Hotel Occidental Grand Aruba Resort Beach

Barceló Aruba

Texto: 43870 All Inclusive, beachfront resort in Palm Beach that features many different restaurants and sports activities. J.E.Irausquin Blvd. 83 | Palm Beach | Aruba | Noord 27000
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Barceló Aruba Texto: 43870 4 out of 5 based on 1964 ratings. 1964 user reviews.
Barceló Aruba reviewed by george4720 on . First visit Royal Club We chose Royal Club on advice of family, it was fantastic. We checked in with Marco and Diego, they were helpful making check in enjoyable, even getting us drinks. Later that day we met Sandra, I... Rating: 5
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Barceló Aruba

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


Points of Interest

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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    329tiffanyj Olathe, Kansas. 07/24/2017 Friends getaway

    “Beautiful Resort”

    We had a fabulous stay. Room was very clean and decor was modern. Pool bar was great. Loved the bar service on the beach, as we spend most of our time in the ocean. Great location was short walk to shops and entertainment area. Staff was all very friendly.
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    kiki876 St. Marys, Georgia. 07/24/2017 Couples

    “PARADISE IN ARUBA”

    This is my first time in Aruba and it was my best desicion to go to the Barcelo. Since the checkin, Charles was very friendly and fast. He explained to us about the resort and our room. Love this guy! He showed us to the Guest Services so I could make my dinner reservations. I went over there and Nathalia atended me. She made us feel very welcomed and helped us made all our dinners. She gave us all the information of the island and excursions. Very nice girl always asking if everything was going good with our vacation taking care of us. Our bellman Roland was so nice and everytime he saw us he had a big smile in his face. My favorite restaurant was the Arubian Seafood went there twice, love the calamari!! Dale was our fabulous. The shows were nice, i loved the grease show and the beach was super nice. Indeed barcelo has one of the best staff I have ever seen. Would recommend this resort to anyone
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    MiaSH17 07/23/2017 Couples

    “Clean beaches (no seaweed), clean rooms and great location”

    We went to Aruba for our honeymoon and stayed at this hotel. Staff was friendly. We got the ocean view room which was amazing. The breakfast and lunch had good selections. Dinners had been planned/reserved for us at the multiple restaurants at the hotel - which was convenient since we did not have to worry about planning things out by ourselves. So each night, we were booked to have dinner at a particular restaurant: Mexican restaurant - I wasn't too pleased with my chicken tortilla since the chicken was so tough to chew Italian restaurant - I ordered a mushroom risotto, but till this day I really think that the cook added sugar instead of salt because it was too sweet. Nevertheless, the view of the sunset from the balcony overlooking the ocean was a perfect backdrop for a fancy dinner picture. Asian restaurant - great show by the chef but the food was bland; my husband loves Asian food so we have been to many good Asian restaurants, the food that day just didn't make the cut Seafood restaurant - We liked it, especially the coconut icecream It is an all inclusive resort and we never went hungry. Some times if we didn't eat much at a specific restaurant, then we would grab a small bite from the general restaurant that didn't require reservations. The location was amazing of the hotel. Besides from being on Palm Beach, it was walking distance to whole set of shops within a 5 min walk outside the hotel. You could also walk to Eagle Beach if you don't mind slightly longer walks. Overall, we had an amazing time in Aruba. We loved the horse riding tour, the lighthouse, our trips to Orangestad and the island trip with an amusement park. We still rave about Aruba, they have set the bar high. :)
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    Alyssa F 07/23/2017 Couples

    “We had a GREAT time on our honeymoon here!”

