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Hotel Riu Palace Aruba

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At a Glance

    Pros

  • beautiful vistas
  • drink dispensers in all rooms
  • large and lively pool area

    Cons

  • pool area is always crowded and loud
  • unimpressive à la carte restaurants
  • standard Riu interior decor is a bit out of place for an island destination

Fodorite Reviews

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Hotel Riu Palace Aruba Review

This white wedding cake of a resort towers over Palm Beach with one 8-story and two 10-story towers. The lobby is done in a baroque European style that feels out of place for a beach resort. Food quality doesn't rise above the typical all-inclusive expectation. With no organized activities for children, the hotel isn't terribly family-friendly, and with large numbers of young people consuming lots of free alcohol, that is probably just as well. For a hotel its size, there are few on-site programs available. Rooms are either junior suites or regular doubles (doubles being carpeted) and have the signature in-room liquor dispenser of all Riu resorts.

    Hotel Details

  • 450 rooms.
  • Rate includes all-inclusive.
Updated: 03-04-2014

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    Hotel Riu Palace Aruba Review

    You all are completely wrong on your review! I have been to many world class resorts all over the world and particularly the Caribbean. The food is some of the best I have had at any resort! There are many onsite activities! There is snorkeling, beach volleyball, para-sailing, tubing, and also many pool activities. Every room in the resort has a great view of the Caribbean. This resort is top notch! I never saw any young people that were drinking! They are very strict on that subject! This resort is one of the best in the Caribbean! I really hope you write a better review of it in your next book. I am very disappointed in the last book.

    by onehappyislander86, 7/14/11

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