A spectacular All-Inclusive resort right on the beach
 
The perfect setting for a peaceful tropical vacation
 
Located on the best fine white sand beaches in Palm Beach, only a few minutes from the capital (Oranjestad), the gorgeous “Cunucu” countryside and the international airport, this all-inclusive resort is a Caribbean oasis for relaxation and fun.
 
Swimming, scuba diving or sailing in the calm, turquoise water, basking under the sun and enjoying the pool with a cocktail in hand, or trying one’s luck at the hotel’s casino are some of the activities available at this resort.
 
The soft, Caribbean breeze combined with daytime excursions to the natural pools or to the museums in nearby towns will allow you to immerse yourself in the island’s cultural and social aspects.

Location

Beach
Queen Beatrix International Airport : 6 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 1973
Total rooms: 373

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Resort Details

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Hotel Advisories

Advisory STUDENT GROUP POLICY • 100 DOUBLE rooms IN HOUSE maximum for student groups at any given time • 25 years old and under are considered “students” for any given time • Minimum age required for check-in is 18. • A refundable deposit of $200/per person (cash or credit card) is required. Group Student bookings • Must be requested through our groups department,these groups will require a chaperon as well as the refundable deposit and all above requirements.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds. 

Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival. 

Hotel Spring Break Policy - This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment. 

Transfer Policy - A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel. 

General Information - Room taxes and service fees are included in vacation price.  Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.  Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel. 

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 9560 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great Spring Vacation at Barcelo!

    Just wrapping up a week at Barcelo and the experience was fantastic. We went with two families and both the kids and adults had a blast. The pool and beach were outstanding. The food was great and most of the staff were top-notch. I want to call out two people specifically- Daliana and Diego. Daliana took care of us each night at the lobby bar. She was incredibly attentive and super friendly. Order the pistachio drink! Diego was our guy at the pool bar and was always looking out for us when it was time for the next drink. Ask him to make his special cocktail- it won’t disappoint. Both of these staff members made our vacation. Tip them well… it’s worth it! My only constructive feedback is that it was a challenge to get clean bath towels.

    Apr 15, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Kyoto Japanese restaurant

    Omg the best night my girlfriend birthday dinner was amazing…. Nora & Jason really made it special. We sing & laugh best part we had a great time. Service was on point. The sushi rolls was great five course was a lot we definitely was full.if you come ask for them

    Apr 13, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Arubian Seafood!

    Arubian seafood was amazing! Ask for Carmen Chavez - she’s fabulous, as is the food!!! Tonight we had the ribeye, grilled chicken, fresh grilled tuna , grilled grouper with pasta. Calamari was also great! Was looking forward to seeing Edgar again - he is also a fabulous! Aruba Dushi Island!!

    Apr 12, 2024
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    The Barcelo Aruba should be closed down!

    If I could give the Barcelo Aruba a negative number, I would! This is by far one of the worst vacation and hotel experiences I have ever encountered visiting Aruba many times over the last 20 years. From the incompetence of the staff at the reception desk to the improper security workers at the pool, the fiasco of getting a beach chair just to have it taken away if you remove your towel from it for five minutes to dry yourself, and everyone in between, I have never seen a more inept group of staff in one place…and it all starts with the managers, who did nothing but say, ‘We’re sorry, we will do a full investigation.’ Whatever that means. We took their crap for three days before we actually started to complain, wanting to give the hotel and staff the benefit of the doubt and trying to make the best of it, but to no avail. It only got worse. The rooms, they were musty and without amenities. The towels, old and like sandpaper, and that is IF you could actually get one. The floors were not clean, we’d have to walk with our shoes on from the shower because the sand was never swept or vacuumed. The staff refused to give us extra towels if we asked the front desk and if they did acknowledge, it would take an hour before they showed up. During our stay, one of our toilets backed up and raw sewage came up thru the shower drain. Let’s get to eating or lack there of. I would compare the food to an all you can eat buffet from your local garbage company after they collected your neighborhood trash. We ended up eating the majority of our meals outside of the resort. The one bright spot food wise was the woman at the omelette station who smiled and was ever so pleasant as she served eggs that tasted as if they came from a half dead chicken and our server on the beach, Shaniqua, who remembered our drinks after only one day! Unfortunately, the alcohol consists of brands that I have never heard of and the taste of the drink told me exactly why. Watered down with a hint of STP motor oil. I have so much more to say, but I’m done with being reminded how bad this place actually is. My recommendation is to stay 100% away from the Barcelo Aruba. It is just awful, awful, awful. I don’t normally stay at all inclusive resorts. But last year we came to Aruba as a large group and I will say that the RIU is a million times better if you’re looking for an all inclusive which surpasses the Barcelo on all levels. This experience has lessened by view of an island that I’ve visited so many times in the past, and now thinking twice about visiting again.

    Apr 12, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Aruba the happy island

    Fernanda from Royal Restaurant is 5 🌟 great servicio .... love this restaurant. The royal service is 100% worth it if you stay at this resort!!! The lamb chops and Rock lobster 🦞 for dinner is soooo delicious 😋 Will be back soon , thank you Barcelo !!

    Apr 12, 2024