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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Dear Grace D, On behalf of each and everyone of our staff of Barcelo Aruba please receive our most heartfelt words of gratitude for such wonderful review. We agree that our staff is one of our biggest assets. It is for this kind of recognition that we work hard for and it is a true motivator to receive this kind...

Sewell
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Dear timothyg473, Thank you for the review of our hotel. At Barcelo Aruba we take great pride in providing our guests a wonderful and enjoyable experience. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to continue seeing you at our hotel. Sincerely, Sowfi Maduro / Quality Coordinator

Reviewed 1 week ago via 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 1 week ago via 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 1 week ago via 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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...

Georgia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We just got home from our vacation in Aruba about 2 weeks ago and I'm still wishing we were there. I read so many reviews before we left that I was a little nervous about our trip. Thank goodness it was SO much better than any of the reviews we read. I'll start with our room. We booked the oceanfront...

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

Dear jenroach, You bet you that we read all the reviews. First of all I would like to thank you for your extensive review. It is a real pleasure to receive feedback like yours. I am so happy you liked your room, the view, the restaurants and our beach. I agree that we do have the best kept beach on...

Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Barcelo for the first time in Jan/February. We had always stayed at Radisson/Hilton. First experience with all inclusive in Aruba. We booked through travel agent/Apple Vacations. It was a totally enjoyable vacation. The restaurants were very good. Buffet was great for breakfast and lunch. Many activities for children and adults. The location was great. We had a...

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

Dear CLMRN, First of all we would like to thank you for taking the time to write us a review and especially for sharing your experience with us. Certainly a vacation in paradise. We work extremely hard to offer our guests memories and especially culinary experiences because after all it is all about the memories. I am especially moved by...

Cranford, New Jersey
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have to write a review every year when I come because the staff is so wonderful. They always make me feel like family when I come. I love all the bartenders and waitstaff. I'd like to mention all of them but I'm afraid I'd leave one out. I was disappointed that they kept Erwin in the service bar at...

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

Dear Joyce C, Thank you so much for the great review of our hotel! It's a delight to receive feedback like yours and we are especially happy that you had a wonderful Valentine's Day among a lot of people that are dear to you. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again very soon....

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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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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • 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
  • Babysitting
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: $398 - $806 (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:
#13 Spa Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#13 Top resorts Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#13 Luxury Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#17 On the Beach Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
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“Try to stay in bldg 2, it get shade in PM which makes it comfortable on your very small balcony and room.”
 of 5 bubbles richardr647, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for pool view; all rooms are ocean view, but pool view you at least aren't looking at the neighbouring resort”
 of 5 bubbles AndreaL521, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“5th floor or above pool side room will also give you ocean view”
 of 5 bubbles frankie921, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The air conditioning was very cold. Bring a sweater if you feel the cold.”
 of 5 bubbles 24donnah, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“POOL side upper floors”
 of 5 bubbles bigguy2016, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
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