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Barcelo Solymar Arenas Blancas Resort

Carretera Las Americas, Km. 3, Varadero, Cuba (Formerly Barcelo Solymar)
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Lethbridge, Canada
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

First room smelled very musty. Bathroom was in need of repairs and maintenance. Mould in tub grout, badly chipped tub floor, shower head only had one position, ended up with water puddle on bathroom floor, tub taps loose and not attached to wall. Patio door did not lock. Second room somewhat better. Loud partying, singing & chanting in the lobby... More 

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Victoria, BC
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nice hotel with nice facilities and beach. The pools were clean and looked inviting. It's actually two hotels and you can use the restaurants/amenities of both. Not crowded despite being full. Nice beach although finding a chair a bit of a challenge. Staff very friendly and spoke many languages. Good variety of food in the buffet. Waaaaay better than Brisas... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just got back Monday from Barcelo Aneras Blancas and had a fantastic time! We had amazing service from the time we arrived to the time we left, shout out to Joel and Karen for making our trip extra special! The hotel was overall nice, yes there's a few mold spots here and there, but rooms were always cleaned and stocked,... More 

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I Just returned from my week stay at Barcelo Solymar and I already wish I could go back. In the past two years I visited Cuba as Mexico and Dominican but this trip was by far my favorite one ! My boyfriend and I absolutely loved it. The hotel was beautiful, the staff was very friendly and polite, the room... More 

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1 Thank Joanna S
BarceloSmAb, Director General at Barcelo Solymar Arenas Blancas Resort, responded to this review

Dear Joanna, I'm pleased to hear that you liked the location of the hotel & you referred to the outstanding service we delivered to you. We will of course share your feeling with our Welcome, Style & Food & Beverage department; a great merit for our Talents. All the Barceló Solymar Arenas Blancas Resort Family is waiting for your coming... More 

Kitchener, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I travel to Cuba every three to four months and stay at barcelo solymar arenas Blancas.... Love going there so much, staff is amazing and very friendly, the best of our stay is the entertainment staff 100% all so fun and they really make sure your stay is amazing the whole time. I definitely recommend this hotel.

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1 Thank beachlove69
BarceloSmAb, Director General at Barcelo Solymar Arenas Blancas Resort, responded to this review

We could not been more pleased to have you here for this special occasion. Your review is the best reward for our Talents; I will make sure they receive these great compliments. Whatever/Whenever at any time! We really hope to have you back with us soon on another meaningful occasion. Have a Wonderful Day, Juan Marqués General Manager More 

Regina, Canada
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had an enjoyable week at this resort. I found the food was good and there was always lots of variety. The dining room staff were friendly, courteous and provided good service. You could always go to the sister resort and have their buffet as well. I enjoyed the outdoor snack bar and lunch buffet which was close to the... More 

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5 Thank 409Betty
BarceloSmAb, Director General at Barcelo Solymar Arenas Blancas Resort, responded to this review

Dear Friend of Barceló Solymar Arenas Blancas Resort; Thank you for your recent visit with us and taking to time to share your valuable feedback. I am happy to hear you had a good stay with us and that you enjoyed our convenient location as well as the languages spoken by our Talents. As you stated correctly, Barceló is something... More 

salmon arm bc
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The resort is very well laid out, staff worked hard. Based on previous reviews we went to this resort with low expectations, we were pleasantly surprised that the food was good. We came with our own seasoning and did not need to use them at all. Food flavour was good, fish and pork very good. Lots to choose from.. Only... More 

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1 Thank sunseeker17
BarceloSmAb, Director General at Barcelo Solymar Arenas Blancas Resort, responded to this review

Dear Friend, Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experiences on your recent stay here at the Barceló Solymar Arenas Blancas Resort. We are thrilled to hear you had such a wonderful time at our property and that you enjoyed our friendliness and service. We cannot wait to have you back with us soon! Juan Marqués Director... More 

Edmonton, Canada
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

First the good: beautiful beach, water and sun. Mother nature took care of those for us. Now the bad: we booked a bungalow room and jaws dropped when we saw black mold on the ceiling, walls, and the bathroom ceiling and tub grout was full of black mold. I slipped on something brown on the floor in the bathroom, yuck!... More 

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

Dear Customer, I want to express thanks for taking your time to write a review about Barceló Solymar Arenas Blancas; but I would like as well, express regret for haven’t made this vacations an unique experience, the way we like in Barceló Hotels. Your review has been very detailed, be sure I will bring it over all the departments heads,... More 

Lantzville
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

First off, it is Cuba and if you really don't want to experience something different than home, then just stay home. The room- dated for sure, some issues with the shower spray and some resulting wet floors. The cleaning staff did a good job, making sure the fridge was restocked and new towels provided when we wanted them. There was... More 

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6 Thank Kelly S
BarceloSmAb, Director General at Barcelo Solymar Arenas Blancas Resort, responded to this review

Dear Kelly, Allow us to thank you for taking the time to write this review in which you share your experience at Barcelo Solymar Arenas Blancas with all Trip Advisor readers. We are pleased to know that your relaxing vacation with us was highlighted by the courteous attention of our staff, comfort room accommodation & amenities. We appreciate that points... More 

Etobicoke
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

MY daughters and I visited awhile ago and were shocked at how rundown our rooms was. We were moved from our first assigned room which was not what we reserved to a villa type accommodation that was a dump. This resort is Cuba at its worst. I spoke to the desk and the airline rep with no resolution. DO NOT... More 

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

Dear Customer, Thank you for your valuable feedback on Trip Advisor regarding your recent stay at Barcelo Solymar Arenas Blancas. We are very saddened to read we were not able to meet your vacations expectations. We can assure you that every constructive criticism you’ve shared with us has been taken very seriously by our team in order to keep standards,... More 

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