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Occidental Grand Aruba All Inclusive Resort

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J.E. Irausquin Boulevard 83, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We arrived to a warm reception, excellent rooms with ocean view and warm breezy weather. The 5 restaurants were excellent - offering a variety of sea food and meat dishes. The pool and the surrounding area was maintained clean. The beach was beautiful. One weak point was the lukewarm hot tub which was closer to body temperature than the 105F... More 

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WI
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We are a couple in our 50's getting out of the WI winter for a week...going some place different every year...... Loved Aruba can't beat the weather...the Occidental/Barceló was a nice AI resort that was affordable for us.... some might say a bit rough around the edges and agree could use a bit of updating but we were very comfortable....we... More 

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Mill Creek, Washington
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My first time at an all inclusive and it will be my last-for many reasons not all specific to this resort. The pros-beautiful beach and great location. Did get a room change to the first floor so that was a plus. Staff was nice. The cons-food was average at best. Casino was closed on site so that was a complete... More 

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our honeymoon stay at the Occidental was absolutely amazing. The staff were so friendly and really went out of their way to make our vacation perfect. The room was beautiful and the food was fantastic as well. We plan on going back every year!

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Sao Paulo, SP
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60 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Do not be afraid to book this one, it is a great hotel! My husband and me had an excellent time there! I would definitely return to this hotel. Pros 1. The staff is very friendly specially Juan (from beach restaurant and Palm) and Fanny (Mexican restaurant). They were always smiling and were very nice with everybody. 2. Very nice... More 

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Pennsylvania
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was a bit concerned heading down for our trip, based on some of the reviews I read here. All in all, we were quite happy with our stay. The hotel was not as run down as some had noted here. The first 2 days, our room was not made up until after 4:00, which is when we were looking... More 

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Joenna R, Guest Experience Manager at Occidental Grand Aruba All Inclusive Resort, responded to this review

Dear DT4evr, We would like to thank you for submitting your review. We are happy at the same time we thank you for have put in your trust in us after reading certain reviews and decided to experience our resort. We will take consideration in your comment about the food and make a revision in our menu's and food quality.... More 

franklin lakes nj
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

New owners are doing a fantastic job. They are spending big bucks to remodel every one of the 380 rooms. Each of the 5 great restaurants is introducing new menus, building on old favorites that two years ago led USA TODAY to report this was the 2nd best all-inclusive in the world. Less apparent but for the longterm, they have... More 

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Joenna R, Guest Experience Manager at Occidental Grand Aruba All Inclusive Resort, responded to this review

Dear lyndsaybc, Thank you for sharing your great review! We are happy to read that our enhancement on the property are highly met to your expectations. We do our utmost best to improve and to have our guests as happy as could be. Thank you once again. We will be waiting to welcome you very soon back to our resort!... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The service and food are amazing at the Royal club. The staff goes above and beyond for service . Everyone staying at this hotel should experience the Royal Club Service it's one of a kind. From the intimate dining, great menu selections and the unlimited drink menu. A special thank you to the wonderful staff, the restaurant Manager George Perlita... More 

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Joenna R, Guest Experience Manager at Occidental Grand Aruba All Inclusive Resort, responded to this review

Dear Jean G, Thank you for sharing your great review! We are very happy and grateful for had have the opportunity to have you as our customers. We will sure thank the wonderful team on your behalf, especially George, Perlita, Edgard, Cesar, Randy and Gerald. We will be waiting to welcome you next year back Home! Warm regards, Occidental Grand... More 

Utica, New York
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful week at the Occidental. I had huge concerns after reading some of the past reviews. But we had a wonderful ocean front room, and can't say enough how helpful every one was. We ate twice at the Italian restaurant and kudo to Passan and Francisco .They went above an beyond to do a wonderful job. We... More 

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Joenna R, Guest Experience Manager at Occidental Grand Aruba All Inclusive Resort, responded to this review

Dear rainbowlake6, We would like to thank you for taking your time in writing your great review. We are happy to read that you had a great vacation week. We will sure send your kudos to Passan, Francisco, Micheal, Bryan and Zotina. Thank you for sharing your great review. We would sure love to welcome you very soon again at... More 

Portsmouth, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beware the Occidental. We booked an oceanview room. When we checked in, we were given a room on the second floor looking at the floor. When I returned to the front desk, I was told that oceanview room is anything on floors 2 through 6 which isn't what their website says. We were given a different room on the fifth... More 

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