Citing the Queen of Holland and Monaco’s royal family among past guests, this is one of Aruba’s most exclusive hotel complexes. It comes with an All Inclusive option, too.
This 40-acre resort provides a choice of two hotels. There’s the adults-only Renaissance Marina Hotel, and the family-friendly Renaissance Ocean Suites, which sit on opposite sides of the marina, about a five-minute walk apart.
With a private island, chandelier-lit casino and designer shops, this place has all the trimmings for a luxury getaway. All the rooms have state-of-the-art features, like rain showers and LCD TVs.
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Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner in a choice of 7 restaurants Unlimited locally produced drinks. Frozen drinks in the Renaissance operated outlets. Snacks at set times.
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2 outdoor pools in the Renaissance Ocean Suites
You've got two pools to take your pick from. One is a curvy number just steps from the sand, while the other soaks up views of the marina.
With a sauna and treatments such as massages, facials and body scrubs. Or you could book an open-air couples massage at the spa cove on Renaissance Island.
L.G. Smith's Steak and Chop House
With a menu of fresh certified Angus beef, as well as an extensive wine list. You also have a prime spot here with views over the marina.
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Main Building Double Room
These airy double rooms are designed with a calming décor. You’ll find a king-size bed. Plus air-conditioning is available from May to October. Just so you know, this room is available for guests over the age of 18.
These junior suites feature a neutral décor with bright splashes. You’ll have a king-size bed and 1 sofa bed. Plus there’s a lounge area for that extra bit of space.
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Fantastic service from poolside servers!!
We just returned from a week at the Reniassance Ocean Suites. The service level of the poolside servers is extraordinary! Aishellve (sp?) Flanders and Nathan Rollock are both amazing! The 'guest services' representatives at the desk (who weren't very friendly) could really learn something about exceptional service from these two positive, welcoming, friendly people! They made our experience fantastic! Thanks to both! Associates such as these turn an average service experience at the desk to an outstanding one!More
Julie I, 50226
Firstly, we got an amazing deal through JetBlue for this hotel getaway package. I am a total beach bum and love a balcony with amazing ocean views. This hotel being right in town does not offer this. We tried to upgrade to a room with a view at check in but there was none available... BUT you know what it didn't matter. We had an inside room overlooking Starbucks and the boat dock that takes you to the hotels' private island. The room felt kinda of dark and boxy but was modern and hip. Plus it was totally soundproof! There would be DJ's spinning in the lobby and you didn't hear a sound! The boat ride to the private island was quick and it was truly amazing there! Everything you needed.... Plenty of loungers, hammocks, great service. We did a cabana one day! Great experience n highly recommended! ANDDDD there was a flock of flamingos just chilling on the beach! How cool is that ! We absolutely LOVE Aruba and we really enjoyed our stay at the Renaissance!More
Amazing hotel - Happy :)
First of all - Ignore all these negative comments below & don't let them put you off! We're just about to leave after a 2 week holiday here on the marina (adults side) & it has not disappointed!! Yes there are pros/cons, but you get those everywhere. Overall this hotel is fabulous :) I would give it a strong 4 stars! Here's my personal list of pros/cons - PROS: • Incredible location! Right in the middle of all the action in Aruba! Perfectly situated between all the shops/restaurants. We were only bed & breakfast but having so much choice around we never went hungry in the evenings! • Private island!! I cannot praise this place enough. Free if you're staying here at the hotel (100% worth it) - Wildlife on the island is beautiful! Best little spot for snorkelling, the fish are absolutely gorgeous here! Flamingos are fabulous too :) We got the private cabana twice during our 2 week stay (we would have had it every day if it wasn't expensive) It was around $175 for the day. That price includes the service charge. One of the highlights of the whole trip! Boat ride to & from the hotel to the island is always a pleasant experience too :) Private island is an absolute MUST! • Casino & shops in the hotel! Having a Starbucks a 2 minute walk from our room can never be seen as a negative! Haha.. Great touch :) All of the other little shops inside the hotel are fab too! Casino is so much fun! Better than I expected! Lots of variety in the slot machine