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4.0 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   Calle 64 e/ 1ra Ave y Autopista, Varadero, Cuba (Formerly Barcelo Solymar)
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Hotel Barcelo Solymar Arenas Blancas
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Moscow, Russia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed at this hotel in august 14. This is not acttualy a real 5*. id say its a 4* or max 3* +. the food was meh.. the room was ok . The hotel stuff is very friendly the thing you should see is the amazing beach. anyway if you come here with the right people you will have... More

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Milan Italy
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26 reviews 26 reviews
24 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After reading so many different reviews we were a little bit scared to book this hotel but we spent a great 3 weeks holidays at Arena Blancas last August. This resort is composed by 2 hotels: Arenas Blancas right next to Solymar So no matter which hotel you book, you can access to all the facilities, pools, bars, restaurants and... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My first impression at the Solymar was a storm must have come through and blown all the plastic cups and straws all over the pool area where we had to cart our luggage through to find our room. Finding the room and entering was ok but plastic walls with holes in it from something or some one thrown at it... More

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Toronto Canada
2 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our 9th time at this hotel with husband and 2 daughters but we have not been back since August 2007 and it has changed. We checked in at 12 pm and they did their best to get our rooms to us as soon as possible (thank you Yanais). We were assigned bungalows and usually when we rent a... More

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Owen Sound
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed at Arenas Blancas four times now, two before joining Barcelo Solymar and two since. It has changed in size for sure and there are many more people around, but it is still the same resort. It is nice to go back and see some familiar staff members from the front desk, the lobby bar, and Nancy, the... More

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to the Barcelo Solymar 6 times and always enjoyed it until June 2011 when it had joined forces with the Arenas Blancas next door. Too big by far! (unable to click visit time that far back and sorry I didn't post before now.) Unfortunately the hotel was full of very spirited and noisy canadian youths (sorry Canada)... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I absolutely love this resort. The staff are always friendly and quite helpful especially olkis. The food i find is quite well for Cuba and there's always something to eat. My wife and I enjoy the people and culture of Cuba very much and usually visit at least twice a year. Looking forward to our trip in two weeks.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I want two weeks solo. If you tip then you have a great service (made, restos). I was on 3rd floor Oceanview. Room was OK, I brought with me disinfecting wipes so cleaned everything before unpacking. Reception is always busy. No phone line, no Internet.. Their answer is: "this is Cuba". Anyway the Internet is with a phone line so... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great stay. Staff was great, maid was awesome and the food. Was great. Good experience in town shopping as well. Hotel offered lots to do with night entertainment and daily activities. Good for kids and adults.

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Mississauga, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at this resort from august 7-21. The first week solo and second with someone else.Going into it I knew it was the "party" resort of varadero so I wasn't expecting to much. And based on my experience I'm glad I went with this perspective in mind b/c the hotel was not up to a 4-5 star standard Granted... More

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Additional Information about Hotel Barcelo Solymar Arenas Blancas

Address: Calle 64 e/ 1ra Ave y Autopista, Varadero, Cuba (Formerly Barcelo Solymar)
Location: Caribbean > Cuba > Matanzas Province > Varadero
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Barcelo Solymar Arenas Blancas 4*
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

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