 full bathroom
- Telephone with voice mail
- Air conditioning and ceiling fan
- Cable and satellite television
- Hair dryer
- Clock radio
- Coffee maker (coffee included)
- In-room safe
- Iron and ironing board
- High speed internet access
- Portico bath amenities
- Daily newspaper.
- Available with or without balcony
- Room size: 380 Sq.ft. with no balcony
- Max occupancy 4
Kids Stay Free - Children 18 and under stay free when sharing with 2 full paying adults and using existing bedding. Max 2 kids.
For the Kids - Mini-Club for children ages 3 to 12 available for a fee. Mini-club includes: Camp Hyatt Watapana offering a variety of activities including: crafts, beach activities, and much more. Babysitting available for a fee.
Honeymoon Bonus - Bottle of champagne in room, souvenir gift, value card, and a free night on return anniversary visit. Marriage certificate dated within the last 3 months is required upon check-in.
Weddings - Wedding package is available. Please inquire for details.
Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.
Resort Location Map
Hyatt Regency ArubaAruba,Aruba
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
85 Je Irausquin Blvd, Palm - Eagle Beach Aruba
Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.
Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.
Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.
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