Hotel Occidental Grand Aruba Resort Beach

Barceló Aruba

Texto: 43870 All inclusive resort located on Palm Beach with fabulous cuisine and great sports facilities. J.E.Irausquin Blvd. 83 | Palm Beach | Aruba | Noord 27000
+ 29 758 645 00 + 29 758 668 06
Barceló Aruba Texto: 43870 4 out of 5 based on 1427 ratings. 1427 user reviews.
Barceló Aruba reviewed by CLMRN on . Vacation in Paradise! We stayed at Barcelo for the first time in Jan/February. We had always stayed at Radisson/Hilton. First experience with all inclusive in Aruba. We booked through travel agent/Apple Vacations. It was... Rating: 5
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Barceló Aruba

J.E.Irausquin Blvd. 83   Palm Beach   Aruba   Noord 27000  


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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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Barceló Aruba

4.0/5 Round Indicators
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GUESTS’ SCORE

Excellent

38% Complete

557

Very good

31% Complete

455

Average

18% Complete

267

Poor

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    Ira S Phila. 02/19/2017 Family

    “Barcelo-Aruba great combination ”

    Just spent two glorious weeks at the newly named Barcelo all inclusive hotel on Palm Beach Aruba. (Formerly the Occidental)This was my ninth year on Aruba......my little piece of paradise. Located strategically in the middle of the beautiful Palm Beach steps from the beautiful ocean that surrounds the leeward side of Aruba. Great hotel, great location, amazing personal service with attentive caring staff that can't do enough to make your stay perfect. The FIRST CLUB staff including Ivette, Marolyn, and Belinda and SANDRA of the Royal Club are as good as it gets for service professionals that will insure for you a perfect vacation. Barcelo already has renovated the Lobby BAR and Casino. They also renovated the fitness center which really needs to be made somewhat larger but the new company appears to be dedicated to reinvest and improve the property. I would be less than candid if I did not bring up that the all inclusive food is not on par with this beautiful property and their wonderful staff. The Four Specialty restaurants, Italian, Asian, Mexican, Aruban and the two buffets are average at best. The Island generally has really good restaurants so it is very disappointing that Barcelo as an all inclusive does not make it a priority to elevate the quality of their food. Based on the improvements I have seen so far from Barcelo, I will remain cautiously optimistic that they will offer better food soon. Right now my opinion is that the food is just adequate but even with the food issue, I still had a wonderful vacation, at a reasonable price, at a top notch facility, in an amazing location on beautiful Aruba.
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    bigguy2016 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 02/18/2017 Couples

    “ARUBA GREAT-BARCELO ?”

    The Pros,The Cons.-Cons first.Please bear with me ,I do not like all-inclusive .The Food.-Your are a captured audience so the hotel has no incentive but to serve what I consider to be mediocre selections at best.I see a lot of people load up plates with food ,so I must be in the minority but bear with me I come from a culinary mecca where quality food is commonplace.Suggestion,spend a couple bucks and try a real Arubian restaurant,I'm sure you will love it.An all-inclusive encourages ,in some not all,the excess consumption of alcohol.This leads to drunks staggering down the hallways at all hours,uncontrolled screaming at the pool/beach and pounding at your door at 2 am.Not what I call fun.The hotel,knowing the environment it has created ,has the responsibility to have adequate security.It does not.The last time I looked the hotel was rated 24 out of 37,that should say enough.The Pros.PEOPLE<PEOPLE<PEOPLE.The people working at the hotel are the best.LOCATION>LOCATION>LOCATION.Second to none,convenient to everything.The BEACH,Best in Aruba.The HOTEL-Trying to upgrade appearance.Keep it up.And Aruba itself-A great place to vacation.
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    Grace D 02/18/2017 Couples

    “Our Second Home”

    Been coming to this resort for 20 years. 2-3 times a year. Since Barcelo has taken over seen some nice changes. The reason we come back thow is for your workers. They are the best. Staring with the first club Marolyn, Evette, Belinda let's not forget Sandra from the royal club. These girls would do anything to make sure you have a great vacation. Now we have the great bartenders. Eric, Erick, Maricar,Erwin, Ceasar,Roddy,Allen Michael Paris, Francesco nataly just to name a few but they all are great. Than we have all the wonderful servers Theo, Patty, amaryllis,Merry, Doris, Elizabeth, Sherwin, Fanny and our hostesses Zotina and Anna. Again just to many to mention. The Italian restaurant servers and of coarse Armando. As long as Barcelo keeps there wonderful staff that will always be a great resort. The only problem is must improve your food menus . Since Barcelo has taken over a big improvement but needs a little more. Thank you all for always showing us a wonderful time. Will be there 4 times this year. Grace and Patrick
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    timothyg473 Sewell. 02/18/2017 Couples

    “Beautiful hotel and location”

    We have come to Barcelo many times. We were pleased that they had made some upgrades since our last visit. The rooms and the beach are it's best features. I would say the Italian restaurant is the best place to eat. The staff is always friendly and helpful. If I had one complaint, it would be that they only give wifi for one hour per day in the lobby to guest unless you stay in the Royal Club. Otherwise you have to pay $45 per week per device. In modern day, wifi should be free especially in a high end hotel.
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    Ubira R 02/17/2017 Family

