Returned to Aruba after 10 yrs with high expectations of the Hyatt after much research on here. Hotel was in a great location, grounds lovely, room disappointing. Paid over $900 nt(watch out for big taxes) for a room that could have been a basic airport hotel room. And that was on the concierge floor. Changed room due to noise. "French" balcony aka no balcony was disappointing as you couldn't get out and look at the beautiful beach or ocean, or sit on your balcony for sunset. Bkfst, snacks and appetizers on the concierge level was a great feature and Karen was very helpful with anything we needed. Also Arianne at the concierge desk in the main lobby was wonderful and helpful. Restaurants average...palms just so-so(hair in the sour cream and waitress shrugged it off), and the mexican not great, and didn't try the french but plenty of restaurants across the street and nearby that I will certainly suggest...worst part about the Hyatt is the issue of beach palapas/umbrellas. If you want shade on the beach you have to line up at 630am(still dark!) usually with 25-30 people to obtain one. They have an area of the beach where you can rent them daily for about $35 but told us that there were none avail during our 10 day stay and some of those are booked 6months to a year out!! Really, a beach umbrella?? You would think staying on the concierge floor for $900 nt might at least warrant an umbrella. Beach is lovely but was very busy and Piet's Pier for sunset drinks is great.
We rented a jeep for the week...only used it 3 days and that is all you need. Went into town, good high end shopping and main boulevard under construction they say for the next 18months, but will be lovely when it's finished. Two cruise ships in every day so can be busy. Visited the natural bridge(worth the drive) and the natural pool (crazy off road and a long way) the lighthouse and a small church that was beautiful.
Great restaurants were Papiamento (international) Papillon (french) Casa Tua (best pizza) Texas de Brazil(Brazilian). Indian restaurants were disappointing for these curry lovers. See individual reviews for each.
Overall, we would go back to Aruba, maybe at a less busy time of year and possibly try the bucuti beach hotel (which we visited...on eagle beach and much quieter) or maybe the new Ritz that is being built or maybe even the Hyatt when they are having a $200/nt sale!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience an oasis of gracious elegance and warm hospitality. This jewel among beachfront hotels in Aruba offers a welcoming combination of superb amenities, ideal location and outstanding service. Discover countless ways to spend your days at our luxurious Aruba hotel and spa. Play tennis, relax on the white-sand beach, race down the waterslide, or pamper yourself at Stillwater Spa. Savor delicious cuisine from around the world. Take a chance in the casino. Whether you are looking for a fun-filled family vacation, a romantic getaway or a memorable business gathering, this year-round Palm Beach Aruba hotel destination is sure to delight. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hyatt Regency Aruba Hotel Palm/Eagle Beach
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- Hyatt Palm/Eagle Beach
- Palm/Eagle Beach Hyatt
- Aruba Hyatt
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