Riu Palace Aruba All Inclusive

4 stars
JE Irausquin Blvd. 79, Oranjestad,
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.2
out of 5
280 reviews
Great Resort

This hotel had the largest beach amongst the surrounding hotels. Also the food was amazing and the... See full review

  • Eahst19
  • Sep 2, 2014
Wonderful spot for good vacation

Pros Hotel staff were very nice and kind. Plenty of food with variety of cousins and plenty... See full review

  • AnniversaryCelebration
  • Sep 1, 2014
All-inclusive stunning white palace with elegant amenities on Cozumel
This palatial, majestic white building rises from the Caribbean like a crown and the parapets that flank the pool are its jewels. Elegance is in abundance here, from the marble floors to the spa and fitness center. Guests of the Riu Palace Aruba all-inclusive hotel get sun in the terrace solarium or duck under an umbrella at the beach or poolside. Casino entrance is complimentary. Guests take in a show or live music several nights a week or the house arranges a game of golf or bicycle rental to explore Cozumel. Reservations are required for dinner at the Japanese, Italian or fusion restaurants, but breakfast is served in grand buffet style. A separate pool for kids provides family fun.
Highlights
  • Vita Novus Spa has a full beauty salon with treatment menu and hairstylists
  • Four restaurants, four bars and 24-hour room service
  • Complimentary casino entrance
  • Three pools, one just for kids
  • Free WiFi access in lobby area and guest rooms
Rooms
All of the 450 rooms at the Riu Palace Aruba all-inclusive hotel feature crown molding, stately marble columns and at least a partial view of the Caribbean. Some suites feature terrace Jacuzzis. Guests enjoy the stocked mini-bar, coffee maker, cable TV, telephone, radio alarm clock and Wi-Fi access. Hydro-massage tubs, hairdryers and complimentary Lavarino Cosso toiletries are in every bathroom at the all-inclusive Riu Palace Aruba.
Spa
Among the multi-starred amenities at the Riu Palace Aruba all-inclusive hotel is the Vita Novus Spa, which is a tranquil oasis complete with East Asian influences including burbling water features and statues of Buddha. Opt for a steam or sauna, or further indulge in a massage or facial treatment. Get your hair done at the on-site beauty salon (fees apply).
Dining
Dining at the Riu Palace Aruba all-inclusive hotel is as luxurious as expected. Breakfast is served in grand buffet style and reservations are required in order to dine at the fusion, Japanese or Italian restaurants on site. A poolside grill also is a steakhouse. If dining “out” seems daunting, room service is available 24 hours a day.
Transportation
  • Aruba International Airport (5.5 mi/8.9 km)
Attractions
  • Pedernalis (1.1 mi/2.1 km)
  • Bubali Bird Sanctuary (1.9 mi/3.1 km)
Business
  • Business center with computer workstations (fees apply)
  • Free WiFi access in lobby area and guest rooms

Riu Palace Aruba All Inclusive Rooms

Suite Ocean View
All rooms of this category are equipped with: two double beds, air conditioning, ceiling fan, satellite and local TV, radio alarm clock, direct dial phone, minibar & liquor dispenser, in room safe, iron & ironing board, balcony or terrace, split level, living room area with sofa or sofa bed, bathroom with hydro-massage tub, hairdryer and Italian Bathroom amenities kit "Lavarino Cosso". Coffe maker.
Jr Suite Jacuzzi Ocean VIew
All rooms of this category are equipped with: one king size bed, air conditioning, ceiling fan, satellite and local TV, radio alarm clock, direct dial phone, minibar & liquor dispenser, in room safe, iron & ironing board, balcony or terrace, split level, living room area with sofa or sofa bed, bathroom with hydro-massage tub, hairdryer and Italian Bathroom amenities kit "Lavarino Cosso". Outside Jacuzzi. Coffe maker.
Junior Suite Partial View
All rooms of this category are equipped with: two double beds, air conditioning, ceiling fan, satellite and local TV, radio alarm clock, direct dial phone, minibar & liquor dispenser, in room safe, iron & ironing board, french balcony or balcony. Bath room with hairdryer and Italian Bathroom amenities, "Lavarino Cosso. Coffe maker.
Junior Suite Ocean View
All rooms of this category are equipped with: two double beds, air conditioning, ceiling fan, satellite and local TV, radio alarm clock, direct dial phone, minibar & liquor dispenser, in room safe, iron & ironing board, balcony or terrace. Bath room with hairdryer and Italian Bathroom amenities "Lavarino Cosso". Coffe maker.

