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.
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Based On 6015 reviews
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- Floors: 8 or 10
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Food & Drink
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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
The pools here take centre stage. The main one features a swim-up bar, in-water loungers and is just steps from the beach.
Just to let you know, men are requested to wear long trousers and shirts at this à la carte restaurant.
The Sayuri à la carte restaurant offers a variety of Japanese delicacies. Gentlemen please note long trousers are required to dine here.
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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 sea views. 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 offer partial sea views. You'll also find free Wi-Fi and air-conditioning included.
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Holiday with friends
An excellent hotel with a fantastic pool area. The rooms were comfortable and clean, with a well stocked minibar and optics with spirits as well. The food at the buffet restaurants was of a good quality and varied from day to day, as well as some standard food each day. We also tried all of the themed restaurants and thoroughly enjoyed each of them. A special mention to some of the bar staff who ensured that we remained "hydrated and sedated" - Hernan, Stephania, Jack and Celymar all made sure we always had a drink on our hands. Overall a fantastic hotel with super friendly staff. I will definitely be back!More
Holiday of a lifetime
I went with my family six years ago. I stayed in a twin room with my niece. We had a view of the pool and the beach which was beautiful. We only had a tiny balcony but it was enough. Inside the room, we had two double beds, a dining table and chairs, walk in wardrobe, large bathroom and washing area, plenty of storage space, complimentary fridge and optics with a safe. Immaculately clean and very friendly domestic staff. The hotel itself was amazing .... has to be seen to be believed. Being British, we got to the restaurant only once for it opening because all the staff line the entrance and applaud you in, we found that strange and uncomfortable but the food is incredibly varied and superb and the themed restaurants are fantastic. Well worth being up and in the foyer at 9am to book a table. The hotel is separated from the beach by a single footpath. It is a 15 minute walk from a very modern and upmarket shopping centre and a short taxi/bus ride from the capital.More
Elaine S, 227059
Just returned from what I can only describe has the best holiday we've ever had. Been to most of the Caribbean but this is far the best! Couldn't fault anything about the hotel, room, food, beach, pool and staff all amazing especially the staff so friendly and always willing to help! If I wanted to gripe about anything it would be the cost of water sports on the beach and far to many of them! But still would love to go back hopefully for 3 weeks next time and a bigger bank balance :)More
We had a wonderful stay at the Riu Palace of Aruba. The service was excellent. Everything was very neat and clean. The food and drinks were plentiful and good. The pool and beaches were beautiful. The entertainment was ok.More
Donna R, 34360
Great two week stay
Arrived at hotel 3 buses. Tables set for checking in and was in my room in about ten minutes and within another ten minutes my cases arrived. Tenth floor junior suite what a size and was spotless. On checking fridge found it was defrosting but would not start back up. Told reception and within minutes the matter was resolved. Could not ask for better service. Room and hotel was spotless, grounds were kept tidy. Dinning was good from main restaurant to the small specialty restaurants. If your thinking of going and have read some of the reviews on trip advisor me personally could not find fault ,staff were helpful and friendly. The winner for me was the beach and the colour of the ocean outstanding.More
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