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Before traveling to Aruba and staying at the Renaissance I had read many reviews on here. Some good and some bad. We went the 2nd week in January and wish we were still there. To start:The rooms:The resort has two different locations. One is the Marina which is adult only and the other is the Ocean suites which is on the water and is family friendly. My family stayed at the Ocean suites even though we were all adults. The rooms at the marina are just hotel rooms while at Ocean suites have a bed room, bathroom, and living room with a pull out couch which can fit two people. With the ocean suites you have more room. They are very clean and well kept. My recommendation would be if you like quieter stay at the Ocean suites. We went over to the blue bar at the Marina and it was always loud and had more night life than the Ocean suites. Although it is family friendly we never really saw many children.the Food/Drinks:There are 5 different places you can eat. 2 at the Ocean suites and 3 at the marina. All of the food is good. I would recommend eating at the steakhouse, as it is a three course meal and very delicious. Aquarius has all you can eat seafood so some of my family really enjoyed that. You can also order food at the two bars. My family did the all inclusive package and it was well worth it. The drinks were good and you could have any drink and it was included as long as it was not premium liquor. The bartenders were GREAT. Very nice and had my drink ready before I even sat down. Best service. They really do go above and beyond. If you go to Sole, Nelson Rudmar and Jac are the best bartenders but you really cannot go wrong. Wifi:There is wifi everywhere in the hotel and works well. I mean you are on vacation so you really dont need to be on your phone or computer much, but my whole family hooked up to it and it worked well everywhere.All Inclusive:Like I said earlier we went with the all inclusive package which was worth it. We ate breakfast, lunch, and dinner there every night. L.G. Smith Steakhouse is a must go. There is a three course meal and their service is above and beyond. Fresco is at the Ocean Suites and they have italian for lunch and dinner but for breakfast is a buffet, the same at Aquarias. Aquarias is seafood buffet for lunch and dinner. You can eat all three meals on the all inclusive. The drinks are great too. A lot though are fruity. On the All Inclusive the beer they have is Balashi and Chill which are their domestic beers. The only downfall with the All Inclusive is there is no bracelets. You have to swipe your card and sign for your stuff every single time... I read a lot of reviews on this as well and we found it not to be that big of a problem. You are on island time so everything takes a bit longer. There are many great restaurants though in Aruba and many people we talked to got alcohol Duty free and had their own. The resort is very close to the airport and feels excluded which is really nice. If you want a lot of night life then staying downtown by the high rise would be a better fit.the Private Island:This makes the trip. Simply beautiful. Never seen anything like it. We ate at the restaurant on the private island and drank at the bar and that was also included in the all inclusive. If you go, you have to rent a private cabana. We did this ahead of time by emailing on their actual website and spoke with Donovan a lot. This was the best experience. You get one of the cabanas in the pictures that has a couch and chair, two chairs on the dock part, with snorkel gear, floaties, voss still and voss sparkling water, strawberrys, and chamange. I wish we would have rented a cabana for more than one days. They have cabanas on the adult and family friendly side. Both are beautiful.the staff:The staff at anywhere on the resort are amazing. They all would go above and beyond. They are always so happy and truly great to see people love their jobs so much. Never had a problem with anything.The weather:beautiful 85 and sunny the whole time. We checked the weather numerous times before going and at one point said rain the whole week. It only rained for 5 to 10 minutes two different days and cleared off right away to be gorgeous. Over all this was one of the best vacation experiences my family and I have had. We have traveled all over the world and this ranks pretty high up there.
Very clean and well kept. All workers were extremely friendly and helpful. The Aquarius restaurant was excellent, and service was as well. Especially Betty who waited on me and my wife almost everyday. Had inside room with view of interior of hotel which was a little disappointing, but overall good experience. Walking distance to excellent shopping and public transportation.
