4.3 out of 5

"the hotel was nice,pool area much too small,drinks at the bar need much improvement.only half shower doors,water all over floor.coffee pots need upgra ... " More

By a verified traveler on Sat 11 Mar 2017

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Hotel Description

A romantic stay in the heart of Oranjestad awaits you at Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino. Within steps you'll find Fort Zoutman and Wilhelmina Park. Highlights at this beachfront resort include 8 restaurants, 3 outdoor swimming pools, and a full-service spa.

LCD TVs with satellite channels are featured in all 556 rooms, and you can enjoy free WiFi, in-room childcare, and coffee/tea makers. Premium bedding and free toiletries are nice touches to enhance your stay. Additionally, room service, safes, and hair dryers are available.

A day of pampering at Okeanos Spa can include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, body wraps, and body scrubs along with access to the steam room. The steakhouse, LG Smiths Steak House, is open for dinner. Sole is the resort's own bar, serving drinks along with lunch and dinner. Spend the day at the private beach where you'll find sun loungers, and enjoy the onsite marina and 24-hour fitness center. 15120 square feet (1405 square meters) of event facilities include a conference center, and other business amenities include a 24-hour business center. Additionally, you'll find a casino, free WiFi in public areas, and a steam room. Each morning buffet breakfast is available. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Places within a short walk of this 4-star Oranjestad resort include Aruba Town Hall and Oranjestad Protestant Church.

Room, Resort View (Adult Exclusive Marina Hotel)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$191 per night

Room (Island View, Adult Exclusive, Marina)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, Ocean View (Adult Exclusive Marina Hotel)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Suite, 1 Bedroom (Island View Ocean Suites )

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite, 1 Bedroom, Ocean View (Ocean Suites)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, Partial View (Marina Hotel)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino ratings based on 143 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.3 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0
3 out of 5
Pros: clean room,comfortable beds,close to shops restaurants,marina,fishing,gym area,food.
Cons: pool area,amenities in room,bar drinks.
Location: good location,private island,restaurants,historical sites.
the hotel was nice,pool area much too small,drinks at the bar need much improvement.only half shower doors,water all over floor.coffee pots need upgrade.,,

Posted by on Mar 11, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 13, 2017 by Parimal

Thank You for staying at Renaissance Aruba & sharing your experience; well appreciated. Regards, Parimal Trivedi

2 out of 5

No Bathroom Door.

Pros: Bar staff and wait staff at the steakhouse (Omar) were very nice.
Cons: Mosquito control. Doors on all the bathrooms
Location: Downtown. Casinos, restaurants, shopping. swimming.
We checked in on Thanksgiving and were given an interior room where we could see a liitle peek of the outside world. Well, at least you could tell if it was sunny or not. We unpacked and got settled. Then we realized...No Door on the Bathroom!!!!! This can make for an awkward situation So, I asked. The young gentleman smirked and said " Oh no there are no doors on the bathrooms. It is European style." Not in any hotel I've ever been. So, one of us would leave the room when the other needed the facilities. I had decided this was ridiculous, so I called. the woman at the other end said the same thing. I said, " please could I have a manger". Esmeralda offered us another room and free breakfast on Friday. So we packed up everything and after a 30 min wait for someone from bell services to come and an apologetic phone call from Esmeralda for the delay. I told her I would come down to get the key. Now I had to wait on line at the check in desk. There went another 30 mins. We switch to a room with even less of a view to the outside world. We could see the escalator and a tiny strip of the pool deck. Nothing ever dried in this room.The sheets felt damp all the time. Our bathing suits never dried and most of our clothes in the closet the entire trip. We got bitten by mosquitoes at the pool bar Ocean side. Not once. I got bit 17 times in 5 mins. One of the boat drivers got a bit reckless after we waited 20 mins for him to leave the private island.

Posted by , from New Jersey on Nov 30, 2016

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5 out of 5

Great hotel with a great location

Near the hotel you have a bus station which can transfer you for the hotel area, for only $2.60, a lot of good places to eat near the hotel. Staff was excellent, room very comfort and clean.

Posted by , from Puerto Rico on Nov 14, 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

Nov 16, 2016 by Parimal

Dear Rosema, Thank You for your comments regarding your recent stay at Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino. Regards, Parimal Trivedi Director of Operations

5 out of 5

Amazing vacation

Was just there with my husband for his 50th birthday present , I can't even say enough !! This hotel was great , friendly staff , very clean , awesome food and drinks ! The private island was a bonus so relaxing , we stayed in the adult marina but went over to the ocean suits and loved it there too , the swim up bar there was great !! We will defenetly be returning to this hotel and Aruba is a great Island if you are hesitating the trip just book it you will love it , the restaurants on the island are amazing as well!!

