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Riu Palace Aruba All Inclusive

4 stars
JE Irausquin Blvd. 79, Oranjestad,
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.2
out of 5
276 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

The new Riu Palace Aruba, formerly known as the Riu Aruba Grand, brings Riu's legendary service and all-inclusive concept to Aruba for the first time. Located on the famed Palm Beach, this dazzling property includes 406 Junior Suites, 39 suites and 5 Jacuzzi Suites. On site, guests enjoy top quality facilities and activities such as two swimming pools, each with an integrated Jacuzzi; a signature terrace-solarium; a five-star fitness center; and a spa & casino, wireless internet in the lobby area & guest rooms Free! In addition, five distinctive gourmet restaurants, numerous bars, and limitless entertainment options will provide a wide array of tastes, temptations and diversions.

A true Riu Palace in every way, the new Riu Palace Aruba is a luxurious, elegant and beautiful place to experience the gracious hospitality that defines this exquisite island destination.

All Inclusive rates include: taxes, gratuities, meals and drinks.

Minimum Age: At least one person of 21 years old in every room.

The Hotel reserves the right of admission and therefore we may not allow any room in which all guests are younger than 21 years. This situation can have serious consequences and should be avoided at any cost.

***NO STUDENT GROUPS UNDER 21 YEARS OR SPRING BREAKERS ARE ACCPETED ALL YEARR ROUND***

Maximum Occupancy: In all RIU hotels and room categories (unless specified otherwise) the maximum occupancies are 4 people in room, either 3 Adults + 1 Child OR 2 Adults + 2 Children. Four adults are NOT permitted. All bodies in room will fit on existing bedding, any special request remains upon availability. Children & and third adult will sleep in existing bedding.

Discounts: Children under 2 years stay & eat free. Their age must be specified in the Booking.

Honeymooners: Will receive a surprise gift in their room upon arrival. Certificate of Marriage will be required upon arrival.

Special requests: Any special request such a extra beds, rollaways, cribs, room next door, remains upon availability of the hotel . Guests will be informed at check in.

Additional features: 24 hours all inclusive meals & snacks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. 2 swimming pools, each with integrated Jacuzzi, fitness center, boutique, gift shop, car rental, daily entertainment program for adults, tennis, aerobics, volleyball, waterpolo, ping pong, billiards, live music, variety shows, Riu theme shows. Available at an additional fee: Spa, beauty salon, Casino, Free Internet access in lobby and guest rooms, Golf, bicycle rental.

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. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by CheapTickets

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Guest Reviews (276)

Ratings and reviews for Riu Palace Aruba All Inclusive

Overall score

4.4 / 5
5.01.0
28 out of 276
Amenities:
4.1
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
3.8
Location:
4.6
Value:
4.1

96% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Riu Palace Aruba All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
DeeBs22
morris county, nj
Jul 19, 2014

great getaway for family or alone.

Experience was great. The view is beautiful, the staff is very friendly and the food was outstanding. The beds are a little hard and the pillows are quite small and mushy. Outside of that, it was overall good experience.

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

Gianni's Italian restaurant and El Gaucho steak house I would recommend.

Review of Riu Palace Aruba All Inclusive

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Rosie Baby
Las Vegas NV
Jun 29, 2014

vacation

he hotel was very nice and the peoples were very friendly. The food was food in all the places to eat. Only one thing wrong it was too humid in the rooms and everything felt damp.

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

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Jac Priest
Des Moines, IA
Feb 17, 2014

Very good place. Would stay here again.

Overall was very good. Nice clean rooms, good service. Rooms were a bit humid but expected in a tropical location. Would have been nice to have a larger amenities shop. Had one issue at the pool where another guest was upset with pool chair availability and swearing at me. Security diffused but did not address the guest's use of profanity. As a result, I felt uncomfortable when I saw this guest other times throughout the week as I expected another confrontation.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Michele K.
Long Branch, NJ
Nov 5, 2013

Duchi

The hotel staff was so accommodating . Breakfast and lunch was very good (we ate at the local resteraunts) Gianni's is a must for excellent Italian food and the infamous El Gaucho's for succulent steaks. We enjoyed ourselves very much. It's kinda hard not to on "the happy Island".

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

Shops are only open until 8pm at the renaissance mall (which has all the high end stores). They are CLOSED on Sunday!!!