    My husband and I stayed at the Barcelo for our honeymoon in July 2017. Barcelo had just recently taken over the Occidental Grand prior to our stay. This was my second time in Aruba and third hotel in Aruba that I have stayed at (I stayed at Divi Pheonix and the Hyatt prior). We booked this resort through our RCI exchange program which allowed us access to additional parts of the resort such as the "First Club Lounge," which offered their own breakfast and snacks throughout the day along with premium liquors. This also allowed us to have a connecting room which included a full kitchen, additional full bathroom and living room area. The room was awesome- it was clean and spacious. The housekeeping at the Barcelo was phenomenal. We could not have had better housekeeping on a daily basis. The resort offered nightly shows and had live entertainment in the lobby from 7-9pm. I wish the entertainment was a little later or a little longer because we missed it most nights since we were at dinner during that time frame- however, when we did catch the lobby entertainment, the live singers were excellent. There was a show at about 9:40 each night and they were decent. The show "Treasure" had great talent! The bartender, Gilmer, in the First Club lounge was fabulous!!! So friendly, funny, professional and made great cocktails! We also had a great hibachi dinner and Boy was our hibachi chef- he was excellent and the food was delicious. We also ate in the Royal Club lounge and the service and food could not have been better. We had Captain George, waiter Rendy, and the chef was Chef Arvencio - all were excellent. The swim up bar was great and the bartender, Augustin was excellent. What was also nice was that this hotel was centrally located across from the strip with all restaurants, bars, shopping and entertainment. You can walk to all of this! The only downsides to this resort which they said they are working on were that they did not offer free wifi and wifi was expensive for the week. Also, the televisions were not in HD. Other than these few things, the hotel was great and we had an excellent time!
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    Gianna P 07/23/2017 Family

    “Thanks Barcelo Staff.”

    Each June is our family vacation, Always at this resort, my 20th consecutive year, for me and my siblings. Upon arrival Ketty and Roland our there to Greet us and welcome us back. Some of our family checked in with Marolyn and Belinda, they're always so loving, kind and make every attempt to grant us a great room. Nathaly in first club bar is so sweet. Breakfast, Renato takes care of our family with Beth, Rinus Theo and Amaralys. Lunch, Emil, Elizabeth, Alexander who is new at the hotel, he's so sweet, hope he stays, great asset.. Our favorite for lunch is Sherwin, the best of all.. Lobby Bar, Maricar and Erik don't miss anything. Maricar remembers your drink choice from the year before.. She's that good.. Bartenders, Angie, Erwin, Roddy, Michael, Maureen, Eric and Allen worked the pool bar all week, they make it fun.. The Beach is always clean, thanks to Frankie Petrocchi.. My room was cleaned daily, the housekeeping is a strong part of the resort, Thank you Kathleen and Lina. Grounds are impeccable, strong security presence. Edgard was spectacular in Mexican. Martin in guest services was wonderful with my family's reservations. Myrna in Kyoto. Other family stayed in Royal Club an upgrade at the resort. One individual shines above all, Sandra in guest services for Royal Club. She can handle any situation, turning a negative into positive, everyone raves about her! She is the best!! Why would you want to go anywhere else? It's Paradise...

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    • july 24 2017
    • Olathe, Kansas
    • Friends getaway

    329tiffanyj

    “Beautiful Resort”


    We had a fabulous stay. Room was very clean and decor was modern. Pool bar was great. Loved the bar service on the beach, as we spend most of our time in the ocean. Great location was short walk to shops and entertainment area. Staff was all very friendly.


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    • july 24 2017
    • St. Marys, Georgia
    • Couples

    kiki876

    “PARADISE IN ARUBA”


    This is my first time in Aruba and it was my best desicion to go to the Barcelo. Since the checkin, Charles was very friendly and fast. He explained to us about the resort and our room. Love this guy! He showed us to the Guest Services so I could make my dinner reservations. I went over there and Nathalia atended me. She made us feel very welcomed and helped us made all our dinners. She gave us all the information of the island and excursions. Very nice girl always asking if everything was going good with our vacation taking care of us. Our bellman Roland was so nice and everytime he saw us he had a big smile in his face. My favorite restaurant was the Arubian Seafood went there twice, love the calamari!! Dale was our fabulous. The shows were nice, i loved the grease show and the beach was super nice. Indeed barcelo has one of the best staff I have ever seen. Would recommend this resort to anyone


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    • july 23 2017
    • Couples

    MiaSH17

    “Clean beaches (no seaweed), clean rooms and great location”


