Better Hotel Layout In High Rise Posted Feb 19, 2013
The location (close to other restaurants and other fun), the layout of the hotel, proximity to the beach, the number of pools, the happy hours, the gym are all the great qualities of this hotel. I ran in the back walkway next to the beach - not a good place to run because there are a lot of people walking and it's a narrow path - and looking at the other hotels from the path, it seems like our beach is more clean and less cluttered, the hotel layout is more spacious with the pool and restaurants. The high-rise area of Aruba is definitely the place to be as a tourist. The location of the hotel is good because right across the street is a busy restaurant area. A further walk up north brings you to more restaurants, a mall and a more lively area. Near the beach, further south of the hotel is a bar, which seemed to be bustling and fun. Didn't really have time to take part in it though. The food was definitely expensive, but all food areas in Aruba are expensive. The staff are all nice and understanding. There was a small dead bird on our balcony when we came (they cleaned it out though) and because of that we wanted to change rooms. The staff was very helpful in finding us another room, but ultimately we thought the first room was better. The breakfast buffet place wasn't the best, but great value for what's out there in Aruba. The gym is nice, clean and big and well air conditioned. The beach is very clean - make sure you reserve the palapas the day before (per the rules) when you go to the beach because the sun gets really strong. There were some minor construction going on near where we stayed - south of the hotel - on the jacuzzi area in Oct 2012, but wasn't that big of an issue. Anyway, next time I go to Aruba, I will plan on staying at this Radisson again. Great place to stay - kid friendly, couple friendly.