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

4.0/5 Round Indicators
| 4473 Reviews

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Excellent

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1160

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644

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    Nicole6982 Revere, Massachusetts. 03/24/2019 Friends getaway

    “What a joke!”

    First let's say I've been to Aruba 4 times. Riu is by far the best all inclusive. This place is a joke. We got ocean view but guess what it's not ocean view it's parking lot view. 6 restaurants that book faster than you can say boo and IF you get a reservation it's at 9pm. So we upgraded to ocean front and I have a hundred palm trees in front on the second floor. The door doesn't close properly there is lack of space for putting close away, no mini bar to speak of and oh yea good luck getting a palapa on the beach. Apparently if you want a decent stay go royal cause that's the only way top get a decent experience here. The buffet is... Let's just say another negative and trust me I'm not a crazy picky up tight person but this is just sad for $2200pp (flight 2). Were on day two I'll let you know how day 5 turns out. So far seriously not impressed at all barcelo.
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    melissasX9514LI 03/23/2019 Couples

    “Truly Paradise”

    The hotel was an excellent experience. Right in the middle of all shops and nightlife. The all inclusive package was well worth it and still reasonable. Each of the four restaurants included were excellent but the arubian seafood one was our ultimate favorite and the staff very friendly. The outside sunset views when eating dinner were spectacular. The entertainment was good too and the music in the lobby before shows was a perfect touch! Be sure to visit! I will return!
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    johnjarmstrong Narragansett, Rhode Island. 03/23/2019 Couples

    “A Happy Place on the Happy Island”

    Very attentive and responsive staff. Nice rooms, maintained very well. Plan to get up very early if you want to score shade on the beach (5am...no kidding!). Daily ritual competing for a spot! Food is good at the buffet, but all the restaurants are a bit better. The best restaurant we experienced was Mexico Lindo. Our waiter was Karim, and couldn’t have been better. The food and experience was so head and shoulders above, that we went a second night and were again impressed! You won’t be disappointed with the Barcelo!
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    Escape525585 03/23/2019 Couples

    “Barcelo' Aruba”

    Barcelo' Aruba is a fabulous place to stay. The resort is clean. The staff is friendly. The food and drinks very good. You are just steps away to the beach. Perfect location in the high rise section of island! The BLUE water is truly breath taking. We can't wait to go back!

    Mariangelica C, Quality Coordinator at Barcelo Aruba, responded to this review
     Dear Escape525585, Thank you for reviewing your recent stay in our Barceló Aruba Hotel. It is wonderful to read that we were able to make your stay special from the moment you arrived until the moment you departed. Our staff welcomes each guest with the Barceló spirit and strives to assist in any possible way to ensure everyone has a pleasant stay, it is indeed very rewarding to read that you have appreciated their genuine helpfulness throughout your holidays among us. We thank you for pointing out the cleanliness of our installations, being fully aware that this is an aspect of primary importance for our guests to feel comfortable in our hotel, our housekeeping staff undertakes a thorough cleaning of our installations and rooms on a daily basis. We also 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. 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. 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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    Feliciapaulina 03/22/2019 Friends getaway

    “Royal Club only way to go”

    Upon arrival we were greeted by a wonderful man, Ketty? Who took our bags to the 9th floor check in, Royal Club. Which is an upgrade from regular hotel guests. Veronica and Sandra checked us in, always had a smile. I knew we made the right decision!! The resort is clean, premium alcohol and a great staff in every restaurant., We spent hours at the beach, no pool for us, even though pool is beautiful. Victor, Trevor, Victor, Jermin and Santiago were respectful, helpful and made our beach days beyond special.. Armando, you sir are an exceptional talent!! Don’t be fooled by nit pickers, this resort is great!! Can’t wait to return.. My understanding is many staff members are longtime employees, they’re great!! Wishing we could return this year??

    Mariangelica C, Quality Coordinator at Barcelo Aruba, responded to this review
     Dear Feliciapaulina, First and foremost we would like to thank you for the praising review you shared following your recent visit to our Barceló Aruba hotel and are delighted to read that we were able to match your expectations. We thank you for pointing out the cleanliness of our installations, being fully aware that this is an aspect of primary importance for our guests to feel comfortable in our hotel, our housekeeping staff undertakes a thorough cleaning of our installations and rooms on a daily basis. 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. We will make sure to share your kind words as we know it will mean a great deal to them. Once more we thank you for choosing our hotel for your holiday and very much look forward to having the opportunity to serve you again in the future. Kind regards, Barceló Aruba Team

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    • march 24 2019
    • Revere, Massachusetts
    • Friends getaway

    Nicole6982

    “What a joke!”


