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
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Barceló Aruba Texto: 43870 4 out of 5 based on 2428 ratings. 2428 user reviews.
Barceló Aruba reviewed by mkraskov on . AMAZING RESORT AND BEACH we spent 7 nights and 8 days at the barcelo aruba and the resort is amazing, on the smaller side but i loved it, everything's pretty close for walking distance. the room was a little on the smaller... Rating: 4
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Barceló Aruba

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


Places of Interest

11.6 km Queen Beatrix International Airport

5 km Golf course

12 km Bushiribana Gold Mine Ruins

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Barceló Aruba

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    mkraskov Woodburn, Oregon. 11/18/2017 Couples

    “AMAZING RESORT AND BEACH”

    we spent 7 nights and 8 days at the barcelo aruba and the resort is amazing, on the smaller side but i loved it, everything's pretty close for walking distance. the room was a little on the smaller side vs other resorts we stayed at but no biggie, wasn't a deal breaker. the mini fridge was stocked with 2 beers, 6 pop and 3 water bottles, wish it had more bottles and variety. the welcome presents where delicious and very thoughtful. the pool was a good size, the swim up bar was on point. they made delicious drinks. the beach was very close to the resort, not that much of a walk. the buffets had a good variety, just like any buffet. the Italian restaurant was my favorite, the mexican one came in a close 2nd. and the Japanese was also yummy. the waiters in all restaurants where very helpful and always smiling. the upstairs lounge bar was the best part because of the servers, DJ, and bartenders. seriously made our entire trip randy was very helpful and made our drinks perfectly, every time :) also hes quite the magician, vanessa was on point with her service, paris was seriously hilarious, the DJ tommy was very accommodating and played whatever music we asked for. raymond was so kind and rey helped with whatever we requested. you have a great group upstairs, keep up the good work, oh and jenny in the casino was also amazing, he hooked us up every time my husband played blackjack. id totally come back to barcelo just to have them as my staff among other things. i didn't like the wi-fi very spotty even when i bought it. better than nothing i guess. everyone was so kind and seriously is one happy island. cant wait to come back :) the lady in the spa was rude definitely made me not buy a massage. the late night entertainment was good, we made all our dinner reservations the day we arrived and everything was booked at 9 pm so we missed almost all the shows, that i didn't like at all. a very relaxing place, i cant wait to visit again :)
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    Jim H 11/18/2017 Couples

    “A sunny, warm, welcoming 12 days at the Barcelo Aruba Royal Club”

    My wife and I stayed at the Barcelo Aruba in the Royal Club for 12 days in November, 2017. We went to Aruba for the sun, sand and, warm water and air (air temp during the day was in the mid to high 80s every day)...and to get away from the bits of snow that started to fall in Ontario Canada! The beach is at least as good as the Grand Punta Cana beach in DR: probably better.The seas were warm and calm while we were there as the resort is on the west side of the island and protected from the prevailing east winds. The Royal Club bar at the beach hardly ever had line-ups and the bar staff did a great job of keeping us 'hydrated'. They even posted a framed sign with our family name under our personal palapa which we kept for the entire vacation. We walked the beach about 1 mile each way several times and when we got tired of the beach we often walked back along a 2 mile boardwalk closer to the several beach resorts on either side of Barcelo Aruba. Note that this boardwalk is also well lit in the evening for an occasional walk after dinner. We had a standard suite on the 8th floor of the north tower: one of 3 floors assigned to Royal Club vacationers. The room was above average. It was well kept by the resort housekeeping staff who also provided a turndown service in the evening. The restaurants are quite good although there is no steak restaurant per se. Most of the restaurants, however, do include steak on their menus. We particularly enjoyed the Italian restaurant and the seafood restaurant. The food at these restaurants was exceptional and the ambiance on their terraces was, well, under-the-stars romantic. After dinner entertainment in the resort included a variety of shows by the dance troupe in the ballroom. These dancers are among the best I had seen anywhere. The 9th floor Royal Club concierge staff (Sandra Steba in particular) made us feel at home and welcome right from the get-go. Hospitality here is a definite strength of this resort. Across the street from the resorts is a pedestrian mall with a vast selection of restaurants, stores and entertainment. The Dutch island of Aruba gave us a strong sense of security that meant that we had no qualms in leaving the resort for extensive town and mall walkabouts. While at the resort, we met many new friends ALL of whom are repeat customers at this resort - most for 10+ repeats! Given the good selection of other resorts within a mile of the Barcelo on the same beach, this says something very positve for this particular resort. Chris and I are expecting to make this an annual 'pilgrimage'.
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    Smooth480 Washington DC, District of Columbia. 11/18/2017 Couples

    “Great hotel on a beautiful island!”

