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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)
2019 Exceptional Value
Honeymoon: Surprise gift in room, small bottle of Tequila, king bed (subject to availability at time of check-in), late check-out (subject to availability at time of departure), complimentary upgrade to next available room category (subject to availability and upon request), $35 spa credit on a selected couples massage for two (120 min). This discount applies per couple, per stay and 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 ŕ 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:
Milano - Italian a la carte restaurant. Open for dinner.
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.
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Volleyball, Waterpolo, Ping Pong, Billards
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Live music, Casino, Variety Shows, Riu Theme Shows
Apple Vacations Customer Satisfaction Score
Hotel Average
What to expect
Food Quality
Comfort
Cleanliness
Service
427 Recommend
427 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Riu Palace Aruba to their friends and family



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RUI ARUBA PALACE
LINDA A.
Dec 07 2018
Fantastic staff, food, rooms, beach and entertainment. Would definitely go back.
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DEAN D.
Nov 28 2018
One of the nicest all-inclusive's we have stayed at.
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One happy place to stay
MATTHEW R.
Nov 21 2018
We loved staying at the Riu Palace. It was very clean and comfortable. The only complaint we had was that the beds were hard, but usually we were so tired it didn't affect our sleep. The nightly entertainment was great, especially the Mr. Riu show! I wish that they had the entertainment information posted somewhere so you knew what time and what show was going to happen. We missed majority of the show on our last night in Aruba, which was disappointing because it was the acrobatic show. From what we saw of it at the end it would have been amazing to see the whole show. The beach and pool area are very clean. If you want one of the huts on the beach you need to get up early and put your stuff out on it to save it. We never had a problem getting one though. We aren't very big drinkers but what drinks we had they were good, they put enough alcohol in them but not too much. The food was good, lots of variety at the buffet. Each night they had a different theme for dinner. The other restaurants were ok, a little confusing how they worked. This was our first time at an all inclusive resort and they didn't really explain how things worked in the restaurants, they just assumed everyone knew. We ended up mostly eating in the buffet restaurant. Overall we really enjoyed our stay and would definitely consider going back.
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Tony CP
FRANK R.
Nov 16 2018
Excellent hotel and staff. I will go back.
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MARY R.
Nov 07 2018
I was very disappointed in the fact there was mold in our room. When I asked to change ,as I have asthma, was told no other rooms available. I took pics if you would like. 2nd, the DePalma rep for Apple knew nothing about the extrasame we were suppose to recv. L I keep some type of credit?would still like to know about this. Also, we were suppose to be able to eat at riu AND Riu Palce. Riu would only let us try buffet, n I think restaurants. theservice and the food , the beach and rest of the ho
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Fantastic
CAMERON B.
Jul 11 2018
Great location and the room was great
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Beautiful resort
TRAVIS K.
Jul 08 2018
Very nice resort and the staff was friendly and accomodating. Strongly recommend.
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Riu Palace Aruba and Apple Vacations
JODY S.
Jul 03 2018
All of the staff at the Riu Palace Aruba were awesome! They took great care of us and helped manage our wedding perfectly! I have and will continue to refer Apple and Riu to all of my friends!! A+++++
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Great Family Vacation
TIMOTHY W.
Jun 27 2018
The RIU Palace resort was just as beautiful as it looked on-line. Check-in went very smoothly and we were directed quickly to our room. Our Junior Suite with ocean view did not disappoint! It was on the top floor with a big walk-out balcony that had stunning views of the beach and ocean. The sunset each night was breathtaking! Our room was fine for the three of us, our son slept on the foldout coach. The bathroom was spacious enough to easily change in, and the double sinks were a nice touch. The restaurants and bars were easy to find. The food was typical of all-inclusive resorts, but we felt it was the best of the other resorts we have visited. The lobby bar served the best drinks, the pool bar the worst. They seemed too busy to really pay attention to what they were making. I swear my dirty monkey cocktail was just chocolate milk, you couldn't taste any alcohol. The strawberry margaritas were awful too, just sugar water and tequila. Our son really liked the coffee shop and pastries. The beach was clean and great to spend the afternoon. We always found a lounger and never felt crowded. The night entertainment needed some work, lots of bad acting and singing. The poolside entertainment was much better and fun to watch. Overall a great family vacation!
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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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Riu Palace Hotel
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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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Winter getaway for a week
Marsh2351, Aliquippa, Pennsylvania
Wed Dec 12 13:01:37 EST 2018
Super friendly staff. Manager was very attentive to a few minor problems in our room. Weather is perfect in December 80s day 70s night. All inclusive with several ethnic restaurant choices. Room service meals were below par. Buffet for lunch and dinner provided a variety of choices with a very attentive staff. My fiancé had one day that might have caused a food related illness. Plenty of water sports on property.

Hotel Morrisson Dania Beach Florida
coopsloop, Vancouver, Canada
Wed Dec 12 09:16:01 EST 2018
I chose this hotel because it is close to the cruise ship terminal and close to the airport. It is part of the Choces Chain Of Hotels. The Hotel is very clean with nice comfy beds. A good Complimentry breakfast in the morning too. The Hotel provides a free shuttle to and from the airport. Amenineties within walking distance is limited. There is a subway Restsurant and a few other restaurants. There is a Walgreens too. Too compensate the Hotel offers a free shuttle to nearby shopping. The staff is excellent I would stay there again

Aruba
Roy L, Hagerstown, Maryland
Tue Dec 11 23:17:06 EST 2018
Great resort. Cant wait to go back for the 20th time. the weather was great and so was the food. was able to walk every where, we were in the center of everything. Beaches were white as snow, and you could walk forever.

Riu Palace Aruba
Apple129RA, Rockaway, New Jersey
Tue Dec 11 13:22:41 EST 2018
We were 3 couples that went to Riu Palace Aruba in October 2018. We had a junior suite.. Very nice room..overlooking the pool and ocean. Good entertainment. Buffet was excellent. A number of specialty restaurants were very good, Had a great time. Very nice beach .

Fun in the sun
Susan s,
Tue Dec 11 10:09:42 EST 2018
What a magnificent place!! Excellent t service, great food and exceptional staff— Nelson, Henry, Raul, Ana, Kevin, Ale!!! Water sports right on the beach nearby! Great variety of food on site , close shopping or a cab/bus ride downtown for more shops and great restaurants. Clean island... would go back in a heartbeat!!!



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