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Old Tuesday, March 4th, 2008, 04:44 PM
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Hi,
My hubby and I will be in Aruba mid April, we will be staying at the Ren Marina Hotel in the Am.Junior Suite, has anyone stayed in this type of room and does it have a balcony with an ocean view. We are just turning the big 5oh! and I thought this would be a good location for us..
Also who has the best Casino as far as payouts haha!
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Old Wednesday, March 5th, 2008, 09:26 PM
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Hi Mello, welcome to the BB. The Ren Marina is across the street from the marina and ocean. I believe there are some ocean view rooms but not all are, so you may want to try and specifically request that with your agent. The resort's location is great, you're within walking distance of countless shops and restaurants. A complimentary water taxi will pick you up right there and shuttle you over to Ren Island, which will then become your favorite place in the world.

Don't expect to win much at the casinos, but I guess you never know. There are two within steps of your resort, several more on Eagle and Palm Beach if you explore.

Congrats - enjoy!
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Old Wednesday, March 5th, 2008, 10:44 PM
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I have stayed at the Marina Resort but not in the Jr. Suite. I would ask your agent to contact the resort directly to request Ocean front room. If you are a Marriott member (silver or above), I have always received an e-mail from the hotel about a week prior to arrival with the concierge introducing herself. This is when I would give any special requests I had.

Regarding the balcony, they are very small - stand only. I do enjoy the Crystal & Seaport Casino's - the only 2 casino's downtown, though they always take my $$$.
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The ambassador suite is VERY nice...
Here's a picture
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Hi, glaval
Thanks for the picture, sure looks nice..
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Old Friday, March 7th, 2008, 11:27 AM
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Hi Liz,
Thanks so much for the info. I tried on two seperate occasions calling to speak with the Concierge and than book straight thru the hotel but I was left on hold way too long. So i went with my gut and booked it after seeing it on the website. It was between The Ren and the Bucuti.
It will be our first time to the Island and I just want it Perfect..... Can't wait to get there..
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Old Friday, March 7th, 2008, 11:32 AM
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Hi kevin d,
Thank you for the info..Everything sounds great, being a 1st timer to the island where do you recommend staying?
Thanks for the input,
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