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I traveled alone and met up with a travel group. The hotel is located in the central area of the city. Upon check-in the receptionist gave us a map of the property, but did not thoroughly explain that guest could venture between the properties. I was there for 5 days and did not know that I could check out the pool or man made beach at Ocean Suites until day 2. On the afternoon of day 3, I happened to run into the hotel's interior designer and he told me about the private island that all the guests had access. Because the names are all different many of us thought they were different hotels and not part of the same property. Huge selection of restaurants with various hours. The lounge in the casino was very active in the evening. However, don't expect quick service. Be patient there is usually one bartender and one cook in the evenings.My only complaint was that there were two elevators and neither of them worked at the same time during the entire 5 days that I was there. If you lucked up and the elevator worked it will take you in the opposite direction each time. Better luck taking the stairs and only taking the elevator when check in and out of the hotel w/luggage.
We just returned from 5 fabulous days at the Renaissance (adult side). It was our first stay here and it wasn't a bad choice. We opted for this hotel because if the reviews about the private island. It was fun catching the boat to and from the island. The island is set up very nice. There's an adult and family side which was great for us. The flamingos and iguanas were good for pictures. If you want a hut for shade you need you get there early. It would be nice if there were more. Food and drinks are available on the island. The pool and bar area was nice. DJ in the evening during happy hour. The hotel has a casino. Lots of shopping options...high end shop like Prada a d Louis Vutton. The lobby area can be humid during the day. It's open. Starbucks on-site, but they don't use the Sbx App...bummer for avid Sbx drinkers. All I use is the app to buy anything at Sbx. Plus they don't have all the drink options. The rooms were nice. We stayed on the 6th floor. We we're supposed to have island view but it was more like city view. Beds were nice. Bathroom was smaller than expected. Shower door didn't keep the water from flooding the floor. Overall it was a comfortable. We spent most of our time out, but I would check other options next time. We didn't take the all-inclusive option, we saw reviews about all of the local restaurants. We ate really Good! The Dutch Pancake House, Cubans Cookin, Barefoot and many others. We spent way less by not opting for all-inclusive. Everything is within walking distance or short cab ride. The fitness center is equipped with enough equipment for a good workout. The hotel staff were pleasant. Thanks for the birthday cake delivery with song! The hotel is less than 15 minutes from the airport. We cleared customs easier than expected. Overall the trip.was good. If you are looking for beachfront or access to beach by foot, this is not the hotel for you. We will return to Aruba but we plan to stay near Palm Beach for beachfront access. Enjoyed the private island!
If you are used to vacationing in a small hotel room, the Ocean Suites are a great alternative. With a living room, kitchenette and good sized bathroom, it will seems wonderful.If however, you are used to full-sized, condo style timeshares, it will feel cramped.The hotel is beautiful and the rooms are either brilliantly designed to maximize space, or poorly designed so you bump into things and search for storage and light switches. All a matter of perspective.Love the private island and the proximity to food and entertainment. We would return to extend our annual Aruba visit.
The Renaissance Aruba is a nice resort. Directly in the heart of the city with tons of shops around and a high end mall connected to the Hotel. The private island was very nice the best food was the Restaurant on the Private Island. We had a pretty rude waitress Ashleene at the Solè, other than that everyone was great and accommodating. The only reason I gave the hotel 3 stars was because they gave another family keys to our room while we were in the room. Scared the heck out of us while we were sleeping. I asked for a manager to give me a call but that never happened. As soon as I'm back in the States I'll reach out to the Marriott, while we were there no one was empathetic regarding the mix up. I stayed in the Ocean Suites area however others in my party stayed in the Marina hotel. Both were very nice. The showers in the Ocean Suites could be a tad more updated.
We just got back from an awesome girls trip to Aruba. We left the husbands and kids at home so the adults only side of the resort was nice. (The family side is on opposite side of the street and has its own beach area) Great atmosphere in the lobby/ lounge area. The rooms were impeccably clean and I wanted to pack my bed and bring it home with me. It was like sleeping on a cloud of bliss. We did opt for the breakfast included option which I would recommend. Lots of options on the breakfast buffet. We didn't include lunch and dinner inclusions as we were rarely there during lunch and tried several restaurants on the island. You can walk right into downtown area with lots of great shops. My favorite part of the Renaissance is the private island. The boat literally picks you up in the lobby and drives you over to their private island. It's absolutely beautiful! Never crowded. Great cafe/bar, water activities, even a fitness center if you choose. I loved the peace and tranquility of this beach with flamingos and iguanas walking around. I didn't want to leave the island- it was paradise. Definitely coming back with the husband and maybe even the kiddos and the Renaissance is def where we'll be staying!
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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