Hotel Occidental Grand Aruba Resort Beach
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J.E.Irausquin Blvd. 83   Noord 27000 Palm Beach ,   Aruba  


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11.6 km Queen Beatrix International Airport

5 km Golf course

12 km Bushiribana Gold Mine Ruins

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    Departure757507 02/21/2019 Friends getaway

    “Enjoyable All-Inclusive”

    The location on Palm Beach is excellent. Outdoor pool, beach, and entertainment are very good. Food options are good with plenty of selection and choices. Rooms are good but a bit dated, staff is excellent all around - friendly and accommodating.

    Mariangelica C, Quality Coordinator at Barcelo Aruba, responded to this review
     Dear Departure757507, We first would like to thank you for choosing our Barceló Aruba hotel for your holidays and for sharing your comments on your experience among us. We appreciate your kind words about the location of the hotel and its proximity to the beach, restaurants and shops. Truly, our hotel is located in an unbeatable area that allows guests to enjoy the entire coast of Palm Beach. Moreover, we are thrilled you enjoyed the varied entertainment program organized by our professional team and enhanced by their genuine friendliness and enthusiasm to make sure all guests joining into the daily activities are having a memorable moment among us. Thank you for your very nice compliments for our team, they do work very hard every day to make sure our guests feel well attended to at all times and definitely are an asset to our hotel. We will certainly relay your praising comments to all of them and we are sure they will be pleased to know their efforts have been appreciated. Last but not least, it fills us with pride that you could enjoy the gastronomical efforts of our chefs as we strive to satisfy the many culinary wishes of our guests offering the most delicious international and local dishes. Once again, many thanks for your help to get to know the points where we can still improve the experiences of the ones that come to visit us and we truly hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back on your next visit to Aruba. Kind regards, Barceló Aruba Team

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    Trek41608956231 02/21/2019 Family

    “Ocean view vs ocean front”

    I had a “deluxe ocean view” and that got me a very small partial view of ocean and a perfect view of a loud parking lot. Make sure you request pool side or ocean front. Also confirm the number of beds because I had 4 in 1 room with a king?

    Mariangelica C, Quality Coordinator at Barcelo Aruba, responded to this review
     Dear Trek41608956231, Thank you for the time you took out of your day to share your comments regarding your recent stay in our Barceló Aruba hotel. We are sincerely sorry to read your dissatisfaction with the view from your room, however we would like to take this opportunity to clarify that we allocate our rooms in accordance with the room category for which you can find a thorough description in our website, rooms with sea views are usually rooms of a higher category than standard rooms, for a future occasion we strongly recommend you to visit our website or to contact our call center from where our agents will be able to give you all the relevant information on the hotel of your choice to make sure that you book the accommodation type that best meets your holiday needs and wishes. We invite you to contact us via aruba.guest-gte@barcelo.com to better understand your experience. Thank you again for making us your choice hotel on this occasion, we look forward to serving you again in the near future. Kind regards, Barceló Aruba Team

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    InLoveWithAruba Orlando, Florida. 02/21/2019 Family

    “Fell in love with Aruba - we will be back!”

    In mid-January, my teenagers escaped the cold of Maryland to spend a week in Aruba at Barcelo. We had a fantastic time! The resort had everything we needed to relax and enjoy the sun and surf. The staff in the restaurants were extraordinarily— especially Fanny (absolute best ever ❤️), Renato, and Marlon. Can’t wait to return again next year!!!

    Mariangelica C, Quality Coordinator at Barcelo Aruba, responded to this review
     Dear InLoveWithAruba, Thank you very much for leaving these wonderful comments on Tripadvisor, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay among us. We are thrilled to read your praising comments about our staff as we strive to provide our guests with a caring and personalized service and we lay high value on our personnel being guest orientated and welcoming at all times. Again we thank you for this wonderful review, it has been a pleasure for us to read and we look forward to serving you again soon. Kind regards, Barceló Aruba Team

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    Lybu1988 02/21/2019 Couples

    “Happy Anniversary”

    We stayed at the Barcelo and it was the best choice. Everyone was truly amazing from the moment we arrived to the time we checked out. A special thank you to the staff members, David and Nathalia who made all our reservations, tours, and helping out on the surprise decoration for my anniversary. All the staff treated us with warmth, and with great service. Our bathroom sink drain pipe had a small leak onto the floor, I called the desk, it was promptly fixed, and no other issues for the week. We love the staff in the buffet, they are so engaging, to help up find what we want, even if the food item isnt out that day, they'll find it. the staff enjoyed teaching us some Spanish (at our request) or papamiento or dutch.... shout outs to Carolina, Renato and others...they love their work and visitors. the buffet is the best !!!, and we have travelled around...mmm..mmm The hotel manager Lorena also made a point of wishing us a happy anniversary. the entertainment at the hotel is great...very good evening shows, for adults and kids, this is a family resort. the property is clean ,the pools are clean. We loved this resort and Aruba as always, the weather in Aruba is consistant, its 26-30 everyday, day or night.