department. Dragon Spin & 5 Treasures are the best slots on the whole floor! Invest in more machines like those! • Rooms at the hotel are lovely too! Oh, & free wifi!! Who doesn't love free wifi :) Haha! Now for the cons.. • We've stayed here for a total of 2 weeks & we haven't had clean sheets once. Not impressed with this. Cleaners just make the beds they don't change them at all during your stay. This needs to change. Bathroom could be cleaned a little better too. • Room service food isn't amazing either. I expected it to taste the same as it does at the Blue bar but it doesn't. • Ocean suites side needs work. Adults side is 100% the best side & the side that money/time has been invested in. I wasn't impressed with the beach or the pool over there it was dirty. Needs some work. • Toilets on the island. If we were on the adults side of the island we had to walk all the way to the family side to get to the toilet. You should have toilets on both sides. At the end of the day it's only a few changes that need to be made to make this hotel a 5 star! It's very nearly there :) I hope you take all these points in consideration for future changes. I'll look forward to coming back in the future. Thank you Renaissance for an amazing holiday :) First time in Aruba & definitely won't be our last!More
Having traveled throughout the Caribbean, I would give this hotel an "eh" rating. This was a girls trip and since we were only there for a few days, we opted for the all inclusive. My review might be slightly better if we did not choose this option. First off, all inclusive here is a pain. We arrived at noon ready to hit the pool and beach but were informed our all inclusive option did not start until 4pm and we would have to come back to exchange our keys for what we believed were "magical" all inclusive keys. So we changed and headed to the pool as the beach (located on the private island) seemed like a hassle for such a short period. We met the pool waitstaff, Nelson and Brainhenn, who took good care of us. When the magical 4 o'clock hour hit, we exchanged our keys and headed to the beach on the island. Sadly, this is where we learned that every single order we placed, we were required to close our (all inclusive) "check". While this may not sound horrible, flagging down the staff for every check - especially in the restaurants- was a challenge. In addition, the bar staff on the adult beach was a little rude. They closed much earlier than the 6pm published time. On our last full day, the bartender snapped at us to be back at 4pm cause she was going home. This is after we had closed our tab timely every day (keep in mind we were all inclusive so this is a fake tab) and also tipped generously every day. At dinner the first night, we also learned that the "adults only" hotel we had selected did not apply to to the restaurants as there were a ton of kids running around in the seafood buffet. I also waited in line for about 15 minutes (after waiting 10-15 minutes for someone to take our drink orders) and one of the families with kids cut the line in front of us. That family of 5 was served with no questions asked. When we finally got to the front, the cook told me that I had to get to the back of the line as I had cut. EXCUSE ME??!! Luckily the man behind us said we were in line and the family in front of us had cut the line. However, we received no apology for the the accusation (keep in mind we were extremely tired at this point and waiting very quietly in line). The rooms were exactly as pictured, standard hotel room. Nothing fancy. We had a good location on the same level as the lobby and pool. Kids were constantly in the pool or adult beach area and it took a bit of complaining to get them to leave. One couple actually rented a kayak and were extremely obnoxious in the adult beach area with their kids. There is not a ton of entertainment at night. Usually a DJ in the afternoon at the adult pool, but don't ask him to play anything (even if you are the only people I. The pool area!) All in all, not awful but I definitely would not go back unless it was just the hotel and we explored the island a bit more. More
Class of 2017 - BE BACK SOON
This was my first time in Aruba. I was there for the Soul Beach Festival. I had an absolutely amazing time and dreaded having to leave. The rooms were well maintained and the island was very clean. The highlight of my trip. Was the private island. I fell in love with the flamingos and they loved me back. I have a video of one in particular who hung around my lounge chair with me. I fed them out of my hand and enjoyed the interaction. My day trip to the private island would not have been complete if it weren't for Lemieux Peterson. He was very professional and attentive to my needs. He was polite and made me feel like I was the only one on the island. Basically he took excellent care of me.More
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