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Royal Level at Barceló Aruba

Texto: 44018 The most exclusive club at Palm Beach, with VIP services, luxurious rooms and the best views. J.E.Irausquin Blvd. 83 | Palm Beach | Aruba | Noord 27000
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Royal Level at Barceló Aruba Texto: 44018 4 out of 5 based on 1440 ratings. 1440 user reviews.
Royal Level at Barceló Aruba reviewed by Sbond1167 on . Barcelo Aruba major improvements!! 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... Rating: 4
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Royal Level at 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

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Royal Level at Barceló Aruba

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    kkfroula Chicago, Illinois. 02/26/2017 Family

    “Destination Wedding at the Barcelo”

    A group of 22 of us went to Aruba and stayed at the Barcelo for my destination wedding. The entire process of wedding planning was made very easy and Merelina was excellent! I emailed back and forth with her during the months leading up to the wedding and eveything went BETTER than I had anticipated! They did a beautiful job setting up the stage for the wedding. I wanted my dad to sing our first dance song and they made that happen too! I had sent a picture of what I wanted my flowers to look like for the wedding and they made it look EXACTLY like the picture. I had no idea how this wedding was going to turn out since you cannot see any of it until you are actually there and everything is done mostly by email, but I was very pleased with everything. As for our stay at the Barcelo, I thought it was very clean and the room service was very good. The drinks were awesome. This was the first all inclusive I have been to that they did not have watered down drinks. The night life is great for younger people though it can be expensive if you are already paying for the all inclusive. The food at the buffet was good, Italian restaurant and Japanese were excellent but I would stay away from the seafood place. Room service meals were great as well. The WIFI is not good at the resort - We were given codes to use it 24/7 but it only worked in certain areas. It was enough to check in at home and send a few emails so I was actually glad that it prevented me from being on my phone all the time. The people at the resort were so friendly! And very accommadating! I have been to many resorts with all sorts of rules, but this one they pretty much let you do whatever. Beds were comfortable and beach and pool were amazing. I would recommend this resort and would definitely go back!
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    VacationIsLife93 Michigan. 02/26/2017 Couples

    “Could Be Perfect...”

    I would rate the Barcelo in Aruba a 3.5 star resort, with the potential to easily be a 5 Star with a few minor improvements. Star 1 - Location! You simply cannot beat the location of this resort. Located right in the heart of the high rise section of Palm Beach, everything is close. Want to relax on beautiful Palm Beach and swim in the Ocean? It's footsteps from the resort pool. Want to check out the other hotels, bars, beach activities in the area, or simply just take a scenic walk? There is a paved path attached to the resort that stretches the length of the high rise section. Want to check out a few different Casinos at night? There are several within 5 minute walking distance. Or want to check out some shops during the day, or party at the bars at night? They are right across the street (Sopranos Piano Bar was our favorite!). Literally everything you could need is right by the resort, and if you happen to want to adventure out to the rest of the island - it's a short cab ride away. Star 2 - Resort Facilities. Barcelo is certainly not the MOST impressive resort in the stretch of big elaborate high rise resorts on palm beach, however for the cost it is tremendous. The Lobby area and bar is beautiful. The Casino is small, but clean and fun. The pool and swim up bar is fantastic. Overall I thought the resort was very well maintained and the facilities were perfect for what we needed. Star 3 - Rooms. We chose to stay in the Royal Level which was an upgraded room and view. I would HIGHLY recommend this option (more below on why this is important). The room was clean, the view was beautiful from the balcony, and the bed was very comfortable. Our only issue was with the hot water at times in the shower - but that only happened one day so not a big deal. Star 3.5 - The first 1/2 Star that I would remove is for the service. The Royal Level service was outstanding. Veronica who was one of our Concierge personnel was so much fun, so accommodating, and overall a joy to work with. However the food service staff was on the slow side and it was very hit or miss. I could tell there were some who tried to go out of their way for you, while others (the towel hut attendant for example) just seemed like they didn't want to be there. But again, overall - the majority of the staff was great. I removed a full star for the Food. Unfortunately I did not find much positive to say about the food quality at the resort. We found ourselves eating breakfast and lunches at the resort, then going out to a nice dinner somewhere on the island in the evenings. The breakfast and lunch was OK, but the menus never changed and the food was just blah. Another reason to stay at the Royal Level is that the best food we had was in the Royal Level Lounge or just by ordering Room Service. I would not hesitate to recommend Barcelo to anyone who asks. The Pros definitely outweigh any cons. One of the things we found when researching the different resorts was that the Barcelo was the most affordable all inclusive, and in many cases it was actually cheaper than some of the traditional hotels/resorts. So we looked at the all inclusive part as an added bonus for free drinking throughout the day, a quick and easy breakfast and lunch, but then did not feel at all guilty for venturing off grounds in the evening and spending money on a great quality dinner (Go to Gianni's for great talian and Madam Jeannett's for great seafood!) We loved Aruba, we WILL be going back, and I would definitely look at staying at Barcelo again.
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    257bill Brooklyn. 02/26/2017 Couples

