Radisson Aruba Resort & Casino Hotel

, Palm Beach, Aruba
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Radisson Aruba Resort & Casino Hotel

, Palm Beach
4 star

Rooms: 353

81 J.E. Irausquin Boulevard - Palm Beach - Aruba Hotel Website | | 586-6555
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Fabulous! Fabulous! Fabulous!!!

from A TripAdvisor Member
The pool and grounds are spectacular! Lots of room so you never feel crowded. The staff was exceptionally friendly. I loved the breakfast buffet at Laguna. Gilligan's was good, the Caesar salad with shrimp being especially tasty. I thought the Sunset Grill was too pricy, though and enjoyed dining elsewhere in the evenings. The rooms are first rate, but beware the mini-bar and snack shelf... way too pricey for me. ($13 for a jar of cashews...) If it's not the best hotel on the island, then it's one of the two best (with the Hyatt being it's only equal).

A fabulous honeymoon! (9/15/03-09/23/03)

from babydds
We had a wonderful time at the Radisson. The first night we were granted a kind bed upon arrival, but it was on the 1st floor. The bellman called the front desk and got us a room higher up...but with 2 doubles. They put us on a wait list and by the next morning we were moved into a room in the main tower (Aruba) with a king bed and partial ocean view. We were happy with the size of the room and especially with how nice the staff was.

The resort is very lush and spaced out. There is lots of room, lots of iguanas and exotic birds. We had breakfast everyday included. We rented a car to explore the island and we are so glad we did. We bargained with a local company once there and got a car for $20 per day. We used it everyday as we would go to beaches away from the resort...more quiet and snorkeling was good. Went to Palm Island for 1/2 day, we loved it!
Snorkeling was awesome!

We went to dinner at an authentic Aruban restaurant recommended by a local called Nos Cunucu. A taxi had to take us because nobody really knew where it was located. Food was great...2 drinks for each of us, full dinners and desserts and the bill was $35 US. Amazing! We also went to King Ribs and Iguana Joe's in town-both good and reasonable.
What was kind of gross was the food at Gilligan's..the Radisson's bar.

We were very pleased with the Radisson. I researched it online, Hyatt vs. Radisson, and we were very happy with our choice. It was very quiet at the resort, lots of couples. Very relaxing!!

Good News and Bad News

from Jeff31572
The beaches and pools are exceptional. Food service personnel are terrific. Do not expect the rooms to be a decent size..they are small, though the decor is acceptable. Front desk personnel provide no service. Do not expect to check your email as their service is a total nightmare. Go to the Hyatt for that. The buildings are run down. Be careful not to touch anything in the mini bar because if you buy a soda in the gift shop and put it in your mini bar to cool, a trigger will go off if you disturb anything and you will be charged for the drink you disturbed. Lastly, food is terrible in any of the restaurants except the Beach Bar/Cafe for lunch. The steaks are just awful. Ideally, take the Hyatt and replace their pools with the ones at the Raddison and you will have a great resort.

The Radisson is Great

from jamesg80
This was our fourth trip to Aruba in the past ten years. Have now stayed at the Allegro, Hyatt, and Playa Linda in addition to the Radisson. The Radisson is by far the best resort of the four. Grounds and staff were wonderful. Make sure you take advantage of the wine tasting class - it was great and very informative. The Sunset Grille was the best restaurant we have ever eaten at in Aruba. Highly recommended.

Love the radisson

from ambrose_dm
Third time visiting, and found it better than ever. Beutiful grounds, good staff, great pools, well groomed beach, even got upgraded to a suite for no charge. Only peaves are minor - "partial ocean view" from lower floor rooms is mostly rooftop when viewed from the balcony.
Connecting doors to other rooms let through a bit too much sound if neighbors are noisy (but they moved me to the suite when this was a problem), otherwise pretty much perfect.

