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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
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Edmonton, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed here for the last 6 days of our trip as the hotel next door shut down. Hotel Internacional. Great food, great service, awesome people. We rented out a bungalow near the beach and found it just a bit too noisy with the Disco at the beach. Other then that it was a lovely stay.

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Brandon, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were at Barceló Arenas Blancas the whole family last year and I pick the place again this year after have been to Varadero for at least 10 years by now. I am going this year with my sister from Québec and I knew when booking this hotel that she would like it . We had a great time before.... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have been in Varadero Cuba over 10 times and have tried dif Hotels but I always go back to Barcelo Arenas Blancas. You will ask why but its a no brainer staying here gives you the use of 2 Hotels (Arenas/Solymar) with everything they offer, plus the best beach. The Staff will do their utmost to make your Holiday... More 

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Ottawa
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed in the Arenas Blancas section from January 12-19: The Good: Food, beach, cerveza, coffee The Bad; Animation team seemed almost non-existent, staff friendliness was nowhere near what I have come to enjoy in Cuba, mixed drinks were awful, service in the restaurants lacking, longest and most ridiculous check in I have ever experienced, very dated property in need of... More 

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

Our family group of six arrived Thursday, Jan 8th/15. We flew with Sunwing from Ottawa. Our 6am flight was just short of 3-1/2 hours. We were sitting on the transfer bus at 1110 am. My husband bought 4 cans of ice cold buccaneer beer for $10 CAD. The short ride to the resort was full of interesting sites…countryside and ocean... More 

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Stoney Creek, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed at this hotel over New Years. We were there also in June. The buffet for new years was spectacular. They have new loungers at the pool. There were a few glitches but whatever. Overall I love this place. I get annoyed when North Americans get on the bandwagon that food in Cuba isn't very good. There was always... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I just returned from 7 delightful days at the Barceló Solymar. The food was great, I actually put on weight despite spending hours swimming and walking. The room needed up-dating but it was clean and quiet and had everything we needed - the pull out drying rack on the balcony was a great idea & got lots of use. There... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Barcelo solymar had good staff, the best house keeping. But tried hanging out with friends and family having a drink at the lobby and water dripping from the ceiling in many places, the food was ok had no hot water at times and no water/pressure time to time! Pool water was very cold to. I am forty one and didn't... More 

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Vegreville, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I can only rave about our stay at Barcelo Solymar because we had such a wonderful time while we were in Veradero. The staff here are the best, very kind, personable and helpful. While there, my husband and I feel more like family than tourists. The atmosphere is light and lively and we had a great time. Cant wait to... More 

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

Dear Sandy, 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 General... More 

Corner Brook, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Been to Cuba before, so knew what to expect somewhat. Got a fantastic deal with Air Canada Vacations, about $1,000.00 less than anywhere else, so we said what the heck. First of all Varadero was great, entertaining to walk streets and clean with lots of nice restaurants and bars. Went for weather beach and being able to get off resort... More 

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

Dear Randy, Thank you for your valuable feedback on Trip Advisor regarding your recent Stay at Barcelo Solymar Arenas Blancas. 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 standards,... 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
Hotel Style:
#18 On the Beach Hotel in Varadero
#20 Top resorts Hotel in Varadero
#22 Luxury Hotel in Varadero

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