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Aberdeen, New Jersey
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our overall experience was great! Barcelo made some significant improvements since it took over the Occidental with all of its amenities. The beds are of superior quality and comfort. The service on the 9th floor restaurant was perfect. George and the rest of the restaurant staff were always courteous and accommodating to our needs. Across from the restaurant is Sandra...

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Phila
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Just spent two glorious weeks at the newly named Barcelo all inclusive hotel on Palm Beach Aruba. (Formerly the Occidental)This was my ninth year on Aruba......my little piece of paradise. Located strategically in the middle of the beautiful Palm Beach steps from the beautiful ocean that surrounds the leeward side of Aruba. Great hotel, great location, amazing personal service with...

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Pros,The Cons.-Cons first.Please bear with me ,I do not like all-inclusive .The Food.-Your are a captured audience so the hotel has no incentive but to serve what I consider to be mediocre selections at best.I see a lot of people load up plates with food ,so I must be in the minority but bear with me I come from...

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Been coming to this resort for 20 years. 2-3 times a year. Since Barcelo has taken over seen some nice changes. The reason we come back thow is for your workers. They are the best. Staring with the first club Marolyn, Evette, Belinda let's not forget Sandra from the royal club. These girls would do anything to make sure you...

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Sewell
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have come to Barcelo many times. We were pleased that they had made some upgrades since our last visit. The rooms and the beach are it's best features. I would say the Italian restaurant is the best place to eat. The staff is always friendly and helpful. If I had one complaint, it would be that they only give...

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Well i have a good time in the hotel, very good attention of the waiters. A special mention to Luisa who treated us very well! The pool is amazing and the entire family enjoyed the trip. We want to come back soon! Thank you for the experience

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

Thanks to you for sharing your experience with us. We look forward to welcome you back soon. Kind regards, Occidental Grand Aruba Management Aurelia Croes / Quality Manager

Buffalo Center, Iowa
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

I was very impressed with this resort! Very clean, extremely helpful and friendly staff. The restaurants were all excellent! If I had to complain about anything it would be that there are only 2 bars on the resort (lobby and pool) and the open dining hours are a bit restricted. I love the fact that you can leave the resort...

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

Dear thaiitulikeit, First of all I would like to thank you for choosing our resort for your honeymonn, congratulations on your special occasion. Second, thank you for sharing your experience with us. We work extremely hard to make sure all of our guests have a memorable experience. Despite having two bars, we have 4 additional bars in each restaurant, wait...

Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

We visited Barcelo Aruba in early February 2017. I found the hotel and grounds to be nice , comfortable and clean. The service was good and our room was clean , we had plenty of towels and the bed was comfortable. I found the buffet options to be just average while the other dining option were quite good. Kyoto, the...

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

Dear jppatchoski, Thank you so much for your review. Your feedback is extremely valuable to us as we aim to get better with each and every stay. Your observations will be discussed with our team as they provide great suggestions on areas of improvement. We have in the meantime started wait service for the beach area lifting so the strain...

Edinboro, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Room was very nice clean. Loved the beach very clean, walking the beach for miles was wonderful, can either walk on sidewalk or walk along the beach. The pool was nice relaxing, although people know the routine and claim chairs at 6am, so you snooze you loose. I loved the many different types of iguanas/lizards that sunbath on the rocks...

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

Dear suea672017, Thank you so much for taking some time from your obviously busy schedule to share with us your experience here at our resort. We are so happy you had a wonderful time despite the fact that you had to get up at 6:30 am to get a palapa. There are enough lounge chairs the problem is there are...

Wallingford, Connecticut, United States
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Overall, a very very good place to stay. We spent 10 days at the resort for our anniversary trip. The location is excellent. Best spot on Palm Beach in my opinion. Convenient to all restaurants and shopping and close enough to walk to both piers where the excursions depart. The rooms were super clean and comfortable. We wanted a king...

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

Dear Joanne R, Thank you for choosing the Occidental Grand Aruba Resort and for taking the time to write a review. I really appreciate your kind words about the friendliness of our team members. They really make this resort special with their natural traits of Aruban hospitality and spirit to serve. I am also glad to know that our staff...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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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
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
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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: $406 - $794 (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:
#12 Luxury Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#13 Spa Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#13 Top resorts Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#17 On the Beach Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
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“POOL side upper floors”
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“4th floor was great for pool view and ocean view.”
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