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Oshawa, Ontario
Reviewed yesterday NEW

As for almost all of Cuba the food is average-nothing special. The water pressure is non existent so wash your hair well before you go and hope you don't need to during the week. The beaches are as always the most beautiful so no complaints there. Staff is friendly and helpful. The rooms are basic. Entertainment leaves a lot to...

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Windsor, Ontario
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How disappointing for us after returning to the same resort 15 years later but without our 3 children this time, and now a Barcelo , to find it so poorly maintained , in need of painting, ground maintenance & general cleaning neglected. The tiny bar cups were totally unnecessary & aggravating along with the consistent long line wait with minimal...

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Montreal, Quebec
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This hotel really need to be renovate the bathroom are very bad, 4 days without bath towels, no place to have lunch outside always Inside to eat. The beach are perfect, too many people from Arena Blancas

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Sarnia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First off, this was our 10th trip to Cuba, 5th to Varadero, so know what to expect in Cuba. Arrived Feb. 9th (Thursday). We had stayed at a Barcello in Costa Rica before, it was ok, and a friend has stayed at a few in Mexico that she liked, so we did a last minute booking, got a good deal,...

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

Dear 644fredb, Thank you for posting your comment about our hotel on Tripadvisor community. Thank you very much for all your reviews at Solymar. We are pleasure to know that your stay in our Hotel was nice, that you take a few minutes of your time for share your experience. We thank you for choosing our Hotel for your stay...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I have stayed at several resorts in Varadero over the years. We love the people and culture of Cuba!! We understand that Cuba shouldn't be compared to Jamaica, Barbados, etc. but you can't beat the price you pay for Sunshine, Beaches, and a Welcoming Atmosphere! We like to stay at Resorts that are closer to town so...

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

Dear CasaSuAl, Thank you for posting your comment about our hotel on Tripadvisor community. Thank you very much for all your compliments about our Resort. We are pleased and work hard for to have loyal customers who return year after year and this is our raison d'etre. We recognize that our staff plays a valuable role in the vacation experience...

Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ideal Location! Close to down town and have the best beach. Some of the beaches farther out the strip are not as good. Course and rock in spots. This resort is just dated and worn down over time. They try to keep it going with what ever they have at hand. Just like the old cars, duct tape and putty....

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

Dear Coconu1, We thank you for choosing our Hotel for your stay in Varadero, we are sorry that we did not meet all your expectations. It is good to know that you enjoyed our location for your walks around downtown. The same way it is good to know that you appreciate - "have the best beach". We regret that your...

Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was my first time to Cuba and it did not disappoint. We booked our Sunwing vacation at the Barcelo Arenas Blancas but when we arrived at the check in desk, the lady promptly asked us if we would like to upgrade to the Solymar next door for free! Having done our research, we knew the Solymar is better and...

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Dear Natalie M, Thank you for share your positive opinion about our Hotel whit the users of the Tripadvisor community. We are pleased to know that your stay at our Hotel was pleasant and you considering us a great hotel ("You are allowed to use both resorts"). It is good to know that our gastronomy services, our facilities and the...

Little Britain, Canada
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Resort and beach were lovely. Pool was very nice. Water was very refreshing as it was quite warm. Loved how close it was to town and shops. 5$ hop on hop off bus was very handy. 15th street market was amazing. Go see Fabian Beltran as he was amazing to us. His wife is lovely. They were so nice to...

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Dear Monicalynnisne, Thank you for posting your comment about our hotel on Tripadvisor community. We are pleased that enjoyed your stay in our hotel, thank you for kind comments: "Resort and beach were lovely. Pool was very nice. Water was very refreshing as it was quite warm. Loved how close it was to town and shops" and "Our room was...

Ontario
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed at Barcelo Solymar. The night we arrived they put us in 4th floor of hotel, our room was shabby, the balcony door didn't lock (we have young kids) and it was loud from lobby noise. We told front desk and without hesitation they moved us to an awesome Bungalow the next day. People dont visit Cuba for the...

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

Dear womanimal, Thank you for having chosen our hotel Barceló Solymar Arenas Blancas Resort for your recent stay in Varadero / Cuba. It is rewarding to read that our hotel services and facilities were of your liking, as well as our location. However we are really sorry about the shabby issue in your room at your arrival, we are pleased...

Alberta, Canada
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Arenas Blancas area of the resort. The room was comfortable and clean. The facilities could use some repairs, however this was offset by the wonderful service that we received from Osleidy, Horacio and Odel. If you want a quieter day, I recommend hanging out on the gorgeous beach or relax by the pool in between the...

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Dear Bridgette444, Thank you for having chosen our hotel Barceló Solymar Arenas Blancas Resort for your recent stay in Varadero / Cuba. Your feedback is very important to us and they are for sure the constant base of improvements. We are very happy to read you have enjoyed our hotel staff service (spetial mention Osleidy, Horacio and Odel), as well...

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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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  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Paid Internet
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  • 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: €123 - €245 (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 On the Beach Hotel in Varadero
#25 Luxury Hotel in Varadero
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“rooms around atrium are noisy. The buildings outside are probably nicer, but cost extra.”
 of 5 bubbles 644fredb, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Non smoking, bed type, Anything else will cost.”
 of 5 bubbles Coconu1, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Poolside two level units with balcony at Solymar facing the quieter pool is best if you want to avoid the loud music”
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 of 5 bubbles 462NatalieM, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We where on the 3rd floor - ground floor did not have a patio door.”
 of 5 bubbles 140darleneb, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Stay at another resort.”
 of 5 bubbles sugarbaker, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
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