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Barcelo Aruba


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Located in Palm Beach, the most cosmopolitan and vibrant area of Aruba, this high-end, all-inclusive resort for families and couples offers a new level of luxury. The resort holds a privileged location on the fine white sands of a Caribbean beach overlooking turquoise waters, with warm, dry weather throughout the year.

Enjoy the tropical atmosphere of the large, free-form swimming pool with waterfalls, two whirlpools, and a swim-up bar to keep you relaxed and cool throughout the day.

With elegantly appointed accommodations and a la carte dining options, you'll feel a sense of sophisticated luxury that goes far beyond your expectations. This magnificent resort is close to many tourist attractions and just steps away from the best entertainment, lounges, discos, and shopping areas the island has to offer.

The program of sports and leisure activities includes tennis on two floodlit courts, beach volleyball, water polo, aqua aerobics, diving demonstration lessons, snorkeling (equipment available), and more. The youngsters (ages 4-12) will enjoy the Kids' Club, with its program of supervised activities. In the evening, don't miss the shows and nightly entertainment.

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HOTEL LOCATION
The Barcelo Aruba is located on the main strip on Palm Beach, only minutes from Downtown Oranjestad.
Address: I.W. IRASQUIN BLVD. 83
ORANJESTAD


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HOTEL FACILITIES
Boutique Shops
Business Services
Car Rental
Concierge
Currency Exchange
Disco / Nightclub
Meeting Rooms
Parking
Pools
Number of Pools: 1
Outdoor Pools: 1     
There is a large free-form swimming pool with a swim-up bar, two whirlpools, waterfall and tropical atmosphere.
Golf: NEARBY
Tierra Del Sol
Tierra Del Sol is a Par 71, 18 hole championship golf course with a total yardage of 6,811. It was designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., and is situated on the scenic northwest shore of Aruba.
Holes: 18
Green Fees: $
Lessons Available
Tennis
Number of Courts: 2
Outdoor Courts: 2
Lighted Courts: 2
Pro Onsite
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Sunfish Sailing: Complimentary
Snorkeling: Complimentary
JetSki / Waverunner: Additional Charge
Waterskiing: Additional Charge
Other Sports Available
Other Sports: Basketball, beach soccer, volleyball, parasailing
Health Club / Spa
Aerobics: Complimentary
Jacuzzi: Complimentary
Steam Room: Additional Charge
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge
HOTEL DETAILS
Barcelo Aruba consists of a contemporary high-rise building set amid landscaped grounds with a tropical Caribbean atmosphere. This nine-story beachfront All-Inclusive resort offers 398 airconditioned units, each with its own private balcony. Enjoy specialty nights 5 times a week. There are seven restaurants, five bars, two lighted tennis courts, a children's program, and large free form swimming pool. This is the only hotel on the strip with a night club. Beach: This resort is situated on the blue crystalline waters of Palm Beach. Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 12:00 am
Total Rooms: 398
Year Opened: 1976 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, Discover, American Express
HOTEL RESTRICTIONS
No dry-cleaning service at this resort.
ROOM TYPES
DELUXE OCEANFRONT
One king or two double beds. Balcony or terrace with oceanfront views.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
DELUXE LANAI POOL
Located on the ground floor, this deluxe room features one king bed or two double beds, a private balcony with pool views, and more.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
CONCIERGE DELUXE POOL OCEAN VW
These 409 sq. ft. rooms features beautiful side views of the sea & swimming pool from private balconies & you'll be able to enjoy the breeze of the Caribbean Sea. All the rooms feature marble floors, CD & DVD player & a telephone in the bathroom.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
CONCIERGE DELUXE OCEAN VIEW
This room features a balcony, marble floors, minibar, hairdryer, satellite television alarm clock and radio, in-room safe and bathroom with shower and tub. Lateral Ocean view.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
SUITE ROYAL CLUB OCEAN VIEW
VIP services and amenities. Separate living room, private bedroom, and full bathroom with whirlpool tub. Private balcony with view of ocean and the pool or island. One king bed and a sofa bed.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
