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Occidental Grand Aruba All Inclusive Resort

4 stars
View map of JE Irausquin Blvd 83, P.O. Box 218, Oranjestad,

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
390 reviews
Excellent relaxation

This is my 6th time that I stayed in this Royal club at this hotel ... this should be a... See full review

  • ELIAS M.
  • Mar 18, 2015
Great vacation

Stayed in the royal section.. Beyond beautiful.. Love the staff makes you feel welcome. The beach... See full review

  • Phoenix31
  • Jan 23, 2015
Luxury upgrade to VIP treatment at this Palm Beach all-inclusive resort
Awarded the TripAdvisor 2012 Certificate of Excellence, the Occidental Grand Aruba All Inclusive Resort makes for a worthwhile and memorable vacation spot featuring white sandy beach and crystal clear water. Snorkeling, kayaking and sailing are among the many aquatic activities. Occidental Grand Aruba Resort offers a chance to upgrade to luxurious comforts at the Royal Club. The Royal Club, a boutique hotel found on the 7th, 8th, and 9th floors of the resort, boasts a club-like atmosphere and offers concierge level service and spacious rooms luxuriously equipped with Etro toiletries, fruit basket, plush bathrobes, and suites that feature hydro-massage bathtub. The club also offers two meeting spaces, in-room dining, private areas, preferred seating at the a la carte restaurant, and complimentary high-speed Internet access at the lounge and members-only area in the reception area.
Highlights
  • Palm Beach location offers excellent stretch of coastline with many water activities
  • Royal Club offers a VIP, five-star experience with private lounge and concierge services
  • Six restaurants and five cocktail bars in-house
Rooms
Rooms at the Occidental Grand Aruba All Inclusive Resort are decorated in an elegant Spanish colonial style. Amenities include satellite TV, a telephone with data port, Wi-Fi access, in-room safe, hairdryer, private balcony/terrace, and a full bath with shower and hydro-massage tubs. Royal Club-level suites have marble floors, CD and DVD players, and a stocked mini-bar. Grand Concierge Deluxe Pool and Ocean View rooms have concierge and turndown services while Grand Romance Deluxe Pool and Ocean View rooms come with a bottle of champagne and a surprise gift with special romantic amenities.
Dining
Six restaurants serve cuisine from around the globe, including Italian (L'Olio), Mexican (El Ovido) and eclectic fusion (Zen Pan and Desire Caribbean). Breakfast and lunch is served in grand buffet style at The Palm, and hearty snacks-to-order are available at The Beach Club. Expertly mixed cocktails are poured at five bars, which are scattered around the hotel pool, beachside or in elegant lounges.
Recreation
Snorkeling, kayaking, SCUBA or sailing lessons and trips are all house specialties, along with beach games. Little ones ages 4 to 10 can take part in supervised activities at the Kids Club. Additional babysitting is also available. Sound, the in-house nightclub, has dancing and DJs nightly. The casino, with its $2,000 nightly bingo prize, will resume play in February 2011. Live shows go on nightly in the casino's theater, and Cuban cigars are legal here.
Transportation
  • Queen Beatrix International Airport (8.25 mi/13.25 km)
Attractions
  • Pedernalis (1 mi/1.6 km)
  • Bubali Bird Sanctuary (1.5 mi/2.4 km)
Business
  • Wi-Fi available throughout the Occidental Grand Aruba All Inclusive Resort
  • Business center with five PC stations, printers, copier, fax machine, courier and concierge service
  • Three ballrooms with 20,000 square-feet of flexible event space can accommodate up to 800
Policies and fees
  • Upon arrival, $3 per room/per night will be collected for the Aruba Environmental Fee.
  • Guests must be 21 to check in.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Occidental Grand Aruba All Inclusive Resort Rooms

