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4.5 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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    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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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely beach,friendly staff,nice food... Excellent value for money and great escape after overpriced Havana. Although i'm not a big fan of all inclusive holidays,we've spent lovely 5 days in Barcelo Solymar. Only thing i dindn't like it is noisy and drunk youngsters.

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Turner Valey, Alberta
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145 reviews 145 reviews
16 hotel reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I like to be fair in my reviews so this one is going to be tough. This was our first trip to Cuba. We went for a wedding so the resort was chosen for us but we decided to keep an open mind. From the first moment we arrived at Solymar it wasn't good. The check in was brutal. First... More

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Sydney, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a week at this resort March 27th.-April4th/2014, this was our third stay here and 5th at a Barcelo property in Varadero. This time we traveled there with 2 other couples and once again had a great vacation, I just love Cuba and in particular Varadero, beautiful weather, an awesome beach and the nicest people you can meet when traveling... More

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Toronto, ON
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6 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first time to Cuba and I've never been more let down than this. First impressions were extremely poor from when we arrived at the front desk for check in. It is really a shame that the people who work there really take away from one of the only things that they can fully control SERVICE. The building... More

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

I read several bad reviews before to go to this hotel, and believe me: it is really bad! Here is my review point by point: 1. Check-in: you have to wait until 4 pm, no matter your room is ready or not! So be prepared for that. They told me the room number at 11.00 am, I went upstairs and... More

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The beach is fantastic at this location. The resort is lively and fun. Nightlife is walkable. The bathrooms in the rooms (Superior Sea View rooms) are strange. The shower was a surprising site with a plastic door that fell off the track often. Food was terrible. Ideal location for a group of friends or a large family of all ages.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I should've left a review for our very first stay at this resort in Aril 2012, but I didn't. I didn't leave reviews for the subsequent stays either. I'll make up for that now with a review for latest trip there (May 2014). We always stay on the Arenas Blancas side because it's nice to be able to escape from... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in Barcelo Solymar last July. The hotel is very avarage, staff expects tipping for every single drink or service and expect you to speak Spanish. If you don't tip them or speaks their language don't expect a good service. Once I was waiting for a drink for 5 min even if there was no queue and they haven't... More

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

Dear Dominica G, Thank you very much for letting us know about your recent experience in our Hotel Barceló Solymar Arenas Blancas. Every comment you shared will be helpful for us in order to increase our standards of service. We do hope enjoy your company in the future and to offer you a warm welcome. Have a perfect week, Juan... More

Moscow, Russia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at this hotel in august 14. This is not acttualy a real 5*. id say its a 4* or max 3* +. the food was meh.. the room was ok . The hotel stuff is very friendly the thing you should see is the amazing beach. anyway if you come here with the right people you will have... More

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is the lowest standard BARCELO ALL INCLUSIVE resort I have been hosted at. It is completely understood that the Island of Cuba's economic and political situation does not help I providing adequate conditions for hotel accommodations in general, but their are certain levels that must be reached for the comfort and satisfaction of the guests. Both Solymar and Arenas... 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:4.5 star — Hotel Barcelo Solymar Arenas Blancas 4.5*
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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