Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort & Casino Hotel, Palm Beach
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort & Casino Hotel
Overatedfrom A TripAdvisor Member
The rooms were small and dark, the beach and pool was crowded. There were guests of the Holiday Inn and the hotel next door hanging around our pool area, taking up chaise lounges and bragging about how they pay discounted rates and use the Hyatts pool.
If you are looking for a relaxing vacation at an above average hotel, Hyatt is not the place.
We met folks that stayed at the Radisson and raved about it, I think we will try the Radisson next time
Legit reviewfrom A TripAdvisor Member
trouble in paradisefrom A TripAdvisor Member
Hyatt is nicefrom ScubaSherri
loved the hyattfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Hyatt Regency number one on the Islandfrom A TripAdvisor Member
hyatt - a nice hotel; good beachfrom semsem
s the bestfrom Justrishere
The rooms are standard, maybe a bit larger than a typical standard hotel room. But room service is outstanding. Candy on the pillows everynight when the Turn-down Service maid comes in. (I didn't know what Turn-down service was before - it's when the maid comes in and turns down the sheets for you before bed). The 2-3 times we requested room service, food arrived within 15 minutes. There are a lot of workers at this resort, so assistance is very easy to receive.
Although breakfast ran us between $10 - $15 per person, dinners ran us $50 per person, with only one or two drinks. Lunch was pretty inexpensive, at $8 - $10 per entree. These prices were reflected not just at the Hyatt, but at other hotel restaurants too. We ate a different places every night.
Food portions everywhere are extremely large. Sushi is everywhere there. If you've never had it, you'll be pleasantly surprised. The Raddison had a restaurant that was better than any at the Hyatt.
Apparantly, the time of year we went Sept 8 - Sept 14 was the first week of the slow period. From what returning couples said, if you want to relax on your honeymoon, do not go there during the summer months.
At least that's what they said about the Hyatt. The crowd when we were there was just perfect. Not too many, not too few where would've felt a bit strange at such a large resort.
The 3-tiered pool is beautiful. Has a swim-up bar. My husband and I swam everynight under the moonlight with no one else in any tier. Very nice. Nice waterfalls within the pool as well.
We were pleased with our choice of hotel. Any of the hotels on the beach are very nice. However, off the beach, the hotels don't look very kept-up.
Off-shore activites are risky. We had our rental-car broken into 20 minutes after picking it up. We parked near the California Lighthouse and walked to the water to see the waves crashing. When we returned, the car had a broken window. We received another car, but looked at the locals a bit different after that.
The downtown is full of jewelery. Priced standard. No big deals where we visited. A lot of trinket stores there too. Some casinos. We were not real impressed with the local facilities, but it is the Caribbean.
It's better than Jamaica, but not as good as the Bahamas for the normal local shopping.
If I was going back to Aruba, I'd stay at the Hyatt the entire time.
There is enough to do there.
Perfect for honeymoonersfrom A TripAdvisor Member
I hope you enjoy it also. I can't write this review without letting you know about our favorite part of our trip -- the Morning Star Sailing boat. Captain Marcy and Kat were wonderful hosts and truly gave us a great experience on our honeymoon. Before we left, we had made a reservation for a romantic dinner cruise - just the two of us. Kat had called us the day before to ask about what we would like on the menu - we choose lobster and fish along with wine and the fresh Dutch pastries. Marcy picked us up in the dingy and ferried us back to the boat. We sailed down the coast and watched the sun set. Then we anchored at the lighthouse and Captain Marcy actually changed into a tux to serve us a wonderful meal under the stars - it was incredible!
Save up all of your dining budget to do this romantic cruise - you won't regret it! I hope you enjoy Aruba as much as we did!
Had a very nice timefrom A TripAdvisor Member
A quick rundown of all the basics:
ROOM: Pool/Ocean View. Step-out balcony only was a bit of a let-down.
Typical hotel room. Nothing extraordinary. It's very clean, always smelled fresh...but nothing out of the ordinary.
HOTEL GROUNDS: Beautiful. Waterfalls, swans, koi fish, turtles, tropical birds, lizards, and an unwanted scorpion. Greenery is abundant here. Flowers everywhere, swaying palms, good variety of tropical plantings. Very enjoyable and relaxing to walk about. Big, oversized chairs and tables fill the open-air lobby and outdoor area. Very comfortable. Watch your step after dark....beautiful night-lighting can be too little on some walkways/steps.
POOL AREA: Very nice. Uncrowded in late September too! We could sleep in late, take our time getting towels, and have multiple choices of "prime" locations by the pools. Poolside waitress were available, but rarely seen! We got our own drinks.
FOOD AT HOTEL: 24 hour room service is nice (although we did not use it). Ruinas Del Mar restaurant - beautiful setting - very limited menu.
Excellent food. Dinner and drinks for two? Figure $100. The Palms restaurant for lunch and buffet breakfast. Good food. Typical "resort" set-up (omelette starion, etc...), a la carte lunch. Good-sized portions. Lunch for two? $30. Add overpriced beers? $50.
GENERAL COMMENTS: Late September seemed to be a great time to be at the Hyatt. It was referred to numerous times as their "slower month". We did not wait in line or fight crowds for ANYTHING. Maybe we were just lucky that week, but it was a very relaxing, enjoyable, hassle-free stay.
Top Local Tips for Palm Beach
Phone and internet Figure out how you are going to get online and make long distance calls before going. It would have made my trip alot easier.
Getting Downtown $2.65 for 2 One-Way to go downtown via Bus Taxi was around $12 depending on time.
Ruis Del Mar Restaurant Don't eat here, it's a waste of money. Something has gone horribly wrong since the last time we were there, just one year ago.
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- Address: J E Irausquin Blvd 85 - Palm Beach - Aruba
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