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Occidental Grand Aruba All Inclusive Resort

J.E. Irausquin Boulevard 83, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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New York
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2011

One of our BEST vacations yet!! Beautiful island, beautiful people. The Occidental Grand Aruba resort was great - we wasn't too fond of the buffet selection; but there are restaurants in the hotel (reservations required) that compensate! Also, there are plenty of restaurants withing steps outside of the hotel. Shops, clubs, bars are all within walking distance. Mumba Beach on... More 

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Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2011

Our first day was the worst. It took more than an hour to get our room. First, they made a mistake and assigned a room that wasn't ready. We waited patiently as they swapped it. Then, they assigned a 2nd room. We went up to the room and it was wrong. We requested a king, and got 2 double beds.... More 

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pittsburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2011

Everything was perfect from the room to the food and the service was great, we were treated like royalty !!!

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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2011

Very few staff members were nice. Most act like they don"t want to be there. Too many rules. Can't eat by the pool. Can't take food to your room unless you have permission AND are escorted out with your plate (ridiculous). They give you a napkin to wrap your food if you want to eat at your lounge chair...( try... More 

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uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2011

Had a great time, yes we did have to queue for dinner reservations but it wasnt too bad and i think the food was good quality for the price of the hotel therefore do not agree with all the bad comments do not let it put you off! I will admit i've stayed in better hotels in Dubai but they... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2011

I stayed at the Occidental Grand Aruba from June 23-July 3 3011. I must say that the hotel is very clean and fun! They did some major renovations to the grounds and restaurants but not much to the actual rooms! I was extremely disappointed with the cleaning staff that was there on the weekends! They did not provide towels on... More 

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Norwood, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2011

Check in was confusing and the lady in the vacation club check in was rude to us. She did not tell us anything about the resort, like where the five restaurants were located, that you can get free yellow floats, snorkel gear or kakas at the little store on the beach. You just have to give them a credit card... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2011

We bought into the Occidental time share while on our Honeymoon in 2007 in Mexico. We decided to visit Aruba in 2008 and loved the island. The Cancun Occidental is larger, but the we thought the Island of Aruba was perfect for us. The hotel is very nice and we did not have any of the problems that I have... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2011

First off - to those people who have given such terrible reviews for this place - you must be VERY hard to please! My family of four has travelled extensively since 1999 including cruises, European vacations, all-inclusives etc. The Occidental Grand Aruba was very nice - it is "5 Star" in terms of North American standards? No - but those... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2011

Aruba is stunning, the island is only 18 miles long, but that is perfect. I've never experienced such beauty, this place is just gorgeous! I went on a family holiday here, however this is more of a couples holiday, a lot of honeymooners go and a lot of people have their weddings there. However this is did not put me... More 

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