Riu Palace Aruba All Inclusive

4 stars
View map of JE Irausquin Blvd. 79, Oranjestad,

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.3
out of 5
26 reviews
Simply excellent...

Great stay at the RIU Palace. Location is great...the staff was really great. Excellent food....and... See full review

  • christopher b.
  • Jul 8, 2015
RIU

We have stayed at 4 other RIU's in the Carribean. This was by far the best. Staff LIKED their jobs... See full review

  • Thomas Y.
  • Mar 26, 2015

The all-inclusive Riu Palace Aruba in Oranjestad is the best place to enjoy the magic of the Caribbean. Situated on the beautiful golden white sands of Palm Beach, it's no wonder the hotel was named one of the 'Best Caribbean Resorts' in Condé Nast Traveler's 23rd Annual Reader's Choice Awards in 2010. The beautiful grounds are perfectly manicured in an attentive Dutch style, while the architecture is an inspired interpretation of classical Indian and Moghul-era styles. Palm Beach is just steps away, beckoning visitors with the warmest waters in the Caribbean.

Highlights

Aruba's premiere resort and spa destination is lavishly appointed with two fresh water swimming pools including a beachfront infinity pool, a Jacuzzi, a sauna, a gym, a solarium-terrace and a wellness center that provides massages, facials and body treatments. Players will find peace, happiness and prosperity at the Riu Palace's casino, and golfers will love the beautiful and challenging 18-hole course. Foodies will be in heaven with a variety of choices, from the fusion restaurant, Krystal, to Japanese cuisine at Sayuri, to other culinary specialties at Don Nicolas and Nautilus. Room service is available 24 hours a day, and the resort's many bars and Cappuccino Corner are always open. Other amenities include Wi-Fi access in the lobby, pool area and rooms, waiter service in pool area and outdoor theater.

Policies
  • All-inclusive rates include taxes, gratuities, meals and drinks.
  • The property requires at least one (1) person aged 21 years old in every room. The property does not allow any room with all guests younger than 21 years old.
  • No student groups under 21 years old or spring breakers are accepted all year round.
  • The maximum occupancy is four (4) people per room, either 3 adults plus 1 child OR 2 adults plus 2 children. Four adults are not allowed. All guests in room should use existing bedding. Children and third adult should sleep on existing bedding.
  • Children under 2 years old stay and eat FREE. Their age must be specified in the booking.
  • Guests on honeymoon will receive a surprise gift in the room upon arrival. Certificate of Marriage is required upon arrival.
  • Special requests such as extra beds, rollaway cribs and room next door remain upon availability. Guests will be informed at check in.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

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
Accessible 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

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

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.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
4:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

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 (26)

Ratings and reviews for Riu Palace Aruba All Inclusive

Overall score

4.3 / 5
5.01.0
26 out of 26
Amenities:
4.3
Cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.3
Comfort:
4
Location:
4.7
Value:
4.1

88% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Riu Palace Aruba All Inclusive

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
christopher b.
Single
New York
Jul 8, 2015

Simply excellent...

Great stay at the RIU Palace. Location is great...the staff was really great. Excellent food....and the room was very nice. No complaints at.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Single

Review of Riu Palace Aruba All Inclusive

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Thomas Y.
Couples
N/A
Mar 26, 2015

RIU

We have stayed at 4 other RIU's in the Carribean. This was by far the best. Staff LIKED their jobs (Wati in the dining room) and were wonderful in every aspect. Beautiful room, view, beach.We're headed back

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Riu Palace Aruba All Inclusive

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Cremebrulee19
Family
N/A
Jan 22, 2015

