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Fall River
Reviewed yesterday NEW

There have been upgrades to the physical conditions at the resort hotel. The atmosphere in the First Club area is not conducive to meeting fellow members as it used to be. No one seems to use the First Club facilities and there were no social activities there. The bar had a very limited selection to pick from and no free...

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Bring a travel mug. Their cups for beach and pool are quite small. We like to use "Bubba mugs". Restaurants - make reservations the second you arrive. I went straight from checking in to the reservation desk and still had issues finding times. I understand it's because the timeshare people are able to email in their requests prior to their...

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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We stayed as a family at the Barcelo in early February. We also stayed there when it was Occidental in 2009. The rooms were nice, views were great, and the beach was excellent. We reserved a king size bed ocean view room. When we got there they gave us a double bed ocean view and said they don’t have king...

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Rochester, New York
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For an all inclusive restaurant, the service and food were amazing. Thanks to Armando for squeezing us in on short notice and making it a great night. From the moment we walked in to the dessert was served, every attention to detail was the best.

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Richboro
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had another great week, we come every year the same week and once again had a Fabulous week. Alex at the beach bar is the best he goes above and beyond for you. Ronaldo the server was also very attentive.

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

Dear James M, Thank you very much for taking your time and writing us a review. I am happy to read that you have enjoyed our services and the hospitality of our team. We look forward to seeing you again next year on your next visit to the island of Aruba. Warm regards, Sowfi Maduro / Quality Coordinator

Cedar Knolls, New Jersey
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Three weeks ago we spent six great days at the Barcelo Aruba. What impressed us the most was the genuine friendliness and kind attitude of the staff. In particular, our thanks to Joseline, who cleaned our room and made sure we had everything we needed during our stay. Others that stood out were Theo, Zotina and Patty at the Palms...

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

Dear Lilgroig, Thank you for your wonderful review and for your word of recognition for our staff. I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to welcome you again in the near future! Warm regards, Sowfi Maduro / Quality Coordinator

Burlington
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We are return guests to Barceló Aruba. We always look forward to seeing the same staff we have seen for over 16 years. Ivette, Marolyn and Belinda in the Vacation Club are the most helpful and friendly we have experienced in all the Occidental/Barceló resorts we have visited. They make our vacation special. We do miss the beach bar. Food...

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

Dear J7359ZLleec, Thank you so much for your review. We agree with you that each and every one of the above mentioned staff members do an exceptional job and we thank you for pointing that out. Unfortunately we had to close the beach bar to comply with government regulations. However, we have recently introduced wait service at the beach. Your...

Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

I spend a couple of weeks at the Barcelo in aruba. I've been treated very well by the entire staff! I'm so happy to have met such good people 😊! Smiling, helpful ... the hotel was nice to. The room are always clean. Beautiful view on the sea. The restaurants are good and the staff is incredible!! To many names...

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

Dear max t, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are so happy that you had such a wonderful experience. Our team works very hard to make sure that each and every guest has a memorable time at our property. I am especially very proud of our team members that made your experience even better. I will make...

Virginia Beach, Virginia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great place, great people, great weather. We love Aruba. There is a feeling that you are family when you stay at the Barcelo Grand in Aruba. Many people have worked there for years. They seem to love their job and make you feel very special. They always remember us and welcome us with open arms.

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

Dear Donna H, I am so delighted to read your review. We are so happy you think of our island as paradise. Thank you so much for choosing us year after year. I can assure you the people that work here really enjoy their work and they have the spirit to serve. We look forward to seeing you back next...

Aberdeen, New Jersey
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our overall experience was great! Barcelo made some significant improvements since it took over the Occidental with all of its amenities. The beds are of superior quality and comfort. The service on the 9th floor restaurant was perfect. George and the rest of the restaurant staff were always courteous and accommodating to our needs. Across from the restaurant is Sandra...

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

Dear Sbond1167, Thank you for taking the time and writing us this wonderful review. We really appreciate your kind words about the friendliness of our team members and are glad you had a great time at our hotel. We hope to host you again in the future. Warm regards, Sowfi Maduro / Quality Coordinator

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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
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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: $403 - $812 (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
Hotel Style:
#12 Luxury Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#13 Spa Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#13 Top resorts Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#17 On the Beach Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
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“Ask for pool view; all rooms are ocean view, but pool view you at least aren't looking at the neighbouring resort”
 of 5 bubbles AndreaL521, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“5th floor or above pool side room will also give you ocean view”
 of 5 bubbles frankie921, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The air conditioning was very cold. Bring a sweater if you feel the cold.”
 of 5 bubbles 24donnah, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“POOL side upper floors”
 of 5 bubbles bigguy2016, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for the Deluxe Ocean view.”
 of 5 bubbles joanner890, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
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