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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 p.m.
Check-out: 12:00 a.m.
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 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
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
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
SUITE POOL OCEAN VIEW
Suite features one king bed or two double beds, and a private balcony with views of the ocean and pools.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
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
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
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 POOL OCEAN VIEW
Luxurious guestroom includes one king bed or two double beds, and a private balcony or terrace with views of the ocean and pools.
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
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
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
Very good
Elaine M, nyc, United States
Thu Jan 11 11:53:12 EST 2018
We stayed at Royal club; highly recommend. This is our second time at this hotel. The staff is accommodating, the food and the beach was good. We had an ocean view room on the 7th floor. My only complaint was that there was some kind of noise outside at night. It sounded like an air conditioning compressor or something. It went on and off. I was waking up every time it went on. We did not have that problem the first time. We will try the pool view room the next time we go.

Great time
Evelio C,
Thu Jan 11 05:30:33 EST 2018
Very nice people in the staff I had a wonderful experience . I like to recognize Jenny at the desk very very nice on the people from animations they made the vacation nice..I enjoy the food ,the shows and the tourist from all over the world.The place is clean and the happy atmosphere .

Vacation
linda p,
Thu Jan 11 03:59:19 EST 2018
I want to start out by saying the staff here are wonderful. Belinda in the 1st club took care of every need we asked for with a smile and her great personality makes you smile. The resort is a nice size not to big and easy to get around. The food is average , I think they can use one restaurant for breakfast and lunch that is not a buffet, also room serve should be included with out paying extra. Other than that we loved it here, the people , the shows at night, the weather all a plus . I would come again.

Like a Home Away from Home
MJ710, Monmouth Beach, New Jersey
Wed Jan 10 15:59:16 EST 2018
I just returned from a 10 night stay at Barcelo and as always, I thoroughly enjoyed my relaxing time away in what feels like my second home. The staff at Barcelo go above and sometimes beyond to meet all expectations. This includes the staff in the First Club (Marolyn, and Belinda) and the Royal Club (Sandra). Regardless of the level you booked, all are more than willing to assist and accommodate to ensure your total happy experience. Amazing and very hard working staff!!!!! Thanks for everything. Breakfast is a very enjoyable experience. Seating is indoors or outdoors and the variety offered is exceptional for all visiting nationalities. The oatmeal could be a lot better but maybe that is my preference for a thicker consistency. It was sometimes so watery. What really made breakfast amazing was the staff. Renato, along with Jean, made sure anything I wanted was available and the mimosas refilled immediately. Renato is such a hard non stop worker with a fabulous personality. Lunch is good but nothing exceptional. The pasta station needs to offer a rotating variety. Not once was pesto sauce offered and trying to get pasta with just oil and garlic was difficult. Seems the cook did not really understand how to make it and it was extremely dry. There is a carving station and also a cook for the grill. There is always something available for your liking. The pool area restaurant also offers lunch but note that it is much more limited (burgers, hot dogs, salads, nachos, etc.) but does offer beach view. Dinners are not much to my liking and very disappointing. The Italian restaurant used to be quite good and the outdoor seating is amazing, but the menu needs a more authentic Italian variety. It has definitely gone down hill. And the salad bar is very limited. The offer of some genuine Italian Bread would be really lovely. The Aruban seafood restaurant was just OK. Not much to add here. I also usually enjoy the Asian a la carte restaurant but did not have the chance to visit this vacation. BUT let me tell you about the Hibatchi restaurant. Amazing staff, amazing food!!!! Let me start with Myrna. What a pleasant and lovely woman. She is so professional and accommodating. Her smile and warmth is infectious. Also, Elmo. He is truly great. Ensures everyone is happy and informed. The two of them keep this restaurant going. Love them!! The food is top quality. I made sure to eat here twice in the 10 days. Most of my other dinners were outside the resort even though I was all inclusive. I did not even consider going to the buffet especially after having the breakfasts and/or lunches there. Way too repetitive for me. The alcohol has now been changed to "well" types. Even Absolute Vodka has been taken away from the pool unless you complained. The staff is so accommodating that they went out of their way to try and locate the brand for me. I think the alcohol should be upgraded throughout the resort and not just offered for the Royal Club or in the First Club Bar. Restore the quality that was previously offered in years past. The WiFi is also very spotty and although many guests may be utilizing, there is no need for a slow or unavailable network in this day and age, especially for the fee charged. The other hotels and restaurants don't seem to have the same issues. What is needed is probably a system upgrade and/or range extenders. Many people need to work for some periods of time while away on vacation and this causes difficulties. The network should be able to handle the expected usage. I overheard many people being frustrated and complaining. I would also like to strongly suggest returning Bingo to the pool area. It was once a fun, friendly game and huge crowd pleaser!!!! Now that it has been relocated to the beach area (for the last year or so) not many participate. This activity had people chatting and laughing and getting to know one another. It is missed by many. All in all, I love this resort for many reasons and will continue to come here. I know so many of the staff and I feel like they are a part of my family and the location of the resort is perfect.

