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    So food at the Radisson isn't good?

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    Quote Originally Posted by loriny View Post
    So food at the Radisson isn't good?
    NO, food at the Radisson is EXCELLENT!

    http://www.gilligansaruba.com/

    http://www.sunsetgrillearuba.com/

    http://www.lagunaaruba.com/menu.html

    http://mirasoloaruba.com/index.html

    Our Radisson Trip Report 2011- Food, Beverage & Service

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    Food quality at the Divi/Tamarijn has declined, which I will detail in our upcoming trip report.
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    Agree with Arubalise.... food at the Rad is great.... Sunset Grille is one of the best on the island.

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    Thanks. I misunderstood your post. DH and I are now seriously considering the Rad, expecially because of location. I'm just waiting for 2013 prices to be released. I'm thinking a Deluxe room in the Curaco Towers? I've read that Aruba Towers have noice issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loriny View Post
    Thanks. I misunderstood your post. DH and I are now seriously considering the Rad, expecially because of location. I'm just waiting for 2013 prices to be released. I'm thinking a Deluxe room in the Curacao Towers? I've read that Aruba Towers have noice issues.
    Imo, the walls in the Aruba tower ARE paper thin. Some, maybe those who have had "good neighbors", may disagree?

    The deluxe views from the Curacao Tower are very nice though the Curacao Tower is set further back from the ocean than the Aruba tower.


    Unless your dates are in stone, imo, spend a bit less on the view and stay extra night(s).


    Weill you really spend a lot of daylight hours in your room to justify the added expense of a deluxe view vs. a gardenview?

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    Are the Gardenview Rooms and Deluxe Oceanview rooms the same size? While I don't need a suite, I don't like a tiny room either. When we cruise we usually get a junior suite (around 300 sq. ft) and it is perfect for us. Also are the balconies the same size? We do like to sit out on the balcony before dinner and just have a glass of wine and "take it all in" so to speak.

    Thanks for all of your help!

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    The size of the room would not be dependent upon the view, it would depend upon the tower.

    The Bonaire tower rooms are the smallest at I believe it is 378 sq ft. I have photos of a room in the Bonaire Tower with king size bed (available on request only)
    here.

    The Curacao tower rooms pictured here, are larger than Bonaire but not quite as large as the Aruba tower, but not by much. Imo, not really worth the difference.

    I have a bit more specific info at
    Opinions on room category at The Radisson The Radisson recently changed the names of the categories of rooms. You can see details here. They have split out the Aruba tower rooms to a separate category/price due to their size and location(?). There are a good number of Deluxe Ocean Gardenview Aruba Tower rooms with "Prominent tropical garden and ocean/pool views." Aruba tower rooms also have different type of bedding. Bonaire and Curacao tower rooms have sleep number beds.

    Balcony size among the three towers is the same or nearly indistinguishable. All balconies and patios are equipped with two chairs and a table. If you are looking for a large room, nice balcony and sitting area opt for a Bonaire Suite.

    If you are looking for a HUGE balcony opt for a Curacao suite.

    If you are looking for a mid size balcony, smaller than the Curacao, but larger than that of the Bonaire Suite which has the same size balcony as guest rooms, then go with the Aruba Suite.

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    Thank you so much for all of your insight. I'm thinking a deluxe in either Bonaire or Curaco Towers are right up our alley. I don't care for the sound effects in the Aruba tower.

    Now we just wait for the 2013 package rates to come out. They have released the early bird rates, but DH really wants to due AI (really due to the alcohol prices), and they haven't released them. Also waiting for JetBlue to release their schedule/fares as well.

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    Add my "Welcome to the Forum." You will love Aruba; as you can see from all the highly favorable comments on this forum and others.

    Ed

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    The Radisson emailed me that they will not be offering an inclusive package for next year.

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