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Hi everyone. husband and i are staying in Aruba at the Radisson for 8 days next week. could some one tell me if we could use pools/facilities/bars etc at all the hotels along palm beach stay.. Also has anyone stayed at the Radisson. We have been married for 29 yrs and only now have we been able to get away with out the kids. We have never had a honeymoon so we are using this opertunity to finaly have one. So could any informative people tell me what are the best rooms to stay in. We have booked a partial ocean view room but don't no wether to upgrade and if it will be worth it

thanks a lot

luby

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1. Re: hotel info

You can certainly spend your money at any of the bars, restaurants, shops, casinos, etc. at the hotels along Palm Beach.

You can use any of the beaches since all beaches in Aruba are public.

Only thing you can't use are the other hotels' lounge chairs, palapas, pools, etc. because those are for their own guests use only.

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We have stayed at the Radisson three times and love it. After you see the pools, grounds, and beach there, you may not want to use the facilities at other hotels. They have two zero entry, free form pools winding through the palm trees. One for activities, one for relaxation. The restaurants are good, including the beach grill/bar/snack bar called Gilligan's. We stayed in partial ocean view rooms twice and the last time decided to upgrade, and I think it was worth it, so since it's your honeymoon, go for it.

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P.S. Specify the Curacao building as opposed to the Bonaire. It just seems as if it were more recently remodeled.

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Luby,

Please write a trip report after you return. We are staying at the Rad the first week of July.

There are alot of reports on here and also the aruba tourism homepage about the Radisson. If you have alot of ink, you can literally print out hundreds of pages of reviews of the rad over the last few years. I did this! Ok, so maybe I'm a LITTLE obsessive... However, I have gotten alot of tips out of those reviews about restaurants, and also lots about the rooms,

Just remember to take everything with a grain of salt!

Have a great time!

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Just returned from a "Mother's Day" weekend trip at the Radisson. Will write a review later today. But for now - The Radisson is by far the best resort- at least in the hi-rise area of Aruba. Haven't stayed in the lo-rise yet. We did book a deluxe ocean view room because the view did matter to me and wanted a nice view for mom. Too many mixed reviews about partial OV not having any ocean view unless they hung out the balcony. We were in room 1718. 7th floor Aruba Tower, 2 double beds. The view was AMAZING!!! Also rooms in Aruba tower are larger. So- I definitely would recommend the upgrade to a deluxe ocean view room.

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Thanks everyone, you were a great help. Nottnott I will write in a travel report on my return just for you and werlivengood i can't wait to read yours so get typing. I think I will upgrade to the better room but was the cost that much more expensive? Could you please advise me on this. I will certanly check out past write ups on the Radisson. Thanks again for your help

luby.

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We booked thru Radisson website. Partial OV was $249/nite and deluxe OV was $299/nite. Definitely worth extra $$$. Then I emailed hotel direct (attention:Pedro) to request room in Aruba Tower.

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Hi Werlivingood.

Thanks for that info. I am going to try and now change our booking but please could you advise on a couple of more issues if you don't mind and have the time too. Firstly, could you let me have the email address for contacting the hotel directly for this request. Also I noticed on their web site that they have balcony rooms and patio rooms , which of these did you prefer. I have also read on this site that people have to be up at 6am to get a umbarella on the beach, is this really so and finally do the Radisson provide a shuttle bus to and fro the airport or did you make your own way there. I hope you read this and can reply but if not maybe some other knowledgeable person could provide these anwsers. I am so looking forward to this our first trip you cannot believe how excited we both are. 8 day's to go.! Thanks once again for the help everyone.

Luby

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We went to the Radisson for a week last year (our 15th anniversary).

We LOVED the Radisson. The best hotel in Aruba (Hyatt is a close 2nd). Try to get a room in the main tower. There are 2 other smaller buildings. The main tower has the best view. We booked a deluxe room. The view is incredible. Make sure you eat dinner at Laguna Fish Market. The breakfast is there too. At night, go to the Mira Solo bar (by the pool) and order one of their martinis. The casino is not so great, but there are others by the low rise hotels that you can take a cab to. I highly recommend you take the Jolly Pirate’s snorkeling cruise. It’s a half a day. We had a great Time.

Take a walk to the Marriott and eat on the beach at Simply Fish, best lobster I ever had.

You're going to love the Radisson and Aruba.

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Luby - just got back from Aruba on Sunday. We stayed at the Manchebo and I noticed a bunch of non-guests using the hotel facilities. It didn't prevent me from getting a Palapa but I did tell the front desk they should do a better job of making sure their paying customers get first pick. That being said...the Manchebo seems to not police their beach and pool that well. It's not as luxurious as anywhere else but the peace and quiet there can't be beat. Have fun!

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