Which Room to Book at the Radisson Aruba Resort, Casino & Spa?
The Radisson Aruba Resort, Casino & Spa guest rooms have one king or two double size beds. All guest rooms are decorated in Caribbean design with an emphasis on colonial West Indian influences. Hotel rooms range from 380 to 478 square feet. All guest rooms, including the 32 suites, feature furniture made of dark wood, accented by wooden shutters over the sliders in the same color wood. Rattan furniture and mahogany bed frames add to the West Indian design. All rooms offers balconies of equal size which are equipped with two teakwood chairs and a table. Curacao and Aruba tower suites offer balconies which are considerably larger.
When staying at the Radisson, if you are booking a guest room for the view, you will want to book at least a Partial Ocean View, if not Deluxe Ocean View. Outside of the suites, Deluxe Ocean View guest rooms in the Aruba Tower offer the best views of the ocean. If amenities are also important, than the higher priced Plaza Club Deluxe Ocean View would be the room choice for you. Plaza Club Deluxe Ocean View guest rooms are the highest category of rooms before suites. Plaza Club partial and deluxe ocean view guest rooms are located on the 8th floor of the Aruba Tower.
All Aruba Tower rooms are premium rooms and offer larger guest rooms and larger baths, over those in the Bonaire and Curacao Towers.
Room Categories at the Radisson Aruba Resort, Casino & Spa
Worried about overlooking a parking lot? The only rooms I can think of which overlook the parking lot would be the upper floors of the Curacao Building, furthest from the ocean, mainly on the south side. These rooms actually have a view of the Riu's parking and towers. If your room is on a higher floor, you would also have a view of the ocean, though at a distance.
Rooms in the Aruba Tower are even numbered on the side facing the pool and ocean, and odd numbered rooms face the Occidental northwards. Odd numbered rooms on lower floors with overlook more of the Occidental and island than ocean itself. Lower floor rooms on this side of the building will have limited or no view. Rooms on higher floors on the north facing side of the tower, opposite from the ocean/pool side guest rooms will have a partial ocean view from the balcony. If you look down, will have a roof below. Looking straight out from the room you will see the ocean. The higher the number of the guest room, the better the view.
As a guide as to which building to request, it is going to be a personal preference.
The appeal of staying in the Bonaire tower is that it is most centrally located to the two zero entry free form swimming pools as well as the beach. The Bonaire tower has the best gardenviews, but the rooms and baths are the smallest out of the three towers, though enough space for two people.
The Curacao tower has some beautiful garden views and rooms only slightly smaller than the Aruba tower. Personally I think the walls are thicker in the Curacao tower and thinner in the Aruba tower. Request an odd numbered room for a view of the gardens. There are some nice partial ocean views on the upper floors of this tower as well.
You will get what you pay for in terms of views from your room, whether it be no view, garden view or ocean view, based upon the category of room which you book. Booking a room by Tower will determine location within the resort, with the Bonaire Tower being the most centrally located and the Aruba Tower being the tallest tower. The Curacao Tower is set furthest back from the ocean, however has nice size rooms and great views from the upper floors, especially higher numbered rooms. Odd numbered rooms on the higher floors of the Curacao Tower, Deluxe Ocean View, will have the best views short of booking a Curacao Suite.
Some considerations when booking the category of guest room are the money you save by booking a Guestroom or Gardenview category room and putting the money you save towards excursions, meals or even an extra night or two.
If you have to have the biggest and the best, the only "larger" rooms with a sofa bed are the suites. The Petite Bonaire Suite is the least expensive suite with a separate bedroom with king size bed and full living room with queen size sleep sofa and step out only balcony. Full Bonaire Suites have a balcony off of the bedroom. Curacao and Aruba Suites are larger, with the Aruba suite being the largest suites with best views of the ocean.