Pleasantly surprised
DeeWTee, United States
Wed Jan 10 07:59:05 EST 2018
Booked this resort at the very last minute through Expedia for the Christmas holidays because I was waiting for possible cancellations to book at my preferred resort and I was pleasantly surprised by this resort. I actually liked it better than my preferred! Check-in was a breeze even though I thought I would have issues since I booked through a 3rd party. Although in the hi-rise area, it is a smaller resort which made restaurants, bars, towel hut, and guest rooms within close proximity. Drinks and food were good and I appreciate the providing of straws. Definitely cuts down on the spread of germs. I loved the extra touch of the buffet staff rationing out the food ~ also cutting down the spread of germs on the tongs. They even covered food to prevent flies on the food. The first time I've ever seen that an all-inclusive resort. We tried the Mexican, Japanese, and Aruba seafood restaurants. We didn't like the seafood restaurant at all. Mexican was the most authentic that I've tasted at an all inclusive and the Japanese was our favorite. The 9:30 nightly shows were very entertaining and it was such an unique touch to have the performers walk around the resort in costume to inform the guests of the upcoming show which was so appreciative otherwise, we wouldn't have known. The performers were extremely talented and the shows were perfected with a great sound system, lights, props, and choreography. They weren't the watered down all inclusive type shows that you normally see. I believe the customer service is what puts this resort over the top. They went out of their way to accommodate preferences and even surprised us with wine & chocolates already in the room at check-in for our anniversary. Rooms were very comfortable, beds were comfortable, and a fridge full of beverages were much appreciated. My preferred Aruba resort does not provide the refillable fridge and it made a big difference. The A/C was too loud so we had to turn it off at night which wasn't too much of an issue since it was the rainy season and fairly cool/comfortable anyway. There's also a ceiling fan but I think it was moldy or dusty because my sinuses were disturbed once we started using it. The only issues I would complain about is the Wi-Fi or lack thereof and they ran out of towels by 3pm. Not sure how you run out of towels when you know the number of guests registered and they didn't seem to be in a hurry to provide them until I became irate. I never rated Wi-Fi accessibility high on my must-have in choosing a resort and I read the reviews before choosing this resort and knew of the complaints but it became a problem for me when I received word that my grandfather suddenly passed away while I was there. Making and receiving phone calls/texts then became a big problem. Broke down crying in the lobby in front of guests and staff when I received word because that's the only place that Wi-Fi calling was somewhat consistent. To their credit, the staff offered me a landline at the front desk but more privacy would have been appreciated. The beach games, contests, and activities that they provided were so inviting that my 18 yo & 23 yo participated in several of them which was the first time they have ever done that and we've been to dozens of all-inclusive properties. I gave my preferred hotel 5-stars and this one 4-stars but would choose Barcelo over that one the next time we are in Aruba. It was just perfect for a family Christmas vacation.



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