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Hotel Barcelo Solymar Arenas Blancas

Calle 64 e/ 1ra Ave y Autopista, Varadero, Cuba (Formerly Barcelo Solymar)
Hotel Barcelo Solymar Arenas Blancas
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you love pristine white sand beaches Varadero is for you, and Barcelo y Arenas are set on a patch of beaudiful Varadero land. Walking distance from the city and popular venues like Calle 62, Beattles bar, Havana night club, also countless restaurants and shops that cater to thousans of tourists that visit the peninsula. I have been to varadero... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

i do not want to complain at all as we had an awesome time in Varadero but this hotel disappointed on so many levels. we knew this was Cuba and did not expect much foodwise but it was very poor and bland, and had minimal selection; hardly any seafood or fruit, rarely chicken. a la carte restaurants were a joke... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Recently spent three nights at the Solymar side from April 12 - April 15. If you are thinking of staying here be open minded and know that it was a true 2 star hotel. Ill break it down: Property: There is no grounds crew working at this hotel, if there are I never saw them, no one maintaining the property... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

For the xxxxxx time I went back to Arenas Blancas. And once again I want to apologize for not being able to move in to the hotel: it really feels like home! !!!!! No words are necessary. If you are looking for a place where you can make friends, have fun and enjoy the perfect beach for a reasonable price:... More 

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Saint John, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My sister and I stayed at the Arenas Blancas from Apr 4-11, we upgraded to an ocean view room and were very pleased with the room. It was clean and cleaned everyday. We left the maid money for tips daily and received a thank you note and a note on the last day wishing us a good trip home. Unlike... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went to Cuba looking to know the reality of a country that has a very different way of thinking. When we got to this hotel we found that there is nothing cuban in it: typical all-inclusive hotel you can find anywhere else: big rooms, standard buffet with the same food everyday, crowded pool... The saddest thing about this place... More 

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Goderich, Ontario, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed at the Arenas Blancas. The biggest disappointment was the food. My hopes weren't too high for Veradero Cuba, but the last times we visited Holguin & Cayo Santa Maria the food was decent. They couldn't seem to cook anything right. Undercooked pasta to overcooked meat. The Ala cartes were the best & we frequented the Italian one! They... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My family and I travel to Cuba for the first time, we after reading a lot of reviews choose the Barcelo Solymar for a 7 day stay, and we left disapointed. We arrived to the José Marti International Airport in Habana, we had paid in advance for the 2 hour transport to varadero, but we could get a better deal... More 

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Newcastle, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My Wife, Son and I stayed at the Barcelo Arenas Blancas from March 6-20 and from the very start it was a nightmare. Checking in, the front desk staff were rude and abrupt and unwilling to help. We had to wait 6 hrs for our room to be ready and when it was finally ready we were totally disgusted with... More 

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Saint John, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It has been 2 years since I was at Barcelo Solymar, I found the food better, many renovations that are on going good to see, what it the best about the vacation is not only the wonderful beach, hot weather and no snow, but the fact that you are being served and taken care of by the most passionate and... More 

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