$490 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jul 11, 2015 Check-out: Jul 14, 2015

Riu Palace Aruba All Inclusive

4 stars
View map of JE Irausquin Blvd. 79, Oranjestad,

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.2
out of 5
318 reviews
Engagement Trip

This trip was perfect! The beach and room were clean and great. I am pretty picky when it comes to... See full review

  • Bryan L.
  • Jun 13, 2015
Aruba

The Riu was fabulous! We loved the pool, food drinks and location on the beach. The staff was... See full review

  • Maria A.
  • Apr 14, 2015

The all-inclusive Riu Palace Aruba in Oranjestad is the best place to enjoy the magic of the Caribbean. Situated on the beautiful golden white sands of Palm Beach, it's no wonder the hotel was named one of the 'Best Caribbean Resorts' in Condé Nast Traveler's 23rd Annual Reader's Choice Awards in 2010. The beautiful grounds are perfectly manicured in an attentive Dutch style, while the architecture is an inspired interpretation of classical Indian and Moghul-era styles. Palm Beach is just steps away, beckoning visitors with the warmest waters in the Caribbean.

Dining
Dining at the Riu Palace Aruba all-inclusive hotel is as luxurious as expected. Breakfast is served in grand buffet style and reservations are required in order to dine at the fusion, Japanese or Italian restaurants on site. A poolside grill also is a steakhouse. If dining “out” seems daunting, room service is available 24 hours a day.
Rooms
All of the 450 rooms at the Riu Palace Aruba all-inclusive hotel feature crown molding, stately marble columns and at least a partial view of the Caribbean. Some suites feature terrace Jacuzzis. Guests enjoy the stocked mini-bar, coffee maker, cable TV, telephone, radio alarm clock and Wi-Fi access. Hydro-massage tubs, hairdryers and complimentary Lavarino Cosso toiletries are in every bathroom at the all-inclusive Riu Palace Aruba.
Property features
Among the multi-starred amenities at the Riu Palace Aruba all-inclusive hotel is the Vita Novus Spa, which is a tranquil oasis complete with East Asian influences including burbling water features and statues of Buddha. Opt for a steam or sauna, or further indulge in a massage or facial treatment. Get your hair done at the on-site beauty salon (fees apply).
Highlights

Aruba's premiere resort and spa destination is lavishly appointed with two fresh water swimming pools, a Jacuzzi, a sauna, a gym, a solarium-terrace and a wellness center that provides massages, facials and body treatments. Players will find peace, happiness and prosperity at the Riu Palace's casino, and golfers will love the beautiful and challenging 18-hole course. Foodies will be in heaven with a variety of choices, from the fusion restaurant, Krystal, to Japanese cuisine at Sayuri, Italian at Milano or steak at the Riu Palace's grill house. Room service is available 24 hours a day, and the resort's many bars are always open. Downtown Oranjestad is the premiere shopping capital of Aruba and is just a short shuttle ride from the Riu Palace. 

Nearby attractions
  • Pedernalis (1.1 mi/2.1 km)
  • Bubali Bird Sanctuary (1.9 mi/3.1 km)
Business
  • Business center with computer workstations (fees apply)
  • Free WiFi access in lobby area and guest rooms
Transportation
  • Aruba International Airport (5.5 mi/8.9 km)

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Riu Palace Aruba All Inclusive Rooms

Suite Ocean View
All rooms of this category are equipped with: two double beds, air conditioning, ceiling fan, satellite and local TV, radio alarm clock, direct dial phone, minibar & liquor dispenser, in room safe, iron & ironing board, balcony or terrace, split level, living room area with sofa or sofa bed, bathroom with hydro-massage tub, hairdryer and Italian Bathroom amenities kit "Lavarino Cosso". Coffe maker.
Jr Suite Jacuzzi Ocean VIew
All rooms of this category are equipped with: one king size bed, air conditioning, ceiling fan, satellite and local TV, radio alarm clock, direct dial phone, minibar & liquor dispenser, in room safe, iron & ironing board, balcony or terrace, split level, living room area with sofa or sofa bed, bathroom with hydro-massage tub, hairdryer and Italian Bathroom amenities kit "Lavarino Cosso". Outside Jacuzzi. Coffe maker.
Junior Suite Partial View
All rooms of this category are equipped with: two double beds, air conditioning, ceiling fan, satellite and local TV, radio alarm clock, direct dial phone, minibar & liquor dispenser, in room safe, iron & ironing board, french balcony or balcony. Bath room with hairdryer and Italian Bathroom amenities, "Lavarino Cosso. Coffe maker.
Junior Suite Ocean View
All rooms of this category are equipped with: two double beds, air conditioning, ceiling fan, satellite and local TV, radio alarm clock, direct dial phone, minibar & liquor dispenser, in room safe, iron & ironing board, balcony or terrace. Bath room with hairdryer and Italian Bathroom amenities "Lavarino Cosso". Coffe maker.