LUXURY ROYAL CLUB OCEAN VIEW
Personalized service and upgraded amenities. Balcony with views of the ocean and the swimming pool and island. One king bed.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
DELUXE POOL OCEAN VIEW
Ocean view from balcony with view of pool. One king or two double beds.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
ROMANCE DELUXE POOL OCEAN VEIW
These 409 sq. ft. rooms features beautiful side views of the sea & swimming pool from private balconies & you'll be able to enjoy the breeze of Caribbean Sea. All the rooms feature a marble floors, CD and DVD player, and a telephone in the bathroom.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
DELUXE OCEANFRONT W/HOT TUB
One king or two double beds. Balcony or terrace with ocean front views. Room also features a hot tub.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
SUITE ROYAL POOL OCEAN VIEW
These suites include the services of the all-inclusive plan along with a living room and conjoining bedroom with elegant decor and installations. Partial ocean view overlooking the pool.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
ROMANCE DELUXE OCEAN VIEW
This room features a balcony, marble floors, minibar, hairdryer, satellite television alarm clock and radio, in-room safe and bathroom with shower and tub. Lateral Ocean View.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
DELUXE OCEANVIEW
One king or two double beds. Balcony or terrace with ocean views.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
DELUXE
One king or two double beds. Balcony or terrace. Located on the lobby level with easy access to the common areas.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
DELUXE LANAI GARDENVIEW
Located on the ground floor, this deluxe room features one king bed or two double beds, a private balcony with garden views, and more.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
LUXURY ROYAL POOL OCEAN VIEW
These rooms include the services of the all-inclusive plan along with elegant decor and installations including a king size bed , balcony, CD and DVD players, mini-fridge and complete bathroom with shower and bath tub.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
MASTER SUITE ROYAL CLUB OCN VW
Ocean view from balcony. One king or two double beds. Upgraded amenities include private check-in, assistance of Concierge staff, bottle of wine and fruit platter upon arrival, daily continental breakfast in bed, turndown service, bathrobes, and more.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
DINING
Barcelo Aruba features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 7 Restaurants at Barcelo Aruba:
Zen - Asian specialty dining.
The Beach Club - Serving deli style lunch.
Desire - Caribbean specialty restaruant.
L'Olio - An Italian specialty gourmet restaurant with an a la carte menu and charming atmosphe
Royal Club Lounge - Royal Club guests only.
El Olvido - Menu style Mexican dining.
The Palm - The main buffet restaurant serving international cuisine with different nightly themes. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Daily activities program by the pool & beach area hosted by recreation staff in a variety of languages.
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Nightly entertainment with local talent and staff shows.
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS
Supervised activities.
Applicable Ages: 4-12 years old.
Program Fees: Complimentary

Children's Facilities
PlayGround
Babysitting Fee: on request ($)
Advance Notice for Babysitting: 24 hours

Apple Vacations Customer Satisfaction Score
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272 Recommend
272 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Barcelo Aruba to their friends and family
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Kyoto restaurant
Jackie R,
Thu Oct 11 19:24:50 EDT 2018
I was recently in Aruba and stayed in Barcelo. In Barcelo resort there is a japanese restaurant called Kyoto and i look forward to going to this restaurant everytime i return to Aruba. The staff welcomes us home! Myrion the hostess who runs the restaurant is sweet and hard working and constantly making sure your having an amazing experience. The waiters Elmo and Randy were also friendly and warm both with huge personalities and they all play a part of in your overall experience. I also own timeshare there and the ladies that work with the timeshare people Marolyn & belinda are super helpful, accommodating and welcoming!! Top notch customer service. I recomend the resort and especially the restaurant!