Not like other Riu's

We went for a week as a family vacation back in July with a 2 year old in stowe. We were excited to stay again at the Riu like we did the year before in the Bahamas, and had a great experience. However, the food and service were nothing compared to the friendliness and attentiveness that we received in the Riu Paradise Island Bahamas. As a result we were disappointed. The breakfast buffet was still up to your standards for an all inclusive breakfast buffet, however, the lunch selection was just ok and I think the birds enjoyed the food more than the guests. The dinner at the restaurants left us running to the dinner buffet as the selection was quite limited and didn't satisfy our palettes at all. Even the normal frozen cocktails at the pool/swim up bar were just satisfactory and whether you tipped or not, you still had to wait too long for your drink. Also, if you like being sandblasted at the beach everyday then Aruba is the place for you. Apparently, it depends on the day but it is a very windy island from what other travelers have told me also. I would go back to a Riu, but definitely not the one in Aruba.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Family

Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

Rent a car, there is a lot of other beaches to see in Aruba!

Review of Riu Palace Aruba All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Precious moments
Couples
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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Gianni's amazing Italian food.

Review of Riu Palace Aruba All Inclusive

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
New Jersey drive
Couples
NJ
Jun 5, 2014

A luxurious experience at a reasonable rate

I arrived last night from my 10 day honeymoon. Every thing from the service, food, staff, drinks, and atmosphere was excellent. I did not expect such a treat for what we paid. Needless to say, we were pleasantly surprised. The photos from the location are stunning. My only concern was the laundry. I would suggest the hotel use fabric softener. The sheets had an odor from subpar detergent and no softener. If we left the balcony doors open, the humidity would make the odor more obvious and unpleasant.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Don't waste your money buying drinks outside the hotel. They are $10+ in US dollars and some places had bad service.

Review of Riu Palace Aruba All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mustang sallys
Couples
Hamilton nj
Feb 25, 2014

Nice hotel

My husband and I stayed at the riu in February 2014.The hotel is beautiful the staff is friendly the food is great.They even had king crab ,lobster,Chilean sea bass,big shrimp,smoked salmon and caviar.The shows were not the best but we had a great time the beaches ,the weather are the best in aruba and it is very safe.Next time I would like to try not doing all inclusive because I heard about all of the really great restaurants on the island and would like to try next time.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Riu Palace Aruba All Inclusive

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Nissandiva
Couples
New Jersey
Aug 17, 2012

As Good As It Gets

We had a ball. My husband and I were there with our son and his partner. We are currently trying to figure out when our second trip will be. The weather was fantastic. The drinks were potent, and the food was fabulous. We never ventured from the buffet because there was a wonderful variety of food to choose from. We were in building B, on the 7th floor. Fantastic view! My only suggestion would be that they add a little more items to the room service menu. Can't wait to go back!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Riu Palace Aruba All Inclusive

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
CONSTABLE
Couples
Massachusetts, USA
Apr 14, 2012

Riu Palace Aruba

We had an awesome time at the RIU Palace in Aruba. The hotel staff, food, and amenities were second to none. The beach was very quit with no venders bothering you trying to sell their various items. It was great. The security was also top notch They made sure if you weren’t a guest from the RIU you weren’t allowed on the property. I would highly recommend this hotel .

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Dining tip: In Hotel

The food is top notch and there is something for every palet

Review of Riu Palace Aruba All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
BarbaraJean
Family
Bluffton, OH 45817, USA
Apr 3, 2012

Wonderful family getaway

I would recommend this hotel. We were looking for a all inclusive plan and found this to be perfect. The food choices were amazing. I would recommend more than four days if you like to eat. I'm not used to soooo much food so the four days was perfect for our family of 4. Brought my tennis rackets but disappointed about the hotel promoting tennis courts when they are not on site. Staff was VERY friendly and helpful. Beautiful resort.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Family

Dining tip: In Hotel

Make reservation for the additional on site restaurants (4) ..... the gourmet experience was really nice.

Review of Riu Palace Aruba All Inclusive

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Hannahrose
Family
Northport ny
Nov 30, 2011

Awesome trip will return

Staff was professional curtious and very friendly. The Buffetveach day was great. Large selection. On sight restaurants were excellent

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Family

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