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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2009
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Chester, NJ
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2009

Save your hard-earned money and go somewhere that the price of your stay dictates great service/accomodations and a relaxing environment. This place is the pits !!! Beach and water are beautiful. (Good thing that can't be controlled by the hotel). Hotel accomodations are like putting new paint on an old Buick...................it's still an old Buick. Rooms are moldy and loud... More

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Chester
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2009

The occidental Grand Aruba has got to be the BEST hotel on the amazing island of Aruba! My Husband and I took our honeymoon the first 2 weeks in June and had a truly spectacular time. We ate in all of the restaurants the Occidental had to offer and they were all 5*. The variety is amazing, you never eat... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2009

AFTER READING SOME OF THE REVIEWS WAS A LITTLE APPREHENSIVE ABOUT THE HOTEL- NEEDN'T HAVE BOTHERED- WE CHECKED IN- FRIENDLY HELPFUL STAFF, ASKED ABOUT THE A LA CARTE RESTAURANTS AND WERE GUIDED TO THE BOOKING DESK- BOOKED OUR ALLOCATION FOR THE FORTNIGHT THERE AND THEN. WENT TO THE ROOM - SPOTLESS - NO FLUFF UNDER THE BED, MINI BAR STOCKED,... More

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nj
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10 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2009

Let me begin by saying, I have travelled to many, many hotels for both leisure and for work and can be very picky. But after adding up all of the pros and cons of the Occidental, I would have to say, I was pleased. I was in room 2309 in a room directly overlooking the pool. Yes, hardly ocean view,... More

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Rochester, NY
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2009

I worked with a travel agent to plan a vacation for my family and was assured that this would be a great place to stay. She was very, very wrong. The property was in horrible shape. I was surprised to find that this "4 star" hotel had several holes in the walls, exposed wires and chipped and broken furniture. Our... More

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Glasgow
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2009

Have just returned from a 14 night stay at the Occidental with my wife. We stayed at the Riu Palace, Aruba last year and would have returned there until we discovered that our travel agent rated this hotel higher and, in fact, described the hotel as luxurious and breathtaking. I can only conclude that the person who wrote this description... More

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Roselle, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2009

First of all, Thank you to all our fellow TA members who shared your reviews and a special thanks to those of you who answered our e-mails. We never expected to stay at an All-inclusive in Aruba, but the Occidental Grand is affordable and allows you to go out to dinner without feeling obligated to stay on the premises. We... More

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Boston
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2009

i would just like to comment on the customer service of this resort. we had the pleasure of dealing with sandra steba from guest services. she is the best. we were a group and she accomodated everybodies needs. all the resteraunts are great and cannot beat the location. i have been many times and would not stay anywhere else.

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Montana
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2009

Well i do not want to sepnd to much of my time, since they don t care about no one... really not, they want your money and that s it, ok!!! This place needs a chengo of air or something like it, no management at all, noboby present to help you, i mean no one,,,, T HE BUFFET IS BETTER... More

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Mount Pleasant, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2009

When we initially arrived at the hotel we went to make a reservation for dinner. Because the restaurant we wanted was booked, one of the guest services people hooked us up with the Royal Club. We had top shelf booze and some of the best food I have had in my life. It was very exclusive and classy meal. However... More

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  • Italian restaurant(39)
  • Pool bar(24)
  • Ocean views(20)
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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
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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 Luxury Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach #10 Spa 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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