    First let's say I've been to Aruba 4 times. Riu is by far the best all inclusive. This place is a joke. We got ocean view but guess what it's not ocean view it's parking lot view. 6 restaurants that book faster than you can say boo and IF you get a reservation it's at 9pm. So we upgraded to ocean front and I have a hundred palm trees in front on the second floor. The door doesn't close properly there is lack of space for putting close away, no mini bar to speak of and oh yea good luck getting a palapa on the beach. Apparently if you want a decent stay go royal cause that's the only way top get a decent experience here. The buffet is... Let's just say another negative and trust me I'm not a crazy picky up tight person but this is just sad for $2200pp (flight 2). Were on day two I'll let you know how day 5 turns out. So far seriously not impressed at all barcelo.


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    • march 23 2019
    • Couples

    melissasX9514LI

    “Truly Paradise”


    The hotel was an excellent experience. Right in the middle of all shops and nightlife. The all inclusive package was well worth it and still reasonable. Each of the four restaurants included were excellent but the arubian seafood one was our ultimate favorite and the staff very friendly. The outside sunset views when eating dinner were spectacular. The entertainment was good too and the music in the lobby before shows was a perfect touch! Be sure to visit! I will return!


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    • march 23 2019
    • Narragansett, Rhode Island
    • Couples

    johnjarmstrong

    “A Happy Place on the Happy Island”


    Very attentive and responsive staff. Nice rooms, maintained very well. Plan to get up very early if you want to score shade on the beach (5am...no kidding!). Daily ritual competing for a spot! Food is good at the buffet, but all the restaurants are a bit better. The best restaurant we experienced was Mexico Lindo. Our waiter was Karim, and couldn’t have been better. The food and experience was so head and shoulders above, that we went a second night and were again impressed! You won’t be disappointed with the Barcelo!


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    • march 23 2019
    • Couples

    Escape525585

    “Barcelo' Aruba”


    Barcelo' Aruba is a fabulous place to stay. The resort is clean. The staff is friendly. The food and drinks very good. You are just steps away to the beach. Perfect location in the high rise section of island! The BLUE water is truly breath taking. We can't wait to go back!


    Mariangelica C, Quality Coordinator at Barcelo Aruba, responded to this review
    Dear Escape525585, Thank you for reviewing your recent stay in our Barceló Aruba Hotel. It is wonderful to read that we were able to make your stay special from the moment you arrived until the moment you departed. Our staff welcomes each guest with the Barceló spirit and strives to assist in any possible way to ensure everyone has a pleasant stay, it is indeed very rewarding to read that you have appreciated their genuine helpfulness throughout your holidays among us. We thank you for pointing out the cleanliness of our installations, being fully aware that this is an aspect of primary importance for our guests to feel comfortable in our hotel, our housekeeping staff undertakes a thorough cleaning of our installations and rooms on a daily basis. We also 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. 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. 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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    • march 22 2019
    • Friends getaway

    Feliciapaulina

    “Royal Club only way to go”


    Upon arrival we were greeted by a wonderful man, Ketty? Who took our bags to the 9th floor check in, Royal Club. Which is an upgrade from regular hotel guests. Veronica and Sandra checked us in, always had a smile. I knew we made the right decision!! The resort is clean, premium alcohol and a great staff in every restaurant., We spent hours at the beach, no pool for us, even though pool is beautiful. Victor, Trevor, Victor, Jermin and Santiago were respectful, helpful and made our beach days beyond special.. Armando, you sir are an exceptional talent!! Don’t be fooled by nit pickers, this resort is great!! Can’t wait to return.. My understanding is many staff members are longtime employees, they’re great!! Wishing we could return this year??


    Mariangelica C, Quality Coordinator at Barcelo Aruba, responded to this review
    Dear Feliciapaulina, First and foremost we would like to thank you for the praising review you shared following your recent visit to our Barceló Aruba hotel and are delighted to read that we were able to match your expectations. We thank you for pointing out the cleanliness of our installations, being fully aware that this is an aspect of primary importance for our guests to feel comfortable in our hotel, our housekeeping staff undertakes a thorough cleaning of our installations and rooms on a daily basis. 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. We will make sure to share your kind words as we know it will mean a great deal to them. Once more we thank you for choosing our hotel for your holiday and very much look forward to having the opportunity to serve you again in the future. Kind regards, Barceló Aruba Team

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