Hotel Riu Palace Aruba  

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.

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  • 3Buildings
  • 450Rooms
  • 3Lifts
  • Floors: 8 or 10


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Food & Drink

Dining options Breakfast Lunch Evening meal Drinks Snacks
All Inclusive

Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Selected local-brand alcohol, soft drinks, tea and coffee. Minibar and regularly restocked liquor dispenser.  Snacks at set times.

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2 outdoor pools

Sunbeds and towels are provided.

Steakhouse restaurant

There are two sittings at this à la carte restaurant - reserve a table at the customer service desk. Just to let you know men are requested to wear long trousers and shirts for dinner.

Japanese restaurant

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.

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junior suite with limited sea view and balcony or terrace

These classic-style junior suites come with a balcony or a terrace that offers partial views of the ocean. They have a US queen-size bed, with an extra bed. Plus, you'll also find free Wi-Fi, and air-conditioning included.

suite with limited sea view and balcony or terrace

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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Great holiday

Have stayed in better Rui hotels, even though this has recently been refurbished. We had a junior suite with sea view which was lovely. Food great, pool area and beach lovely. Most of staff are lovely, a few spoil it for the rest. Night time entertainment shows are so good, very talented people. Entertainment could go on a little longer and play more chart type music to encourage people to dance, mostly salsa. Not a lot to see or do in Aruba, especially if you don't like water activities. Trips to see the island are expensive as are the bars and restaurants in the town. Very safe place to walk about, day or night.We did have an amazing holiday. We never go back to the same place twice. While we were there we heard that 7 safes were broken into, overridden and cash stolen!! Thankfully we were lucky, I had actually left the safe open one day and when we returned from the pool, message on top of safe, telling me the safe had been secured and needed to ring reception, nothing was missing. Aruba is a place to go and relax, eat great food and try some drinks you have not tried before.More

mariewarren64, 186340

Awesome Vacation

Wow. A beautiful resort. Friendly and accommodating staff. Rooms are spacious and newly renovated. Food is fabulous and available 24 hours a day. Pool and beach with plenty of water sports for a price.More

Diane C,

5 star excellence

Just back from our honeymoon in Riu Palace. It was fantastic. Food was the best I ever had. Such a selection and variety. At breakfast buffet there was every breakfast option imaginable omelettes any way you like them, egg stations, Belgian waffles, pancakes, dozens of cereals, breads, juices of every kind, smoothies, even green juices. the pool bar was amazing, myself any my husband found several cocktails we adored. Entertainment was fantastic. Even your mini-bar was all inclusive and room service was all inclusive and 24 hours also. Steak house restaurant was amazing. Would def recommend this hotelMore

Annier872013, 186605

Would never leave

We absolutely loved visiting Aruba and we're happy with our hotel accommodations. Overall Riu is a mid level hotel, standard accommodations, however the food and beverage is always above average. The choices are plentiful and you have many cooking stations to have prepared what you want. Hotel is spacious, good location and nice pool. More

Wendys_Travel_Tips, 187275

Just back from RIU Palace Aruba

We last visited this hotel in Feb. 2014. While the food is still delicious and varied the service and friendliness has declined in my opinion. While the hotel advertises turn down service we only received it once even though we were out of our room. Three days after being out from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.our room was not cleaned. We had a problem with our air conditioner thermostat sticking and it took three phone calls and two trips to the front desk to get it repaired. Speaking of the front desk they were not very friendly or helpful. When asked a question about what the entertainment was that night they said they didn't know and made no attempt to find out. My adult children were staying on the Antillas side and when I asked them to call over there and see if my daughter had checked it yet their response was " You need to walk over and check." No attempt to help me. Not good customer service when you are paying a very high price to stay there. The pool is open until 7:00 , however the towel hut closes at 6:00. The hours should be the same. We were down at the beach two days and came to return our towels at 5:50 and they were already closed before the stated time. The entertainment staff is friendly but speak limited English and do the same few activities each day. Many employees did not smile or say hello. My adult children were staying on the Antillas side and there was a noticeable difference in service and friendliness . Every employee I encountered on the adult side were smiling and very glad to assist in any way. The attitude was much more positive on the Antillas side. In conclusion I would stay at the RIU again but on the Antillas side and not the Palace.More


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