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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 1 week ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Ontario, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Let me start of by saying this is NOT a five nor four star hotel. The place is clean, service was good and location great. The layout is pretty good for getting around. We paid for a ocean view upgrade so we were fortunate to have a renovated room but nothing spectacular. Breakfast buffet was okay and one could make... More

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greensboro
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8 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First you need to know you are in Aruba and is is one of the most beautiful places on Earth. So you are already in the positive but the service at The Occidental and the Resort location will help to magnify the pluses of Aruba. As owners we have seen many changes during the past ten years and most of... More

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Rochester
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my second time staying at the Occidental and loved it once again! This hotel is set apart by its amazing staff. Sandra Steba is amazing and always makes sure that our accommodations are taken care of. Also, Renato (breakfast and lunch buffet), Frank (outdoor bars), Quintina and Frankie all are great employees of the Occidental that make everyday... More

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New york
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hotel was ok. The location however is great. The food was horrible besides the Japanese and the hibachi restaurant. The cook needs to be fired. Dale was our hostess for breakfast and she was excellent. Very inviting and accommodating. The beach is great, but all in all would not go back to this hotel unless I knew the food... More

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Atlanta, GA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a cruise and in Aruba we did a day pass at the Occidental Grand and we enjoyed it! You can get the passes directly from the hotel or (like we did) through online sites like ShoreExcursioneer.com. Grab a short $14 taxi ride to the resort and they give you your bracelets at the front desk giving you complete... More

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New York City, New York
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I always read reviews of hotels before booking, but decided to ignore them this time. After staying at this hotel, I realized that people who spend their hard earned money on a vacation that turned out to be the opposite of what they thought will take the time to write these reviews. So, I want to thank those people for... More

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Lynbrook, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I just came back from a wonderful vacation at the Occidental! We couldn't have asked for a more relaxing and amazing time! Everyone of the staff members was happy to help and they all had a smile on their faces. The food was delicious...I will say the restaurants food (we went to Italian, Mexican and Asian restaurants)... More

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Apollo, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So we stayed at the Occidental Grand Aruba from July 2-8. I would rate the resort as a 3.5 there is room for improvement. The resort is older and could use some upgrades  I would defiantly stay at this resort again.  Upon arrival  we were greeted at the front entrance by staff. Everyone is very friendly, once they saw we... More

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Davison, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been here two consecutive years with my wife and a party of about 10 other people. Two of them are timeshare holders so i was given my room for free. For a free room it was still disgusting with a parking lot view. The food is the same thing over and over. I became sick from the food at... More

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Marlboro, NJ
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really had to say how much we enjoy our trip at Occidental in Aruba. The people are so warm and friendly. We love Marolyn Heyliger in the first club. She is always there to help with any reservation we may need. It is always pleasure to work with her. Also the Bellman, Orsini. He is the best. Calls for... 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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#7 Casino Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach #10 Spa Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach #10 Luxury Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach #15 Top resorts Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach #16 On the Beach Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
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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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