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Occidental Grand Aruba All Inclusive Resort

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Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I visited Aruba for my 40th birthday and not only loved the island, LOVED THE HOTEL!! Comfy beds, nice bathrooms and GREAT STAFF!! The concierge JAYSHAA ARRINDELL is FANTASTIC! She asked about our visit and when I told her I was celebrating my birthday she immediately helped me make dinner reservations and assisted my family with ordering a birthday cake... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had an amazing Caribbean vacation with the Occidental. The room is nothing special, bed, shower, tv. Didn't spend a whole lot of time in the room, obviously. There were plenty of beach chairs. We didn't get up super early to reserve them. I have read that September is low season in Aruba, so I'm not sure if that's the reason... More 

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Moundsville, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have a Timeshare at the Occidental. We took 3 other couples with us this year. They were so impressed with the Occidental and the staff. They loved the Vacation Club area and Ivette and Belinda couldn't have done more. The Occidental has wonderful people working for them, not only Ivette and Belinda but Rinus in the buffet and Elmo... More 

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Thank Coop4WVU
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Elmo was the most fantastic waiter i have ever had the pleasure of meeting. Ive been to many hibachi places and he was by far the best waiter warm and welcoming He made the experience complete. The kyoto resto in aruba in the occidental is a great restaurant the best on resort!

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Saint Petersburg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I visited Aruba thee week of September 12th for our 10th anniversary and it was the best trip we have ever had! The resort is beautiful and the beach is amazing! If you are looking for a wild time, this is not the place for you. The beach is peaceful and quiet. Some music may have been... More 

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Aurelia C, Quality Manager at Occidental Grand Aruba All Inclusive Resort, responded to this review

Dear Tracy M. First of all we would like to thank you for taking your time to write such an extensive review. It is a true delight and a real motivator to read that you had such a wonderful time. As you stated in your reviews the beach chairs and palapas are on a first come first serve basis therefor... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This resort is in a great location, centrally located to lots of stores, restaurants, and bars. This was our first time traveling to Aruba, so we weren't really sure what to expect. Aruba in itself was amazing and we will definitely return, but would not likely stay at the Occidental again. I've been to five all-inclusive resorts and the food... More 

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Aurelia C, Quality Manager at Occidental Grand Aruba All Inclusive Resort, responded to this review

Dear Allisa D, First of all we would like to thank you for taking your time to write us a review. The resort is indeed in a great location, right on the hotel strip , right in front of a shopping mall with small bars and small restaurants and overlooking the pristine beach of Palm Beach. At Occidental Grand Aruba... More 

West Islip, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Let me start off by saying Aruba itself is awesome and I would totally go back!! The town is awesome the beach is gorgeous and the nightlife is also great!! The hotel is ok. The staff wasn't very friendly and it was almost like you were annoying them when you ask them something. The drinks were not great and breakfast,... More 

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Aurelia C, Manager at Occidental Grand Aruba All Inclusive Resort, responded to this review

Dear Jimmy E, Thank you so much for taking your time to write us a review. It is such a pleasure to read that you did enjoy our island so much however it is such a pity that we did not meet your expectations in terms of food, drinks and service. At Occidental Grand Aruba we take great pride in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Never have we befriended so many wonderful staff members during a stay at any hotel. We experienced a very long day prior to arriving and the front desk staff were so friendly and empathetic. Quianna, Stacy and Gino are wonderful employees that made us feel welcomed and valued. The resort and island are wonderful but they made the stay that... More 

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Aurelia C, Quality Manager at Occidental Grand Aruba All Inclusive Resort, responded to this review

Dear Nickolas B, Thank you so much for writing us such a wonderful review. It is a real pleasure and a true motivator for our team to receive such rewarding reports. We agree that Quianna, Stacy, Gino, Daniel, Ricky and Jimmy do an outstanding job. We will surely thank them on your behave. We look forward to welcome you soon... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After a poor experience at the RIU, my husband and I booked a room at the Occidental (for our honeymoon). Right when we got in, the staff treated us well and made the check in process as seamless as possible. The hotel is beautiful and offers so many fun activities such as bingo, volleyball, "crazy game", snorkeling, rafts for the... More 

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Aurelia C, Quality Manager at Occidental Grand Aruba All Inclusive Resort, responded to this review

Dear Belma B, On behalf of the whole team of Occidental Grand Aruba we would like to thank you for writing us such a wonderful review. We totally agree that Stacy, Gino, Quianna and Daniel do an outstanding job. They will surely be thanked on your behalf. At Occidental Grand Aruba we work very hard to provide our guests with... More 

Staten Island, New York, United States
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been going to Aruba since 1990. We have been there over 30 times. We are going back the end of Oct. We have been to this resort, the Allegro, the Occidental Grand, and now run by Barcelo . This is our home away from home. This will be our 3rd trip this year. The hotel is going thru... More 

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Aurelia C, Quality Manager at Occidental Grand Aruba All Inclusive Resort, responded to this review

Dear John G, Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. It is for reviews like yours that we keep working motivated to provide the best we can. We agree with you that each and every one of the above mentioned staff members do an exceptional job and we thank you for pointing that out. Barcelo definitely intends to... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in Palm Beach, Aruba, this resort features all the ingredients for a unique vacation: a location right on the beach, turquoise waters, the fine white sands of the Caribbean, and warm weather throughout the year. This high-end Aruba All-Inclusive resort is the best vacation destination for families and couples. The Occidental Grand Aruba All Inclusive Resort is close to many tourist attractions and just steps away from the entertainment, lounges, discos and shopping areas the island has to offer. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Occidental Grand Aruba All Inclusive Resort

Address: J.E. Irausquin Boulevard 83, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
Location: Caribbean > Aruba > Palm - Eagle Beach
Price Range: $356 - $593 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Occidental Grand Aruba All Inclusive Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 368
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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 All Inclusive Resort Palm - Eagle Beach
Hotel Style:
#12 Luxury Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#15 Top resorts Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#16 Spa Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#20 On the Beach Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
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