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Medford, New Jersey
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Before I list all of the negatives, I must say that the location of the hotel is ideal! Located centrally along Palm Beach, surrounded by other beautiful resorts, shops, and lovely beaches, everything was in walking distance. Now onto the bad stuff. The wifi is not free to guests, you must pay a high rate of $60 per device, per...

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CT
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This was our third trip to an all inclusive resort, first time in Aruba. The front desk staff and concierge personal were less than helpful, but the wait staff and pool/beach staff were wonderful. When asked if there were mopeds/scooters to rent on the island the concierge looked at me like I had 2 heads and had no idea if...

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Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good all-inclusive hotel in the midst of one of the world best beaches. W enjoyed our stay primarily due to great weather & water on the beach. Hotel provided comfortable accommodations & decent service, still a few steps below it's own high standards (we were in Barcelo Maya a few years ago). Buffet food was boring, with limited amounts of...

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Oak Ridge, New Jersey
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

We have been here before when it was the Occidental. We loved it then and now. I do wish there were more things for my ten and eight year old boys to do. A game room would be perfect. We loved the Kyoto restaurant hibachi and ate there twice. Great service and food at Kyoto. Italian was good and the...

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Aurelia C, Quality Coordinator at Barcelo Aruba, responded to this review

Dear Carrie C, Thank you for taking the time and sharing your experience with us. We are very happy to read that you had an awesome family vacation. However, we are sad to read that the kids did not find much to do. I am glad to inform you that our Barcy Club for the young ones (age 4-12 year)...

Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our stay was great, as usual; we have been staying since the resort was Allegro. Lots of changes and improvements over the years. Their best asset is their wonderful staff. Everyone is so welcoming and eager to please. Many are like old friends welcoming us "home." Marolyn and Belinda in the First Club are the best...they go out of their...

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Aurelia C, Quality Coordinator at Barcelo Aruba, responded to this review

Dear bettym14, Thank you for submitting your review. I agree that the above mentioned staff does an outstanding job. At Barceló Aruba we take great pride in providing our guests and enjoyable and memorable experience! It is a real pleasure to read that you enjoyed your vacation at our resort. We look forward to hosting you again very soon. Warm...

Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed with my family and friends total of 30 people in april for 12 days.I have no words how all of us been pleased with service,restarants and rooms. We stayed at royal level and been treated as royals. Special thank you so much to Jessica!!!!! Barcello is lucky to have this employee. She helped me from beginning through the...

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Aurelia C, Quality Coordinator at Barcelo Aruba, responded to this review

Dear jskvirsky, Thank you for your outstanding review and for sharing your wonderful vacation experience with us! We will sure thank each staff member that made your stay even more wonderful. We hope to welcome you and your family and friends again soon on your next trip to the island of Aruba! Warm regards, Sowfi Maduro / Quality Coordinator

Smithtown, New York
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed at the Barcelo Aruba for 6 nights in April. I was a little nervous after reading mixed reviews. I have no complaints--the hotel is beautiful and very clean. We upgraded to the poolside lanai rooms which were well worth the extra money!!!! We were steps away from the pool and had a large patio with lounge chairs to...

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Aurelia C, Quality Coordinator at Barcelo Aruba, responded to this review

Dear shell177, Thank you so much for the rating and for sharing your experience with our readers. It is a real pleasure and a true motivator to receive this kind of feedback. I am very happy to read that you and your family enjoyed yourselves and had a relaxing stay. Here at Barceló Aruba we take great pride in providing...

Washingtonville, New York
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Three friends and I stayed at the Barcelo 4/8-4/13. We had an amazing time ! Shout out to Sandra, our concierge , who assured us that all our expectations would be met. Gary at the Beach Bar and Renaldo our waiter at the dinner on the beach were fantastic. We met so many nice people and the staff was excellent...

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Aurelia C, Quality Coordinator at Barcelo Aruba, responded to this review

Dear WCSUmom, It is a real pleasure to read that you had an enjoyable experience here at our property. I am happy you enjoyed the quality of our food, activities and services and agree with you that all of the above mentioned staff do an excellent job. We look forward to welcoming you again soon on your next visit to...

Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Top notch! We had such a wonderful experience with everything we did on the property. We had 5 couples in our group and had something for everyone. Staff was super friendly, restaurants were all fabulous and served excellent food and clean rooms.

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Aurelia C, Quality Coordinator at Barcelo Aruba, responded to this review

Dear Janell G, Thank you for taking the time and sharing your great experience with us. We are happy to hear you had a fantastic stay with us and that you have enjoyed the services at our facilities. I really appreciate your kind words about the friendliness of our team members and hope to see you soon again on your...

West Carrollton, Ohio
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was our first time in an all-inclusive resort. The location was perfect; the food was average to good. The specialty restaurants were also average. Our room was spacious and I loved the covered patio (we were on the first floor) and the lounge chairs and table were great touches. When we called with a need however (fresh water bottle),...

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Aurelia C, Quality Coordinator at Barcelo Aruba, responded to this review

Dear Barb G, Thank you for choosing Barceló Aruba for your vacation destination and for taking the time and writing us a review. Your comments are very important to help us improve therefore this will also be shared with our F & B Department in order to monitor the beverage service. Thank you once more for rating our resort and...

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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in Palm Beach, Aruba, this resort features all the ingredients for a unique vacation: a location right on the beach, turquoise waters, the fine white sands of the Caribbean, and warm weather throughout the year. This high-end Aruba All-Inclusive resort is the best vacation destination for families and couples. The Occidental Grand Aruba All Inclusive Resort is close to many tourist attractions and just steps away from the entertainment, lounges, discos and shopping areas the island has to offer. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Barcelo Aruba

Address: J.E. Irausquin Boulevard 83, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba (Formerly Occidental Grand Aruba All Inclusive Resort)
Region: Caribbean > Aruba > Palm - Eagle Beach
Price Range: $487 - $973 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Barcelo Aruba 4*
Number of rooms: 370
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Also Known As:
Occidental Grand Aruba Hotel Palm/Eagle Beach
Occidental Aruba
Aruba Grand Occidental
Occidental Hotel Aruba
Grand Aruba
Barcelo Aruba Palm - Eagle Beach
Hotel Style:
#14 Luxury Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#14 Spa Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#14 Top resorts Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#18 On the Beach Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
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“Make sure you ask for complete ocean view, otherwise you may end up with parking lot views.”
  • View from our second room
bhink0506, 23 Apr 2017 | Read review
“all rooms have ocean view, no need to pay extra”
TSTHSH, 22 Apr 2017 | Read review
“First floor was best for us as it had a covered patio area.”
BarbG966, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Make your restaurant reservations with the guest services desk before you arrive”
noemiandstevem, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“as for a pool view”
nrobinson39, 16 Apr 2017 | Read review
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