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Occidental Grand Aruba

4.0 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   J.E. Irausquin Boulevard 83 | Palm Beach, Aruba, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
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Ranked #20 of 23 hotels in Palm - Eagle Beach
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3 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
AK1017 Leawood, KS
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Leawood, KS
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We just got back from the Occidental Grand Aruba. While the staff was lovely this hotel is falling apart. It is in serious need of some repairs and updates. The breakfast and lunch buffets were awful. We actually spent most days eating off sight it was so bad. Rooms were very average. Clean but the shower was small and the... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Horrible horrible horrible !!! Walked into the hotel and nobody greeted us, we arrived at the hotel at 11:00am and were told that the check in time is at 4pm. We nicely asked if we can check in sooner because we came with kids and the kids needed to nap, exhausted from the plane, the the receptionist in the lobby... More

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Long Island City, New York
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stay at the Occidental every year in November. We love the location of the hotel & feel it has one of the nicer beach/water areas. The rooms are well kept & clean & they do stock the mini bar with plenty of water, soda & Balashi. We continue to return to The Occidental yearly as we are very comfortable... More

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Pemberton, New Jersey
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

As always the Occidental Grand Aruba came through. As soon as we walked in we were greeted and the check-in went without a hitch. Eugene in the Palm restaurant knew us as soon as we walked in greeted us like we never left. Our server for breakfast and lunch, Reno, had everything at our finger touch. Sandra during our diner... More

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Westchester County, New York
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When we first arrived we were a little surprised by the size of the room and the fact that it lacked any type of uniqueness after all we've heard about the Occidental. We were a little disappointed and expected more with the price we paid for out 10 day honeymoon and were even more disappointed by the mold stains on... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The hotel has the potential to be a good 4 star resort. It has a great beach and pretty good rooms. We were happy with our room, a solid 3 star room, although it had loud A/C noise. We have been to a number of Caribbean destinations in Mexico, Jamaica and Dominican Republic, so we have a pretty good feel... More

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Clark, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was our first time at an all- inclusive hotel. I choose the Occidental because of the reviews and the price. It was clean, beautiful and most of all the staff were very courteous and friendly. The restaurants were all good with the Italian restaurant being the best of the all. The buffet was a pleasant surprise. Every day was... More

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Goffstown, New Hampshire
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had the pleasure of spending 7 days all inclusive at The Occidental Grand Aruba. It was a dream. We enjoyed sleeping in, sunning at the beach which was right across the sidewalk from our pool area. The staff was very polite & friendly. The hotel has different dining experiences that will surely please your taste buds. It also has... More

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East Islip, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

List of problems we had with the Occidental Grand Aruba: 1 Overbooked and made us stay at another hotel 2 lost our luggage when we finally got back to the hotel the next day but still didn't have rooms for us 3 Alexander and the rest of the managerial staff could care less that my family vacation was being ruined... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was reading some of the comments, about problems with their entire stay. It is very hard for me to believe a diamond necklace was stolen. That is why there is a safe in the rooms. No one has ever touched anything even if I leave my beach bag at the hut for hours. As far as the food, I... More

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Address: J.E. Irausquin Boulevard 83 | Palm Beach, Aruba, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
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Location: Caribbean > Aruba > Palm - Eagle Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Occidental Grand Aruba 4*
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Also Known As:
Occidental Grand Aruba Hotel Palm/Eagle Beach
Occidental Aruba
Aruba Grand Occidental
Occidental Hotel Aruba
Grand Aruba
Occidental Grand Aruba Palm - Eagle Beach

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Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Located on the legendary island of Aruba, the Occidental Grand Aruba is an all-inclusive luxury hotel on beautiful Palm Beach. The Grand Aruba Resort features a casino, dining, bars, nightlife, water sports and elegant event space for meetings & weddings. ... more   less 
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