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

4
5.01.0
Margitta
Austria
Jan 19, 2012

Great time, wonderful island and hotel

Great, would recommend it to anyone. Weather was wonderful, and so was the staff. Food could have been of a higher quality, not cafeteria syle. Breakfast was the best. My room was fantrasitc, overlooking the pool and sea.

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

Enjoy

Review of Riu Palace Aruba All Inclusive

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Four friends celebrate!
Waldwick, New Jersey
Jul 19, 2011

"Simply Paradise"

The Riu Palace is absolutely spectacular! Perfect location! The rooms were large and the food in all of the restaurants was excellent. The service and staff were friendly and pleasant and would go out of their way to please you. The only negative was the lines you would have to wait on very early in the morning to get a restaurant reservation, or a lounge by the pool, or even a hut on the beach. The hotel should come up with an easier solution to this problem which many people complained about. However, I would definitely stay at the Riu again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
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
Lindsay Lesser
Amherst, MA
Nov 21, 2010

Excellent for Beach and Convenience

This is actually my second review of this hotel. I stayed at this hotel last year (October 2009) and wrote a review. This is a more up-to-date version on current hospitality!Hotel OverallThe hotel overall is very clean. Room service is also included in the all inclusive, which is very nice. The best part is the beach. A lot of the hotels in Aruba are near the beach or on limited beach space. The Riu has plenty- and beach combers can use the Westin's convenient clock located at the top of its hotel next door to keep time. The downside- this time, we noticed that there was a bit more "attitude" from the staff. Last time, everyone lived up to the "One Happy Island" motto, but this time, the staff seemed to be cut (maybe because of the economy?) and unhappy. They would still help you with whatever they could, but the smile may not be genuine. Also, the beds were AWFUL. Definitely bring some advil if you plan to sleep on those babies! Sleeping on the floor may be better.FoodThe Riu is equipped with plenty of restaurants. One is a buffet style with some theme nights (like Mexican night and Gala night), but there are also french, italian, steak, and japanese restaurants. These require reservations the day of. Last time I believe I listed the Steakhouse as the best- NOT anymore! It's definitely lacking now.... and one of my friends got sick. The best restaurants right now are the italian and french restaurants. The italian offers various pastas, steak, chicken, etc. The french was absolutely to die for. Unlike the other restuarants, each of the french's choices were to die for.DrinksAnything with rum is recommended (they're known for it!). Biggest thing around is the caiperina (2 shots of rum, sugar, and lime - sometimes they will use lemon instead) and mojitos. The bartender at the Palm Beach bar is also very good at chocolate martinis. Transportation[...] tries to sell you a transportation package to the hotel from the airport (De Palm Services). Don't do it! Aruba is really easy to get around and the bus is not needed. It is convenient at the beginning of the trip.....but at the end, they will make you leave your hotel AT least 3 hours (and more like 4 because they have to stop at other hotels to pick up more people) before your flight. For example, the time we used them, they picked us up at 2:15. Our flight wasn't until 6pm at night. A taxi is cheaper and easier. To get around town, the bus stops outside hotels and it's only about $1.50 to get to town.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
4
Time-saving tip: In Hotel

Transportation [...]tries to sell you a transportation package to the hotel from the airport (De Palm Services). Don't do it! Aruba is really easy to get around and the bus is not needed. It is convenient at the beginning of the trip.....but at the end, they will make you leave your hotel AT least 3 hours (and more like 4 because they have to stop at other hotels to pick up more people) before your flight. For example, the time we used them, they picked us up at 2:15. Our flight wasn't until 6pm at night. A taxi is cheaper and easier. To get around town, the bus stops outside hotels and it's only about $1.50 to get to town.

Review of Riu Palace Aruba All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
ohio
Jul 26, 2010

Great place

4 of us went , had a fantastic time. The staff were truly great. The accomodations were first class. The rooms were spotless, one of our roooms did smell of mildew , the other did not. The beds were very hard also. We rented a jeep, traveling around the island was great ,however the jeep from thrifty was old and ratty. Would recommend this trip in a heartbeat. The dining at the resort was first class.

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

Although the buffet and the other restaurants were great , I would have liked the 24-7 sports bar to have a better variety of foods.

Review of Riu Palace Aruba All Inclusive

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Shunna Bunna
Houston, Tx
Jul 13, 2010

Unbeatable location for the price

The stay at the hotel was wonderful, I was not happy at all with all the checking in that I had to do, otherwise I had no complaints. I loved the hotel and the service was wonderful.

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