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lilian24
Reviewed 21 May 2012

My husband and I spent a week in Aruba. This was our first time visiting and it's true what they say about the winds. We got to the Riu around 3PM and we checked in right away. They gave us a nice room on the third floor of the side building facing the pool. It had a separate sitting area,...

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3Thank lilian24
Bayville, New Jersey
Reviewed 21 May 2012

We stayed at the Riu Palace Aruba from 4/23-5/1. Let me just say if I could have I would have given 3 1/2 stars. This was our fourth Riu and our least favorite for a variety of reasons. I will try to list the plusses and minuses. The Good: Beautiful hotel with a great location. Check in was very easy....

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4Thank dtagg5
Montgomery, Texas
Reviewed 21 May 2012

My husband and I stayed at the Riu Palace for a week and we had a great time. Yes, the beds are a bit hard but I slept like a baby on them. They are so big. I loved it. We had a room on the 10th floor of the Main Building, right in the middle. The views were incredible....

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2Thank ihall12
Burlington, VT
Reviewed 19 May 2012

We had a wonderful vacation at the Riu. We love travelling to different islands and resorts, and this was our first time staying at a Riu – we’ll definitely do it again. For this particular trip, we researched several resorts, and certainly did our research with this particular resort, as well. While there are some very negative reviews on this...

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16Thank melis2121
Reviewed 17 May 2012

The hotel is excellent but you have to knows few things,wi-fi has only in the lobby or another options is to pay $5 for one hour or to get some plan.You have to print your conformation e-mails for the transfer " airport-hotel" and conformation for your room.The food and the restaurants are fine,for some restaurants you have to do it...

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2Thank Bobiy
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 16 May 2012

My fiancé and I stayed at the Riu Palace Aruba from May 6-May 13, 2012. I had spent time reading the tripadvisor reviews of this hotel prior to our departure. Our flight to Aruba from Toronto went smoothly and when we arrived to our hotel after being shuttled over (15-20min ride) we were told our rooms were not ready and...

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4Thank Luv2Trvl1983
Reading, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 15 May 2012

Just returned from Rui had great time are rooms were on 10th floor and view was great.No problems with ac in room and maid service was fantastic.Yes paint is peeling along edge of pool.Yes if you want a hut you must get up early just like every other resort .Food was very good .Great snorkling on beach.Dont agree with all...

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11Thank russell a
Reviewed 15 May 2012

My boyfriend and I stayed at the Riu Palace in september of 2011 and had amazing weather and such a great time! (we are 27/28yrs old and from nj) This review is now our 2nd time May 8-13, 2012-we couldn't wait to come back!! Everything is spotless and the service is amazing, they really make you feel like royalty and...

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11Thank Kristi13085
New Haven, Connecticut
Reviewed 14 May 2012

The hotel itself it nice....the pool setup and access to the beach is great! The service here is average. For a nice hotel, staff should be more helpful. One of the biggest problems was dining...there are 5 restaurants here but only two are available for lunch. You must make a reservation to eat each night at the customer service desk...

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2Thank hwaz911
Huntsville, AL
Reviewed 14 May 2012

Hotel in great location. However... Room and hotel halls stunk of mold and garbage! A/C kept room cool but very moist and mold was visible on walls, furniture and shower walls. Ceiling peeling. Very disappointed in room, more like a super 8! Pool had peeling paint chips floating in water. Beach chair attendant made us move so he could stack...

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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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  • Wheelchair Access
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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: $574 - $994 (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
#11 Spa Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#12 Top resorts Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#15 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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