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maine
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was my first trip to Aruba and it was wonderful. So true it is the "Happy Island." The room was very nice, food , many options. The Staff really made sure we were taken care of and happy. Barcelo was worth the trip. Loved it. Would definitely return and recommend.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

I will tell you that my arrival and first experience left a lot to be desired. I was sent up to 2 dirty rooms after 4 pm. They wanted me to wait for them to clean them but I insisted we be moved. Dinner in the Caribbean seafood was horrible as were the drinks at the pool bar when they...

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Thank RoseM4
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The hotel is good 4 star. No more... period. May be 3.5 -4. But not 5...Unfortunately the price was like 5 + at Caribbean area. The folk is 60 years old and older, but its not a problem. The problem that drinks and meal are very limited for 5 star range. You have to pay 16$ if you want to...

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Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Pros: The staff is amazingly friendly, and the premises are exceptionally clean. We traveled with a toddler who made a crazy mess at every meal trying to throw food to the birds and lizards who hang out underfoot, and every time we tried to clean up after her we were shoo'd away and told to enjoy our vacation or something...

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1Thank Jessy S
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had heard such nice things about ARUBA but after staying at this resort am not sure I would come back. It is inconceivable how an all-inclusive runs out of so many items.. from food to liquor.Each day it was something else... eggs, fruit, vodka, mint leaves, tequila, fish and even an ice packs from the first aid kit. I...

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

Dear Arlene Q, First of all we would like to thank you for taking your time and writing us a review. At Barcelo Aruba we take great pride in providing our guests with a memorable and enjoyable experience. We are so sad we did not meet this expectations with you. Be assured that we do take your comments very seriously...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just got back from a 4 day stay @ Barcelo. I felt as if I was in a nursing home. I'm not a spring chicken but most crowd there was much older. Everyday it was something different at this hotel. They ran out of liquor but the best was when they ran out of eggs! REALLY! I travel frequently but...

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

Dear Miriam 525, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. While I wish you had a better experience, it is feedback like this that we learn from and use to improve. Your comments will be forwarded to the concerning department in order to make sure that we do not repeat the same mishaps with other guests. For...

Dayton, Ohio
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Barceló is very nice inexpensive place to stay where the rooms are clean, the food is very good the beach is clean and crowded - BUT you also have larger hotels surrounding you that you can take advantage of - more beach room, casinos, birds, black swans and of course there is the iguanas right outside your door. There is...

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

Dear Paige1956, Dear Guest, Thank you for the great review of our hotel! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again very soon. Sincerely, Aurelia Croes Quality Manager

Arnprior
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have been guests at this location for 19 years and have always found the service and staff to be above and beyond, however this year we found that the moral of the staff to be quite low, all were wondering what was going to happen to them that day or the next, this mood was quite concerning to my...

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Thank 116beryla
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Please save your money and go somewhere else. All of my friends loved the occidental including a couple we went with, but now that barcelo took over its terrible. First our deluxe ocean view had us looking at a parking lot/service entrance for employees of the hotel next door. They gave us a new room next day but didn't even...

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Albany, New York
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

We had the opportunity of having the royal level treatment and it was amazing. Every amenity was worth it. Great service, great restaurant, great staff, great bar.. Just great!! Will be going back again!

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

Dear Krystal S, Thank you for the great review of our hotel! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again very soon. Sincerely, Aurelia Croes Quality Manager

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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
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • 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: €302 - €640 (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 Spa Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#14 Luxury Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#18 On the Beach Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
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