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4.4 out of 5

"We spent our vacation in paradise. Happy to get there, sad to leave. " More

By a verified traveler on Tue 28 Aug 2018

Hotel Description

4.5-star beachfront property near Eagle Beach

Beachside getaway

You'll be within half a mile (1 km) of Palm Beach and 2 miles (3 km) of Eagle Beach with a stay at this Noord property. Manchebo Beach and Links at Divi Aruba are also within 3 miles (5 km).

All-inclusive

A full-service spa, 5 restaurants, and 2 outdoor pools are all featured at this all-inclusive property. Spend a day at the beach surfing, or relax with sun loungers and beach umbrellas. There's fun for all ages with a free kid's club and a playground, and families will appreciate the convenience store.

Flat-screen TVs

In addition to flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, the 450 guestrooms offer free minibar items and 24-hour room service. Coffee/tea makers, free bottled water, and ceiling fans are also available.

Suite Ocean View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Suite, Jetted Tub, Ocean View (B2C)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Suite Jacuzzi Ocean View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Suite, Ocean View (B2C)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Junior Suite, Ocean View (B2C)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Junior Suite (B2C)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Riu Palace Aruba All Inclusive ratings based on 82 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 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 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Riu Palace Aruba All Inclusive

Everyone (25) Couples (3)
5 out of 5
Loved the whole stay except mother nature and the wind but supposedly it keep bugs away

Posted by on Apr 8, 2019

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4 out of 5
Good experience, although had a 24 hour period that in room refrigerator was not restocked with H2O. Had to make three calls to front desk prior to resolving. Would also have appreciated if the work out facility opened earlier.

Posted by on Mar 3, 2019

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4 out of 5
Friendly. Great pools. Right on ocean. Nice selection of food.

Posted by on Jan 24, 2019

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4 out of 5
Rooms and Lobby could use some renovation. Staff and service was great. Good food and variety, highly recommend the Krystal restaurant. One big issue was many of the room doors will close to hard , making lots of noise, in particular when people would come in/out of the their room late at night.

Posted by on Dec 21, 2018

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3 out of 5
I stayed at the riu palace the first week in November, for my honeymoon. When first arriving at the resort I thought it was beautiful. Our room was an oceanfront suites. it was spacious and very clean. When we first entered the room I immediately noticed a strange smell. The smell was coming from the plumbing in the Bathroom and continued our entire stay no matter what we did to try to get rid of it. We had to keep the bathroom door closed at all times. For the most part the hotel staff is very helpful and friendly. The food and restaurants on the premises are sub par. There is no food in the “fully stocked” fridge and very limited drinks. Every day you were only given two bottles of water and each day I would write a note to the cleaning people begging for more water (with a $tip). To my disappointment only one day did we actually get one extra water bottle. The “24 hour room service menu” only included salad, nachos, club sandwich or mini bagels with lox. Breakfast must be ordered the night before in advance. The first day of our stay there was a poolside buffet that was very convenient inbetween Day drinking and sunning but to my dismay that was not a daily thing. The on resort lunch buffet offered an abundance of options and variety. It all looks appealing but it all lacks in taste. I’m sorry to say some of it even inedible. On a positive note, the drinks were delicious and the bartenders attentive. Aruba itself is gorgeous.

Posted by , from oakdale, ny on Nov 12, 2018

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5 out of 5
Wonderful hotel. Great food Great staff beautiful beach

Posted by on Sep 17, 2018

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5 out of 5
We spent our vacation in paradise. Happy to get there, sad to leave.

Posted by on Aug 28, 2018

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5 out of 5

Fabulous Trip

I can't say enough good things about the Riu Palace. From the moment we arrived until the moment we left, we felt welcome. The entire staff, from the people working the front desk to the people raking the grass, they all had a friendly smile and always wanted to know if they could do anything to make our stay better. The hotel is beautiful. Food was delicious and we went to every restaurant. It a nutshell the trip was, Fabulous!

Posted by on Jul 31, 2018

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4 out of 5

Great hotel, but food was terrible.

Pros: Great room, beautiful property, beach was beautiful.
Cons: the food needs a complete overhaul
Location: the Riu is close to everything and, thankfully, great restaurants (i.e. Casa Tua).
Had stayed here about 6 years ago and the food was out of this world. Now, we were very disappointed with the food, the cleanliness of the restaurants and the variety of food.

Posted by , from New Jersey on Jun 24, 2018

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5 out of 5

Wonderful hotel

Pros: Everything
Cons: Nothing
Best vacation yet Hotel was beautiful. Staff was great

Posted by on May 24, 2018

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About the Riu Palace Aruba All Inclusive

Location J.E. Irausquin Blvd 79, Noord,

All-inclusive Details

This property is all-inclusive. Onsite food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).

Gratuities and taxes
Gratuities and taxes are included. Additional gratuities at guests' discretion are accepted.

