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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

been going there since 1998, went to VRA severatimes, but I always end up there. I already stayed here 12 times and would go back and again ... let me put it this way, it ain't the Ritz, but it is very clean and the staff is polite and friendly. especially when they know you, and have seen many of...

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

Dear Vicken_MR_CHURCHILL, We have no words to thank you for such a kind comment, our best is exactly all that you explain whith these review, our staff work hard every day to make the guest feeling like home, these kind of reviews make us to improve every day and motivate us to continue working. We hope to see you soon...

Collingwood, Canada
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was apprehensive to visit Cuba with just my daughter. However, we both LOVED Veradero. The resort was adequate with lots of good things and only a couple of ok things. Rooms are clean but the hotel needs updated and maintained. The staff is AMAZING...all of them. Wifi is horrible but forces you to take a break from technology! The...

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

Dear kentuckyduck, It is very rewarding for us to read how much you came to appreciate your recent visit to our resort and to see how much you have enjoyed the room offered and of course our staff (Thank your for your kind words: "We both LOVED Veradero - The staff is AMAZING...all of them"). We have taken good note...

Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

The food and the room is discausting. You will be loot by the service. It is not supost to be my problem if they don't have change . If you want to be screw up side down i sugest you that hotel. The beach is bautifull but it's the same at every other hotel so take another one. The travel...

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

Dear J9387WJmartinb, We appreciate that you took the time to write your opinion about your stay at our resort although we are sincerely saddened by the level of disappointment that you show in regards to the food we serve and the rooms. Your original reservation was made for "Hotel Palma Real". For external problems: flight delay - you moved that...

Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've been to this hotel 3-4 times already. It is definitely a hotel that is good for the younger crowd. I would not stay here if your there with your family or honeymoon etc... I had great times when I've been there!

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

Dear Amir Z, Thank you very much for the time spent writing this review about your holiday experience at Barceló Solymar Arenas Blancas Resort. We are glad to know you have had a great stay. Thank you for your kind words about our facilities and the recieved staff service, we appreciate your recommendation to come and visit our Resort. We...

Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I read other reviews and brought mattress cover and towels, however reported no AC 3 times for 3 nights we were there. Sparrow birds flying around in buffet pooING and flying all over, landing on bread table and dessert table...tables left by patrons...oh and roaches on restaurant walls and counter tops. I am on Cipro and Zofran...serious N/V/D. Read these...

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

Dear monicalillich72, Thank you for sharing your comments in Tripadvisor Community. We are very sorry to know your considerations about our hotel since our primary objective is to bring our customers the best experience in Varadero - Cuba. Sadly we haven´t satisfied your expectations but we will take note of your mention so we can grow better in our service,...

Detroit, Michigan
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We "splurged" on this hotel on the beach after 10 days in Casa Particulars in Cuba. The best part was definitely the gorgeous, clean beach with plenty of chairs, and for that it was worth it. But the food, typical of many all-inclusive resorts, was cafeteria-style, plentiful but practically inedible. However, they advertized five a la carte restaurants on the...

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

Dear Ann M, Thank you very much for taking the time to post your comments on this important website. As we can read, we didn't accomplish with your expectations and we offer you our deepest apologies for not providing you with the memorable time you were looking for. I have to tell you that your comments about our issues cleaning...

Alberta, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Nolan K. Room 2907 in Solymar bungalow. Now back home in Canada March 19. Staff friendly, hardworking and helpful. Good service.Thank you Daily, Itchi and Bruno, The entertainment provided, your energy and people skills very good. Marylin thank you for keeping my room in order. I had an awesome view of two pools and the gardens from my balcony. The...

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

Dear nkocon, Thank you for sharing your experience with Tripadvisor readers. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Barceló Solymar Arenas Blancas Resort We appreciate your comment about our rooms, staff (in particular: Daily, Itchi, Bruno and Marylin), our service and the food. We work daily to provide a high quality service that distinguishes us. We appreciate...

Montreal, Quebec
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Our room was clean, Nice view of the beach and sunset. Food was ok but when it is hot outside, Who really wants to eat really hot. Nice variety of food. Our maid was amazing and the staff was always courteous with my family. We will sure be going back to Arènes Blancas. And if you want great seafood, the...

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

Dear fitnesspro2010, Thank you very much for your review. Thank you very much for all your compliments about our Resort. Have shared all your remarks with them, it is always my pleasure telling the team how positive their right doing influences on all our customers' holiday enjoyment. You honor us again with your visit in your next stay in Varadero....

Fredericton, New Brunswick
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beds were average, the balcony was nice but I wish my room would have been made up more often. From the first day there was always sand in my bed which was uncomfortable when you shower before bed every night. The hotel was peaceful however and food was alright as well as the rest of the service. The beach was...

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

Dear 267mijam, Thank you very much for sharing your point of view with the Tripadvisor Community. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay - "I would stay here again regardless" We are very glad that you enjoy the food and our service "food was alright as well as the rest of the service ", which actually are...

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to this hotel several times. Great location ,close to downtown Varadero. Good clean beach with friendly service, no problems to get chairs. Large rooms cleaned and serviced properly.towels etc..mini fridge with beer and juices. . Plenty of food, good choices, Fine dining it is not. Disregard the hotel stars in Cuba. we feel we get good value...

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Dear antoine f, Thank you very much for this awesome review, we appreciate the time you have spent to write it. The Barcelò Solymar Arenas Blancas team is delighted reading about how much did you enjoy your stay with us. Thank you for your nice comments: "Great Vacation". We are very glad that you enjoy our location, which actually are...

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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
In your room
  • 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: €104 - €233 (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:
#21 Top resorts Hotel in Varadero
#23 Luxury Hotel in Varadero
#24 On the Beach Hotel in Varadero
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