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The Ritz-Carlton Aruba


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Experience The Ritz-Carlton Aruba, one of Aruba's newest luxury hotels lining the spectacular Palm Beach. Pristine beaches and stunning landscapes provide guests with all the luxury and elegance on offer in Aruba. The hotel offers fine dining, wellness programs, endless activities, and a prime location to create a memorable vacation for the whole family.

Each of the 320 rooms offers a private balcony, 24-hour room service, free WiFi, and spacious private bathrooms so you can relax during your stay. Get plenty of rest in high-quality linens and The Ritz-Carlton signature featherbeds. For the highest in luxury, upgrade to the Club Level for access to a private lounge with hors d'ouevres and beverages all day long, a magnificent view from your own balcony, and private check-out.

The Ritz-Carlton Aruba offers two a la carte restaurants, a pool bar, and a lounge. The trattoria Solanio offers delectable dishes with an Italian accent. Enjoy ocean breezes with alfresco dining, or sit indoors and enjoy views of the open-air kitchen. Les Crustaces offers stylish and sophisticated meals, with views of the ocean from the terrace. Enjoy casual poolside lunch at Madero Argentinian Grill, and indulge in cocktails at the Divi Bar & Lounge.

Fill your days relaxing on magnificent Palm Beach, swim in the pools, or take part in any number of activities The Ritz-Carlton Aruba has on offer, from family activities to culinary demonstrations to mixology classes. Stay connected with computers in the business center. Children will enjoy scheduled activities at the Ritz Kids club (two hours free per stay!), as well as weekly movies nights. Parents can stay active in the fitness center with fitness classes, or unwind in the 15,000 square foot luxury spa facility with 13 treatment rooms, saunas, steam rooms, and whirlpools. Guests receive one spa skin consultation (reservations required). Come relax, indulge, and revel in a new standard of luxury.
HOTEL LOCATION
Situated on a privileged location on Palm Beach, The Ritz-Carlton Aruba overlooks the Caribbean Sea from an island oasis off the coast of Venezuela.
Address: #107 L.G Smith Boulevard
Palm Beach


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HOTEL FACILITIES
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Business Services
Meeting Rooms
Parking($)
Pools
Number of Pools: 2
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Sunfish Sailing: Additional Charge
Snorkeling: Additional Charge
Hobie Cats: Additional Charge
Paddle Boats: Additional Charge
Motorboats: Additional Charge
JetSki / Waverunner: Additional Charge
Waterskiing: Additional Charge
Wind Surf: Additional Charge
Other Sports Available
Horseback Riding: Additional Charge
Jogging Trail: Additional Charge
Raquetball: Additional Charge
Squash: Additional Charge
Health Club / Spa
Aerobics: Additional Charge
Jacuzzi: Additional Charge
Sauna: Additional Charge
Steam Room: Additional Charge
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge
HOTEL DETAILS
Overlooking the Caribbean Sea with miles of azure waters to explore, immerse yourself in a luxury island oasis offering 320 exclusive rooms and suites paired with private balconies and stunning ocean views. Welcome drink at check-in, local phone calls. Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 12:00 pm
Total Rooms: 320
Year Opened: 2013 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, Discover, American Express
ROOM TYPES
EXECUTIVE SUITE
Executive suite includes one king bed, a queen sized sofabed, a large living room, and a double balcony. Suite also features a minibar, a full marble bathroom with an oversized bathtub and shower, and more.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Balcony or Terrace
Kitchen
Minibar
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
JUNIOR SUITE
Junior suite includes one king bed and a queen size sofabed. Room also features a double balcony, a comfortable living room and dining area, and much more.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Balcony or Terrace
Kitchen
Minibar
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
CLUB OCEAN VIEW KING
Guestroom includes one king bed and a private balcony with beautiful partial ocean views. Room also features a minibar, a full bathroom with an oversized bathtub, luxury bath amenities, and more.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Balcony or Terrace
Kitchen
Minibar
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
CLUB COASTAL VIEW KING
Guestroom includes one king bed and a private balcony with coastline views. Room also features a minibar, turndown service, and a spacious bathroom with an oversized soaking bathtub and shower.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Balcony or Terrace
Kitchen
Minibar
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
COASTAL VIEW QUEEN EP
Private balcony with outdoor table and chairs, and Northern views of the Caribbean coastline and ocean. Two queen beds. 550 sq. ft.
2 Queen Beds Other Amenities -
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
STANDARD OCEAN FRONT KING
Sweeping oceanfront views from private balcony. Free WiFi. Bathrobes and bathtub. One king bed.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
STANDARD OCEAN VIEW QUEEN
Private balcony with outdoor table and two chairs, and views of the pool and courtyard with panoramic side views of the ocean. 2 queen beds. 550 sq. ft.
2 Queen Beds Other Amenities -
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
STANDARD LIMITED VIEW
Private balcony with partial ocean views and outdoor dining table and chairs. 1 king bed. 550 sq. ft.
Other Amenities -
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
CLUB OCEAN VIEW QUEEN
Guestroom includes two queen beds and a private balcony with partial ocean views. Room also features a full bathroom with luxury amenities and an oversized bathtub, a minibar, and much more.
2 Queen Beds Other Amenities -
Balcony or Terrace
Kitchen
Minibar
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
CLUB COASTAL VIEW QUEEN
Guestroom includes two queen beds and a private balcony with coastline views. Room also features a minibar, turndown service, and a spacious bathroom with an oversized bathtub and shower.
2 Queen Beds Other Amenities -
Balcony or Terrace
Kitchen
Minibar
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
STANDARD OCEAN FRONT QUEEN
Sweeping oceanfront views from private balcony. Free WiFi. Bathrobes and bathtub. Two queen beds.
2 Queen Beds Other Amenities -
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
COASTAL VIEW KING
Private balcony with table and two chairs, and Northern views of the Caribbean coastline and ocean. 1 king bed. 550 sq. ft.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
STANDARD OCEAN VIEW KING
Private balcony with table and two chairs. Views of the pool and courtyard with panoramic side views of the ocean. 1 king bed. 550 sq. ft.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
DINING
There are 4 Restaurants at The Ritz-Carlton Aruba:
DIVIBar and Lounge - Lobby bar and light snacks. Open daily from 8:00 am - 1:00 am. To go coffee and snacks from 8:00 am. Drink service begins at 11:00 am.
Madero Argentinian Grill - Casual poolside bar & grill and Argentinian Steakhouse. Open for lunch daily from 10:30 am - 5:30 pm, and open for dinner on Sunday, Monday, Thursday, and Saturday from 6:30 am - 1:00 am.
BLT Steak - Steakhouse cuisine that features steaks, seafood, and sides
Solanio - Italian dishes offered on the terrace with al fresco dining. Breakfast and lunch from 6:30 am - 3 pm daily. Dinner on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm. Dinner reservations recommended.
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Daily family activities, Ritz Kidz club, Daily culinary demonstration in Lobby lounge, access to spa, fitness center, and fitness classes. Non-motorized watersports including kayaks, standing paddle boards, and floating rafts.
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS
Two hour fun and interactive Ritz Kids activity per stay. Weekly movie night for children at Ritz Kids.

