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New York City, New York
Reviewed 6 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 6 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 6 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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Reviewed 6 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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Aurelia C, Quality Manager at Barcelo Aruba, responded to this review

Dear Karen M, Thank you for choosing our property 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 feedback is important...

Albany, New York
Reviewed 1 week 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

Rhode Island
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We rented a three bedroom, three bathroom beautiful timeshare. The owner had the option of the all inclusive or not doing all the all inclusive. So we (6 adults between the ages of 50 and 80) decided not to choose the all inclusive. If you do not choose the all inclusive you are not allowed to purchase a beverage on...

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Lawrenceville, New Jersey
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Front Desk and Pool Bar Staff wonderful. The restaurants and buffet good tasty. I understand that the hotel has and I think still is transitioning from Nov. 2016. The pool bar ran out of vodka for 2 days. they should implement a coffee/snack bar for in between the buffet and late night. if you miss the buffet, there is...

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

Dear jmbianco516, 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

Windham, New Hampshire
Reviewed 1 week ago

1 positive,place clean. ton of neg. there 10 min. got our first no.all week long out of absolute vodka ,mint leaves,they want to switch you to house liquor all the time.every day we got at least 3 no,s last day went to breakfast before checking out,wife could not have a bloody mary,out of vodka.i won,t get into food,it was so...

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I had the pleasure of spending our 40th Wedding Anniverary at the Barceló Aruba, and it was amazing. We have been going there for 15 years and I have to say it went from excellent to poor to working its way back up. Lots of improvements this year, but what has never changed is the wonderful staff,...

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

Dear memmck, 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

Aruba
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The mexican food was very good excellent service the waiters are very funny and attended. The sangria there is no1 and the food comes a lot. The Italian restaurant is the best on the island. Land and sea is the best on the island the tiramisù omg you cant resist gosh you can be full but you will eat the...

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Dear belkis_engelhardt, 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: €310 - €650 (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 Luxury Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#14 Top resorts 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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“Be sure to request the side facing the pool, which can be noisy, but the other side is facing a parking lot.”
 of 5 bubbles eroscia1, 26 Mar 2017 | Read review
“I'd pick pool view. I was ocean view in Tower 2 and I could see the ocean but mostly just the parking lot next door.”
 of 5 bubbles Y819JTlisac, 26 Mar 2017 | Read review
“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".”
 of 5 bubbles 116beryla, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Royal Club Level, Floors 7-9, ocean and pool view”
 of 5 bubbles 18ellenc, 18 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Right on Beach and awesome pool”
 of 5 bubbles shakur154, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
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