Way Over-Rated!

from A TripAdvisor Member
One of the reasons I booked my August 2003 vacation at the Radisson was because of the wonderful reviews on this website and from various people who have been to Aruba and told me how beautiful it was at the Radisson. While I was see-sawing back and forth between the Hyatt and the Radisson, my travel agent insisted I would love the Radisson and that I should go there because of the breakfast deal included. So my friend and I booked the Radisson and it was the biggest vacation mistake I have ever made. Every thing about this "Resort" was a disappointment. The desk staff was rude and discouraging when we asked to change our room. They lied to us and told us we had a "garden view" , when it was actually a view of the driveway to the hotel next door. They moved us to a room across the hall and it was smaller and dirtier and the balcony door was broken. They FINALLY showed us a room with (partial) ocean view, but only if we paid almost 40 dollars more a night. By this time you think they would have charged us the same amount, but alas, they did not, proving how poor the service and regard for their guests is. The room we ended up with had stains on the floor and shoddy furniture, but it was the best of the lot we had seen, which is not saying much. That horrible experience took two hours! The poolside bar was shabby and the service was horrible. The waiters were standoffish and it could take over 15 minutes for them to even acknowledge your presence. The supposedly lush grounds that everyone on trip advisor raves about were scant. The gardening was lax and the plants and trees were half dead. The gym was the size of a bathroom in a NYC apartment. The jacuzzi was dirty and smelled and I never saw anyone go near it. The breakfast my travel agent raved about was adequate, but nothing special. When I returned home I realized I should have called my travel agent to help us transfer to the Hyatt, which had incredibly beautiful grounds, though some of the guests told me the rooms were small for the price. I am just shocked at the level of regard for this place by the reviewers here. There is not one aspect of any of the 5 star reviews I agree with. Not only will I never go to a Radisson property again, but I will never visit this site again, because I think the reviews are written by the employees of the Radisson and I can never trust the site again to be accurate in its portrayal of a resort! As for Aruba, the town was dirty and disgusting, the food was OK, the people were not friendly like everyone claims they are and the beaches were clean, if a little small. The shopping was nothing special. Designer bags were the same prices as I could buy here in any New Jersy department store. The designer clothing boutiques were also pricey. Where were the supposed bargains? When we returned and my travel agent called the property, they were indignant and barely apologetic about our complaints. VERY VERY unprofessional. The ONLY good thing I have to say about Aruba is that the water was incredible, the most beautiful I have ever seen and the weather was perfect - 88 degrees and sunny every day. But it is not enough to get me to ever go back there again and I am making sure I tell everyone I know to never stay at a Radisson property, especially in Aruba.

in luxury

from A TripAdvisor Member
We were in Aruba Aug. 8-16th and couldn't have been happier with the Radisson. We scoped out the other hotels on the 'resort side' of the island, and with the exception of maybe the Hyatt, none of them were as appealing. The grounds are beautiful, the staff are exceptional. And it's centrally located amidst all the resorts so you are not too far from anything. The restaurants are good. We didn't eat at the Sunset Grille, only because we were busy trying other spots around the island, the coffee at Laguna's is awful, and much of the breakfast brunch was cold, but not a tragedy and Gilligan's was a good seaside option (definitely go to Cuba's Cookin'). There are a number of cheaper places to eat not far away. The bus stop (only $1.25 US to downtown) was right at the bottom of the hill and exceptionally convenient. The casino, although smallish, was one of our favorites. The rooms were nicely decorated, and as others have mentioned, the pool and beach areas are great (you do have to get up early to rent a cabana, but there is plenty of lounge chairs and lots of shade in the pool area if need be).
The people are outstanding, it's genuinely friendly, and safe as can be. Nightlife is more or less over around midnight, but you can stay up as late as you want. Make your way to the other side of the island the natural pool and natural bridge should not be missed. I would go back, and would stay at the Radisson again happily.

