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Thread: Renn Ocean Suites question

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    Renn Ocean Suites question

    Have any of you stayed at the Renn Ocean so and if so what are your impressions? I have tons of Marriott points but will only use them on suites so that limits our options somewhat. The reason for the suite is we really need an extra room as 3 of us in a regular room for two weeks is a recipe for disaster IMO.
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    i like the renaissance ocean suites.
    it is not luxurious by any stretch of the imagination, but it is very comfortable and the campus is very attractive.
    the pools are nice.
    the private island is lovely and the shuttle boat runs often.
    to me, the big thing about renaissance ocean suites is the private island!
    it is pretty and there is a restaurant and bathrooms/showers and plenty of shade.
    your family will love it.
    at the resort, there is a lagoon, that is a nice option if you do not want to have a lay low day.
    the pools are great too.

    i cannot think of any negatives........and plenty of good restaurants and shopping all close by!
    Quote Originally Posted by Aruba4ever View Post
    Have any of you stayed at the Renn Ocean so and if so what are your impressions? I have tons of Marriott points but will only use them on suites so that limits our options somewhat. The reason for the suite is we really need an extra room as 3 of us in a regular room for two weeks is a recipe for disaster IMO.

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    Thanks Andrea! My wife is dead set against any future vacations that don't involve a separate sleeping area for us. Going away with a soon to be 8 yr old in 1 room is not ideal although I know many people do just that. I now see the attraction of the timeshares or any hotel that offers suites at reasonable prices. Our days at the Ritz are numbered....I don't see me spending $600 per night at any point going forward....it was incredible while it lasted but our priorities have changed over the past year or so.

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    i like the renaissance ocean suites.
    it is not luxurious by any stretch of the imagination, but it is very comfortable and the campus is very attractive.
    the pools are nice.
    the private island is lovely and the shuttle boat runs often.
    to me, the big thing about renaissance ocean suites is the private island!
    it is pretty and there is a restaurant and bathrooms/showers and plenty of shade.
    your family will love it.
    at the resort, there is a lagoon, that is a nice option if you do not want to have a lay low day.
    the pools are great too.

    i cannot think of any negatives........and plenty of good restaurants and shopping all close by!

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    Our last few nights this trip were spent at the Renaissance Ocean Suites. We both like it there. The rooms are comfortable, light and bright. The pools are great with a nice swim up bar. We didn’t do the private island trip as it seemed really busy as we watched the launch head out. I also like that there are plenty of restaurants and shops within walking distance, as well as, 2 casinos. I see us doing part of our stay there next year as well.

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    Thanks! I like the good reports. I have enough points for 3 weeks....and they are burning a whole in my pocket, lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pegmeister View Post
    Our last few nights this trip were spent at the Renaissance Ocean Suites. We both like it there. The rooms are comfortable, light and bright. The pools are great with a nice swim up bar. We didn’t do the private island trip as it seemed really busy as we watched the launch head out. I also like that there are plenty of restaurants and shops within walking distance, as well as, 2 casinos. I see us doing part of our stay there next year as well.
    Peg....in the casinos, didja notice a poker room for Jay...?

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    I didn’t notice a poker room and they don’t have one listed on their website. The casino is 24 hours though and the tables are open earlier in the day than other casinos. Tom went over to play while I was at the pool.

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    Thanks for the info on the table games. Chuck thanks for thinking of me and my poker, lol. I think the only poker games are on Palm Beach for the most part. I appreciate all of the help as always, you guys are great.

    Quote Originally Posted by Pegmeister View Post
    I didn’t notice a poker room and they don’t have one listed on their website. The casino is 24 hours though and the tables are open earlier in the day than other casinos. Tom went over to play while I was at the pool.

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    The Ocean Suites is where we fell in love with Aruba. We actually ended up buying a timeshare resale there, but we are looking to sell it now that we have the condo. The bedroom is small, but has a king bed. There is a pullout sofa in the living room. We stayed there when the boys were teenagers and they shared the sofa bed. It was a little tight for two adults and two teenagers, but would be perfect for your family. The rooms and pools have been remodeled in the past few years, the pools they recently put in bathrooms near the pool. The lagoon is nice and calm. The island is beautiful and they do have a restaurant on the island. There is a family side and an adult only side, but kids do come over to see the flamingos. If your son likes airplanes, it is a great place to watch them take off and land. Actually, you cross the flight path into the airport on the way to and from the island. The Dutch Pancake House and many other restaurants are just across the driveway from Ocean Suites. It is an easy walk to West Deck, Yemangi, Que Pasa, and many other restaurants. What your son may like is that the cruise ships pass very close to the hotel. They sometimes come in and/or leave right near the hotel-it actually casts a huge shadow on the pool or at night, lights up everything. There were many times the ships leave the port, come in front the hotel and then turn out to sea. The resort is generally quiet and relaxing. There is a kids playroom, too.

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