In Aruba the Marriott Stellaris or Hyatt

Old Feb 13th, 2005, 07:02 PM
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In Aruba the Marriott Stellaris or Hyatt

Having a difficult time deciding we would be going the first week of July for 5 nights. Which would you choose?
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Old Feb 13th, 2005, 07:12 PM
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Not to give you an even harder decision, but I would definitely go with the Radisson. Betwee, the Marriott and the Hyatt, I would pick the Hyatt.
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Old Feb 13th, 2005, 07:35 PM
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We've been going to Aruba for the past eleven years. NYGiants27 has a point. We used to stay at the Radisson which has the best beach. Only problem, the hotel, pool, etc. is very spread out. The Hyatt is beautiful, beach just okay, rooms small and dark. Marriott is where we've been staying since it opened. Wonderful staff, services, rooms, amenities. My suggestion - if you're under 40, stay at the Hyatt - great bar with greater music, nice European style casino. Make sure you go to Madam Janette's!!
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Old Feb 14th, 2005, 04:03 AM
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We stayed at the Marriott Stellaris last spring. It is a very nice hotel with a nice property. The pools are large and have waterfalls with swim up bars. The beaches are nice. The room was large and modern with a balcony you can sit on. It is a lovely hotel and I would stay there again. I saw the Hyatt and walked through the lobby. We had a drink in a bar that overlooks the property. It is a gorgeous hotel and I wouldn't hesitate staying there. I did not see the pool, beach area or the rooms. So, I can't say which is better. I did think the area we were in was just beautiful. The top three hotels on the island are the Hyatt, Marriott and Radisson. Everyone you speak with will give you a different favorite. I believe all three properties are nice. I am going to say that in general a Hyatt is a higher quality chain than Marriott or Radisson. I do think that this is a great Marriott though and Like I said , I did not see the Radisson. The Hyatt does not have balconies you can sit on. I am not sure if that is important to you. We did not use the balcony at the Marriott because we were always going somewhere. I would look at pictures and amenities and prices and see where you can get the best deal. I doubt you will be disappointed in any of the three. I will give the edge to the Hyatt.
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Old Feb 14th, 2005, 05:47 AM
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Hyatt hands down!
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Old Feb 14th, 2005, 06:39 AM
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I would pick the Radisson or Hyatt.
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Old Feb 15th, 2005, 05:54 PM
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Also, if you pick the Marriott, it is a bit out of the way from the main strip where everything is. The Hyatt and Radisson are both right on it. The Radisson is the most recently renovated one of the bunch. The Marriott has ongoing construction. They are expanding.
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Old Feb 16th, 2005, 04:42 AM
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This issue is debated endlessly on this board -- I don't think you can go wrong with any of the choices, they are all wonderful properties, on the same beach, within a 10 minute walk of each other. I stayed at the Marriott in November and spent some time at both the Hyatt and Radisson. The Hyatt's public areas are beautiful, but it is a compact resort (more like a hotel) squeezed into a small space and not having a real balcony would put me off. But it is an upscale, elegant property, I love the ambience there. Both the Marriott and Radisson are much more sprawling, the Marriott is actually three resorts and is huge, which meant a few too many people for my taste but if you want tons of facilities from which to choose (three pools, numerous restaurants, etc.) pick the Marriott. Next time I go I would like to try the Radisson -- I loved the landscaping, waterfalls, the sprawling resort feel of the property, the less crowded pool and the wider, less crowded beach than the Hyatt and Marriott. In my opinion it's the most "tropical resort-like" of the three. It's more of an open-air design, with not many interior areas, the rooms are in several buildings on the property connected by landscaped paths.
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Old Feb 16th, 2005, 04:54 AM
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Eileen, you make me want to try Radisson! I never had the chance to see it but it sounds wonderful!
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Old Feb 16th, 2005, 09:59 AM
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These are all very helpful answers. Which of the 'big three' do you think has the best casino and which has the better nightlife? Thanks.
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Old Feb 16th, 2005, 12:15 PM
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The Hyatt is the most up-scale.I enjoyed the atmosphere here better than any of the others mentioned...That said, I must add that I didnt care for Aruba that much...The Hyatt was the most attractive place on the island.Madame Janetes is quite cool, though.If you go there..get a reservation for OUTSIDE!!!
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Old Feb 28th, 2005, 05:07 PM
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Just got back from the Hyatt in Aruba. I read all the same posts and debates over all these hotels and you know what, it doesn't matter. I met people that were staying at the Wyndam and Raddison and got to see their rooms and properties. All the hotels had nice properties and the pretty much share the same beach. Rooms at the Hyatt to me were kind of run down and had no balconies, where as at the Wyndham and Raddison did have better balconies. Really you can't go wrong at any of these hotels.
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I have stayed at all 3 of these hotels and like others have pointed out, each has its advantages and disadvantages. In my opinion, Aruba still does not have a real luxury hotel. I would give the edge to the Radisson, especially if you factor in price. The Hyatt rooms and bathrooms were small and tired looking when I stayed there about 6 years ago. The lack of balcony was a huge negative for me. I had an oceanfront room at the Radisson in the main bldg. and it was quite nice. The beach was nice but very crowded, as was the pool. However, I was there during a school vacation for many parts of the country, so it might be quieter at other times.
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