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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    Penny H Willmar, Minnesota. 12/10/2018 Family

    “Beach vacation.”

    The overall beach vacation was pleasant. I witnessed vacationers arguing over palapas. There are too few on the beach. The sun is too intense to be directly in it while relaxing with a book. So, more palapas or umbrellas are needed. The staff were always pleasant with the guests. But, maybe too compliant with allowing anything a guest wants. Such as, inappropriately dressed for dinner-witnessed men in beach wear during evening meal and a woman wearing a thong bikini during lunch at the beach restaurant. Witnessed a waiter slamming phone down very loudly.
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    Happiness16119476973 12/10/2018 Friends getaway

    “Barcelo”

    Great Place to stay! Food is average at best. The Japanese Restaurant was the exception that was excellent. Great Location right in the center of all the action. The Beach Palapa Policy is horrible, lots of reserved palapas with no one around!
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    lindacU7275BA Olivia, North Carolina. 12/09/2018 Family

    “Day Pass while on a cruise”

    My family and I went her while on a cruise. We were in Aruba from 1-10:30. This resort only allowed us to use the facilities until 6. So we had very little time. We were okay with that. The resort was nice and clean but crowded. We couldn’t find chairs for us to sit in and the pool was very full. A lot of empty chairs but saved with towels and people’s belongings. The bar by the pool was pretty busy but the drinks were very good. The beach was really pretty and again no available chairs. Everyone had them saved. We ate the buffet lunch that was available and it was pretty good. It had options like chicken, fries nachos and pizza and burgers. Overall we enjoyed the day there. The resort was a really pretty place.

    Mariangelica C, Quality Coordinator at Barcelo Aruba, responded to this review
     Dear lindacU7275BA, Thank you for the time you took out of your day to share your comments regarding your recent experience in our Barceló Aruba hotel. We are delighted to see that you really enjoyed the beauty of our installations and pool. It is our intention to offer pleasing and clean accommodations so that our guests can still enjoy their vacation memories once they are back home. It is also good to know that you enjoyed the many culinary delights prepared by our professional Chefs who always strive to offer a wide variety of typical delights in order to please all palates and we thank you for letting us know that we could conquer yours. According to the hotel policy reserving palapas is not allowed. We do our best to ensure the following of this standard, especially during high occupancy when this happens more often and we apologize if exceptionally during your stay we weren’t able to have a total control on this matter. Once more we thank you for sharing your experience with us and look forward to serving you again in the future. Kind regards, Barceló Aruba Team

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    ronaldbS7524OT 12/09/2018 Couples

    “Barcelo Grand Aruba”

    Our 10th stay here and 12th visit to Aruba. Best value and service. Great location, weather and beach. Friendly people. Come back year after year. Water turquoise and warm. Food better this year than previously.

    Mariangelica C, Quality Coordinator at Barcelo Aruba, responded to this review
     Dear ronaldbS7524OT, Firstly we would like to thank you for choosing our Barceló Aruba hotel once again for your holidays and for sharing this wonderful feedback of your recent stay among us, it is indeed very rewarding to read that we keep on meeting all your holiday needs and wishes year after year. We are thrilled you enjoyed your All Inclusive type of meal plan, allowing our guests to take advantage of our different bars and restaurant throughout the day and are grateful for your highlight on the quality of the products and drinks including in its board. We 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. 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. 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. Kind regards, Barceló Aruba Team

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    Nomad293364 Noord, Aruba. 12/08/2018 Couples

    “2018 vacation ”

    We have been visiting Aruba for 12 years this resort has changed hands 3 times since we purchased our timeshare !! The staff goes out of there way to make you feel welcome !! Pasan and Michael at the Aruban seafood restaurant go out of there way to make you feel at home! Michaels laugh is contagious !! The royal club staff is the best Sandra and Veronica always go above and beyond!! The beach staff Victor is a rockstar!! Melvin Jorge lisette Maria and Sylvester at the royal club are one of a kind can’t get any better than the staff at the Barcelo Aruba!! Can’t wait to come back !! Shirley B

    Mariangelica C, Quality Coordinator at Barcelo Aruba, responded to this review
     Dear Nomad293364, Thank you very much for leaving these wonderful comments on Tripadvisor, we are delighted that once again you enjoyed your stay among us. We are thrilled to read that you felt welcome and supported from the moment you arrived until the moment you departed and will not fail to share your compliments with the entire team as we know it will be a great source of motivation to keep on going the extra mile. 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. Best regards, Barceló Aruba Team

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    • december 10 2018
    • Willmar, Minnesota
    • Family

    Penny H

    “Beach vacation.”


