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Mount Pearl, Canada
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed at Barcelo Solymar from April 15-22 and hated it. It was my husbands first time to Cuba and he will never go again. We stayed in room 1146 and the pillows smelled & was stained,the patio doors didn't lock , the shower doors was broken & the Air Conditioning didn't work. We asked at the front desk for...

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Guelph, Canada
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We prefer Arenas Blancas.......not so crowded in buffet and lobby bar It is quieter.. We are non-smokers and it seems the hotel doesn't care about non smokers, your hotels cater to the smokers. Could not enjoy the lobby bar as it was filled with smokers........no place for non smokers. if a place was found it meant moving to another location...

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I was hesitant at the beginning prior to arrival because of the reviews I had read, however all that was needed was to come and see for myself and realize that people had different opinions, different standards and perhaps overreach. My weeklong stay during Spring Break was very much an excellent experience, I was treated very well by the staff,...

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Being a tripadvisor regular, I poured through all the reviews before choosing a hotel in Varadero. I wanted to be on a nice beach, a good pool and walking distance to town. I read all the good and bad and knew to not take all the reviews with a grain of salt. We (myself, husband and 13 yr old daughter)...

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Bronx, New York
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Roaches in the room. Broken doors. Missing locks. Missing shower door. AC not working. What a dump! We hated that we even gave this hotel a chance. The hotel made us want to leave Cuba altogether. Everything about this hotel is bad. There were so many people complaining.

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Montreal, Quebec
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

they don't respect her repetitive client and her representant no worry about you if you don't buy a tour the best area too find them is on the bar drinking a beer on a coffe cup like this nobody can't see that is a beer

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

Dear sergechagnon51, Thank you for taking time to share your feedback with us. I was extremely disappointed to find out that your stay was marred by issues with "the representant" and would like to assure you that this is not indicative of our usual standards. I would highly appreciate if you could contact me directly on diralojamiento@resortsolymar.gca.tur.cu with details of...

Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Nice resort no swim up bar but I was ok with that. I lid in the sun the whole time :) staff was friendly and resort was clean. Maids always cleaning the bathroom and the lobby and the main walkways. Gardeners always doing something. Pool entertainment was nice during the day. Night entertainment was nice but we never knew what...

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

Dear April F, Thank you for your review, we are very grateful and all of your comments have been passed onto the appropriate team. I am sorry to hear your visit to us was a little disappointing. All feedback is valuable and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your comments and feedback, something we...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

We arrived on 4/11/17. We wereplaced in a double bed, ocean view, balcony room. There were cockroachs & crumbs in the room, the balcony door was extremely hard to open & the ac was not working. Upon complaining, we were moved in another room with only 1 king bed. The balcony didn't have a handle to open/close door. Most importantly....

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

Dear Teejay N, Thank you for your review and I am so sorry on this occasion we did not live up to your expectations in our Resort. I would have welcomed the opportunity to meet with you during your stay to discuss your comments and hopefully of reached a satisfactory solution but I was unaware of your concerns. I will...

Bronx, New York
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

White powdery sand, baby blue water, extremely cordial service and great cocktails made our family time unforgettable in this place. Everybody goes above and beyond to provide you with the best possible service.

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

Dear wquintana2, Thank you for your fantastic review and positive comments regarding your experience with us. I am absolutely delighted you had a wonderful time and it sounds like you enjoyed your holiday. Your kind comments regarding the team have been passed on and are very much appreciated. See you soon at Barceló Solymar Arenas Blancas Resort. Kind regards, Juan...

North Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I chose The Barcelo Solymar Arenas Blancas Resort because it seamed to be a clean well run hotel with lots of amenities located at the edge of town. This is what I experienced; Good: - The Beach was superb - The bars were well run and there was lots of them - Morning coffee from the barista, Superb! - The...

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Dear Andrew B, Thank you for your fantastic review and positive comments regarding your experience with us. I am absolutely delighted you had a wonderful time and it sounds like you enjoyed your holiday. Your kind comments regarding the team have been passed on and are very much appreciate. I take note of your other comments and have passed them...

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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
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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: RM484 - RM968 (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:
#20 Top resorts Hotel in Varadero
#23 Luxury Hotel in Varadero
#23 On the Beach Hotel in Varadero
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“.Dont get room 1146 cause There are a lot of problems. It smells and stuff is broken,no A/C”
Cuddles74, 22 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Room needed upgrading but we know the bungalows are being renovated so all will be done soon. TV was very old. Excellent and quiet location - close to beach and pools.”
849margaretp, 22 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Make your a la carte reservations prior to arrival if possible.”
danielvN5678TL, 22 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Bungalows are nice and close to the beach”
smrbrz, 21 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Pool view.”
wquintana2, 19 Apr 2017 | Read review
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