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Barcelo Solymar Arenas Blancas Resort

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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We came In Late around 10 pm ,,,the first night was realy Bad ,,,the AC was not working,,,No Convertor available for Tv Channels,no Ocean View RM available that we paid for !!! Everything close except The beach Resto for Hot Dogs or Burgers Or Beer Only,,,The Next Day We Paid §§§ The Front Desk ,,,then we got a Great room...

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BarceloSmAb, Director General at Barcelo Solymar Arenas Blancas Resort, responded to this review

Dear GuyMP, I would like to thank you for having published on TripAdvisor your comments about your stay among us. We are sorry for not having been able to cover your expectations and we regret you didn’t like our hotel. We would have liked to know during your stay, the problems that led you to form a negative opinion of...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Staff are amazing!! Food was the same as every other hotel in Cuba!! I've been everywhere in cuba 20 times to be exact so I know! Will go back! Best bang for your buck! Hotel is old but that's every hotel in Cuba lol Best Staff!!! We normally stay at brand new hotels but it's the exact same thing so...

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BarceloSmAb, Director General at Barcelo Solymar Arenas Blancas Resort, responded to this review

Dear rachelrgc, Thank you very much for sharing your opinion about our hotel in Tripadvisor Community. Has been a pleasure to know you found your expectations completed at Barceló Solymar Arenas Blancas Resort. We are very glad that you enjoy our hotel - services, which actually are remarkable. We appreciate also your mention to our staff as we work every...

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed here over Thanksgiving with some Canadian friends. Great property, perfect location. Close to town, on the part of the peninsular with very wide beaches. Expansive buffets, wide selection of fresh foods. Several stations for cooked to order options. As an American suffering with factory made food, it's always great to get real food in non-corporate run countries. Ask if...

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BarceloSmAb, Director General at Barcelo Solymar Arenas Blancas Resort, responded to this review

Dear Jason W, Thank you very much for your review. Barceló Solymar Arenas Blancas Resort is indeed, a relaxing hotel. Thank you very much for your compliments on our staff and the facilities / services, have certainly passed your remarks onto them. With warmest regards, Juan Marqués General Manager

Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I planned a quick 5 day 4 night get away and we chose the Arenas Blancas based on the price as well as the prime location to walk into Calle 62 and to the Beatles Bar. We went during the 9 days of mourning that the entire country of Cuba was in due to the death of...

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BarceloSmAb, Director General at Barcelo Solymar Arenas Blancas Resort, responded to this review

Dear mich, I am writing in reference to your recent stay in our hotel, I would like to thank you for yours kind comments about our rooms, staff and services. I would like to take advantage of this opportunity to send you warm greetings and we hope to see you soon among us in your next trip to Varadero /...

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Located at the end of Varadaro strip, nice:) This was a Cuban 4star which is definitely a BIG difference from the 3 star hotels there; mainly with the food. The only food minus is they overcook most the seafood (as do most places in Cuba). Between the two exercise spots you can accomplish enough to keep fit. The use of...

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BarceloSmAb, Director General at Barcelo Solymar Arenas Blancas Resort, responded to this review

Dear DalKatt, Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experiences on your recent stay here at the Barceló Solymar Arenas Blancas Resort. We are thrilled to hear you had such a wonderful time at our property and that you enjoyed our friendliness and service. We cannot wait to have you back with us soon! Juan Marqués General...

Cayman Islands
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lunch buffet consisted mainly of pork. I don't eat pork so found it very challenging to have a decent meal. Most meals consisted of plain rice with egg or a a bit of fish. Or just plain bread, vegetables and fruits. Beans & pork; beef & pork; spaghetti & pork! I finally spoke to the chef and explained my predicament....

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BarceloSmAb, Director General at Barcelo Solymar Arenas Blancas Resort, responded to this review

Dear satisfied653, Thank you very much for sharing your comments in Tripadvisor Community. It is always welcome to receive our guest’s feedback. We are pleased to know that your relaxing vacation with us was highlighted by the courteous attention of our staff. Of course, we aprreciate your comments about our beach is 'excelent' - Lots of natural vegetation left. Our...

Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beach was beautiful, weather was great but those are really the only good points. Room was left with bed unmade, toilet paper in bathroom empty (but the house keeping staff still took the tip left!), one day the resort ran out of clean room towels all together. Most guests did not receive body towels instead were forced to use small...

