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


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7 mi Queen Beatrix International Airport

3 mi Golf course

12 km Bushiribana Gold Mill Ruins

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Barceló Aruba

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    NickeyTaylor Maryland. 10/14/2019

    “🌴Biba Dushi☀️ I ❤️ ARUBA”

    Just returned from a very relaxing week at The Barcelo, Aruba. We really enjoyed our stay. Each year we look forward to visiting our friends of the Barcelo Staff. They always greet us with a smile and we feel like family. Upon our arrival we were warmly greeted by the First Club Team. Thank you Ivette and Marilyn. Special thanks to the amazing Palm Restaurant Staff I would like to highlight a few people - Ms. Patty Hook, Ms.Zotina Inesia, Ms. Simone (Hostess at the Beach Club), Mr. Eugene, Dieuna, Edwardo and our newest friend Dwight. The staff is incredible. What I liked the least: The Resort needs to remember that we pay a premium to stay there as such, I do not want to have uncomfortable conversations with people about access to basic amenities such as beach towels and access to pool chairs. This time we had a minor issue which was resolved very quickly. The beach towels were a problem. I work hard and I play harder and I want to enjoy myself as I love meeting people and making memories. I do not like the idea of getting up at the crack of dawn to “claim” a spot for the pool. I think there should be a “reasonable” allowable time for shared spaces. Leaving towels on unoccupied cabanas and pool chairs for the entire day is inconsiderate. I certainly don’t want to move or remove anything that doesn’t belong to me as I would not appreciate this gesture either, but please understand that everyone needs to be able to enjoy the Resort.
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    Vicbruno199 10/14/2019 Couples

    “Can’t wait to go back!!”

    We loved everything about Barcelo and already can’t wait to plan another trip here. The pool is a great size and clean and just a few short steps away from the amazing beach. Our room was simple but clean and had an amazing shower. The food was also great. Anyone who complains about the buffet has too high of expectations. It’s a buffet. Yes you will see many items repeated throughout the week, however there are so many options you can definitely mix it up, and all are tasty! We were stuffed at every meal. Make your reservations before you get to Aruba. Kyoto the hibachi restaurant was fantastic and what a show! The Mexican was also great. The location is PERFECT. It doesn’t get any better. You are directly on the strip and hundreds of shops/restaurants are within walking distance. We absolutely loved this trip and did not want to leave!! Can’t wait to return.
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    regalboat 10/14/2019

    “First time and wont be our last!”

    What a great Honeymoon! We had an unbelievable time at the Barcelo we stayed for 11 nights for the same price of 7 at most places. The staff was always wanting to help with a smile. The food was very good and the resort although older was well taken care of. Nothing was a drawback for us because we travel a lot and you have to understand what you are getting. This is not the most expensive resort so do not rate it as such. For what you pay for you will get a bunch in return. The weather, location, friendly staff and easy layout made for a great stay. One of the biggest complaints everyone talks about are the people using their towels taking all of the shade chairs and the buffet food. If this is your biggest complaint you are either an inexperienced traveler or wanting too much for this type of resort. This is a smaller resort and yes people do go out early in the morning to place towels to block out chairs that have a shade structure. If you want to do that go ahead and get up. We went out and enjoyed ourselves moving our lounge chairs wherever there was shade from the palm trees. The shade moves around so even if you get a structure you will eventually be in the sun anyway so why let this ruin your experience on this beautiful island. Enjoy your time and adjust to each and every resort you stay at. NOTHING will be perfect unless you own it! We will be back to Aruba and most likely staying at the Barcelo because for the price its hard to beat!
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    rachanz43 10/14/2019 Couples

    “Honeymoon”

    We visited for our honeymoon. Overall enjoyed the trip. The food was okay but there were better restaurants off the resort. It was difficult to get a chair at the pool but there were always chairs at the beach. I would visit again.
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    Travel647179 10/14/2019 Couples

    “2nd visit”

    This was our second time to Barcelo. We love it and would definitely go back and plan to. Our biggest complaint is the gym. My husband and I are in no way gym rats but we do like to keep fit on vacation or at least try :). Their gym only has 5 cardio machines and none of them work. The only treadmill there you had to fight to get and then it didn't work properly. We love the pool and ocean, you can't beat the location. The pool bartenders are great. You definitely want to bring your own cup! You can walk right off the resort and go shopping, hit up casinos, or get some local food. All 3 I recommend but if you want to just relax and soak up the sun, Barcelo is the place.

