Having read some of the scathing reviews of this hotel I was very concerned, even more so as this was our honeymoon and was so looking forward to going to Aruba. However from the moment we arrived at the Riu Palace my anxieties disappeared rapidly. The check in was smooth and quick and our room (jacuzzi suite - Building B) was fabulous. It was spotlessly clean, had 2 jacuzzis - one on the balcony, to be honest I couldn't fault it at all. In fact throughout our stay the room was serviced twice a day and nothing was too much trouble for our maid.
The hotel itself was fantastic as was the food, there was always plenty to choose from in the buffet and we ate at the gourmet restaurant (Krystal) and the Nautilus steakhouse, both were good quality and the service was very good. Yes you have to queue to make reservations for these but I never stood longer than 5 minutes. I think the only problem with the hotel is the so called nightly entertainment which is below average to say the least.
All in all I couldn't really fault this hotel and Aruba itself is a beautiful island, make sure you do the jeep safari, its great fun and a perfect way to see the island. So all in all a fabulous honeymoon, but be warned - its windy all the time - perfect to keep the scorching temperatures down but not so perfect for sunbathing on the beach
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Riu Palace Aruba Hotel Palm/Eagle Beach
- Riu Aruba
- Riu Palace Aruba Resort
- Hotel Riu Palace Aruba Palm - Eagle Beach