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Winston Salem, North Carolina
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent place. The staff makes the difference. When there you are treated like family! We have been to the resort for the past 13 years and as soon as we leave we want to come back. Food and drink are well worth the price of admission!

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

Dear nabozny11, Thank you for your wonderful review of Barcelo Aruba. We are happy to read that you have enjoyed our service during your recent stay with us and we hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, Sowfi Maduro / Quality Coordinator

Lindenhurst, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have a time sharing at this hotel and you cant stray there its was taken over from the occidental they are NOT HONORIONG the contract with the me or any of the other TIME sharers beside that the food terrible!!!!

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Warren, Michigan
Reviewed 1 week ago

Will not ever stay at this hotel. Under staffed and very uptight, overworked staff. Very disappointed on the quality of the food and service at the buffet. Couldn’t get a second cup of coffee and when asked if we could get a pot sent to our table we were told NO. Very unpleasant waiters, bar tenders. No evening entertainment worth...

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Norwood, Massachusetts
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my first trip to Aruba and it certainly won't be the last!! And I will always return to the Barcelo!! From the moment we entered the resort, I felt like I was transported!! Natalia and Martin made the dinner reservation process very simple for us and we were able to try the 3 we were hoping to try....

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Howard Beach, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment you arrive to check in, there are my beautiful Veronica and Hazel to greet us to the Royal Club as if we are coming home, and it certainly feels that way. I want to thank Armando and his staff at L'Olio for their service, friendliness and welcoming ways and the food is wonderful. Melvin, Perlito and George...

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Dallas
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Barcelo was impressive, our family loved our week here. Its located on a beautiful and nice swimming beach full of palm trees and so many fun options (parasail, jet ski, scuba, intertubing, and all sorts of beach activities all right outside your hotel door). The people of Barcelo were so friendly and many had a long proud history of this...

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

Dear beachesDallas, Thank you so much for choosing our property for your family vacation and also I would like to thank you for sharing your highlights of your experience with us. It seem to me you had a wonderful time and I am so glad we had a little to do with it. We look forward to welcome you back...

Reviewed 1 week ago

I usually don't take the time to write reviews, but thought maybe the owner could use some feedback if he/she cares to make it in the resort business. My boyfriend and I traveled there for one week during my Spring Break- March 2017.. The property is quite nice and kept clean and tidy. The pool area is pretty with fountains...

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

Dear 665shaunam, Thank you for choosing our property for your spring break and for taking the time to write a review. We are truly disappointed to read that your stay with us did not live up to your expectations. There is no excuse for poor service and not responding to guests' needs, and for that we are truly sorry. Your...

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our stay at Barcelo Aruba. Nice accommodations. We paid extra for the Royal Club and found it to be worthwhile. Not only did we receive a room upgrade but we also had room service and could get drinks at the beach bar. The pool was nice and the drinks at the pool bar were surprisingly strong. The food...

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

Dear Beth and Dan L, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience with us. It is a true pleasure and a real motivator to receive feedback like yours. We are especially happy that you enjoyed your room, the services offered at the Royal Level and all of the Culinary options. We are aware of the...

Saco
Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff couldn't be more helpful and accommodating, especially Ivette, Marion, and Belinda in the First Club. Servers are great, especially Reno. With all the people they see over the years, they remember what you like and dislike as far as food/drinks. Hotel is clean and great. Only issue is with gym equipment that continually breaks, but they had workers trying...

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

Dear larrysS3570PC, Thank you so much for taking the time for sharing your experience with us. We agree that Ivette, Marolyn and Belinda do an exceptional job. As you mentioned we have three equipment that has been broken and we are awaiting the parts to have them functioning properly. We apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused you. We...

Swansea
Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall this was a very good vacation but there was a few snaps along the way. We checked in on Monday February 20, 2017 and stayed until Sunday Feb 26, 2017. Upon checking in we had a problem with our rooms. The front desk indicated that they had us arriving on Sunday the 19th. So we had to wait for...

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Dear choureis, Thank you so much for giving us the honor of hosting you and your group. We are so sorry you had problems with your check in. We really apologize because if there is no clear information in the arrival you end up being identified as a no show and your assigned rooms may go to some one else....

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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
Things to do
  • 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
  • Refrigerator in room
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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
  • 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: $477 - $965 (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 Top resorts Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#14 Luxury Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#14 Spa Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#18 On the Beach Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
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“No in room smoking should be more strictly observed. Hotel rooms always seem to require up grading how ever we found our accommodation acceptable to our requirements, please refer to "Your Review".”
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“Dont upgrade to 6th floor. Your room may face the alley!!”
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