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Hotel Barcelo Solymar Arenas Blancas

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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
Ranked #23 of 59 hotels in Varadero
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  • Location
    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
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I went here for a vacation a couple of years ago and it was for the first time in my life when I felt like I was walking into one of those picture perfect Caribbean beaches that you only see on postcard (yet, without the additional $$$ tag attached to it) Beach area: very clean, safe, and endless - sky... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I went to Solymar Hotel this week. Terrible is to nice of a word. Manager argued with a client in main lobby (very unprofessional) when he wanted to discuss some concerns. I spoke to the client and his request was simple - "why hasn't anyone answering the front desk line for over an hour?" - Manager was upset that he... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here Sept 2012 -- During Labor day long weekend, this resort is a party resort (or at least when i went it was) situated right beside all the restaurants and clubs a few pesos for a cab anywhere. we rented scooters for the week and know the city really well so we cruised around everywhere we needed to go... More

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Nova Scotia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just got back from a week at the Barcelo Solymar (Aug 8-15) It was a fairly decent hotel. The food was really great. Im a vegetarian and there was always something to eat, however I missed not having any peanut butter after 7 days! lol Check in was a bit disorganized. It was really warm and I would have... More

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had thought seriously of not even bothering with a review, just chalking it up as a bad experience and moving on, but there are others out there that need to know what they are in for. As an adult with no high expectations of any resorts in any Country, this resort left us and our teenage boys packing within... More

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los angeles,california
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a hotel that needs some serious repairs. Paint peeling of the walls and doors, broken tiles on bathrooms etc., etc., etc.....The beach and pool are nice, the food is below average. This is a low budged hotel that in a different country will be a 3 star not 4. If you don't have great expectations and want to... More

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Mississauga, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was in Varadero in May with some friends. The property was very nice and clean. As far as entertainment, it was GREAT, Yudith, the entertainment co-ordinator, who made all the games so much fun, and involved everyone, What a great personality to have doing that the music was good a mix of everything. The front desk staff were all... More

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Yarmouth, Nova Scotia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful spot. Lots of eating places to choose from. Great young crowd! Beautiful beach, pool, lots of amenities, and close to all the hot spots downtown. Clean rooms, friendly staff, great massage staff! the lakes at the hair salon are wonderful! Mother nature was too kind. We had sunshine all week. Unfortunately, it was late for me to travel and... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just got back stayed from july 24-31 on the Arenas side in oceanview room 5347 and it was fantastic..the nightly shows were ok and the nightclubs off resort were great ..you def need to check out the cave..our room had an awesome view , our air conditioner worked great as well as the fridge..the only flaw was our shower... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First of all this was not my first time at Barcelo Solymar. I was here 2 years ago and had a great experience so I decided to revisit. I came with 4 friends and booked an oceanview room. The resort has declined astronomically in quality since my last visit. We found cockroaches in places they should never be, a lot... 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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Amenities

Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Ski-In / Ski-Out Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style
#17 On the Beach Hotel in Varadero #19 Top resorts Hotel in Varadero #21 Luxury Hotel in Varadero
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The hotel Barceló Solymar***** stands on right on the sea front of the top spot of Varadero beach, Cuba's best-known tourist destination.With a privileged setting just a few metres from the city centre, this exclusive resort, surrounded by beautiful gardens, offers a wide variety of services characterised by the excellent Barceló All-Inclusive programme.Highly recommended for families, couples and those who enjoy diving and water activities in general.Guests at the Barceló Solymar and Barceló Arenas Blancas hotels can enjoy the facilities at either hotel. ... more   less 
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