Deluxe
Deluxe rooms offer guests either one King bed or two double beds, marble floors, balcony or terrace, mini-bar, hair dryer, satellite TV, alarm clock/radio, telephone with data port, high speed Internet or Wi-Fi access, in-room safe and full bath with shower and tub.
Deluxe Ocean View
Deluxe rooms offer guests either one King bed or two double beds, marble floors, balcony or terrace, mini-bar, hair dryer, satellite TV, alarm clock/radio, telephone with data port, high speed Internet or Wi-Fi access, in-room safe and full bath with shower and tub.
Grand Concierge Deluxe Ocean View
This category features the Deluxe room inclusions, as well as concierge service, turndown service, internet stations, a fruit basket, a bottle of wine, a 10% spa discount and plush bathrobes to wear during your stay
The Royal Club Luxury Ocean View
All Royal Club level rooms include the resort's all-inclusive features, and boast elegantly appointed furniture and amenities, including King beds, marble floors, balcony, CD and DVD players, mini-bar, hair dryer, satellite TV, alarm clock/radio, telephone with data port, high speed Internet or Wi-Fi access, in-room safe, full bath with shower and hydro-massage tubs and room service. Guests will enjoy private check-in at the Royal Club level floor, with a private lounge, restaurant and concierge services.
Grand Romance Deluxe Ocean View
This category features Deluxe room inclusions, as well as a bottle of champagne, chocolate covered strawberries, couples massage, breakfast in bed the first morning, romantic dinner, 10% spa discounts, turndown service, and a surprise gift with special romantic amenities.
Deluxe Pool and Ocean View
Deluxe rooms offer guests either one King bed or two double beds, marble floors, balcony or terrace, mini-bar, hair dryer, satellite TV, alarm clock/radio, telephone with data port, high speed Internet or Wi-Fi access, in-room safe and full bath with shower and tub.
Grand Concierge Deluxe Pool and Ocean View
This category features the Deluxe room inclusions, as well as concierge service, turndown service, internet stations, a fruit basket, a bottle of wine, a 10% spa discount and plush bathrobes to wear during your stay
Grand Romance Deluxe Pool and Ocean View
This category features Deluxe room inclusions, as well as a bottle of champagne, chocolate covered strawberries, couples massage, breakfast in bed the first morning, romantic dinner, 10% spa discounts, turndown service, and a surprise gift with special romantic amenities.

Amenities

  • All inclusive
  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pool
General
Concierge
Activities
Pool
Fitness Center
Casino
Dining
All inclusive
Restaurant
Services
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Hotel Map

12.5702 -70.0462
Area served
Oranjestad, Aruba
Nearby airports
Queen Beatrix Intl. Airport (AUA): Approximate driving time is 15 minutes and distance is 8.25 miles (13.25 km). From airport, go west towards the downtown area, proceed to 'High Rise Hotels' sign. Follow sign to left, the resort is on the left.
Area description
Shopping, casinos, golf, sightseeing tours and water sports.

Nearby points of interest

  • Surf Club: 0.6 mi
  • Bye Bye Nature: 2 mi
  • The Thode's residence: 2.9 mi

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
The Best Getaway for Business Events. Why not hold your next corporate function in paradise? At Occidental Grand Aruba you can count on our state of the art business center. Our meeting rooms are equipped with audio-visual equipment plus offer outstanding catering and impeccable service. All this combined with the most memorable location for your business event. Who says you can't combine business with pleasure? Conference facilities available for up to 800 people.

Dining

L'Olio
Italian Cuisine - a la carte dining. If you're in the mood for a taste of Italy, L'Olio is a must. Plus you'll enjoy a marvelous selection of wines from around the world. Dinner - 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Desires Lounge
One flight up on the second floor, Desires has a romantic setting for getting close to the one you love the most! 6:00pm - 12:00 midnight
Desire Lounge
Caribbean Fusion Cuisine - la carte dining. With dishes like Garlic Octopus with Grilled Mushrooms or Rosemary Shrimp Kebab, you'll find Desire is a epic-urean adventure that will leave you wanting more! Dinner - 06:00pm - 11:00pm
Royal Club Restaurant
Private a la carte and buffet. Open Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner daily for for Royal Club guests.
The Palm
International Buffet - Located on the main floor, you'll love this buffet style eatery. Help yourself to an amazing array of delicious plates or watch as the chef prepares your order exactly to your taste. Breakfast - 7:00am - 11:00am Lunch - 12:00pm - 3:00pm Dinner - 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Cocktail Bar
Located in the lobby, it's a great place to relax between activities!11:00am - 11:00 pm
Zen
Pan-Asian Cuisine - la carte dining. Seat yourself at the Sushi Bar! Or, let one of our chefs show off their talent tableside. Zen offers private dining 'Tatami' style. No matter what you choose it's sure to be magical. Dinner - 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Bikini Beach Bar
Located on the Beach, this is the perfect Hot Spot to sip your favorite tropical potion. 10:00am - 7:00pm
Sound Bar
More than just premium liquors, Sounds has live music and DJs rocking the night away. 07:00pm - 02:00am & closed Sunday
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Mexican Cuisine - la carte dining. Set in a traditional Mexican dcor, the authentic and unique flavors this restaurant offers is an experience you'll want to repeat. Dinner - 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
4:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Occidental Grand Aruba All Inclusive Resort