    Mariangelica C, Quality Coordinator at Barcelo Aruba, responded to this review
     Dear Lybu1988, Firstly we would like to thank you for the lovely review you shared following your recent visit to our Barceló Aruba hotel and are delighted to read that we were able to match your holiday expectations. Thank you for your very nice compliments for our team, they do work very hard every day to make sure our guests feel well attended to at all times and definitely are an asset to our hotel. We will certainly relay your praising comments to all of them and we are sure they will be pleased to know their efforts have been appreciated. It is also good to know that you enjoyed the many culinary delights prepared by our professional Chefs who always strive to offer a wide variety of typical delights in order to please all palates and we thank you for letting us know that we could conquer yours. We are very grateful for your highlight on the quality of the entertainment program during your stay and for mentioning the genuine friendliness of our team. Last but not least, thorough cleaning being an absolute must for Barceló we thank you for highlighting the cleanliness of our hotel; we strive to give total confidence in this area, being fully aware that this is basic for a comfortable holiday experience in any hotel. Again we thank you for this very kind review of our hotel and we look forward to serving you again in the future. Best regards, Barceló Aruba Team

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    askann4363 Hazlet, New Jersey. 02/20/2019 Friends getaway

    “Cant get enough of this Paradise!!!!”

    As often as I travel to this beautiful Island and wonderful hotel, Barcelo Aruba continues to out do itself making our stay full of perfect memories made. Our vacation would not be complete without the amazing staff who assist from the moment we plan our return throughout our 10 day stay. Sharitza Figaroa, Natasha, and Lorena are the front line in planning and preparing all the fine details making our stay more memorable than the time before and that was just a few months earlier. These fine folks did everything possible to provide perfect accommodations in the most beautiful room in the place. Plans to have us honored as frequent Aruba travelers with ambassador status. I can't begin to thank them enough for all the special effects along with this honoring. My thanks is recommending more and more friends to visit this amazing place to experience the pleasures we get each and every time. Royal level is led by Sandra and the Royal service we receive is beyond expectation. Veronica and her smiling face greets us daily assuring everything is spectacular accommodating our reservations each night for our party of 7. Food at the hotel is very satisfying with many choices to please the palate. Melvin and his team including Elena make mornings delightful for breakfast and lunch. Dinner in Royal is always entertaining with George leading the way. Lunch in the Palm was always pleasing with pasta station and chocolate fountain. Speedy Gonzalez (Rodell) and many other new young wait staff. A special mention to Johan at the outdoor buffet in day and Arubian Restaurant at night was beyond awesome treating us like royalty in a busy setting with kindness and fine attention. Claudia and Lena make sure our room was clean and sparking each day and night. The beautiful beach, white sane and sparking blue water is topped off by special attention from Victor and Santiago keeping our thirst satisfied with tropical drinks. Room service was delivered with a smile by Deneuve. I can go on and on about this beautiful island, the locals who have become our family, the Barcelo hotel and all the fine staff who smile always making each day more pleasurable than the day before. Keep up the good work and we will keep returning. I wish I was able to mention each and every staff member but I would go on forever. Kudos Barcelo for keeping us happy in our Home away from Home! See you soon with new friends!

    Mariangelica C, Quality Coordinator at Barcelo Aruba, responded to this review
     Dear askann4363, We first would like to thank you for making our Barceló Aruba Hotel your preferred choice for your holidays, it is always a pleasure to welcome back our most loyal guests year after year. We are thrilled to read that you felt welcome and supported from the moment you arrived until the moment you departed and will not fail to share your compliments with the entire team as we know it will be a great source of motivation to keep on going the extra mile. At Barceló we know that meals are an important aspect of our guests' overall holiday experience in our hotels, this is why our team of Chefs prepare for each service a wide variety of delicacies to cater for all diet requirements and please the most demanding palates, we are therefore very pleased that we could satisfy yours. Again we thank you for this wonderful review, it has been a pleasure for us to read and we look forward to serving you again soon. Kind regards, Barceló Aruba team

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    • february 21 2019
    • Friends getaway

    Departure757507

    “Enjoyable All-Inclusive”


    The location on Palm Beach is excellent. Outdoor pool, beach, and entertainment are very good. Food options are good with plenty of selection and choices. Rooms are good but a bit dated, staff is excellent all around - friendly and accommodating.