Posted by , from New York on Sep 23, 2016

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5 out of 5

Excellent private beach

Pros: The boat ride to the beach and the beach.
Cons: Something to eat late at night.
Location: Shopping. Gucci, Louis Vuitton , Zara, to name a few. The local fish spot with the catch of the day. Seems like a secret.
Was surprised this hotel was right in town where Gucci and LV is if u love shopping. There is even Zara now. The boat ride to the private beach was lovely. The beach was excellent. I was pleasantly surprised how beautiful. Try this hotel u will love too.

Posted by , from Queens, N.Y. on May 24, 2016

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4 out of 5

Very nice hotel clean,acommodating,cheerful

Pros: Clean and accommodating
Cons: Food served in seafood restaurant in this hotel was terrible would not go there again
Location: Close proximity to a few good things to do
Did not like the room assigned to me , made a change ,ok ,wanted to downgrade,it was better than the the upgrade ,could not do because it was bought from Travelocity not them.threw away 280.00.dollars VERY DISSAPPOINTED!!!!!!!!

Posted by on Sep 30, 2015

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4 out of 5

Private island!

Hotel was undergoing painting however this did not get in the way of our enjoyment! The private island is very nice, perfect quiet area to spend the day. Very nice staff and consierage, always wiling to help. Perfect for couples and adults

Posted by on Sep 13, 2015

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4 out of 5

Don't go 1st week of September

Pros: Great, location, cleanliness, bright and beautiful
Cons: More places to eat, don't need all the clothing, jewelry shops.
Location: Location was great, not the far from airport. No large crowds, no children ( not that we don't like them) suba, submarines boating, etc, its all there
The hotel was great, location, cleanliness, bright and beautiful. the staff was all super, especially Carlton. He was the first person we met at the hotel, ( works behind the check in/out desk), he was so nice, helpful and knew what the hotel was all about. The first four full days was great, then the pool party started, 1000's of watt speakers shaken the building, no-one could be at pool side or even in the hallways.. Boom, boom, boom noise (no way that was music), We found out the they rented out the pool area to some electronic's festival that played the worst noise I have ever heard. Boom, boom,boom always the same beat. So, DON'T GO the first week of September unless your into Boom,boom,boom noise. Other then that the hotel was great. Could use more places to eat, another coffee shop (DinD), casino was fairly large from other hotels we have stayed at (except Vegas hotels).

Posted by , from Jersey on Sep 12, 2015

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5 out of 5

Hotel and flamingo beach was beyond Excellent!!!!!

Hotel staff were the sweetest people I ever met in all my travels! Room was amazing and cozy! My boyfriend and I loved the pillows and the comforters they were beyond comfortable! Flamingo beach was beyond amazing! Location is perfect. Island was perfect! Everything was like a dream!

Posted by , from new york on Sep 1, 2015

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5 out of 5

The wonders of the Renassisnce

The private island is an excursion on its own. It was awesome. There are two sides to the resort. Both pool areas are great relaxation environments. The poolside bar on the family side is a great way to enjoy some of the Carribean's finest cocktails. Delicious restaurants and buffets.

Posted by , from V on Aug 22, 2015

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About the Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino

Location L G Smith Boulevard 82, Oranjestad,

All-inclusive Details

All-inclusive room rates at Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino are available. These rates are higher because they include onsite food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).

Gratuities and taxes
Gratuities and taxes are included.

Food and beverages

  • All buffet and à la carte meals, snacks, and beverages included
  • Dining availability limited at one or more venues
  • Limited gourmet or à la carte dining

Kids' club

  • Supervised activities for children between 5 and 12 years old

Not included

  • Motorized water sports
  • Scuba-diving certification
  • Scuba-diving excursions
  • Snorkeling excursions
  • Premium and/or non-domestic beverages
  • Bottled wine
  • Bottled liquor
  • Minibar
  • Room service
  • Airport transfers
  • Childcare
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services
  • Offsite tours

Property Features

Some rates at Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino are all-inclusive. These rates include onsite meals and beverages, and may include taxes and gratuities. Additional charges may apply for meals at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, certain beverages, and other amenities. Simply walk outside to feel the sun on your face at the white sand beach. Lie back and work on your tan with relaxing beach amenities like umbrellas and sun loungers. At Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino you can cool off in one of the 3 outdoor swimming pools and indulge in a pampering afternoon at the full-service spa. There are 8 restaurants and 3 coffee shops/cafés, as well as a grocery/convenience store. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 3 beach bars, 2 poolside bars, and 4 bars/lounges. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. This eco-friendly resort also offers a children's club, a 24-hour fitness center, and a steam room. Free self parking is available. A complete renovation of Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino was completed in 2016. This 4-star Oranjestad resort is smoke free.