Amenities

  • All inclusive
  • Free internet in room
  • Free parking
  • Pool
Activities
Pool
Fitness Center
Casino
Dining
All inclusive
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Conference facilities
Internet
Free internet in room
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • Surf Club: 0.9 mi
  • Bye Bye Nature: 1.8 mi
  • The Thode's residence: 2.7 mi

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Two Conference Rooms Perfect for groups, people with Theater style, Private functions and dinners, Cocktail receptions up, All equipment available, Should you require information regarding special services including group rates for a future date, a corporate incentive or association meeting, family reunion, banquet or catering needs for a special occasion.

Dining

Japanese
A la carte Japanese restaurant of specialties for dinner. Reseravtions required.
Pool and Swim-up bar
Pool and swim-up bar
Gourmet Restaurant
A la carte Gourmet restaurant of specialties for dinner. Reservations required.
Main Restaurant
The main restaurant serves buffet style with show cooking, International and local specialities.
Grill Steakhouse
A la carte Greill Steakhouse restaurant specialties for dinner. reservations required.
Lunch and snacks
During tha day all kind of snacks available.
Sports Bar
Enjoy playing at the sports bar opened 24 hrs.
Italian
A la carte Italian restaurant of specialties for dinner. Reservations required.
Lounge bar
Lounge bar with terrace
Exterior bar
Exterior bar with terrace

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
4:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Riu Palace Aruba All Inclusive

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
318 out of 318
Amenities:
4.2
Cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.3
Comfort:
3.9
Location:
4.7
Value:
4.1

89% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Riu Palace Aruba All Inclusive

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Bryan L.
Business
N/A
Jun 13, 2015

Engagement Trip

This trip was perfect! The beach and room were clean and great. I am pretty picky when it comes to food and the food was delicious at every place. The bar staff were very attentive and made the stay even better. I have recommended RIU palace to friends and family. I look forward to staying at RIU in the future!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Riu Palace Aruba All Inclusive

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Dern Vadim
Business
East Brunswick
Apr 15, 2015

Aging All Inclusive

It all started with the strong smell of musk and cigarettes from the decades of smoke in the main lobby. Then it became clearly evident that all-inclusive is not the way to go in Aruba. Do your self a favor and stay at a newer location and visit the restaurants in town. A lot of kids too.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Riu Palace Aruba All Inclusive

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Maria A.
Business
East hanover
Apr 14, 2015

Aruba

The Riu was fabulous! We loved the pool, food drinks and location on the beach. The staff was fabulous and was there 24/7!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Riu Palace Aruba All Inclusive

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Ted
Business
N/A
Apr 6, 2015

Great Vacation spot.

The staff was wonderful, the hotel RIU Palace was great, views were fantastic, and the trip experience was marvelous. Note: If you live in the USA, no matter what you are told, you can not bring back Cuban cigars. Don't waste your money, smoke them while you relax on the beach.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Riu Palace Aruba All Inclusive

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Thomas Y.
Business
N/A
Mar 26, 2015

RIU

We have stayed at 4 other RIU's in the Carribean. This was by far the best. Staff LIKED their jobs (Wati in the dining room) and were wonderful in every aspect. Beautiful room, view, beach.We're headed back

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Riu Palace Aruba All Inclusive

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Veeb
Business
N/A
Mar 16, 2015

Truly zipless vacation

Every aspect of our 9day was superb! All staff were super friendly and professional, the food venues were great, and the location on Palm Beach was perfect. This explains why this was our third stay in three years.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Riu Palace Aruba All Inclusive

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Carlos B.
Business
Leesburg
Mar 4, 2015

Family trip

It was constriction and the hotel was too noisy they couldnt change our room and the hotel wasn't full the Stufft wasn't friendly

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Riu Palace Aruba All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Debra C.
Business
N/A
Mar 1, 2015

Nice getaway

The hotel needs to be renovated. Our room was okay at least the ac was good. The beds are hard as a rock. The food at the buffet was great. We been to the Riu twice and did have a good time.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Riu Palace Aruba All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Don L.
Business
N/A
Feb 23, 2015

Great family trip

Great weather and service was great. Toured the island and went fishing also. Would highly recommend.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Riu Palace Aruba All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Donny L
Business
Gardner
Feb 20, 2015

Awesome

The Riu was awesome. We got a great deal on our vacation and it was amazing. From the food, to the pool, to the beach, me and my family had a great time. My only complaint is that the bed was very hard. Other than that, we all loved it!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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