    “POINTS THAT NEED IMPROVEMENT”

    Air conditioners need to be replaced. Very noisy, impossible to sleep comfortably at night. TV reception is very poor. Picture not sharp. Gives me a headache to watch TV for long. Pool unusable after early morning hours - too many babies that are not toilet- trained wearing pampers in the pool - unsanitary!
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    jimrozzi Charlotte, North Carolina. 02/25/2017 Couples

    “25th anniversary”

    The trip and hotel was spectacular! Hotel has undergone multimillion dollar renovations. Our room was impeccably clean, comfortable bed and modern upgrades with a spectacular view of pools and ocean. The staff was terrific and super friendly. Pool bar served great and strong drinks and bartenders made the experience fun. Overall the beach at Barcelo is by far the best beach on Palm Beach... soft sand and spectacular views (not too crowded with touristy crowds and activities/events like some other beaches that seemed more tight... overall the beach was beautiful in this resort. We found this hotel catered more to adults ... not really a place with too many kids and we were happy about that. Close walking distance to all shopping and outside restaurants which is a plus. Only one item... individual hotel restaurants are great... buffets could be better but a wonderful vacation spot. We will be back!
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    Rosemary S East Bridgewater. 02/25/2017 Family

    “huts a real problem/all inclusive too high”

    I love Aruba. We own at Barceló and come each year. We had so many issues with huts this year it made it very stressful. Also the cost of all inclusive is so expensive. Our friends own at Rui and their fee is only $85 a day and offers much more. I never have complained but it really needs to be easier and better so we can enjoy our time. We are here one more week Hope it becomes better.

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    • february 26 2017
    • Chicago, Illinois
    • Family

    kkfroula

    “Destination Wedding at the Barcelo”


    A group of 22 of us went to Aruba and stayed at the Barcelo for my destination wedding. The entire process of wedding planning was made very easy and Merelina was excellent! I emailed back and forth with her during the months leading up to the wedding and eveything went BETTER than I had anticipated! They did a beautiful job setting up the stage for the wedding. I wanted my dad to sing our first dance song and they made that happen too! I had sent a picture of what I wanted my flowers to look like for the wedding and they made it look EXACTLY like the picture. I had no idea how this wedding was going to turn out since you cannot see any of it until you are actually there and everything is done mostly by email, but I was very pleased with everything. As for our stay at the Barcelo, I thought it was very clean and the room service was very good. The drinks were awesome. This was the first all inclusive I have been to that they did not have watered down drinks. The night life is great for younger people though it can be expensive if you are already paying for the all inclusive. The food at the buffet was good, Italian restaurant and Japanese were excellent but I would stay away from the seafood place. Room service meals were great as well. The WIFI is not good at the resort - We were given codes to use it 24/7 but it only worked in certain areas. It was enough to check in at home and send a few emails so I was actually glad that it prevented me from being on my phone all the time. The people at the resort were so friendly! And very accommadating! I have been to many resorts with all sorts of rules, but this one they pretty much let you do whatever. Beds were comfortable and beach and pool were amazing. I would recommend this resort and would definitely go back!


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    • february 26 2017
    • Michigan
    • Couples

    VacationIsLife93

    “Could Be Perfect...”


