We just got back from a week long stay at the Riu Aruba. If you go to this hotel you must request building A 9th or 10th floor only. Building A, the main building is the newest and nicest of the three towers. Please note only 9th and 10th floors of building A have nice large balconies. Building C is not renovated and has tiny balconies without chairs. Building B is partially renovated with very small balconies. We stayed in room 902, Junior Suite Ocean view and it looked exactly as pictured on the website, our view was incredible! The room was nice, but this is a no frills hotel. If you want turn down service, fresh towels or soap you must call to request it... The bed is huge, but as hard as a rock, you should request a mattress pad as soon as you check in! The beach and pool are incredible, we were able to get a palapa every day after about 2-3pm, the sun is so strong people start to leave the beach after lunch.
Breakfast is at Don Felipe's buffet which was fine. For lunch you have an option of two buffets, the Nautilus and Don Felipe. We preferred Don Felipe as it seamed cleaner.
We tried two of the four all inclusive restaurants. After each meals we were both extremely nauseas! The dinner food is horrible, eat at your own risk!! The restaurants are very quiet and do not play music in the background, I never noticed how awkward a meal in a restaurant is without music! At the all inclusive restaurants the choices are slim and it is almost impossible for a veg to have a meal. They will serve wine only with dinner, it is not possible to order a mixed drink. After both horrible meals at the hotel we decided it was not worth another ruined night and decided to eat dinner out for the remainder of our trip. Across the street is about a mile long strip of restaurants, shops and bars catered to tourists.
Aruba is a beautiful island, unbeatable beaches and weather.... i look forward to going back, but will not stay at this hotel again!!
- 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, Diners ... more less
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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