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The hotel was amazing , all inclusive plan is worth it . The staff was so friendly , the food and the restaurants were really good . The flamingos and the beaches were incredible ! We really recommend that place.
I stayed at the adult Renaissance that isn't ocean front. Views of the marina and ocean were nice, until the cruise ships rolled in. It was the least expensive room I found for a last minute business trip. Relatively quiet, until the second day when cruise ships docked. It's set up like a miniature Vegas style resort with a small casino and high end shopping in the basement. It was a great place to stay for business, but I would probably chose someplace else if I was staying a week. There was only one small pool, one open air bar, and no beach access other than with the water taxi.
The beach and restaurant on the private was real good but what made our experience even better was renting a cabana. The cabana was serviced by Donovan K. one of the nicest and attentive workers the Renaissance has. I highly recommend renting the cabana and if your lucky Donovan K. will be taking care of you that day you will not be disappointed.
I've always been a bit resistant to do an All Inclusive, beach vacation.I was convinced to go to Aruba (Marriot marina explicitly). I did.I've been back 6 years in a row.The staff, the people in general, are fantastic. The private island is a great amenity.Again, after 6 consecutive years, anyone complaining about this resort are splitting hairs.At $3800-$4200 for a single traveler, I'd certainly be critical.From Nelson at bar and service, to Sujeiry; pool-side, you can't go wrong.Love the island, the people, the resort and the incredible hospitality.A
Private Island-if you want a cabana, book one a week before your trip!-rented cabana on adult beach; you get strawberries with chocolate mousse + 4 bottles of Voss water + 2 mini Magnum classic ice cream bars + bottle of sparkling wine valued at $45 (you can get 4 drinks instead $5-8.50ea.– but not signature cocktails $11-14ea. which is BS!); also included is a cooler of ice, two full face snorkel masks, extra towels, two water floats, two coffee tables, a sofa and armchair and extra towels stuffed into one of the coffee tables, and two rockers where you literally sit on the ground (by Dedon) and outdoor shower; all cabanas had a net/hammock above the water (two of our cushions had the strings ripped off at the corner so they would not stay in place like they should, and I mentioned this to our server who did nothing); not sure about the kids beach cabanas, but ours had outlets (if you want to charge your phone or plug in a radio) and the island has its own Wi-Fi. The water was calmer on the kids beach, and there was a really really horrid stench that would pass through our cabana when the wind blew (I didn’t notice this smell when walking on the kids beach). A small thing that irritated me was the string barrier to access the deck to walk to cabanas was up the whole day, so we would have to walk around the string or step over it to get to the beach.-the cabanas are numbered 1-4, with 1 being the only larger one and at the end and 4 closest to the beach. The larger cabana on the adult side had its own suspended round bed with cushions as well as simple hammock – both in the sun with no shade. -butler service is a joke! No dedicated butler at all…same guy that serves the beach, very slow and forgetful - he didn’t even unwrap my strawberry plate for me or offer to serve any of our drinks in the cooler; I requested he bring me a lounge bed from the beach which he did, but he did not offer to set up the towels at all on the bed. He also could not keep track of whether he took our room key, and then after he did, at the end of the day he didn’t remember that he took it – I had to remind him!-rent cabana on family side instead, it has actual lounge beds and stairs to go into the water (adult cabanas have a lowered dock just above the water but no stairs going into the water, which makes entering/exiting the water awkward).-bring quarters to feed the flamingos (only on the adult side)-we brought our own can of pop and beer in a cooler (make sure you hide it, they won’t allow you to bring it if they see it) so that we weren’t paying like $5USD a pop.-boat to take you to the private island comes to both the marina and ocean suites hotels, if you’re not up for a 5 min. walk, have the bell boy call the golf cart for you and take it to the marina hotel where you can wait inside the hotel for the boat to come pick you up!HOTEL-rooms are large with separate kitchen and dining area; they are nice, but you can tell there’s wear and tear on the walls and furniture. Didn’t like how there was no control over the various lights in the bathroom, just one master on/off switch (ex. we couldn’t have only the mirror light on if we wanted to). The kitchen has everything you’d need, pots, pans, utensils, butcher knife, can opener, bottle opener, plates, cups, paper towel, coffee maker, microwave, two mini fridges, two burner stove top, dish soap w/ cloth and dish rack. -hotel is L shaped, odd numbered rooms are ocean view, with 5 floors; room 2527 was on the 5th floor, on the side facing the airport (but still an ocean view), I would’ve like to be on the other half of the hotel or L that faced the open ocean instead (see photo – I think these rooms on the fifth floor were odd numbers under 18, ex. 2511? 2509?).-AC was effective but loud and woke me up a couple times in the night, bed was huge, bedsheets were super soft, but duvet cover was completely open at the bottom and this was a problem for us in the night, digital safe in bedroom, iPod dock/alarm clock; toiletries were actually really great, the shower stunk of mildew (must be in the infinity drain), water from shower would leak onto bathroom so we always put extra towels on the ground around it (request extra towels), showerhead adjustable to rain shower or jet stream, no tub, first night our toilet was going the whole night, towels were scratchy, no robes in room; great to have TV in both the bedroom and living room, not much control in terms of lighting in kitchen – again just general on/off switch for bright LED pot lights (I would’ve like to have some under cabinet led strip lighting), liked how blackout blind tracks overlapped so that there was no glaring stream of light coming through a crack in the center in the morning.-hotel pools are open until 11pm and are super warm (I’d say at least 90 degrees), not many umbrellas around pools, many people did not go in the morning to reserve their spots, could find a spot easily throughout the day, man-made beach is a joke, I don’t think we saw anyone ever swimming in it.-Renaissance Marina is at the end of an outdoor mall, the rooms do not have balconies, and the sliding doors are facing an interior atrium with Juliette balconies. There is a casino and really good steakhouse beside the Marina Hotel (we called the restaurant on Sat. and they said they were booked until 9:30pm, but we took our chance and walked there anyways and got a spot right away np). Outside of the Ocean Suites Hotel there is also an outdoor plaza but mainly restaurants, a couple souvenir shops, bathing suit shops and cinemas. There is a Starbucks, Dunkin Doughnuts, Italian restaurant (kind of like East Side Mario’s), a Haagen-Dazs ice cream restaurant and The Dutch Pancakehouse (popular for breakfast) among other things. There is also a casino beside the plaza – just not as integral as the casino that’s in the mall that’s part of the Marina hotel.-gold cart constantly runs between the two hotels (or you can walk 7min), we would request the cart be called whenever we were at the front door of the Ocean Suites hotel and never had to wait more than a couple of minutes for the cart to show up.-TIPS: there is a convenience store located literally across from the Ocean Suites entrance in the plaza (open on Sundays), or a more extensive grocery store (something Kong?) behind the Marina hotel (go past the Dolce & Gabanna store and turn left, you’ll see the grocery store on your right).
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.
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- 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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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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