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Thread: Honeymoon - Radisson vs. Marriott?

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    Honeymoon - Radisson vs. Marriott?

    Dear all,

    how are you?

    This is my first trip to Aruba. I will be celebrating my honeymoon with my lovely wife-to-be and we are really curious about a specific reservation issue.

    After a few hours of research, we ended up with a choice of 2 hotels, Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino OR Radisson Aruba??

    We are NOT going All inclusive.
    We like more modern rooms, preferably with space (not too crowded).
    and of course.. a less "full" beach..

    We don't mind the walk to get to places (as long as it is safe).. or we can just take the bus.

    In resume, we want to have a great honeymoon, relax, have fun, snorkel, etc..

    What would you great folks suggest us?

    Thanking in advance for all your most precious feedback!

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    hmmmm...both are winners...Radison has a better location imop

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    I agree with Cindy!!

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    The Radisson has the longest stretch of beach of all of the resorts on Palm Beach.

    Both resorts have recently undergone room renovations.

    Not sure about the size of the rooms between the two resorts, but we are a family of three and have never had any issues with any of the rooms in the Aruba or Curacao Towers.

    When it was just dh and myself, the Aruba tower rooms were "huge".

    Draw back for me on the Aruba tower rooms at the Radisson is that the walls are very thin compared to the very quieter rooms of the Bonaire and Curacao Towers. We had a crying baby next door to us in the Curacao tower and only heard it in the hallway, not in our room.

    The rooms in the Bonaire tower at the Radisson are the smallest but the tower is most centrally located.

    Even though you will be on your honeymoon you will not be spending THAT much time in your hotel room.

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    Marriott - a bit classier

    Radisson - prime location (Which could save you money in the long run - easier to go off premises for lunch, although the walk from the Marriott to where the "strip" is - is only about ten minutes.) and I like the pool better

    I would go with wherever you got a better deal.
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    Thank you everyone for the replies!!

    It is great to have these kind of feedback from "professionals" that have been there!!

    Shnyda.. I am starting to think that you have the right though.. whoever I get the best deal.. it's where I will stay! hehe

    We dont mind the 10 minute walk to places (its actually great, since we have to walk more often then we do in out daily activities! hehe)

    Arubalisa.. I agree.. we wont stay too much in the room! hehehe.. but its still nice to arrive to a place where you have the "vacation feeling"..

    Thank you all again for the feedback! I will soon visit other areas of the forum to see what to do in the island!

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    Quote Originally Posted by igorac View Post
    Arubalisa.. I agree.. we wont stay too much in the room! hehehe.. but its still nice to arrive to a place where you have the "vacation feeling"..
    The rooms at the Marriott are contemporary in style.


    The rooms at the Radisson are West Indian in style.
    If a picture is worth a thousand words...I have tons at http://www.arubabound.com/photos/htl/rad/rad.htm

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    I woul definitely book the Radisson. Top notch as far as I am concerned. Very friendly staff and bend over backwards to accommodate their guest. Beautiful grounds and very centrally located to most restaurant in Palm Beach. Enjoy. I never stayed at the Marriott but when walking the beach I found there beach area very crowded compared to the Radisson and palapas are easy to reserve the day before at no charge to guest.

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    You'll like the Radisson better..... best beach, easy to get a palapa and more centrally located. The grounds are fantastic.

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