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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
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
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
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
TripAdvisor Web Reviews
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Lock Anything of value in Safe!!!!!!! Anytime you are not in room!!!!!!
574jim, Elwood, Illinois
Sun Feb 17 14:04:51 EST 2019
Lock up all valuables in safe!!!!!!!! Had my sunglasses taken from room while at dinner. Only person in the room was the person to fill the mini bar. According to security (6 days later) nobody went in room. They told me I came back at 10:10pm and that I didn’t return at 10:30 or 11 as I said. They said no one had entered room. Kind of odd that fridge got filled while at dinner. Wasn’t filled at 6:30 but when we got back it was filled, but they said nobody was in room. Great people and great resort but make sure you lock anything up you do not want taken

Palapa and pool side seating policy stinks
glm2008, slippery rock pa
Sun Feb 17 14:04:35 EST 2019
The hotel was very nice and well kept and the beach was beautiful. The problem with the Barcelo is that unless you get up between 3:30 and 4:30 am there is a good chance you will not have anywhere to sit Even if you get up early and put your towels on a hut at the beach or the pool there is a good chance someone will move them When we went to get a drink at the pool we came back to someone trying to move our things we saw multiple incidents involving security over chairs. The policy of the barcelo is that huts and chairs are not to be held, but this policy is not enforced Hotel staff accept money and will remove your belongings for the highest bidder. We watched this happen. It not much a vacation when you have to get up so early to get a seat and then worry weather it will be taken anyway For this reason we will not return until there is a better system in place

Barcelo Aruba
MikeBogdanski, Putnam, Connecticut
Sun Feb 17 13:24:49 EST 2019
The good mixed with the bad. The beach is beautiful, no seating available unless you go out at 4am Pool area is great, drinks are pumped out quickly. No seating in shade unless you go out at 5am All the restaurants were very good, especially the italian and teppanyaki. Best Japanese food ever. Everything is close and accessible. I read the reviews about the pool seating but took the advice with a grain of salt. When we first arrived an evening security guard said he would reserve us chairs. He put down towels at 10pm. The next morning we went to the chairs at 9am and got i to a big argument with someone who said he saved these chairs at 4am. It got to be s hot discussion and nearly came to blows. I wouldn’t mind, i teach karate for a living. Finally we we offered chairs by a couple who was leaving. I got up at 5am every day for chairs. Not my idea of a good vacation. We met couples who have come for years and they said that is the price to pay for reserved seats. SHAME on you Barcelo for procreating this. I have been to many resorts, including other barcelo properties and never had this problem. Uncharacteristic for a well known brand. Yes, good and bad.

Winter warm up vacation
John G,
Sun Feb 17 11:51:52 EST 2019
Left frigid NYC to the warm arms of the Barcelo in Aruba. Awesome team there to cater to our wants and needs. Jessica Maduro was key in getting us in the Royal Club with a wonderful room overlooking the pool and ocean and was instrumental in making this trip happen. Thank you Veronica for taking care of our meals and schedule.On the beach, we tip our hats to Jermaine who made sure our spot on the beach was there for us and also Victor, who's smile and friendly manner kept us well served. Kudos to these very special people who made sure our vacation was comfortable without any issues.

Day Pass
Relaxfrankie,
Sun Feb 17 05:27:20 EST 2019
1. Many of the palalpas were reserved for "Royal level" hotel guests. The palapas not reserved for hotel guests were first come first serve. Even though we got to the hotel early, no palapas were available for us. 2. We were refused service at the beach bar. Told it was only for "Royal level" hotel guests. 3. We received no service from the beach wait staff. There was ample wait staff getting drinks for hotel guests. However, we were branded as day passers by way of a pink arm band. The wait staff avoided us and other day passers like the plague. 4. Although the hotel has half a dozen restaurants, we were told we only had access to one - Beach Club Restaurant. The food was inetable. The burgers we got for lunch were still frozen and uncooked middle. 5. The only men's restroom near the beach was up by the pool. However, the day we were there it was undergoing repairs/closed. This was our first and likely only time to have the opportunity to visit Aruba. Needless to say, our visit was totally ruined by this excursion.



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