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Occidental Arenas Blancas

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Carretera las Americas Km 3, Varadero 12345 Cuba See on map
AMENITIES
Public Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Beachfront
Pool
Non-Smoking Rooms
3 Star accommodation
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All reviews beatles bar portuguese man be treated like royalty family hotel would return to this hotel pools were clean close to downtown some tlc low expectations the italian a la carte amazing beach ala carts an excursion by cuban standards keep in mind white sand exchange rate
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Honestly, other reviews scared me, it was not as bad at all. I just recommend going for less than 6 days just to not get sick from the food. The rooms are good, they have both voltages, 110v and 220v, be careful to not burn...More

Date of stay: January 2019
1  Thank dhamisss
Response from BarceloSmAb, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Occidental Arenas BlancasResponded yesterday

Dear Dhamissss, Thank you for sharing your experience at our hotel. We are happy to know that you felt confortable with us during your stay, We sincerely regret reading that you were taken ill during your stay and lament not being informed immediately as we...More

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Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

We were not impressed with the review of the hotel, but when we arrive and spent a couple hours we noticed that the hotel is good! We were scared because it’s a family hotel so kids everywhere but it wasn’t that bad seriously. We spent...More

Date of stay: May 2018
7  Thank Karinee031290
Response from BarceloSmAb, Gerente at Occidental Arenas BlancasResponded 7 June 2018

Hello We always find it nice to read that our guests went home with great holiday memories and we are very grateful for the time and effort you spent to share your personal experience at our Occidental Arenas Blancas hotel with us and Tripadvisor readers....More

Reviewed 3 days ago

Just returned from a week vacation here and was very disappointed. We upgraded before we went only to receive a room that had broken door broken toilet and a coffee maker that didn't work . The front counter staff couldn't care less and did nothing...More

Date of stay: January 2019
1  Thank Csmickey13
Response from BarceloSmAb, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Occidental Arenas BlancasResponded 2 days ago

Dear Csmickey13, Although we sincerely regret your disappointment with your stay in our Occidental Arenas Blancas hotel, we would like to thank you for sharing your comments as it will help us to identify areas of concern and act immediately so as to enhance our...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Room dirty, water leaking from the ceiling. Food was just terrible, some things of the buffet even smelled bad. For the price of one night here you can stay a week in a private cuban home with a familiy, and eat simple but fresh food....More

Date of stay: January 2019
2  Thank MachadoPT
Response from BarceloSmAb, Gerente at Occidental Arenas BlancasResponded 6 days ago

Hola! We appreciate you reaching out on Tripadvisor to notify us of your concerns related to your recent stay at our Occidental Arenas Blancas hotel and apologize if you experienced any inconsistency in our service, we have read your review with our utmost attention and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Was very worried from other reviews but everything was fine. It's Cuba, not everything is perfect. I would like to start out saying that there are several AMAZING people working at this resort which made a huge impact on our vacation. Big Thankyou to the...More

Date of stay: January 2019
2  Thank Darcy J
Response from BarceloSmAb, Gerente at Occidental Arenas BlancasResponded 1 week ago

Hola! We first would like to thank you for choosing our Occidental Arenas Blancas for your holidays in Varader and for letting us know your concerns relating to your time in our hotel as it gives us an opportunity to look at areas which may...More

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The hotel Occidental Arenas Blancas stands right on the sea front of the top spot of Varadero beach, Cuba’s best-known tourist destination. With a privileged setting, it’s the perfect place to combine More rest and relaxation with a wide array of exciting activities. All clients staying in this hotel have the righ to equally enjoy all the facilities and services of both hotels at the Resort (except Solymar Buffet). Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Pool
Beachfront
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Air Conditioning
Airport Transportation
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Outdoor pool
Tennis Court
Wheelchair Access
Room Service
Spa
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hotel Style
On the Beach
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Hotel class
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Hotel Style
On the Beach
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Number of rooms
358
Price range
US$96 - US$224 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Formerly known as
Barcelo Arenas Blancas
Location
Caribbean > Cuba > Matanzas Province > Varadero
Hotel class
Contact Information
Hotel Style
On the Beach
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Number of rooms
358
Price range
US$96 - US$224 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Formerly known as
Barcelo Arenas Blancas
Location
Caribbean > Cuba > Matanzas Province > Varadero
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Traveller (462)
Pool & Beach (84)
Room & Suite (68)
Dining (27)
Family and Play Areas (6)
Business Centre & Event Rooms (3)
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CourtneyLO
20 January 2019|
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Response from BarceloSmAb | Property representative |
Dear Courtney, Pool is open from 10 to 19, those are the hours that the pool counts with life guard on duty. After this hours pool remains closed for the safety of our guests, but you can swim at the sea on your own risk.
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Irene_Nick9234
15 January 2019|
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Response from BarceloSmAb | Property representative |
Dear Irene, As in most hotels, we can not confirm an specifc room number upon arrival. However once you have your reservation do not hesitate to email us so we can adjust your requests. Greetings
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Irene_Nick9234
15 January 2019|
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Response from BarceloSmAb | Property representative |
Dear Irene, Arenas Blancas Hotel is a hotel with only one building just beside the beach, and of course close to all services. We are also proud to say that our location its spotted right in the main area of Varadero town... More
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"Higher floors the better view but might have less A/C"
dhamisss
2 days ago
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"Don't go there!"
disgruntledgerman
1 week ago
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"change hotel for 10 cuc a night you can go to Solymar"
896claudes
4 weeks ago
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"beach view"
escapecoral
18 Sep 2018
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