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
390 out of 390
Amenities:
3.7
Cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
3.9
Comfort:
3.8
Location:
4.5
Value:
3.6

73% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Occidental Grand Aruba All Inclusive Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Lauren S.
Business
N/A
Apr 6, 2015

Fun trip

The hotel didn't exactly meet my expectations, but I was also warned beforehand by several hundred reviews via the internet. I have gone to an all inclusive resort in Dominican Republic and had an amazing experience from the staff to the food. The staff was not that pleasant right off of the bat, but over time you could see that there were some who were friendlier then others. I would definitely recommend this hotel to a friend, because overall it was a great experience. The pool and beach were amazing.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Occidental Grand Aruba All Inclusive Resort

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
tani
Business
Newport News
Apr 6, 2015

Girls Getaway

We were shone 9 rooms, all filled with mold and mildew including one with insects on the bathroom wall and one with dirty fingerprints and hair in the bathroom. I have the pictures to prove it. However the location, beach and pool is great. Food was generic and unmemorable. Renato, who was our waiter for breakfast made our day every morning.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Occidental Grand Aruba All Inclusive Resort

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Sarah L.
Business
Connelly Springs
Apr 6, 2015

Easter trip

March 2015. I stayed at the hotel for 3 days. $370.00 per night At check in I was charged addition $3.00 per day. Of all the restaurants in the hotel the only available for the night was buffet or Italian. I was told the others were closed. An all inclusive hotel with limited food.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Occidental Grand Aruba All Inclusive Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
ELIAS M.
Business
N/A
Mar 18, 2015

Excellent relaxation

This is my 6th time that I stayed in this Royal club at this hotel ... this should be a satisfactory answer that I love and enjoy every single minute of it

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Occidental Grand Aruba All Inclusive Resort

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
One Angry Traveler
Business
N/A
Feb 9, 2015

Stay Away

When we arrived we were told that the hotel had over booked and they made arrangements for us to stay at the Hyatt next door. The Hyatt was not all inclusive so we had to walk back and forth between hotels to utilize all inclusive from Occidental. All in all it was not a good experience and I am still fighting with Occidental from our September trip on being reimbursed for upgraded amenities we paid for and did not receive. I would not recommend this hotel to anyone.....it's a joke!!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Occidental Grand Aruba All Inclusive Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JimK
Business
N/A
Jan 27, 2015

It Truly is One Happy Island!

Upon arrival at the hotel, we were informed that they were over booked and that they would send us to another hotel for the first night, then pick us up the next day. We booked 5 months in advance. We were not the only people sent to the other hotel. Some had booked a year in advance. We did not enjoy unpacking and packing twice. This is the first time we had stayed at a hotel in Aruba in the high rise hotel district. It was nice to walk off the hotel grounds to the shopping areas across the street. This area of Aruba remains much more active than the center of town.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Occidental Grand Aruba All Inclusive Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sandra S.
Business
N/A
Jan 24, 2015

Wonderful time

The hotel was quite nice. The food was awesome. The staff could not have been better. The service was beyond compare. My only complaint was the bathroom. the paint was pealing above the shower and there was a wall about 2 feet high and 10 inches wide that you had to step over to get into the tub. The opening that you had to go through to get into the tub, due to the wall for the shower, was not very large. My husband and I are seniors and getting in and out of the tub caused a lot of concern. There were no hand rails or grab bars to aid you in getting in and out. I have several black and blue marks on my legs due to the wall.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Occidental Grand Aruba All Inclusive Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Phoenix31
Business
Canton
Jan 23, 2015

Great vacation

Stayed in the royal section.. Beyond beautiful.. Love the staff makes you feel welcome. The beach is/was amazing. Weather great.. Just remember sunscreen!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Occidental Grand Aruba All Inclusive Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Aruba lover forever
Business
Madison, Wi
Dec 1, 2014

Great Hotel in Aruba

Great Price and Amenities! Would go back again and stay here.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Check out Flying Fishbones Restaurant.

Review of Occidental Grand Aruba All Inclusive Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
RVAGuy
Business
Virginia
Nov 28, 2014

Excellent Value

We've been visiting the Occidental for the last 5 years. The accommodations are decent, the food is OK (you can't expect 5-star dining at an all-inclusive), the location is wonderful, and the price is right. Overall, no major complaints, and we keep coming back.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Visit Madame Jeanette before you leave. One of the best restaurants I've ever eaten in.

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