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Hotel Barcelo Solymar Arenas Blancas

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
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Toronto
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Economical for a family of 3, Thank you we did book a bungalow totally worth it. Best Cottage option in Varadero. I will only write about my Bungalow experience, with kids age 7-8. We loved it. Choose your flights accordingly...I would not choose Sunwing ( not enough plane to take over a delay..) We always fly with Air Canada, West... More

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We assumed we had paid for a 5 star hotel "barcelo solymar arenas blancas" but on arrival we were told there are two parts to the hotel (solymar, 5 star and Arenas blancas, 4 star) and we will be staying at the 4 star building!!!! We could use both buildings' facilities but regardless it is unacceptable to sell a room... More

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Rennes, France
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed in the Arenas Blancas part of this hotel for two weeks in June this year. We were so impressed! Room: our room was really spacious with a very comfy bed, balcony over looking the pool area, free mini bar stocked up daily, big TV and most importantly excellent air con. Room was cleaned everyday. Pool: there are three... More

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Exeter
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was one of three that stayed at this terrible hotel, I have been to Varadero 21 times over the last eight years and love the place, this is the worst place I have ever stayed, the rooms are dirty, the air conditioning was not working in two of the three rooms, the staff were not helpful at all, I... More

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Booking my trip for the 2nd time at this resort. Everything except food was perfect. But who goes there to eat when there's the beach right behind you? Nothing to complain about, hotels clean, people were nice and weather was HOTTTTT.

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Pickering, Canada
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While we have been there 3 times already we are going back for a fourth time. We love it there and can't wait to get back there this September. It is like a second home to us and we love the people we meet and the staff. The beach is nice and clean and so are the suites we stay... More

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Ontario, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

i was in Solymar for a couple of weeks in June, my boyfriend and his gang:) we enjoyed an incredible trip and we could meet some quite cool people, including the hotel's staff and specially the spaniard manager, Albero. though the place conditions are not state of the art, they've created an excepcional atmosphere; our room was in Arenas Blancas... More

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Los Angeles, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in Casa Particulares in central Varadero so we visited this hotel for "Day Pass" which was 40CUC per day from 9am to 10pm...all inclusive. Their buffet in the lobby has decent selections and pretty good. Bar at the lobby is also good. Facility is a bit shabby and most of beach loungers were sagging but who cares...the beach... More

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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel itself is quite rundown and in need of a renovation. Maybe it was just my room but the sheets on the bed looked dirty and old. I'm very picky when it comes to where I sleep so I felt a bit uneasy. The beach was absolutely amazing - bright blue water and soft sand! We spent the majority... More

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My three friends and I decided to stay at Barcelo Solymar after learning from our travel agent that it was considered a resort known for attracting a younger crowd. Considering the four of us are in our mid to late 20s we thought it was perfect for us to get away and party in Cuba. Although many all inclusive resorts... 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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