First Carribean visit, will return again

from A TripAdvisor Member
Stayed 7/25/03 to 7/30/03 in a groundfloor Bonaire suite at the Radisson. Room was smaller than I expected and the carpet was kind of worn. Sofa was stained and some of the trim work was loose and falling around the bathroom doorway. For a little over $500 a night including taxes I was expecting a little nicer attention to details. The pools, lovely beach were footsteps away. Only tried the Gilliagan's restaurant there when we first arrived. It was OK but pricey. Most meals were ate across the street at Salt and Pepper, Tangos and Fishes. We did try one meal at the French Steakhouse at the Best Western. It was Ok, but would not make a special trip to go back. We did love the Aruban people, no one trying to hussle you, offer to braid your hair, sell you drugs or looking for a handout. My wife and I will return next year to try out the Bucuti Inn. Would have stayed there this trip, but could not get the room we desired due to their expansion going on. All and all a very safe vacation.

A Beautiful Resort on a not so pretty island

from A TripAdvisor Member
The Radisson is a beautiful resort. From the minute you enter the resort, you know you can just lay back and relax. The entire lobby is open and made of a dark teak wood, all offset by the carribean decor.
It is simple but beautiful. The grounds are magnificent. Everything is very lush and green (in sharp contrast to the rest of the island), and the falls are beautiful. We loved the pools. It was great that you could wade in as if you would in the ocean. The fountains were great and the pool areas were never too crowded. The beach was beautiful. I wasn't too crazy about the way the resort area of the island was situated. It seems like it is just one hotel after the next after the next and so on. But the upside to this is that they all share the same white sand beach which appears endless. The Radisson is in a great location on the beach as well. It is very near the Pier which was conveniennt. And it just about central to all of the nearby hotels which made dining at other resorts very easy. The rooms were great, exactly as pictured in the brochures. The only small complaints I had were that the TV had no remote and the light in our shower was out our entire stay. The balconies are also a little on the small side but comfortable enough. My biggest complaint about this vacation applies more to the island than the Radisson in particular. The resorts are all set back quite a ways from the beach areas. So all though we had an ocean view room, we were so far from the beach and water that we were unable to hear the waves and enjoy the feeling you get being very near the water. I thought this to be a huge drawback, but as I said, this is the case at all of the resorts on Palm Beach so the Radisson can't be faulted. It is just the way they designed the resort area. The restaurants at the Radisson were also very good. We ate lunch daily at Gilligans which was very beach casual. The food and service were very good. We had dinner twice at the Sunset Grille which has a very diversified menu. They also had the best dinner rolls I have ever had.
We didn't have a chance to eat at Laguna, which is the seafood restaurant there but it looked beautiful. All of the staff there was wonderful as well. Everyone was very friendly and accomodating. My only suggestion, if you plan to use the phone often, rent a cell phone from the concierge desk. Calls from your room are ridiculously priced and the cell phone was a very reasonable alternative. I believe it was $10 per day plus whatever amount of minutes you want. But the best part was incoming calls were free so it was easy to keep in touch with those at home. Overall, I loved the place. We had dined at a few of the other hotels on the island, and with the exception of the Hyatt, the Radisson was far superior to everyplace else we saw.

Radisson Aruba Resort June 21,2003

from A TripAdvisor Member
Hello All,
We stayed at the Aruba Radisson Resort/Casino from 6/21-6/28. The hotel was very nice,clean, the beach wonderful. This is our 2nd time in Aruba since 99'. My kids (16,18) thought it was too quiet. "Nothing to do, no teen programs"

After being there 4 days my 2 daughters developed hives on lower legs,
forearms and chest. I got it on my lower legs and hands. VERY itchy red
raised hives. The hotel denied anyone else had it. Thank god I brought
Aterax medication with me but that only helped alittle. The hotel tol
us to try Benadryl :(. Then we herd it could be the beach towels???Did
anyone else have this problem?? angel

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  • Address: 81 J.E. Irausquin Boulevard - Palm Beach - Aruba
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