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Sicklerville, New Jersey
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful resort - perfect location on the strip. The dinners were great - buffet was okay. Drinks were STRONG! :) The staff was very friendly and accommodating. The pool is beautiful and the beaches are amazing. Wish there was more to do at night time - but right across the street there are tons of bars and restaurants that you...

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Scotrun,
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Came to Aruba with 13 of my closest friends and was highly disappointed. Here's a list of items that went wrong during our stay: 1) a few rooms safes did not work 2) Shower continued to not drain properly 3) the hotel ran out of eggs, fruit, fish, vodka and Ice pack? 4) pool closed very early 5) free wifi...

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Pawling, New York
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I just returned from Aruba, where we stayed at the Barceló. The Barceló Aruba is a great hotel with superb staff. The surroundings were beautiful inside and out. We would like to thank the amazing staff, especially Alicia in the Lobby Bar, who was friendly, gracious, and fun! We had a great conversation about the island. She's...

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

Dear eroscia1, First of all I would like to thank you for the rating of our property and for making space in your precious time to write us a review. We really appreciate your kind words of our property and of our staff. We will surely thank them on your behalf. We are aware of the problem with the palapas...

Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My second trip to Aruba. The first time I went I stayed at Riu Antillas. This time I stayed at Barceló and loved it! Will definitely go back there. Check in was a breeze. All staff was amazing. Food was very good. I did the buffet a couple nights and the Mexican and Japanese restaurants. Hung by the pool a...

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

Dear Lisa C, Thank you so much for taking the time to rate our property and for sharing this with us. It is a real pleasure and a true motivator to receive reviews like yours. We look forward to seeing you again next year. Kind regards, Aurelia Croes Quality Manager

Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Very pretty, all-inclusive resort! Beautiful pool area with a short walk to the beach. The iguanas were amazing. So cute!!! Beautiful island, friendly staff. Loved all of the activities across the road in the evenings. Thought the specialty restaurant reservations were a little odd, as they only accepted a very limited amount of patrons at any given time... tho there...

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

Dear Michelle E, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us. We work extremely hard to make sure all of our guests have an enjoyable and memorable experience. We look forward to host you again in the near future. Kind regards, Aurelia Croes Quality Manager

Buffalo NY
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Just returned from a weeks stay at the Barcelo. We had a fantastic time and made some very good friends! The staff were extremely friendly and are to be commended. Thank you for your great hospitality! I will definitely be returning!

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

Dear rbarchambault, Thank you so much for taking the time to rate our property and for sharing this with our readers. We look forward to host you again in the near future. Kind regards, Aurelia Croes Quality Manager

Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just returned from 9 days at Barcelo Aruba. I cannot say enough about the help. Paris, bartender, Edguard captain in Mexican restaurant, Helen at seafood restaurant, and Nalia beach bar server, did all they could to make your stay comfortable. Rooms clean, bed comfy. Food average. Now to reality. If you wore the white wrist band you were second class....

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

Dear Jan B, First of all let me thank you for choosing our property for your vacation and secondly for taking the time to write us a review. Certainly there appears to be many areas that need extra attention and I can assure you that we will address each and every one of your concerns. Management certainly treats all of...

maine
Reviewed 5 days ago 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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Aurelia C, Quality Manager at Barcelo Aruba, responded to this review

Dear ladydi456, Thank you so much for the wonderful mention and for taking the time to share this with us. We look forward to welcome you back soon to our property. Kind regards, Aurelia Croes Quality Manager

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

Dear RoseM44, 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...

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

Dear Nadiia V, Thank you for taking the time for sharing your experience with us. I agree that the staff is hardworking however I will have to contradict your statement that we have bartenders working from 7 am to 7 pm. All of our bars open from 10:00 am so I can not imagine having a bar tender walking around...

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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
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: RM1,488 - RM3,122 (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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“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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