Hotel Riu Palace Aruba

J.E. Irausquin Boulevard 79 Palm Beach - Oranjestad - Aruba | Palm Beach  [SEE MAP]Palm Beach  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

All-inclusive property with top-notch restaurants
Guests recommend getting to the beach early if you want to use a palapa

Perched along Palm Beach on Aruba's northwestern edge, Hotel Riu Palace Aruba offers 450 guest rooms and suites with double or king-sized beds, satellite TVs, minibars and beverage dispensers. Suites also boast balconies or terraces with ocean views. The all-inclusive room rates cover breakfast, lunch and dinner at the property's five restaurants, plus drinks at various bars, including the casino bar and a swim-up option at one of the pools. Recent guests praised the resort's cuisine; however, some felt frustrated by the limited selection of palapas available at the beach. To claim one, past travelers suggest arriving by 7:30 a.m. For those who'd rather sleep in or skip the beach altogether, the property offers three pools, one of which is for kids. Adults can also unwind in this RIU outpost's Renova Spa.

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Location
Palm Beach
Hotel Class
4.0-star
Property Type
All-inclusive resort and casino, 450 rooms
Primary View
Ocean
Style
Traditional
Best For
Couples, Groups, Families

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  • 4.0Hotel Class

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Hotel Riu Palace Aruba is a three-and-half pearl hotel located on crowded Palm Beach. The resort's 450 guest rooms are attractive and many include balconies or terraces.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 7180 have reviewed the Hotel Riu Palace Aruba, giving it a rating of 4, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 7180 reviews 4.0 (based on 7180 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Standard guest rooms at the Hotel Riu Palace Aruba are traditionally Caribbean in design and feature flat-screen televisions, minibars, air conditioning and liquor dispensers that are stocked daily. Suites also feature private balconies or terraces with Caribbean Sea views.
  • All-inclusive rates cover in-room Wi-Fi access
  • Some suites have hydromassage bathtubs

Standard room size350 square feet

  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

The all-inclusive Hotel Riu Palace Aruba is located in the heart of the Palm Beach resort area. The resort sits within walking distance of a grocery store and multiple shops and restaurants, plus bus stops are available just outside the property.
  • Less than 7 miles northwest of Oranjestad and Queen Beatrix International Airport
  • 24-hour valet parking
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping
  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach

Dining

In addition to a breakfast and lunch buffet, guests at Hotel Riu Palace Aruba have access to four themed restaurants, including Milano (Italian), Sayuri (Japanese), Krystal (fusion) and the Grill & Steakhouse (American). Unlimited local and imported beverages are included in the rate, as are in-room stocked minibars and liquor dispensers.
  • Room service available 24 hours a day
  • On-site ice cream parlor and pastry shop
  • Room rates cover all meals

Number of restaurants5

Cuisine TypesBuffet, Asian, Italian, American

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast

Pool

The Hotel Riu Palace Aruba offers a large main pool with a swim-up bar and a smaller shallow pool. A kid-friendly pool is also available on-site. All three pools are just steps from the palm-tree-lined beach that has traditional thatched-roof palapas.
  • Palapas available on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Seasonal
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor/outdoor combo
  • Pool bar
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas

Spa

The resort's Renova Spa offers a variety of massages, facials and body wraps. The spa also has a beauty salon for hair services, manicures, pedicures and other treatments. Additional spa facilities include a sauna and a whirlpool.
  • Spa services cost extra

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna

Kids

The Hotel Riu Palace Aruba offers several kids amenities, including cribs, high chairs and a family-friendly pool. Teens can also borrow complimentary water sports equipment like kayaks and paddleboards at the beach.
    • Kids club
    • Cribs
    • High chairs

    Fitness

    In addition to offering a fitness center with a variety of cardiovascular and weight-training equipment, the Hotel Riu Palace Aruba offers plenty of outdoor activities, including beach volleyball, kayaking, snorkeling and stand-up paddleboarding. Guests can also book off-site scuba diving excursions through the resort's concierge.
      • Weight equipment
      • Cardio equipment
      • Yoga mats
      • Free fitness classes
      • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
      • Bicycles
      • Tennis
      • Guided runs
      • Paddle boats (free)
      • Motor boats

      Business

      The Hotel Riu Palace Aruba offers three conference rooms, the largest of which can accommodate up to 200 guests for theater-style events and up to 325 guests for receptions. Catering and audiovisual services and support are available.

        Number of meeting rooms3

        • Business center
        • Meeting rooms
        • Meeting and event planners available

        Wedding

        Although the Hotel Riu Palace Aruba does host wedding ceremonies and the renewal of vows, the events are symbolic and the couple must already be legally married either in their home country or in a civil ceremony at Aruba's courthouse. Ceremony venues include a gazebo and the beach for weddings, both of which can accommodate up to 100 guests.

          Maximum wedding guest capacity100

          • Hotel hosts weddings
          • Outdoor space for weddings
          • Wedding planners available

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