Renaissance Aruba Resort and Casino

L G Smith Boulevard 82, Oranjestad, Aruba, Caribbean
(4.5 star hotel)
#7 of 25 hotels in Oranjestad
Very Good (3.5 out of 5.0) 5 reviews
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Terrible (1.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on May 30, 2011

Stayed there from 4-23 to 4-30 of 2011.. We stayed in the so called family suites, I take my family on at least 2 trips to the Caribbean annually.. This place is awful, we hated the food, paid for all inclusive, ate out instead.. Rooms were dingy, not ocean view as we paid, trees are all over.. View is the pool.. So please shop well before settling on this hotel.

Unique Quality: Nothing outstanding, seen what they have many places

Directions: Its off the heart of where action is.. Hyatt area is great location... This hotel is away from everything

Close to Everything in the Heart of Oranjestad

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on August 31, 2006

This hotel is right in the downtown core of Oranjestad, Aruba so if you are a super light sleeper, I would say go elsewhere. But for rest of the population, you'll be able to get to sleep just fine. I enjoyed staying here because it was within walking distance to all of downtown's attractions. You can even walk to the bus station so if you'd like to take a trip to another part of Aruba, it's just steps away. Now a lot of people will complain that the beach is not right at the hotel. You have to hop on a boat (pulls right into the lobby of the hotel) and take a 10-15 minute ride to the private island. Although slightly inconvenient, I enjoyed taking this free boat ride. It gave me a chance to see the skyline of Oranjestad. Once you get to the private island, you will see iguana's (small to large), flamingo's and little crabs (early in the morning). There are 2 beaches - one for adults and one for families but you are free to roam between the 2. Altogether, it was a great experience staying here.

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Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on August 27, 2006

Our stay at the Renaissance Aruba Resort and Casion was fantastic! The resort is split into two hotels. The Renaissance Marina Hotel, geared more for couples and single travelers, and the Renaissance Ocean Suites Hotel which is geared for families. Guests of either hotels can use the facilities at either one. What makes this hotel special is that it own's Aruba's only private island. It is called Renaissance Island and you get to it by boat which picks you up within the Marina Hotel (yes within) or just off the seaport at the Renaissance Ocean Suites. The ride to the island is about 10 minutes and there are two beaches (one for families and the other for adults). The resort property also houses the Renaissance Mall (Aruba's only indoor mall) and the Renaissance Marketplace (with many restaurants).

Elisabeth and I stayed the Renaissance Marina Hotel and we opted for the Ocean View room. We orginally had a "Resort Room" which means your room faces the interior of the hotel lobby. You can ask for an Island View which means you have a view of Oranjestad or for an Ocean View room which offers a view of the marina and ocean.

The resort staff were very friendly, the restaurant selections within the Marina were limited, but additional options were available nearby, and the place was pretty clean with the exception of some debris in the hotel waterways (for the boat ride to the island). The jellyfish tanks behind the check-in counter were also pretty neat! Also noteworthy is the fitness center and the Okeanos Spa which were both above par (even for Marriott hotels).

If we return to Aruba for a longer stay, we wouldn't stay here because it's just too commercial and the traffic in front of the hotel is nightmarish. Aside from that, it's a great hotel and we would definitely return for a long weekend trip. When you decide, you'll need to weigh convenience versus remoteness.

Unfortunately, the place is not cheap. Be prepared to spend money there.

Unique Quality: It's most unique quality is the Renaissance Island which offers quiet beaches (except for the occasional aircraft flying by, flamingos, iguanas, great snorkeling, a fitness center, restaurant, and unfortunately, mosquitoes. Bring the insect repellant!

The spa is exceptional! Highly recommend the Swedish massage!

A number of high-end shops within the resort property if you're into shopping high-end items.

Centrally located on the island so trips to other parts aren't too long.

Directions: Not far from the Cruise ship terminal.

Surrounded by downtown nature.

by written on September 2, 2002

The Rennassaince Suites is also located in downtown Oranjestad just a 5 minute walk from the Renassaince Hotel. The Renassaice Suites has its own beach with views to the Caribbean Sea, Wilhelmina Park, and the port of call of the city.

Unique Quality: Renassaince Suites has its own pool beach and amenities and is close to the Seaport Village Mall with nearby pubs, restaurants, cinema, fastfood outlets and beautiful Wilhelmina Park.

In the middle of downtown action.

by written on September 2, 2002

Aruba Renaissance Resort & Casino is the only big hotel in downtown Oranjestad. The hotel is located on the L.G. Smith Boulevard strip just across the waterfront area of Oranjestad. The Renaissance is located in the action zone of town, with many restaurants in walking distance, a 6 room cinema, a 24 hour Casino, 2 shopping malls, Crystal Theatre and in walking distance from popular clubs and bars on the island.

Unique Quality: The Renaissance hotel offers great views to the marina area of the city, country side of the island and area view of the city. The pool of the Renaissance is located on the second floor and is open roof with view to the waterfront area of the city. The resort is adjacent to the biggest shopping mall on the island the Seaport Village Mall.

There is a water channel that runs under the Renaissance hotel. You can take the boat from the Renaissance hotel to their private island, the Renaissance island located 2 miles away from Oranjestad out to sea.

Directions: Easy recognizable at waterfront Oranjestad.

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Address: L G Smith Boulevard 82, Oranjestad, Aruba, Caribbean

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Amenities at Renaissance Aruba Resort and Casino

  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center
  • Free Parking
  • Business Services
  • Kids Activities
  • Casino
  • Free High Speed Internet
  • Suites
  • Bar / Lounge

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