TripAdvisor Web Reviews
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Best hotel in Aruba, but falls short of Ritz-Carlton standards
world_traveler_ct, Stamford, CT, USA
Wed Feb 21 15:43:14 EST 2018
Ritz-Carlton Aruba is arguably the best hotel on the island, but an uneven service coupled with some hospitality shortcomings, keep its offering from being a true 5-star. Rooms: - Stayed in Executive Suite. Extremely spacious (1100 sq ft) with amazing beach front views. Short on room decor. The walls are begging for some art, even cheap one. - Master bath is huge, but has only 3 LED lights which are not enough for the size. - Sofa bed in the living room has a terrible mattress. Hotel should offer featherbed cover or equivalent. Beach: - Tail end of the famous Palm Beach. The sand is not as good (soft) as in other High Rise hotel areas. The water entry is quite shallow, good for small kids; not so good for adults who actually want to swim. - There is no shortage of beach lounges and their cushions are very comfortable. However, if you want to get a a good spot on the beach, be ready to claim your spot before 8:00am. - For the size of the beach and number of rooms (320 in total), there are not enough beach attendants. Food: - Madero at the beach is absolutely fantastic! The tacos and ice cream shack is equally great. Waiting staff is a pleasure to deal with and everything is done with a smile. - Divi bar/lounge is understaffed and under-managed. If it rains and guests can't be on the terrace, it is a complete chaos inside. No manager is available to orderly sit people, it is all first-come, first-serve. The waiters run around like mad (understaffed) and forget that people in attendance are on vacation. Not surprisingly, it takes forever to get some sushi or a drink. - Ritual Coffee shop is a must! What a great place for breakfast or afternoon bite. Overall, if your travels bring you to Aruba -- this is the place to be. Just don't expect it to match the service quality found at Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman or similar.

Would come back to Aruba again, just for this hotel
AvidSpartan, New York City, New York
Wed Feb 21 14:32:19 EST 2018
I can't say enough about this hotel experience. We started and ended our vacation at the Ritz. We spent 2 days at the Hyatt, that I would like to forget, and were so grateful to be back at the Ritz to wrap up the vacation. This is currently the last hotel at the end of the "high rise" district, which may be why it felt so much more calm and peaceful than the Hyatt, which quite frankly, felt like a chaotic Floridian theme park. The gentleman who checked us in, Sora, made the experience (thanks so much for the upgrade!), and continued to check in on us when we returned from the Hyatt. Absolutely peaceful, luxurious experience, and we look forward to staying with you again!