Amenities

  • All inclusive
  • Free internet in room
  • Free parking
  • Pool
Activities
Pool
Fitness Center
Casino
Dining
All inclusive
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Conference facilities
Internet
Free internet in room
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Hotel Map

12.5668 -70.0477
Area served
Palm beach, Aruba
Nearby airports
Aruba's International Airport.
Area description
The resort is located on 1,200 feet of pristine Palm Beach, one of the world's most beautiful beaches just a 2-1/2 hour flight from Miami, outside the hurricane belt. A 15 minute drive from the airport, and minutes from downtown Oranjestad, the Riu Palace Aruba is perfectly located near the attractions of the 70 sq. mile island.

Nearby points of interest

  • Surf Club: 0.9 mi
  • Bye Bye Nature: 1.8 mi
  • The Thode's residence: 2.7 mi

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Two Conference Rooms Perfect for groups, people with Theater style, Private functions and dinners, Cocktail receptions up, All equipment available, Should you require information regarding special services including group rates for a future date, a corporate incentive or association meeting, family reunion, banquet or catering needs for a special occasion.

Dining

Japanese
A la carte Japanese restaurant of specialties for dinner. Reseravtions required.
Pool and Swim-up bar
Pool and swim-up bar
Gourmet Restaurant
A la carte Gourmet restaurant of specialties for dinner. Reservations required.
Main Restaurant
The main restaurant serves buffet style with show cooking, International and local specialities.
Grill Steakhouse
A la carte Greill Steakhouse restaurant specialties for dinner. reservations required.
Lunch and snacks
During tha day all kind of snacks available.
Sports Bar
Enjoy playing at the sports bar opened 24 hrs.
Italian
A la carte Italian restaurant of specialties for dinner. Reservations required.
Lounge bar
Lounge bar with terrace
Exterior bar
Exterior bar with terrace

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1600
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (280)

Ratings and reviews for Riu Palace Aruba All Inclusive

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
280 out of 280
Amenities:
4.2
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.4
Room comfort:
3.9
Location:
4.7
Value:
4.1

91% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Riu Palace Aruba All Inclusive

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Honeymooners from NYC
New York
Sep 10, 2014

Great for 1st timers and drinkers

Overall experience was okay but front desk staff need much more training. I asked to upgrade room because we were on our honeymoon and option was not available online and we were told with an attitude by front desk staff why would we want to upgrade since our room was nice enough. Felt as if front desk staff was bothered when asked questions. Was told that we would have room decorated and surprise since it was our honeymoon but after three requests this was never done. Was told room was ready after 2 hours wait time and when we got to the room the cleaning lady was just getting started. Moved to another room where the AC was not enough and had to use sealing fan to manage the heat. This resort is most valuable to those that drink frequently to get moneys worth. The doorman, bar tenders and waiting staff were very nice and good unlike front desk. Cleaning staff did their job incomplete even though we left them a $10 a day. Food was good and plenty of it. Hotel charged me $25 for two 5 minute local calls to adjacent hotels because the staff to rent vehicles and sign up for activity was not available when they were supposed to be. Would have cost me less to call using Verizon on my mobile phone. The entertainers were good but we found ourselves looking for more and there wasn't much of it. Beach was great and drinks were good.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Riu Palace Aruba All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Precious moments
New York
Sep 9, 2014

One happy island

Loved loved Aruba, the hotel location is very convenient. There's a plaza with restaurants and bars 5min away from the Riu,the pool and beach are beautiful, the staff is great so is the food. I had an amazing time I would definitely go back and visit.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Gianni's amazing Italian food.

