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Austin, Minnesota, United States
1 review
Reviewed 12 March 2013

I was a little worried with some of the reviews Id read but I'm glad I decided to judge for myself. We had the best time and part of the reason was because of the resort we Chose! it's the perfect location, the beach is perfect and the pool couldn't be better,( love the bed lounger's). Our room looked just... More 

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St. John's, Canada
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Reviewed 12 March 2013

We just recently travelled to Aruba - February 2013 and it was amazing. The food was no issue, plenty of options. We ate at the Italian and the Caribbean speciality restaurants and enjoyed both but the Palm (buffet) provided plenty of options for all meals. Breakfast was fabulous with lots of fruit, breads and omelets. The Beach Grill (or something... More 

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Reviewed 11 March 2013

I thought the views were amazing I stayed in a junior suite more than enough for the week. Marlon from the Itailian restaurant went above and beyond singing with his guitar romantic songs to make evening even more romantic . I recommend that you get a all inclusive because I didn't worry about food or drinks all week. Expect to... More 

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Timmins, Canada
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Reviewed 11 March 2013

Before travelling to this resort we were a bit leary after reading all the bad reviews. Lots of people just complain to complain. Check in was very quick through ACV. Our room was clean and comfy, and had a pool view and great sunsets from the balcony. The room was cleaned every day by about noon, with plenty of towels... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pa
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Reviewed 9 March 2013 via mobile

This was our first trip to Aruba and we loved the beautiful, friendly island. The Occidental Grand is a good destination, but perhaps is not for everyone. The value is good for all-inclusive, so if you're looking to kick back and have a good time without worrying about paying and not concerned with gourmet food and drinks this is the... More 

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Rochester, New York
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Reviewed 9 March 2013

This is the 3rd time we have stayed here. Had an excellent visit, service was superb. Many upgrades have occured and more to come. The casino was remodeled, new umbrella tables by the pool and more palapas. The food was plentiful as always and I enjoyed the variety. There were plays and dance shows at the event center. I thought... More 

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Castleton On Hudson, New York
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Reviewed 8 March 2013

Terrible drinks-all cheap liquoe-one local beer. Food was terrible-really made you not want to eat...to take a showe you had to climb over a 30" wall to get in... no soap or shampoo upon check in - check in was very slow. positive thing was the romm staff-they tried very hard to accomodate us.

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5 Thank Rita P
Sandra Alcázar U, Social Media Coordinator at Barcelo Aruba, responded to this review

Dear Rita P, Thank you for taking the time to write about your recent stay at Occidental Grand Aruba. We are sincerely sorry that your visit did not reflect the high standards that we set for our hotel. Our goal is to always exceed our guests’ expectations and we will take whatever steps we can to correct these issues. We... More 

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Reviewed 7 March 2013

Don't know what these reviewers expected but this place always works to make your stay the best. We have been going to Aruba for some 15 yrs. now and at the Occidental(Allegro originally) since 2001. Yes this place is aging but they are constantly updating and providing excellent service. the restaurants provide the best variety for all in one hotel;... More 

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NY
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Reviewed 7 March 2013

Just recently I took my 4th trip to Aruba, this being my 2nd time at Occidental. The other 2 times I've stayed once at the Hyatt and the other time at Riu. I absolutely love Aruba and I plan on going back many more times! The staff at Occidental are extremely accommodating. The food was good, there is something for... More 

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Sharon,Ontario
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Reviewed 6 March 2013

Stayed here for the first time, gardens were beautiful, food at buffet was nothing special. You could not sit outside at lunch, who wants to eat inside when the weather is 30 degrees outside !! House cleaning not the best.. forgot kleenex, towels and water in fridge, floors dirty. In a week 5 people approached us about time shares and... More 

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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 Internet
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • 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: $446 - $912 (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
#15 Top resorts Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#15 Spa Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#19 On the Beach Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
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