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My friend and I stayed at the Renaissance Marina (adults only). This was our first trip to Aruba. The hotel is in a great location. There are plenty of shops both high end and souvenir type shops. The hotel has a great pool and bar. They also have a casino. Our room was on the lobby floor and was nice. My only complaint about the room is that it was noisy. There was a continuous dripping sound from the air conditioning. There was construction noise outside, not sure if it was from our hotel but I think it was. Linda at the concierge desk was wonderful!! She was extremely helpful and very friendly! The hotel has a water taxi to their private beach. This was very convenient. It is supposed to run every 15 mins but one time we did wait 30 minutes. The private beach is beautiful. We stayed on the adult side of the beach and were able to take pictures with the flamingos. They have a small bar that also serves food. We did check out the family side of the private beach and it was nice with a bigger area for food and beverage service. They rent floats for $5 per day which is a must because you want to be in the water 90% of the time. The other great thing is that you have privileges at both Renaissance Hotels. The other hotel (family) is bigger and has an awesome pool with swim up bar. We visited that pool as well. I would like to go back to Aruba and would definitely stay at this hotel again:)
We stayed here in september for 2 weeks, we were put on the marina side, on arrival we were given our room and it overlooked car park, we asked to be moved and ended up overlooking zara. The room itself is nice and was very clean. The problem with this hotel is i found it very pretentious, the staff seem to fall over themselves to serve the pretty young people but more or less ignored us over 50s, the load music they played at the pool was just annoying, there was a music festival on when we were there, which we did not know about in advance.The private island which is a short boat ride away is beautiful and we went there on several occasions. The bar service on the island is good and the meals were tasty, if you don't mind iguanas crawling round your feet.There isn't much to do around the hotel area, and there was no entertainment to speak of. Short taxi ride takes you to the lively bars and restaurants. I enjoyed this hotel but would not stay here again, i prefer a bit more going on.
I just came back from a two night stay at the Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino. The hotel has a great location for anyone not wanting to be in the high rise hotel area of Palm beach. You are minutes away from the airport, and close to the great shopping in town. Check in was quick (even at almost 10:00 at night). The room was wonderful, hip and trendy and very roomy. Everything I expected from a Renaissance. I enjoyed my stay immensely and would stay again without question if the need arises. I did have issues during my stay. 1) upon check in and arrival in my room, the room was spotless, the however, the counter in the bathroom was not as clean. 2) despite being a full service hotel, room service stops at 11pm. - I believe the bar area in the lobby served food. However, -after a long day of travel a quiet meal in the relaxation of my room was all I wanted. 3) I was up early my first day to volunteer with an animal rescue on the island (left the room by 6:45am), but when I returned at 1:00pm, the room still hadn't been cleaned. 4) I retreated to the pool area at the hotel for some afternoon relaxation and food (after the private island was a bust) and was disappointed. For such a large hotel they really do not have much seating at the pool and was forced to take a towel and lay on the floor - please work on getting more chairs to acommodate more guests at the pool! 6) the service at the pool is super slow! I've been to a number of larger resorts with pool areas three times the size with better service. The one waiter that helped me took forever to get my order and forgot several times my drink order. More help at the pool area would be great. 7) I had an early morning flight and checked out the night before I departed. When I asked about ordering a cab and someone to help with my bags, they said no bellman were around at that time (the Ritz in Aruba has this type of help 24/7). I was told to request when I woke up in the morning. Requested at wake up and still needed to lug my luggage down to the lobby area since the person helping hadn't arrived in a timely fashion. Despite all the above, would definitely stay again.
The Renaissance Aruba consists of 2 sections: First, the Marina, which somehow looked a bit like New England to us, with the Renaissance Mall and ferry shuttle dock right in the lobby. And second, the Ocean Suites, where we were accomodated. We absolutely fell in love with this resort! The architecture and the open lobby truly looked like island style. Everything was matching. Lush gardens, tall palm trees, tiki torches and many iguanas and exotic birds. The 2 pools and the swim-up bar were very inviting and the creators knew what they did! Even the smallest tile was shimmering like the ocean. There was even an ocean water beach-like pool with some shoals of fish inside.In the evening there sometimes was live steel drum music and an open air buffet with island specialities in the pool area. We can highly recommend coming for such events! The food was delish and the whole atmosphere seemed like paradise. So much food to choose from; various salads like corn or potato, soup and breads, entrées like fried plantain and coconut rice and many bite sized desserts from Oreo mousse to triple white chocolate thingies and fresh fruit.Besides that, every guest has free access to Renessaince’s private island. There are 2 different beaches; one for adults only with the famous pink flamingos and the other one with iguanas. There’s even a beautiful nature trail, water fun rentals and a lot of hammocks.Our guest room was situated facing the Renaissance Marketplace open air mall, so sitting on the balcony in the evening meant watching and listening to the performers on the stage of that mall. We could also see the ocean from our room. As the name Ocean Suites already tells, we had a little suite to call our own. It included a kitchenette with a stovetop, microwave, fridge and things like plates and flatware. There also was a living room with a sofa, TV and some cozy seatings. All of the interior was in a very good condition and looked really elegant. We had a good night’s sleep thanks to the comfortable bed and the great possibilities to darken the room. We also liked the bathroom, as it was so very stylish and designer-like.After all, we are glad we chose to stay at this resort. We actually booked it because of Renaissance Island but as soon as we stepped into the area we knew this was going to be our new found paradise.
Our family of four stayed at the Marina side for 7 days with the all-inclusive package. The rooms were lovely and very clean. We were very impressed with the food and drinks and the private island was breathtaking. I would highly recommend this resort.
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
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.
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.
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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.
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