    We went to Aruba for our honeymoon and stayed at this hotel. Staff was friendly. We got the ocean view room which was amazing. The breakfast and lunch had good selections. Dinners had been planned/reserved for us at the multiple restaurants at the hotel - which was convenient since we did not have to worry about planning things out by ourselves. So each night, we were booked to have dinner at a particular restaurant: Mexican restaurant - I wasn't too pleased with my chicken tortilla since the chicken was so tough to chew Italian restaurant - I ordered a mushroom risotto, but till this day I really think that the cook added sugar instead of salt because it was too sweet. Nevertheless, the view of the sunset from the balcony overlooking the ocean was a perfect backdrop for a fancy dinner picture. Asian restaurant - great show by the chef but the food was bland; my husband loves Asian food so we have been to many good Asian restaurants, the food that day just didn't make the cut Seafood restaurant - We liked it, especially the coconut icecream It is an all inclusive resort and we never went hungry. Some times if we didn't eat much at a specific restaurant, then we would grab a small bite from the general restaurant that didn't require reservations. The location was amazing of the hotel. Besides from being on Palm Beach, it was walking distance to whole set of shops within a 5 min walk outside the hotel. You could also walk to Eagle Beach if you don't mind slightly longer walks. Overall, we had an amazing time in Aruba. We loved the horse riding tour, the lighthouse, our trips to Orangestad and the island trip with an amusement park. We still rave about Aruba, they have set the bar high. :)


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    • july 23 2017
    • Couples

    Alyssa F

    “We had a GREAT time on our honeymoon here!”


    My husband and I stayed at the Barcelo for our honeymoon in July 2017. Barcelo had just recently taken over the Occidental Grand prior to our stay. This was my second time in Aruba and third hotel in Aruba that I have stayed at (I stayed at Divi Pheonix and the Hyatt prior). We booked this resort through our RCI exchange program which allowed us access to additional parts of the resort such as the "First Club Lounge," which offered their own breakfast and snacks throughout the day along with premium liquors. This also allowed us to have a connecting room which included a full kitchen, additional full bathroom and living room area. The room was awesome- it was clean and spacious. The housekeeping at the Barcelo was phenomenal. We could not have had better housekeeping on a daily basis. The resort offered nightly shows and had live entertainment in the lobby from 7-9pm. I wish the entertainment was a little later or a little longer because we missed it most nights since we were at dinner during that time frame- however, when we did catch the lobby entertainment, the live singers were excellent. There was a show at about 9:40 each night and they were decent. The show "Treasure" had great talent! The bartender, Gilmer, in the First Club lounge was fabulous!!! So friendly, funny, professional and made great cocktails! We also had a great hibachi dinner and Boy was our hibachi chef- he was excellent and the food was delicious. We also ate in the Royal Club lounge and the service and food could not have been better. We had Captain George, waiter Rendy, and the chef was Chef Arvencio - all were excellent. The swim up bar was great and the bartender, Augustin was excellent. What was also nice was that this hotel was centrally located across from the strip with all restaurants, bars, shopping and entertainment. You can walk to all of this! The only downsides to this resort which they said they are working on were that they did not offer free wifi and wifi was expensive for the week. Also, the televisions were not in HD. Other than these few things, the hotel was great and we had an excellent time!


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    • july 23 2017
    • Family

    Gianna P

    “Thanks Barcelo Staff.”


    Each June is our family vacation, Always at this resort, my 20th consecutive year, for me and my siblings. Upon arrival Ketty and Roland our there to Greet us and welcome us back. Some of our family checked in with Marolyn and Belinda, they're always so loving, kind and make every attempt to grant us a great room. Nathaly in first club bar is so sweet. Breakfast, Renato takes care of our family with Beth, Rinus Theo and Amaralys. Lunch, Emil, Elizabeth, Alexander who is new at the hotel, he's so sweet, hope he stays, great asset.. Our favorite for lunch is Sherwin, the best of all.. Lobby Bar, Maricar and Erik don't miss anything. Maricar remembers your drink choice from the year before.. She's that good.. Bartenders, Angie, Erwin, Roddy, Michael, Maureen, Eric and Allen worked the pool bar all week, they make it fun.. The Beach is always clean, thanks to Frankie Petrocchi.. My room was cleaned daily, the housekeeping is a strong part of the resort, Thank you Kathleen and Lina. Grounds are impeccable, strong security presence. Edgard was spectacular in Mexican. Martin in guest services was wonderful with my family's reservations. Myrna in Kyoto. Other family stayed in Royal Club an upgrade at the resort. One individual shines above all, Sandra in guest services for Royal Club. She can handle any situation, turning a negative into positive, everyone raves about her! She is the best!! Why would you want to go anywhere else? It's Paradise...


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