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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
  • Dovilee K :
Amazing experience

My husband and me went there for our honeymoon 2 years ago. It was amazing experience. We had a room with fantastic view to Palm beach and pool area. All the staff at Riu palace were very friendly and always with a smile on their face. The place was very clean. The food was amazing. I can not wait to go back!!!

  • laz1965 : Barnsley, United Kingdom
One amazing hotel. One amazing island

Was upgraded on arrival to pool view room. Room was very spacious and kept very clean. Fantastic view to pool area and to Palm beach, especially watching the sunsets.Food was amazing with plenty of choices, my only fault was with the Italian themed speciality restaurant which to me did not really serve anything much Italian, but this is only one small fault.The pool area is amazing, but you do have to reserve your sun lounger early if you want a good spot, but the beach is out of this world but can be a bit breezy at times.Aruba is a stunning island and the people are really friendly. The rui palace is an amazing hotel and would def recommend to anybodyWould return to this island in a heartbeat and would stay in the same hotel

  • big502017 : New York City, New York
Wonderful Experience

Went to Riu Palace Aruba for my husband's 50th and it was a wonderful experience. The place was great, clean, and all the employees were friendly, very accommodating. can't wait to go back. Thank you for a wonderful experience.

  • Jjfromthebean :
Worst experience of my life traveling

Front desk women--Genovava, Maria and Nellie treated me so poorly on what was supposed to be a fun relaxing memorable vacation. Went to aruba for a wedding. My boyfriend's family had maybe 75 people staying at this hotel. I purchased a day pass for $130 to be able to join them in the pool. They insisted on keeping my license even after paying for the pass. When i went to get my license back after the pass expired i was told i had to return the broken used piece of plastic. I had to go to my resort to retrieve it from the trash. Then because they couldn't find the cut portion they keep in their files i was told i would have to pay and additional $65 bc they couldnt verify i returned it on time. I was told i would not be given my license until i did this. I was forced to pay them this so i could get my license back. what choice did I have while traveling in a foreign country? I need my identification. Then because my signature didnt seem to match my exact one from my license (which was issued 17 years ago btw!) they literally had me sign the slip multiple times holding my license side by side. I was in tears! In a foreign country with no id being completely bullied and backed into a corner. I continuously asked for my license and at one point nellie snatched it away because they thought I was going to be able to reach for it. I asked to speak to a manager and they refused. maria continued to say that if I or my boyfriend who was a guest there btw & who had to intervene wanted to be able to remain in the hotel I needed to pay this fee because it is their rules. I asked for them to call the police and maria informed me that I would be the only one getting in trouble and refused. (For what? You are withholding MY LEGAL IDENTIFICATION IN A FOREIGN COUNTRY!) Just because im in your country doesn't mean i lose my human rights! Finally when they saw me attempting to call the police from my personal cell phone they let me go after over an hour of torture. All three continued to speak in Spanish amongst themselves not knowing that I also speak Spanish saying that they did not care and to continue to charge me and harass me. I have traveled all around the world. I have stayed in dozens of hotels and this is by far the most horrifying experience of my life. Riu ruined my stay in Aruba. I plan to consult with an attorney and their corporate offices. I recommend these witches learn some customer service skills

  • marcellekohler : bishops stortford
Not the best. Rooms musky

Ariived after an extremely long journey. Was shown to our room. This is not what we had booked. This was block c with Juliette balcony. I had paid for upgrade rooms. Why did they think this would be acceptable. No explanation at all. We had to spend a night in this room. We had to move the following day. It is now day 2 of our holiday and still not unpacked. The new room was in block A. 5th floor. The room was beyond damp it was wet. I kept thinking that the cleaners were coming in and washing the floors and walls down. We spent 2 nights in this room. We was then moved to the 8th floor. This room was not running wet but so damp. The bed and all our clothes were really damp. The hotel said threy don't have a damp problem due to the wind keeping the humidity down. We had a couple of de humidifiers with us that filled with water in no time. From mid morning at the pool it became really loud and rowdy from the pool bar. Why does nobody get out the pool for the toilet. ??? It was extremely windy so did not sit on the beach. The animation team worked hard. Daniel is so talented he dances and sings so well. We found the team quite unfriendly. If you wasn't one of the people drunk in the pool bar then they wasn't bothered in getting to know you. We went Rui Palace Macao in Dom Rep last year. This definitely was not the case with the animation team. They spoke to all young and old drunk and sober. There was always a good choice of food but unfortunately it was always only Luke warm. Would not return to this hotel.

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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