    I would rate the Barcelo in Aruba a 3.5 star resort, with the potential to easily be a 5 Star with a few minor improvements. Star 1 - Location! You simply cannot beat the location of this resort. Located right in the heart of the high rise section of Palm Beach, everything is close. Want to relax on beautiful Palm Beach and swim in the Ocean? It's footsteps from the resort pool. Want to check out the other hotels, bars, beach activities in the area, or simply just take a scenic walk? There is a paved path attached to the resort that stretches the length of the high rise section. Want to check out a few different Casinos at night? There are several within 5 minute walking distance. Or want to check out some shops during the day, or party at the bars at night? They are right across the street (Sopranos Piano Bar was our favorite!). Literally everything you could need is right by the resort, and if you happen to want to adventure out to the rest of the island - it's a short cab ride away. Star 2 - Resort Facilities. Barcelo is certainly not the MOST impressive resort in the stretch of big elaborate high rise resorts on palm beach, however for the cost it is tremendous. The Lobby area and bar is beautiful. The Casino is small, but clean and fun. The pool and swim up bar is fantastic. Overall I thought the resort was very well maintained and the facilities were perfect for what we needed. Star 3 - Rooms. We chose to stay in the Royal Level which was an upgraded room and view. I would HIGHLY recommend this option (more below on why this is important). The room was clean, the view was beautiful from the balcony, and the bed was very comfortable. Our only issue was with the hot water at times in the shower - but that only happened one day so not a big deal. Star 3.5 - The first 1/2 Star that I would remove is for the service. The Royal Level service was outstanding. Veronica who was one of our Concierge personnel was so much fun, so accommodating, and overall a joy to work with. However the food service staff was on the slow side and it was very hit or miss. I could tell there were some who tried to go out of their way for you, while others (the towel hut attendant for example) just seemed like they didn't want to be there. But again, overall - the majority of the staff was great. I removed a full star for the Food. Unfortunately I did not find much positive to say about the food quality at the resort. We found ourselves eating breakfast and lunches at the resort, then going out to a nice dinner somewhere on the island in the evenings. The breakfast and lunch was OK, but the menus never changed and the food was just blah. Another reason to stay at the Royal Level is that the best food we had was in the Royal Level Lounge or just by ordering Room Service. I would not hesitate to recommend Barcelo to anyone who asks. The Pros definitely outweigh any cons. One of the things we found when researching the different resorts was that the Barcelo was the most affordable all inclusive, and in many cases it was actually cheaper than some of the traditional hotels/resorts. So we looked at the all inclusive part as an added bonus for free drinking throughout the day, a quick and easy breakfast and lunch, but then did not feel at all guilty for venturing off grounds in the evening and spending money on a great quality dinner (Go to Gianni's for great talian and Madam Jeannett's for great seafood!) We loved Aruba, we WILL be going back, and I would definitely look at staying at Barcelo again.


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    • february 26 2017
    • Brooklyn
    • Couples

    257bill

    “POINTS THAT NEED IMPROVEMENT”


    Air conditioners need to be replaced. Very noisy, impossible to sleep comfortably at night. TV reception is very poor. Picture not sharp. Gives me a headache to watch TV for long. Pool unusable after early morning hours - too many babies that are not toilet- trained wearing pampers in the pool - unsanitary!


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    • february 25 2017
    • Charlotte, North Carolina
    • Couples

    jimrozzi

    “25th anniversary”


    The trip and hotel was spectacular! Hotel has undergone multimillion dollar renovations. Our room was impeccably clean, comfortable bed and modern upgrades with a spectacular view of pools and ocean. The staff was terrific and super friendly. Pool bar served great and strong drinks and bartenders made the experience fun. Overall the beach at Barcelo is by far the best beach on Palm Beach... soft sand and spectacular views (not too crowded with touristy crowds and activities/events like some other beaches that seemed more tight... overall the beach was beautiful in this resort. We found this hotel catered more to adults ... not really a place with too many kids and we were happy about that. Close walking distance to all shopping and outside restaurants which is a plus. Only one item... individual hotel restaurants are great... buffets could be better but a wonderful vacation spot. We will be back!


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    • february 25 2017
    • East Bridgewater
    • Family

    Rosemary S

    “huts a real problem/all inclusive too high”


    I love Aruba. We own at Barceló and come each year. We had so many issues with huts this year it made it very stressful. Also the cost of all inclusive is so expensive. Our friends own at Rui and their fee is only $85 a day and offers much more. I never have complained but it really needs to be easier and better so we can enjoy our time. We are here one more week Hope it becomes better.


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