Food and beverages

  • All buffet and à la carte meals, snacks, and beverages included
  • 24-hour room service
  • In-room minibar (all beverages included)
  • In-room liquor dispensers

Activities and facilities/equipment
Land activities

  • Volleyball

Kids' club

  • Supervised activities for children between 4 and 12 years old

Not included

  • Motorized water sports
  • Scuba-diving certification
  • Scuba-diving excursions
  • Scuba-diving lessons
  • Snorkeling excursions
  • Airport transfers
  • Childcare
  • Laundry/dry cleaning services
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services
  • Activities and services offered by independent operators
  • Offsite tours

  • Scuba diving lessons not included
  • Taxes included
  • 24-hour room service
  • Buffet and à la carte dining
  • Gratuities included
  • Additional gratuities accepted
  • Airport transfers not included
  • All food and beverages included
  • Volleyball included
  • Laundry/dry cleaning services not included
  • Childcare not included
  • Scuba diving excursions not included
  • Snorkeling excursions not included
  • Scuba diving certification not included
  • Motorized water sports not included
  • All available beverages included
  • Minibar (all beverages included)
  • In-room liquor dispensers
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services not included
  • Activities/services from independent operators not included
  • Offsite tours not included

Property Features

Riu Palace Aruba All Inclusive is an all-inclusive property. Room rates include meals and beverages at onsite restaurants and bars. Other items and amenities, including taxes and gratuities, and access to recreational activities and entertainment may also be included. Additional charges may apply for meals at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, certain beverages, and other amenities. Lie back and work on your tan with relaxing beach amenities like umbrellas and sun loungers. At Riu Palace Aruba All Inclusive you can cool off in one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools and indulge in a pampering afternoon at the full-service spa. Free breakfast is available daily. There are 5 restaurants on site, as well as a coffee shop/café and a snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 6 bars/lounges and a swim-up bar. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. This all-inclusive property also offers a complimentary children's club, a health club, and a spa tub. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4.5-star Noord property.

  • 450 guestrooms or units
  • 10 levels
  • 3 buildings
  • 5 dining venues
  • 6 bars or lounges
  • 182 sq m of conference space
  • Breakfast available (free)
  • Bar by the pool
  • Swim-up bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Deli
  • Kid's club (free)
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Conference space
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Wedding services available
  • Convenience store
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Computer for guest use
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Free WiFi
  • Children's club (free)
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Playground on site

Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Oranjestad (AUA-Queen Beatrix Intl.) (11 km / 6.9 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Riu Palace Aruba All Inclusive offers 450 air-conditioned accommodations with free minibar items and safes. Flat-screen televisions come with premium satellite channels. Bathrooms include showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Stocked minibar (free)
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free hot/cold buffet breakfast daily from 7 AM to 11 AM.

Don Nicolás - This restaurant serves breakfast and dinner. Open daily.

Krystal - This theme restaurant specializes in fusion cuisine and serves dinner only. Open daily.

Sayuri - This theme restaurant specializes in Japanese cuisine and serves dinner only. Open daily.

Milano - This theme restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine and serves dinner only. Open daily.

Nautilis - This restaurant serves lunch and dinner. Open daily.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

Riu Palace Aruba All Inclusive faces a long, flat beach dotted with thatched shades and palm trees. White sands lead to the clear Caribbean Sea. On the beach, guests enjoy complimentary beach cabanas, sun loungers, beach towels, and beach umbrellas. A terrace solarium dotted with chaise lounges and pool umbrellas surrounds the hotel's two outdoor swimming pools, one of which features an adjoining spa tub.

Nearby, a water-sports center rents snorkeling gear, pedal boats, and kayaks, as well as arranges scuba and snorkeling excursions, kneeboarding, wakeboarding, tubing, banana-boat rides, fishing, and glass-bottom boat tours. The center also offers scuba instruction and books sunset, party, and dinner cruises that leave from a pier in front of the resort. Guests can obtain personal motorozied watercraft at the resort.

Guests have complimentary use of the air-conditioned fitness room. The renowned Tierra del Sol Golf Course, designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., is about three km (about two mi) away.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the resort; fees may apply.

  • Snorkeling on site
  • Playground on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding on site
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Scuba diving on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Beach volleyball on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Spa Services

  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Sauna in spa
  • Spa tub in spa
  • Number of treatment rooms 5
  • Reflexology
  • Sports massage
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 11 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit 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. Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 21 years old.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 21 years old.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available

Hotel Names

  • All Inclusive Aruba Riu
  • All Inclusive Aruba Riu Palace
  • All Inclusive Riu Palace Aruba
  • Aruba All Inclusive Riu Palace
  • Aruba Riu All Inclusive
  • Palace Aruba
  • Riu Aruba
  • Riu Palace All Inclusive Aruba
  • Riu Palace Aruba
  • Riu Palace Aruba All Inclusive
  • Riu Palace Aruba All Inclusive Palm Beach
  • Riu Palace Aruba Palm Beach
  • Riu Palace Aruba All Inclusive Noord
  • Riu Palace Aruba Resort
  • Hotel Riu Palace Aruba Palm - Eagle Beach
  • Riu Palace Aruba Noord
  • Riu Palace Aruba All Inclusive All-inclusive property Noord
  • Riu Palace Aruba All Inclusive All-inclusive property
  • Riu Aruba Inclusive Noord

You should know

  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the property before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.

Awards & Affiliations

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