We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Barcelo Aruba

Traveller (2323)
Panoramas (7)
Video (1)
Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
Located in Palm Beach, Aruba, this resort features all the ingredients for a unique vacation: a location right on the beach, turquoise waters, the fine white sands of the Caribbean, and warm weather throughout the year. This high-end Aruba All-Inclusive resort is the best vacation destination for families and couples. The Barcelo Aruba All Inclusive Resort is close to many tourist attractions and just steps away from the entertainment, lounges, discos and shopping areas the island has to offer.
Read more
Property amenities
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free parking
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
Paid Internet
Paid Wifi
Public Wifi
Tennis Court
Wheelchair Access
Show more
Room features
Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Accessible rooms
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Bay View
Ocean View
Hotel links
Visit hotel website
Special Offer:Mimořádná sleva 27%
Hotel deals
100Room tips
Traveller rating
  • 2,290
  • 1,157
  • 642
  • 220
  • 149
Time of year
Traveller type
  • More languages
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
After going to this hotel for 17 years, it has changed from the Allegro, etc now Barcelo, wherein they adverise on the TV in the rooms they are family friendly. Well there is no more kids club, just a little folding table on a walkway. No more play area, no more Beach Volley
Read more
Hotel's Favourite
We have been to Aruba Occidental/Barcelo many times and stayed in the Royal Club. We always feel like we get to see old friends when we return as the staff is so warm and welcoming. We stay in the Royal Club as my husband has Celiac Disease and needs to ensure he eats gluten
Read more
Review collected in partnership with Barcelo Hotels & Resorts
Response from Mariangelica C, Quality Coordinator at Barcelo Aruba
Responded 21 Jan 2019
Dear joannw1900, We first would like to thank you for making our Barceló Aruba Hotel your preferred choice for your holidays, it is always a pleasure to welcome back our most loyal guests year after year. Thank you for your very nice compliments for our team, they do work very hard every day to make sure our guests feel well attended to at all times and definitely are an asset to our hotel. We will certainly relay your praising comments to all of them and we are sure they will be pleased to know their efforts have been appreciated. We do our utmost to ensure that our guests can enjoy an enriching dining experience in an unrivaled setting and with an excellent service. Our restaurant team will continue working to surprise you with delicious international and local dishes on your next visit. Once more we thank you for sharing your experience with us and look forward to serving you again soon. Kind regards, Barceló Aruba Team
Read more
The resort was very nice. Everyone was very friendly and accommodating. There was entertainment every evening with a large area that you can sit and enjoy it from 7-9. Plus a different show every evening in their ballroom at 9:30 The food was good. There were 4 restaurants. We
Read more
Response from Mariangelica C, Quality Coordinator at Barcelo Aruba
Responded today
Dear mrsanp2018, We greatly appreciate the time you spent to review your recent experience in our hotel, at Barceló we always strive to exceed guests' expectations and your comments will help our teams reaching that goal. Thank you for your lovely comments regarding the service you received from our team members, we will make sure to share your kind words as we know it will mean a great deal to them. At Barceló we know that meals are an important aspect of our guests' overall holiday experience in our hotels, this is why our team of Chefs prepare for each service a wide variety of delicacies to cater for all diet requirements and please the most demanding palates, we are therefore very pleased that we could satisfy yours. We are also very grateful for your highlight on the quality of the entertainment program during your stay. In relation to the incident regarding towels and the leak in your room, we would like to offer our sincere apologies as clearly we were not performing to our usual standards on this occasion, we have therefore sent your comment to our housekeeping department for further revision to ensure it does not occur again. 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
Read more
I don't remember the name Barcelo Aruba. I do remember Occidental Gran Aruba. PLBR is on the beach. They have changed the name of a lot of the hotels along the beach. To be honest, I know the place, but really don't pay attention to the name changes. I have enjoyed having dinner
Read more
Response from Mariangelica C, Quality Coordinator at Barcelo Aruba
Responded today
Dear Trail622546, Thank you for the time you took out of your day to share your comments regarding your recent stay 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. Once more we thank you for sharing your experience with us and look forward to serving you again soon. Kind regards, Barceló Aruba Team
Read more
For us this is Paradise and the staff at the Barcelo are wonderful, kind, accommodating, especially the one and only amazing Manager, Jenny Rodgers and her fantastic staff at the Front Desk. Jenny cares for each guest as family because once you step foot into this beautiful
Read more
Response from Mariangelica C, Quality Coordinator at Barcelo Aruba
Responded today
Dear Cha1960, We would like to thank you for your preference in selecting our Barceló Aruba hotel for your holidays, as well as for taking the time to tell us about your recent experience 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
Read more
Album Categories
All photosTravellerPool & BeachRoom & SuiteDining Family and Play AreasBusiness Centre & Event Rooms
Rusty bathroom
The ocean view room. More like the parking lot view where locals were blasting music most nights.
Dirty curtains in room
Cracks along wall/railing edge on balcony
Wall cracking around sliding door latch in room
Hi the bar in the Lobby Lounge closes at 2:00 am and you can get a late night snack right there. Pool closes at 8:00 pm.
0 votes
You get a personalized check in, free WiFi and the restaurant for the royal club is open from 7am until 10 pm. Most of the club members that I spoke to only use it for dinner as you can also get premium liquor up here as well
3 votes
Show all answers
You need to be 18 years old.
0 votes
Show all answers
Some people would say it is equivalent to the Heineken. We serve Balashi only not Chill.We only have balashi in mini bar. There is two watersports in front of the property that rents huts and chairs.
0 votes
Show all answers
"all rooms are very nice, some do have mold problems and I had a cleaning person that just basically made the bed and sprayed scented stuff."
"We liked our rooms on the first floor because it was close to the pool and restaurants. Quick access to everything."
"pool side better"
"Royal Levels (Floors 7-9) give special access and features."
"Always request what you prefer and they accommodate with what is available."
US$403 - US$812 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
occidental grand aruba hotel palm/eagle beachoccidental arubaaruba grand occidentaloccidental hotel arubagrand aruba
Occidental Grand Aruba All Inclusive Resort
CaribbeanArubaPalm - Eagle Beach
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing