Hotel Occidental Grand Aruba Resort Beach

Royal Level at Barceló Aruba

Texto: 44018 The most exclusive club in Palm Beach featuring VIP services, exceptional sea views and luxurious hotel rooms. J.E.Irausquin Blvd. 83 | Noord 27000 | Palm Beach || Aruba
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Royal Level at Barceló Aruba Texto: 44018 4 out of 5 based on 2724 ratings. 2724 user reviews.
Royal Level at Barceló Aruba reviewed by Ronmmz on . Barcelo 12 night vacation Great service and beach. Food is good for all inclusive resort with breakfast the best. Get up early to claim a palapo, but the Barcelo does not have enough upright beach chairs, although plenty of... Rating: 4
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Royal Level at Barceló Aruba

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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Royal Level at Barceló Aruba

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    Ira S Phila. 02/16/2018 Couples

    “Return to Paradise...Return to Barcelo ”

    Nine years ago my wife and I discovered our little piece of paradise......Aruba. Since then the first two weeks of February are for us the high light of the year. Guaranteed weather, beautiful beaches and ocean , the wonderful restaurants , and the truly great welcoming Aruban people, make for an ideal vacation. Our home away from home for nine years now has been the Barcelo Grand Aruba and we could not have made a better choice. The positives out weigh any negatives. On the plus side: The Barcelo is a well maintained resort strategically located in the middle of the beautiful iconic Palm beach Aruba. A well manicured, exceptionally clean property, with a beautiful beach and if you chose, a great pool with swim up bar. The service is five star. Ivette, the manager of the First Club, and her associates Marolyn and Belinda, from the moment you check in, make you feel like family and will do everything within their power to insure a perfect stay. They are professional, competent, and you know they care. If you stay in the Royal club, Sandra the Royal Club manager, offers the exact same qualities and she will make sure to also optimize your visit. Since the Barcelo has taken over we noticed an upgrade in the property and a small upgrade in the food. Our criticisms are that a quality resort such as this must improve the size and quality of their fitness center. Also, this is an all inclusive hotel and while we have noticed improvement in the restaurants we think they can do better and the management suggests that is their goal. All things considered, this is a top tier resort, with outstanding personnel, that has us happily returning for nine years and counting. Once you come here we are sure you will return as well. Barcelo is one happy resort on one happy Island!
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    Moreamusing Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 02/16/2018 Couples

    “Still My Favorite!”

    We just returned from our 4th annual visit to the Barcelo and it remains our favorite place to stay. Why it's ranked only #18 out of 24 is beyond me. So many people that we've met there have said that they've stayed at other, larger hotels and that now the Barcelo is the only place that they would consider coming to. The beach there is gorgeous and always immaculate and, while obtaining a palapa is still a bit of a hassle, it's worth getting up early to get one. The drink service has greatly improved since its inception last year and our server, Gerald, is the hardest-working, friendliest guy you would ever want to meet. He never forgot to stop by to ask if we needed anything or even just to say hello. His fellow servers were also great in both their efficiency and attitude. Further shout-outs belong to: Pasan, Dale and Joseph at the Aruban seafood restaurant Edgard at the Mexican restaurant Sandra Steba and Marco at the Royal Club and last, but not least Lorena, who always ensures that our requests are carried out to the letter. Thanks again, Lorena! See you next year.
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    Celia C 02/15/2018 Friends getaway

    “Hotel needs updating”

    Just returned from Barcelo Aruba on February 13, 2018. First let me start by saying, vacations are what you make of them and we did have a good time. For the positives, the complex was clean, was located within walking distance of shopping and additional bars and restaurants. We always felt safe. The restaurants in the hotel were good, however, it was difficult to get reservations so I suggest you try to make reservations the day you arrive. The buffets had a wide variety of food and always had fresh fruit available. Of all the all inclusive resorts we stayed at, this one had the best desserts. The bartenders were not stingy with liquor in their drinks and at times, we had to tell them to go light with the liquor. All the staff was very friendly. For the negatives, getting a chair at the pool was almost impossible. A lot of the chairs were broken. They should remove the beds near the pool and replace them with lounge chairs to accommodate more people. The only way to truly have a chair at the pool was to set your alarm for 4 or 5 am and go down to the pool and place towels on chairs. Reserving chairs should not be allowed unless someone is sitting there reserving them until the pool opens. This allows everyone a chance to get a chair. The same was true for the beach. People lined up at 5 am just to get chairs at the beach. I sure didn’t want to do that on my vacation! The resort is dated and requires updating but was clean.
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    JBx4NY New York. 02/15/2018 Family

    “Annual Trip - Outstanding!”

    My wife and I were married here six years ago and had been back every year since. This was the first year we took our children. Although there have been quite a few changes over the years, especially after the change from Occidental, Barcelo Aruba is the perfect place for couples and families alike. Natasha V. and her staff - Andres Aguilar, Lorena, Nathalia, Oti and Maria Nina - make the trip perfect, trying to fulfill any requests we have. They assist from afar in preparing for our visit and are there every day to assist with any changes to our plans that may be needed. The servers, bartenders, bell hops and front desk personnel are all a pleasure to deal with as well but a special warm thank you to Natasha and her staff. My wife and I highly recommend Barcelo Aruba - and cannot wait to visit again next January.

    Sowfi M, Quality Coordinator at Barcelo Aruba, responded to this review
     Dear JBx4NY, 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. I am grateful for your compliments towards our staff, whose kindness and helpfulness is one of our hotel's greatest strengths and I promise to congratulate them all on your behalf for their contribution to your wellbeing whilst in our hotel. Thank you once again for choosing us and for your very kind recommendation to the TripAdvisor community. we are delighted you had a nice vacation and very much look forward to your next stay. Warm regards, Sowfi / Quality Coordinator

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    dmarceau7 Cotacachi, Ecuador. 02/14/2018 Couples

    “Great first experience with Barcelo Aruba”

    Your staff and facilities made our 20 Wedding Anniversary a pleasurable experience. Everyone of your associates were very friendly and helpful. I enjoyed the beach volleyball games morning and afternoon. Food was excellent as well as service! Thank you

    Sowfi M, Quality Coordinator at Barcelo Aruba, responded to this review
     Dear dmarceau7, First of all, we congratulate you with your 20th Wedding Anniversary and we thank you for choosing our Barceló Aruba hotel for such a special occasion. At Barceló we take a lot of pleasure in making each of our guests' visits "fantastic", especially when it comes to special occasions. 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. Again we thank you for this very kind review of our hotel and we look forward to serving you again in the future. Warm regards, Sowfi / Quality Coordinator

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    • february 16 2018
    • Phila
    • Couples

    Ira S

    “Return to Paradise...Return to Barcelo ”


    Nine years ago my wife and I discovered our little piece of paradise......Aruba. Since then the first two weeks of February are for us the high light of the year. Guaranteed weather, beautiful beaches and ocean , the wonderful restaurants , and the truly great welcoming Aruban people, make for an ideal vacation. Our home away from home for nine years now has been the Barcelo Grand Aruba and we could not have made a better choice. The positives out weigh any negatives. On the plus side: The Barcelo is a well maintained resort strategically located in the middle of the beautiful iconic Palm beach Aruba. A well manicured, exceptionally clean property, with a beautiful beach and if you chose, a great pool with swim up bar. The service is five star. Ivette, the manager of the First Club, and her associates Marolyn and Belinda, from the moment you check in, make you feel like family and will do everything within their power to insure a perfect stay. They are professional, competent, and you know they care. If you stay in the Royal club, Sandra the Royal Club manager, offers the exact same qualities and she will make sure to also optimize your visit. Since the Barcelo has taken over we noticed an upgrade in the property and a small upgrade in the food. Our criticisms are that a quality resort such as this must improve the size and quality of their fitness center. Also, this is an all inclusive hotel and while we have noticed improvement in the restaurants we think they can do better and the management suggests that is their goal. All things considered, this is a top tier resort, with outstanding personnel, that has us happily returning for nine years and counting. Once you come here we are sure you will return as well. Barcelo is one happy resort on one happy Island!


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    • february 16 2018
    • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    • Couples

    Moreamusing

    “Still My Favorite!”


    We just returned from our 4th annual visit to the Barcelo and it remains our favorite place to stay. Why it's ranked only #18 out of 24 is beyond me. So many people that we've met there have said that they've stayed at other, larger hotels and that now the Barcelo is the only place that they would consider coming to. The beach there is gorgeous and always immaculate and, while obtaining a palapa is still a bit of a hassle, it's worth getting up early to get one. The drink service has greatly improved since its inception last year and our server, Gerald, is the hardest-working, friendliest guy you would ever want to meet. He never forgot to stop by to ask if we needed anything or even just to say hello. His fellow servers were also great in both their efficiency and attitude. Further shout-outs belong to: Pasan, Dale and Joseph at the Aruban seafood restaurant Edgard at the Mexican restaurant Sandra Steba and Marco at the Royal Club and last, but not least Lorena, who always ensures that our requests are carried out to the letter. Thanks again, Lorena! See you next year.


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    • february 15 2018
    • Friends getaway

    Celia C

    “Hotel needs updating”


    Just returned from Barcelo Aruba on February 13, 2018. First let me start by saying, vacations are what you make of them and we did have a good time. For the positives, the complex was clean, was located within walking distance of shopping and additional bars and restaurants. We always felt safe. The restaurants in the hotel were good, however, it was difficult to get reservations so I suggest you try to make reservations the day you arrive. The buffets had a wide variety of food and always had fresh fruit available. Of all the all inclusive resorts we stayed at, this one had the best desserts. The bartenders were not stingy with liquor in their drinks and at times, we had to tell them to go light with the liquor. All the staff was very friendly. For the negatives, getting a chair at the pool was almost impossible. A lot of the chairs were broken. They should remove the beds near the pool and replace them with lounge chairs to accommodate more people. The only way to truly have a chair at the pool was to set your alarm for 4 or 5 am and go down to the pool and place towels on chairs. Reserving chairs should not be allowed unless someone is sitting there reserving them until the pool opens. This allows everyone a chance to get a chair. The same was true for the beach. People lined up at 5 am just to get chairs at the beach. I sure didn’t want to do that on my vacation! The resort is dated and requires updating but was clean.


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    • february 15 2018
    • New York
    • Family

    JBx4NY

    “Annual Trip - Outstanding!”


    My wife and I were married here six years ago and had been back every year since. This was the first year we took our children. Although there have been quite a few changes over the years, especially after the change from Occidental, Barcelo Aruba is the perfect place for couples and families alike. Natasha V. and her staff - Andres Aguilar, Lorena, Nathalia, Oti and Maria Nina - make the trip perfect, trying to fulfill any requests we have. They assist from afar in preparing for our visit and are there every day to assist with any changes to our plans that may be needed. The servers, bartenders, bell hops and front desk personnel are all a pleasure to deal with as well but a special warm thank you to Natasha and her staff. My wife and I highly recommend Barcelo Aruba - and cannot wait to visit again next January.


    Sowfi M, Quality Coordinator at Barcelo Aruba, responded to this review
    Dear JBx4NY, 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. I am grateful for your compliments towards our staff, whose kindness and helpfulness is one of our hotel's greatest strengths and I promise to congratulate them all on your behalf for their contribution to your wellbeing whilst in our hotel. Thank you once again for choosing us and for your very kind recommendation to the TripAdvisor community. we are delighted you had a nice vacation and very much look forward to your next stay. Warm regards, Sowfi / Quality Coordinator

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    • february 14 2018
    • Cotacachi, Ecuador
    • Couples

    dmarceau7

    “Great first experience with Barcelo Aruba”


    Your staff and facilities made our 20 Wedding Anniversary a pleasurable experience. Everyone of your associates were very friendly and helpful. I enjoyed the beach volleyball games morning and afternoon. Food was excellent as well as service! Thank you


    Sowfi M, Quality Coordinator at Barcelo Aruba, responded to this review
    Dear dmarceau7, First of all, we congratulate you with your 20th Wedding Anniversary and we thank you for choosing our Barceló Aruba hotel for such a special occasion. At Barceló we take a lot of pleasure in making each of our guests' visits "fantastic", especially when it comes to special occasions. 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. Again we thank you for this very kind review of our hotel and we look forward to serving you again in the future. Warm regards, Sowfi / Quality Coordinator

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