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Riu Palace Aruba


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All Inclusive    

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 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


AW
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
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
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
DINING
Riu Palace Aruba features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 5 Restaurants at Riu Palace Aruba:
Nautilus - Grill steakhouse. Open for dinner.
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.
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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Some suggestions
JANETTE S.
Jan 30 2019
I would like to see bar service on the beach and also doing lunch on the beach so people dont have to worry about wearing their bathing suits in the restaurants. Also appreciated the gluten free options at breakfast but really need to add som gf desserts at the restaurants, like creme brle or flourless chocolate cake!
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beach chairs
WILLIAM H.
Jan 23 2019
we had to get up very early to RESERVE a our palapas and chairs. there has to be a better system! And I think they should have reservations for the restaurants rather than have to stand around and wait 1 - 1 1/2 hrs for a table. over all things were great.
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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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Great!
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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Mold
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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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Lovely resort. Beware hand-foot-and-mouth disease for children
L0w_R0ller, Brighton
Sun Mar 24 20:03:04 EDT 2019
This was the second time me and my wife stayed at the resort. It is a wonderful all-inclusive, with numerous meal options, a very relaxing layout that allows one to wander around the premises, and a gorgeous turquoise beach. Really a pleasure. Staff is fantastic. We booked through Sunwing for a hassle-free experience getting and staying there. Unfortunately our older daughter developed a rash and blisters around her mouth, feet, diaper area, and hands. All the tell-tale signs of hand-foot-and-mouth disease. We had read earlier reviews from January prior to booking, and we saw that this was an issue, but we figured it would have been resolved by now. Clearly not. It's a kid-friendly resort, but unfortunately I would not recommend bringing young children here, which is a major shame.

Fantastic First Extended Stay on Aruba at Riu Palace
SailRow, Duluth, Minnesota
Sun Mar 24 14:33:36 EDT 2019
While my wife and I had briefly stopped twice in Aruba while on Princess Cruises, this year was the year to spend an extended 14 day stay at the Hotel Riu Palace Aruba. We were definitely not disappointed. We had a tenth floor ocean view and deck looking to the west with a fabulous vista of the Caribbean Sea and the pool area. Having stayed at other Riu Palaces in Playa and Cabo, we expected the same quality and were definitely not disappointed. We ate most of our meals at the large hotel buffet; all meals were very well done and tasty. I must especially compliment the hostesses, wait staff, cooks, food prep people; their energy, smiles, and good natured attitudes was super. The rest of the hotel staff, from room maintenance, to bartenders, pool attendants, and entertainment workers did a fab job of making sure everyone had a great time at the Palace. My only complaint in the 14 days, and a small one at that, was the exercise room was always extremely warm & humid......hard to get a good workout at 7:00 am in the morning. All in all, would we go back to this Riu? Absolutely!

Rooms are incredibly damp
2ayearOntario, ontario
Sat Mar 23 20:12:44 EDT 2019
I’m currently staying at the riu palace. I can’t get over how incredibly damp our rooms are. Linens feel wet, our clothes in our room feel wet, so uncomfortable. I wish I knew this before booking. I honestly dread going to my room for the evening for this reason alone. Many guests who are currently here are voicing the same complaint. The Sunwing rep on our bus on the way to the hotel did give us a heads up but I had no idea it was as bad as it is. Can’t wait to leave!

Buyer Beware
Mommasoup,
Sat Mar 23 12:20:01 EDT 2019
WARNING...Do NOT book through the riu website. When we arrived they up charged us saying our reservation went through as 2 adults and 2 babies (which are free), when in fact we booked 2 adults and two children (even listed their names and ages) which we thought we had paid for. In order to check us in, they made us pay extra, after admitting it’s a common problem with their site. It felt like a total bait and switch. Cons: -Very aggressive photographers. My son who is 16 told them no at least 3 times before they pressured him into taking a photo, we are trying to teach him no means no and these men took it way too far. My 13 year old daughter would hide under her towel any time they would approach as they made her feel uncomfortable too. -You must wake up early to go down to claim your seat on the beach or at the pool. Not my idea of relaxing on vacation. Have seen it done much better at other resorts. -Tipping daily (for each drink, meal and room cleaning) is normal and even expected. This is the first time in numerous all inclusive resorts that we’ve visited that tipping was normal or even allowed. -Front desk staff was not very friendly nor were they accommodating. . Pros: -Bar statf, waitstaff and house keeping were all very friendly -rooms were cleaned often and well -location was perfect -there were plenty of food options for the amount of time we were there (4 days). Breakfast and lunch (except the poolside offering) didn’t change so they may have gotten old if we were there a week. Tips: -chair clips are important due to the wind and it helps to identify your chairs after waking up early to save them -we brought uno splash, waterproof cards and spot it splash to play in the pool with my antsy teenagers and husband. Helped fill the time and fun to play at the tables in the pool. -happy we brought Tervis tumblers with silicone straws, kept our drinks cold and sand out.

I CANNOT SAY ENOUGH GOOD THINGS ABOUT THE SERVICE AT THIS HOTEL
Jim P, Johnston, Rhode Island
Sat Mar 23 06:14:13 EDT 2019
We visited the RIU PALCE for the 3rd time . This time we visited from March 11th to the 19th 2019. My experience has been that the staff at this hotel does everything it can to address one's needs. The FRONT DESK MANAGER did an excellent job in addressing an issue that was brought to his attention. You could see that the entire FRONT DESK PERSONNEL were well-managed as they were all courteous and professional. Additionally, my wife had a "sun issue" one day whereby we were going to have to spend some time on the deck. I mentioned it a member of the housekeeping staff. The Manger of Housekeeping visited our room to see if my wife needed medical care from a doctor as the hotel could provide for that (I am sure there would be a cost but the mere fact that it was available was impressive.) A sincere thank you to everyone for making our stay an enjoyable one once again!



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