    The overall beach vacation was pleasant. I witnessed vacationers arguing over palapas. There are too few on the beach. The sun is too intense to be directly in it while relaxing with a book. So, more palapas or umbrellas are needed. The staff were always pleasant with the guests. But, maybe too compliant with allowing anything a guest wants. Such as, inappropriately dressed for dinner-witnessed men in beach wear during evening meal and a woman wearing a thong bikini during lunch at the beach restaurant. Witnessed a waiter slamming phone down very loudly.


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    • december 10 2018
    • Friends getaway

    Happiness16119476973

    “Barcelo”


    Great Place to stay! Food is average at best. The Japanese Restaurant was the exception that was excellent. Great Location right in the center of all the action. The Beach Palapa Policy is horrible, lots of reserved palapas with no one around!


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    • december 9 2018
    • Olivia, North Carolina
    • Family

    lindacU7275BA

    “Day Pass while on a cruise”


    My family and I went her while on a cruise. We were in Aruba from 1-10:30. This resort only allowed us to use the facilities until 6. So we had very little time. We were okay with that. The resort was nice and clean but crowded. We couldn’t find chairs for us to sit in and the pool was very full. A lot of empty chairs but saved with towels and people’s belongings. The bar by the pool was pretty busy but the drinks were very good. The beach was really pretty and again no available chairs. Everyone had them saved. We ate the buffet lunch that was available and it was pretty good. It had options like chicken, fries nachos and pizza and burgers. Overall we enjoyed the day there. The resort was a really pretty place.


    Mariangelica C, Quality Coordinator at Barcelo Aruba, responded to this review
    Dear lindacU7275BA, Thank you for the time you took out of your day to share your comments regarding your recent experience in our Barceló Aruba hotel. We are delighted to see that you really enjoyed the beauty of our installations and pool. It is our intention to offer pleasing and clean accommodations so that our guests can still enjoy their vacation memories once they are back home. It is also good to know that you enjoyed the many culinary delights prepared by our professional Chefs who always strive to offer a wide variety of typical delights in order to please all palates and we thank you for letting us know that we could conquer yours. According to the hotel policy reserving palapas is not allowed. We do our best to ensure the following of this standard, especially during high occupancy when this happens more often and we apologize if exceptionally during your stay we weren’t able to have a total control on this matter. Once more we thank you for sharing your experience with us and look forward to serving you again in the future. Kind regards, Barceló Aruba Team

    EVALUATION

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    • december 9 2018
    • Couples

    ronaldbS7524OT

    “Barcelo Grand Aruba”


    Our 10th stay here and 12th visit to Aruba. Best value and service. Great location, weather and beach. Friendly people. Come back year after year. Water turquoise and warm. Food better this year than previously.


    Mariangelica C, Quality Coordinator at Barcelo Aruba, responded to this review
    Dear ronaldbS7524OT, Firstly we would like to thank you for choosing our Barceló Aruba hotel once again for your holidays and for sharing this wonderful feedback of your recent stay among us, it is indeed very rewarding to read that we keep on meeting all your holiday needs and wishes year after year. We are thrilled you enjoyed your All Inclusive type of meal plan, allowing our guests to take advantage of our different bars and restaurant throughout the day and are grateful for your highlight on the quality of the products and drinks including in its board. We 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. 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. 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. Kind regards, Barceló Aruba Team

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    • december 8 2018
    • Noord, Aruba
    • Couples

    Nomad293364

    “2018 vacation ”


    We have been visiting Aruba for 12 years this resort has changed hands 3 times since we purchased our timeshare !! The staff goes out of there way to make you feel welcome !! Pasan and Michael at the Aruban seafood restaurant go out of there way to make you feel at home! Michaels laugh is contagious !! The royal club staff is the best Sandra and Veronica always go above and beyond!! The beach staff Victor is a rockstar!! Melvin Jorge lisette Maria and Sylvester at the royal club are one of a kind can’t get any better than the staff at the Barcelo Aruba!! Can’t wait to come back !! Shirley B


    Mariangelica C, Quality Coordinator at Barcelo Aruba, responded to this review
    Dear Nomad293364, Thank you very much for leaving these wonderful comments on Tripadvisor, we are delighted that once again you enjoyed your stay among us. We are thrilled to read that you felt welcome and supported from the moment you arrived until the moment you departed and will not fail to share your compliments with the entire team as we know it will be a great source of motivation to keep on going the extra mile. 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. Best regards, Barceló Aruba Team

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