    We just returned from a 5 night stay at the Barcelo Aruba at the Royal Club level. It was a great stay and we have already booked our return for next year. The suite was beautiful and they kept it clean and sand free at all times. It was great to have WiFi access all day and room service was great. The WiFi needs improvement but it was included in the Royal Level benefits. The food was very good, we only ate at the Royal Level restaurant twice during our stay. The buffets and speciality restaurants are really good, we liked the different options they offered. The Royal Club Beach Bar was the absolute best! They even made my husband a special drink. Drinks at the lobby bar were strong and this hotel does not skimp on the alcohol. The beach is gorgeous but it can be hard to find a palapa or shaded pool spot so get up early to secure your spot. It would be nice if they could reserve a palapa for Royal Club guests as they do for First Club. We loved hanging out by the pool there are coordinated activities and they also offer entertainment in the evening. I️ appreciated the attention and service we received at the Royal Club Level. The hotel is also in a great area where you can walk to shops, restaurants, dancing and nightlife options are not too far away. Overall, it was a wonderful time and we loved the time we spent at the Barcelo. We can’t wait for our return.
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    Barbara P Floral Park, New York. 11/17/2017 Family

    “Fun in the sun!”

    The hotel, staff and restaurants are excellent. I would recommend this hotel for a perfect, relaxing vacation. The food choices at the specialty restaurants is good. The wait staff treats you like royalty. All the staff is very courteous.
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    Jasmine713 Pearl River, New York. 11/17/2017 Family

    “The best hotel in Aruba!! ”

    I have to say Barcelo was AMAZING!! The hotel has delicious food, clean pools, and a wonderful work staff they all are great but JESSICA MADURO has gone above and beyond for my family and I can't thank her enough. We vacation at the Barcelo in Aruba and recommend it to everyone and no one is disappointed.

    Aurelia C, Quality Coordinator at Barcelo Aruba, responded to this review
     Dear Jasmine 713, We always find it nice to read that our guests went home with great holiday memories and we are very grateful for the time and effort you spent to share your personal experience at our Barceló Aruba hotel with us and Tripadvisor readers. Your enthusiasm for our staff is very much appreciated and will be a great source of motivation, we will certainly not fail to convey your very kind compliments to all of them. 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, Sowfi Maduro / Quality Coordinator

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    • november 18 2017
    • Woodburn, Oregon
    • Couples

    mkraskov

    “AMAZING RESORT AND BEACH”


    we spent 7 nights and 8 days at the barcelo aruba and the resort is amazing, on the smaller side but i loved it, everything's pretty close for walking distance. the room was a little on the smaller side vs other resorts we stayed at but no biggie, wasn't a deal breaker. the mini fridge was stocked with 2 beers, 6 pop and 3 water bottles, wish it had more bottles and variety. the welcome presents where delicious and very thoughtful. the pool was a good size, the swim up bar was on point. they made delicious drinks. the beach was very close to the resort, not that much of a walk. the buffets had a good variety, just like any buffet. the Italian restaurant was my favorite, the mexican one came in a close 2nd. and the Japanese was also yummy. the waiters in all restaurants where very helpful and always smiling. the upstairs lounge bar was the best part because of the servers, DJ, and bartenders. seriously made our entire trip randy was very helpful and made our drinks perfectly, every time :) also hes quite the magician, vanessa was on point with her service, paris was seriously hilarious, the DJ tommy was very accommodating and played whatever music we asked for. raymond was so kind and rey helped with whatever we requested. you have a great group upstairs, keep up the good work, oh and jenny in the casino was also amazing, he hooked us up every time my husband played blackjack. id totally come back to barcelo just to have them as my staff among other things. i didn't like the wi-fi very spotty even when i bought it. better than nothing i guess. everyone was so kind and seriously is one happy island. cant wait to come back :) the lady in the spa was rude definitely made me not buy a massage. the late night entertainment was good, we made all our dinner reservations the day we arrived and everything was booked at 9 pm so we missed almost all the shows, that i didn't like at all. a very relaxing place, i cant wait to visit again :)


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    • november 18 2017
    • Couples

    Jim H

    “A sunny, warm, welcoming 12 days at the Barcelo Aruba Royal Club”