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    • october 14 2019
    • Maryland

    NickeyTaylor

    “🌴Biba Dushi☀️ I ❤️ ARUBA”


    Just returned from a very relaxing week at The Barcelo, Aruba. We really enjoyed our stay. Each year we look forward to visiting our friends of the Barcelo Staff. They always greet us with a smile and we feel like family. Upon our arrival we were warmly greeted by the First Club Team. Thank you Ivette and Marilyn. Special thanks to the amazing Palm Restaurant Staff I would like to highlight a few people - Ms. Patty Hook, Ms.Zotina Inesia, Ms. Simone (Hostess at the Beach Club), Mr. Eugene, Dieuna, Edwardo and our newest friend Dwight. The staff is incredible. What I liked the least: The Resort needs to remember that we pay a premium to stay there as such, I do not want to have uncomfortable conversations with people about access to basic amenities such as beach towels and access to pool chairs. This time we had a minor issue which was resolved very quickly. The beach towels were a problem. I work hard and I play harder and I want to enjoy myself as I love meeting people and making memories. I do not like the idea of getting up at the crack of dawn to “claim” a spot for the pool. I think there should be a “reasonable” allowable time for shared spaces. Leaving towels on unoccupied cabanas and pool chairs for the entire day is inconsiderate. I certainly don’t want to move or remove anything that doesn’t belong to me as I would not appreciate this gesture either, but please understand that everyone needs to be able to enjoy the Resort.


    EVALUATION

    Round Indicators

    • october 14 2019
    • Couples

    Vicbruno199

    “Can’t wait to go back!!”


    We loved everything about Barcelo and already can’t wait to plan another trip here. The pool is a great size and clean and just a few short steps away from the amazing beach. Our room was simple but clean and had an amazing shower. The food was also great. Anyone who complains about the buffet has too high of expectations. It’s a buffet. Yes you will see many items repeated throughout the week, however there are so many options you can definitely mix it up, and all are tasty! We were stuffed at every meal. Make your reservations before you get to Aruba. Kyoto the hibachi restaurant was fantastic and what a show! The Mexican was also great. The location is PERFECT. It doesn’t get any better. You are directly on the strip and hundreds of shops/restaurants are within walking distance. We absolutely loved this trip and did not want to leave!! Can’t wait to return.


    EVALUATION

    Round Indicators

    • october 14 2019

    regalboat

    “First time and wont be our last!”


    What a great Honeymoon! We had an unbelievable time at the Barcelo we stayed for 11 nights for the same price of 7 at most places. The staff was always wanting to help with a smile. The food was very good and the resort although older was well taken care of. Nothing was a drawback for us because we travel a lot and you have to understand what you are getting. This is not the most expensive resort so do not rate it as such. For what you pay for you will get a bunch in return. The weather, location, friendly staff and easy layout made for a great stay. One of the biggest complaints everyone talks about are the people using their towels taking all of the shade chairs and the buffet food. If this is your biggest complaint you are either an inexperienced traveler or wanting too much for this type of resort. This is a smaller resort and yes people do go out early in the morning to place towels to block out chairs that have a shade structure. If you want to do that go ahead and get up. We went out and enjoyed ourselves moving our lounge chairs wherever there was shade from the palm trees. The shade moves around so even if you get a structure you will eventually be in the sun anyway so why let this ruin your experience on this beautiful island. Enjoy your time and adjust to each and every resort you stay at. NOTHING will be perfect unless you own it! We will be back to Aruba and most likely staying at the Barcelo because for the price its hard to beat!


    EVALUATION

    Round Indicators

    • october 14 2019
    • Couples

    rachanz43

    “Honeymoon”


    We visited for our honeymoon. Overall enjoyed the trip. The food was okay but there were better restaurants off the resort. It was difficult to get a chair at the pool but there were always chairs at the beach. I would visit again.


    EVALUATION

    Round Indicators

    • october 14 2019
    • Couples

    Travel647179

    “2nd visit”


    This was our second time to Barcelo. We love it and would definitely go back and plan to. Our biggest complaint is the gym. My husband and I are in no way gym rats but we do like to keep fit on vacation or at least try :). Their gym only has 5 cardio machines and none of them work. The only treadmill there you had to fight to get and then it didn't work properly. We love the pool and ocean, you can't beat the location. The pool bartenders are great. You definitely want to bring your own cup! You can walk right off the resort and go shopping, hit up casinos, or get some local food. All 3 I recommend but if you want to just relax and soak up the sun, Barcelo is the place.


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