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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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    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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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This trip was our second visit to the Arenas Blancas. We liked it so much in December 2012 that we went with 4 friends. What a disapointment !!! We were always under the impression to disturb the staff either at the front desk, the bars, the restaurants. Nobody smiled of even thanks us for the tips we gave. Our friends... More

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Sutton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed in bungalow suite. Roomy but in need of renovations and updating as is most of the hotel. Solymar is definitely for younger crowd, very noisy music well into late evening. Major water problems in our area off and on for four days. Food is average for Cuba. Staff were very friendly and helpful, particularly the front desk. Would suggest... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed at the arenas Blanca side of this hotel. Very basic. Clean. Food for Cuba not bad. Nice and close to Varadero so easy to go for a walk. Beaches are amazing. This is a party hotel - so if you are looking for rowdy this is a place to go. Take a towel with you. Beach towels are a... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed Nov 13th to 20th 2014 w/ two buddies. Booked Sunwing $770.00 3 hr delay ! Did not arrive till 1:30 AM! Booked Arena Blancas, but was transferred to Solymar due to we needed three beds. Big thanks to Tatiana at front desk for the transfer! If you book Sunwing, your beach towels are in your room. Solymar is blue... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I just returned from another great vacation at Barcelo Arenas Blancas, although some of the staff was new the management treated me amazingly, special thanks to Pedro in reservation on my birthday dinner, going to Arenas Blancas is like returning home to visit family, without them asking you for money and your clothes and shoes, lol, I did not get... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I travelled to this hotel Nov 6 2014 for a week. I had looked at You Tube and read other reviews and chose November because I was sure the University, High School grads would be tucked away in school. The impression I had was the Solymar was Jersey Shore on steroids. I think it is in the season from Dec... More

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Orillia, Canada
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stay in Arenas Blancas from Nov 4 to Nov 11. It was second stay in this resort (last time we have been here in April 2013). It was little disappointment for us, it was not same. I would say service went down, but beach and pool chairs still same.... We check in late, so there was no welcoming drink... More

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Laval, Quebec, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We travel to Arenas Blanca's for 3 times and 1 time to Solymar I love Staying at Arenas resort is very close to the beach and 15 minutes waking distance to Varadero city. beautiful beach and sand . definitely i will go back to Arenas Blancas near future .it is family oriented resort and everyone appreciates the guest and make... More

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

Dear Chouchan & George, First, thank you for taken your valued to write us on this page and for having chosen Barceló Solymar Arenas Blancas. Thank you so much for let us know your positive impressions in regards to your last visit in our Barceló Solymar Arenas Blancas resort. We really appreciated your positive feedback and we are glad to... More

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friends have travelled to Barcelo 9 times, we decided to joint them 2 years ago and always to the same hotel. We can proudly say we will book again for next year. Starting from the front desk the girls there were amaizing, the lobby bar with Eduardo, the buffet and best of all the Italian restaurant, we are from... More

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

Dear María y Noel, Thank you very much for taking the time for sharing your opinion with all the Tripadvisor visitors. We are glad to confirm that you appreciate our service and some of our talents offered you a quality service. Hope to welcome you soon, in our little Cuban Paradise and offer you, once again, the most memorable and... More

Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have stayed at Barcel 5 times. The last time I was there was in August 2014. I must say this was the most disappointing trip and experience i have had. The lounge chairs at the pool and beach area need to replaced. There is not one decent chair to lie on. All the facilities have change the beach bar... More

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

Dear Nicole M, Please, accept our sincere apologies for the situations that affected you while vacationing with us. We are sorry that we could not meet your expectations. We are very concerned about the situations you reported as a regular customer,. Referring to beach service, we have reopened the bar as it was in process improvements during your vacation. There... 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*
Number of rooms: 883
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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