Good Hotel - NOT on Par with other Ritz properties or 5* Hotels
Ken M, Denver
Wed Feb 21 13:52:59 EST 2018
My wife and I just returned from the Ritz Carlton Aruba over Presidents Day (2018). This will not be a lengthy review but wanted to provide a few details on this property so you can make an informed decision when booking. We stay at Ritz properties all over the world as well as other fine hotels that are usually associated with AMEX Fine Hotels Platinum Travel. In fact, we were recently at the Ritz in Laguna Beach in Dana Point, CA. That hotel is a great example of a Ritz Property!! Consistently excellent customer service, housekeeping, etc. The Ritz Aruba is not on par with with other Ritz properties in our opinion, especially considering our 5 night stay in an Executive Suite was in excess of $8,000, and we ate all of our meals off site with the exception of our free daily breakfast buffet which incidentally was excellent! Talk about pricey! We made the General Manager Louella Brezovar (Louella.Brezovar@ritzcarlton.com) aware of two issues we experienced during our 5 night stay and she did respond via email while we were at the hotel but she did NOTHING to satisfy us nor make us want to visit the property if and when we return to Aruba. I even showed here a draft of this Tripadvisor Review. Issue #1: The hotel beach was extremely over-crowded and beach chairs were at a premium to say the least. I went down one morning at 7:30am and EVERY chair on the beach was taken! Chairs by the 18+ Adult Relaxation pool area were typically taken by about 11am everyday but we had no real issues getting chairs at the pool. FYI, if you are looking for a resort without a lot of kids, this hotel is not for you. We estimated the guests were equally divided between children and adults and the main pool (which we only walked by) was a complete zoo. Issue #2: Housekeeping was incredibly awful! We sent photos to Luella documenting that dirty towels (not ours) were left on chairs in our room and after turn-down service, there was trash and "debris" left in our toilet that was not there when we left our room. Our room was probably only vacuumed once during our stay. I deliberately left a small lifesaver wrapper on the floor and few times to see if they indeed vacuumed the floors and it was there for the duration of our stay. Pros: Frangina the Concierge was truly excellent! Location is great and the beach was nice - white sand with very few rocks, just plan on arriving before 7am (or earlier) to get a beach chair. The casino was nice and got to hang out with some of the regular guests for several hours. Incidentally, they agreed that the big knock against the Ritz Aruba is housekeeping. We excepted more, especially when paying in excess of $1,300 a night. Good Luck and Happy Travels

Great get awa
lakehome548, Laconia, New Hampshire
Wed Feb 21 09:41:29 EST 2018
This hotel is very nice - though, it is not as luxurious nor attentive to their guests as other Ritz Carlton hotels we have stayed at... The mattress in our room was broken and it took two+ days to address our concern. The cleanliness of our room was excellent - hats off to the housekeeping staff. The concierge services were exemplary. The restaurants at the hotel are superb. I highly recommend the addition of more stores/boutiques in the hotel. I know several men and women commented on willingness to shop in the hotel, but too few options.

Excellent Accommodations
BostonBF, Boston, Massachusetts
Tue Feb 20 10:17:23 EST 2018
Overall, I enjoyed my experience at the Ritz Carlton Aruba. The hotel was clean, upscale, and in my opinion located on the best section of Palm Beach where it is a little less crowded. Let's start with what could be improved so as to end on a positive note. The service at the bar/restaurant just behind the beach and between the 2 pools was horrendous. We went there for lunch on our first day, and it ended up taking over 2 hours. Guests all around were frustrated. The man at the table next to me got a turkey sandwich when his food was delivered instead of the burger that he ordered, and said "this is not what I ordered, but at this point I am so starving that I am going to eat it!". Service took a very long time, and when our food finally came an hour or so after ordering, it was cold which is very frustrating. Not a great experience. We did not go back here. I'll focus the rest of my comments on the accommodations. Upon check-in, our receptionist offered us several room options at the price we booked at based upon preference (such as sacrificing view vs. getting a large suite for example) and even provided upgrade options at a cost. I really appreciated this - once you are on the property, you get a much better feel for what you want as opposed to when you book on a website months before. We ended upon in an ocean front room with 2 queen beds. The queen beds were not American sized - they were rather small, but fine. Not exceptionally comfortable, but I've slept on worse. The room itself was very spacious, very clean, and upscale. The front balcony was amazing, with stunning views of the Caribbean and pool! And there was very tasteful live entertainment at night that you could watch from your balcony. We also rented a cabana at the pool. The service there was exceptional. It was also great to have the option of an all-adult pool. Overall, despite a couple of shortcomings, I would definitely come back. After strolling up and down the boardwalk and looking at the various Palm Beach options, the Ritz seemed to be the best option in terms of being less crowded, less noisy, and of the best quality.



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