Riu Palace Antillas
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- All Inclusive Features
We stayed last May and had the best time ever. Our room was huge not the best view from the balcony and it wasn't that modern but who cares when you're seconds from the gorgeous beach. Food was great, we tried most restaurants all fab! We spent most of the time at the beach, easy to find chair and they aren't over crowded. The sea is gorgeous I have never seen anything like it. Recomened hiring a quad for the day and exploring it was the highlight of our holiday. We can't wait to go back!
HOTEL SPECIALTY RESTAURANTS: I was able to eat at all the specialty restaurants. Just get informed with best way of ensuring you have a seat at your preferred restaurant. When I was there, specialty restaurant offered me a pager so when the table was available, my pager buzzed just as I was enjoying my drink at the lobby bar. Everything is closeby it is great. I was at the hotel in December which was not crowded. The steakhouse was good, I had great lobster. The Krystal fine dining restaurant was very good. Beautiful ambiance. The Italian restaurant was just ok. BUFFET breakfast lunch and dinner: Excellent quality and selection of food, well prepared. Buffet staff: Cheery professional attentive. Management: RIU ANTILLAS has a great restaurant manager, Justin, he showed great competence in resolving issues and made it a priority to make sure clients had a positive experience at the restaurants. Front desk staff and management were also very attentive and courteous. Very helpful. HOTEL ROOM: Very spacious, comfortable bed, huge patio door, lots of light. I stayed on the side facing the Divi Phoenix Property it is a great choice having a room on this side you get the sun all day and watch beautiful sunsets. I had pool view and beach view too from 15th floor. The room was not humid. ON RAINY DAYS: I was able to sit on balcony chairs, have a drink, not get wet from rain. LOBBY, CASINO, LOBBY BAR, CAFE-LOUNGE: I like the very spacious lobby, attentive bartenders at lobby bar. Casino is on the same level. CAFE LOUNGE by the lobby: Very nice to relax, have a coffee,tea, here, read the paper, you can also have a snack here (natchos, wraps, etc) One level below, there are shops with bathings suits, necessities, souvenirs. THERE ARE PLENTY OF OUTDOOR SITTING AREAS, BEAUTIFUL COUCHES TO RELAX AFTER SUPPER IN THE EVENING. ANIMATION: Great animation team. Evening shows were of great quality, not cheesy. Great talent. DISCOTHEQUE: Discotheque is indoors. There are many bars shops and restaurants within walking distance of both RIU hotels. BEACH: In December, it rained often but not all day. Since November very rainy unusual as It is an arid island, cactus everywhere. When I was there, water was gorgeous clear calm. Beautiful sand no seeweed. Pleasant breeze. Small waves. There was always a chair available in December. You can book a tour, rentals, right on the RIU beach. I enjoyed the floating mattresses. THE RIU ANTILLAS IS A BEAUTIFUL HOTEL EVEN FOR RAINY DAYS, AND IT IS WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE OF SHOPS BARS RESTAURANTS PLAZAS. WITH RIU, NO NEED TO RENT A CAR IT IS ON THE HIGHRISE HOTEL STRIP. I CAN UNDERSTAND WHY I MET SO MANY REPEAT GUESTS, I WOULD DEFINITELY RETURN AND I RECOMMEND THE RIU ANTILLAS.
We have stayed at several Riu's. This one is just as great as the others. Very friendly staff. Great food and drinks. A bit windy, but not their fault, it was still nice and warm over the winter holiday's. Will go back again in the future.Would have liked some smoke-free nights in the casino.
We just spent 6 days with our 3 adult children at this beautiful all-inclusive resort. The food was terrific and the service was great. Our rooms were very comfortable and clean, though the beds were just OK.
My husband and I have been going to this resort for the past 3 years and have had wonderful times .There is plenty of variety of freshly made food,types of meats,veggies,casseroles,hot,cold, cheeses,pizza,rices,desserts ,ice cream.etc. that I honestly wonder how one could say there was no variety.The lunch food is different from the breakfast menu and the a la carte restaurants are vey good.I agree that the Italian one is very limited in choices.The Krystal is the best as far as quality with excellent lobster risotto and steak.The steak one is ok As for lining up ,we never had any problem.We just went 15 minutes before opening and always got right in,however ,I could see that there were large groups travelling together and so in that case ,it's probably harder to sit them together than just two diners.We also had a different take on food accessibility- if we got in to The a la carte - great! But if not,then we were also fine with it,as the buffet was open and there was plenty of variety of delicious food there. Go visit Japan and you'll understand how gross the amount of food we eat in America is and are able to enjoy .We don't have a clue how wonderful it is just to access all this food,even though you feel justified to complain because you paid $2000.for this trip.I think people feel too dramatic about getting into a steak house or a la Care restaurant ,when there was so much food everywhere.else in this resort. Nothing is perfect- "oh no ,there's a piece of gtisle on my meat,"Just walk around the corner to the buffet and be seated and Relax.There is even a lovely coffee ,desert,snack lounge for a little light snack or treat.If you want the kind of food some reviewers are talking about,then go to a non inclusive resort and go to restaurants of your choice.We went to The Screaming Eagle one New Years Eve - which is a must do vacation in Aruba where the whole coastline lights up for over an hour .