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Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Oranjestad
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Paradise, Canada
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“Fabalous People”
Reviewed April 7, 2014

Just back from a week at the Renaissance Marina Hotel. This was our first trip to Aruba. The hotel is great especially for adults. Check in was quick. We stayed All Inclusive and glad we did. They give you an check everytime you order a drink or order food. You can run a tabl. Glad we chose this route, I added up all the checks when we got home and for a week of eating and drinking and I might add not too much to drink because we both came down with head colds (probably picked up on the flight down) the cost for the two of us was $1850.00 total. All inclusive is the way to go. The Room was a decent size looked like it had been renovated it was all modern decor. The bed was really comfortable although we didn't sleep well. The linens are really nice too. We had to let our shower run about 10 minutes before it got hot. There are no doors on the shower and water goes every where. Not sure what this is all about.

The Food: Really good food nothing to complain about here. If you like seafood the Aquarius is the place to eat. The water is excellent we have never tasted better water and it's so safe to drink better than bottled water. Always double check your check because somethings they added things to it that you didn't have. Always corrected it out. We didn't enjoy our meal at The LG Steakhouse kinda thought it was over rated. We only ate there once. They have two menus one for All Inclusive and another for paying guests we found out later.

Staff: The staff are super friendly they are like family especially the people at the Blue Bar and expecially Elizabeth. Staff were not as friendly on the island as at the hotel.

Location: We found the location excellent you were in walking distance to all the shopping and restaurants and the shuttle boat that took you to the private island was perfect. The island was nice and quiet even on the family side. Not many kids there must be the time of the year. We enjoyed that the cruise ships were so close you could watch them leave almost every day. Lots of people around when the ships were in. The iguana's are hugh on the island and they have some there that area teal color. They are everywhere there.

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We rented a taxi driver for $45 an hour to take us around the island. We were gone just over two hours and we could see and do things on our time as opposed to sitting on a bus for five hours and doing things that you didn't like.

Room Tip: We had a city view on the 5th floor. The A/C was loud but there was no noise from the halls. Very...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed April 6, 2014

We recently stayed at the Renaissance Marina Hotel. The hotel is close to many shops and restaurants. The rooms are clean and a decent size. The safe in our room was very high. I'm 5'8" and couldn't see into it. I had to reach overhead to put anything in it. The best part of staying there was the private island. A boat comes inside the hotel and takes you to the island. It takes only about 10 minutes to get to the private beach. You can go right to the adults only side or go left to the family beach where they give out the towels for the lounge chairs as well as a small restaurant.
Almost all of the front desk staff was very helpful and checking in was a breeze. However, a few times we were ignored while they all spoke to one person they knew and another time the woman refused to look up. It was kind of awkward. No "I'll be with you in a moment" or any acknowledgment that we were standing right in front of her. Btw, she was one of the ladies I mention in the group talking. But overall, everyone including the guys that drove the boats and all the staff on the island were very friendly and professional. Aruba is beautiful.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Dexter, Missouri
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Reviewed April 6, 2014

My wife and I just returned from a week at this hotel. We were a little hesitant about booking at this hotel , since it is not your typical Carribean resort , but we don't regret one thing about our visit!!! This was our first visit to Aruba and we had a great time and it all started at the Renaissance Marina! This hotel sits at the edge of town overlooking the marina with easy access to a little bit of everything. If you like to shop your just a short walk away to everything from high end shopping to the island souvenirs . If you like to relax at the pool they have a couple choices, the small but very nice infinity pool at the marina or the free formed pool at the ocean suites, both have great wait service!!! But the best part of this resort is the private island, it is outstanding!!!!!! They have a boat shuttle service the comes right up in the lobby at the marina hotel and in less than ten minutes your at PARADISE !!!!! With two beaches, one for families and one for adults only, it has it all. The public beaches in Aruba are nice, but they are very crowded, but the Renaissance Island is the perfect place for quiet day at the beach!!
Now, as for the hotel itself , the rooms are small but plenty big enough for two people. Our room was on the 6th floor with a city view . Recently remodeled, very bright and fresh and clean, with a very comfortable bed. The food at the restaurants was excellent, especially the breakfast Buffett, the lunches on the island, and the dinners at L.G. Smiths steakhouse.
Good food, good friendly service, clean comfortable room, shopping if your into that, and of course paradise on Renaissance island, what else could you ask for ?