    Mariangelica C, Quality Coordinator at Barcelo Aruba, responded to this review
    Dear Departure757507, We first would like to thank you for choosing our Barceló Aruba hotel for your holidays and for sharing your comments on your experience among us. We appreciate your kind words about the location of the hotel and its proximity to the beach, restaurants and shops. Truly, our hotel is located in an unbeatable area that allows guests to enjoy the entire coast of Palm Beach. Moreover, we are thrilled you enjoyed the varied entertainment program organized by our professional team and enhanced by their genuine friendliness and enthusiasm to make sure all guests joining into the daily activities are having a memorable moment among us. Thank you for your very nice compliments for our team, they do work very hard every day to make sure our guests feel well attended to at all times and definitely are an asset to our hotel. We will certainly relay your praising comments to all of them and we are sure they will be pleased to know their efforts have been appreciated. Last but not least, it fills us with pride that you could enjoy the gastronomical efforts of our chefs as we strive to satisfy the many culinary wishes of our guests offering the most delicious international and local dishes. Once again, many thanks for your help to get to know the points where we can still improve the experiences of the ones that come to visit us and we truly hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back on your next visit to Aruba. Kind regards, Barceló Aruba Team

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    • february 21 2019
    • Family

    Trek41608956231

    “Ocean view vs ocean front”


    I had a “deluxe ocean view” and that got me a very small partial view of ocean and a perfect view of a loud parking lot. Make sure you request pool side or ocean front. Also confirm the number of beds because I had 4 in 1 room with a king?


    Mariangelica C, Quality Coordinator at Barcelo Aruba, responded to this review
    Dear Trek41608956231, Thank you for the time you took out of your day to share your comments regarding your recent stay in our Barceló Aruba hotel. We are sincerely sorry to read your dissatisfaction with the view from your room, however we would like to take this opportunity to clarify that we allocate our rooms in accordance with the room category for which you can find a thorough description in our website, rooms with sea views are usually rooms of a higher category than standard rooms, for a future occasion we strongly recommend you to visit our website or to contact our call center from where our agents will be able to give you all the relevant information on the hotel of your choice to make sure that you book the accommodation type that best meets your holiday needs and wishes. We invite you to contact us via aruba.guest-gte@barcelo.com to better understand your experience. Thank you again for making us your choice hotel on this occasion, we look forward to serving you again in the near future. Kind regards, Barceló Aruba Team

    EVALUATION

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    • february 21 2019
    • Orlando, Florida
    • Family

    InLoveWithAruba

    “Fell in love with Aruba - we will be back!”


    In mid-January, my teenagers escaped the cold of Maryland to spend a week in Aruba at Barcelo. We had a fantastic time! The resort had everything we needed to relax and enjoy the sun and surf. The staff in the restaurants were extraordinarily— especially Fanny (absolute best ever ❤️), Renato, and Marlon. Can’t wait to return again next year!!!


    Mariangelica C, Quality Coordinator at Barcelo Aruba, responded to this review
    Dear InLoveWithAruba, Thank you very much for leaving these wonderful comments on Tripadvisor, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay among us. We are thrilled to read your praising comments about our staff as we strive to provide our guests with a caring and personalized service and we lay high value on our personnel being guest orientated and welcoming at all times. Again we thank you for this wonderful review, it has been a pleasure for us to read and we look forward to serving you again soon. Kind regards, Barceló Aruba Team

    EVALUATION

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    • february 21 2019
    • Couples

    Lybu1988

    “Happy Anniversary”


    We stayed at the Barcelo and it was the best choice. Everyone was truly amazing from the moment we arrived to the time we checked out. A special thank you to the staff members, David and Nathalia who made all our reservations, tours, and helping out on the surprise decoration for my anniversary. All the staff treated us with warmth, and with great service. Our bathroom sink drain pipe had a small leak onto the floor, I called the desk, it was promptly fixed, and no other issues for the week. We love the staff in the buffet, they are so engaging, to help up find what we want, even if the food item isnt out that day, they'll find it. the staff enjoyed teaching us some Spanish (at our request) or papamiento or dutch.... shout outs to Carolina, Renato and others...they love their work and visitors. the buffet is the best !!!, and we have travelled around...mmm..mmm The hotel manager Lorena also made a point of wishing us a happy anniversary. the entertainment at the hotel is great...very good evening shows, for adults and kids, this is a family resort. the property is clean ,the pools are clean. We loved this resort and Aruba as always, the weather in Aruba is consistant, its 26-30 everyday, day or night.