    “A good experience ”

    Well i have a good time in the hotel, very good attention of the waiters. A special mention to Luisa who treated us very well! The pool is amazing and the entire family enjoyed the trip. We want to come back soon! Thank you for the experience

    Aurelia C, Quality Manager at Barcelo Aruba, responded to this review
     Thanks to you for sharing your experience with us. We look forward to welcome you back soon. Kind regards, Occidental Grand Aruba Management Aurelia Croes / Quality Manager

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    • february 19 2017
    • Phila
    • Family

    Ira S

    “Barcelo-Aruba great combination ”


    Just spent two glorious weeks at the newly named Barcelo all inclusive hotel on Palm Beach Aruba. (Formerly the Occidental)This was my ninth year on Aruba......my little piece of paradise. Located strategically in the middle of the beautiful Palm Beach steps from the beautiful ocean that surrounds the leeward side of Aruba. Great hotel, great location, amazing personal service with attentive caring staff that can't do enough to make your stay perfect. The FIRST CLUB staff including Ivette, Marolyn, and Belinda and SANDRA of the Royal Club are as good as it gets for service professionals that will insure for you a perfect vacation. Barcelo already has renovated the Lobby BAR and Casino. They also renovated the fitness center which really needs to be made somewhat larger but the new company appears to be dedicated to reinvest and improve the property. I would be less than candid if I did not bring up that the all inclusive food is not on par with this beautiful property and their wonderful staff. The Four Specialty restaurants, Italian, Asian, Mexican, Aruban and the two buffets are average at best. The Island generally has really good restaurants so it is very disappointing that Barcelo as an all inclusive does not make it a priority to elevate the quality of their food. Based on the improvements I have seen so far from Barcelo, I will remain cautiously optimistic that they will offer better food soon. Right now my opinion is that the food is just adequate but even with the food issue, I still had a wonderful vacation, at a reasonable price, at a top notch facility, in an amazing location on beautiful Aruba.


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    • february 18 2017
    • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • Couples

    bigguy2016

    “ARUBA GREAT-BARCELO ?”


    The Pros,The Cons.-Cons first.Please bear with me ,I do not like all-inclusive .The Food.-Your are a captured audience so the hotel has no incentive but to serve what I consider to be mediocre selections at best.I see a lot of people load up plates with food ,so I must be in the minority but bear with me I come from a culinary mecca where quality food is commonplace.Suggestion,spend a couple bucks and try a real Arubian restaurant,I'm sure you will love it.An all-inclusive encourages ,in some not all,the excess consumption of alcohol.This leads to drunks staggering down the hallways at all hours,uncontrolled screaming at the pool/beach and pounding at your door at 2 am.Not what I call fun.The hotel,knowing the environment it has created ,has the responsibility to have adequate security.It does not.The last time I looked the hotel was rated 24 out of 37,that should say enough.The Pros.PEOPLE<PEOPLE<PEOPLE.The people working at the hotel are the best.LOCATION>LOCATION>LOCATION.Second to none,convenient to everything.The BEACH,Best in Aruba.The HOTEL-Trying to upgrade appearance.Keep it up.And Aruba itself-A great place to vacation.


    EVALUATION

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    • february 18 2017
    • Couples

    Grace D

    “Our Second Home”


    Been coming to this resort for 20 years. 2-3 times a year. Since Barcelo has taken over seen some nice changes. The reason we come back thow is for your workers. They are the best. Staring with the first club Marolyn, Evette, Belinda let's not forget Sandra from the royal club. These girls would do anything to make sure you have a great vacation. Now we have the great bartenders. Eric, Erick, Maricar,Erwin, Ceasar,Roddy,Allen Michael Paris, Francesco nataly just to name a few but they all are great. Than we have all the wonderful servers Theo, Patty, amaryllis,Merry, Doris, Elizabeth, Sherwin, Fanny and our hostesses Zotina and Anna. Again just to many to mention. The Italian restaurant servers and of coarse Armando. As long as Barcelo keeps there wonderful staff that will always be a great resort. The only problem is must improve your food menus . Since Barcelo has taken over a big improvement but needs a little more. Thank you all for always showing us a wonderful time. Will be there 4 times this year. Grace and Patrick


    EVALUATION

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    • february 18 2017
    • Sewell
    • Couples

    timothyg473

    “Beautiful hotel and location”


    We have come to Barcelo many times. We were pleased that they had made some upgrades since our last visit. The rooms and the beach are it's best features. I would say the Italian restaurant is the best place to eat. The staff is always friendly and helpful. If I had one complaint, it would be that they only give wifi for one hour per day in the lobby to guest unless you stay in the Royal Club. Otherwise you have to pay $45 per week per device. In modern day, wifi should be free especially in a high end hotel.


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    • february 17 2017
    • Family

    Ubira R

    “A good experience ”


    Well i have a good time in the hotel, very good attention of the waiters. A special mention to Luisa who treated us very well! The pool is amazing and the entire family enjoyed the trip. We want to come back soon! Thank you for the experience


    Aurelia C, Quality Manager at Barcelo Aruba, responded to this review
    Thanks to you for sharing your experience with us. We look forward to welcome you back soon. Kind regards, Occidental Grand Aruba Management Aurelia Croes / Quality Manager

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