    My wife and I stayed at the Barcelo Aruba in the Royal Club for 12 days in November, 2017. We went to Aruba for the sun, sand and, warm water and air (air temp during the day was in the mid to high 80s every day)...and to get away from the bits of snow that started to fall in Ontario Canada! The beach is at least as good as the Grand Punta Cana beach in DR: probably better.The seas were warm and calm while we were there as the resort is on the west side of the island and protected from the prevailing east winds. The Royal Club bar at the beach hardly ever had line-ups and the bar staff did a great job of keeping us 'hydrated'. They even posted a framed sign with our family name under our personal palapa which we kept for the entire vacation. We walked the beach about 1 mile each way several times and when we got tired of the beach we often walked back along a 2 mile boardwalk closer to the several beach resorts on either side of Barcelo Aruba. Note that this boardwalk is also well lit in the evening for an occasional walk after dinner. We had a standard suite on the 8th floor of the north tower: one of 3 floors assigned to Royal Club vacationers. The room was above average. It was well kept by the resort housekeeping staff who also provided a turndown service in the evening. The restaurants are quite good although there is no steak restaurant per se. Most of the restaurants, however, do include steak on their menus. We particularly enjoyed the Italian restaurant and the seafood restaurant. The food at these restaurants was exceptional and the ambiance on their terraces was, well, under-the-stars romantic. After dinner entertainment in the resort included a variety of shows by the dance troupe in the ballroom. These dancers are among the best I had seen anywhere. The 9th floor Royal Club concierge staff (Sandra Steba in particular) made us feel at home and welcome right from the get-go. Hospitality here is a definite strength of this resort. Across the street from the resorts is a pedestrian mall with a vast selection of restaurants, stores and entertainment. The Dutch island of Aruba gave us a strong sense of security that meant that we had no qualms in leaving the resort for extensive town and mall walkabouts. While at the resort, we met many new friends ALL of whom are repeat customers at this resort - most for 10+ repeats! Given the good selection of other resorts within a mile of the Barcelo on the same beach, this says something very positve for this particular resort. Chris and I are expecting to make this an annual 'pilgrimage'.


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    • november 18 2017
    • Washington DC, District of Columbia
    • Couples

    Smooth480

    “Great hotel on a beautiful island!”


    We just returned from a 5 night stay at the Barcelo Aruba at the Royal Club level. It was a great stay and we have already booked our return for next year. The suite was beautiful and they kept it clean and sand free at all times. It was great to have WiFi access all day and room service was great. The WiFi needs improvement but it was included in the Royal Level benefits. The food was very good, we only ate at the Royal Level restaurant twice during our stay. The buffets and speciality restaurants are really good, we liked the different options they offered. The Royal Club Beach Bar was the absolute best! They even made my husband a special drink. Drinks at the lobby bar were strong and this hotel does not skimp on the alcohol. The beach is gorgeous but it can be hard to find a palapa or shaded pool spot so get up early to secure your spot. It would be nice if they could reserve a palapa for Royal Club guests as they do for First Club. We loved hanging out by the pool there are coordinated activities and they also offer entertainment in the evening. I️ appreciated the attention and service we received at the Royal Club Level. The hotel is also in a great area where you can walk to shops, restaurants, dancing and nightlife options are not too far away. Overall, it was a wonderful time and we loved the time we spent at the Barcelo. We can’t wait for our return.


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    • november 17 2017
    • Floral Park, New York
    • Family

    Barbara P

    “Fun in the sun!”


    The hotel, staff and restaurants are excellent. I would recommend this hotel for a perfect, relaxing vacation. The food choices at the specialty restaurants is good. The wait staff treats you like royalty. All the staff is very courteous.


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    • november 17 2017
    • Pearl River, New York
    • Family

    Jasmine713

    “The best hotel in Aruba!! ”


    I have to say Barcelo was AMAZING!! The hotel has delicious food, clean pools, and a wonderful work staff they all are great but JESSICA MADURO has gone above and beyond for my family and I can't thank her enough. We vacation at the Barcelo in Aruba and recommend it to everyone and no one is disappointed.


    Aurelia C, Quality Coordinator at Barcelo Aruba, responded to this review
    Dear Jasmine 713, We always find it nice to read that our guests went home with great holiday memories and we are very grateful for the time and effort you spent to share your personal experience at our Barceló Aruba hotel with us and Tripadvisor readers. Your enthusiasm for our staff is very much appreciated and will be a great source of motivation, we will certainly not fail to convey your very kind compliments to all of them. 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, Sowfi Maduro / Quality Coordinator

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