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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I booked our wedding here at the RIU and boy did we ever regret it, and so did our 50 guests. 8 of us stayed for 2 weeks and the rest stayed for 1 week this November. We did a destination wedding to avoid stress and hassle but that is all we got at this hotel. Let’s... More 

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North Ridgeville, Ohio
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64 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If I could rate this with halves I would likely give it a 3.5/5 instead of just a 3, for what that's worth. The good: the pool area, bars, staff, are fantastic. The only downside for any of the outdoors is how quickly the chairs go around the beach and the pool but that's to be expected at any resort... More 

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Thank Nikki M
RiuHotelsandResorts, Online Reputation Manager at Hotel Riu Palace Aruba, responded to this review

Dear guest, We would like to thank you for choosing RIU Hotels and Resorts for your holidays and for taking the time to give us your valued feedback. For us every comment is helpful in improving the hotel’s services and for ongoing and future staff training. On the one hand, we would like to thank you for bringing up your... More 

White Plains, New York
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Firstly, let me start by saying I NEVER WRITE REVIEWS but for this matter I felt it was important other travelers didn't have once in a lifetime memories ruined by this hotel the way I did. STAY AWAY FROM THIS HOTEL! I have been to 2 star holiday inns that are better than this. I wrote a long note to... More 

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3 Thank Melissa B
Toronto, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My experience at the Riu was the best I've had at a resort. I loved the elegance, comfort and room service. Loved the food and the kids club. I stayed 14 days but I could have stayed a month or longer and wouldn't have enough of the place.

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Thank _rdarocha60
New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were curious, so we went over to have cocktails and look around. WE DID NOT STAY IN ROOMS - so-- LOOK TO PEOPLE WHO RESIDED THERE FOR ROOM REFERENCES which seem a little sketchy. See the lobby pictures and pictures of the grounds as a reference, but in the rain, be aware that everything floods! We found the presentation... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Aruba is not cheap, let's start with that. I've been to all inclusives where I paid much less and arrived to an amazing unit prepared so lovely and romantically even tho it was not my wedding/honey moon and I had no issues AT ALL at other all-inclusive destination hotels. Since I paid over 2k for Aruba, I thought I would... More 

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1 Thank nutella2586
RiuHotelsandResorts, Online Reputation Manager at Hotel Riu Palace Aruba, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time to give us such honest and detailed feedback. I assure you this normally does not happen; however, I have used your feedback as a reminder for all of our team members of our procedure. It is important to us that our guests feel welcome and comfortable at our hotel. We are deeply... More 

Ontario, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have gone on may all inclusive trips before and never had to move rooms 2 times due to something in the room being broken, wet, smelly and mouldy. In the first room, the shower handle just fell off on its own. The room smelled really bad and the bed was wet. Second room the fridge kept making a loud... More 

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2 Thank bur2n85
RiuHotelsandResorts, Online Reputation Manager at Hotel Riu Palace Aruba, responded to this review

Dear guest, Many thanks for sharing your experience with us. We appreciate the opportunity to respond. As a service minded hotel chain, it is disappointing to hear that you encountered inconveniences in our property as mentioned in your review and that it caused your holiday to be less enjoyable. We are deeply disappointed to find that our team did not... More 

Romford, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in Riu Palace Aruba first 2 weeks of november. On our arrival we were greeted with warm welcome. Our room was very comfortable and with superb pool and sea view. Our room was in building C on the 6th floor with small balcony but with amazing sunset every evening. Very helpful staff, especially Olga in morning and afternoon... More 

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1 Thank 27ranjan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an outstanding all-inclusive vacation spot, with outstanding included restaurants and beverages, all but tips included. Outstanding dining, swimming, housekeeping and friendliness. Various extras available to purchase from local businesses, golfing, parasailing, a submarine tour of a reef, catamaran tours, snorkeling and scubaing, bus or Land Rover tours of the island, Jeep and RTV rentals. Some island sight seeing,... More 

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2 Thank Dan K
Fairfield, Connecticut
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am arrived at the Rio Palace in Aruba two days ago. When you first drive and it looks amazing! It looks elegant and grand and gets you excited. As soon as you walk into the lobby all you smell is cigarettes! We don't smoke and the lobby smells like an ashtray. The pictures you see online clearly don't represent... More 

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2 Thank cammarota5
RiuHotelsandResorts, Online Reputation Manager at Hotel Riu Palace Aruba, responded to this review

Dear guest, We would like to thank you for choosing RIU Hotels and Resorts for your holidays and for taking the time to give us your valued feedback. We appreciate your positive comments about our staff and the beach location. We only choose the best destinations for our hotels. On the other hand, we regret to read you were not... More 

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Casino and Gambling
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Minibar
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  • Room Service
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
> * Opened: summer 2007> * Situated in Palm Beach on the island of Aruba> * Two 10-story buildings, one 8-story building> * Located on the beach> * Complimentary sun loungers and parasols on the beach> * 4 km / 2.48 Miles from Oranjestad> * 700 m / 2296.7 Ft. From various shops> * 10 km / 6.21 Miles from the airport> * Credit cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Amex, Diners ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Riu Palace Aruba

Address: J.E. Irausquin Boulevard 79 | Palm Beach - Palm Beach, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba (Formerly Aruba Grand Beach Resort)
Region: Caribbean > Aruba > Palm - Eagle Beach
Price Range: £337 - £595 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Hotel Riu Palace Aruba 4.5*
Number of rooms: 450
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Also Known As:
Riu Palace Aruba Hotel Palm/Eagle Beach
Riu Aruba
Riu Palace Aruba Resort
Hotel Riu Palace Aruba Palm - Eagle Beach
Hotel Style:
#6 Business Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#11 Luxury Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#12 Spa Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#13 Top resorts Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#16 On the Beach Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#16 Romantic Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#18 Family Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
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“pay for upgrade”
 of 5 bubbles _rdarocha60, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“request for a newer building if you still choose to travel/choose this resort.”
 of 5 bubbles nutella2586, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“ensure to be in the newer building of the 3 buildings”
 of 5 bubbles bur2n85, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Higher floors in building C with Amazing pool and sunset view.”
 of 5 bubbles 27ranjan, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have a furnished balcony, free open stocked bar, a sitting area, and overlook the pool, beach, and sunset.”
 of 5 bubbles DanK217, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
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