Room Tip: Higher floors are quiter with a bit larger French balcony
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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ArubaHospitality, Director of Operations at Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino, responded to this review, April 9, 2014
Dear Dave - Glad that you enjoyed your recent vacation at Renaissance Aruba; its location, amenities, services offered & the recently renovated Marina Hotel rooms were all to your liking.

Hope to welcome you back at our Resort sometime soon!
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Reviewed April 6, 2014

After missing our normal timeframe for our Aruba get-a-way trip last year, we had to escape back to Aruba and the Renaissance to cure our withdrawals for being away so long!! No where that we travel do we feel as comfortable as we do there- the staff remembered our faces and names and we felt right at home immediately. The rooms and the lobby bar were renovated since last trip and all was looking very new and fresh. Their eye for detail to ensure the guests enjoy their 5-Star stay is truly amazing. We highly recommend this property and location to get a relaxing vacation and superior service. Introduce yourselves to Javier, Prim and rest of the staff and you’ll be family before you know it!!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

3rd stay at the Marina Hotel. Loved the remodel. The showers DO get water everywhere! Even with extra towels nearby. Would be nice if you could open the door to the breeze and be able to close the blinds.

'Misplaced' my iPod. Either left behind at the island and someone picked it up or it disappeared from our room. Calls to lost and found as well as a visit to the island staff turned up nothing. Hesitant to accuse the staff, however my headphones were connected to the iPod and I think it would have been very difficult to fall out of my bag.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

Another great vacation in Aruba, this was our 9th year visiting. Sometimes we come twice a year, we always stay at the Renaissance Marina Hotel, we like the Marina because it is adult only. The staff are all amazing! Check in is always a breeze for us, We do go to the private island a few times just to put our toes in the sand, the restaurant on the island is very good. We usually stay at the pool simply because my husband is doing some work and needs the wifi. The staff at the pool and bar are awesome! Sujeiry is the best, I can't say enough good things about the whole pool/bar staff. The food at the bar is very good and the steak house L J Smith was delicious, the room updates are very modern. People have complained about the shower getting water every where, that wasn't an issue for us, we put the floor towel down and your good to go.
We always stay at this hotel because of the friendliness of the staff and the location. We walk to everything. We stayed from feb 10-20 just missing the Carnival, :( My husband and I love this hotel and will be back soon.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Oceanside, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed April 1, 2014

while the hotel is in town.. it is close to many restaurants and shops.
the other hotels too far away , if you want beach walk across the street to the ocean suites and take a 5 minute boat ride to the private beach ..
my only complaint is the private beach should have a medical staff with equipment on site.. my husband go t sick and we had to wait for the boat ride back to have someone check him out. thank g-d it was only heat but if it was something serious that would have been bad to wait.
the staff is usually very accommodating but they do things on their own time ... slow ... so be prepared!

Room Tip: island rooms which should have a nicer view of ocean do not and are not worth the extra money - ju...
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Property: Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino
Address: L G Smith Boulevard 82 | Aruba, Oranjestad, Aruba
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Location: Caribbean > Aruba > Oranjestad
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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#1 Top resorts Hotel in Oranjestad
#1 Family Hotel in Oranjestad
#1 Spa Hotel in Oranjestad
#1 Romantic Hotel in Oranjestad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino 4*
Number of rooms: 558
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At the newly renovated Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino, we Live Life to Discover. Here in the heart of Oranjestad, you will find yourself in the middle of the excitement, and our entire staff is ready to inspire you. You don't have to go far to experience the real Caribbean, it's right outside your door. Our luxury hotel in Aruba offers a perfect location steps from Oranjestad's vibrant modern downtown boutiques, giving you endless opportunities to indulge your inner shopaholic. Get the thrill of a hand of poker in one of our two casinos, enjoy one of our RLifeLIVE events and revel in the Aruban culture in a way you can only experience from the heart of the city. The resort offers two distinct experiences, the hip and lively adult-exclusive Renaissance Marina Hotel and the Renaissance Ocean Suites, a sophisticated one-bedroom suite accommodation. Both provide exclusive access to a special discovery, Renaissance Island, with Aruba's only private beaches and a truly tropical experience. ... more   less 
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