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 is getting a makeover for summer 2015, too.
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.
Double room with garden view sleeps up to three adults, with two double beds - can be sold as a single. This room comes with a TV, liquor dispenser and a French balcony. The image shows planned appearance.
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Me and my husband loved out honeymoon this is a great resort ! We have been to domican and Mexico and paid 1000 CAN each and for Aruba we paid 1750 each and it really is worth it, such a clean hotel and all the staff is so nice and friendly when you are at the pool bar there so friendly and make sure your happy the make you up whatever you want and they don't beg for tips either when you are laying in your chair by the poolside there's a server coming around every 30 mins asking your drink order and she doesn't require tips ! But you do tip if you want. The pools are great big in size and they have lots of tables and an infinity style pool so nice. It is more of an expensive resort so you don't see much kids which is nice. It is very very hot! But that's why people go om vacation right ? We loved the weather feels like 34 c but 44 without the wind so be Thankful for the wind and yes you can read in reviews it is windy it's a constant wind but I wouldn't say it's a bad thing. The hotel has 4 restaurants Italian my husband loved for the lamp chops and veal this was my least favorite but it was still good and we ate at the Japanese which was awesome sushi is so fresh great service at the a LA carte restaurants and we ate at the gourmet which was one of the best simosas and steak with quinoa it was yum and the steakhouse is so nice looking over the beach and great food. But really you only need 4 a la carte because every night the buffet had a different theme Caribbean night Italian night Mexican night so it's always different and for lunch there was great options too beef ribs and turkey beef wellington steak pork chops.
Also you have the steakhouse turns into a no reservation lunch bar it is smaller then the actual buffet but lots of seafood at this one and we loved all the seafood
The ocean water is so amazing and calm you can just float around in it all day the beaches are public and there is such a small crime rate in aruba everyone trusts everyone so you can walk down the beach wherever you want and walking uptown or downtown is safe too lots of nice cheaper handmade shops and then you get the real expensive jewelery shops as well
All in all we loved our trip and honeymoon we did a jeep day safari it was well worth the money they have a lot of excursions to choose from! My main regret is not asking for a better room for our honeymoon to make it as special as possible we had room 749 which is the older tower not everything is updated and it is a little smaller then the other towers. We saw a lot of people changing rooms but we said how often are we in the room so whatever but the other rooms all have full balconies and ares had a half balcony all rooms are pretty much ocean view unless you are on floor 1-4 probably then you are looking at the pool
Hope this review helps :) a lot of people bashed this hotel but we loved it!More
ashley m, kitchener
Great all rounder
Recent stay in building c, requested a room with a balcony & was on the ground floor overlooking the pool. Didn't have a view of the beach etc but I really liked the first floor, no queues for lifts, short walk to resturants, beach etc.
I've been to a few Riu's & I felt it was one of the better AI, food was excellent & didn't feel the need to use the a la carte resturants. An abundance of sea food. Great choice at all mealtimes. Generally all staff were most helpful.
Usual daytime entertainment, beach volleyball, water aerobics etc. night time entertainment very average, bit boring at times, not a patch on mexico entertainment. Although much less insects etc than mexico, great!
Very clean throughout the hotel. First time I didn't suffer with an iffy stomachð room service limited but included smoked salmon & cream cheese bagels, nachos, sandwiches, cakes, fruit.
As has been said before, rooms have spirit optics, iron, hairdryer, large flat screen TV.
Lobby bar served great frozen margaritas, fizzy wine lovely. Sports bar opened 24 hours & can get nachos, hotdogs, sandwiches, fruit.
Great location, can walk a few minutes & try local resturants & bars. Bungaloes at the end of the pier was fun, staff that sing are amazing.
Used a taxi for return journey to airport to get there early & avoid queues, got through quickly.
Was glad of the winds in view of the heat, very strong, pack high factor sun creamâï¸âï¸âï¸ Didn't think the beach in front of the hotel was the best, lots of bits shells.further along was much nicer. Free canoes, paddle boards, didn't use- was scared I'd end up on a different Island due to the windðð
Would definitely consider going backMore
I stayed here just after it reopened. About 2/3 of the Hotel was finished and fully operational. The rooms were great with a nice ocean view and view of the pool. The only issue I had were the ice machines were not installed and running on ours or the nearby floors. Food was excellent. I enjoyed the Japanese themed restaurant the best.More
Jboblick, Broadview Heights, Ohio
Fab Hotel . Location was great . Food & drinks were great . On the beach . Great service
Fab hotel everything about it was wonderful . Very clean & bright , food was the best I've ever had . Rooms were bright & spacious optics & free wifi in room. Pools were lush & directly on the beautiful white sand beach . Hotel was central & there were a few shops & bars around . Entertainment in the day was ok Chico being a laugh a min . Water ballon fights & games for all that wanted to join in , they made every effort to get you involved . Entertainment at night was a little boring . Needed to have more variety . The singers were good but the shows not as professional as some other Rius I've been too . Not complaining too much though because they were still entertaining . Maybe not for everyone . Would recommend this hotel . The appearance of all areas in the hotel were of a very high standard . Loved it . Don't think any one could be disappointed .More
Debbie J, Merthyr Tydfil County, United Kingdom
Amazing - Would go back
Stayed at the hotel in September, Hotel very nice, quick check-in, nice to have the staff meeting you at the door with a drink after a long flight, we had check-in within 5 minutes off getting into the hotel and then went straight to the room, rooms have plenty off space within them, rooms were cleaned on a daily basis and then a turn down service at night. Air condition in the rooms are really good as keeps the room cool, however I did find if you left your air con on too long then the floor would become slippy so turned it off when we were not in the room, We did have a problem with our room door not locking and we got moved the next day and the hotel staff at the reception were very helpful with us changing room. We had free wifi trough out the hotel and the pool area, once you go onto the beach you do lose the internet signal. Hotel facilities are really well laid out and plenty for everyone, never had a problem getting a sunbed at the pool or on the beach, pool bar service could have been a little better, sometimes bar staff are too busy to notice who come to the bar first then would serve others as they did not have the courtesy to say that you were there before them. food in the hotel was really nice, tried all the a la carte restaurants and we booked them in the morning for the same night. Pasha night club is in sister hotel and you can walk through to it via the tunnel or along the beach front, If you are thinking about going I would highly recommended as so close to the town that you can walk to it, also the local people are so nice, place very safeMore