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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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    4 of 5 stars
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Dixon, IL
2 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2007

We stayed at the Riu Palace from Oct. 4th to Oct. 9th. Our first time in Aruba, we came for our nephew's wedding which took place at the Tierra Del Sol. Our hotel was absolutely breathtaking. Our nephew was staying at the Raddisson next door, and other family members were staying at the Westin on the other side of us.... More 

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Greenville, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2007

We just got back from Aruba on Tuesday night (Oct. 9) & everything was fantastic! We stayed at the Riu Palace Resort on Palm Beach, which we were really excited about since it opened in July. As soon as the bus pulled up to drop us off, we were in awe of the place. We both thought it was the... More 

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Toronto
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2007

Hotel was beautiful, room was big spacious and comfortable, didn't care for the bedding though. grounds still need some work, good luck finding a cabana on the beach, literally impossible until about 4pm or unless you get up before 7am, by 8am they are all gone. Service at the restaurants wasn't very good. We went to the a-la-carte restaurant one... More 

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Windsor
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2007

My family and I stayed at the Riu Palace in Aruba from Sept 30/07 til Oct 7/07. I would like to first state that I enjoyed my vacation, the weather was great, food was great and room was good too. Carlos from the pool bar rocks!! He remembered what you liked to drink and what the kids liked to drink... More 

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Massachusetts
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2007

So, even though our travel agent told them we were coming on our honeymoon and when we checked in we reiterated it to the desk, they gave us a pretty crappy room. The view was of the hotel next door, which we weren’t too upset about, but the other hotel’s dumpsters and loading dock were on the same side as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2007

The hotel and staff are extremely nice. The grounds are still work in progress but will be lush within a year. I have visited many different islands and Aruba by far is the best. The local people are extremely accommodating and the Rui does whatever they can to make your stay pleasant. There isn't much entertainment on site but it's... More 

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billerica
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2007

9/29/07-10/06/07 My husband and I just returned from a week in Aruba at the Riu Palace, and loved it. This was our first time in Aruba and we had read reviews that said good and not so good things, but decided to stay at the Riu and not look for things to complain about. The hotel is absolutely beautiful as... More 

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baltimore md
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2007

Over all was very nice-- the building was great the pool was unbelievable. the staff was very nice. the breakfast buffett was very good, the lunch buffett was very hit or miss depending on the day, mostly miss. non of the dinner restaurants had any back ground music, so i felt like i was eating in a cafeteria. milino italian... More 

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New York
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2007

I'll keep this short. Just returned from a one week stay at the Riu. It was fabulous. The rooms were beautiful. The food was delicious, buffet, restauraunts, all were great. Krystals is excellent, the Japanese was excellent, Italian was good and the steakhouse was fine. We had a problem with our room the first day because we wanted to be... More 

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Monmouth Beach, New Jersey
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2007

This hotel has only been opened for two months and the staff is not ready for guests! The rooms in the new building are beautiful, but in the time share building they have moldy carpeting. Bar service was great with premium drinks (they make real mojitos by the pool), but good service ended there. The front desk people are not... More 

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