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Riu Palace Aruba


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2018 Exceptional Value
Honeymoon: Surprise gift in room, small bottle of Tequila, king bed (subject to availablity at time of check-in), late check-out (subject to availability at time of departure), complimentary upgrade to next available room category (subject to availablity and upon request), $35 spa credit in Ocean Harmony massage for two (50 min) per adult. (This discount does not apply with other promotions and discounts)

Greening Your Life: Part of the Apple Vacations Greening Your Life initiative, this property holds a Travelife Gold Award and Sustainability Certification. The resort also utilizes biodegradable cleaning products, strives for an active reduction in water, electricity, and chemical products, and educates employees and guests with informative, eco-friendly materials.

Located on the famed Palm Beach, this dazzling resort is the perfect place to relax and enjoy pristine white sand and a stunning turquoise sea. Guests will be able to enjoy top-quality facilities and activities such as two swimming pools, one with an integrated Jacuzzi, a signature terrace-solarium, a five-star fitness center, spa, and casino.

Choose from excellent la carte meals featuring Italian, Japanese, Grill Steakhouse and Fusion. Throughout the day, the International buffet serves sumptuous choices to keep you going. Guests will be entertained with the daily activities program, as well as games of volleyball, water polo, and ping pong.

First-class amenities include 24-hour room service, a fully stocked mini-bar and liquor dispenser, and complimentary entrance to the casino. Watersports and golf are available nearby for a fee.

Wanting to get away and relax? Renova Spa offers many treatments to pamper the mind, body, and soul. The sauna and Jacuzzi are free of charge, as well as the full-service gym.

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HOTEL LOCATION
A 15 minute drive from the airport and pier, and minutes from downtown Oranjestad, the Riu Palace is perfectly located amidst lush surroundings on one of the world's most famous beaches. Guests are conveniently near all the island's attractions.
Address: 79 J.E. IRAUSQIN BLVD.
ORANJESTAD


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Local Phone: 011-29-7586-3900
Fax: 297-586-1941
Website Address: www.riu.com
HOTEL FACILITIES
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Business Services
Car Rental
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Parking(Complimentary)
Casino Onsite
Shopping Mall Nearby
Pools
Number of Pools: 2
Outdoor Pools: 2     
Two swimming pools each with an intergrated jacuzzi.
Golf: NEARBY
Tierra del Sol
Tierra Del Sol is a Par 71, 18 hole championship golf course with a total yardage of 6,811. It was designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., and is situated on the scenic northwest shore of Aruba.
Holes: 18
Green Fees: $65 to $160
Club Rental Fees: $25-$45.00
Lessons Available
Other Sports Available
Other Sports: Watersports are available nearby ($)
Health Club / Spa
Aerobics: Complimentary
Jacuzzi: Complimentary
Nautilus Equipment: Complimentary
Sauna: Complimentary
Spa: Additional Charge
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
HOTEL DETAILS
Simple elegance,captivating charm, and picture perfect views make the Riu Palace Aruba a destination like no other. Stretched along the renowned white sands of Palm Beach, this lovely beach resort features the perfect blend of the intimate and grand. The Riu Palace Aruba features 24 hour room service, pool area beverage service, complimentary wireless internet access throughout the property, and turndown service. Exchange privileges with Riu Palace Antillas for dinner only at buffet restaurant. Beach: The Riu Palace Aruba is located on a long 1200-foot stretch of pristine Palm Beach, with more square footage of beach per guest than any other resort in Aruba. Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Total Rooms: 450
Year Opened: 0 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, Diners Club, Discover, American Express
ROOM TYPES
JUNIOR SUITE POV ALL
French balcony or balcony with partial Ocean View. All Junior Suites have split- level sitting area and sofa, some available with a sofa bed, minibar & liquor dispenser regularly, radio alarm clock and room safe.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
JUNIOR SUITE OCN ALL
All Junior Suites have split-level sitting area and sofa, some available with a sofa bed, minibar and liquor dispenser are regularly replenished, radio alarm clock and room safe. Bathrooms equipped with hydo-massage tub.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
JUNIOR SUITE OCEAN CONNECTING
Connecting rooms are two rooms, being sold as one unit. For the room descriptions, please review the Junior Suite Ocean View description.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
SUITE OCN ALL
Ocean view with large split-level sitting area including, sofa, walk-in closet and larger balcony., minibar and liquor dispenser are regularly replenished, radio alarm clock and room safe. Bath room with separate shower.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
SUITE JAC OCN ALL
Ocean view with split-level sitting area and sofa and balcony or terrace with private jacuzzi, minibar and liquor dispenser are regularly replenished, radio alarm clock and room safe. Bathroom equipped with hydro-massage tub & separate shower
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Jacuzzi
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
SUITE
Split-level living room area with sofa, direct dial phone, wireless Internet, regulary replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser, satellite television, electronic in-roomsafe (laptop size 15"), iron and ironing board.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Sofa
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
DINING
Riu Palace Aruba features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 5 Restaurants at Riu Palace Aruba:
Sayuri - Japanese a la carte restaurant. Open for dinner.
Krystal - A la carte restaurant serving Fusion cuisine. Open for dinner.
Don Nicolas - Buffet style restaurant with show cooking. Serves international and local cuisine.
Nautilus - Grill steakhouse. Open for dinner.
Milano - Italian a la carte restaurant. Open for dinner.
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Volleyball, Waterpolo, Ping Pong, Billards
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Live music, Casino, Variety Shows, Riu Theme Shows
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427 Recommend
427 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Riu Palace Aruba to their friends and family



