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Hotel overview

Offering spacious accommodations and stunning views overlooking Palm Beach and the high rise boardwalk, this opulent escape provides first class vacation experiences for spa-lovers, Sophisticated travelers and couples looking to tie the knot or celebrate a romantic getaway. Boasting a beautiful beach, an Olympic size pool, a PADI dive center, a casino, nightly entertainment, a lavish spa and fitness center and a sensational selection of restaurants and bars, guests will enjoy memorable days and unforgettable nights at this inspired retreat.


Aruba - Beach
Aruba, Aruba Reina Beatrix (AUA) : 7 miles

Property information

Year Built: 1967
Last Renovation: 2015
Accessible rooms: 1
Floors: 10
Total rooms: 450


Hotel details


Dining options are available for this property.
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Hotel advisories

Advisory Student Groups/Spring Breakers (either groups or individuals, regardless of age) are not allowed at any time during the year. Guests disturbing or generating complaints from other guests or hotel may be removed from the property, at their own expense. Parties in rooms are not permitted.

General policies & fine print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy : Groups traveling together can book this property for their stay taking advantage of group benefits such as 6th or 11th complimentary guest, Group dinner reservation, One complimentary cocktail hour with a selection of appetizers, One complimentary massage for the group leader, Complimentary room upgrades to the next category, Fruit plate and bottle of wine for the VIP, Private check-in when arriving together,  Welcome sign. Applicable with Wedding Collections and Social Packages. Consult terms & conditions.

Transfer Policy - A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.

General Information - Room taxes and service fees are included in vacation price.
Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.
Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

Hotel Spring Break Policies - Student Groups/Spring Breakers (either groups or individuals, regardless of age) are not allowed at any time during the year. Guests disturbing or generating complaints from other guests or hotel may be removed from the property, at their own expense. Parties in rooms are not permitted.
Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Ratings & reviews

TripAdvisor traveler rating

4.0 8634 reviews
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Not worth the hype or money

    The room had a very bad musty smell, black mold on the ceiling. The AC fan sounded like a loud motor boat engine in the room. Our “king” bed was two double beds pushed together. When asked to switch rooms they completely ignored us. I was told they would send maintenance and house keeping up. After a 20 hour day of traveling the last thing we wanted to do was wait around. The food was not worth the money nor were the drinks. The “all inclusive” drinks were not premium at all. They have 24hour room service with only 3 items of food you can order. When trying to get the fridge restocked with water, it was like pulling teeth. Honestly, for what we spent on this trip, I am very disappointed and will not be returning to this resort. Aruba is beautiful but not when staying at Riu Palace.

    Dec 02, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    RIU Aruba Amazing

    Absolutely amazing, 2nd time at this resort and you can not find a thing to complain about. Fantastic options for food, beach is amazing and resort super clean. Staff are friendly and helpful, a must if your looking to travel to Aruba.

    Dec 01, 2023
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great location, experience could be manageably improved

    We had a great arrival and great room location! Unfortunately, the room was musty and it couldn’t be fixed. The buffets were great, although the food in the themed restaurants was inconsistent and never hot! GREAT support staff, and the spa treatments were amazing!

    Nov 30, 2023
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Not a 4 star hotel by any means

    Let me start by saying were not monsters and rarely give poor reviews. This is NOT a 4 star hotel. We arrived to dirty sheets and pillow cases and it only took us 2 phonecalls and 2 visits to the front desk to get them to give us cleans sheets. The next day housekeeping left our room unlocked and open (the lock was sticky and needed to be pulled hard to close). That led to not having our room cleaned or turned down for the rest of the trip as we couldn't trust it wouldn't happen again. The room wasn't the cleanest with mold and stains in corners. The food was fine, just fine. Buffet re-purposes food in different dishes. The final straw here was the cheesecake that was spoiled (literally gone bad and sour). The drinks are all low grade liquor. If you want to sit atbthe pool all day and get hammered on swill booze, thats fine. Those days are over for us.I wasn't looking for a discount or compensation but they offered us a note with luggage tags as if I would market this place for them. With that said, the staff was nice. It's Aruba and we made plans off resort for dinners and excursions. This was our 4th visit and our worst accommodations by far. We were skeptical on the All-Inclusive and we were right...Not worth the money and certainly not a 4 star. Lucky to get 3.

    Nov 30, 2023
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Worst of Riu hotels

    I have stayed at many Riu’s before but this was my first time at the Riu Palace Aruba. By far the worst of any Riu hotel I have seen. Rooms are run down, and full of mold. Near impossible to get housekeeping services. We stayed a week and had our room cleaned once after requesting housekeeping over 5 times. There is a lot of noise every night until 11pm from shows and weddings going on that you can hear laying in bed at night. Front desk supervisor Madelyn is one of the rudest employees I have met at any hotel. She yells at guests and will tell you to leave if you don’t like the hotel. Food was mediocre. Less selection at the buffet than other Riu’s. Food often ran out and was slow to be refilled. Meats all lower end cuts of meat. At the buffets dirty tables never cleared, meaning you have to find a waiter to clean and set a table for you. Impossible to get a drink due to lack of wait staff. No liquor server in any restaurants (all other Riu’s due) just beer or wine. Bar had mostly low end local alcohols. All the drinks watered down. Cups are about half the size of cups at most other Riu hotels. No beverage service on the beach as at other hotels. Beach is very crowded, limited chairs and water is foggy and not as clear as other beaches in Aruba. Complaints to the front desk went unanswered. Got screamed at by supervisor Madelyn and told to leave the hotel if I didn’t like it. Front desk manager Maria was more receptive but said corporate doesn’t allow them to resolve any issues at the hotel directly. I would highly recommend booking with one of the other all inclusive hotels in Aruba not Riu. We have stayed at others and all of them are far superior to this hotel.

    Nov 29, 2023