Great service!!
dgd2010nj, Manalapan, New Jersey
Thu Oct 11 18:12:05 EDT 2018
We went to Barcelo Aruba the end of July with a group of 22 people consisting of families with children and friends. We had a great time! Our room and the resort was kept very clean. The restaurants were very good especially the Japanese and Italian restaurants. The front desk staff Jardielle "Ella' and Jenny were very accommodating and went above and beyond when we asked for special requests when checking into our rooms. I want to thank the guest service department David,Natasha,Natalia and Martin for doing such a great job from making our restaurant reservations and for doing all they could to make us happy. I will never forget how Martin went out of his way to plan a special 4 course lunch for all of us just because we wanted crab legs! It was the best lunch ever! We loved it! Thank you again for all you've done to make our vacation the best! We will definitely be coming back!

Summer vacation
Gnook, Evansville, Indiana
Thu Oct 11 15:39:31 EDT 2018
Spent a great week in Aruba at Barcelo Aruba. Love that resort and the location. Had walks on the beach and days relaxing on the beach. And the pool. The food was great and the accommodations was what we have come to expect. The staff took great care of us. The Royal level staff, Sandra and her assistant were very pleasant and meet all our needs and requests. The Royal level restaurant staff, Melvin, Sylvester, Maria, and Elena were always pleasant. They were very attentive and made for great memories at the time spent there. We had another week of great memories and spending time with our Aruban 'family.'

Best Experience 10 out of 10!!!!
gabrielmendola, San Francisco, California
Thu Oct 11 13:28:34 EDT 2018
The people are what make the Barcelo truly great and make us want to come back again and again! After spending the day outdoors, Edgard and George always made sure that we had an amazing dining experience in the Barcelo. We had the best time at their restaurants because Ed, George, & their teams always went above--and--beyond to make our meal & entire stay the greatest. Already looking forward to coming back next year! Great job guys & thank you for an excellent stay.

The Good and the Bad.
tay2rs, Wixom, Michigan
Thu Oct 11 13:23:59 EDT 2018
While every vacation has it's good and bad, the Barcelo is no exception. First the GOOD (and some bad)!Roel in the Italian restaurant, Barbara in housekeeping, and Ceaser the bartender in the lobby bar.All three were exceptional and we just wish more like them were at the Barcelo. Also the pool staff was very pleasant and helpful.Also the concierges were all very helpful with dinner reservations, excursion bookings, and overall assistance.Overall we and our friends had a great time. Great location on the beach, nice clean rooms (when Barbara was working), nice pool (but needs work), and overall the food at the restaurants was good. - but no overall consistency in quality from one to the other. Some meals we would consider 5 star, while others, I would have rather had fast food! It was that bad!Roel was exceptional with attentiveness and concerns with my wife's allergies and his attention to detail to ensure what came out of the kitchen was perfect, our dinner on our first try at this restaurant made us come back. However our second trip went from a 5 star experience to a 1 star - Roel was not working but I don't blame our server during our second trip, I blame the chef.What was served was extremely poor (2 of the 4 dinners). Dry, overcooked lamb and the portion size was no larger then a chicken nugget. And lasagna that was unrecognizable. Obvious that there was no one paying attention to what was leaving the kitchen.The Japanese restaurant was outstanding - 5 star while the the Palms, the Seafood restaurants were just passable. Also, the buffet was great for breakfast, good for lunch, but the one dinner we had there was horrible - and we went at the middle of the dinner seating. Overall, who ever is in charge and is the food service manager, needs to step up their game and work on what is coming out of the kitchens. My comment on the poor food is not the first and Barcelo needs to react.Now More on the BAD - sorry!Management needs to have the pool maintained. Loose tile work, excessive grout just slapped on in many areas, hot tubs not working and many staff that just looks like they hate their jobs (bartenders at the pool)- no one smiles and greats you and says "Good Morning" or "Good Afternoon" when you offer those pleasantries. Barcelo is not a 4-5 star resort, but with a few changes, improvements, and working with most of your staff on customer service, it easily could be. Use Roel. Barbara, and Ceaser as your examples of excellence



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