Riu Palace Aruba All Inclusive

4 stars
JE Irausquin Blvd. 79, Oranjestad,
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.2
out of 5
275 reviews
AMAZING!

For my first time being in Aruba and staying at Riu with my husband for our honeymoon I have to say... See full review

  • JennBunnii
  • Aug 1, 2014
Breathtaking Resort!!!

This was by far the best resort I have been to. Service was outstanding. All inclusive luxury at... See full review

  • Panini
  • Jul 10, 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

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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:
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 (275)

Ratings and reviews for Riu Palace Aruba All Inclusive

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
275 out of 275
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

4
5.01.0
One happy vacationer
Chicago
Aug 26, 2013

Fell in love with Aruba

FOOD: all inclusive, good food at the buffet. Good drinks at the pool bar; would be better if they had more waiters walking around & taking drink orders. Specialty restaurants require reservations to be made early in the morning, same day only, and have only two seating times; found this inconvenient and stuck with the buffet. HOTEL: beautiful view of pool and beach. Rooms spacious but humid. Reviews complained of beds being too hard... they were hard, but not uncomfortable. BEACH: amazing, beautiful white sand, turquoise water, no waves, ideal for relaxing and swimming. There is always wind due to geography and climate, but it was mostly a nice breeze. Went jet skiing on a slightly more windy day, would NOT recommend it as the salty water splashed back in our faces pretty violently and it was hard to enjoy while keeping our eyes closed half the time. SHOPPING: great, tax free, can get a Louis Vouitton or Gucci purse for around $100 less than in US due to difference in taxes, lots of jewelry stores and stands, lots of good souvenirs for good prices. Everyone accepts US dollars. ACTIVITIES: everything from restaurants to bars to shopping to casinos to water sports... highly recommend doing a jeep tour or renting a jeep to see the north-east side of the island. BOTTOM LINE: amazing vacation.

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

Walked along the shore from the busy Palm Beach to the wider Eagle Beach. Both have beautiful white sand and turquoise water. Palm Beach is in front of lots of hotels so has many more people and water activities; good for lounging and water sports. Eagle Beach has less people and more swimming space, so is good for getting in the water and for pictures.

Review of Riu Palace Aruba All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Dogdays
Little Rock. Arkansas
Aug 23, 2013

Riu Palace in Aruba

This was a great vacation. The resort is very nice and the employee's are awesome. The food beat Cancun any day. You can't beat a better pool area and the wind blows so much you will never feel hot. The pool bar was Awesome too. They will make your drink anyway you want it. The rooms need a little up dating. Some of the rooms still have tube TV's and the beds are as hard as the tile floors. If your like very hard beds you will love the rooms. The local bars are with in walking distance from the resort. If you like diving there in a hut on the beach you can pay $210 for two people and they will pick you put on the beach in front of Riu.It's about a 40 min. dive to about 30 ft. on a sunken ship from WWII. Even though the beds suck for me I would love to come back one day.

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

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Sallooma
Ashburn, VA
Jul 11, 2013

Splendid Vacation

This is not our (my wife and I) stay at RIU. 3 years ago we satyed at RIU Cancun. RIu is a great hotel. Staff is very friendly, food is gorgeous, room is very clean. Last year we went to Aruba also, stayed at Occidental Hotel. Let me tell you, You can NOT compare RIU to Occidental, RIU is much more luxurious! This time in Arub we stayed in a Junior suite ocean view room in Building A. View was fantastic. I'm sure this will not be the last time to stay at RIU.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Kkatiedenae
Lookout Mtn, GA
Jun 11, 2013

Beautiful week of relaxation

This was our second visit to this resort and while it has aged a bit in the last six years the food, the staff and the cleanliness are impeccable. The beds are VERY firm but the rooms are always immaculate and nightly turn down service is a special touch. In room drinks are restocked daily and room service is included in your all inclusive package. View from your hotel room cannot be beat. We will definitely return again.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JE Vacation
Colombia
Apr 9, 2013

Good Time

Excelent Food, Excelent Location, Beautiful people

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

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Jack the man
Rochester, NY
Apr 8, 2013

unbelievably perfect for all ages

2nd time here...we . The serviceand food is loved it the first time and were extremely satisfied this time as well. Excellent service and the buffet is extraordinary! We'll be back again.

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

hit all the hotel gift shops

Review of Riu Palace Aruba All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Beach6
New York
Mar 9, 2013

Great all inclusive

Pros-included fully stocked mini bar, room service, lots of daily activities, great staff(except the women that checked us in) , better drinks at the evening bar versus the pool bar, always could get a chair by the pool and beach, beach was wider than most high rise hotels, do the pelican afternoon snorkeling tour (3 piers down) they were wonderful! Cons-don't bother with the fusion resistant (the Krystal) food was horrible ...all other restaurants were great....also for breakfast you get better service when seated inside versus outside Get to the beach early for a hut if not many palm trees for shade

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

Do not eat at the fusion restaurant!

Review of Riu Palace Aruba All Inclusive

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
HRT doc
Auba
Jan 18, 2013

Do not recommend all incusive in aruba

Second time in aruba...amazing weather and beaches....best in the caribean..the hotel decor was excellent and the room was beautiful with ocean front view like most rooms there but the bed was horrible...hard as a rock..they have 4 gourmet restuarants but good luck getting reservations, u cannot pre reserve; you have to go down at 9 am to reserve and by 9:20 they are all booked, they have 2 saeting times with only 10 tables at at a time max for the entire hotel...food is ok; not amazing...So odds are u will be eating in the beffet room....And there are so many great places to eat on the island... Since it is a big hotel, good luck finding a beach chair if you come down late in the morning...Pool is large and amazing....beach is also amazing....

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
HW86
Pittsburgh, PA
Aug 19, 2012

Friendly Staff with Excellent Food

I will definitely remember the staff at the Riu Palace Aruba, especially Yovanny at the outside bar as he was very nice. Everyone always had a smile on their face. The food was phenomenal with a great buffet in addition to 4 all-inclusive sit down restaurants. Great pool location as well. Would definitely recommend for all vacations. However, we would have liked them to cater more to honeymooners (i.e. champagne in room, etc.)

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

The jeep tour was a great time!

Review of Riu Palace Aruba All Inclusive

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Nissandiva
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
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
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