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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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  • 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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Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The hotel, the food, the overall environment was actually better then we expected. We were advised by other travelers about country's conditions, cultural differences and standards of living which affected everything else. So we did not expect the same standards as here in Canada and kept our minds open. We didn't mind to experience something different even if it wasn't... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Small and short Stay away from crappy service and and noisy ambience Hotel for young ....drunk and stupid people with no respect. Hotel is on a downward spirral.....dont waste time and money......better hotels in area

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The whole resort needs a overhaul, roaches in the buffet restaurants, dirty, they keep changing the overnight snack bars, like as if we are stupid. I got a major skin infection from God knows what, they become very fiesty and the food is garbage compared to when I was there in march. The beach is beautiful but I'm gonna try... More 

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2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

MOST of our trip was fantastic. We loved Havana and were really looking forward to a nice relaxing week at the Barceló Solymar, but were VERY disappointed. Upon arrival on Saturday May 2nd, it was like entering a Frat Party. I would say 95% of the guests were under the age of 25, and drunk. We had to wait forever... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Hello, the hotel area is nice with its pool area and proximity to beach. he service at the reception, specially from Ms Belkis, is amazing. she is really friendly and competent and helps the client in all situations. To recommend!

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

Dear wildandi23: Thank you so much for this bright shorty opinion, I can assure I will reward my colleague Belkis for this nice piece of work. Barceló Hotels offers very high levels of confort, and we take pride of our clients enjoying their vacations like yours. Have a wonderful week, and thank you again. Warm Regards Alvaro Fontenla Subdirecteur More 

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5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

1st time in this resort (Arenas Blanco) but have travelled extensively to Carribean resorts - not a good impression. Food at buffet made me sick (fruit flies on food) cross contamination (not good for people with allergies) Had to go to outside restaurants to eat. Problem with doors in room (would not open) A/C not working..advised staff many times..also computers/cell... More 

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

Dear Janlin, thank you for your detailed review. I do regret that you had been disappointed with our rooms and commodities but we do appreciate your comments. I apologize that the features in your room had not been pointed out to you on arrival and take good note for our lodgement staff. For your information we have been working on... More 

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

First thing, if you are going to stay here - stay at the arena blancas hotel, and hop over to the solymar side for some fun. The perks of staying at the arena blancas is that, it is alot cleaner, you have a greater view, and you are a walking distance to alot of discos, clubs, and bars outside the... More 

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

Dear xxi_tht: Thank you very much for taking the time to reviewing your stay at our property. I am glad your overall experience exceed your expectations. I am delighted you were able to experience our beautiful Barceló Areanas Blancas at this time of the year, and pleased to read you enjoyed our spacious and renovated rooms. We look forward to... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

my friend and I stayed at the resort in the jr. suite bungalow, the week of May 15 -22 /2015 I will share our honest opinion of our stay ..DONT TAKE IT WITH A GRAIN OF SALT!! I've read the other reviews and their opinions and they were dead on. Check in was fine, its normal to have to wait... More 

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

Dear Keenegirl: Thank you for your recent review of Barceló Solymar Arenas Blancas. We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We are, of course, saddened that your overall experience of our property felt so disappointing and we would like to apologize for the inconveniences encountered over your stay. Your feedback on your experience has been... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Summary: If you are under 30 and looking to party with a bunch of Canadians, this is the resort for you. You can get a cultural experience by doing the Havana trip and the Jeep safari excursion. A few details about me to put the review in perspective I went as part of a group of 5 brown guys (Tamil... More 

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

Dear Janac: Thank you very much for this detailed review, it was quite revealing in some aspects. It's true that during some months of the year we welcome many students and young people from many places, however this hotel has different areas where all the clients can find their preferred place. Actually the Arenas Blancas side is known for being... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The all inclusive was not the best, however the Mexican restaurant was very nice and friendly. Also bring lots of money, toilet paper, condiments with you or go to the bank machine do not exchange money at the hotel. Also the T.V. cable was not very good for the kids channels. While there you must see the dolphin show it... More 

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

Dear Jennifer: Thank you so much for dedicating your fouth review on TripAdvisor to Barceló Solymar Arenas Blancas in Varadero. I am pleased that our dedicated team has made your trip “incredible” thank to their responsiveness and efficiency. Your delightful words have been shared with them, and they wish to extend their gratitude for your acknowledgment. We look forward to... More 

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