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Riu Palace Aruba

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Our Opinion

In addition to the gorgeous beach and turquoise water, Riu Palace Aruba also has a great location, only a few minutes drive from downtown, 15 minutes walk to the market, cafes & restaurants and in the proximity of the hopping Pier Bar. Great food with 4 a la carte restaurants and the Buffet is impressive too. Don't miss the chocolate martinis at Barry's.


Overview
Set on the silky sands of Palm Beach and flush with RIU's unmistakable vacation style, comfortable luxury and value, Aruba's Riu Palace established a new benchmark for beachfront elegance, richly appointed interiors and accommodation. Suites are located in the new buildings shown to the rear and on the right, while hotel rooms are found in the refurbished, previously existing building to the left.

Location: Directly on Palm Beach, 10 minutes from Oranjestad Aruba's Capital and all the island attractions, and 30 minutes drive from airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • llgreen1 : West Bloomfield, Michigan
Heaven on Earth.

If I can rewrite the phrase on the Statue of Liberty: "Give me your poor tired huddled masses yearning to breathe free." Before I visited the Riu Palace in Aruba I was tired, feeling poorly, and huddled under a blanket. In just a few days of rest and relaxation at Riu Palace I was a new creature. Where do I begin? Was it the delicious food with it's endless variety? There was literally something for every different culture on planet Earth. Was it the always perfect weather? Every day, perfectly blue skies kiss the warmest sparkling seas. Was it the amazing, helpful staff - always ready to assist your slightest whim? Was it the variety of night time entertainment? This includes a casino tucked behind a door you would never see if it wasn't pointed out to you. Was it the cool clean linens, marble floors, and open floor plan with a balcony view looking out to the ocean? If I close my eyes I can still smell the Ocean. If you are a tired mom wanting to do absolutely nothing - look no further. You have found your heaven on earth.

  • arubatravels : United Kingdom
DONT STAY - Terrible customer service

After accidentally breaking a mirror a cutting my hand I was told to pay €200 dollars. During the time of the accident to check out, we tried to contact management several times and were passed around in circles. On check out we waited around 1 hour and a half for the manager to speak to us who stated the high quality of the hotel was the reason we had to pay such a high price. However, the showers smelt like toilets, the toilet itself leaked water ! The balcony door lock would continuously drop and break whilst we didn't have a proper mosquito net! Considering the country has an issue with this! The worst hotel I have ever stayed in, with the worst management who lie about who's who and leave you being passed around member to member... if you want to visit Aruba please go somewhere else ! We booked through Thompson and still has issued!

  • Mygymportal : London, United Kingdom
Amazing hotel

The staff are Amazing, had a wonderful 2 weeks. The restaurants are my favourite especially the Italian and steak house. 5 star review. Clifford in the Italian restaurant was out favourite staff at the hotel.

  • Damian A : Staten Island, New York
Honeymoon plus one

Let's start by saying the rating is based on some factors at the hotel. The bathroom first off had noticeable mold inside the shower. The liquor served isn't top shelf. There was no change during our stay in any of the specialty restaurants and although an all inclusive you weren't allowed to order a second dinner. The casino had a foul odor of stale air. And only one person I believe his name was Jonathan at the front desk was a major disappointment. When he denied a request for a casino voucher. So much for making your guests feel welcomed. To have only 2 elevators for approximately 300 to 400 guests and have one not working almost everyday is unacceptable. Plus to have a guest wait for the next elevator when your taking another guests bags to the lobby is also unacceptable. And lastly on the negatives is the lack of air conditioning in the hallways on the floors. Holy hotness.Now for the positives. The midnight desk lady and security guard were very friendly and shared some great conversation. Felix at the pool bar was awesome. The riu staff at the pool and kids area were above and beyond namely Julianne and Lucy. Miya at the stage bar was enjoyable. The views were breathtaking.

  • DMichele1966 : Boston, Massachusetts
Family Vacation

Came to this hotel with a group of 9. The hotel is outdated, the interior is very dirty and the smell of cigarettes meets you as soon as you enter. The rooms were not as promised and the elevators were constantly broken. A challenge if your in a room on an upper level. TV in the room was broken, shower was broken and the room smelled musty. The other RIU is newly renovated and much nicer but it's adults only. Think twice before visiting.

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

  • Buffet champagne breakfast, lunch & dinner daily
  • Weekly theme dinners
  • A la carte dining
  • Unlimited domestic and a selection of imported drinks & snacks
  • Room service for continental breakfast & snacks (7am-11pm)  
  • snorkeling (1 hr free)
  • glass bottom boat trips
  • scuba diving introductory lesson
  • tennis
  • shuffleboard
  • horseshoes
  • table tennis
  • basketball
  • darts
  • aerobics
  • water aerobics
  • Towels and parasols by pool area
  • State-of-the-art fitness center
  • Sauna & jacuzzi
  • Daily entertainment program for adults
  • Live Music
  • 5 restaurants
  • 4 bars including swim-up bar
  • 2 pools including, Olympic-size pool
  • loungers, sun umbrellas & towels in pool and beach area
  • 2 lighted tennis courts
  • shuffleboard
  • state-of-the-art fitness center
  • spa (fee)
  • conference rooms
  • free WiFi
  • beauty salon (fee)
  • gift shop (fee)
  • Casino (fee)
  • Golf nearby (fee)

Hotel Room includes:

  • A/C
  • ceiling fan
  • 2 double beds
  • telephone
  • satellite TV
  • wi-fi internet
  • in room safe
  • mini-bar with complimentary soft drinks, water and beer
  • liquor dispenser with rum, vodka, whiskey & gin
  • full bathroom
  • hair dryer
  • gardenview
  • Max. occupancy 4 persons

Junior Suite - Same as Hotel Room with and 2 double beds or 1 king bed, split level with separate sitting area and sofa (some with sofa bed), alarm clock, iron & ironing board, bathroom with hydromassage tub, shower and hair dryer.

Junior Suite Jacuzzi - Same as above with 2 doubles or 1 king bed, balcony with private jacuzzi. 

Kids Deals - 2 Children 12 years & under Stay & Eat Free. Applies to Hotel Room only. Limited availability.

For the Kids - Babysitting available for a fee.

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel offers 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.

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 Aruba
    Aruba,Aruba

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Hotel Riu Palace Aruba
J.E. Irausquin Boulevard 79 Palm Beach - Palm Beach, Palm - Eagle Beach 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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Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

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.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

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