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Radisson Tops Hyatt

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Radisson Tops Hyatt

The top two high end resorts on Aruba are the Radisson and the Hyatt. I just returned from Aruba on September 18, and I checked out both (stayed at the Radisson-visited friends staying at the Hyatt). The Radisson was clearly better than the Hyatt, in my opinion. Among other factors that influenced my decision: There were a number of daily children's programs offered, even in the off season (mine are in college so I didn't check them out). The Laguna Restaurant offers a surprisingly reasonable special dinner option each night. On Saturday night, we had the all you can eat prime rib, with soup, salad, vegetables, and desert, for $24.00 pp (drink extra). I liked the casino (though I didn't gamble)-it even had a crap table. All rooms have sleep number beds. This is an excellent property, and it is usually cheaper than the Hyatt to boot.

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Did you consider the Marriott Stellaris while researching the top high end resorts?

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Shamrock-

Yes. In preparation for a trip to visit Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao, I purchased Caribbean guides from Frommer's, Fodor's, Lonely Planet, and The Rough Guide. Frommer's gave 2 stars to the Marriott and 3 stars to the Hyatt and the Radisson; Fodor's rated all 3 resorts as "highly recommended"; Lonely Planet listed all 3 properties; The Rough Guide praised the Radisson and did not list or mention the Hyatt or the Marriott. I also read real traveler comments and reviews on message boards such as Frommer's, Igougo, and TripAdvisor. Tripadvisor rated the Hyatt #2, Radisson #3, and the Marriott #4. From the above, I concluded that the Radisson was the place to stay. I checked out the Hyatt because one of my brother's co-workers was on vacation at the same time, so we hooked up for an evening. FYI, I am an attorney, and not a travel agent.

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HSLawyer,

Radisson or Hyatt for singles?

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Hi,

Thanks for the great information.

Actually, I have been to the Marriott several times. We prefer it over Hyatt and Rad.

I was asking if you, personally, had checked out the Marriott prior to deeming Rad & Hyatt the top two. And, if so, wondering why Marriott was not one of your considerations.

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hs/lawyer which tower did you stay in? i booked the aruba tower conceirge level did you stay there

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We've actually stayed at all three (Radisson, Hyatt, Marriott) Much prefer the Marriott. Away from the high rise congestion. (last hotel on the beach) Bright, airy rooms. Great service.

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