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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I really enjoyed my stay at Barcelo Arenas Blancas the second week of January 2017. The staff were excellent and went out of their way to ensure my stay was fabulous. The hotel is showing its age and could use some renovations as there are water leaks. My room was clean and the mini bar stocked daily with water, beer,...

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

Dear Katrina S, 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/ facilities. 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 second trip to...

vernon
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Check in was quick and painless, got the ocean view that we payed for. Rooms are large but a little dated. Our AC worked really well, shower was hot. Food was a good for the most part although several people in our group got sick in the first week. Pool area was great, lots of loungers but the beach was...

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

Dear canucks4ev, In first place, we wanted to thank you for taking the time to post your review. We are very glad that you enjoy our hotel / services and location which actually are remarkable. We appreciate also your mention to our staff as we work every day to make our customers feel specially attended. I"m glad to tell you...

Russell, Canada
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

We have stayed at both places previously and went back this year to Arena Blanca as we really enjoyed it there. The staff treat you like family and it is a comfy place to be. We had to spend one night at Solymar and would not ever go back there again. Front desk staff rude and slow. Room was a...

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

Appreciated Audra P, 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 very glad that you enjoy our hotel at Arenas Blancas - services, which actually are remarkable. We appreciate also your mention to our staff as we work every day to make our...

Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

** Bring your own cup or thermos to get drinks at the bar! DON'T GO THERE IF YOU'RE A FOODIE. Pros : The bar staff was good and nice. Drinks were good, especially the mojitos! The beach is very nice and there's access to kayak and other nautical activities (if it's not too windy which wasn't our case). It's very...

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

Dear AlexandraMauG, Thank you very much for sharing your point of view with the Tripadvisor Community. Thank you for your nice comments regarding the bar staff, location and our beach. Here, in Barceló Solymar Arenas Blancas offers 2 International Buffets with Theme nights, Ranchón Playa and 5 Restaurants "A la Carta". Allow us to apologize for not being able to...

Ottawa, Ontario
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We just came back from our family trip yesterday... This resort is older but clean. The food was ok and there was alot of choice with access to two buffet restaurants and about 5 à la carte restaurants. The beach was exceptional with plenty of shade and newer beach chairs for tanning. We learned alot about Cuba by talking to...

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

Dear 248sn, First of all thank you very much for sharing your point of view with the Tripadvisor Community. We appreciate knowing that the good service it received from our staff met your expectations. We also appreciate your valoration ( 4 from 5) of our resort. We are very glad that you enjoy our food - "The food was ok...

Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Trivago (part of the Expedia group) gives the Barcelo Solymar Hotel 4 Stars and it was on that basis that we booked to stay there fro 4 nights in early January. BIG MISTAKE! This a hotel that just doesn't care: it doesn't care if you report problems as no one will attend to them and it blatantly doesn't care for...

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

Dear Ikeg256, It is really a pity to know your opinion about our hotel through the Tripadvisor community. First of all thank you also for the good observation you made of our beach, which are really remarkable given our well location. Situations like the one you describe are not common nor admitted in our installation. As for cleaning, errors and...

Mexico City, Mexico
Reviewed 1 week ago

it was the worse experience i have had in long time, this hotel looks like 2 stars, perhaps is very chip but trust me, you would regret if stay there, in my 4 days there were no clean towels, the room was not cleaned well, (sand under the beds), hair over the bed, simply disgusting, and very bad attitude from...

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

Dear Enrique1993, 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 1 week ago

I book this hotel (Barceló Solymar) for two nights but I decided to stay only one because it was a nightmare. The food, that is all inclusive, is terrible, cold and awful quality in the buffet. The best is the breakfast because of the little croissants. In the Italian Restaurant, the spaghetti at least were hot. There were birds and...

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

Dear Ileana P, In first place, we wanted to thank you for taking the time to post your review. We are so sorry for not being able to provide you with the vacation you expected to have. We are very glad with your comment - "The hotel is near to the wonderful beach, and the pool is clean and plenty...

Spruce Grove, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nobody knew anything about the hotel first person said yes wifi in the second person no it's just free in the third person said oh no you have to buy a card. When you stay at arenas hotel you have to go to solymar to book a la carte restaurant. Front reception not helpful nor very friendly grant it the...

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

Dear kelli g, 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 & Resorts. We can assure you that every constructive criticism you've shared with us has-been taken very seriously by our...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have never stayed at an all inclusive hotel before and we were pleasantly surprised! We had a wonderful time at Barceló Solymar Varadero! The best thing about Barceló Solymar is the beach. It's right on the beach and the water and the sand are beautiful. From our room, (which had a great view over the resort towards the sea),...

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Dear CuriousSophia, Thank you for posting your comment about our hotel on Tripadvisor community. We recognize that our staff plays a valuable role in the vacation experience of our guests but reviews like yours serve us to motivate us even more; allow us to confirm that our staff in Barceló Solymar Arenas Blancas Resort works hard for to give the...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • 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
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • 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: RM568 - RM1,184 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Barcelo Solymar Arenas Blancas Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 883
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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 Luxury Hotel in Varadero
#24 On the Beach Hotel in Varadero
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“Let staff know if you want a quiet room when booking. Request late checkout, for a fee, when you check in.”
 of 5 bubbles 294katrinas, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“I wouldn't go for the rooms in the main part of the hotel. There is villa-type accommodation that is newer and much better quality.”
 of 5 bubbles Ikeg256, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“no good rooms in this hotel”
 of 5 bubbles Enrique1993, 10 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Maybe higher floors have less noise and best view. Another option could be the bungalows best for families.”
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“Choose a ocean veiw”
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