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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Food & Drink
Bed and Breakfast
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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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These airy double rooms are designed with a calming décor. You’ll find a king-size bed plus a high floor and quiet room. There’s Wi-Fi access and tea or coffee-making facilities. And air-conditioning comes as standard. Just so you know, this room is non-smoking and available for guests over the age of 18.
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.
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The good, the bad, and yes...the UGLY!
I actually traveled to Aruba for our honeymoon in September of 2016, in which we stayed at the Renaissance Ocean Suites! The chain itself has a few cool features, such as the private island, that isn't as private as I thought it was an exclusive of the hotel guests, but I think that you can go over for a fee. But the boat ride over to the island is a nice touch and over at the other regular hotel across the street, you can actually catch the boat in the inside of the hotel! Yes, the boat has an open area of water that can come into the lobby like of the hotel, mind you the hotel is actually housed inside of a large building that has restaurants and a mall attached. As far as the Ocean suites, there was definitely the good, the bad, and yes the ugly! Check in was painless enough. We did state that it was our honeymoon and they wanted a certificate. Well I don't know how it works over there, but we got married on the Sunday before Labor day and left out for our honeymoon on Wednesday, so yea..there was no marriage certificate to provide, nor had my name been changed (well a year later, i still haven't changed my last name), but anyhow, I was able to show them a video from my phone and they provided up with a cute little wedding cake in our room. Now we stayed in the Ocean suites, yet the view of the ocean, was yea..not so great! The room had a bedroom when you first walk in, with a bathroom in the middle that has access from the main area and from the bedroom. There's a small kitchenette with stove top and such, which we of course didn't use as we had an all inclusive deal. Then in the very front is a small living room, which we didn't utilize much either other than for our luggage as the bed room is pretty cramped. So the good was by far the island, it was great and I loved loved feeding the flamingos! The bad would have to be the food and the bathroom set up....completely ridiculous!! Everyday the floor would be super wet from taking a shower, there was NO WAY AROUND IT, the way the bathroom set up is for the shower! My husband and I paid almost an extra 1k for the all-inclusive for four nights and the hotel across the street seemed to be the main buffet for lunch and dinner! I dined there for breakfast as well as dinner and I didn't particularly care for it either time! The food didn't ever seem fresh, always old, even the made to order dishes with the so-called fresh meats didn't seem quite right. I don't know if it was just Aruba in general, but I didn't care for any of the food and the breakfast buffet at the Ocean Suited nor at the Aquarius, nor the Steakhouse. The only food that I really enjoyed during my vacation was the hummus and ceviche on Ocean suites side and the pizza on the private island! I think I would've been much better off saving the $980 extra that we paid for all inclusive and dined at the local restaurants! The UGLY, I would say would be management, I didn't get his name, but he looked like the actor that plays in the scary movie, Candyman! Now this is where the UGLY part comes in. My husband and I were about to check out right around noon and I decided to go to the bar and order a sandwich for lunch to take with me, right before checkout. Well I'm sitting awaiting service and the Manager comes over to me and says that check out is at noon and the restaurant doesn't begin serving until noon and I must turn in my room key by noon to avoid being charged a fee! WHAT!? I FEEL THAT GOOD CUSTOMER SERVICE would've allowed for me to order my freaking sandwich and pick it up after I turned in my key, I mean we spent an extra thousand dollars for me to eat mushed beans, raw fish and pizza for 4 days and all I wanted was a freaking cold sandwich and that was a no go! Yea... to me that was management acting really UGLY!! He should've attempted to accommodate his guests better!More
Oceansuites and Marina
Stayed at the Rennaissance Marina in 2015. It has declined in the 2 years time. It definitely needs a makeover and the layout of the Oceansuites was terrible. We didn't do the all inclusive like I did 2 years ago thankfully. The food is barely edible and very expensive. We found great restaurants that were recommended , some pricey but worth every penny! Another thing, I highly recommend a rental car. After finding out it would cost $30 each way to go to the Flying Fishbone on the other end of the Island, we decided to rent a car on the 2nd day thru the hotel. It was worth every penny. You can come and go as you please. More
Great hotel with many advantages and a few drawbacks. Advantages: location close to airport; sitting on shopping mall; surrounded by restaurants; rooms and breakfast good price-quality; Nice lobby with open air pool; separate beach island with food and shop and free boat shuttle; local people very kind. Sometimes nice live music at pool lobby Disadvantages: Loud nonlive music which is often badly chosen. Started today already before 7am. Towels on island not very clean. All in all we like the hotel and will come back for other weekends to come.More
Love me some Renaissance (and some Blue Bar)!
Ahhhh, another special visit at the Renaissance! We know when we need a rest and relaxation kind of trip, this is our special place! Nelson Molina, Elizabeth and Jennifer made our stay amazing while hanging out at the pool and the bar. They saw to our every need...and always with a smile and great conversation. We feel like we are coming home when we come to the hotel. We love the music at Blue Bar and the pool, especially when DJ Rustica plays! We had a great meal at L.G. Smiths, and a wonderful visit. As usual, Ariana Gonzalez was in the background making sure that all is right in our vacation world! Love it here, and especially love the people...our friends!More
Dreadful stay!!! If a zero was available , I would pick.
The worse stay at the Renaissance ever. We have stayed 3 other times and never were treated so badly. It took us 3 hours to check in and almost lost our minds. Were told to bring up our own luggage and I use a cane. They have 3 elevators and 1 worked , never 3 ! Fire alarms went off 2 times and were told after 2 hours at 2:30 in the morning that it was a faulty panel. Airline staff would just cut in front of you at check in after waiting in line for hours. The staff was very rude as well. No info in rooms for any services either. We were offered 3 different rooms when we paid for an ocean front. One was an additional 50.00 per day!! For 2 weeks!!! Really??? We asked about cabana rental because no info anywhere about it. :last time here the pool was being re done. Well, new pool but was so dirty, skimmer didn't work, nobody could seem to get to to wrk. scum and chlorine was floating on top daily. No bubbles in the pool so you know it wasn't working properly. Pool area was dirty and untidy. chairs all over the place, unswept . It seems like they are very short handed. We were told new owners from Alabama , an Indian tribe. They were at the pool a few times and shocked that they weren't paying more attention to what was going on. We will be staying elsewhere when we return to Aruba. Have never been treated so rudely or disrespected like this. Hope for the best if you stay here...More
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