Review of Riu Palace Aruba All Inclusive

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Eahst19
Pittsburgh, PA
Sep 2, 2014

Great Resort

This hotel had the largest beach amongst the surrounding hotels. Also the food was amazing and the drinks were delicious.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Riu Palace Aruba All Inclusive

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
AnniversaryCelebration
New York
Sep 1, 2014

Wonderful spot for good vacation

Pros Hotel staff were very nice and kind. Plenty of food with variety of cousins and plenty fruits. Hotel provides 2 times room cleaning in a day which is great Hotel is located in the middle of good restaurants, touristic shopping areas Cons Wireless is free but very spotty. Signal quality must be improved. Not enough beach shades ( no umbrella on beach) Hotel is constructing another building next to this hotel, so construction noise exists but not terrible. Overall We had great experience, will definitely come here again. Last but not least my wife used their SPA service; hair and makeup. Kelly is a great help, she picked up the best flowers for her and Jennifer did great job with makeup and hair.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

a lot of water attractions are on the beach with reasonable price.

Review of Riu Palace Aruba All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Donny L
Massachusetts
Aug 28, 2014

Great Place

My family and I stayed at the Riu for 6 nights and it was great. The pool and beach were very nice and couldn't have been happier with them. The only issue that we had was that the restaurants that you need to make reservations for require pants, which we did not bring. Because of this, we could only eat at the two buffet style restaurants. Other than that, it was fantastic!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Riu Palace Aruba All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Janie G
Tucson, AZ
Aug 24, 2014

Good value vacation

We had a wonderful time on this vacation! We enjoyed the Pool, Beach and staff immensely. The service was great! The food for dinner in the smaller restaurants could provide a little bit more variety. The property was very clean. I would have preferred a King bed to the 2 double bed arrangements pushed together. The bedding could be updated a little bit old All in all we enjoyed ourselves but we did go out to dinner a few nights to provide the variety we needed.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Lots of great dining options on the island whether it is a short walk or a short reasonable cab ride. Many open air properties as well since Aruba's weather is perfect!!

Review of Riu Palace Aruba All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
kingofddad
Waltham, MA
Aug 24, 2014

Great family getaway!

Food exceeded expected quality for all inclusive Staff was excellent and always smiling Location was great

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Riu Palace Aruba All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
KelBil
new jersey
Aug 24, 2014

Relaxing, Beautiful & Fun

great hotel. great location. two blocks from bars, restaurants, live music & shops. amazing hotel right on the beach. perfect weather everyday!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

the submarine excursion was amazing! one in a lifetime thing to do!!

Review of Riu Palace Aruba All Inclusive

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
JennBunnii
Rochelle Park, New Jersey
Aug 1, 2014

AMAZING!

For my first time being in Aruba and staying at Riu with my husband for our honeymoon I have to say it was the best time of out lives! Beach and pool were amazing. The activities are a blast and every entertainment we've seen! We will definetly come back! Always had a smile on our faces!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Money-saving tip: In Hotel

All Inclusive is a must!!!

Review of Riu Palace Aruba All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JoyCarsia
Wyoming, PA
Jul 28, 2014

Honeymoon

My husband and I stayed at the Riu for our honeymoon. It was absolutely beautiful and so clean! The members of the staff were all very friendly and accommodating. The location is also great, we were easily able to walk to a downtown area where there were several shops, bars and restaurants. We loved all the restaurants at the Riu, expect for the Japanese one. Our favorite was the gourmet and the Italian restaurants. The buffets were we had breakfast and lunch were also great and they both had a large variety of food. Our only complaint about the Riu is that we felt as though it was small for an all inclusive. There was really nothing to do at night after dinner, so we found ourselves going out downtown. They did have a show each night, but it was the same every night and was not very good at all. However, we still feel as though we got plenty of food and drinks and it was well worth our money. We would definitely return to the Riu.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: In Hotel

We really enjoyed the half day land rover tour that we took of the island. We booked it the day before in the hotel lobby. The tour took us off roading and to several sights. Our favorite was the natural pool where we snorkeled.

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