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Riu Palace Aruba

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Features: Casino, Scuba, Weddings, Honeymoons
DAI Inside Scoop: Formerly the Aruba Grand Beach Resort. Palace kept the original hotel and incorporated the new resort to maintain the flow.

The resort sits on a large, sandy Palm Beach, bathed by the waters of the Caribbean. Well-kept facilities and a wide range of services abound for your comfort and pampering.

Hotel Information


Riu Palace Aruba
J.E. Irausquin Boulevard 79
Palm Beach, Aruba


Distance from hotel to Oranjestad, 2.4 miles (4 kms).
Distance from hotel to Queen Beatrix International Airport (AUA), 6.2 miles (10 kms).

The Riu Palace Aruba, formerly known as the Riu Aruba Grand,
will bring Riu's legendary service, all-inclusive concept
and highest level of amenities to Aruba for the first time.
Located on famed Palm Beach, this dazzling property will
include 450 hotel rooms split up into Junior Suites Partial
Oceanview, Junior Suites Oceanview, Suites Oceanview and
Jacuzzi Suites Oceanview. On site, guests will be able to
enjoy top-quality facilities and activities such as two
swimming pools, each with an integrated Jacuzzi, a signature
terrace-solarium, a fitness center, a spa and a casino. In
addition, five distinctive gourmet restaurants, numerous bars
and limitless entertainment options will provide a wide array
of tastes, temptations and diversions. A true Riu Palace in
every way, the new Riu Palace Aruba will be a luxurious,
elegant and beautiful place to experience the gracious
hospitality that defines this exquisite island destination.

Hotel Amenities


Aerobic Classes Aerobics
Babysitting Services ($) Bars (5)
Beauty Salon ($) Beauty Treatments ($)
Beverage Service (poolside) Bicycle Rentals (nearby) ($)
Billiards ($) Boutique ($)
Car Rental Desk ($) Casino ($)
Conference Rooms (2) ($) Entertainment (daily)
Fitness Center Gift Shop ($)
Golf (nearby) ($) Hairdresser ($)
Jacuzzis Laundry Services ($)
Massage Services ($) Parking
Ping Pong Pool (children's)
Restaurants (5) Sauna
Spa ($) Terrace (sun)
Volleyball Water Polo

Pools: (2)
Swimming Pools, one with adjoining Jacuzzi

Computers (available): ($)
Use of computers with internet access

Miscellaneous Amenities
Variety Shows

Internet Access
Complimentary WiFi in the lobby and rooms

($) Denotes a fee may be charged.

Please note: Some hotel amenities listed above
may have an additional fee associated with them.

Accommodation Categories And Descriptions


Arrival/Departure Time:
Check-in-time: 4:00 pm Check-out-time: 12:00 pm

Early check-in and late checkout on
request, and subject to availability.

Children Policy:
2017-2018:
Effective dates: 12/24/16-12/23/18
-Children 0-1 years old stay free when sharing
with parents using existing bedding.
-Children 2-12 years old are charged the child
rate when sharing with parents.
-Children must share room with 2 adults to
receive the child rates.

2019:
Effective dates: 12/24/18-12/23/19
-The 2019 children's policy has not been received
yet, please use the 2017-2018 children's policy
as a guideline. This information is subject to
change.

Maximum Occupancy:

2017:
Effective dates: 12/24/16-12/23/17
Junior Suite Partial Oceanview - 2 adults and 2 children or
3 adults and 1 child.
Junior Suite Oceanview - 2 adults and 2 children or
3 adults and 1 child.
Oceanview Suite - 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.
Suite Jacuzzi Oceanview - 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

2018:
Effective dates: 12/24/17-12/23/18
Junior Suite Partial Oceanview - 2 adults and 2 children or
3 adults and 1 child.
Junior Suite Oceanview - 2 adults and 2 children or
3 adults and 1 child.
Junior Suite Oceanview Connecting** - 4 adults and 4 children or
6 adults and 2 children.
Oceanview Suite - 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.
Suite Jacuzzi Oceanview - 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Please note for maximum occupancies:
-(**) This category requires a minimum occupancy of
4 adults. Single occupancy is not permitted in this
category.

2019:
The 2019 maximum occupancies have not been received
yet, please use the 2018 maximum occupancies as a
guideline. This information is subject to change.