    Mariangelica C, Quality Coordinator at Barcelo Aruba, responded to this review
    Dear Lybu1988, Firstly we would like to thank you for the lovely review you shared following your recent visit to our Barceló Aruba hotel and are delighted to read that we were able to match your holiday expectations. Thank you for your very nice compliments for our team, they do work very hard every day to make sure our guests feel well attended to at all times and definitely are an asset to our hotel. We will certainly relay your praising comments to all of them and we are sure they will be pleased to know their efforts have been appreciated. It is also good to know that you enjoyed the many culinary delights prepared by our professional Chefs who always strive to offer a wide variety of typical delights in order to please all palates and we thank you for letting us know that we could conquer yours. We are very grateful for your highlight on the quality of the entertainment program during your stay and for mentioning the genuine friendliness of our team. Last but not least, thorough cleaning being an absolute must for Barceló we thank you for highlighting the cleanliness of our hotel; we strive to give total confidence in this area, being fully aware that this is basic for a comfortable holiday experience in any hotel. Again we thank you for this very kind review of our hotel and we look forward to serving you again in the future. Best regards, Barceló Aruba Team

    EVALUATION

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    • february 20 2019
    • Hazlet, New Jersey
    • Friends getaway

    askann4363

    “Cant get enough of this Paradise!!!!”


    As often as I travel to this beautiful Island and wonderful hotel, Barcelo Aruba continues to out do itself making our stay full of perfect memories made. Our vacation would not be complete without the amazing staff who assist from the moment we plan our return throughout our 10 day stay. Sharitza Figaroa, Natasha, and Lorena are the front line in planning and preparing all the fine details making our stay more memorable than the time before and that was just a few months earlier. These fine folks did everything possible to provide perfect accommodations in the most beautiful room in the place. Plans to have us honored as frequent Aruba travelers with ambassador status. I can't begin to thank them enough for all the special effects along with this honoring. My thanks is recommending more and more friends to visit this amazing place to experience the pleasures we get each and every time. Royal level is led by Sandra and the Royal service we receive is beyond expectation. Veronica and her smiling face greets us daily assuring everything is spectacular accommodating our reservations each night for our party of 7. Food at the hotel is very satisfying with many choices to please the palate. Melvin and his team including Elena make mornings delightful for breakfast and lunch. Dinner in Royal is always entertaining with George leading the way. Lunch in the Palm was always pleasing with pasta station and chocolate fountain. Speedy Gonzalez (Rodell) and many other new young wait staff. A special mention to Johan at the outdoor buffet in day and Arubian Restaurant at night was beyond awesome treating us like royalty in a busy setting with kindness and fine attention. Claudia and Lena make sure our room was clean and sparking each day and night. The beautiful beach, white sane and sparking blue water is topped off by special attention from Victor and Santiago keeping our thirst satisfied with tropical drinks. Room service was delivered with a smile by Deneuve. I can go on and on about this beautiful island, the locals who have become our family, the Barcelo hotel and all the fine staff who smile always making each day more pleasurable than the day before. Keep up the good work and we will keep returning. I wish I was able to mention each and every staff member but I would go on forever. Kudos Barcelo for keeping us happy in our Home away from Home! See you soon with new friends!


    Mariangelica C, Quality Coordinator at Barcelo Aruba, responded to this review
    Dear askann4363, We first would like to thank you for making our Barceló Aruba Hotel your preferred choice for your holidays, it is always a pleasure to welcome back our most loyal guests year after year. We are thrilled to read that you felt welcome and supported from the moment you arrived until the moment you departed and will not fail to share your compliments with the entire team as we know it will be a great source of motivation to keep on going the extra mile. At Barceló we know that meals are an important aspect of our guests' overall holiday experience in our hotels, this is why our team of Chefs prepare for each service a wide variety of delicacies to cater for all diet requirements and please the most demanding palates, we are therefore very pleased that we could satisfy yours. Again we thank you for this wonderful review, it has been a pleasure for us to read and we look forward to serving you again soon. Kind regards, Barceló Aruba team

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