  • 556 guestrooms or units
  • 6 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • 8 dining venues
  • 3 bars on the beach
  • 2 bars by the pool
  • 4 bars or lounges
  • 3 coffee shops
  • 9 conference rooms
  • 15120 sq ft of conference space
  • 1405 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1986
  • Casino
  • Swim-up bar
  • Kid's club (surcharge)
  • Supervised kid's activities (surcharge)
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference center
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Convenience store
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • On private beach
  • Number of outdoor pools - 3
  • Free WiFi
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Babysitting or childcare

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: Oranjestad (AUA-Queen Beatrix Intl.) (4.1 km / 2.5 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking; valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino offers 556 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. Beds feature premium bedding. LCD televisions come with premium satellite channels. Bathrooms include showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Oranjestad resort provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • LCD television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast daily.

LG Smiths Steak House - Overlooking the ocean, this steakhouse serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Aquarius - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Open daily.

Papagayo Bar & Grill - This beach restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Fresco - This beachfront restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner. Open daily.

Sole - This beachfront bar specializes in international cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Entertainment

Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino offers its guests the convenience of two upscale shopping malls. Located in the city of Oranjestad in the Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino, the Renaissance Mall  is home to luxury brands, like Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Salvatore Ferragamo, Chopard, BCBG, Furla and many more.  With over 60 stores, cafés, full-service restaurants and entertainment options, Renaissance Mall makes your shopping experience an enjoyable, and exciting one. The Mall is located in the heart of Oranjestad, a short walking distance from the main street, and opposite of the picturesque Renaissance Marina were you'll find the Atlantis Adventure Center tour office. Across the street from the Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino is the Renaissance Marketplace. A lighthearted atmosphere pervades the Renaissance Marketplace with its wide variety of shops and eateries catering to diverse tastes.  Stores stay open until late at night, providing many options such as clothing, jewelry, souvenirs, designer sunglasses, gifts and linens, as well as entertainment options offered by the movie theater, nightlife spots and nearby casino.  Dining choices range from fast-food to gourmet, and live entertainment is available. The Crystal Casino has a casually elegant atmosphere and slot machines, nine black jack tables, four roulette tables, three Caribbean stud poker tables, one three-card poker table and one craps table. The Seaport Casino has a race and sports book with live satellite links to most major events. Overlooking the Caribbean Sea, the Seaport Casino has slot machines, six black jack tables, three roulette tables, two Caribbean stud poker tables, two three-card poker tables and one Texas Hold'em table.

Nearby Activities

A private beach, a marina, and a health club are featured at the resort. 3 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a steam room. The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Snorkeling on site
  • Fishing on site
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Volleyball on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Motor boating on site
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Scuba diving on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Sailing nearby

Spa Services

Okeanos Spa is set amidst the AAA Four-Diamond Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino and offers an array of indulgences and luxurious services with everything from facials to full-body treatments. Signature treatments such as the Spice of Life Sampler or the Full Body Bliss Package are available for rejuvenation. Or choose a massage at our Spa Cove on Renaissance Island for truly unique relaxation.

  • Number of treatment rooms 6
  • Outdoor treatment areas
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Massages on beach
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Thalassotherapy treatments
  • Hydrotherapy treatments
  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Steam room in spa
  • Minimum age to access spa is 18
  • Reflexology
  • Massages

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • This property does not allow children.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 5 children 1 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 0 per day.

Pets

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • Only service animals are allowed

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: USD 20 per person (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 5 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 0 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Renaissance Aruba
  • Renaissance Aruba Casino
  • Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino
  • Renaissance Resort
  • Renaissance Resort & Casino Aruba
  • Oranjestad Renaissance
  • Renaissance Aruba Hotel Oranjestad
  • Renaissance Aruba Resort And Casino
  • Renaissance Hotel Aruba
  • Renaissance Oranjestad
  • Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino Oranjestad
  • Renaissance Aruba Oranjestad

You should know

  • Reservations are needed for massage services. For reservations, contact the resort before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Up to 5 children 1 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in EarthCheck, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Promotions

All-Inclusive Package
Includes all meals and drinks at seven restaurants and bars, including the Signature Restaurant, L.G. Smith's Steak & Chop House. Complimentary for children under 12 years old.
View the complete details under Hotel Details, All-Inclusive Plan.