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RIU Aruba Palace
BRIAN Y.
May 25 2018
This resort was excellent. Employees were friendly and helpful. Service workers were friendly, efficient and eager to please. The resort and grounds were extremely clean. Would recommend this resort highly.
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CORTNEY K.
May 16 2018
Everything at the Riu Palace Hotel was awesome. I would definitely stay at this hotel again and tell my friends about it.
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Arriving at the Aruba Airport (transportation)
TIMOTHY B.
Apr 09 2018
So upon arrival we were told as always, "look for the Apple representative in the floral shirts". We've had excellent service with Apple vacations before. In the Aruba airport there are not "apple representatives". We asked "funjet" where the Apple Reps were and they responded "outside - yellow shirts" but....it's called DePalm Tours Aruba. We were leary to go on this bus thinking it was something else but they said "yes apple, youre good", so we and others got on the bus. A little confusing but yes they did get us to our hotel. In the hotel instead of an "Apple vacations desk", it was DePalm Tours. We did book an excursion thru them and also they did give us our transportation back to the airport. No problems at all, just confusion as to why there were no "apple floral shirts", yellow banana shirts.
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Excellent service and food!
EDWARD R.
Mar 07 2018
Riu Palace was an excellent choice. Close to restaurants and shopping. Everyone was so kind. Food was delicious! Only complaint beds are very hard and not enough restrooms close to beach and pool.
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Once you check out with the Riu they are done with you.
PATRIC R.
Mar 06 2018
I understand that shit happens and this time it was the weather conditions. No biggie. We can not control the weather so its understandable. What my issue was this time was the Riu Palace Aruba Resort and De Palms Tours. First the agent Geordina Vrolijk who was the lady sitting at the De Palms desk at the Rui, was completely rude to us. She was arguing with someone on the phone and made us wait at least 5 minutes and also miss our first bus because of the issues we were having. But the way things turned out then its a good thing we missed the bus. Second when we did speak with her, she was demanding that we get on the next bus cause her butt would be on the line. Even though our flight was delayed like 8 hours. Then when we tried to ask her what we should do all she said was to figure it out and then get on the bus with our ticket. She acted like we were an inconvenience to her and she didn't want to bother with us at all. Thirdly i went to go talk to her after our flight had been canceled She was again on the phone arguing with someone and had put her sign up on the desk that said "closed". this was around 3:20 PM. I then said screw it and walked away. After i walked away form her desk i then went over to the check in desk at the Riu to see if they had a room for one night that we could have and was pretty much dismissed. The guy told me "No, We are completely booked. You will have to go else where. " He then said maybe the Riu next door has some availability to go see them" and I was dismissed. Now, We are stuck in Aruba with no room and our flight was still unknown at that time. I was angry, stressed and just worn out. We have went to the Riu Twice now and should have been three times but the first time was the fire. and we had planned on coming back next year"2019" and I was amazed on how they weren't even trying to help us out. I was so pissed off I then told Patric go to next hotel over "Divi Resorts" to see what they can do for us. They tried earlier in the week to get us to stay with them next time but at that time we told them "no, we like the Riu". Well, I was not happy with the Riu so he walked over to Divi Resorts and explained our situation. They gave us a room for just the cost of the taxes. $40 And was going to have it ready for us in 1 hour. Divi helped us and the Riu didn't want to bother with us. Another thing I want to mention is the the Riu needs to improve on the beds. They are hard as a rock and the pillows are flat.
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CAROL W.
Mar 01 2018
We had made our reservation in the adult only but when we arrived we were put in family (which was fine) I did wonder if there was a price difference. The coupons are a joke may be in your letter don't stress so much that you give a credit for $600.00-$700.00 credit to use at resort. We wanted to have a couples spa day and the coupon was $50.00 for the most expensive couples spa. Talking to other guests no one really used the coupons and were not impressed with the coupons. For the music at the pool maybe so english music every once in a while. All in all we loves the Rui and was very pleased with the staff.
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RIU Palace Aruba
ANDREW H.
Feb 15 2018
mattress and pillows in hotel just okay. Hotel entertainment poor/nonexistent
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Riu Palace Aruba - Amazing
KYLE P.
Sep 07 2017
Riu Palace Aruba was an amazing place. When we travel, we always travel Riu. The all inclusive experience is amazing. The beach in particular at this Riu was the most beautiful place we have ever seen!
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Beautiful View, Friendly Workers, Great Food
TINA J.
Jun 20 2017
My daughters and I stayed at this hotel on our recent trip to Aruba. This hotel met and exceeded all my expectations. We were fortunate to be upgraded to an ocean view junior suite and boy, did the view wow us every day of our visit. This is a great hotel to stay at with kids. They have activities every day by the pool and at night, the entertainment is terrific. We always were able to get a lounge chair by the pool, but if you wanted a palapa on the beach, you needed to get their early and stake your claim. They offer free water activities - kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkeling, and floats with ID. The food at the hotel was really good. From the buffet to the 4 on-site restaurants. We tried them all. The only issue with the on-site restaurants was that the food was not kid-friendly. So, I would recommend just doing the buffet. The staff on-site at the hotel were super friendly and spoke English very well. I had been at another Riu hotel in Cancun, but this one was far superior. Highly recommend, especially if you have children.
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No negative review from me!
MARILYN M.
Feb 22 2017
Prior to my trip,I encountered some really negative reviews regarding rooms smelling musty, fish being bad,and not to eat it. All I can say is this vacation was one of the best I've been on. I was impressed with the food. Everything was delicious,including the seafood, and I had no stomach issues eating at any of the restaurants. Either did my husband. Our room was gorgeous, and very large and comfortable. There was no musty odor in our room,as stated in a review on Trip Advisor. The bathroom was quite spacious, and clean. Only negative there was the need for a better hair dryer. The one on the wall had no power to it. I also would like to commend the person who thought to include magnifying mirrors for those of us who need one to put makeup on. I would like to suggest that a clock be put in the room,on the nightstand, so you could see what time of the day it is. Outside at pools and beach, there was reserving of chairs and tiki huts with towels, obviously done early in am, making it difficult to secure something shaded on beach or at the pool. Other than that,you'd be crazy not to try the RIU!
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Aruba Riu Has It All
KIM C.
Jan 25 2017
We've stayed at Riu's in Punta Cana, Mexico and now Aruba - they are all great, but the island of Aruba makes the difference in choosing it as our favorite.
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
What is included in coupon book of USD 680
neejstream, Ocean City, Maryland
Thu Jun 14 10:00:49 EDT 2018
Trying to book vacation and there is option of USD 680 resort coupon.. Wondering what is covered in that. Any insight is appreciated. Is this can be used for SPA, Golf or any other activities inside the resort or can this be used for outside excursion.