-it's terrific! The lobster at this restaurant is no better than at Antilles.I must say we've never seen the water so cloudy and the huge waves from a sea storm that brought in dark brown seaweed for days ,but this year they've had unusual weather with rain since November. Climate change ?There is a tired look to the rooms and a musty smell in ours which we just got used to.The closet door was not working and our patio door. ,and a hole in the wall where a picture had been but we spoke to Justin,the gentleman who is the manager ,and he had it fixed by the time we went back after dinner.We complained to him also of the unusually loud constant Rap music at the bar pool ,which you can hear everywhere even the beachfront.He immediately fixed this and had a variety of music played.So I can only say that if you talk to him about any issue that he is able to fix, he will.As far as beach and water activities,the other reviewer must not have really walked a few feet on the sand .The hotel room even has at least 20 sheets on various tours and beach activities you can take part in.We went tubing,there is wind surfing,kayaks,seadoos,paddling,,boat tours ,snorkling at their island day trip and baby beach. Obviously these are not free ,they may be at some resorts.Perhaps before you book ,read up on available activities so you are not disappointed.There is a great little Casino on the lobby level and more just a short walk to any other resort.We love Aruba and the Antilles.We also noticed some slacking g of rules,like children coming into the hotel lobby and elevator ,as well as running through beach top ,not near ocean as beaches are public so the cement structure out 30 feet from shore is not for guests only and the little Arubian children like to play here.We have never seen hotel guests use before- it's like taking their swimming hole from them ,it until this year.Just another sign of crowding and inconsideration.They have their lessons just out from here by the police station.Also the furniture in rooms is outdated for a 5 star.The bed was very.comfortable.We love this resort but found that it was very crowded this year with very large groups travelling here for weddings and 2 groups of Corporations coming together .They closed the steak restaurant for their big dinner in evening .It really can't handle so many people together..The bar pool was very crowded and in order to get a lounge chair on the beach ,people started saving them at 4:30 in the am.I talked to the guy that was in charge of the lounge chairs and he said he's never seen this until this year .Guests are lining up before staff get to work Staff have to clean them and the beach and it's harder on them as well.We saved our cabana and when we got back from breakfast a couple had taken over our chairs and put their stuff on them,they then accused us of being the stealers! saying she was there at 6:30',when in fact my husband got up at 5:30 am as by then we knew the chair situation.Problem with Aruba,is that there is only so much beach,it is public and with over 500 guests at Antilles,fully booked ,you know there is a problemNot only that,but they are building another complex next door in the vacant lot beside Antilles .So it can only get worse.The chair guy told us that everyday he has to try to settle fights over chairs .Its like road rage but about chairs.We had people move their lounge chairs right with us under our cabana ,and there was no privacy for our own conversation.Plus there is only one pool .People play there own music really loud with no consideration for others.Weve never seen so many inconsiderate ,me me people on all our travels to different resorts It's like being at a wedding but on a beach ,so forget about relaxing .The other thing is they are all talking so loud,while standing right in front of you ,because spacing is tightWhy go back ? Maybe we won't.We may just be tired of the crowds, noise, and inconsideration between others !Looks like the world really is Smaller than you think and getting there faster .Flights are cheaper than ever to beach resorts,resorts make lots of money,and so do countries like Aruba that have no industry but tourism .They are planning to rebuild the pier ,this is ongoing right now,for accommodating 8 cruise ships a day at portfrom the present 4 and they think it's great! Aruba will look like down town Toronto with traffic jams ,line ups at stores and restaurants .So good luck getting on a tour,going on the submarine trip,or even getting to your hotel from the airport cause right now the bus driver told us that there are only 120,000 Arubians and 110,000 cars ,which is one car for very citizens.And that does not include the rentals.This tiny gem will crack .Sad really .
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Items not included:
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- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- 3 meals daily
- 24-hour snacks and drinks (domestic beer and cocktails, select international brands, house wine with meals)
- Daily activities
- Introductory scuba lesson in the pool
- Non-motorized water sports
- Evening entertainment
RIU�-topia! All Signature Vacations guests will receive:
- A welcome cocktail
- Unlimited drinks
- An in-room liquor dispenser
- Unlimited dining at specialty restaurants
- In-room mini-bar
- In-room safe
- Signature Cocktail Hour from 4-5pm
- A 20% discount on certain local excursions booked with Signature, and spa credits that apply to select treatments at specific hotels (all inclusions are subject to change without notice)
- 482 Rooms
- Large free-form pool
- 4 Bars
- 4 Restaurants
- Watersports centre
- State-of-the-art fitness centre
- Live entertainment
- Room service
- Free WiFi throughout resort
- Spa (fee)
- Tennis court
Junior Suite includes:
- 1 King or 2 Double Beds
- Clock radio
- Satellite TV
- WiFi internet
- Liquor Dispenser
- Mini-bar (restocked daily)
- Iron and ironing board
- In-room safe
- Bathroom with tub, shower and hair dryer
- Turn Down Service
- Balcony or Terrace
- Some with connecting rooms (only on request basis)
- Maximum occupancy 3
Honeymoon Bonus - Surprise welcome gift in your room, King-size bed, Late check-out, and Complimentary upgrade to next available room class. Request at time of booking. Proof of marriage required. Subject to availability and subject to change.
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Riu Palace AntillasAruba,Aruba
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
J.E. Irausquin Boulevard 77, Palm - Eagle Beach Aruba
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