Junior Suite Partial Ocean View, (JPO) (SJLB) air
conditioning, ceiling fan, split-level living room
area with sofa, direct dial phone, wireless Internet,
regularly replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser,
coffee maker, satellite television, radio alarm clock,
electronic in-room safe (laptop size 15"), iron and
ironing board. Bathroom equipped with hydro-massage
bathtub and shower, hairdryer and amenities kit. Balcony
or French balcony with partial oceanview.
Bedding: 1 king bed or 2 double beds.

Junior Suite Ocean View, (JUO) (SJMB) air conditioning,
ceiling fan, split-level living room area with sofa,
direct dial phone, wireless Internet, regularly
replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser, coffee maker,
satellite television, radio alarm clock, electronic in-
room safe (laptop size 15"), iron and ironing board.
Bathroom equipped with hydro-massage bathtub and shower,
hairdryer and amenities kit. Balcony with oceanview.
View: Ocean.
Accommodation amenities include: and .

12/24/2017 - 12/23/2018
Junior Suite Oceanview Connecting, These connecting junior
suites are two accommodations, being sold as one unit. For
the room description, please review the Junior Suite Ocean-
view description listed above.

Ocean View Suite, (OVS) (SUMB) air conditioning,
ceiling fan, split-level living room area with sofa,
direct dial phone, wireless Internet, regularly
replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser, coffee maker,
satellite television, radio alarm clock, electronic in-
room safe (laptop size 15"), iron and ironing board.
Bathroom equipped with hydro-massage bathtub, extra
shower cabin, bidet, hairdryer and amenities kit.
Balcony or terrace with oceanview.

Suite Jacuzzi Ocean View, (EJO) (SUMZ) air conditioning,
ceiling fan, split-level living room area with sofa,
direct dial phone, wireless Internet, regularly
replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser, coffee maker,
satellite television, radio alarm clock, electronic in-
room safe (laptop size 15"), iron and ironing board,
walk-in closet. Bathroom equipped with hydro-massage
bathtub, extra shower cabin, bidet, hairdryer and
amenities kit. Balcony or terrace with oceanview and
private Jacuzzi. Includes a bidet and bathtub
(hydro massage).

All accommodations include: liquor dispenser, ironing board,
accommodations (for physically challenged guests), rollaway bed (on
request): ($), room service (24-hour), telephone (direct dial), 110 volt
outlets, television (satellite), air conditioning (individual climate
control), turndown service, alarm clock radio, balcony or terrace, bath
amenities, ceiling fan, crib (on request): ($), hairdryer, iron and
mini-bar.

Safe
-Electronic in-room safe (laptop size 15")


($) Denotes a fee may be charged.

Specific bedding and/or special requests are fulfilled
based on availability and cannot always be guaranteed.

Food And Beverage Outlets


Barry's, Exterior bar with terrace.

Bon Bini, Lounge bar with terrace.

Casino Bar, Not included in All inclusive

Milano, Italian a la carte restaurant, open for dinner.

Cuisine: Italian.

Palm Beach, Pool and swim-up bar.

Sports Bar, (Open 24 hours, all inclusive service)

Don Nicolas, Main restaurant with terrace. Buffet style with show
cooking, serving international and local specialties.

Krystal, Gourmet a la carte fusion restaurant, open for dinner.

Nautilus, Poolside restaurant/grill and steakhouse with terrace,
a la carte, open for dinner.

Cuisine: Steaks.

Sayuri, Japanese a la carte restaurant, open for dinner.

Cuisine: Japanese.

Add-On Package (Honeymoon 17)


HONEYMOON PACKAGE 2017

Booking Dates: 12/14/2016 - 12/23/2017
Travel Dates: 12/24/2016 - 12/23/2017

Package Inclusions:
-Surprise welcome gift in their room
-Small bottle of rum
-King bed (subject to availability at
time of check-in)
-Late check-out (subject to availability
at time of departure)
-Complimentary upgrade to next available room
category (subject to availability and upon request)
-Spa credit of $35.00 USD in a selected couples
massage for two (one 50-minute massage)

Please Note:
-Promo code is HNYMN17
-Proof of recent marriage may be required upon check-in.
-This discount applies per couple per stay and does
not apply with other promotions and discounts.

