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

I am presently sitting in one of the bungalows sorely disappointed that barcelo has allowed their reputation to fall so drastically. It took 2 hours to check in amidst 50 rude locals here on vacation from Havana. None of our 3 rooms had air conditioning so it took another 2 hours to be switched to rooms that did. I am... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have stayed at both the Arenas Blancas and the Solymar hotels.and have enjoyed both, however this time at the Solymar was one of the worst experiences. This was a Sunwing 4 night package. First off, the bus waited over an hour at the airport for a passenger that had obviously gone on ahead as they did not show up.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We knew the hotel rooms are in bad condition in Cuba so we paid for the suite bungalow which is the most expensive room we can get. But to our disappointment. the room is in very bad condition. No blow dryer, no iron. Bathroom is in very bad condition. Equivalent to the a one star hotel here in Canada. The... More 

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

We got an amazing deal on the resort, around $630 for flight and 7 nights. The hotel is in nice condition and in a good area. The rooms are bigger and have flat screens. The air conditioning isn't that great but we kept our door open at night which helped. The resort is kept clean and is in nice condition.... More 

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

Negatives: We stay at the Barselo Solymar hotel part. The room wasn't so bad, but hundreds, hundreds cockroaches. During the first night, my daughter's fiance woke up because they were crawling on his face. He was in stress. Every other evening we were calling for a maid to come to spray. We didn't have good sleep any single night. Noisy,... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This review is sommewaht late in coming but nonetheless a good rreview of the Barcelo Solymar. We were three women occupying a sute and must say we received excellent service from the staff in general and in particular from Miguel Angel Mari, one of the managers. The food could use some improvement, however, one does not go to Cuba for... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Firstly this hotel has two different parts. It is good to know which one is for you as you arrive because it takes some time to walk from one part to another ~ 4-5 min with luggage. There is several pool sections and 2 buffet restaurants where most of the food is served. In addition there is also some "a... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Well lets just say I wouldst be going back there again. The room was dirty with a sheet covering a ripped up couch, that when brought to the attention of the staff their response was " you paid for a standard room and this is a standard room" the bathtub looked like it has not been cleaned in months, the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I will never stay here again for the poor service. I waited 30 minutes to get my card replaced as the card was not working in my room. The ladies at f ont desk at today's date around 830 was not helpful at all. She was rude. Don't stay as long as wish I had not stayed here. The sheet... More 

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Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best place in Varadero if you want to have a good time and be treated very well by resort staff. Don't expect 5 star amenities from it, but overall it's a great place. Highly recommended for the younger crowed.

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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 service. We cannot wait to have you back... More 

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