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“Riu Palace Aruba”

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Hotel Riu Palace Aruba
Ranked #18 of 24 Hotels in Palm - Eagle Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Ontario
2 reviews
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“Riu Palace Aruba”
Reviewed November 23, 2013

My family and I got back from Aruba a few days ago. I was a little worried because I read a lot of bad reviews before we left. This hotel is beautiful and kept very clean. We were in Building A Junior Suite with full ocean view. We never had a problem with the staff, all of them were very nice and helpful if you needed anything. I loved sitting on the balcony when we got home and enjoying the view.

The resort is beautiful and the beach is gorgeous. The ocean is so clear and feels like a hot bath, I'm missing it already.

The Buffet was amazing, the food was so fresh and had something for everyone to enjoy. We tried the other restaurants in the Hotel and the were alright.

We went to Gianni's Italian Restaurant a couple of times. Its just down the road from the Riu and it was excellent. The resort is safe and we would enjoy going out for a walk after dinner. We never had watered down drinks when we were there. They put plenty of alcohol in them and they were very good.

The huts on the beach go quickly so you have to get early if you want one. The sun gets pretty hot and its nice to have a little shade, our grandchild is 3 so she enjoyed having a nap under the hut.

The weather was perfect, it rained a couple of days for a few minutes and then it cleared up. All of us really enjoyed our trip and had no complaints with this Hotel, we want to go back next year.

Mary

Room Tip: We loved Building A Junior Suite full ocean view.
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Reviewed November 23, 2013 via mobile

Riu is the best!!! Had a great time! Enjoyed every minute of my trip from the time we landed...everyone was friendly and helpful. Beautiful view from our room, great drinks, and good food. The pool bartenders were awesome! Very friendly and funny. Overall my trip was great! Definitely will stay here again!!!

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 23, 2013

Great holiday. It's what paradise is all about.
Food is great, good selection even for the fussy eater.
Staff are so helpful and will get you anything they can. Would recommend to anyone!!!!
There's great entertainment both day and night. The location is great and the beach is everything you can imagine white beach and clear waters.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 23, 2013 via mobile

I'm not sure what people find in this place, but it's not good at all. Upon arriving we had to wait 3 hours for our room mind you we arrived at the hotel close to check in time. Finally after begging for 3 hours they finally gave us our room. Get up to our room hot as hell, called front desk they said someone will come up, my husband and I waited and waited... Finally some maintenance guy came played with it said it should work. After an hour same problem occurred called front desk said someone would be up NOBODY!!!! The staff is not friendly at all it's like pulling teeth to get a smile out of them. No entertainment at all 11 pm everything is dark. Needless to say it was quit an experience my husband and I will never ever return to Aruba.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Terrell, Texas
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Reviewed November 22, 2013

When we arrived at the Riu Aruba (five couples), we asked the front desk for rooms in close proximity on a higher floor. They were most accommodating and put us on the 8th floor. I was somewhat apprehensive since this location and hotel were my idea. When my wife and I entered
our room, the floor was very wet and slippery and the bed hard as a rock. I thought "uh oh", the negative reviews that I read must be correct. Within just a few minutes of calling the front desk, a maid showed up and mopped the floors, and a maintenance man arrived and changed the a/c filter and adjusted the thermostat. He instructed us to close the patio door after exiting and entering. Another maid also showed up with a mattress cover. Problem solved! They also checked with the others in our party to correct any problems that they possibly were encountering. The mattress cover enabled us to enjoy six nights of very comfortable sleep.
We were in Building A facing the pool and the ocean. Our balcony's were larger than the other two buildings. Two other couples arrived later that evening and were in Building B and liked theirs accommodations.
The views from our rooms were magnificent, the grounds and pool were impeccably kept, the beaches were clean, the water beautiful. But most of all, the staff was friendly and incredibly efficient. On the second day I spotted the manager to compliment his staff for correcting the problems that we experienced upon arrival. He was so concerned that we had the problem in the first place that he instructed the maintenance supervisor check our thermostat to assure that it was properly set at the correct temperature.
In conclusion, the service was great, the rooms were great, the food was great, and the whole experience was fantastic! Everyone in our group of fourteen people had a wonderful time. THANK YOU RIU ARUBA!

Room Tip: The jr. suites on the upper floors have excellent views in Building A. It's very quiet, and mos...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Chatham, Canada
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Reviewed November 20, 2013

First time vacationing in Aruba, fantastic. My wife decided we needed a get away, so as a good husband I said tell me when.The RIU was Excellent, We had a junior suite in building "B" which was first rate. This allowed us to sit on the balcony to oversee the ocean and the pool in the afternoonwithout being in the direct sun.The beach was excellent ,the pooland swim up bar,the food ,all made for an outstanding holiday. I know people complain about dampness biut we found as long as the air was on low, the room was perfect. I highly recommend this one,but use lots of sunscreen in Aruba. Did catamarand tour,this was a sunset cruise -very nice.Toured Oranjestad ,nothing special unless you want unlimited jewellery shops. Enjoy

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Whitby, Canada
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Reviewed November 19, 2013

We just returned from our vacation in Aruba, we stayed at the Riu Palace it was fantastic, the property is magnificent. The food is marvellous from the buffet to the restaurants. The staff are wonderful, very helpful, in particular Dorshon in the dining room, he always had a smile for everyone. The rooms are gorgeous so is the view, we were in room 810 right in the middle of building A the view was incredible.

The General Manager greeted the guests every night in the dining room, his name is Carlos, the Riu could not have picked a better General Manager.

Room Tip: We like building A the best, so make sure when you book you ask for ocean-view junior suite.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Riu Palace Aruba
Address: J.E. Irausquin Boulevard 79 | Palm Beach - Oranjestad - Aruba, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba (Formerly Aruba Grand Beach Resort)
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Location: Caribbean > Aruba > Palm - Eagle Beach
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 Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Business Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#12 Luxury Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#12 Spa Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#13 Top resorts Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#16 On the Beach Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#16 Romantic Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#18 Family Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Hotel Riu Palace Aruba 4.5*
Number of rooms: 450
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
> * Opened: summer 2007> * Situated in Palm Beach on the island of Aruba> * Two 10-story buildings, one 8-story building> * Located on the beach> * Complimentary sun loungers and parasols on the beach> * 4 km / 2.48 Miles from Oranjestad> * 700 m / 2296.7 Ft. From various shops> * 10 km / 6.21 Miles from the airport> * Credit cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Diners ... more   less 
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