The luxury Riu Palace Aruba is as swish as they come, with five restaurants, a smart pool scene and a miles-long sandy beach on the doorstep.
A white-sand beach unravels beside the Riu Palace Aruba – the boardwalk is just steps away from the hotel’s huge pool.
Little luxuries pop up all over this beachside hotel. Breakfasts are washed down with Cava and the room menu features pads with a Jacuzzi® on the balcony. The whole resort had a makeover for summer 2015.
The Sayuri à la carte restaurant offers a variety of Japanese delicacies. Gentlemen please note long trousers are required to dine here. Two sittings are available - please reserve at the customer service desk.
These classic-style suites come with a balcony or terrace that offers partial views of the ocean. They have a king-size bed with an extra bed, and a lounge area. Plus, you'll also find free Wi-Fi, and air-conditioning included.
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We have been to Aruba before but this was our first time at the Riu. The hotel is very nice and our room was clean and in decent shape. We were in the main building on the 6th floor right above the outdoor bar and entertainment area. If you don't like loud music and crowds cheering and making noise, make sure you ask for a room away from that area. We had to ask maintenance to come and check our air conditioning because the room was warm with the air all the way up. They said nothing was wrong but I think they scrimped on the air conditioning. The food in all of the restaurants was very very good, But the alcohol was extremely watered down. If you want to get a decent drink, you have to tip the bartenders. The situation with the beach chairs and umbrellas in the morning is insane. We got up at 5 am to go down to the beach to "get a spot" and by then half the spots were already taken. People pay the attendants to hold spots for them and they tie towels to the umbrellas to show they're taken. Because we are early risers, it wasn't an issue. We would get our spot and then walk down the beach to the Dunkin Donuts and come back with coffee. If you try to get a spot under an umbrella after 7:00 a.m. you're going to be out of luck. They need a better system with that. Overall, it was a nice vacation but I wouldn't stay there again. There were too many little things that all added up and it was very expensive not to be completely happy. It was a nice vacation but for the money we paid, for the all inclusive, I don't think it was worth it.More
Arrived at hotel to a glass of champagne very fast and efficient booking into room this hotel is absolutely fabulous and very professional rooms cleaned daily all food in restaurants to a very high standard!!! If you cannot find anything to eat you must be extremely picky as it has an amazing verity of dishes!!, my best holiday ever as all staff where 100% committed to your requirements and nothing was to much trouble for them all in all 100!% on everything
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Hotel very clean but not very luxurious feeling. Not much carpeting. I'm sure it makes cleaning the sand out easier. Staff very friendly. 4 restaurants and a buffet. Krystal's restaurant was wonderful. Not crowded in beach. Bartenders were good. More
Beautiful hotel with very nice employees. The food was delicious and a lot to choose from.
The downside of this hotel were the rooms. They were damp and moist. The matras felt wet. We got another room but the problem stayed the same. Only a little less wet. But the sofa was moulded and my shoes as well after a few days. But then we kept the windows closed and the door as well, the air became better.
The rooms were big and nicely furnitured. Room service was quick.
Overall a very beautiful resort with a also lot to do outside the hotel.More