I stayed at the marina hotel in early January with my husband and adult daughter on our first trip to Aruba. We all agreed that, not only would we return to this beautiful Island, but to this hotel. I usually choose Marriott hotels because of their good quality and this location definitely did not disappoint. The hotel is clean and very comfortable. We also found the food at the hotel to be very good. We all liked the relaxed vibe but it was the service that made this hotel stand out. All staff, from pool to desk to housekeeping, were warm and quick to help whether offering a smile or an unsolicited ice water refill at the pool. Briahen and Melanie at the bar and pool are standouts for wonderful service. They could not have been more helpful. Lyneth in housekeeping was also wonderful. When we left to return home, it felt as if we were leaving good friends. My family agreed that it was the warmth of the people that made this trip a standout. As for the hotel itself, the downtown location is perfect. You have the benefit of a beautiful harbor view in comfortable pool chairs, the ease of walking to shopping and restaurants while also having the benefit of the use of the ocean suites pool and beach as well as the lovely and relaxing private island. We travelled to the area of the other hotels for dinner one night and all thought it was too touristy and crowded. At the marina hotel you have the best of all worlds, especially with the short boat ride to the island. We are already looking forward to a return trip.
My fiancé and I stayed at the Renaissance Marina side. I do not strongly recommend it. Not only was it loud because of the music they play at the bar but the room was filled with mold and dust. It smelled so bad we couldn't breathe. We spent all of our time outside the room but the point was to spend it inside. Housekeeping came over to spray and clean. They apologized by offering free coffee, which neither of us drink, and to inform us that they are getting new drawers soon. Those are the old ones. It is disappointing that the birthday experience had to go this way. I have stayed here before and the rooms are small but the resort and pool are beautiful. Even though I prefer the Renaissance Suites on the other side since it is a bit bigger and one step away from the Old Dutch Pancake House. They offer delicious and affordable breakfast there. Be sure to check it out and stay at that side instead. They have a free shuttle service to either side and you also get to go on the Renaissance Island for free to see the flamingos and relax. Only if you are a guest though otherwise you have to pay.
Manager was trying to be helpful, but orbitz' incompetency wasted an entire day of our vacation. The manager waived all penalty fees on the hotel's end, however Orbitz coundnt help us find a room elsewhere. Therefore, we had to find other accommodations and had to pay way more than necessary had orbitz cooperated
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
- Resort fees (if applicable) must be paid directly to the hotel
- Hotel transfers for packages to USA
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
All Inclusive Option:
- Unlimited premium brand beverages
- Daily American Breakfast or buffet breakfast
- Daily a la carte or buffet lunch and dinner
- One time dinner show package at L.G. Smith's Steak & Chop House followed by the "Lets Go Latin Show" at the Crystal Theatre
- Free entrance to Aruba Panorama
- Use of The Patamingo Kids Club
- Use of non-motorized watersports on Renaissance Island
Breakfast Plan also available:
- $150CDN per person, per week. $80CDN per child, per week. Children 5 & under are free. Full American Breakfast daily. Must be reserved at time of booking.
- 558 rooms
- 15 restaurants, including: 2 BBQ/Grills
- 6 bars, including: Swim-up bar
- 3 pools, 1 adults only
- Fitness Centre
- Water sports centre
- Beauty salon
- Gift shop
- Meeting facilities
- Internet access
- Business centre
- Casino on site
- Renaissance Island- a 40 acre private island exclusively for the use of hotel guests. Complimentary water taxis are provided. Facilities on the island include a spa, watersports, fitness room, tennis and a bar and grill. Flamingo Beach is adults only.
Resort room ( adults 18+ only), island or hotel atrium view with French balcony:
- 2 double beds or 1 king-size bed
- 1 full bathroom
- Telephone with voice mail
- Air conditioning
- Cable and satellite television
- Hair dryer
- Clock radio
- Coffee maker (coffee included)
- In-room safe
- Internet access
- Iron and ironing board
- Located in the Renaissance Marina Hotel
- Max occupancy 2 adults
Island Suite, marina or park view with balcony or terrace, same as above with:
- 1 king-size bed and 1 queen-size sofabed
- Wet bar
- Separate living area
- Max occupancy 4
Other room classes also available.
Kids stay free - Kids 0-17 yrs stay free under the Breakfast Plan when sharing with 2 full paying adults and using existing bedding year round. Under the AI add-on, children 0-12 yrs stay and eat free year round.
For the Kids - Mini-Club Available for a fee. Babysitting Available for a fee.
Bonus Features - Use of island express to and from Renaissance Island daily. Adult and children's activities and entertainment.
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
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
L G Smith Boulevard 82, Oranjestad 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.
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