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BarceloSmAb, Director General at Barcelo Solymar Arenas Blancas Resort, responded to this review

Appreciated Brettski2014, Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experiences on your recent stay here at the Barceló Solymar Arenas Blancas Resort. Our Housekeeper has a copy of yours comments, she is responsible for solving the problems that you have indicated to us. I would like to reiterate my apologies for the inconveniences, our only goal is...

Budapest, Hungary
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed in the beginning of November and were really disappointed with our stay. When we arrived long queues were standing at the reception, it was clear that more reception staff would be neaded for a Friday afternoon.The main restaurant was the worst: every time very crowded, rude waiters, uncleaned tables, empty trays. When I tried to complain at the...

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BarceloSmAb, Director General at Barcelo Solymar Arenas Blancas Resort, responded to this review

Dear Nikoletta_86, I would like to thank you for having published on TripAdvisor your comments about your stay among us. We are sorry for not having been able to cover your expectations and we regret you didn’t like our hotel. We would have liked to know during your stay, the problems that led you to form a negative opinion of...

Miami, Florida
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

There was not music... The hotel is old and in need of a big renovation... I couldn't sleep... the worst mattress ever... it was a disaster... the only good thing here is the beach... i do not recommend this hotel... PS.Barcelo no te elijo más para mis vacaciones en ningún lugar del mundo... Thanks

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BarceloSmAb, Director General at Barcelo Solymar Arenas Blancas Resort, responded to this review

Dear jorgebc, Is unfortunate to know about prep your review of our hotel through Tripadvisor community. I would like as well, express regret for vacations have not made this an unique experience, the way we like in Barceló Hotels. We are very saddened to read we were not reliable to meet your expectations vacations. We can assure you that every...

Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was my 9th year in a row staying at the Solymar. The staff is always excellent and more than friendly from the hotel lobby-reception to the bar staff, gardeners, and food service staff. They try to be as helpful as they can be and to solve any problems or concerns as quickly as possible!! The rooms are clean and...

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BarceloSmAb, Director General at Barcelo Solymar Arenas Blancas Resort, responded to this review

Dear Denise M, Thank you for sharing your experience with Tripadvisor readers. We are very pleased that you enjoyed every year in Barceló Solymar Arenas Blancas Resort. We appreciate your comment about our staff, food and we work daily to provide a high quality service that distinguishes us. We appreciate your recommendation and we welcome you back on your next...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The hotel Barceló Solymar stands right on the sea front of the top spot of Varadero beach, Cuba's best-known tourist destination. With a privileged setting just a few metres from the city centre, this exclusive resort, surrounded by beautiful gardens, offers a wide variety of services characterised by the excellent Barceló All-Inclusive program. Highly recommended for families, couples and those who enjoy diving and water activities in general. Guests at the Barceló Solymar and Barceló Arenas Blancas hotels can enjoy the facilities at either hotel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Barcelo Solymar Arenas Blancas Resort

Address: Carretera Las Americas, Km. 3, Varadero 42200, Cuba (Formerly Barcelo Solymar)
Region: Caribbean > Cuba > Matanzas Province > Varadero
Price Range: RM514 - RM1,334 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Barcelo Solymar Arenas Blancas Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 883
Also Known As:
Barcelo Hotel Solymar
Barcelo Hotel Varadero
Barcelo Solymar Cuba
Barcelo Solymar Hotel Cuba
Barcelo Solymar Beach Resort
Barcelo Solymar Varadero Cuba
Barcelo Sol y Mar
Hotel Style:
#22 Top resorts Hotel in Varadero
#24 On the Beach Hotel in Varadero
#25 Luxury Hotel in Varadero
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“Bring some extra Cash for tips,,,they Love American Money,,,”
 of 5 bubbles GuyMP, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms seem good as I heard no complaints.”
 of 5 bubbles DalKatt, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Book room to right (such as 1404). Overlooks pool and can see beaches. Construction was going on on the other side so was noisy at nights.”
 of 5 bubbles satisfied653, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
“We always stay in the bungalows at the Solymar rather than the hotel rooms...maybe not quite as nice but quieter and more private”
 of 5 bubbles , 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
“ beautiful room great matress bathroom shower could ask for anything better ...”
 of 5 bubbles 812lillianv, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
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