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Barcelo Solymar Arenas Blancas Resort

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Great location. Good food. Delicious cappachino! Delicious fresh baked breads. Shallow pool area for kids. Clean and maintained. Short walk into town. Beach bar great. Beach beautiful as always! Friendly staff. Would return xoxo

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2Thank Aimee L
BarceloSmAb, Director General at Barcelo Solymar Arenas Blancas Resort, responded to this review

Dear Aimee L, Thank you for your recent stay and for taking the time to share your experience. We are very happy to know that you enjoyed our great ocean front location with easy access to the beach / Varadero. We are also pleased that you found your accommodations to be great, our staff friendly and accommodating and that you...

Norman, Oklahoma
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Will update this after we get there- but expectations in check. First time to Varadero, was in Cuba 20 years ago though- and we are experienced Caribbean travelers.We are bringing lots of snacks for ourselves and our Cuban hosts (as well as lots of other personal toiletries and other items)- and we've been taking salsa lessons for 6 weeks. We're...

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

Greetings Isaac O, We are confident that your stay will be the most pleasant and unforgettable. It will be a pleasure to receive you, at our Resort. Best regards, Juan Marqués General Manager

Waterloo, Canada
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This hotel is a 5 minute walk to downtown Varerdero. We chose this hotel for that reason. We took advantage of the location with evening strolls thru Varedero, horse and buggy rides and browsing flea markets, restaurants and cafes. We stayed at the Arenas Blancas. It was overall clean, and nice, nothing fancy. Our room had 2 double beds. the...

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

Dear Aleksandra J, First and foremost, thank you for choosing Barceló Solymar Arenas Blancas Resort for your recent stay! As part of the Barceló family, we strive to provide excellent customer service and ensure all our guest’s expectations are met and exceeded. In addition, we take great pride in the service we provide at our establishment and always aim to...

Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed at the Barcelo Arenas side of the resort from May 14th - 22nd. Hotel is located close to lots of restaurants and pubs and shopping areas. Food was good and lots to eat. Entertainment was also good each night. Staff at the bars Karen & and Edwardo were great, at the restaurants the staff were polite and helpful a...

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

Dear Neisha A, Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful comments and observations with us, we greatly value and appreciate your positive feedback. We were delighted to read our team was very accommodating and attentive and will certainly pass on your kind words to them. We are as well glad to note that you enjoyed our hotel...

Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were able to spend another awesome week at the Barcelo Solymar May 7th - 15th one of many times returning to this hotel. We return to the Barcelo because of the great staff and service we receive there. The managers Juan and Miguel are very personal and friendly. We want to thank Lala, Grey, Grety, Abel, Juan, Miguel, Onay,...

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

Dear Albertans28, Thank you for your recent stay with us and your valued feedback. We are glad to hear that we have won you over as one of our many happy guests. Barceló Solymar Arenas Blancas is indeed very conveniently located ( Varadero ). Our staff being the true asset of our operation. We hope to have the opportunity to...

Inuvik, Canada
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I read the negative reviews before traveling there with a grain of salt -- you can't please everyone, and some people have different expectations. I consider myself to be pretty low maintenance, and it was my 5th time to Cuba, so I knew (I thought) what to expect. While I would return to Cuba, I would not return to this...

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

Dear Mr. TravellingCandace, We are all very disappointed to read about the experience you had during your stay at Barcelò Solymar Arenas Blancas and whilst an apology we know will regrettably not alter the outcome of your experience on this occasion, we do extend it with all sincerity. Our customers’ comments are very important to us as only through their...

Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

I had an amazing time here! I went with three of my girlfriends and we met so many people! This is an ideal place for young people, who want to make friends, relax on the beach (which was absolutely stunning) and enjoy excursions with minimal planning. Nexus tours offered a variety of excursions at reasonable prices. The catamaran tour was...

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

Dear jaymarsh96, Thank you so much for being a guest with us at Hotel Barceló Solymar Arenas Blancas Resort and posting a five bubble review here on TripAdvisor. I'm so glad to read that our team was friendly and helpful during your visit after your long flight from Victoria - Canadá. We are thrilled to read that our team was...

Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Good location, food no good. All inclusive is a waste of money. We need to go out to buy food in differences restaurants. At end is very very expensive. Drinks were rubbish too. All inclusive isn't worthing for the money you paid. Food very little and no choice. I won't recommend all inclusive hotel. Paid hotel and find your select...

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

Dear olgabP1091ZQ, Thank you for taking the time to post a review of our hotel resort from a recent stay with us. We are thrilled to read that our location was perfect. In addition, we really appreciate your mention of our value. We believe we offer a excellent value for a visit to our world class destination, Varadero. Thank you...

Reviewed 1 week ago

Arenas Blancas was a great place to be and all the staff try very hard to make your stay a pleasant one. Be prepared for bland food, no spicing and overcooked meat dishes. Very salty in taste. Maid service is good but not as good as it could be. Bottom bed sheet not changed during my 4 week stay. Music...

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

Dear robertbV4693JI, Happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Barceló Solymar Arenas Blancas Resort and more importantly the staff looked after you during your stay. I was disappointed to hear about the punctual issue that you have encountered in the room 4115 with the bottom bed sheet and I would like to assure you that I am personally...

Little Bras d'Or, Nova Scotia
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second visit to varadero & the Barcelo Solymar and we couldn't be happier!! This hotel is great!! Service, food, rooms, pools, beach, staff.. Everything is amazing!! We will deffinately be returning again. And since we were returning guest we received a special dinner & a gift in our room ! Highly recommend this property!

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Dear grahama280, Thank you choosing the Barceló Solymar Arenas Blancas Resort during your recent visit to Varadero and may I also take this opportunity to thank you for your loyalty. I am pleased to read that the hotel and our location met your expectations for your purpose of visit and that the staff looked after you. I do hope we...

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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
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  • 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: €86 - €204 (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 On the Beach Hotel in Varadero
#23 Luxury Hotel in Varadero
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