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Hotel Riu Palace Aruba

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J.E. Irausquin Boulevard 79, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba (Formerly Aruba Grand Beach Resort)
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Toronto
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2008

Aruba as everyone has told me is a great place to visit with family, friends and loved ones. One of the most beautiful places I have ever visited would be Aruba. The new hotel the Riu is one that is beatiful on the outside. Its appearance is one that will put you in awe and make anyone feel VIP or... More 

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ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2008

It was great vacation. But if you going there are wach for wind. And it raind 2 times when we were there.

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ontario
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2008

Just returned from the most fabulous week at the Riu Palace in Aruba last night. I don't understand what all the complaining is about. The people couldn't be more helpfull or accomadating, they bend over backwards for you. We had 3 rooms beautifull i might add. in building A fifth floor center 510. 511. and 512. Couldn't ask for a... More 

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Clifton
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2008

This was mine and my husband's first time in Aruba and must say that the Riu was better then I expected. The people were all so nice. We felt like we were royalty. I raved so much about the Riu that we cannot wait to go back again. Would recommend this hotel to everyone who wants to feel special. Our... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2008

My husband I traveled to the Riu Palace Aruba for 7 days in September 2007 with a large group of about 200 people. The hotel had only been open for about 6 weeks since it’s renovations and we were pleasantly surprised at the quality of service. We are frequent travelers, staying exclusively at 5 star resorts, so we have come... More 

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new york city, new york
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2008

Before booking our stay at the Riu Palace, my girlfriend and I read the reviews. Although the reviews were not favorable – the hotel had a five star rating. We figured that the people who gave the unfavorable rating must have been there when the hotel first opened and the staff didn’t have their act together. Trust me when I... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2008

I travelled to RIU Aruba for a pseudo family vacation. Three brothers and significant others. All ages between 30-36. We chose Aruba as a new destination as we usually go to Mexico - Cozumel and Riviera Maya areas. We've enjoyed the all inclusive aspect more for convenience and the ability to eat and drink whenever you feel like it. We've... More 

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Ninety Six, SC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2008

Stayed at the Riu from 2/5 thru 2/11. We really enjoyed the Riu. Had an ocean front Jr. suite which was quite large and very clean. Housekeeping service was excellent. Most days they came in twice a day and removed used towels, etc. We did not have any problem getting reservations for the gourment restuarants and enjoyed most of the... More 

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NYC
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2008

I had a really relaxing time at the Riu. The hotel is elegant and clean. The service was great, very friendly staff. Food wasn't terrific, but fresh juices and fruits everyday which I loved. Lots of food and choices at the buffet during breakfast, lunch and dinner. Room was very clean. Overall, a very nice place to stay in Aruba.

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Toronto
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2008

A goup of 12 of us visited the Riu Palace Aruba the week of January 11 to 18. I stayed in the older building in a room overlooking the pool. The room was certainly fine. Unfortunately, you cannot sit out on the balcony - it is too small. It is a shame because this building faces west and you do... More 

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