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

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

Somerset, New Jersey
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was horrible, ppl steal towels, pool bar had no vodka and the other drinks were under shelf quality. After this experience, I am no longer going to all inclusive hotels. We tried the Asian restaurant because they said that it was the best restaurant in the hotel. After that experience it was the one and only restaurant we tried...

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

Dear JR0925, 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. We work hard to deliver an exceptional guest experience, and it's apparent in this case that we fell short. If you give us a chance to earn...

Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently stayed at the Barcelo Aruba from March 6th to March 8th 2017. It was a very quick getaway for me and my boyfriend. I wanted our stay to be memorable and the hotel to be perfect for our limited visit in Aruba. I had never stayed at the Barcelo and I had read all the reviews prior. I...

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

Dear 18ellenc, 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

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great staff from the time you walk out of the cab or bus from the time you leave. We were a group of 6 and our favorite restaurants were the Oriental, Mexican and Seafood for Dinner and The Palm for Breakfast and Lunch. Pool was great (as well as the bar there!) Great activities on the beach! Have been there...

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

Dear Gerald D, We would like to thank you for taking your time and writing us a review. We are happy knowing that every time you come to our resort, you go back with memorable experiences. We can't wait to welcome you soon again! Warm regards, Sowfi Maduro / Quality Coordinator

Smithfield, Rhode Island
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recently spent a week at the Barcelo all inclusive in Aruba. Since Barcelo took over this resort, used to be the Occidental, it has gone down hill. The food was not very good and the size of the buffet was very disappointing. The restaurant food was a bit better but not served hot. Our meals were always lukewarm. Unless you...

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

Dear Tricia D, Thank you for your feedback.We work really hard to provide our guests a wonderful experience and I am sorry to read this was not the case. Please accept our apologies for not living up to your expectations. Your feedback is very important to us as it highlights many areas for improvement, which we will address with our...

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is absolutely amazing. The pictures does not do it justice. If you are in need of rest, a peace of mind or are over 50 years old this is the resort for you. If you are going to party and dance the night away this is not the place for you. This resort literally closes down by 10...

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

Dear shakur154, Thank you for having submitted your review for Barcelo Aruba and for having chosen our hotel as your vacation destination. We are happy to read that you have enjoyed the time you have spend here with us and hope to see you again soon on your next visit to the happy island of Aruba. We would once again...

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

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

Dear Beckylou2014, 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 to...

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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Dear Trishshea, 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

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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: €311 - €653 (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 Spa Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#14 Top resorts 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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“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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