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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
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Toronto
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had a great stay. Staff was great, maid was awesome and the food. Was great. Good experience in town shopping as well. Hotel offered lots to do with night entertainment and daily activities. Good for kids and adults.

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Mississauga, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stayed at this resort from august 7-21. The first week solo and second with someone else.Going into it I knew it was the "party" resort of varadero so I wasn't expecting to much. And based on my experience I'm glad I went with this perspective in mind b/c the hotel was not up to a 4-5 star standard Granted... More

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First hotel ever that doesn't wrist band you, locals come in and out of your hotel,people off the resort breaking in and stealing, no doctor on resort,charge you for towels however local guests take them. Had two pairs of shoes stolen at different times, once while I swam in pool. One water bottle a day in your room, 2 beers.... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Terrible Terrible Terrible do not go here,waste of money the food was cold there's thieves amongst the staff as some of my property was stolen and I know it was one of maids. Not suitable for children as there's not much to do for them and the staff are completely un helpful rooms are dated and dirty how they call... More

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Toronto, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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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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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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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