Specialty Package (All Inclusive 17-18)


ALL INCLUSIVE PACKAGE 2017-2018

Booking Dates: 10/17/2014 - 12/23/2018
Travel Dates: 12/24/2016 - 12/23/2017
12/24/2017 - 12/23/2018

Package Inclusions:
-All meals and snacks
-All Inclusive 24 hours
-Breakfast:
Full American breakfast buffet, live cooking stations,
fruits, juices and Cava. Continental breakfast and snacks.
-Lunch:
Hot and cold buffet and live cooking stations.
Pizzas, pasta, salads and assorted desserts.
-Dinner:
Buffets and live cooking stations
Special evenings: theme buffets (three times a week)
-Optional a-la-carte dining (reservations required):
at Krystal, Sayuri, Milano (buffet starters) and grill and
steakhouse
-Beverages:
Unlimited local and imported beverages 24 hours a day.
Drinks service at the pool. Mini-bar and regularly
restocked liquor dispenser.
-Room service 24 hours a day
-Sports and activities:
Gym, beach volleyball, workout, aqua-gym,
sauna and Jacuzzi.
-Entertainment program:
Daytime entertainment program for adults (several times
a week). Shows or live music (several times a week).
-Complimentary entry to the Casino (drinks not included)

Not Included (at an additional cost):
-Sports and facilities in the hotel (additional charge):
Billiards
-Sports and facilities nearby (additional charge):
Assorted watersports available, bicycle rentals, golf

Please Note:
-All accommodations, taxes and gratuities included
-All hotel guests are required to wear an All
Inclusive wristband for identification purposes
-Formal dress is required for dinner:
In the main restaurant gentlemen, no sleeveless
shirts or t-shirts.
For the theme restaurants gentlemen no sleeveless
shirts or t-shirts, men must wear long trousers.

Package inclusions are subject to change.

Bonus Features



2017-2018 Bonus Features:
Travel Dates: 12/24/2016 - 12/23/2018

-Complimentary sun loungers, towels
and parasols by pool area
-Complimentary sun loungers
and parasols on the beach
-Complimentary gym, sauna and Jacuzzi

Miscellaneous Information



General Information:
-Formerly Aruba Grand Hotel
-Located close to shopping (300 m/984 ft)
-Hotel accepts the following credit cards for
check-in and incidental charges:
Visa, MasterCard, and Diners.

Minimum Age Requirements:
-The remainder of the year (besides Spring Break)
requires at least one person 18 years or older in
every room.
-No student groups under 21 years old or Spring
Breakers are accepted all year round.

Springbreak Policy:
-During the months of March & April, at least one person
must be 21 years of age or older in every room. During
these months, the hotel reserves the right not to admit
any room in which all guests are younger than 21. This
situation can have serious repercussions and should be
avoided at any cost. Please advise the travel agencies
accordingly.

Check-in Policies:
-There must be a minimum of one person 21 years
or older to check-in to any RIU Resort.

Local Attractions


Tourist Attractions Nearby:
-Adventure Mini Golf
-Tierra Del Sol Golf Course
-Horseback riding
-Divi Divi Links Golf Course
-Butterfly Farm

Cancellation Fees


2017:
12/24/16-04/30/17, within 3 days, 2-night penalty.
05/01/17-12/23/17, within 3 days, 1-night penalty.

No Show Policy:
-For no shows, guests will incur a full stay penalty
(applies all year round).

2018:
12/24/17-04/30/18, within 3 days, 2-night penalty.
05/01/18-12/23/18, within 3 days, 1-night penalty.

No Show Policy:
For no shows, guests will incur a full stay penalty
(applies all year round).

2019:
12/24/18-04/30/19, within 3 days, 2-night penalty.
05/01/19-12/23/19, within 3 days, 1-night penalty.

No Show Policy:
For no shows, guests will incur a full stay penalty
(applies all year round).

Please Note:
The 2019 cancel fees have not been received yet,
therefore, listed above is the estimated cancel
fees. This information is subject to change.

Customer Reviews


09/15/2009
Hi Rebecca, Just got back from the Riu Palace Aruba and we all agreed it was soooo much better than we expected. Food, hotel, service and cleanliness were impeccable. Beach and pool the be...
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05/05/2009
Hi Rebecca, There is one word to describe our trip to the Riu Palace Aruba..............and that is, fantastic! We were given a room on the 10th floor (top floor) in the newer building; it was unbe...
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