Awesome resort in every way
Adam D,
Thu Jun 14 07:25:04 EDT 2018
I can't believe I'm seeing negative reviews because this resort was amazing. I'll list the pros and just some things to keep in mind. The room was huge. Ours had a balcony with a hot tub. The hot tub was dirty but we cleaned it and the water was super hot and the jets worked. Also each room has a LIQUOR DISPENSER that they refill every day. Vodka, rum, whiskey, and cognac. Also the fridge is stocked with soda, beer, and water. Housekeeping was amazing and gave us new towels every day. Breakfast was until 11 am. It's a huge buffet. I mean huge. Every kind of food you could want plus smoothies and mimosas. Lunch /snacks were available later and just as good. For dinner, you can either go to the huge dinner buffet or go to one of the 4 restaurants. They're first come first serve starting at 6:30. Keep in mind : The service is slow. But the food is fantastic. There's usually a fixed menu with a few choices you can pick from. I recommend all of them. All of the bars are great. You can get any drink at any time of the day with a smile. The pool service closes early. Around 6? But the pool is beautiful. And they do games and water aerobics. Overall I loved this place.

All-Inclusive Hotel
brucewaynemanor,
Thu Jun 14 01:48:28 EDT 2018
We stayed here in October 2016. Got a free upgrade for our room into the center building (of the three) upon arrival. The food and drinks were okay and as expected for an all-inclusive experience. There are 3-4 restaurants on site, the buffet style restaurant was our favorite. The hotel is overall quiet and recommended for couples. The pool was pleasant. Would recommend this to anyone looking for a great experience in Aruba!

Great Hotel with Great Food
krazeehair, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Tue Jun 12 09:12:26 EDT 2018
This is the second time we've stayed at this hotel (the last time was over 15 yrs ago) and it remains above the rest...great service, food, entertainment and the people there are so nice. No complaints whatsoever. If you're looking for an all-inclusive, this is perfect. Next door is the Riu Palace Antilles Adults only hotel which is smaller. However, if you stay at one of these, you can play at both (we went to the disco at the adults only and had a great time. The last day we were there, the hotel had over 300 water balloons thrown in the pool and we had a HUGE water balloon fight in the pool...We hadn't had that much fun in years. It's a MUST VISIT!

Loved it!!
mkctome, St. Thomas
Sun Jun 10 16:42:29 EDT 2018
It was all good from check-in til we left 6 days later! We had the ocean view mini-suite which was very clean and comfortable with everything we needed. Hotel service was excellent, staff is friendly and efficient. The buffet is TO DIE FOR! and the specialty restaurants are also good. Pool is huge and swim up bar is nice. We were always able to find chairs by the pool or on the beach. There is also a small pier with shops and a bar on it. Although I was a little disappointed in Aruba itself; ( it's basically an over-populated desert island) the resort was wonderful. I enjoyed the trip mainly due to it.



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