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Hotel Barcelo Solymar Arenas Blancas

Calle 64 e/ 1ra Ave y Autopista, Varadero, Cuba (Formerly Barcelo Solymar)
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Ranked #28 of 59 Hotels in Varadero
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Me, my girlfriend and 2 friends went to the resort to enjoy what was supposed to be a great visit to Cuba, however this was not to be. Looking at the hotel we had first arrived at the BARCELO SOLYMAR which was the wrong resort, we got sent to Arenas Blancas. Arena's Blancas has to be the worst hotel, from... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We just got back from a week at the Barcelo Solymar Arenas Blancas, we stayed at the Arenas Blancas side of the resort as it was cheaper than the Solymar side and you have access to both resorts. Having booked this resort after being told it was a family resort and having read the reviews we were ready to deal... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was very please with this hotel. Great view i was in 1315 amazing quiet Solymar side . About the food i had no problems there maybe because im Caribbean and im use of rice with bean or whatever but there is food for evryone pizza name it fries etc ... The playa I have nothing to say but Wow... More 

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

Dear Stessy C, 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. No doubt we will have in mind your feedback to improve the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was terrible, because the service is bad. In Internet It is beautiful but all is liar. they don't change the sheets and towel are very small. the bar close at 11 pm, and the party hall is small and uncomfortable. In the room you don´t have nothing save, because there are robbery.

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

Dear Customer of Barceló Solymar Arenas Blancas Resort; 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... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My fiancé and I traveled to the Barcelo Solymar from June 27 to July 4th , 2015. When I first read the reviews for this resort, I was pretty terrified of what to expect when I arrived, but it is not nearly as bad as people have been making it out to be … some people you can just never... More 

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

Dear Guest of Barceló Solymar Arenas Blancas Resort; 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 and especially our wonderful beach of Varadero. We... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friends and I (all in our 20s) had a great time at this resort. We read all of the reviews on trip advisor of the bad service/ horrible food/ run down rooms and so went into it not really expecting much. We were very pleasantly surprised with everything. During check in the reception lady sent us to the wrong... More 

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

Dear Customer 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.young atmosphere for meeting people. As you stated correctly, Barceló is something special... More 

Trois-Rivieres, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have to begin by mentioning that this was our first vacation, and we went to Hotel Barcelo Arenas Blancas (not Solymar) based on our travel agent's recommendation. We heard a few tourists complain about their rooms, but we were quite happy with ours. The A/C was cold enough, and we couldn't hear the people partying outside. The only issue... More 

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

Dear Catherine, Thank you for your valuable feedback on Trip Advisor regarding your recent stay at Barcelo Solymar Arenas Blancas Resort. 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... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Baradero Solymar Arenas Blancas offers lots of activities and entertainment. It is equipped with many restaurants, offering a great variety of food. There is a direct access from the hotel to the beach. It can be a bit noisy at night.

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

Dear Seveiin, I want to express thanks for taking your time to write a review about 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. Again, thank you for your nice feedback. Have an amazing week! Juan Marqués General Manager More 

Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to this hotel in July for a bachelor party. If you are going to Varadero to eat nice food and hang out in your hotel, this is not the hotel for you. However, if you are going to Cuba and want to have a good time with your friends and venture out and do the club thing, this... More 

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

Dear John, 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. We try to create a certain ambiance followed by our brand standards while... More 

Region of Waterloo, Canada
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1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was in this resort in 2009 before Barcelo Solymar took over, it was good! I am not sure when exactly Barcelo Solymar took over but improvements are obvious! Feel sorry about people that had bad experience! On the other hand, the vacation is what you make out of it! I was there the end of June for a week... More 

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

Dear G S, 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... More 

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